(This is a maintenance report for the benefit of the people who keep the trail clean, don't be put off - it's still a great ride! )
Sussex St - tyres dumped, general litter.
Bowden Housteads woods - general litter & fly-tipping between Parkway bridge & Mosbrough Parkway Bridge. Signage missing - have put up temporary signs but a more robust solution is needed here. The new signs that have been put up in the city centre are not suitable for these remote locations - the one new one that has been put up, at the NCN6/67 junction at Richmond has been vandalised.
Glass on track at numerous locations between Mosbrough Parkway & Manor Way - Access points in particular need to receive attention.
Off-road motorcyclists in the Carbrook Ravine Sheffield Wildlife Trust site.
Fly-tipping on Tinsley Park Road - general litter all the way from Arena to Tinsley Park Rd
Unnecessary "cyclists dismount" sign at south end of cobweb bridge.
Glass on pavement - East Coast Rd bridge.
Beighton Tip Site - The new tracks across the landfill site are in much better condition than the old TPT route and a more pleasant ride. However, there are no signs across the site and nowhere to put temporary ones.
Rear of Sovereign Stainless Fabrications, Attercliffe Rd- fence broken leading to rubbish spilling out on to Five Weirs Walk.
Broken glass on pavements around Arena Sq
NCN6 Old Penistone Rd Grime & litter at access point returning to shared use pavement, south end.
Litter bins need to be emptied more often - many of the bins I passed were full to overflowing.
On the plus side, the new sufaces between Beighton and Richmond are excellent and make for a safer, faster and smoother ride.
Elsewhere in the city
Cycle route signs pointing in wrong direction at following locations:-
Glossop Rd/Brunswick St junction.
Saxon Rd/Chesterfield Rd junction (w. side of railway bridge)
Fly-tipping at Eastern end of Stone Lane.
Fly-tipping & broken glass on the footpath between Bamforth St & Penistone Rd (nr Vision windows Warehouse)
TPT signs have been vandalised on town link - visible from the train.