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Zig-zagging lane on the Wales Cycle Path catches the eye of cycling legend Jens Voigt; The cycling star Jens Voigt was left almost speechless when he spotted the zig-zag cycle path on Colwyn Bay's promenade.

Byline: Jez Hemming

A cycle path which may be easier to follow after a couple of drinks has caught the attention of a world record-breaking cyclist.

Former professional cyclist Jens Voigt, 43, was left almost speechless when he saw a picture of one of Colwyn Bay's less impressive contributions to the Wales Cycle Path - the zig-zagging section on the promenade.

German superstar Voigt, who broke the one-hour cycling world record in Switzerland last year, posted the picture on his Facebook page with the hashtag "wow".

He cycled 51.115km in an hour to break the record in September.

Voigt's post on Colwyn Bay's unusual cycle path has been "liked" more than 6,500 times and shared more than 1,000 times.

As the photograph on his Facebook page shows, the path was painted in a distinctive zig-zag pattern to avoid lampposts on the prom.

As our more recent photo shows, the lampposts have now been removed but the zig-zag path remains.

Those who wrote on the German cycling legend's Facebook page claimed it's not just in Wales that you get such cycleways.

According to one poster called Kunigunde Muller, there is a similar path in Karlsruhe in Germany.

Georg Michael said Colwyn Bay's cycle lane looked like it had been designed for the drunken cyclist.

Voigt is currently in New York and was unavailable for further comment.

Conwy council and Sustrans, who look after the cycle paths, were also unavailable for comment.

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Date:Feb 17, 2015
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