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Cycle route through road closure

Cycle link through road closure

The cycle route veers away from the A390 here to a parallel road

Shared-use cycleway into Truro by the A390

Shared-use footway with 'contraflow' cyclist towards the Royal Cornwall Hospital

Choice of shared-use footway (mostly used by cyclists towards the camera/hospital) and bus lane towards Truro

Road signed as a pedestrian entrance to the Royal Cornwall Hospital, and shared-use footway into Truro

Shared-use by the A390 and stub of former road to the left - no use to cyclists now.

End of shared-use section of footway entering the Royal Cornwall Hospital

The only cycle parking I saw at the Royal Cornwall Hospital - and it's useless!

Acres of car parking at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, and no sign of any cycle parking. Why does the NHS find this so diificult?

There is NO proper cycle parking anywhere near the main entry to the Royal Cornwall Hospital. Why does the NHS find this so diificult?

There is NO proper cycle parking anywhere near the main entry to the Royal Cornwall Hospital. Why does the NHS find this so diificult?

Boscawen Street, part of the NCN looking towards City Hall and the war memorial.

A clear end to the new shared-use path

Cyclists are encouraged to leave the carriageway here and use the new island to reach the new shared-use path to the right.

The shared-use path leaves the A390 here and runs along a parallel residential road.

Shared-use path through bus-stop, Truro

Shared-use path and crossing, Truro

Shared-use path past Pizza Hut & McDonald's, Truro

Crossing of new shared-use path to bus/cycle lane at Langarth Park P&R, Truro

Sign to a couple of Sheffield stands by Mevagissey harbour

Mevagissey harbour, where driving is allowed but cycling is not - though that surely wouldn't stand up in a court of law.

Start of foot/cycle route from the centre of Mevagissey to the north

Somehow cars do get squeezed in to the back streets of Mevagissey

The bottom of the foot/cycle route down to Mevagissey harbour from the north.

The bottom of Ciff St, supposedly a dead end and unsuitable for motor vehicles - in fact a quiet route for cycles (with good brakes) into Mevagissey from the north. Probably best to dismount here and go either left or right.

Supposedly a dead end and unsuitable for motor vehicles - in fact a quiet route for cycles (with good brakes) into Mevagissey from the north - keep left here.

Supposedly a dead end and unsuitable for motor vehicles - in fact a quiet route for cycles (with good brakes) into Mevagissey from the north.

Supposedly a dead end and unsuitable for motor vehicles - in fact a quiet route for cycles (with good brakes) into Mevagissey from the north.

Alternative route just above the main A3074 into St Ives - it would be nice if (one day) cyclists could use this in both directions.

One-way, no motor vehicles except for access - it would be nice if contraflow cycling could be permitted here.

Skidden Hill (ie skidding...) - now one-way, but it would be nice if cyclists could go down this way to central St Ives.

Byway past Wheal Owles (the 'Poldark' mine, with a bit of help from CGI)

Route sign on the byway between the National Trust's Levant and Botallack mines

Start of paved bridleway down to Porthgwarra

Bridleway to Porthcurno beach

A German mountain biker went over a cliff near here and died last year - you really shouldn't be cycling on the Cornish Coastal Footpath.

Staff cycle parking (mainly) at Land's End, cluttered up with motor bikes

Riders on a van-supported Land's End-John O'Groats ride posing for a photo (a couple of hundred metres from the actual end of the land).

New sign at the start of NCN route 3 (The Cornish Way) - 'The National Cycle Network starts and finishes here!'

There's a Pushchair Park on St Michael's Mount but no cycle parking

There's a Pushchair Park on St Michael's Mount but no cycle parking

No cycling from St Michael's Mount to the mainland for the next few hours, and no bikes on the boats.

At last the roadworks (with Cyclists Dismount and go somewhere unspecified signs) on the A30 have finished and there's a new rail/bus interchange - cyclists are told to dismount to cross to the station, and there's no indication at all that ... [more]

At last the roadworks (with Cyclists Dismount and go somewhere unspecified signs) on the A30 have finished and there's a new rail/bus interchange and remarkably good signage (in this direction only) for NCN route 3.

They've fixed the bent cycle stand at the Minack Theatre!

Traffic-free bridge, Mawgan Porth

A new sign (in the distance) marking out Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant - but no real cycle parking.

No Cycling on the footpath across St Enodoc Golf Club

Very small No Cycling sign on the National Trust's Trevose Head property - but you'd be unlikely to get this far with a bike anyway.

Short dead-end section of bridleway on the Cornish coast

Short dead-end section of bridleway on the Cornish coast

Under-used cycle parking at Sainsbury's, Helston

Alternative to the A394 roundabout and a couple of hundred metres of the main road into Helston

Crossings on shared-use path by the A394, Helston

Shared-use path (and crossing to Sainsbury's) by the A394, Helston

Shared-use path by the A394, Helston

Closed road alongside Sainsbury's, Helston

The black bridge over the railway tracks at Truro station

Filling station at St Dennis looking towards the incinerator.

Shared use track at Threemilestone

The new shared use track linking Threemilestone Industrial Estate with Lower Hugus Road.

I've no idea why there's a cycle symbol on the end door - bikes would never be loaded that way.

Some mistake - the road on the left leads to St Martin, Manaccan and Helford, the road to the right is just a loop that rejoins it in a few hundred metres. But the pub/restaurant sign is correct.

Two trees down overnight on the National Trust's Tremayne Woods property.

The National Trust's Tremayne Quay - the end of a dead-end track about a mile and a half long.

The National Trust's Tremayne Woods property - a dead-end track about a mile and a half long.

Entry to the National Trust's Tremayne Woods property - a dead-end track about a mile and a half long.

End of concrete bridleway from Degibna to Helston

Cyclists seem to be at the bottom of the hierarchy on the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Concrete bridleway from Degibna to Helston

Concrete bridleway from Helston to Degibna

Bridleway through a Cornish farm

Start of concrete bridleway from Degibna to Helston

Bridleway in the National Trust's Penrose Estate, and a footpath to the left, but a decent link for cyclists

A footpath in the National Trust's Penrose Estate, but a decent link for cyclists

Unsigned junction in the National Trust's Penrose Estate - the bridleway seems to go to the right

Junction of bridleways on the National Trust's Penrose Estate - horse-riding route to the right

Junction of bridleways in the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Bridleway on the National Trust's Penrose Estate - definitely for horses rather than bikes

Boardwalk and bridleway on the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Bridleway on the National Trust's Penrose Estate - it might be fine for cycling in the summer.

Bridleway on the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Junction with bridleway in the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Junction of bridleways in the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Bridge and ford in the National Trust's Penrose Estate

A footpath in the National Trust's Penrose Estate, but clearly well used by cyclists.

Concrete bridleway from Helston to Degibna

Bridleway into the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Concrete bridleway from Helston to Degibna

Really not a cycle route into the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Bridleways from Degibna into the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Map of footpaths and bridleways in the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Concrete bridleway from Degibna into the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Bridleway from Degibna into the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Bikes for sale, Penzance

The old road is actually still viable for cyclists as an alternative to slogging up the hill on the A394

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