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Cycling in Wolverhampton

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Disused railway station converted to cupcake shop? Great idea!

remnants of industrial heritage

bridge architecture

Route 81 sign

Starting point of sponsored Wolverhampton/Birmingham bike ride

Cycle bypass of Merry Hill island for turning right onto Trysull Road from Coalway Road.

Entrance to Smestow Valley nature reserve

Jibbet Lane Bridge - access to the canal

Bridleway to Cromwell Road at the Greenfield Lane entrance, Wolverhampton

Bridleway to Green Field Lane, Wolverhampton

Start of the Bridleway to Greenfield Lane, Wolverhampton

Cycle Parking at Morrisons supermarket Pendeford, Wolverhampton - 3 racks vs 200 car parking spaces

Newhampton Road East. This carefully planned 1.5metre wide advisory lane through the new splitter islands was burnt off on the day it was painted because it confused Wolverhampton motorists.

A41 Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton. Advisory Cycle lanes with limited parking restrictions are of limited use

A41 Tettenhall Road , Wolverhampton advisory cycle lanes are often blighted by parked cars

Albert Road Advanced Stop Lane with law breaking cars stopped in it. Wolverhampton

Snow Trike by Pashley

Wolves BUG members leaving Pendeford Square

Pendeford Lane, Wolverhampton passing the Hockey Club is a bridleway. The entrance to Welney Gardens, Pendeford is by the yellow barrier.

Cycle Parking at the Friends' Meeting House, Summerfield Road Wolverhampton

Friends Meeting House, Summerfield Road, Wolverhampton. Wolves on Wheels Cycle campaign meets here last Wednesday of the month 1830hrs

Summerfield Road looking towards Banks's Brewery

Entrance to Friends Meeting House, Summerfield Road, Wolverhampton. Wolves on Wheels Cycle Campaign meets here last Wednesday of the month from 1830 hrs

Casual Cycle Parking at the entrance to the Main Library, Garrick Street, Wolverhampton. More stands on the forecourt are needed.

Cycle Parking at the main library, Garrick Street, Wolverhampton. More stands needed.

Bilston Street, Wolverhampton at the end of the city's main shopping street. Simply not enough Sheffield Stands at this location.

Casual cycle parking on Dudley Street, Wolverhampton. The main shopping street in the city has had a facelift without providing any formal cycle stands. Wolves on Wheels have campaigned at all stages to include Sheffield stands in the new d ... [more]

Casual Cycle Parking on the terraces of Queen Square, Wolverhampton. A large number of Sheffield Stands here instead please.

Casual Cycle Parking. Main Entrance. Wolverhampton University, off St Peter's Square / Wulfruna Street. 20 parking spaces please.

Path on Weddall Wynd open ground, near Peter Avenue, Batman's Hill near Bilston

Access control on path between Weddall Wynd open ground and Peter Avenue, Batman's Hill, Bilston

Path from Peter Avenue, Bilston alongside factory perimeter to Weddall Wynd open ground. Difficult access control is behind the photographer.

Passage way looking towards Peter Avenue, Batman's Hill / Bradley near Bilston

Bankfield Road, Bilston looking past the road plug to the canal bridge and path through the trees

Bankfield Road, looking towards Bilston. Pluggged street gives traffic free access for cyclists between Bilston centre and Salop Street.

Route to Prosser Street, Bilston. Footbridge over A463 is behind and left of the Photographer

Footbridge across the A463 Black country Route at Stonefield Road, Bilston. Good connection for riders going from Bilston centre by Morrisons to the routes along the south side of the A463


The Birmingham Main Canal / NCN81 goes under the railway station car park in a tunnel in Wolverhampton. It's closed in with no escape. More access is needed to the towpath.

The NCN 81 sign on Broad Street Bridge points directly to Birmingham - straight over the parapet into the canal !!! There is no access to the Brum-bound towpath at all in the direction in which the sign is pointing.

Birmingham Main Canal - 21Locks section looking towards the Oxley viaducts. The 21 locks section forms a pleasant direct alternative to NCN81cross city route section

The Great Western, Sun Street, Wolverhampton. Wolves on Wheels Cycle Campaign meets here on the last Wednesday of the month (except August and December)

Ring Road St Davids, Wolverhampton. This shared use path goes between Railway Drive (overhead in the photo) and Broad Street basin

Northycote Farm is on the junction of Bushbury Lane and Underhill Lane, Wolverhampton. It is run by Wolverhampton council as a visitor attraction and country park. ... [more]

Top Lock of the 21 Locks, Birmingham Main Canal. Get off and walk here! Broad Street Basin ahead. The tall building in the background is the Chubb Locks building - home of the Light House Arts and Media centre - most cyclist friendly cinema ... [more]

Brand new advisory cycle lanes on Bushbury Lane both directions are only 1.1metres wide from the kerb including the gutter. This is a last minute scheme by WCC Road safety at year end which maddened local representatives as no mention at al ... [more]

Cable Street, Wolverhampton. Riders climbing under the main line railway bridge contre-jour. Sutherland Avenue, Cable Street, Caledonia Road, Brown Street and Mason Street make a cyclists east-west route south of the city centre between ... [more]

The track across playing fields between Green Park and Laburnum Drive, East Park in Wolverhampton. No dropped kerb this end. Vital link between quiet streets for riders going between Wolverhampton and Bilston

Laburnam Drive, East Park, Wolverhampton. Track across playing fields to Green Fields district. Useful for a quiet ride to Bilston

top of Corn Hill Wolverhampton. Rob Marris MP (Wolverhampton SW on the left ) and two of the many Davids in Wolves on Wheels Cycle Campaign discuss the social ride to Short Heath

Horseley Fields canal junction - start of Wyrley and Essington canal towards Wednesfield

Horseley Fields Canal Junction looking up Birmingham Main Canal towpath [NCN81] towrds Wolverhampton city centre and rail station

Horseley Fields canal junction

A454 Horseley Fields, Wolverhampton. Turn left at end of the brick wall to reach Horseley Fields canal junction

Locked barrier at the end of Grove Street. Wyrley and Essington Canal is behind the photographer

Looking towards Wednesfield Way bridge. Wyrley and Essington Canal towpath

The cycle way opposite leads up onto Wednesfield Way. The segregated cycle lanes on Wednesfield way all lead to this point - the wrong canal towpath - a towpath that doesn't go anywhere - straight towards a barbed wire barrier! A cyclist ... [more]

Wyrley and Essington canal towpath looking under Wednesfield Way towards the silver arch at the old railway bridge.

