As part of our training for a cycling holiday, my partner and I cycled from Ely to Thetford following National Route 11 and then Regional Route 30. With my Sustrans Ranger hat on, I was mostly interested in checking my stretch of route 30, but I also noticed a few issues with the earlier parts of the route.
- It would be useful to have some advance signage for Route 30 on the approach to the traffic lights at the Ten Mile Bank cross-roads. The only approach signs at the moment are for Route 11. There is a single permanent 30 sign on the south-east corner of the cross-roads, but you don’t see this until half-way across the junction when coming from the east. (See map.)
- North of Southery, where route 30 leaves the A10 heading east, there’s a metal barrier blocking the way, which required dismounting to negotiate. (See map, and photo below left.)
- Further along this off-road section, there was a linking path that was quite over-grown. It was passable, but could do with some cutting back. Some of the signs here were also becoming hidden by vegetation. (See map, and photo below right.)
- Along the link between Feltwell and Hockwold, there was a permanent sign that had become twisted. I was able to re-align it myself with the help of a spanner.
These issues will be reported to the local rangers. Now on to my part of route 30 from Weeting to Thetford.
- A new lamp post had been installed just north of the Brandon level crossing, which needs a sign putting on it. We could also do with another sign on the cycle track on the right prior to the junction. (See photo below left.)
- The sign on the telegraph pole just before the Forestry Commission Offices in Santon Downham was missing and needs replacing. (See photo below middle.)
- The signs just south of the turning to Croxton from Harling Drove Road were in danger of being obscured be vegetation, so I stopped to cut it back a bit. (See photo below right.)
I’ll get out to fix the missing signs shortly.