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York planets

logo The York planets is a very large-scale model of the solar system on the Selby to York rail trail. A similar model is on the Taunton-Bridgwater canal in Somerset. | map

These pictures accompany chapter 39 of the cycling guidebook 50 Quirky Bike Rides in England and Wales (Rob Ainsley, Eye Books 2008).

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To find out how to enjoy this unique cycling experience, buy the book!

We're told there's a similar 'planets bike path' in Germany, not far from Frankfurt. Details on (German only).

Left, top to bottom: York planets - sun, Jupiter, Pluto, Earth
Right: Earth at York; Pluto in Taunton; the sun between Taunton and Bridgwater; the 'DNA strip' near Cambridge

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