Cycling in and around Birmingham England
Have heard about two muggings on NCN5 over the weekend.
On Friday at about 17:00 a woman runner was mugged for her phone and camera in between Dads Lane and Cartland Road.
On Saturday at 19:30 a man had his bike taken from him by a group of youths outside the tea rooms.
I am on either Russell Rd or Pershore Rd on the journey home for the foreseeable I think
Where are the tea rooms? Highbury Park?
Are the police doing anything ?
police robbery alert thing - assuming this is the same person who had their bike nicked, sounds like it was outside the rangers station cafe in cannon hill park.
Hope they're caught. I've been mostly avoiding Cannon Hill Park in the dark recently. Don't slow down for groups of youths, they have the time on their phones.
Avoidance seems to be the best option at the moment. I had been idly wondering if it would be feasible to organise some sort of cycling bus with people meeting at the gates on the hour and half hour.
I went through there at 19:30 yesterday and all the crazy British Military Fitness guys were running around. Sometimes it's not the quiet deserted park you expect. With the floodlight tennis courts now it's also busier in the winter than ever.
I went through at 6 this evening. Two police officers on bikes near the footbridge past the nature centre had just advised a young female jogger that running with headphones might not be the best idea. I asked if they could patrol every evening at around 5.30 as that's when I pass through. There have been plain clothes officers patrolling recently, they arrested a youth with a knife near the nature centre a couple of days ago.