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The beach at Felixstowe getting some serious hammer on a glorious day in early August.

Slow, bumpy and muddy but no cars.

The nearest opportunity to bypass the terrifying B road parallel.

The scenic route!

On the Suffolk coastal route 41

Chapel St Andrew

Route sign

Bawdsey Quay Beach... Beside ferry

Bus shelter.. lunch break

Nice rest stop

Racks outside Melton Staton

Cycle parking in Aldeburgh.

Sax Velo

A quiet road.

This bit of the bridleway was too soft (too sandy) to ride.

No cycle parking at The Red House, home of Benjamin Britten. It was a wonderful exhibition centre and the reception staff kept an eye on our bikes.

A milestone near the northern edge of Aldeburgh. I could hardly make out any of the wording, but the 9 is fairly clear.

Quiet road - most traffic gave us plenty of room when overtaking.

There was quite a bit of sand on this road (more behind the camera).

This bit of the bridleway is quite cycleable (in the dry at at least) but gets a bit sandy further on.

These seemingly quiet roads can burst with traffic.

Good to know this is a quiet road. Unsuitable for heavy goods vehicles.

Level crossing

Some cycle route signage (I assume) on this Give Way post. The sign has route 8 and route 11 and an SS next to a cycle symbol.

Saxmundham gateway feature - some plants in a couple of hand wash basins. There's a fading 30mph roundal.

Signed route to Ipswich in Saxmundham. No clue as to how far the cycling distance is though.

Colour co-ordinated cycle parking outside this store in Saxmundham. http://www.thecottontree.co.uk/

Two wheeled parking area at Saxmundham Station.

On-platform cycle racks at Melton Station, which was undergoing some works.

Knitting covered bike outside a shop. See #65195.

Knitting covered old bike outside a new cake shop called katie custard creates in Saxmundham. More detail of the bike at #65196. They were selling ice creams and cake when we went there but were so new that they weren't fully open yet. ... [more]

This bridleway has a harder surface than #65188 and is marked as Sandlings walk.

Quite sandy bridleways - difficult for the small wheels of our Bromptons.

Some on platform cycle parking at Saxmundham station. A bykebin, four sheffield stands and two concrete slots.

A sign promises CCTV coverage - and there's a rather nice bike there protected with a rather weak lock.

See clip at http://youtu.be/rowLhaCF348 Just an awful pass. Passing to Close Highway code rule 213. Motorcyclists and cyclists may suddenly need to avoid uneven road surfaces and obstacles such as drain covers or oily, wet or icy p ... [more]

Start of the bridleway through Rendlesham forest from Friday Street.

Bridleway through Rendlesham forest

Bridleway through Rendlesham forest.

Cyclist priority route-only enter cycle lane when clear sign. Video also available: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DItGP0Lt200 Location: , Martlesham Heath (England, United Kingdom)

Chainless baker's bike at The Sandwich Shop.

Access to useful service road across a stream from the A1120 in Peasenhall

The Causeway, Peasenhall - a useful service road across a stream from the A1120

The Causeway, Peasenhall - a useful service road across a stream from the A1120

Asphalted section of bridleway from Walberswick to Southwold bridge

Bridleway from Walberswick to Southwold bridge

See video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsK0eC6BcXc IMITY =I'm More Important Than You SMIHNE=Sorry, Mate, I Have No Eyes Lots of drivers striding importantly past me with not enough room and forcing me to slow in parked cars. F ... [more]

This is the only indication that this is open to cyclists.

End of the asphalt on the Aldeburgh-Thorpeness path.

Cycle stand at Thorpeness windmill.

The former Leiston-Aldeburgh railway is now owned by Anglia Water, with a permissive path over a pipeline.

Cycleway from Aldeburgh towards Thorpeness

Road closure on the seafront promenade, Aldeburgh

Seafront promenade, Aldeburgh

Seafront promenade, Aldeburgh

Cycle parking at Aldeburgh church

Striking effects at the Aldeburgh library cycle parking.

Handy route to southern Aldeburgh.

