The route we surveyed last week and the smallest diversion to the existing route. Questions raised by Patrick over traffic volumes which still need to be checked out. Interestingly the existing route 63 already uses part of the B585 after it emerges from Battram. The Sustrans mapping shows this as off road, but there is only a very narrow path to the side of the road and this is not designated as a cycleway. After the B585 we found the road south into Bagworth to be straight, dull and quite busy with some of the weirdest "cycle chicanes" I have ever seen. Admittedly the route has been lovingly signed by Eric!
It seems to me that the cross roads at the junction of the 582/ 585 would be a good place to do some weekday traffic monitoring. Please use the blog comments to share your views. And any volunteers to do some traffic monitoring would be appreciated.