Warning: Resurfacing of Lower Wick Street

Lower Wick Street has just been resurfaced between the junction with Station Rd near Arlington Reservoir and a point about 25 metres past Langtye Lane in the direction of Chalvington. The road surface is covered with loose chippings which are hazardous to cyclists for two reasons: loss of grip, especially on a road bike with narrow tyres, and the risk of being hit by chippings flicked up by passing vehicles.

It’s a stretch of road that the tourers use frequently but Dave Sutton and I have decided that over the next couple of weeks we won’t be using it. We will re-assess the state of the road in about a fortnight and report back

For now, it’s best avoided.

Safe cycling,

Clive

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David Sutton
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Lower Wick Street now ridable as it has been swept. But please take care as there are still some loose chippings.

Andy Lock
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Thanks for the heads-up, Clive. This type of road surfacing is a real concern for all road users, especially two wheelers, and Cycling UK are calling for alternatives to be found. You could have signed the petition here, but it was closed early due to a general election: http://road.cc/content/news/224136-petition-calls-end-road-surface-dressing-due-danger-loose-gravel-poses-cyclists