Marston Cycle Path flooding information

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You may also find the current flag status of the river useful. This page tracks the level of the Isis at Friar's Wharf; Geraint Jones informs me that 15" to 20" above normal there seems to be a good match for a flooded path.

The Environment Agency has an automated level meter at the Southern end of Mesopotamia with two readings available: upstream and downstream. Once calibrated against the flooding of the path these should provide a useful warning mechanism.

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Sunday 10 March 2019 16:35 : Nigel () from () said:
Track is completely clear, no flooding.

Sunday 10 March 2019 15:52 : Lucy () from () said:
Saw a towpath flooded sign outside of the Linacre entrance as I cycled up South Parks rd this morning

Wednesday 6 March 2019 19:09 : Peter Hitchens () from () said:
This is by no means the first violent or criminal Incident on the path. But the fact that the attacked had bikes themselves is especially alarming. I gave tended to think that speed was my best defence. In the absence of anything remotely resembling police patrols( I have never seen an officer on the oath in 20 years) what should we do? I donít want to give up going this way alone after dark, but unless these people are swiftly caught, what is the alternative?

Wednesday 6 March 2019 18:25 : Bill () from () said:

Wednesday 6 March 2019 18:25 : Bill () from () said:
mugging on cyclepath Saturday evening 2nd March ... \n \n

Thursday 8 November 2018 00:08 : Ivan ( from () said:
If you lost a Nike-branded backpack on the bike path tonight, it has been handed to Linacre College porters. Hope it can reach its owner!

Monday 29 October 2018 16:39 : Daniel () from () said:
I encountered a deliveroo scooter on the path at about 7pm last Wednesday. It was very busy with lots of pedestrians and cyclists at the time and I was so shocked I didn't chase him to get the reg number, so this was not a one-off.

Monday 29 October 2018 16:26 : Fiona () from () said:
A deliveroo scooter/motorcycle, registration OU56 FVS, used the footpath/cycle track Sunday afternoon c.4.00 pm to go from Marston into town. This has been reported to Thames Valley Police. If cyclists can knock pedestrians over, goodness knows what motorcyclists will do! If anyone else sees motorcycles using the path and manages to get the registration number, you can report it on

Friday 5 October 2018 11:40 : Elizabeth Lock ( from () said:
Roger--thank you. I have been grumbling about bicycles not being steamrollers and doing jobs properly ever since the wretched gravel was scattered, but wasn't sure how to share my feelings with the county council who, I think, are responsible for the work.

Friday 5 October 2018 10:52 : Roger Grosvenor ( from 2a00:23c5:2a81:600:749e:7d4:fa5:ea35 () said:
Yes, I lobbied the Principal of Linacre College, having met him at the Gilligan talk on Tuesday. He acted commendably quickly! Roger

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An A-road walks into a bar and asks for a pint. The barman serves him, but he looks really tough and the barman worries that there'll be trouble.

Then a dual carriage way walks in and buys a pint. The barman again notes that he looks tough and says, ‘Look, I don't want any trouble, so could you sit in that corner away from the A-road?’ So the dual carriage way does.

Soon afterwards, in walks a motorway and gets a pint, who looks extremely tough, so the barman makes him sit in another corner away from the other two roads.

A bit later, a really small road walks in and buys a diet coke. The A-road, dual carriage way and motorway all look at him aghast and run out of the pub. The barman grabs the motorway on the way past and asks, ‘Why are you running out? He's a really tiny road.’

The motorway replies, ‘He's no road, he's a cycle path!’

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