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Steve Farrell  says:

Cat and Fiddle cameras finally on

A network of bike-catching average speed cameras on one of the country’s most popular motorcycling roads has finally been switched on a year behind schedule. The £800,000 cameras were installed last spring along the A537 Cat and Fiddle road on the Derbyshire-Cheshire border but could not be used for months because of a planning cock-up. A Cheshire East Council spokeswoman revealed the...

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Mar 11

Posts: 2

hedges says:

a little bird told me they have no electricity supply to the cameras - can anyone confirm? this was from a local source who knows the area better than anyone i can think of! i'm sure if all the cameras were working, they wouldnt still need the huge police presence up there at weekends? what they need to do is get rid of the ridiculous white arrows on the wrong side of the road... they are deadly for bikes.

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Jan 11

Posts: 8120

snev says:

this place means absolutely bugger all to the vast majority of bikers or any other road users so why all the expense and reports? Its just a bit of road somewhere.

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Jun 10

Posts: 7

ninjaquacker says:

conspiracy with Ave speed cameras

I worked for a mac contractor covering some of the motorway network and so far I have found no-one in the business who can confirm if these things actually work!. you would think that if they are setting these things up over a 2 or 3 mile stretch of motorway, then someone is having to tie all those cameras up to a computer somewhere. All the engineers i have spoken to do not have a clue which leads me to suspect that they are all dummy cameras! (but dont take my word for it just in case!)

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Jun 09

Posts: 195

Pads1982 says:


The place is very popular with bikers from all of the country, my brother in law from london is itching to come up to ride it,  one of the twistiest roads in the peaks and it swarms with bikers in the good weather, its also a killer hence the heavy fuzz presence.  Wasd up there on april 9th and was a bit spirited thinking they wernt on, thanks MCN!

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Dec 08

Posts: 1291

boybilly1967 says:

Hope someone takes a Stihl Saw to one of the camera poles, that would disrupt these cameras somewhat. Thats if they are working!

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Aug 02

Posts: 359

wings1372 says:


Interesting point you make there. I was discussing the same thing with a mate, we don't know of anyone ever caught by the average cameras. Those currently on the M1 down Milton Keynes area go on for about 15 miles so they would need lots of connections and surely a decent sized computer to process all the data from thousands of vehicles all clocking through simulataneously. I also noted on my tavels that they only have 2 cameras for 3 lanes of motorway. Certainly makes you wonder if they are working????

As for the C&F, you can still ride it flat out, simply apply a couple of strips of gaffa tape to your plate for the rtun and remove after, they won't need police up there now these wonder devices are installed so it's a free for all.

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Mar 04

Posts: 6

chipsdibs says:

buxton to chapel

The buxton to chapel road is a lot btter in my view No cameras and flows well

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Sep 09

Posts: 397


So whats the total bill for this cock up ?..... Couple a million quids ?

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Aug 02

Posts: 14

bobthecat says:

Go ride somewere else, never been but it can't be that good.

Make sure they don't get any revenue

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Apr 10

Posts: 7

gsf1200sv says:

Cat & Fiddle cameras

Oh Sh!t,

Wish I'd read this last week!

I went up there for a blast last Friday thinking they were off.

Hadn't been up there for years, enjoyed myself as the roads were quiet - Royal Wedding and all.

Came back over Wildboarclough - maybe we should all just use that road in future, it has some really good parts.

I'll keep my eye open for the nasty letter then..........

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