Posts Tagged ‘Cycling’

Boats can moor on towpath during works

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

BaNES Council and CRT have made it clear that despite a 6-month Traffic Regulation Order to close the towpath during works to construct a new cycle path surface, boaters will still be able to moor their boats.

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BaNES towpath consultation deadline is 11th September

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

The deadline for the consultation about BaNES Council’s plans to upgrade the towpath along the K&A between Sydney Gardens and Bathampton is 11th September. There is an online questionnaire and detailed information about the Council’s plans here

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BaNES to hold consultation sessions on towpath upgrade

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Following pressure from local residents, towpath users and some boaters, BaNES Council is holding two public consultation sessions on 28th and 29th August regarding its plans to upgrade the towpath along the Kennet & Avon Canal between Sydney Gardens and Bathampton.

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Boater starts Facebook group to log speeding cycle incidents

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Boater Pete Leigh has started a Facebook page to report incidents with speeding cyclists on towpaths. If you are on Facebook you can join the group Speeding Cyclists on Towpaths here

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The rising conflict between cyclists and pedestrians

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Originally posted on the London Boaters’ Facebook Page by Mick Fitzgibbon

Original Article

The first reports of cycling accidents started to appear in newspapers about 10 years ago. The number of incidents and issues is growing.

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CRT consultation on shared towpath use ends 2nd May

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

CRT is currently running an online-only consultation on the shared use of towpaths.

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Cycling and safety on the towpath

Friday, May 31st, 2013

We received this email recently

I was wondering if there are any plans to control the increasing number of cyclists using the canal towpath.

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Happy Christmas BW

Monday, January 2nd, 2012
A Christmas Present to British Waterways

A Christmas Present to British Waterways

BWB Contractors;
Happy Xmas. Thanks for all the thorns u left on the towpath from us cyclists.

Now, I know that lots of you will be disappointed, you were hoping for some thorns of you own. Well, don’t worry, these were only the thorns collected between the George and A36 by our Creative Correspondent, there are lots more between Bath and Bradford. Simply cycle along there and you’re sure to be lucky enough to get some home with you.

Piss up, brewery

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

These words will be contained in a description of almost any work carried out by British Waterways.

I walked 3 miles home tonight, bit chilly out. I should have cycled home but I had a puncture, another one.

Everyone I know who cycles, so most boaters, in the Limpley Stoke valley has had multiple punctures recently.


Because the organisation that can’t even think of a name for itself, had the hedgerow flailed and didn’t clear up the trimmings leaving the path strewn with thorns.

They have been notified. They have done nothing. Complaints have been made about this, there has been no reply yet because BW always take as long as they can to respond.