Sunday, 1 April 2018

Busway cycle track flooded


The busway cycle track isflooded between St Ives Park & Ride and Fen Drayton. This is due to high water levels in the river Great Ouse.

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  1. Still flooded today ( Monday 2nd April).

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  2. The water is deeper this morning (3 April). Cycletrack flooed at several places between St Ives P& R and Fen Drayton Lakes, but dry between Fen Drayton and Swavesey.

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  3. Thanks for the update Andrew

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  4. it's closed, which means no one should be going down there, either get the bus or alternate route.

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  5. Does anyone know if the flooding has gone down enough for it to open any time soon? Need to burn off the christmas hibernation belly fat ;)

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  6. Is it okay to use yet? I want to cycle today

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  7. I’m away from St Ives right now so unable to go and check the water levels.

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  8. It was still heavily flooded (at least 1ft deep for long stretches) between Swavesey and St Ives last night.

    It's possible to walk along the top of the embankments, but the surface is too soft/lumpy for road bikes without pushing.

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  9. Far worse now - deep water between Swavesey and Fen Drayton. Water almost at top of a 5 bar gate in the field beside Trout Pond. Last time it flooded like that it was closed for several weeks.

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  10. The water in the Dolphin car park is going down, you can now see the bottom of the car stranded there. Going via the Low road is no fun at all on the bike...

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  11. Sunday 8th April. Water levels have dropped and it is now possible to cycle between St Ives Park & Ride and Fen Drayton Lakes. However, there is a lot of debris lying on the track, and there is a puddle just next to the small concrete bridge.
    There is deep water between Fen Drayton Lakes and Swavesey, and on previous experience, this might take a few weeks to recede.

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  12. The longest section of the dips after Fen Drayton Lakes must be under at least 3 foot, but its going down cause the debris is starting to be let behind on the entry and exit hilly bits , but what a mess!

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  13. Will the council clear the debris, puncture crazy.

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    1. Get in touch with your local county councillor about this.

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  14. Update as of 12th April:

    There's water about 2" deep near the small bridge past the viaduct, and flotsam on other areas, but I was able to cycle continuously from St Ives to Fen Drayton Lakes.

    The deep section on the Swavesey side is still there, and there's another 1.5"-deep patch in the closest dip to Swavesey that I don't remember being flooded last week.

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  15. Anyone know if it has dried out yet?

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  16. Unfortunately, it has not completely dried out yet. You can get from St Ives to Fen Drayton Lakes OK (negotiating a few bits of debris). But from there to swavesy there is still a lot of water lying on the track. I cycled to Cambridge today, and diverted from Fen Drayton Lakes via Swavesey Windmill. This added about 10 minutes onto the journey.

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  17. Thanks Andrew - I am leading a group of people that way on Saturday so hope it has dried by then....I'll maybe ask again on Friday?

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  18. I’ll be cycling that way tomorrow and will give an update.

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  19. Thursday 19th. Still flooded near Swavesey, approx a foot deep. So my advice to the Saturday group is to plan an alternative route between Swavesey and Fen Drayton Lakes.

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  20. Crikey, wonder if there is a drain or something blocked.... - Thanks we will turn off after the MG place and go via the windmill - unless we see people coming towards us that say it is clear.... THANKS AGAIN!

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    2. Not a blocked drain. Just a result of the topography. The flooded stretches near the river fill up quick and then recede quick. But the current flooded stretch seems to fill up, then take ages to empty. It would have been much better if they'd raised the cycle track up on an embankment in the first place.

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  21. Any further updates on the flood?

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  22. As of yesterday still under at least a foot of water
    Saw one guy cycle thru it but if you want dry feet it’s not going to happen!

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