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Start of safe route beside former A39 from Kea school to Playing Place.

Start of safe route beside former A39 to Kea school

Junction of King Harry Ferry variant from main NCN route 3.

National Cycle Network route 3 crossing side road (from King Harry Ferry - NCN 3 variant) at Playing Place.

National Cycle Network route 3 by the A39 at Playing Place (and the schools rush out of Truro - sheer insanity!).

NCN route 3 marker between the Playing Place roundabouts.

Shared-use cycle route crossing side road at the Playing Place roundabout.

The bus lane merges right, giving way to vehicles on the A39, while pedestrians and cyclists go left.

Shared-use footway and bus lane beside the A39 from Carnon Downs to Playing Place, with NCN route 3 on the far side.

NCN route 3 on former A39 next to the current road.

Sustrans milepost by NCN route 3, on former A39.

NCN route 3 on the old A39.

Cycle route crossing the A39 at the top of the Carnon Downs bypass.

National Cycle Network route 3 crosses a side road through this gap and turns right through Carnon Downs.

Start of Cornwall's presumably most expensive bus lane - shared-use footway to the left, despite the 'buses only' sign.

Shared-use footway by the A39 Carnon Downs bypass, and link left to the village.

Bridleway between the old A39 and the new Carnon Gate bypass.

Southern end of Cornwall's Coast-to-Coast Trail (on the former Redruth and Chasewater Railway).

Cornwall's Coast-to-Coast Trail passing under the new A39 Carnon Gate bypass.

Bridge linking bridleway with the Coast-to-Coast Trail at Carnon Gate.

Bridleway leading north from the new A39 Carnon Gate roundabout.

Bridleway leading north from the new A39 at the Carnon Gate roundabout.

Shared-use footway by the new A39 at Carnon Gate.

Start of byway from Devoran and Carnon Gate to Perranwell Station.

The former A39 at Carnon Gate, newly relieved by a new road and closed except for buses and cyclists (the latter a bit of an afterthought, at least in the signage).

The former A39 at Carnon Gate, newly relieved by a new road and closed except for buses and cyclists (the latter a bit of an afterthought, at least in the signage).

Cycling seems to be allowed on this new safe route between Perranwell Station and Perranwell village.

'No Horses' but presumably cycling is allowed - a new safe route between Perranwell Station and Perranwell village.

Cycle route on the former Redruth and Chasewater Railway crossing the A393 Redruth-Falmouth road.

Cycle route on the former Redruth and Chasewater Railway (part of the Mineral Tramways project).

Cycle contraflow leading to the Redruth Tesco.

Possible future route of the Tolgus Trail, part of Cornwall's Mineral Tramways project.

Road crossing on the Coast-to-Coast Trail (on the former Portreath Tramroad).

Road crossing on the Coast-to-Coast Trail (on the former Portreath Tramroad).

Signage of Cornwall's Coast-to-Coast Trail (on the Portreath Tramroad, Cornwall's first railway).

Doubtless the most distinguished cycle parking in Cornwall

Surely the bike stands shouldn't be right in front of the bin?

Cornwall's very own Coast-to-Coast trail, leaving Portreath

The Portreath Incline - a possible (but very steep) cycle route.

Mineral Tramways trail from Portreath crossing into Tehidy Country Park

Mineral Tramways project trail on former railway from Portreath to Tehidy Country Park.

Mineral Tramways project trail to Portreath under development

Footpath (but quite cycleable) into Tehidy Country Park

Northern entry to Tehidy Country Park cycle network (there's another entry to the west, signed 'access to offices only' or similar, which would make a useful through route).

NCN route 3 continuing east by the old A30.

NCN route 3 at the rear of Copperhouse Co-op store.

Cycling parking close to NCN route 3 at Copperhouse Coop store.

National Cycle Network route 3 crossing the east end of Copperhouse Pool.

Bikeshop on National Cycle Network route 3 in Hayle.

No, you don't have to pay to park that bike!

Cycle short-cut on north side of Hayle viaduct.

Why should eastbound cyclists on NCN route 3 have to tackle the rather tight roundabout when there's a perfectly useable route on the near side of Hayle viaduct?

NCN route 3 turns off the former railway along the north side of Copperhouse Pool.

NCN route 3 leaves Hayle on a former rail bridge across Copperhouse Pool.

