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Peterborough cyclists left baffled by three-feet long cycle path

  • Two-lane cycle path in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, is just three feet long
  • Cyclists in the area have been left baffled as to where it’s supposed to lead
  • Gerald Dean, 31, said the bizarre infrastructure appeared months ago

Cyclists have been left dumbfounded by what is believed to the shortest cycle path in the UK at just three feet long. 

The cycle path in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, has two lanes and seems to abruptly stop in the middle of the pavement for no apparent reason.

Cyclists in the area have been astounded and confused as to where the mini-path is supposed to lead.

Bike rider Gerald Dean, 31, said: ‘It’s been like that for a few months now – I always thought the council were going to do something with it, but I think it’s just been forgotten.

This cycle path in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, is just three feet long and cyclists have no idea where it’s meant to lead

‘It looks like you’re meant to cross the road, get onto the path… and then go onto the pavement?

‘It could be something very historic – but I couldn’t tell you until I investigate if I’m honest.

‘If the path is very old, I might not be able to tell you about it because the decision could have been made prior to any of our councillors being appointed.

‘I have spoken to the Mayor on this and it does seem odd as there is also another one the other side of the road, we will do some investigating with Cambridgeshire County County.’

The cycle path sits outside a pub called The Ivy Leaf Club, in Whittlesey, Peterborough. 

Bike rider Gerald Dean, 31, said: 'It's been like that for a few months now - I always thought the council were going to do something with it, but I think it's just been forgotten'

Bike rider Gerald Dean, 31, said: ‘It’s been like that for a few months now – I always thought the council were going to do something with it, but I think it’s just been forgotten’



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