The National Cycle Network Route Two between Southampton and Hamble-le-Rice is now open

Eastleigh Mayor Malcolm Cross opens the National Cycle Network route

Eastleigh Mayor Malcolm Cross opens the National Cycle Network route

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

THE final jigsaw piece in a £150,000 cycle network connecting two Hampshire communities is open.

Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Malcolm Cross has opened the final part of the National Cycle Network Route Two between Southampton and Hamble-le Rice.

The £55,000 section of cycle path at Lovers Lane is the fourth stage of the local link between Abbey Hill and Hamble Lane, but is also part of the overall National Cycle Network.

A cycle route now runs along Weston Shore to the west of the borough and Warsash to the east of the borough and links to the Dani King Cycle Way that runs along Hamble Lane.

The scheme forms part of the National Cycle Network route that will run along the entire south coast of England from Cornwall to Kent.

This section was funded by Hampshire County Council through the use of developers contributions accrued through developments in the peninsula over the last five five years.

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4:35pm Mon 21 Apr 14

For pity sake says...

It still won't keep the bl**dy lycra brigade off the roads.
It still won't keep the bl**dy lycra brigade off the roads. For pity sake
  • Score: -3

5:51pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Forest Resident says...

For pity sake wrote:
It still won't keep the bl**dy lycra brigade off the roads.
You are correct that it will not restrict cyclists (lawful road vehicles) right to use the roads, the law clearly prescribes that cyclists are free to decide for themselves whether to use such paths or not, the only guidance jointly issued by Police/DfT states cyclists travelling +15mph should always use the road, irrespective of the presence of a cycle path.
[quote][p][bold]For pity sake[/bold] wrote: It still won't keep the bl**dy lycra brigade off the roads.[/p][/quote]You are correct that it will not restrict cyclists (lawful road vehicles) right to use the roads, the law clearly prescribes that cyclists are free to decide for themselves whether to use such paths or not, the only guidance jointly issued by Police/DfT states cyclists travelling +15mph should always use the road, irrespective of the presence of a cycle path. Forest Resident
  • Score: 3

7:55pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Forest Resident wrote:
For pity sake wrote:
It still won't keep the bl**dy lycra brigade off the roads.
You are correct that it will not restrict cyclists (lawful road vehicles) right to use the roads, the law clearly prescribes that cyclists are free to decide for themselves whether to use such paths or not, the only guidance jointly issued by Police/DfT states cyclists travelling +15mph should always use the road, irrespective of the presence of a cycle path.
Might just encourage a few of them off undesignated pavements(unlawful) though.
[quote][p][bold]Forest Resident[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]For pity sake[/bold] wrote: It still won't keep the bl**dy lycra brigade off the roads.[/p][/quote]You are correct that it will not restrict cyclists (lawful road vehicles) right to use the roads, the law clearly prescribes that cyclists are free to decide for themselves whether to use such paths or not, the only guidance jointly issued by Police/DfT states cyclists travelling +15mph should always use the road, irrespective of the presence of a cycle path.[/p][/quote]Might just encourage a few of them off undesignated pavements(unlawful) though. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

8:58am Tue 22 Apr 14

camerajuan says...

For pity sake wrote:
It still won't keep the bl**dy lycra brigade off the roads.
Why should it? They cause less accidents than the overweight patrol.
[quote][p][bold]For pity sake[/bold] wrote: It still won't keep the bl**dy lycra brigade off the roads.[/p][/quote]Why should it? They cause less accidents than the overweight patrol. camerajuan
  • Score: 1

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