The EuroVelo 12 In Yorkshire / The Humber Bridge

The Humber Bridge is the longest bridge in the world that you can cross on a bicycle… or it was until recently when the authorities. for ‘security reasons’, decided to prevent access to the bridge by cyclists and pedestrians. A (very!) long detour was suddenly required to cross the Humber Estuary. Not great. I crossed the bridge a couple of years ago on my first cycle tour with the new bike, Wanda:

There is good news. Access to cyclists and pedestrians has now been restored. There are, however, conditions, as set out by Rob Kingston in this article for Cycling UK.

My concern is that for people like me who do not plan their cycling too much in advance, how many touring cyclists – those attempting to cycle the North Sea Cycle Route / EuroVelo 12 for example – will continue to turn up after 9pm and expect to be able to cross the bridge from south to north and stay overnight in Hull? The situation is not ideal…

What do you think?