New Cross Avenue bridge above looking towards old New Cross bridge, Wednesfield.

Bentley Bridge, Wednesfield. left fork is the canal towpath. Right fork into the shopping centre.

Bentley Bridge wharf, Wyrley and Essington canal, Wednesfield

From the iron bridge at Bentley Bridge wharf, Wyrley and Essington canal looking towards New Cross canal bridge.

From the iron bridge at Bentley Bridge wharf, Wyrley and Essington Canal, Wednesfield

Wyrley and Essington Canal towpath at Bentley Bridge, Wednesfield

Wyrley and Essington Canal towpath Wednesfield (picture location needs checking)

Moathouse Lane, Wednesfield

Moathouse Lane Bridge, Wyrley and Essington Canal, Wednesfield

The kissing gate near Devil's Elbow Bridge, Wyrley and Essington canal, Wednesfield. Rob Marris MP lifts his bike over this barrier to cycling. It wouldn't wheel in and out of the gate.

The Kissing Gate at Devil's Elbow Bridge, Wyrley and Essington canal, Wednesfield. A bicycle cannot be wheeled into the gate's reservoir without clashing with the gate. Some bikes have to be lifted over. NCN 54 is planned to go along this ... [more]

School Street, Wolverhampton. Peel Street is on the left with the bright red car in it. Wolverhampton market is straight ahead. School Street is severed by the market place. Cyclists do ride across the market square when there's no market ... [more]

Westminster Avenue, Penn, Wolverhampton showing the footpath from Goldthorn Hill / Coton Road to Colton Hills crossing the end of the street.

Dead end at Coton Road, Goldthorn Hill, Wolverhampton. Cycling around this barrier is popular though prohibited by signs.

Alleyway off Swan Bank, Penn, Wolverhampton leading to Butts Road. No cycling sign is overgrown.

Alleyway at the end of Butts Road, Penn, Wolverhampton. Swan Bank is at the other end. No cycling sign is posted at both ends.

George Street, Centre of Wolverhampton is part of St John's Urban Village and is infamous for its really bumpy cobbles. Plugged Street. Snow Hill is the road beyond the pavement. Turn left from here to Fred Williams Cycles and city centre,

Cycle Parking at Waitrose, Wolverhampton

Primrose Lane bridleway, Bushbury

Entrance to Primrose Lane bridleway at Greenfield Lane, Bushbury

Primrose Lane bridleway, Bushbury

Entrance to Primrose Lane, Bushbury, Wolverhampton. This bridleway links Greenfield Lane and Cromwell Road

Cycle stands at Morrisons, Pendeford, Wolverhampton

Wayside, Dovecotes, towards Pendeford

NCN Route 81 on the Shropshire Union Canal at the Droveway. If you cross over the canal bridge you can ride along Wayside towards Reapers Walk and Dovecotes school.

Ryehope Walk, Pendeford passing under the Droveway

End of Ryehope Walk, Pendeford at Pendeford Business Park looking towards the Birmingham Midshires Bank HQ. This is a great little piece of route (not shown on any map) between Pendeford and Coven Lane making it ideal for country rides.

Overstrand, Pendeford Business Park. Follow the curved brick wall to reach Ryehope Walk and the centre of Pendeford.

Ryhope Walk, Pendeford looking towards Morrisons. Pendeford is built around 4 cycleways rather like Milton Keynes Redways only more useful. Ryehope Walk is one such route. Lots of broken glass below the bridge.

St Paul's community centre square, Pendeford

Access path to Staffs and Worcs Canal, Pendeford

Pendeford, Wolverhampton. Gated footway between Staffs and Worcs canal towpath and St Paul's community centre, school and library and beside Priory Green Primary School. It's better to use nearby Waterside Close to get to Morrisons than whe ... [more]

Cleveland Road looking towards the old Royal Wolverhampton Hospital on the right.

Public right of way across Sainsbury's car park, St George's, Wolverhampton looking towards city centre

Centre of St George's island, Wolverhampton with the Metro tramway bridge crossing overhead. Take the paths to the left to left to reach Sainsbury's (store built around St George's church with its steeple) or Bilston Street

At Warwick Street, Wolverhampton head across the path to access the ramps under the St Georges island

Lower Walsall Street, Horseley Fields looking towards Wolverhampton. Fork right for the city centre. Round to the left is Commercial Road.

NCN 81 on the Birmingham Main Canal Towpath looking from the bridge on Lower Walsall Street, Wolverhampton

Lower Walsall Street, looking towards Wolverhampton. The railway trackbed path to Priestfield starts to the immediate left of the picture.

sheep pen crossing in five stages to get across Wednesfield Road from between the Bus gate bus stop and Culwell Street. It's no wonder people cross at the western end outside of the guard rails!

Wednesfield Road Bus Gate approach, A4124 towards Wolverhampton. Cyclists are welcom in this bus lane......

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