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REPORT: We were blessed with dry weather and sunshine for a guided tour of the Campaign’s proposals for an Inner Loop segregated cycleway and a route from Brislington down Bath Road into town. Gavin explained a lot of the details and issues that would need to be resolved and there was some good discussion of how they could be resolved and what alternative there might be. We all learnt a lot and look forward to doing further work to audit and specify these routes. Poor old Chris got a flat tyre part way round but managed to fix it and buy a spare tube for next time. The map of our route should be displayed above.

Terry and I then went for a look at Clarence Road where work should be starting on the “Dutch-style” cycle way. Unfortunately the riverside wall is collapsing andit looks like this will be impacting the works. We then went on for a look at the Museum area, where cyclists are now routed around the back of the M-shed and the developers have laid a new cycleway that should eventually link straight through to the Cumberland Road underbridge without having to cross any rails. In turn this is planned to link directly to the proposed Cycling Ambition Fund to link to Camden Road across the River Avon on a new bridge.

START: 10:00am Arnolfini

FOOD STOPS: Coffee and cakes at Temple Meads

GRADE: Easy

LENGTH: 10 miles

FINISH: 1pm

SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS? Yes

LEADER: Martin McDonnell (BCyC) ride leader; Guide Gavin Smith

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