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Cycling in Oxford

Oxford has the second highest level of cycling in the UK after Cambridge, with 21,000 cyclists riding in to or out of Oxford city centre each day.

The main group campaigning for cycling in the area is Cyclox.

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Link to Cowley Road, Oxford

Bike shed at Oxford YHA hostel

Access to the bike shed at Oxford YHA hostel

Bike shed at Oxford YHA hostel

Oxwash bikes - a sustainable laundry service, coming soon to Cambridge

Walton Street, Oxford, is now closed to motor vehicles at Beaumont St

Pedestrian cut-through, Oxford

To the left, the cycle route towards Oxford and Cherwell Valley College

Cycle route towards Oxford and Cherwell Valley College

Traffic-free bridge on route towards Oxford and Cherwell Valley College

Riverside cycle route to central Oxford

Riverside cycle route to central Oxford

Pedestrian-only access to Oxford Castle - fine, but there's room for cycle parking in the corner there.

Cycle parking and Oxford Castle

Dropped kerb on Lower Fisher Row, Oxford - how would you know it wasn't open for cycling?

No Cycling sign on Lower Fisher Row (riverside footpath), Oxford

Wheeling ramp on Lower Fisher Row (riverside footpath), Oxford

Cycle parking at the Cancer and Haematology Centre, Churchill Hospital, Oxford

Clear demand for more cycle parking at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford

Lots of cycle parking at Oxford University's Old Road (medical) campus

Clear line-of-desire cut-through near the Churchill Hospital, Oxford

End of off-road cycleway, Oxford

Road closure - this should be improved as a cycle link

Route sign and road closure, Oxford

Drivers towards Headington should give way to cyclists heading for Cowley.

Annoying Give Way marking at the exit from Magdalen College, and sign forbidding cyclists to use the footway.

Lots of dead space between cycle lane and cycle parking - wouldn't this be better used to provide a proper cycle lane on the other side of the road?

One of three pseudo-roundabouts on the new Frideswide Square, Oxford

Shared space marker on the new Frideswide Square, Oxford

Bike gate entering Oxford, where the off-road cycleway joins the carriageway

Botley Road bike shop, Oxford, with a great range of practical bikes for normal people

Link from Oxford cycle route 8 by Oatlands Road Recreatiom Ground

Permeability of a sort from Oatlands Road Recreation Ground

Oxford cycle route 8 west from Oatlands Road Recreation Ground

Cycle lane on Ferry Hinksey Road, Oxford

Crossing on Oxford cycle route 8

Cramped route around a school playground on Oxford cycle route 8

Bridge on Oxford cycle route 8

Short stretch of segregated cycleway over the Osney Ditch bridge, Oxford, with a new footbridge to the right.

Short stretch of segregated cycleway over the Osney Ditch bridge, Oxford, with a new footbridge to the right.

Narrow cycle lane into Oxford

The Thames Path west of Oxford station

Bikes flyparked at the rear of Oxford station - this road is a cycle route but it is infested with lots of very vicious speed humps.

Cycle parking at the Radcliffe Science Library, Oxford

Cyclists Rejoin Carriageway sign on NCN route 51, Oxford

Something strange has happened to these cycle stands

Overflow cycle parking opposite Keble College

Overflow parking by the new Physics building, Oxford

Segregated cycleway past the new Physics building, Oxford

No Cycles Whether Ridden or Pushed at this entrance to the Parks, Oxford

Cycle route to the Parks, Oxford

Cycle parking at a college that didn't exist when I was a student in Oxford

Bus/cycle lane transitioning back to cycle lane

No cycling on the footway

Crossing on the Marston-Jericho cycle route, Oxford

Route sign and rather odd End of Cycle Route sign

Cycle lane transitioning to bus/cycle lane

Summertown Cycles, Oxford

Cycle parking at the Co-op, Summertown

No Entry Except Cycles, Summertown

Cycle parking at the M&S Food Hall, Summertown

Service roads and crossing, Summertown, Oxford

Cycle parking in Summertown

Closure except to buses, bikes and taxis on Oxford's High St

There seems to be more cycle parking here.

Much improved closure on New College Lane, Oxford

Lots of cycle parking at the graduate building of New College, Oxford

New residential development in New College with sheltered cycle parking on both sides.

In my student days there were rows of wheelbender bike stands on both sides of the college entry.

There seems to be more cycle parking here.

The traffic lights have been removed and a conceptual roundabout surface added.

Cyclists Dismount sign at the start of this footpath near the Oxford Canal

Cyclists Dismount sign on this footpath near the Oxford Canal

Footpath between Oxford station and the Oxford Canal

Paved footpath towards Oxford station

The Cyclists Dismount sign is quite a way down this footpath.

Cycle parking around the corner from the Said Business School, Oxford

Crazy not to provide a dropped kerb on this new link to Oxford station

Junction of cycle routes north of Oxford station

Cycle parking and new route to Oxford station

Charging station for Oxonbike electric bike-sharing scheme

New route north from Oxford station

NCN route 5 blocked by cycle stands added by the Westgate development.

Access to track blocked by articulated truck.

Keble Road cycle access in use by motorcycle

Keble Road cycle gate being used by motorcycle

Keble Road cycle access in use by motorcycle

Cycle access to Keble Road blocked by pickup truck.

Thames towpath on a sunny day.

NCN route 5 blocked by a luton van

NCN route 5 blocked by a luton van

NCN route 5 blocked by luton van.

Oxford Event Hire truck blocking cycle gate access to Keble Road

A long lead up and sharp bend mean this was very hard to get a cargo bike round. It requires hefty wiggling. Ok for normal bikes but beware if you have a tandem, Tagalong or cargo.

Entrance to segregated cycleway on NCN route 51 blocked by parked taxi.

Segregated cycleway blocked by parked cars on NCN route 51.

Lift at Oxford station - adequate for two normal bikes

Photo of the Radcliffe Camera with the shadow of St Mary’s the university church and bikes parked all the way around the railings.

Pony little bike hire sturdy bike but the lights didn’t work on the one I just rode.

Cycle parking, Oxford

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