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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 5th January, 2019)

Saddle Cycle Lane

Saddle Cycle Lane
Saddle Junction, Wigan.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
Views: 2,465

Comment by: Aubrey on 5th January 2019 at 09:05

Thanks Mick for posting this photo.
Are the cyclists due to increase in number by such an extent to justify the cycle lanes at this junction now?

Comment by: Peebee on 5th January 2019 at 12:27

Wonder when the first bike collision will happen ?

Comment by: Janet.... on 5th January 2019 at 14:27

I've been gone so long, I can't make head nor tail of the Saddle junction anymore, or Wigan it's self for that matter... The Wigan I knew and grew up in has all gone...

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th January 2019 at 15:07

They won't use it anyway.....they'll cycle on the pavement like they always do. I've nearly been knocked down a couple of times by adults riding bikes at speed on the pavement, not even bothering to let you know they're there. Even on the canal towpath cyclists will often ring their bell as they come up behind you, but the people riding on the pavements couldn't care less.

Comment by: Mortarmillbill on 5th January 2019 at 15:20


The view is looking towards Wigan from the Warrington Road end.
The River Douglas runs under the road near the Topps Tiles and Screwfix shops.
Just behind the green panelled vehicle on the right of the photo is the railway bridge at Seven Stars.

Comment by: Dave on 5th January 2019 at 16:41

Hi Janet , thought it was just me . Wasn’t there a pub called the Seven Stars ? I can’t place this at all, Wigan has changed so much . Can anyone refer me to an old picture on here of this same place .
Likewise Janet. Really strange not recognising anymore the place where you born and grew up in . It’s like your childhood
has been erased with a rubber taking part of your soul with it ,.

Comment by: Kenee on 5th January 2019 at 17:51

Just as Irene says, I saw a cyclist today but not using the cycle lane, on the pavement by SCS.

Comment by: David O on 6th January 2019 at 11:35

David - As Mortarmillbill wrote, you can just see the railway bridge above the green panelled vehicle. The Seven Stars Hotel is just beyond the railway, just before the canal bridge.

Comment by: Janet on 8th January 2019 at 03:12

Thanks Mortarmillbill... I had sort of figured out I was looking toward Wigan,, seems to be Winter Hill very faintly in the background... But really I am totally lost.. 43 years since I left and the Wigan I knew is no more... As you said Dave, yes, part of my soul is gone...Very sad....

Comment by: Lynne Beaumont on 13th January 2019 at 01:27

A pointless waste of time and money.
Wigan is too hilly for cycling to be practical for most people.

Comment by: John Brown on 28th January 2019 at 15:49

Regarding Irene Roberts' comment: There was a time when having a bell on a bike was the norm - maybe even legally required, I'm not 100% sure on that though - Anyway, I too have been very close to being flattened by cyclists coming up behind at speed. Some of them are completely inconsiderate, and downright dangerous. Bring back compulsory bells I say.

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