...it is possible to do a spot of shopping on a bike:
Many years ago, the local Tesco, as part of its planning permission for extending the store, allocated some £40,000 towards the construction of a short extension of the Norton-Radstock Greenway to the store.
But, in the time honoured tradition of local authorities everywhere, our ruling clique continue to maintain an air of studied indifference and nothing has happened. (They were far too busy creating over 800 extra city centre car parking spaces as part of the shopping centre rebuild in nearby Bath.)
Meanwhile, those that can, do:
The only way for this chap to have done his Tesco shop is to stay on the main road and negotiate two roundabouts and a steep hill before he can join the current end of the Greenway. Roundabouts, traffic and hills are what put off novice cyclists, so he ploughs a lonely furrow, but all power to him. We salute you, sir. (But, please spend a bob or two on a carrier and a pair of panniers...)
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