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Stand for 5 bikes
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This is surplus to requirements.  Yours if you want it in exchange for a donation to St Marys Hospice.  It won't take 5 bikes if one has disc brakes…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by RobG Oct 6, 2016.

Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Whiteman Mar 10.

D Locks and Lost Keys
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Any suggestions for breaking open a D Lock with a missing key.  The bike is inside the house locked to the wall so an angle grinder isn't the preferred optionContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew W Aug 23, 2016.

Peugeot Single Speed 23"
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This was an ebay purchase a few years ago to see if I liked riding single speed I decided i did and brought a proper mid life crisis bike.  This has been hanging in the shed ever since and I need the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew W Jul 28, 2016.

 

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Andrew W replied to ARKrider's discussion Route To Perry Bar Help
"This is quite a useful tool and it lets you prioritise between fast bike and safety. http://brouter.de/brouter-web/ To be honest I would just whack up the main road.  It isn't the most pleasant of rides but I used it as a commute route…"
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Philip Whiteman replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"It is fairly binary to argue that people should accept the event for day as there are 364 alternatives.  In my personal case, that is true but it is not for many. In my hamlet, we had a straw poll on residents affected: - 3 vulnerable adults…"
Mar 10
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"wherever you have closed roads events the same applies whether Wales or London, people will cope as they always do. "
Mar 9
Your Average Joe replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"I've looked at the route and I know Droitwich pretty well too. You're still focusing on householder Ian.  Tell me, how are the companies on Pointon Way in Droitwich going to get on? Will farmers have to take a day off from milking…"
Mar 9
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"Look at the route Joe, plenty of alternatives if you are aware of it and notice is key for this kind of event. I think 6 months is more than enough to tell people. Heck people may actually have to stay at home with the family instead of shopping at…"
Mar 9
Your Average Joe replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"I'm sorry, but I'm leaning towards Phillip Whitehead's position on the problem these road closures will cause. The disruption cause by football traffic only slows people down, it doesn't stop them from travelling completely,…"
Mar 8
Kim replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"Good analogy.  I used to own a car and live round the corner form Bramall Lane.  In spite of a negative interest in football, we made a point to note the times of Sheffield United's fixtures, as returning home by car within a couple…"
Mar 8
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"Andrew, my boss lives not he route and everyone has had their mail shot. This is 6 MONTHS before the event for one day, FFS not beyond people to work out an alternative. YES if a marathon was affecting my access I would be happy to allow that for a…"
Mar 8
Ian replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"Maybe its because its a profit making machine aimed at the few cyclists rather than the majority. Bear in mind things like the sky ride open to all ages and abilities to gain confidence isnt on again due to lack of time. I'd love my family to…"
Mar 8
Andrew W replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"I suspect that the lack of grumbling might be down to he fact that only a tiny number of people are aware of this.  The Velo Birmingham site suggests that they are sending out a mail shot in March so things may well change"
Mar 8
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"We should remeber this event is attracting top fast riders, those like me in the middle and basically novices. The Hagley Road etc to Stourbridge will be open before midday. Again what's the beef here ? That we in the West Mids are not allowed…"
Mar 8
Matt Andrews replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"Your 120mph figure might be a bit off. You'll see that the road closures begin at 5am for the start of the VeloBirmingham route. RideLondon (which seems similar in scope/size to this event) begins around that time (for the fastest riders). A…"
Mar 8
Philip Whiteman replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"I'm a cyclist and was fairly sanguine about the event but not now. The road closure could have been enacted using 'rolling closure' which envelopes the cyclists during the period of their passage. Instead, Velobirmingham have opted…"
Mar 8
Ian replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"Dunno about that the A458 will be closed for 10 miles. How do people cross it ? Its a long stretch of road."
Mar 8
Matt Andrews replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"This is almost certainly the only time this year you'll have to worry about the closed roads for cyclists, and you've got more than half a year's notice to plan that day so you can survive not being able to drive somewhere for 12…"
Mar 8
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"It is for one day only where if people get organised no issue is it ?  Most of these roads are quiet (road a lot of them) and really should be no issue. They have to be closed early to allow for a full proper closure and is the way most of…"
Mar 7

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What sort of riding do you do?
Commuting and general getting around
Where do you live?
Kings Heath
Tell us about your bike(s)
Charge Mixer for getting around, Dawes Double Edge for transporting the boy, Peugot single speed thing for mid life crisis purposes.

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At 21:45 on May 28, 2014, Philip Sutton said…
Hi Andrew. Thanks for your interest in the foska stuff. I'm not far away, in Hall Green. Call or text me on 07740 924795 to fix something up.
Philip
At 20:32 on January 17, 2014, Shantavira said…

Hi Andrew

Sunday afternoon is good. Just let me know roughly what time to expect you. I will be at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 11 Park Road which is off the main Alcester Road (Tipu Sultan is on the corner). My phone numbers are 449 9997 and mobile 07773 295251. Look forward to seeing you.

At 8:17 on January 17, 2014, Shantavira said…

Hi Andrew

I figured I'd be lucky to get anything for it, and no one else has expressed an interest, so it's up to you. If you'd like to come round and have a look just let me know when. Or I am happy to bring it to Kings Heath anytime in daylight.

At 20:13 on March 20, 2013, Rob Edwards said…

Alright there Andrew. Good to see you here, albeit virtually...

 
 
 

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