Monday 11 October 2010

Challenging cycling environments

The Grumpy Cyclist has been out on National Cycle Network Route One, a glorious piece of infrastructure previously celebrated on this blog here.

Our grumpy cyclist reports:

On the Sustrans website, this diversion is noted with a little exclamation mark and the text "Cycling diversion onto grass". Now that isn't really true is it? A more accurate description would be "Cycling diversion onto terrain that bears some resemblance to a WW1 battlefield".

Cheer up, Mr Grumpy! For a more relaxing ride I recommend the Walthamstow-Chingford ‘quiet route’ where the quality of the infrastructure is, well... what you’d expect from Waltham Forest council.