I know that cycle lanes in this country are universally crap and their crapness has been extensively documented, but there's something special about this one. I don't know what exactly, maybe it's just the sheer pointlessness of it all, with the sign and the give way so that pedestrians can walk from a wall into a road. Maybe it's the white van completely obscuring it for good measure. It seems to be pretty much everything that's wrong with cycle lanes in this country. If only it were just 10 yards long and eight inches wide, it would be perfect.
Thanks to Allan Dade for the pic
Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.