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Cycle Commuter Event - 24th March, The Ramada Hotel, Penns Lane, Sutton. 3 Replies

Started by BikeWork. Last reply by LS Feb 15, 2013.

Commuting North Brum to South 7 Replies

Started by Jo Wheatley. Last reply by James Lee Dec 20, 2011.

Another too close overtaking 1 Reply

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Comment by Juliet Spare on November 19, 2009 at 12:41
I'm researching a story on cycling - can someone contact me to arrange a possible interview about commuting as a cyclist in Brum please?
Thanks
Comment by juan_diaz on February 7, 2010 at 20:31
Is someone conmuting from Birmingham city to the NEC area?
Comment by LS on February 7, 2010 at 21:35
I don't know anybody who commutes to the NEC by bike, it is quite far from the city centre, about 8-10 miles and very busy roads. Where will you be staying?
Comment by juan_diaz on February 8, 2010 at 9:46
Im going to attend the Ipex trade show, in May. Will stay close to Highgate Park. Googlemaps tellme sme routes around 9 miles long (14 km). Not really far (around one hour cycling each way, and can be very refreshing before or after a full show day trapped inside the venue) if is not too hilly (or rainy). But googlemaps is too car oriented and opencyclemap is not clear enough for me.
The cyclepaths and tow paths are suitable for conmuting more quickly that the open roads?

There is this route: http://www.cycle-route.com/routes/-Cycle-Route-755.html
That maybe suits me with some rearrangements at the city leg.
The Googlemaps walking suggestion goes trough like appears a heavy transit route.
So i want suggestions to ease the conmute, and some ideas of how hilly it is.
Also, if someone is going to do a likewise route im open to do somekind of bike-bus-to-the-nec.
Comment by Rob not Bob on February 8, 2010 at 16:35
the brum to stratford canal goes to elmdon heath a short trip away from NEC.. you can access the cut either in small heat/sparkhill or by going down the warks and joining the stratford just past liffey curve. Ig going by road the rout via Cath des barnes is quieter.
Comment by LS on February 8, 2010 at 17:11
We'll work out your options before May and can leave a cycle map at your hotel for you Juan. Are you bringing a bike with you? What type of bike?
Comment by juan_diaz on February 8, 2010 at 18:54
Thank you very much Rob not Bob i will look for yout suggestions in the map to see if they suit my journey

Hi LS:
I have booked a rental bike at onyourbike for the week, somekind of hybrid bike.
Comment by juan_diaz on February 8, 2010 at 19:41
Rob not Bob. Just followed the path you suggested and, if the path is fully cyclable, looks very easy for my conmute. Thank you very much.
Comment by LS on February 8, 2010 at 19:47
Which day will you arrive? If it's a weekend maybe arrange a ride out there with you.
Comment by Bob on March 16, 2010 at 17:12
I plotted the route between the NEC and Moseley. Be aware that Sheldon Park (from the NEC side) is good with tarmac paths but the suggested cycle route goes of along rough and sometimes muddy fields. Best to leave the park at Hazeldene Road (on the North of the park) and head to Church Road, Commons Lane and Barrows Road before picking up the route again.

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