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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Wednesday 8 May 2024 16:04 : Elizabeth Lock (waltraute@yandex.com) said:
I found the lenses from a pair of glasses this morning at the corner, Marston end. I put them carefully on the wooden fence where the cycle path meets the footpath to the old ferry point. I hope the owner finds them!

Wednesday 24 April 2024 11:09 : JS (jennifer_strawbridge@yahoo.com) said:
Message went out from the university that the whole corner of South Parks Road at the end of the Cycle Path by Linacre College will be closed to all traffic, including pedestrians and cyclists from 11am-2pm on Friday 26 April. Not sure if one can divert on foot through the Parks, but the end/beginning of the cycle path is marked on the map shared as fully closed at that time.

Tuesday 16 April 2024 20:04 : D () said:
Approx 1720 boys of same description put large stick between spokes of the wheel of my sonís bike as he was cycling Marston Cyclepath. Fortunately he was not injured and bike not damaged.

Tuesday 16 April 2024 19:46 : Charlotte Vinnicombe (charlotte.vinnicombe@me.com) said:
I saw (presumably) the same young boys at about 5.40pm, hitting each other with the yellow foam pole covers by Linacre, and getting in the way of cyclists. They're such a menace.

Tuesday 16 April 2024 18:22 : Helen () said:
Around 5.25pm cycling at same spot I was hit hard by a stone on the hand, boys were messing around in the trees next to the bridge, couldn't see them.

Tuesday 16 April 2024 18:06 : Judith () said:
Cycling home from town this evening around 17:30, three boys (white, around 12/13, all with bikes) were waiting at the small bridge where the path joins Croft Road playground. One of them thrust a long stick into my front wheel - I managed to stay on but they broke the front mudguard of my bike. They laughed and cycled off. Have reported to police - sounds like the same boys who were pushing cyclists into the flood water a while ago? Hope this doesnít happen to anyone else!

Wednesday 3 April 2024 10:18 : Claire () said:
Apr 3, 10:11am Path is clear - walkable & cycle-able

Tuesday 2 April 2024 11:23 : Katy () said:
Pretty much completely clear - just some water on either side of the path

Tuesday 2 April 2024 08:44 : Ali V (Ali.vaughan@ndm.ox.ac.uk) said:
The path is easily passable on a bike, this morning. There is no water on the crest, but the cattle grid is under water, which will be a bit \ntricky for walkers \n

Monday 1 April 2024 17:41 : CB () said:
Can just about get through with dry shoes if you crank the pedals but the path is flooded almost its entire length now. Definitely need wellies if walking.

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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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