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Postby Mickoc » Sat May 17, 2014 6:46 pm

Everybody please be aware that the road from Broken Cross right down to Siddington Cross roads has had chippings put on it.

Rode it this morning. Not nice. 5mph all the way to cross roads.

They have also chipped around 500 metres of Siddington road as well !!! Tuesday night road race wil be using this road.

I have also noted that there are signs up on Trap street and Hulme Walfield Lane saying that chippings are to be put down in the next seven days. Weather dependant.

If these lanes are chipped before Tuesday this will not make for very nice racing.

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Re: Riders Beware- Surface Dressing

Postby thetrotter » Sun May 18, 2014 3:35 pm

They were doing Trap Street this lunchtime. Looked neat enough but impossible to ride on it at anything other than a crawl with all the loose stones. Not looking good for Tuesday ;(
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Re: Riders Beware- Surface Dressing

Postby jjackson » Sun May 18, 2014 4:05 pm

Colshaw Lane (the lane on the left after Siddington heading towards Withington) is really bad all the way to Messuage Lane. The A34 from Marton to Siddington has had lots of traffic which has compacted and clear most of the chipping. However there are deep chippings a metre from the edge forcing you to ride out. Also lots of chippings sticking to tyres. Dark Lane to Redesmere due today / this week.
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Re: Riders Beware- Surface Dressing

Postby thetrotter » Sun May 18, 2014 4:24 pm

I wonder what the CTC/BCF view on the practice of surface dressing is? Would have thought that it presents a real danger to two wheeled traffic (both bikes and motorbikes) unless it is properly rolled and then swept on a regular basis. When it's done properly it generally isn't too bad after a couple of days but there have been some really bad examples recently (eg the road through Timbersbrook was a nightmare last year with mounds of chippings all over the road). Not sure that sticking up 20mph signs removes the responsibility to do things properly.
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Re: Riders Beware- Surface Dressing

Postby MalcolmF » Sun May 18, 2014 6:14 pm

There were a couple of roadsweeping machines going up and down Pexhill Road yesterday evening which have removed a lot of the loose chippings, but you still have to take care especially on the bends
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Re: Riders Beware- Surface Dressing

Postby thetrotter » Mon May 19, 2014 8:35 am

Might it be worth getting on to Cheshire East Highways and seeing whether they will carry out some more sweeping? http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/lat ... ists-27254
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Re: Riders Beware- Surface Dressing

Postby moraymac » Mon May 19, 2014 3:02 pm

Rode down Pexhill at lunchtime. The top part is particularly bad as alot of traffic has been diverted from the Macc to Monks Heath crossroads main road to go up and down Pexhill. Loose chippins piling up on sides, in the middle and between the tracks of cars etc. Some section ok but then suddenly deep and unstable. As mentioned the 500m from Siddington Cross roads towards Lower Wittington is not good. Also mentioned the section in Trap Street near the Black Swan is very loose. I would not recommend any group riding and any 'through and off' in these conditions on any of the above affected sections of road.
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Re: Riders Beware- Surface Dressing

Postby Ant Lear » Wed May 21, 2014 11:46 am

Anyone thinking of going up the brickworks be careful. The brickworks is getting the same treatment as Pexhill in that it is being re-surfaced. I went this morning with the full intention of knocking Mike Stretch off the top of the wheelers leaderboard for Brickworks challenge on Strava and had to alter my plans :lol: only kidding Mike don't think my car would get up there in 7:18.
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