In Case of Soviet Invasion…
…we’ll be safe - thanks to these tank traps installed by a couple of local councils on the Bowes Railway Path between Monkton to Wrekton:
Thought getting a bike through them can be a bit of a pain, these will definitely stop the Red Army from using the railway path to outflank Newcastle’s defences!
Thankfully, my local council have removed this sort of thing from most (though not yet all) of their network of waggonways. Maybe it’s time for the councils south of the river to follow this lead?