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This ain't a nimby win, it's just a delayed kick off at the moment.

If the cycling community wants to win friends and influence people, it's going to take compromise, with some members having to soften their stance.

Cyclists can be wrong, even when it comes to cycling matters.

I'd rather, the organiser went out and listened to people's concerns, than stay firm, change nothing and put the whole event at risk. It may be tough, but I'm certain, the organisers will gain far more by attending public meetings than hiding away.

Unless you talk to people, you'll never know what they're willing to accept, or compromise on. I'm sure, some will say, it's a no go, no matter what's put forward. As vocal as they may be, we shouldn't give these people to much publicity, as they're probably just a hard-line minority.

Hardliners don't always have to win, but they're more likely to, if the other side don't show up... which seems to be the case here.

Having delayed the kick off, the question now is, will the away team turn up, before the game gets cancelled, completely?


ian robathan said:

and the Nimby's have won, Phillip you should be well pleased to support them 

There's an interesting link on that follow-up post that Philip Whiteman added:

Cyclist crashes as tacks sprinkled on Velothon Wales route - but ot...

After having tacks sprinkled on the inaugural event..... 


ian robathan said:

...... Wales Velothon goes from strength to strength...

yep I worked there at the time and was in Carephilly which should surprise no one !! But it settled down and subsquently no issues.

As usual where you have empty vessels etc 

OK I understand has to be compromise and the organisers should close roads later and open earlier but that can be difficult to organise. As we saw in wales because of the different abilities it does make it difficult. 

as nothing said in the past month that I have seen apart from this 

http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/15339364.Birmingham_Velo__Did_c...

then I presume the flaring up we saw was typical small time countryside Nimbyism ? 

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