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Cycling in Porthleven

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Alley in Helston - not on any of the oneline maps.

The foot of Coinagehall Street in Helston has been prettified, with two somewhat hidden cycle stands.

Ope or alleyway leading from Helston's main street through the shoppers' car parks to the A394.

The newish A394 Helston bypass, with no cycling facilities

Informal pedestrian crossings only at this roundabout on the newish A394 Helston bypass

The newish A394 Helston bypass, with no cycling facilities

This needs to be opened up for cycling as well as pedestrians.

Pedestrian crossing and link to dead-end road towards the centre of Helston

Private parkland, with space for a cycle route alongside the A394 Helston bypass

Road closure and cycle cut-through on route parallel to the A394 Helston bypass

Bridleway route through the National Trust's Penrose estate to Helston

Less useful than it seems, with an awkward exit to the footway above the A394.

Cut-through (not on the online maps) from the A394

Cut-through (not on the online maps) to the A394

Lane parallel to Helston's main street

Back lane in Helston, leading to footpath across the road.

Not a real dead end, and the one-way section could easily be two-way for cycling.

Cut-through or ope in Helston

Clear line of desire for a route from the Helston Tesco to new housing and the new A394

Just a bit of white paint for cyclists here, although there was plenty of space to do something decent when the big new Tesco supermarket was built.

A new roundabout for a big new Tesco supermarket, but nothing has been done for cycling apart from a bit of white paint.

There's a need for cycle parking in the centre of Helston - the museum would be as good a site as any.

Cycle parking at Helston Community Hospital - occasionally the NHS gets it right.

Shared-use route by the A394, Helston

Shared-use route by the A394, Helston

Signed as a road, but in fact a pedestrian/cycle loop off Loe Bar Road, Porthleven

Three steps on this potential cut-through in Porthleven

Under-used cycle parking at Sainsbury's, Helston

Alternative to the A394 roundabout and a couple of hundred metres of the main road into Helston

Crossings on shared-use path by the A394, Helston

Shared-use path (and crossing to Sainsbury's) by the A394, Helston

Shared-use path by the A394, Helston

Closed road alongside Sainsbury's, Helston

End of concrete bridleway from Degibna to Helston

Cyclists seem to be at the bottom of the hierarchy on the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Concrete bridleway from Degibna to Helston

Concrete bridleway from Helston to Degibna

Bridleway through a Cornish farm

Start of concrete bridleway from Degibna to Helston

Bridleway in the National Trust's Penrose Estate, and a footpath to the left, but a decent link for cyclists

A footpath in the National Trust's Penrose Estate, but a decent link for cyclists

Unsigned junction in the National Trust's Penrose Estate - the bridleway seems to go to the right

Junction of bridleways on the National Trust's Penrose Estate - horse-riding route to the right

Junction of bridleways in the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Bridleway on the National Trust's Penrose Estate - definitely for horses rather than bikes

Boardwalk and bridleway on the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Bridleway on the National Trust's Penrose Estate - it might be fine for cycling in the summer.

Bridleway on the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Junction with bridleway in the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Junction of bridleways in the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Bridge and ford in the National Trust's Penrose Estate

A footpath in the National Trust's Penrose Estate, but clearly well used by cyclists.

Concrete bridleway from Helston to Degibna

Bridleway into the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Concrete bridleway from Helston to Degibna

Really not a cycle route into the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Bridleways from Degibna into the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Map of footpaths and bridleways in the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Concrete bridleway from Degibna into the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Bridleway from Degibna into the National Trust's Penrose Estate

The old road is actually still viable for cyclists as an alternative to slogging up the hill on the A394

Alternative route down to Helston avoiding the A394

The old road is actually still viable for cyclists as an alternative to slogging up the hill on the A394

Start of paved bridleway from Helston to Degibna

Cycle route around Helston boating lake to avoid the A394 roundabouts

Bridleway from Helston to Porthleven through the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Work is needed on this crossing if the path to the left is to provide off-road access to Helston.

Path which could provide off-road access to Helston.

Van parked on path which could provide off-road access to Helston.

Start of cycle route to Helston through the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Helston's bike shop has been transformed.

Cut-through in Helston

I doubt if this is intended to be cycle parking outside Helston library.

Useful route into Helston town centre with less useful barriers

Not bankrupt, just ready for last winter's immense storms.

Cycle Logic, Helston

Nothing like a pair of granite posts to keep the cars off!

Very clear demarcation of pedestrian and cycle routes!

Crossing of possible traffic-free route from Helston to Porthleven.

Cyclist on possible traffic-free route from Helston to Porthleven through the National Trust's Penrose estate.

Possible traffic-free route from Helston to Porthleven through the National Trust's Penrose estate.

Possible traffic-free route from Helston to Porthleven through the National Trust's Penrose estate.

Entry to the National Trust's Penrose estate - cycle route to the right.

Possible start of traffic-free route from Helston to Porthleven

Nothing like a cannon for locking bikes to.

A pathetic amount of cycle parking at the Helston Tesco, despite the good cycle paths nearby.

Helston, Cornwall - start of cycle track to Culdrose naval airbase (HMS Seahawk).

Culdrose naval airbase (HMS Seahawk) - cycle track to Helston.

Culdrose naval airbase (HMS Seahawk) main gate - start of cycle track to Helston.

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