Unsuitable for cyclists?
Is that rear tyre on the right-way round?
For the rear, yes. It’s one of those dual direction thingies. Totally useless up the front as there’s no grip at all, but fun on the back.
All the signs are on the footpaths but to get to the interesting stuff you gotta go on the paths. I generally go early morning when everyone’s at work so there’s been no hassle from the odd walker i’ve met. I’ve been riding and fine tuning this loop for years but since the council decide to spruce up the area with picnic benchs and fixing the bridges it’s gone all pedestrian, hence the signs i think. But councils being what they are, the footpaths are actually part of a Sustrans cycling route 😀
(i especially like the graffiti underneath)
Me too 😀Posted 3 years ago
Euro – the big leaved thing in your pic 2 is hogweed I think, which, if so, certainly deserves a warning sign. Burney nasty stuff.
There’s plenty of overgrown nettles along that bit of trail and i assumed it was them that attacked my arms and legs but couldn’t work out why they continued to sting for a several days. I made the trail a couple of feet wider earlier today (and got stung again in the process). Cheers for the botanical tip csb 😀Posted 3 years agoNewRetroTomSubscriber
Those leaves look like wild rhubarb to me. Giant hogweed has fingered leaves: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heracleum_mantegazzianumPosted 3 years agostumpy01Member
I think the Rutland Water signs are mainly due to the large number of families who use the paths at the weekends and tend to go into ‘rabbit in hedlight’ mode if cyclists come down the hill towards them.Posted 3 years ago
Something like ‘slow down’ would be more appropriate, I think.
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