Re: Warning Newton Abbot Race Course Cyclepath Black Ice!
Posted: 27 Nov 2017, 12:18pm
thirdcrank wrote:This is one of my doubts about segregated cycling farcilities of every type: rarely, if ever, are they treated to prevent the formation of ice, remove snow, whatever. Indeed, if they are adjacent to a carriageway, they are likely to be used as a convenient dumping place for snow cleared from there, or the entrances across the farcility.
Does anyone know how it's dealt with elsewhere?
My understanding of the stuff they use on roads is it needs the traffic to make it effective. On a cycle path alongside a main road I've seen the overspill sat on top of ice doing nothing.
I try not to ride any more than I have to when it's likely to be icy, luckily I can divert to a gritted commuting route, even so I've still been caught out a couple of times when I wasn't expecting it.