Sunday, 10 January 2010

Snow and more snow!

Happy New Yera - it has been a while since I posted as the festive season took over! we were spared the initial snow falls in leamington but had a lot of ice. then the snow came and it is still here.
for those of you who follow David Hembrow - - you will know he has dealt extensively with how they deal with snow in the Netherlands, cleared cycle paths and carry on cycling.
well it is a different story here, the roads get cleared, at least the amin ones. but paths and cycle routes are not cleared at all.
Here are some photos taken yesterday of some tracks in leamington:

Yes there is a path under there somewhere, a tarmac shared use that is part of the National Cycle Network route 41.

this is the path that leads up to the previous photo via the swimming pool and Gym.

i must confess to not having ridden this week as it is just too hazardous, even if the roads are clear the gutters aren't so road width is much reduced and being sprayed with slush is no fun. the off road bits are generally so slippy that especially on small wheels - i ride a Moulton - they are also very difficult. So as I have no reason to go anywhere, I am retired, I have walked to shops and any other places i have needed to go.

1 comment:

  1. And it is the same on the offroad cycling lanes in the national "Cycling city" Bristol.

    Yet another reason to move to the Netherlands (or in my case, back to my native Denmark) :)

    Rasmus Jensen