The other day I took
the Sustrans route to work.
Okay, only a little
bit of it, but....
of my routes is a 4 mile ride which heads along a
cyclepath (which is actually usually pretty quiet
going to and from work). About a mile and a half from
work I come off this turning left onto a main road
and ride in from there to the office.
main road has a bus lane - I love bus lanes - and
then despite a really stupid cycle lane later on that
puts you in the middle of some traffic it simply involves
another left turn, and two right turns (one of which
is into the car park).
The NCN1 route is
signposted on the cyclepath, having come in from South
Queensferry, and carries on over the bridge across
the main road I normally ride on. So this morning
I decided to follow it since NCN1 also goes past the
front door to my office.
descended over the road into a housing estate where
I wiggled left and right through the residents' parking,
before being placed on a shared-use, two-way path.
This leads to an office complex so I was pootling
behind some people walking to work, not wanting to
ride on the landscaped grass to the side - this path
goes between the office building and the railway line.
out onto a small road this lead up to the main road
which I would have been on anyway, but turning left
AWAY from the centre of town and my work. You then
turn right into the 2nd road on that side, right again
a 100 yards up, through a crescent, left then up to
a set of lights where you turn right, I can then,
100 yards further on, turn right into my car park.
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