"By way of an update I was unable to secure a place on LEL this year and personal circumstances made getting the training miles in difficult. I am however quite happy on unlit roads in the dark now and can testify that it is much easier to deal…"
"I've ridden the route several times, last being Fri 7th July, I always do it on my 29'er mtb, there are a few rough stretches, from the tunnel after Alvechurch which takes you over the hill back to the canal becomes single track follow the…"
"I cycled from King's Norton to Worcester about two weeks ago. About two thirds of it - maybe more - was lovely with the track being wide enough, and smooth enough, to manage with my elderly hybrid bike. However, on some sections I had to push…"
"I rode it a few years ago because I was enticed by the idea of all those downhill locks. Eventually (somewhere between Bromsgrove and Droitwich I think) I got fed up with the mud (I was on a road bike) and took to the roads. It has been…"
"Fair enough, I shall give it a go on Sunday depending on weather and beer consumption on Saturday. Not sure about the trains - was planning on riding both ways and would welcome suggestions for a road based route back. It has been a…"
"No but I am being pestered to organise a canal ride for a few colleagues. You go first and let us know how you get on. Stratford is another option if anyone has done it recently. Is there a 2 bike limit on local trains?"
"I think us cyclists taking part are unlikely to stop on the day, but I would imagine there will be plenty of people lining the route to see the Riders passing through the villages who are likely to spend in shops & pubs along the route. After…"
Hi Andrew many thanks for your message. Roger get's out when he can in the week and at weekends. I usually ride with him on Tuesday (we were out today) or Thursday longish mornings but there are pilots who ride with him at weekends as well. I am sure he would be delighted to hear from you. His mobile number is 07835 303511. My number is 07785 920646 if you'd like to speak with me first.
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.
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.