Sweep wrote:And brain must have been dead to have kinda forgotten harwich.
Or denial after experiencing the appalling options when arriving there by bike after the overnight crossing?
Things are improving. The new trains on the Harwich-Cambridge route all have at least six bike spaces. The need to reserve into London or wait an hour for the first unrestricted stopper still sucks and the new stopper trains are late into service, but Netherlands Railways no longer serve the Hook of Holland at all and you have to wait an hour before using the replacement metro, so at least England's doing better than that!
The Cycleways on the Dutch side are better of course: wide, flat and clearly signed. Essex and Suffolk have built a Cycleway from Manningtree station across the border to the B road cycle route towards Ipswich or Bury St Edmunds, but the cycling signs off the boat still try to send you east up a high kerb for a tour of Harwich town when either south (the old station road) or west (dirt bridleway) would be far better for most cyclists.
Things are improving but it'd be difficult to make them too much worse!
MJR, mostly pedalling 3-speed roadsters. KL+West Norfolk BUG incl social easy rides http://www.klwnbug.co.uk
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