TrevA wrote:mjr wrote:
I'm sure Leicester's lovely and it seems much better than nearby towns, but what I've seen on my visits is nowhere near as nice as Norwich...
When I worked in Leicester I noticed that not many of my work colleagues lived in the city itself, or even the immediate suburbs. They all commuted in by car or train from places such as Nuneaton, Hinckley, Field Head (near J22), Derby or Nottingham. I commuted in from South Notts (by bike - 21 miles each way). I think I lived the 2nd furthest away but I was the only one who cycled in.
I used to ride in from the north, down the Melton Road and along the Golden Mile. There was no cycle infrastructure, apart from a ropey old concrete cycle way with uneven slabs along part of Melton Road.
The Golden Mile has been the recent subject of a big consultation - it will be reworked to be less horrid!
Out towards Thurmaston (around the old Thorn Lighting now Sainsbury) there is a patchy 30s style cycle path subject to a low key restoration campaign.