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GU Canal (Tyseley)
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Now that the weather has turned in their favour, it would appear the locals are back out terrorising cyclists again.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by LS yesterday.

Grand Union Canal (Small Heath)
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Morning all.I passed this chap this morning at approximately 0730 as I rode under the bridge at Small Heath. He was walking fairly slowly whilst holding a large torch behind his back that was…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by LS Apr 26.

 

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LS replied to Chad's discussion GU Canal (Tyseley)
"I cycled the Cole Valley route to work for 13 years which included the short stretch of canal at the Ackers. Apart from a couple of comments it was fine until 2 or 3 years ago which does coincide with the resurfacing. I started to avoid it in the…"
yesterday
Chad replied to Chad's discussion GU Canal (Tyseley)
"I have cycled this route for nigh on 20 years and it is only since the upgrade that I have ever witnessed or been the victim of aggravation and intimidation from the local community.  I personally have received racist abuse for being 'in…"
yesterday
Andrew Walsh replied to Chad's discussion GU Canal (Tyseley)
"Last Friday afternoon (18th May) I came across another cyclist on that same stretch of canal who had been assaulted like this - although he wasn't as 'lucky' as the guy who recorded this video. He had been cycling towards Birmingham…"
Tuesday
Chad posted a discussion

GU Canal (Tyseley)

Now that the weather has turned in their favour, it would appear the locals are back out terrorising cyclists again.https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/watch-cyclist-confronted-masked-gang-14686013Part of me longs for the days when that stretch of canal was a virtually impassable mud-bath.  I never saw anyone other than other cyclists and dog walkers in the 'good old…See More
Tuesday
LS replied to Chad's discussion Grand Union Canal (Small Heath)
"Was there a boat nearby? I would imagine that people who live onboard find flashing lights quite annoying."
Apr 26
David replied to Chad's discussion Grand Union Canal (Small Heath)
"I'm supposing that if you were an oncoming cyclist with a strobe, this fellow might aim his at you as a countermeasure."
Apr 25
Andrew W replied to Chad's discussion Grand Union Canal (Small Heath)
"It is hardly exemplary behaviuor but I do have a degree of sympathy for him"
Apr 25
Robert replied to Chad's discussion Grand Union Canal (Small Heath)
"To Kim's question "even on the towpath?", I would add "and on a bright, sunny day?"."
Apr 25
Kim replied to Chad's discussion Grand Union Canal (Small Heath)
"That's a new one.  Can't see it working though, as the sort of cyclists who think flashing front lights are a good idea appear to be immune to strobe-o-vision, or are at least sufficiently terrified of motor vehicles (even on the…"
Apr 25
Chad posted a discussion

Grand Union Canal (Small Heath)

Morning all.I passed this chap this morning at approximately 0730 as I rode under the bridge at Small Heath. He was walking fairly slowly whilst holding a large torch behind his back that was switched on and running in flash mode. I thought it was odd at the time but, as there are a few strange characters on that stretch of canal, I thought nothing more of it.  I've mentioned this to a colleague at work, who uses the same route, and he told me that he saw the same guy thrust the torch in to the…See More
Apr 25
Chad commented on Steve Cooper's video
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15 minutes - a commuting tale (I swear again)

"Steve, you're a braver man than I am!  I used to do that exact same journey but now jump on the canal at Hay Mills and make my way in to town that way.  I noticed your comments on the link regarding the incidents that have taken place…"
Nov 15, 2017
Chad replied to JRA's discussion Grand Union canal
"The GU is a good, direct route out of the city that I use daily and perhaps, because I use it so much, hadn't noticed or taken much concern at several issues that were pointed out to me recently.  I thought I had converted a colleague to…"
Dec 10, 2015
Chad commented on LS's photo
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Grand Union Canal

"Its funny you should mention this bridge. I actually helped a young mother over this the other day as she was struggling to pull (she was having to go backwards) a pushchair, complete with baby, over the raised brickwork.  Now, I'm not…"
Mar 24, 2015
Chad replied to Cookie's discussion Curzon Street Canal Tunnel Lights
"Not being cynical at all, but I wouldnt be surprised if the lights are off purely for cost saving purposes.  The tunnel has a notice at each end with a phone number to call should the tunnel lights be off, although on the couple of occasions I…"
Mar 24, 2015
Chad commented on LS's photo
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Grand Union Canal

"I know the works aren't complete just yet but I thought it would be nice to compare what a section of the path used to look like for most of the year compared to what it looks like now.  Please note the 'before' photo was taken…"
Mar 13, 2015
Chad commented on LS's photo
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Grand Union Canal

"I came along the path this morning.  The 'clonky slabs' section is currently compacted hardcore, with a bit of standing water here and there, but the rest of the path is nice, wide tarmac that (unsurprisingly) has already been…"
Mar 9, 2015

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Sheldon
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LS replied to Chad's discussion GU Canal (Tyseley)
"I cycled the Cole Valley route to work for 13 years which included the short stretch of canal at…"
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Chad replied to Chad's discussion GU Canal (Tyseley)
"I have cycled this route for nigh on 20 years and it is only since the upgrade that I have ever…"
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Andrew Walsh replied to Chad's discussion GU Canal (Tyseley)
"Last Friday afternoon (18th May) I came across another cyclist on that same stretch of canal who…"
Tuesday
Chad posted a discussion

GU Canal (Tyseley)

Now that the weather has turned in their favour, it would appear the locals are back out…See More
Tuesday
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