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When Google Streetview tells you a whole lot about the state of cycling in Britain. https://t.co/g0KIWRT76y Google Street View link: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.4274705,-2.183054,3a,75y,346.5h,83.94t/data=!3m9!1e1!3m7!1sqxFqDP_SRY ... [more]

After crossing Salisbury Plain, a cyclist on ncr 254 takes a short detour to see Wilton Windmill before resuming a trip to Bedwyn. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilton_Windmill

Big tractor with very intimidating looking contraption on the front on the road through Laverstock village. Driver is a long way back and their view must surely be quite obscured by that device. This in an area where there are advisory cycl ... [more]

Laverstock village where there are advisory cycle lanes on either side of the road.

Laverstock village where there are advisory cycle lanes on either side of the road.

Laverstock village where there are advisory cycle lanes on either side of the road.

Laverstock village where there are advisory cycle lanes on either side of the road.

Laverstock village where there are advisory cycle lanes on either side of the road.

Laverstock village where there are advisory cycle lanes on either side of the road.

Cycle route between Laverstock village and Salisbury.

Cycle route between Laverstock village and Salisbury.

Cycle route between Laverstock village and Salisbury.

Cycle route between Laverstock village and Salisbury.

Cycle route between Laverstock village and Salisbury.

Cycle route between Laverstock village and Salisbury.

Cycle route between Laverstock village and Salisbury.

Cycle route between Laverstock and northern Salisbury.

Cycle route between Laverstock and northern Salisbury.

Cycle route between Laverstock and northern Salisbury. This is a pedestrian crossing not a toucan.

Cycle route between Laverstock and northern Salisbury. Path to pedestrian crossing is ahead on the left.

Cycle route between Laverstock and northern Salisbury.

Cycle route between Laverstock and northern Salisbury. People don't believe me when I tell them this raised surface is a printed blockwork pattern.

Cycle route between Laverstock and northern Salisbury. People don't believe me when I tell them this raised surface is a printed blockwork pattern.

Bishopdown Road in northern Salisbury.

Bishopdown Road in northern Salisbury.

Bishopdown Road with cycle track on left to Old Sarum.

Bishopdown Road, northern Salisbury.

Bishopdown and Linkway Open Space panel.

Track towards Old Sarum.

Track towards Old Sarum.

Track towards Old Sarum.

Track towards Old Sarum.

Track towards Old Sarum.

Track towards Salisbury from Old Sarum.

Track towards Old Sarum.

Track towards Salisbury from Old Sarum.

Track towards Old Sarum.

Track towards Salisbury from Old Sarum is narrow in some places.

Track towards Old Sarum.

Track towards Old Sarum.

Generous chicane where cycleway meets road.

Cycleway to Laverstock on the left.

De facto passing place on narrow country road, which is on the National Byway.

Busy road crossing near Old Sarum.

Gated access to NCN(45) and National Byway at Old Sarum.

Gated access for NCN(45) and you're asked to dismount on this section for 150 metres.

Entrance to Old Sarum.

Main road into Salisbury from Old Sarum.

This restricted byway starts well here but soon becomes the most overgrown and difficult track that I've experienced that is marked as National Cycle Network.

This restricted byway is the most overgrown and difficult track that I've experienced that is marked as National Cycle Network. I rode mostly in a rut with at times stinging nettles at least as high as my handlebars.

This restricted byway is the most overgrown and difficult track that I've experienced that is marked as National Cycle Network. I rode mostly in a rut with at times stinging nettles at least as high as my handlebars.

This restricted byway is the most overgrown and difficult track that I've experienced that is marked as National Cycle Network. I rode mostly in a rut with at times stinging nettles at least as high as my handlebars.

This restricted byway is the most overgrown and difficult track that I've experienced that is marked as National Cycle Network. I rode mostly in a rut with at times stinging nettles at least as high as my handlebars.

This restricted byway is the most overgrown and difficult track that I've experienced that is marked as National Cycle Network. I rode mostly in a rut with at times stinging nettles at least as high as my handlebars.

View of Old Sarum from just off Portway, NCN(45).

It was a surprise to see this momument to William Pitt on the track near Old Sarum.

This restricted byway is the most overgrown and difficult track that I've experienced that is marked as National Cycle Network. I rode mostly in a rut with at times stinging nettles at least as high as my handlebars.

This restricted byway is the most overgrown and difficult track that I've experienced that is marked as National Cycle Network. I rode mostly in a rut with at times stinging nettles at least as high as my handlebars.

Old Stratford Road on the edge of Salisbury.

The Portway leading to restricted byway that is the most overgrown and difficult track that I've experienced that is marked as National Cycle Network.

Stratford Road on the edge of Salisbury.

Cycleway towards Salisbury.

NCN45 Salisbury

NCN45 Salisbury

NCN45 Salisbury

NCN45 Salisbury

NCN45 Salisbury

NCN45 Salisbury

NCN45 Salisbury

NCN45 Salisbury

NCN45 Salisbury

NCN45 Salisbury

NCN45 Salisbury

NCN45 Salisbury

NCN45 Salisbury

NCN45 Salisbury

Sharing with pedestrians on NCN45 Salisbury.

NCN45 Salisbury

NCN45 Salisbury

NCN45 Salisbury

NCN45 Salisbury

Path off NCN45 Salisbury.

NCN45 Salisbury with sign asking: Cyclists give way to pedestrians at all times

NCN45 Salisbury

NCN45 Salisbury

NCN45 Salisbury

NCN45 Salisbury

NCN45 Salisbury

Salisbury NCN45 signs warning of oncoming traffic, the reverse indicates the cycling contraflow.

Salisbury NCN45 cycling contraflow lane.

Salisbury NCN45 cycling contraflow.

Cycle parking at Salisbury Playhouse.

Sign reads: ACCESS ROAD ONLY NO PARKING Not for 5 minutes Not for 2 minutes Not at all

Cycle parking for the Bell Tower cafe by Salsibury Cathedral. Unusually low stands.

Pennyfarthing Street

Water Lane - behind the camera there are big no cycling signs #93437.

Salisbury

Road between Salisbury and Stonehenge from the back seat of the upper deck of the tourbus.

Some cycleways on this new development, but the road they join is very hostile for cycling.

Road between Salisbury and Stonehenge from the back seat of the upper deck of the tourbus.

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