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Cycling in Newquay

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Road crossing on the Coast-to-Coast Trail (on the former Portreath Tramroad).

Signage of Cornwall's Coast-to-Coast Trail (on the Portreath Tramroad, Cornwall's first railway).

Doubtless the most distinguished cycle parking in Cornwall

Surely the bike stands shouldn't be right in front of the bin?

Cornwall's very own Coast-to-Coast trail, leaving Portreath

The Portreath Incline - a possible (but very steep) cycle route.

Mineral Tramways trail from Portreath crossing into Tehidy Country Park

Mineral Tramways project trail on former railway from Portreath to Tehidy Country Park.

Mineral Tramways project trail to Portreath under development

Footpath (but quite cycleable) into Tehidy Country Park

Northern entry to Tehidy Country Park cycle network (there's another entry to the west, signed 'access to offices only' or similar, which would make a useful through route).

NCN route 3 continuing east by the old A30.

NCN route 3 at the rear of Copperhouse Co-op store.

Cycling parking close to NCN route 3 at Copperhouse Coop store.

National Cycle Network route 3 crossing the east end of Copperhouse Pool.

Bikeshop on National Cycle Network route 3 in Hayle.

No, you don't have to pay to park that bike!

Cycle short-cut on north side of Hayle viaduct.

Why should eastbound cyclists on NCN route 3 have to tackle the rather tight roundabout when there's a perfectly useable route on the near side of Hayle viaduct?

NCN route 3 turns off the former railway along the north side of Copperhouse Pool.

NCN route 3 leaves Hayle on a former rail bridge across Copperhouse Pool.

Easy to miss - NCN route 3 changes to the other side of the old A30 entering Hayle.

Offroad section of NCN route 3 leaving Hayle towards Hayle Estuary RSPB reserve.

Offroad section of NCN route 3 entering Hayle (Sustrans milepost 8 and Criman War mortar to the right).

NCN route 3 - by Hayle Estuary RSPB reserve, the start of the section parallel to the old A30 into Hayle.

Just a couple of miles south of the busy A30, National Cycle Route 3 offers far more enjoyable cycling (and great signposts).

Cycle lanes on the busy A30 - not particularly pleasant cycling. But (see #15097)....

Cycle parking (and helpful sign) at St Erth station

'Motorcycles only' - who are they kidding? and who crashed into the stands? (Porthtowan)

parking at Godrevy Point (National Trust)

Cycle indicator to show where people with bikes should wait on the platform.

Cycle parking at St Austell railway station.

Cycle parking at the Eden Project. Not being used probably because it is pointlessly far away from the entrance.

Bicycle amongst a plantation, at the Eden Project

To the left, one of the few lanes in Penzance with a sign specifically banning cycling; ahead, cycling is presumably allowed, although there's a slalom which you'd have to push through.

New Town Lane leading to crossing of Penzance's main road, Market Jew St (jew as in jeudi, ie Thursday Market St) - and St Piran's day dance.

Cycle, bus and taxi contraflow on Penzance's main road, Market Jew St (jew as in jeudi, ie Thursday Market St)

Minimal cycle parking at the top of Causewayhead, Penzance's main pedestrian street (oh, and the start of the St Piran's Day dance)

Pointless signage (to a zebra crossing).

Princess May Recreation Ground, Penzance - various things are banned but not, it seems, cycling. This is opposite Humphrey Davy school, so an important route for children.

pedestrian links to Coombe Lane cycle track, Penzance (staggered crossing)

Coombe Lane, Penzance - an excellent cycle route, despite lack of signage.

Dead end? not for cyclists (and pedestrians).

Coombe Lane, Penzance - signed as a dead-end (see #12910).

Car parking is preferred to putting in the obvious cycle link under the A30 bridge.

It should be possible to put National Cycle Network route 3 on to Penzance promenade, but the seaweed would have to be cleared regularly!

Surprisingly, the National Cycle Network route 3 follows the road rather than the promenade west from Penzance.

Probably not a cycle route - but Penzance has very few specific signs.

No cycling in Penlee Park, Penzance (right) so it's presumably allowed on the track to the left.

cycle parking in Penzance station

Marazion - start of seafront section of National Cycle Network route 3. Extending this eastwards into Marazion was proving controversial in early 2012, with local politicians threatening to resign over the right to park on double yellow lin ... [more]

National Cycle Network route 3, Marazion Marshes - view to St Michael's Mount

National Cycle Network route 3 link to New Dairy Lane, Marazion.

National Cycle Network route 3 link to New Dairy Lane, Marazion.

National Cycle Network route 3, parallel to the A394 but not connected - a slip lane for cyclists from Helston would be welcome.

Helston, Cornwall - start of cycle track to Culdrose naval airbase (HMS Seahawk).

Culdrose naval airbase (HMS Seahawk) - cycle track to Helston.

Culdrose naval airbase (HMS Seahawk) main gate - start of cycle track to Helston.

Culdrose naval airbase (HMS Seahawk) - start of path along A3083 (pedestrian only as far as the main gate).

Bodmin Parkway station - Sustrans milepost and new sign showing position for loading cycles on High Speed Trains

Bodmin Parkway station - start of National Cycle Route link through Lanhydrock estate (National Trust).

Lanhydrock estate (National Trust) - asphalt track to Bodmin Parkway station

National Cycle Network route 3 through Lanhydrock estate (National Trust) - 'cyclists dismount' to cross a quiet road. The sign which is very faded reads: W A R N I N G ROAD JUNCTION AHEAD CYCLISTS PLEASE DISMOUNT CROSS THE ROAD WIT ... [more]

start of off-road section of National Cycle Network route 3 through Lanhydrock estate (National Trust)

National Cycle Network route 3 entering Lanhydrock estate (National Trust)

The Saints Way, from Lostwithiel to Golant youth hostel - there is asphalt beneath the muck!

Penzance - lots of nice cut-throughs for bikes.

National Cycle Network east from Penzance - the asphalt surface doesn't last long.

National Cycle Network past Penzance station

Penzance - Dumping rubbish prohibited - but presumably bikes are allowed to squeeze through.

(approximate location) Mineral Tramway Trail, South Wheal Frances

(approximate location) gate on Mineral Tramways Trail, South Wheal Frances, Cornwall

Sustrans signing, but a No Entry sign without exemption for bikes - Penzance

Hillhead and Stepaside

Location may not be exact, but it was somewhere near here. A nice example of 'Hybrid Provision' - near segregation of bikes, pedestrians and cars, though sadly it didn't last for long. At road junctions this cycle lane does have the same ... [more]

Terry Clark and David Hembrow before starting a ride from Lands End to John o'Groats in July 2006. There is a website describing the entire journey here:

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