Nasty section B3013

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maxglide
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Nasty section B3013

Postby maxglide » 26 Jan 2019, 12:42pm

Anyone had the displeasure? --
5 miles SW of Bracknell, heading south on the B3013, from the Minley Rd roundabout (below A30) to 300m south of the M3. It's all of 2 miles with the nasty bit only 1.5 miles, but, it's a narrow, winding, fast B road, with no overtaking opportunities, and providing rage-bait for the homicidal car driver. After braving it thrice, I've rerouted to the west via Yateley.

pwa
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Re: Nasty section B3013

Postby pwa » 26 Jan 2019, 12:47pm

maxglide wrote:Anyone had the displeasure? --
5 miles SW of Bracknell, heading south on the B3013, from the Minley Rd roundabout (below A30) to 300m south of the M3. It's all of 2 miles with the nasty bit only 1.5 miles, but, it's a narrow, winding, fast B road, with no overtaking opportunities, and providing rage-bait for the homicidal car driver. After braving it thrice, I've rerouted to the west via Yateley.

Narrow, winding, fast. Three things that you don't want together. Any of the three, on their own, are okay, but together, yes, avoid if you can. Is the detour long and inconvenient?

gbnz
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Re: Nasty section B3013

Postby gbnz » 26 Jan 2019, 2:14pm

And put the blame where it lies. It's the motorist that's nasty, not the road :wink:

Cosmicbike
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Re: Nasty section B3013

Postby Cosmicbike » 26 Jan 2019, 2:26pm

I used it at the start of my January 100 mile ride, and last year for the same in June. On both occasions it would have been about 0630hrs on a Sunday morning, and no issues with traffic. There are nicer routes out that way when it's not a quiet weekend morning..

Marcus Aurelius
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Re: Nasty section B3013

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 26 Jan 2019, 2:32pm

maxglide wrote:Anyone had the displeasure? --
5 miles SW of Bracknell, heading south on the B3013, from the Minley Rd roundabout (below A30) to 300m south of the M3. It's all of 2 miles with the nasty bit only 1.5 miles, but, it's a narrow, winding, fast B road, with no overtaking opportunities, and providing rage-bait for the homicidal car driver. After braving it thrice, I've rerouted to the west via Yateley.



I used to use it, but it’s gone full on mental in recent years, so any routes around that way go the ‘twisty back road route’ instead, it adds a few miles, but you’re not taking your life in your hands.

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Re: Nasty section B3013

Postby brynpoeth » 26 Jan 2019, 8:14pm

Marcus Aurelius wrote:
maxglide wrote:Anyone had the displeasure? --
5 miles SW of Bracknell, heading south on the B3013, from the Minley Rd roundabout (below A30) to 300m south of the M3. It's all of 2 miles with the nasty bit only 1.5 miles, but, it's a narrow, winding, fast B road, with no overtaking opportunities, and providing rage-bait for the homicidal car driver. After braving it thrice, I've rerouted to the west via Yateley.



I used to use it, but it’s gone full on mental in recent years, so any routes around that way go the ‘twisty back road route’ instead, it adds a few miles, but you’re not taking your life in your hands.

Or their hands
How can it be narrow + winding + fast? Is the maximum speed limit too high?
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Re: Nasty section B3013

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 27 Jan 2019, 1:07am

brynpoeth wrote:
Marcus Aurelius wrote:
maxglide wrote:Anyone had the displeasure? --
5 miles SW of Bracknell, heading south on the B3013, from the Minley Rd roundabout (below A30) to 300m south of the M3. It's all of 2 miles with the nasty bit only 1.5 miles, but, it's a narrow, winding, fast B road, with no overtaking opportunities, and providing rage-bait for the homicidal car driver. After braving it thrice, I've rerouted to the west via Yateley.



I used to use it, but it’s gone full on mental in recent years, so any routes around that way go the ‘twisty back road route’ instead, it adds a few miles, but you’re not taking your life in your hands.

Or their hands
How can it be narrow + winding + fast? Is the maximum speed limit too high?


It’s more the fact that there are a lot of heavies using it, and they don’t have to be going flat out to cause a brown trouser moment.

maxglide
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Re: Nasty section B3013

Postby maxglide » 27 Jan 2019, 3:57am

Is the detour long and inconvenient?


Not a bit, it's only 0.3 miles more, and a pleasanter ride.

After Crowthorne, W on Longdown Rd, then meander SW to Blackbushe Airport > St Stephen's Green > A323. The 400m on the A323 are ok as there's a decent hard shoulder. Then W on Pale Lane.

I used to go down the B3013 because https://cycle.travel/map routed me there. I no longer follow c.t/m blindly, and often recce with google maps-street view.