What did you see today?

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Keith Aungiers
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Keith Aungiers wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:09 pm
I saw this and thought of our Chairman
Looking towards the same spot from the opposite direction a few years earlier
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Pretty much stayed dry today but lots of weather moving around me. The rainbows were very vivid when I stopped but the clouds were winning the battle by the time i snapped.
Pretty much stayed dry today but lots of weather moving around me. The rainbows were very vivid when I stopped but the clouds were winning the battle by the time i snapped.

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Nick Wild wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:59 pm IMG_20210105_141628640.jpg
It is a great photo Nick and a proper double rainbow
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Zig zag bridge
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Lovely to see Chris Lees back out on his bike for the first time today since his hip op two months ago.

My ride also took in the "East" line of the "Cramlington Tube". I only became aware of Cramlington's cycle network a year or so ago. Some bits better than others, some quite impressive. Town plan was drafted in early 1960s. Much better cycling provision than new developments. This year they have branded the network and have maps and tube stops.
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Keith Aungiers wrote:Zig zag bridge
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Scotswood road?
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Roger Clarke wrote:[quote="Scotswood road?
Yes indeed. Might be tight on a tandem. Along the riverside to Newburn bridge then back via Piggy's Lonnen with the wind behind. That's the North Walbottle waggonway crossing on north-south axis.
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1 of 5 bridges closed to motor vehicles last year:
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and 4 more
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see https://www.tynevags.org.uk/forums/topic?p=13846#p13846
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Roger Clarke wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:57 pm Lovely to see Chris Lees back out on his bike for the first time today since his hip op two months ago.

My ride also took in the "East" line of the "Cramlington Tube". I only became aware of Cramlington's cycle network a year or so ago. Some bits better than others, some quite impressive. Town plan was drafted in early 1960s. Much better cycling provision than new developments. This year they have branded the network and have maps and tube stops.20210111_112206.jpg
My big concern with these “cycle paths” is the number of crossroads with very little visibility and no give ways. I bet there have been some massive bike on bike accidents. I was nearly hit by a teenage girl on a mountain bike who suddenly swooped down a grassy embankment right into my path. Generally less glass than the equivalent tracks in Blyth however.

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Get sett for an urban ride or just a load of old cobbles
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