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Cycling in Castleford

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Advance warning sticker for NCN67's right turn from the A642 at Bottomboat.

The cycle parking shelter at South Elmsall station being used as a smoking shelter.

A relaxed low-traffic environment in the centre of Pontefract.

A close-up of the sign in #110976, showing what the tiny writing actually says. Although encouraging to see a Trans Pennine Trail sign that actually has destinations.

Route sign with tiny writing on the far side of the junction where a turn may need to be made. Luckily this is a low speed and low traffic road.

A new cycle parking shelter and car park at Wakefield Kirkgate station.

Cycle parking and sign at Wakefield Kirkgate station.

Cycle parking at Westgate.

I dare say the cycle parking offering here could be expanded a bit, but preferably using D-lock friendly Sheffield stands rather than these bollards-and-poles jobs.

A bus gate on Kirkgate, which doesn't seem to be enforced very well. Also, some cycle parking on a traffic island.

An opportunity to leave the carriageway on Kirkgate in time to avoid the huge A61 roundabout.

The end of the shared-use footway on Kirkgate, but better to have gone to the left side of the road from the traffic island back at #110327, rather than attempt to join the carriageway here.

Space for some cycle parking on Kirkgate.

A toucan crossing at the large A61 roundabout at Kirkgate, on the edge of Wakefield city centre. I'm not sure the mandatory turn sign on the bollard is the correct one to use in this situation.

Toucan crossings at the large A61 roundabout at Kirkgate, on the edge of Wakefield city centre.

A lack of thought over desire lines here. Looking from the passageway under the building seen in #110325 to a series of toucan crossings across a large roundabout at Kirkgate on the edge of Wakefield city centre. Although there is an 'en ... [more]

A flavour-of-the-month parallel cycle/zebra crossing on the way from Kirkgate station into Wakefield city centre. There is a fairly narrow passageway beneath the building ahead, but it looks like the building itself is on borrowed time.

A gate and A-frame barrier blocking the way to the National Cycle Network at the far end of Sandal & Agbrigg station car park.

A cycle parking shelter at Sandal & Agbrigg station. One of the bollards protecting it has been demolished.

Cycle parking lockers at Sandal & Agbrigg station, with a shelter and stands visible in the background.

A Sustrans sticker leading the way to the National Cycle Network through the car park at Sandal & Agbrigg station.

A route sign outside Sandal & Agbrigg station.

No Cycling into Castleford bus station.

No Cycling through the underpass next to Castleford station.

No cycling in the Carlton Street pedestrian precinct.

Bicycles for sale on display outside Cash Converters.

Cycle parking at Glasshoughton station, with a sign indicating a maximum stay of 24 hours.

Additional cycle parking at Pontefract Monkhill station.

Cycle parking at Pontefract Monkhill station.

A route sign for Tanshelf Station, a race course, Xscape and Castleford on Stuart Road, seen from Sessions House Yard from where there is a path connecting to a pedestrian crossing on Stuart Road. A further sign on Colonel's Walk continues ... [more]

A Cyclists Dismount sign for the footbridge over Jubilee Way.

A route sign for the cycle route in #110141 going via the footbridge over Jubilee Way.

A route sign for Featherstone, Normanton and Wakefield on the edge of Pontefract town centre.

A low traffic environment on the edge of the pedestrian zone, making for safer cycling.

Cycle parking on Gillygate. Cycling not allowed in the pedestrian zone ahead.

Tiny cycle signs for Pontefract town centre on the A645 at Gillygate.

A sign for Baghill Station and across the road a tiny sign for the town centre.

Cycle parking at Moorthorpe station, next to the ticket machine. The warning appears to be about paying train fares rather than fees for cycle parking.

Cycle parking outside Westgate station, and parcel collection lockers.

Cycle parking at the #HepworthWakefield

Cycle parking at the #HepworthWakefield

Information board and map at the Hepworth gallery

Workstand, tools available in Hepworth gallery reception

Wonders of Wakefield cycle route #HepworthWakefield

Hepworth Gallery Bridge

Cycle parking needed at The Art House, Wakefield

Covered stands in a public car park, Wakefield

Wonders of Wakefield route marker on the bridge from The Hepworth, Wakefield to the car park - cyclists should dismount.

Cycle parking at The Hepworth, Wakefield.

Bike stand at The Hepworth, Wakefield - ask at reception for tools and spare tubes.

Map of the Wonders of Wakefield Cycle Trail

Cycle crossing at the A61/A638 junction, Wakefield

Cycle crossing at the A61/A638 junction, Wakefield

The Calder and Hebble Navigation - no useable towpaths

Closure at the south end of the Chantry Bridge, Wakefield - not easy to reach northbound.

Chantry chapel and bridge, Wakefield, closed to motor traffic

Medieval bridge closed to motor traffic.

Cycle Technology shop, Wakefield

Route sign - yes, you can cycle to the Chantry Chapel too.

Cycle crossing and Halfords shop

I think cyclists can go to the left of the island here.

Crossing and road closure - potential useful for access to Wakefield Kirkgate station

Cycle parking at the new West Yorkshire History Centre

Cut-through to Wakefield Kirkgate station

New shared-use crossings on the A61 in Wakefield

New shared-use crossings on the A61 in Wakefield.

Very short cycle lane just to lead cyclists off the road.

Not a lot of cycle parking in central Wakefield

Just 50m of cycle contraflow needed here (and the left-turn sign seems to have been turned around).

Bridge from the car park to The Hepworth, Wakefield - there's a Cyclists Dismount sign.

Road closure, Wakefield

Road closure ahead - so of course there should be an Except Cyclists plate on the sign.

Shared use under this railway bridge, Wakefield

Snicket to Wakefield cathedral

No motor vehicles except buses and taxis here in central Wakefield

Potentially useful way around Wakefield's one-way system

Traffic-free route to Wakefield Westgate station

Cycle parking at Wakefield Westgate station.

Crossings to reach central Wakefield

Move left here to cross to the right to central Wakefield

Route from Thornes Park to central Wakefield

Route from central Wakefield towards Thornes Park

Route into central Wakefield

Crossing of cycle route to Thornes Park, Wakefield

The 'alternative' route into central Wakefield

Two routes into central Wakefield

I'm not sure the sign to Horbury is pointing quite in the right direction.

Route into Thornes Park, Wakefield

Shared-use route and crossing on Thornes Road, Wakefield.

Shared-use as far as the crossing on the route from Horbury to Wakefield.

Cycle route from Wakefield towards Horbury

Cycle route from Horbury towards Wakefield

Cycle route from Horbury towards Wakefield

Cycle route from Wakefield towards Horbury

Short steep climb on cycle route from Wakefield towards Horbury

Cycle route from Wakefield towards Horbury

Terrible connection between cycle route and towpath.

Cycle route from Wakefield towards Horbury

Cycle route through industrial estate, Wakefield.

Towpath along the Calder and Hebble Navigation.

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