Bring back our cycle hoops.

Oh the irony of the top cycling Tour Series coming to Bath for ‘Round Six’ and the council enthusiasm for cycling in general.

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The Tour Series banner outside the Guildhall.

Outside the same Guildhall – that bears this giant banner advertising the event on Saturday, May 20th – is an array of cycle parking hoops. Three on one side of the steps are reduced to one, and l think there may be one more missing from the array on the other side.

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Down to one hoop on the left side of the Guildhall steps.

No effort has gone into replacing those that have gone. I think this design is a bit weak in that the holding bolts break quite easily? Maybe they unscrew??

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The site of the missing hoops

Meanwhile in Great Pulteney Street – where Round Six of this race will start and finish – the spray guns have been busy marking – with white paint – places that need urgent filling in what is an awful road surface.

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Great (Grate) Pulteney Sttreet

Shame on you B&NES for not getting the whole of this major tourist attraction resurfaced.

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‘Magic’ crack and hole filling markers.

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Maybe it’s a deliberate way of reducing cycling around the city. Pot holes – under two wheels – have an added impact on your suffering backside. Wish we could ‘jolt’ them into some real action to repair our roads.