The ongoing saga relating to access restrictions on cycle paths, specifically Nuneaton’s Weddington Walk (part of National Cycle Network Route 52) continues following receipt of a response to my questions, this time from a Council director. The contents of that reply are copied below. I was a little disappointed that the email was headed ‘Draft’ in the subject, almost like it wasn’t ready to be sent out or hadn’t been checked, but since I have it, I’m taking it as the Council’s official response. Continue reading
Yesterday, I receive my long-awaited reply to last month’s follow up request for information relating to the use of K-frame barriers, specifically on Weddington Walk. The full allowance of twenty working days was used to provide me with the responses of either ‘we do not hold that information’ or ‘this is not a request for information.’ Continue reading
In my last post on 24 July, I spoke about the obstructions present along NCN52, specifically in the form of K-Frame barriers on a section known locally as Weddington Walk. Having not received a satisfactory response from my general enquiry to Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, I sent a message with a list of questions asked under the Freedom of Information Act. They responded yesterday, as follows: Continue reading
An 8x speed-run of a recent cycle ride from Bedworth, to Coventry Canal Basin, to Bulkington.
This ride starts on the National Cycle Network route 52, which quickly fizzles out. It’s predominantly urban, but does visit the Coventry Canal, and ends after a stretch on the rural B4109 out of the city to Bulkington.
It has been six weeks since I bought my bike, and I’ve been clocking up the miles since then. It may not be a lot to many seasoned cyclists, but for me, the 170 mile figure I’m currently at (give or take a few) is something to be pleased with.
Rather too early on, on 1 June, after having the bike a little more than a week, I decided it would be a good idea to attempt the run from Nuneaton to Coventry and back – a round trip of what worked out as about 24 miles. Today, I decided to repeat the run, as a point of comparison, to decide whether I’m noticing any early improvements.
A 10.9km (6.8mi) ride along the Coventry Canal, starting from Lock 5, Atherstone, and ending at Bridge 20, Bull Ring, Nuneaton. Continue reading
This 4.4 mile (one way) route features predominantly roads and a canal gravel path.
- Start at Riversley Park, Nuneaton.
- Cycle through the park, towards the railway line.
- Walk through the tunnel, leaving Riversley Park.
- Pass Pingles Sports Centre and Stadium on your right.
- Take the road leaving the car park. Head straight on at the traffic lights, crossing Avenue Road.
- Leave the road and join the path into the common.
- Immediately take the right turn into Dunns Close.
- At the end of Dunns Close, turn left onto Caldwell Road.
- Immediately take the right turn onto Triton Road (a short hill).
- At the end of Triton Road, go through the barrier to the Coventry Canal (NCR52) and turn left towards Bedworth and Coventry.
- Continue along the canal to Marston Junction.
- Leave the canal here and take a right turn onto Marston Lane, over the humped bridge (take care on the bridge due to poor visibility to the other side.)
- Continue along Marston Lane (a bit of a hill here), crossing one mini-roundabout, to the end of the road.
- Turn left at the end, joining Leicester Road.
- Continue a short way down Leicester Road to a roundabout. Take the first exit on to Rye Piece Ringway.
- Continue down Rye Piece Ringway (a nice descent followed by a bit of a climb) to a roundabout. Cross the roundabout, second exit.
- Take the first left after the roundabout.
- Continue ahead, into the park where this route ends.
Note: There are restrictions on cycling within the Miners’ Welfare Park itself.