Warren Draper

Yesterday it was announced that Yorkshire would play host to the start of the 2014 Tour de France. This is fantastic news for cycling in Yorkshire and hopefully it will improve things – facilities, awareness, safety, etc. – for cyclists everywhere. It would also be really good if The Tour could act as a catalyst to kick-start the creation of a truly effective cycle transport network throughout God’s Own County.

My hometown of Doncaster is notoriously bad at catering for the needs of cyclists; the following photo is of a ‘cycle path’ close to my home…

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Don’t be fooled, the picture actually makes the pathway look wider than it is. Notice how the symbol of the bike looks a bit squashed?.. well this will give you an idea of what this so called cycle path really is…

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That’s right, it’s a gutter!.. which, as any cyclist will testify, is…

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