ancient cycling sign in Chester

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Re: ancient cycling sign in Chester

Postby drossall » 7 Feb 2020, 9:16pm

Slightly off-topic, but reminds me of the CTC's dangerous hill signs. I remember seeing one on the descent to the A54 from North Rode, in about 1976, which was still a long time for it to survive. Imagine it's gone now though.

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Re: ancient cycling sign in Chester

Postby Oggi » 7 Feb 2020, 9:26pm

No the one from North Rode is still there.

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Re: ancient cycling sign in Chester

Postby drossall » 7 Feb 2020, 9:31pm

Brilliant. I did all my early cycling round there, but I think I only passed it once. It's just stuck in my mind as an early memory. I tried to spot it on Street View just now and missed it.

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Re: ancient cycling sign in Chester

Postby Bmblbzzz » 7 Feb 2020, 9:37pm

Oggi wrote:No the one from North Rode is still there.

drossall wrote:Brilliant. I did all my early cycling round there, but I think I only passed it once. It's just stuck in my mind as an early memory. I tried to spot it on Street View just now and missed it.

Ditto! Any photos?

There is this:
https://goo.gl/maps/safAWH3txytTzHJB6
Some square sign there which the googlecar hasn't photographed from the other side. But doesn't look old enough nor steep enough. Didn't spot anything on Bank Lane.

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Re: ancient cycling sign in Chester

Postby drossall » 7 Feb 2020, 10:03pm

Bmblbzzz wrote:Ditto! Any photos?

Sadly no. A bunch of us started riding as Venture Scouts. I took quite a few black and white photos in those days, but they've disappeared somewhere. Quite soon, we joined the South Lancashire Road Club, now defunct, and rode with them all over Cheshire and the Derbyshire Peaks.

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Re: ancient cycling sign: We're not in Chester anymore

Postby gaz » 7 Feb 2020, 11:00pm

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Re: ancient cycling sign in Chester

Postby drossall » 8 Feb 2020, 8:17am

So where's that, is it it's original home, and of what should we be cautious? :D

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Re: ancient cycling sign in Chester

Postby gaz » 8 Feb 2020, 2:07pm

drossall wrote:So where's that, is it it's original home,

It is at the top of Stede Hill, Harrietsham, Kent.

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Stede Hill

I was first introduced to it in it's current position about 30 years back. I hope it was originally on a post facing the carriageway at more or less the same site because it is quite inconspicuous, look to your left.
drossall wrote: and of what should we be cautious? :D

Possibly the steep(ish) descent ahead, or it could be the Cyclists' Touring Club :wink: .
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