Is there a 'ghost' cycle path near you that could be brought back to life?

New website details around 500 miles of UK paths built as a part of a pre-war campaign – and there could be more

Old 'cyclists only' sign uncovered as part of British Bike Tracks project
(Image credit: British Cycle Tracks)

Is there a ghost cycle path near you? A relic of a long-forgotten campaign of infrastructure building might well be waiting to be uncovered on a road close to you.

The results of a project to uncover Britain's long-forgotten cycle paths dating back to the 1930s have been revealed for the first time on a new website.

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.