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Cycling in Hebburn

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Casper and Souter

Whitburn Circle


Art and Doris

Little Haven Sail

Customers can take their bikes in the lift down to Britain's lowest (by some counts) pub, the Grotto at Marsden

parallel crossing

A Sustrans millennium milepost

Sustrans millennium milepost on NCN1 between Whitburn and Souter

A scabby old A frame barrier. The bit of old kerb at the bottom makes it even harder to navigate

The Bowes line between Mill Lane and Monkton Lane

Cycle parking at Edinburgh Road shops in Jarrow.

Barrier at junction of bridleway with North Road in Boldon Colliery

Barrier on bridleway in Boldon Colliery

Barriers on NCN14 at Tyne Dock. Designed to slow cyclists on the approach to the crossing.

Informal crossing over the A185 in Jarrow

Pretty but appalling barrier where RCR11 leaves Monkton Lane and heads north along the old rail line towards the Tyne

New (2020) A-frame barrier on RCR11 just beside Monkton Lane in Jarrow

The rather odd piece of public art beside RCR11 next to Monkton Lane. Like an ancient skeleton

Signage to beware of the fun little train

Fun little train around the lake


No parking near the school entrance

No parking near the school entrance

Pointless bit of cycle lane

Closure to through-traffic

Cycle parking at a new development being added

NCN along the coast at North Shields

Ferry to North Shields, which takes bikes

Excellent wide and direct pedestrian crossing

Path to the coast

Historic market square

No cycling permitted in the pedestrian zone

Cycle parking by the museum

Pedestrian zone

Cycle parking at a bus stop on Ocean Drive

Public art used as bollards

Cycle parking on Ocean Drive

Public art used as bollards

Public art used as bollards

Pedestrian area

Promenade, opened in 2014

Promenade, opened in 2014

Walkway along the coast

No cycling on the south pier

No cycling on the south pier

Mini driving school for kids

Crossing fails to take account of the desire-line

Ocean Drive - excellent, wide pavements

Ocean Drive - excellent, wide pavements

This is the covid 19 sign telling cyclists they should dismount. On an A road (A183 in Whitburn). Council logo on so my council tax is being wasted on this. I feel an email to a councillor coming on

Nice example of filtered permeability

Be careful as the 3m shared path abruptly ends before joining the cycle path

Brand new junction. 4 stages to cross one road. Terrible

Tank trap adjacent to NCN1

Covered cycle parking in South Shields

New bicycle parking at Brockley Whins Metro station

Stupid thoughtless alignment of cycle lane

Pointless avoidable barrier when a bollard would have done just fine

Desire lines bypassing barrier

The shared path along the river Don in South Tyneside

Cycle parking at Brockley Whins metro station

Bikes are allowed on the Shields Ferry

Shared-use footway with tactiles, next to closed-off road. Can cyclists not be trusted to cycle safely on the road in this low-traffic environment?

Shared use footway with bus shelter blocking full width of pedestrian half, on NCN14

Segregated footway/cycleway on NCN14 Western Approach, South Shields

British-style cycle path, NCN14

Needlessly sharp corner at turn from path onto shared use footway of main road, on NCN14.

New section of NCN14 path, above new Tyne road tunnel

plenty of cycle parking stands next to the Jarrow Crusade statue outside Morrisons in Jarrow.

Footpath across Morrisons car park looking towards NCN14 Not sure if this is an official cycleway.

Link across road from NCN14 to Morrisons. There are some dropped kerbs a short distance away, but an oppertunity has been missed for a decent well marked cycle junction

NCN14 at Jarrow, with the widest zebra crossing I have seen

Looking South along NCN14 where it crosses Salem Street in Jarrow

Hope Street leading west from Priory Road in Jarrow. Quiet no-through road leading to Jarrow town centre and Morrisons

River Don Footpath/Cycleway where it meets Church bank and the NCN14 in Jarrow next to Jarrow Monastery and Bede's world museum

A mosaic artwork set into the River Don Footpath/Cycleway in Jarrow

Restricted height underpass below the A185. Connects sections of NCN14

Exit off the footpath alongside the A19 heading to the A184 underpass

Another unsigned junction on the River Don Footpath/Cycleway. Left Heads up to the Tyne Tunnel, and joins NCN14. Right heads to Newlyn drive on the Simonside Estate

The underpass under the A19 on the River Don Footpath/cycleway. Keep your head low! Also avoid this route after very heavy rainfall as it can flood

Another unsigned junction on the River Don Footpath/Cycleway. Left heads up to a local housing estate. Right passes under the A19 to join to NCN14

View along the River Don Footpath/Cycleway adjacent to Jarrow Cemetery (may not want to cycle this on Halloween)!

The River Don Footpath/Cycleway north junction with Cemetery Road in Jarrow.

The River Don Footpath/cycleway where it crosses Cemetery Road in Jarrow

Another fiendish barrier on a cycleway, this time the River Don footpath/cycleway, which is impossible to cycle through

Bridge over the River Don

Another unsigned junction on the River Don Footpath/Cycleway. Right fork is the correct one for following the route to Jarrow The post indicates there may have been a sign which has been removed

An unsigned fork on the River Don footpath/cycleway though Jarrow. Keep right. The left fork goes up to housing on Ecgfried Terrace

cycleway adjacent to Brockley Whins Metro Station

cycle/foot path junction Right fork goes to Brockley Whins Metro & left to Boldon Colleriey & Asda etc. Only ground sign is a faded "splodge" of green tarmac. The sign has been graffittied out. Do we not deserve better?

A1300 John Reid road. To cross the dual carriage way cycles have to use the pedestrian crossing, which has this strange barrier arrangement reminiscent of a cattle market!

A1300 John Reid Road. Brocket Whims traffic lights. Bus exit only installed 2yrs ago. Very poor cycling provision though.

Tyne dock - Simonside cycleway. If heading east then turn right onto the road.

Tyne dock - Simonside cycleway. Take this path. Again completely unmarked If travelling east, turn left for Simonside and Brockley Whins or turn right to Simonside Metro

Tyne dock -Simonside cycle way. Looking towards Tyne dock. Completely unmarked and unsigned!

Tyne dock - Simonside cycle way. Head over to the path on the other side. A dropped kerb in the wrong location

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