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Mad March Hare 12 Replies

Started by Philip Eddington in General. Last reply by Doug 2 minutes ago.

No Birmingham Skyride for 2015 69 Replies

Started by Joanne C in General. Last reply by LS 23 minutes ago.

When car makers make bikes 10 Replies

Started by CKS in General. Last reply by RobG 3 hours ago.

Are more people cycling in Birmingham? 18 Replies

Started by LS in General. Last reply by Kim 17 hours ago.

Old kryptonite tube key D-lock 2 Replies

Started by David in General. Last reply by David on Thursday.

Refused permission to travel with folded Brompton on 16 bus 31 Replies

Started by Simon Baddeley in General. Last reply by Simon Baddeley on Tuesday.

Where did this man's bike take him today? 8 Replies

Started by Richard Smith in General. Last reply by ian robathan on Tuesday.

Beacon Roads Cycling Club - listed in national top-ten clubs 22 Replies

Started by Philip Whiteman in General. Last reply by James Russell Feb 23.

Helmet cameras 7 Replies

Started by Andrew George in General. Last reply by Lucas Feb 22.

Revamped Push Bikes Website 3 Replies

Started by Robert in General. Last reply by Robert Feb 22.

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Training Week 3 – Rolling back to 2013

Training week 3 complete, it’s been productive again. Still undecided about competing in Triathlons this year, I’ve been training for them just in case I decide to do some. In any case, the training only helps to build general fitness which certainly isn’t a bad thing for racing on the bike.

 

Lying Down

I had a target of swimming 8 km this month, this week I surpassed it. In 6 sessions I’ve covered 10 km in the pool, slowly increasing my speed with the…

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Posted by Lucas on February 22, 2015 at 20:49 — 3 Comments

Training Week 2 - The legs work!

Second week of training, there is progress.

 

Thanks to improvements in the weather I have been able to stay dry when out on the bike, I wouldn’t have missed out on the training if it was raining but it is nice to at least be dry. I have been doing a mixture of rides, incorporating some hills (although nothing major since we don’t have massive climbs in Birmingham) and a 10 mile TT training effort. The highlight of the week for me though was a training session at the…

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Posted by Lucas on February 15, 2015 at 22:36 — 3 Comments

 
 
 

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West Midlands: Sharp increase in bike theft at railway stations (Feb 2015)

This piece first broadcast on 25 Feb 2015. Televised on UK's regional television BBC One - West Midlands. Programme (Program) - Midlands Today.
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