Bike rid­ers sad­dled with diver­sions

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

CY­CLISTS be­came ad­di­tional vic­tims to re­cent flood­ing.

This pic­ture shows their path on a key route blocked af­ter the banks of the Great Stour in Ash­ford burst.

Road safety cam­paigner Ted Prangnell found this as he cy­cled on Na­tional Cy­cle Route 18, which runs par­al­lel to the river and un­der the M20 near junc­tion 9.

Mr Prangnell took the pic­ture on Tues­day, Novem­ber 24, dur­ing a month of con­tin­ual down­pours and floods.

He said: “That path be­came flooded a cou­ple of times and it meant both cy­clists and pedes­tri­ans had to go over the Can­ter­bury Road M20 bridge in­stead, which is danger­ous to cy­clists.”

The Ash­ford M20 cy­cle path, flooded

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