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.

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.

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??

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.

Great (Grate) Pulteney Sttreet

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

‘Magic’ crack and hole filling markers.


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.