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Cyclists left baffled by signs in Nuneaton

Warwickshire County Council says signs were installed incorrectly

Cyclists in Nuneaton have been left confused by new signs along a main road in the Warwickshire town.

One of three signs erected last week on the footway running alongside The Long Shoot says “End of Route,” similar to the one on the left in the picture above.

Next to that however is a sign depicting a bike confirming that it is still a cycle route, and nearby a third sign denotes it as a shared path for cyclists and pedestrians.

Green Party county councillor Michele Kondakor told the Coventry Telegraph: "There are plans for a cycle path along The Long Shoot but it's not there yet and these signs are pure madness and totally unhelpful."

Warwickshire County Council told the newspaper: "After investigation we can confirm that the signs in question were installed incorrectly.

"This was an unfortunate error on the part of our contractor and we are working with them to have this rectified as soon as possible," the council added.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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