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This Cambridgeshire cycle path is the shortest in the UK

Cyclists have been left dumbfounded by what is believed to the shortest cycle path in the UK – which..

By admin , in Cambridge , at March 21, 2018

Cyclists have been left dumbfounded by what is believed to the shortest cycle path in the UK – which measures a paltry three feet.

The cycle path, which has two lanes – one for each direction – seems to abruptly stop in the middle of the road for no apparent reason.

Cyclists in Whittlesey have been astounded and confused as to where the mini-path is supposed to lead.

Cyclists have been left dumbfounded by the path in Whittlesey (Image: SWNS.com)

The cycle path sits outside a pub called The Ivy Leaf Club, on Gracious Street.

Bike rider Gerald Dean, 31, said: "It's been like that for a few months now – I always thought the council were going to do something with it, but I think it's just been forgotten.

"It looks like you're meant to cross the road, get onto the path… and then go onto the pavement?

"It could be something very historic – but I couldn't tell you until I investigate if I'm honest.

The cycle path, which has two lanes – one for each direction – seems to abruptly stop in the middle of the pavement (Image: SWNS.com)

"If the path is very old, I might not be able to tell you about it because the decision could have been made prior to any of our councillors being appointed.

"I have spoken to the mayor on this and it does seem odd as there is also another one the other side of the road. We will do some investigating with Cambridgeshire County Council."

Cyclists in the area have been astounded and confused as to where the mini-path is supposed to lead (Image: SWNS.com)

Cambridge itself boasts a few other tiny accolades including a titchy roundabout and the tiniest double yellow lines in England.

Tiny roundabout

The roundabout in Bullen Close, Cherry Hinton, should be entered in The Guinness Book of Records, according to the UK Roundabout Appreciation Society (UKRAS).

The ‘cute’ junction marker was spotted by city taxi driver Paul Bradley, who had to do a double-take when driving up to the roundabout.

Mr Bradley said: “I am not sure how long this has been here but I only noticed this roundabout a little while ago and found how small it is hilarious – particularly as it is a properly built one with little kerbstones, which makes it more special.

“I am not sure how many people actually use this as it’s meant to be used as I’m sure it would be quite tricky unless you are in a Ford KA or Smart car.

“I think most just go over it, probably hardly noticing it.”

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Expert Kevin Beresford, president of UKRAS – who is also known as ‘Lord of the Rings’ – is convinced Cambridge’s tiny roundabout should go in the record books.

He said: “I would state without doubt that must be the smallest roundabout in Cambridge, and surely must be the smallest contender in Britain for that title."

England's shortest double yellows?

The discovery means Cambridge can now boast two contenders for road marking honours: two sets of double yellow lines measuring just 13 inches long apiece were painted between parking spaces in Humberstone Road, beating the previous shortest double yellows in Britain by a good four inches.

Other tiny things in the Cambridge area include:

Tiny garden

In 2010, gardening historian Dr Twigs Way created Cambridge’s smallest garden.

The greenfingered expert has installed her horticultural creation into the Abbey Taxi, a gallery inside a black taxi cab based on Stanesfield Road in Abbey.

Smallest library

In 2014, the residents of Upwood turned their empty village phone box into Cambridgeshire’s smallest library.

Smallest door

Young Eddie Brown, 9, a pupil at St Luke’s Primary School in Cambridge reckons this door in a street near the Grafton shopping centre is the smallest in the city.

He said: “The people must have been really tiny-winy and thin in the olden days to get through there.”

Smallest village green

This village green in Great Shelford has to be up there as one of the tiniest in England.

Tiny pub

The St Radegund in King Street, Cambridge, boasts the accolade of being the smallest pub in the city.