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I did say that to a very good m8 of mine who works for the CART doing the enviromental studies, fish rescue etc etc.
He told me that the footpaths are for everyone, including cyclists....and there is no speed limit other than use consideration for other users.
As with most things, consideration for others no longer exists.
Without doubt,i've heard of several guys having bikes ride straight through poles,we are talking chest high and in vision,one particular guy did it to a guy in the middle of a match length,he and his bike ended up in the middle of the Grand Union,how the CART can think that a guy on a push bike has the same rights as someone who pays for the privilege,absurd!
 

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Without doubt,i've heard of several guys having bikes ride straight through poles,we are talking chest high and in vision,one particular guy did it to a guy in the middle of a match length,he and his bike ended up in the middle of the Grand Union,how the CART can think that a guy on a push bike has the same rights as someone who pays for the privilege,absurd!

Thing is, even pedestrians, runners etc pay nothing, it's only anglers and I think boats have a fee to pay on canals also.
I know there are more and more anglers who love fishing canals but i'm not one of them, I seriously dislike fishing canals.
 

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Boats pay serious money,so as I see it,they have bragging rights,anglers next,everyone else should kiss the ring!
If you think about what canal towpaths were artually made for ...horses towing boats it seems absurd that horses arn't allowed on most canals!
 

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I noticed quite few mountain bikers riding far too fast and coming up behind you almost unheard. There could be an accident. How is a canal towpath mountain terrain?
At one time you needed a cycle licence to ride along the Bridgewater Canal towpath, available from Peel Holdings I think, Only 12 per year were issued.
You may still need one, it could be one of those old laws that are still in force.
 

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Thing is, even pedestrians, runners etc pay nothing, it's only anglers and I think boats have a fee to pay on canals also.
I know there are more and more anglers who love fishing canals but i'm not one of them, I seriously dislike fishing canals.
Was going to buy a house in Lymm where the garden gate opened on to the towpath, I found out I would have to pay at the time
(25+ years ago ) £15 a year for the privilege.
In the end the seller took it off the market after I had paid to have a survey done.
Bought one on the other side of the road with a 5 minute walk to the river bolliin.
 
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