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Birmingham Cycle Forum 26/2/14
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Was wondering whether anyone else had some thoughts on the bike forum last night.  I think overall the forum was pretty good.The focus on looking at highway provision was welcome, as it is a key area…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by LS Mar 11.

Solihull Bicycle Campaign
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Hi, I am currently recruiting core members to get the Solihull Bicycle Campaign off the ground. Here is a copy of the manifesto as it currently stands:To promote cycling as an ethical, sustainable…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nazan Fennell Sep 20, 2013.

 

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March 18, 2014 from 7:30pm to 11pm
A Free evening of cycle culture every third Tuesday of the month from 7.30-11pm at the Hare and Hounds pub Kings Heath Birmingham.Vinyl DJ, open mic, guest bikes, short talks , occasional films, plus sooo much more....and of course a chance to hook up and chat.See More
Mar 18
LS replied to Bracken Van Ryssen's discussion Birmingham Cycle Forum 26/2/14
"Presentations are now available to download ... http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/cycleforum "
Mar 11
John K replied to Bracken Van Ryssen's discussion Birmingham Cycle Forum 26/2/14
"Been reading too much Bleak House James ?r/> "
Mar 9
James Lee replied to Bracken Van Ryssen's discussion Birmingham Cycle Forum 26/2/14
"Analogy.   When a firm of solicitors are contracted to search for living descendants of a wealthy person in order to correctly allocate the deceased person’s estate, the solicitors deduct their fee from the deceased person’s estate…"
Mar 4
James Lee replied to Bracken Van Ryssen's discussion Birmingham Cycle Forum 26/2/14
"How often are these forums going to happen?"
Mar 4
Rod Parsons replied to Bracken Van Ryssen's discussion Birmingham Cycle Forum 26/2/14
"I didn't enjoy having a microphone thrust in my hand when this site was mentioned then snatched away before........ I manged to start singing!!!     "
Mar 4
Rod Parsons replied to Bracken Van Ryssen's discussion Birmingham Cycle Forum 26/2/14
"Robert thank you for the report my friend.  This is all much more encouraging and it is honestly good to know that the Forum was much more positive and communications were good.  As I keep saying we all need to work together to…"
Mar 4
Doug replied to Bracken Van Ryssen's discussion Birmingham Cycle Forum 26/2/14
"Overall a good Forum with many positive points - especially the segregated sections of the Alcester road route. One thing people say to me over and over again is they want to cycle, but it doesn't feel safe in Birmingham. I think…"
Feb 27
John K replied to Bracken Van Ryssen's discussion Birmingham Cycle Forum 26/2/14
"they have used those plastic poles to good effect in Birmingham's sister city Chicago.  "
Feb 27
John K replied to Bracken Van Ryssen's discussion Birmingham Cycle Forum 26/2/14
Feb 27
John K replied to Bracken Van Ryssen's discussion Birmingham Cycle Forum 26/2/14
Feb 27
John K replied to Bracken Van Ryssen's discussion Birmingham Cycle Forum 26/2/14
Feb 27
Robert replied to Bracken Van Ryssen's discussion Birmingham Cycle Forum 26/2/14
"Thanks, Mark.   Yes, those two stage turns are not good.   Some believe them to be Dutch, but that is not the case.   I did see one on a plan (albeit for a smaller junction) and I did raise an objection (which I've…"
Feb 27
LS replied to Bracken Van Ryssen's discussion Birmingham Cycle Forum 26/2/14
"I only got time to look at part of the Alcester Road and the Stechford Roundabout plans. It was difficult to work out where the locations were but I did notice separated lanes from Moseley village towards Kings Heath as far as Hill Crest Road and…"
Feb 27
Mark replied to Bracken Van Ryssen's discussion Birmingham Cycle Forum 26/2/14
Feb 27
Highwayman replied to Bracken Van Ryssen's discussion Birmingham Cycle Forum 26/2/14
"The point  raised by lack of cycle funding from S106 works( housing developments) was a concern that BCC do seem to have this on their development planning radar"
Feb 27

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do?
Mostly utility with a bit of leisure on the side
Where do you live?
Solihull
Tell us about your bike(s)
Raleigh tourer
About me
Avid cyclist and full time student, dedicated to championing safe, convenient and continuous cycle infrastructure.

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At 9:55 on September 20, 2013, hc said…

Hi

 

Wondering how much work you are duplicating by setting up a new item. Have you contacted the Solihull Cycling Club with a view to their membership and location?

At 13:35 on September 20, 2013, Bracken Van Ryssen said…

Hi
Solihull CC is a sports cycling club and as far as I know, not a campaign group. Even if they were, I doubt very much our aims would be compatible. I have set up the SBC intending to promote cycling as an ordinary method of transport, not a niche sport. That is not to say I have anything against cycling as a sport, I just believe that there is a real need to divorce ordinary cycling and sports cycling when it comes to campaigning. I have no doubt many of the SBC's intended goals will benefit both subsets and I would very much like to reach out to the Solihull CC eventually, but the SBC will remain an independent organisation. 
If you would like clarification of our aims or have any more questions do not hesitate to ask.
Bracken

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