Start of the route along the former railway from Aldeburgh to Leiston.

Southern end of the route along the former Leiston-Aldeburgh railway.

Trail alongside the former Leiston-Aldeburgh railway crossing a new road in Aldeburgh.

The Leiston-Aldeburgh route entering Aldeburgh alongside the former railway line.

The Leiston-Aldeburgh route takes a squiggle around new development on the former railway line.

The former Leiston-Aldeburgh railway, now a popular cycle route through the RSPB North Warren reserve.

The former Leiston-Aldeburgh railway, now a popular cycle route through the RSPB North Warren reserve.

The former Leiston-Aldeburgh railway

Link from the bridleway to the former Leiston-Aldeburgh railway.

To the right - link from the bridleway to the former Leiston-Aldeburgh railway.

The bridleway south from Leiston meeting the former Leiston-Aldeburgh railway.

Bridleway crossing golf course.

Bridleway leading to the old Leiston-Aldeburgh railway route.

No through route except for cycles, Leiston.

Routes around school playing fields, Leiston

Handy back routes to school in Leiston.

A handy back route to school in Leiston

A very cyclable path to the allotments, Leiston.

View of the promenade from a tower on Aldeburgh's beach

Kissing gate - no cycling on the western end of the former Blythburgh-Walberswick railway.

No cycling on the western section of the former Walberswick-Blythburgh railway.

Former railway line from Blythburgh to Walberswick

Start of bridleway to Blythburgh

A strange, but possibly effective way to give cyclists priority. This first time I went down here I felt very uncomfortable. the second time I felt much happier. Not sure what it feels like to be a car driver or what the accident statist ... [more]

Excellent cycle route signing on Felixstowe Road.

Excellent National Cycle Network route signing on High Road.

The cycle lane on High St encourages cyclists to pass within inches of parked cars one side, and moving cars the other. At points the road is wide enough for it to be a mandatory, wide lane, but left as it is, it is a danger.

'Give Way' markings are given to users of the shared pathway alongside Main Road at junctions. However, at several points along Main Road 'Cycle Crossings' signs are used to indicate priority is with the path users at intersecting junctions ... [more]

'Cycle Crossings' sign indicating priority to cyclists/pedestrians on the shared pathway crossing sideroads. However, 'Give Way' markings are present on the pathways at the intersecting junctions (see #24477).

This pathway off Main Road takes cyclists under the A12, avoiding the busy roundabout with Main Road, and saving time if continuing along it.

Main Road has a wide cycle lane, though it is only advisory. The overall width of the road is so wide that it could easily and should be a mandatory one. The "shortcut" into Felixstowe Road has an unnecessary "dogleg" in it.

Shows a section of road where decent width advisory cycle lanes are included despite the road being narrow.

Shows a section of road where decent width advisory cycle lanes are included despite the road being narrow.

Shows a section of road where decent width advisory cycle lanes are included despite the road being narrow.

almost content free sign Location: , Warren Heath (England, United Kingdom) Saying "Woodville Drive, Sainsburys and Homebase 1/4mile" would be more useful. Pedestrian signing in Ipswich needs to be thoroughly reviewed with p ... [more]

Content free sign Location: , Warren Heath (England, United Kingdom) Imagine a road sign that just said 'road' without any distances or destinations! This one is on Bucklesham Road heading towards Salehurst Road and Arundel Way so why ... [more]

I wish this would be sorted out Location: , Warren Heath (England, United Kingdom) This is a really useful footpath. Lets have a good surface and good signing.

rushmere common Location: St. Johns, Ipswich (England, United Kingdom)

Alleyway Location: St. Johns, Ipswich (England, United Kingdom)

good cycle route alongside guided busway in Kesgrave Location: St. Johns, Ipswich (England, United Kingdom) Part of National Cycle Route 1 as it enters Ipswich from the East from Grange Farm, this is one of the best parts of any town ... [more]

grange farm 6 Location: St. Johns, Ipswich (England, United Kingdom)

grange farm 3 Location: St. Johns, Ipswich (England, United Kingdom)

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