York's been awash at least three times so far in 2012, and after the recent Noah-style deluge, the riverside routes are aquaplanes again (top right).
No wonder some of the orbital route's signs give you wet-weather alternatives (right) as a matter of course.
You pity the cyclists camping on the racecourse (right), visiting this weekend's York Cycle Show.
Not quite as glutinous as the current Isle of Wight mudfest, but pretty miserable nevertheless. Still, at least they won't get trapped in traffic jams back to the ferry.
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