A30 - Do NOT use it!

Discussion in 'Lands End to John O'Groats (LEJOG)' started by Brains, 3 Jul 2013.

  1. bianchi1

    bianchi1 Veteran

    Location:
    malverns
    A good resurrection. When I did my JOGLE, I lasted about a mile on this road before feeling so unsafe I gave up, climbed up the verge and across a field to a lovely country road.

    The issue if I remember correctly is the complete lack of any hard shoulder.
     
  2. User1252

    User1252 Guest

    Not a complete lack of respect for you as a road user?
     
  3. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
    You can be dead right. +1 for don't do it
     
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  4. User1252

    User1252 Guest

    Give up the road network one road at a time?
     
  5. burntoutbanger

    burntoutbanger Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Devon
    I drive this road weekly from Camborne to Exeter and up to a few years ago weekly from Penzance to Exeter.

    I wouldn't ride a bike on it. :sad:
     
  6. keithmac

    keithmac Über Member

    I can see the appeal if Strava is you main concern.

    I wouldn't go anywhere near it on a bike (personal choice).

    When driving I give plenty of room when passing cycles but doing follow through the mirrors the cars behind don't always offer the same courtesy.

    It's the closing speed that's the biggest issue, you have to hope the vehicle has seen you in time and reacted to your presence. Sadly many don't have either the skill, observation or concentration to do so.

    You are putting your life in the hands of the hundred or so cars that are passing you, hoping every driver is skilled and switched on enough to perform a safe pass..
     
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  7. ChrisEyles

    ChrisEyles Veteran

    Location:
    Devon
    The A30 is horrendous!!! Even when I used to ride a small motorbike (a 125cc) I didn't feel very safe, let alone on a push bike!

    The *old* A30 on the other hand is really quite a nice route from Exeter to Okehampton, I ride it fairly often to visit friends.
     
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