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I've shown the failings in this path, at the end of Church Lane in Trumpington, several times.

Here's my approach to this junction and getting to the offroad cycle path towards town.

As I approach you can see the cars in the cyclelane (because there's no space, not their fault really). The large offroad cycle path starts about 100-200 yards away on this side of the road.

Now the status of the path between here and the large offroad cycle path is not very well known. On older maps it's not clear if there is offroad cycling on this side. But at this first junction and the smaller junction that starts the large offroad cycle path, there are dropped kerbs specifically designed for cyclists. Because of this and the complete lack of "Cyclepath end" signs, I'd strongly suggest it is an offroad cyclepath, despite obstacles on the way.

I take the side turning to quickly get me on the offroad cyclepath, which is quicker than going through the lights, even on green.

The path quickly reduces in size (and is a general pain to use, with that busstop!), but there are a couple of useful dropped kerbs and a "dotted" line cyclelane on the main road. Looking back, very carefully filter into this lane. You must make sure that drivers can see you doing this and that there are no other cyclists and larger vehicles coming along the road. Once I've established my position on the road, I tend to rapidly pass this section and move onto the large offroad cycle path, checking carefully for vehicles on the side junction.

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