Strange Road Signs

CyclePikel

Active Member
You're kidding me! I was at UCNW from 1972 to 1975. I lived off Glanrafon Hill, and later in a village on Anglesey called Llanddaniel Fab. My only claim to any kind of fame is that I rode my motorbike at 5 times the speed limit past that very sign. (The Menai Bridge speed limit was 15 mph, but don't let that spoil anything.)
I haven't noticed an especially low speed limit along there but then we're normally tootling slowly along the bridge pavement looking at the views.
The traffic jams on the mainland end are EPIC. It's such fun to swoosh past them on the cyclepath.
 

RichardB

Slightly retro
Location
West Wales
I haven't noticed an especially low speed limit along there but then we're normally tootling slowly along the bridge pavement looking at the views.
The traffic jams on the mainland end are EPIC. It's such fun to swoosh past them on the cyclepath.
It may be different now, but back then it was 15mph all the way across. I took the mainland roundabout as fast as I dared and then nailed it between the pillars. I just touched 75 before I had to brake like hell to avoid entering the Menai Bridge pub via an unconventional route..

There was once a 3-mile tailback at the bridge, which turned out to be a couple parked in the road just before the bridge eating a picnic.

As they used to say In Bangor - bleddy Saes!
 
It may be different now, but back then it was 15mph all the way across. I took the mainland roundabout as fast as I dared and then nailed it between the pillars. I just touched 75 before I had to brake like hell to avoid entering the Menai Bridge pub via an unconventional route..

There was once a 3-mile tailback at the bridge, which turned out to be a couple parked in the road just before the bridge eating a picnic.

As they used to say In Bangor - bleddy Saes!
Travelling down through Wales towards Builth Wells we had a notion to go and look at Anglesey. Not sure how I managed it but I missed the turn towards the Menai Bridge as it seemed kind of inconspicuous. By the time I realised there was nowhere handy to turn round. The drivers in Wales all appeared to be mad and just pulled out of junctions regardless of oncoming traffic.
 

RichardB

Slightly retro
Location
West Wales
Travelling down through Wales towards Builth Wells we had a notion to go and look at Anglesey. Not sure how I managed it but I missed the turn towards the Menai Bridge as it seemed kind of inconspicuous. By the time I realised there was nowhere handy to turn round. The drivers in Wales all appeared to be mad and just pulled out of junctions regardless of oncoming traffic.
I now live in Pembrokeshire and it’s like this: “I’ve been driving my Land Rover out of this gateway without looking for forty years, and my father before me, and his father before him, and I’m not going to start looking now!” A farmer two miles away has a habit of doing this with a forklift attachment with the forks at chest level. On a blind bend. How he hasn’t killed someone I don’t know.
 

houblon

Well-Known Member
To many on here, cats eyes were a regular feature on our roads when we were younger.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat's_eye_(road)
The inventor of cat's eyes was Percy Shaw of Boothtown, Halifax, West Yorkshire...The name "cat's eye" comes from Shaw's inspiration for the device: the eyeshine reflecting from the eyes of a cat walking towards him.

Just think: if the cat had been walking away from Percy, he'd have invented the tea-towel holder.

(thank you Barry Cryer)
 

Ming the Merciless

There is no mercy
Location
Inside my skull
The inventor of cat's eyes was Percy Shaw of Boothtown, Halifax, West Yorkshire...The name "cat's eye" comes from Shaw's inspiration for the device: the eyeshine reflecting from the eyes of a cat walking towards him.

Just think: if the cat had been walking away from Percy, he'd have invented the tea-towel holder.

(thank you Barry Cryer)
I prefer the Ken Dodd version.

If the cat had been walking away from him, he’d have invented the pencil sharpener
 

Moodyman

Guru
My avatar is a road sign encouraging motorists to look out for cyclists. It's a main road on the Yorkshire coast often used for time trialling.

What's unusual about it? That the local highways department is concerned enough for cyclists to erect a prominent sign.
 
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