Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Dry sense of humour an advantage

(Above) The approach to the cycle lane at the end of South Access Road E17, a signed route to Hackney. This leads on eventually to the A104.

(Below) The off-road cycle lane on Lea Bridge Road (A104) where it crosses Lammas Road E9. Here you require the neck-twisting skills of the girl in The Exorcist, to check for traffic approaching from behind which may be turning left (motor traffic going into a minor side road obviously has priority over a major cycling route), approaching traffic on the A104 which may be turning into Lammas Road, and drivers who may be emerging on to the A104 from Lammas Road. For some reason, many cyclists ignore this magnificent cycling facility, preferring to ride in the road, which gives them priority at junctions such as this.