Easy to miss - NCN route 3 changes to the other side of the old A30 entering Hayle.

Offroad section of NCN route 3 leaving Hayle towards Hayle Estuary RSPB reserve.

Offroad section of NCN route 3 entering Hayle (Sustrans milepost 8 and Criman War mortar to the right).

NCN route 3 - by Hayle Estuary RSPB reserve, the start of the section parallel to the old A30 into Hayle.

Just a couple of miles south of the busy A30, National Cycle Route 3 offers far more enjoyable cycling (and great signposts).

Cycle lanes on the busy A30 - not particularly pleasant cycling. But (see #15097)....

Cycle parking (and helpful sign) at St Erth station

'Motorcycles only' - who are they kidding? and who crashed into the stands? (Porthtowan)

parking at Godrevy Point (National Trust)

Cycle indicator to show where people with bikes should wait on the platform.

Cycle parking at St Austell railway station.

Cycle parking at the Eden Project. Not being used probably because it is pointlessly far away from the entrance.

Bicycle amongst a plantation, at the Eden Project

To the left, one of the few lanes in Penzance with a sign specifically banning cycling; ahead, cycling is presumably allowed, although there's a slalom which you'd have to push through.

New Town Lane leading to crossing of Penzance's main road, Market Jew St (jew as in jeudi, ie Thursday Market St) - and St Piran's day dance.

Cycle, bus and taxi contraflow on Penzance's main road, Market Jew St (jew as in jeudi, ie Thursday Market St)

Minimal cycle parking at the top of Causewayhead, Penzance's main pedestrian street (oh, and the start of the St Piran's Day dance)

Pointless signage (to a zebra crossing).

Princess May Recreation Ground, Penzance - various things are banned but not, it seems, cycling. This is opposite Humphrey Davy school, so an important route for children.

pedestrian links to Coombe Lane cycle track, Penzance (staggered crossing)

Coombe Lane, Penzance - an excellent cycle route, despite lack of signage.

Dead end? not for cyclists (and pedestrians).

Coombe Lane, Penzance - signed as a dead-end (see #12910).

Car parking is preferred to putting in the obvious cycle link under the A30 bridge.

It should be possible to put National Cycle Network route 3 on to Penzance promenade, but the seaweed would have to be cleared regularly!

Surprisingly, the National Cycle Network route 3 follows the road rather than the promenade west from Penzance.

Probably not a cycle route - but Penzance has very few specific signs.

No cycling in Penlee Park, Penzance (right) so it's presumably allowed on the track to the left.

cycle parking in Penzance station

Marazion - start of seafront section of National Cycle Network route 3. Extending this eastwards into Marazion was proving controversial in early 2012, with local politicians threatening to resign over the right to park on double yellow lin ... [more]

National Cycle Network route 3, Marazion Marshes - view to St Michael's Mount

National Cycle Network route 3 link to New Dairy Lane, Marazion.

National Cycle Network route 3 link to New Dairy Lane, Marazion.

National Cycle Network route 3, parallel to the A394 but not connected - a slip lane for cyclists from Helston would be welcome.

Helston, Cornwall - start of cycle track to Culdrose naval airbase (HMS Seahawk).

Culdrose naval airbase (HMS Seahawk) - cycle track to Helston.

Culdrose naval airbase (HMS Seahawk) main gate - start of cycle track to Helston.

Culdrose naval airbase (HMS Seahawk) - start of path along A3083 (pedestrian only as far as the main gate).

Bodmin Parkway station - Sustrans milepost and new sign showing position for loading cycles on High Speed Trains

Bodmin Parkway station - start of National Cycle Route link through Lanhydrock estate (National Trust).

Lanhydrock estate (National Trust) - asphalt track to Bodmin Parkway station

National Cycle Network route 3 through Lanhydrock estate (National Trust) - 'cyclists dismount' to cross a quiet road. The sign which is very faded reads: W A R N I N G ROAD JUNCTION AHEAD CYCLISTS PLEASE DISMOUNT CROSS THE ROAD WIT ... [more]

start of off-road section of National Cycle Network route 3 through Lanhydrock estate (National Trust)

National Cycle Network route 3 entering Lanhydrock estate (National Trust)

The Saints Way, from Lostwithiel to Golant youth hostel - there is asphalt beneath the muck!

Penzance - lots of nice cut-throughs for bikes.

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