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Piloting a tandem - a new Challenge ?
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Beacon member Roger Green is seeking some new sighted pilots to join him on his bespoke Longstaff for occasional social rides from Cofton Hackett. Some of us having been doing this for years but we…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew W May 16.

Stolen Pinarello Northfield/Bournville

Another theft this time in B31 and after a house break in at lunchtime today.  Please keep a look out for my friend's Pinarello Razha-K in black with yellow highlights 2016 model. Shimano changers,…Continue

Started Sep 27, 2016

West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) Strategic Transport Plan
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This Strategic Framework is now out for consultation from 27/7 until 16/10 It is called "Movement for Growth" and there is references to walking and cycling for shorter journeys and a strategic cycle…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by LS Dec 18, 2015.

Stolen classic road bike Bournville Station
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Hi folks please would you keep a look out for my neighbour's stolen bike. It was parked at Bournville Station yesterday evening. It's my old best bike from the 1970's in metallic blue 10 speed with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Jun 17, 2015.

 

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Graham Lennard leads the Councillors' Bike Ride 2012

Graham Lennard retired from Birmingham City Council last week. Here he is at the start of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution leading a group of Councillors on a hair raising ride around the City Centre. This led to a ground breaking Scrutiny Report,…
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"I'll be there on the Push Bikes stand. Come over and say hello"
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Kidderminster Killer and From Clee to Heaven at Belbroughton Recreation Centre

July 22, 2017 all day
The 215km Kidderminster Killer is an audacious audax to mid-Wales and back via the Stretton Hills.From Clee to Heaven is a 120km circuit around the sides of the Clee Hills. Both events require a good level of fitness.The Kidderminster Killer a killer of a route to ride. It is a lumpy ride and rated as one of the toughest 200km audaxes in Britain and the toughest in the Midlands with 3,750m of ascent.  Challenge yourself by riding the many hills including Wenlock Edge, Ragleth Hill,The Long…See More
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BikeFest 2017 at TBC

June 11, 2017 from 9am to 4pm
What used to be called SkyRide / BikeFest See More
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Dave Cox left a comment for Andrew W
"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…"
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Andrew W replied to Dave Cox's discussion Piloting a tandem - a new Challenge ?
"Have sent you a message"
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Piloting a tandem - a new Challenge ?

Beacon member Roger Green is seeking some new sighted pilots to join him on his bespoke Longstaff for occasional social rides from Cofton Hackett. Some of us having been doing this for years but we are getting old and wearing out and it would great to find some new partners. Roger despite being blind has a detailed knowledge of the local routes and has ridden End to End and many Audax long distance events from 200-600k. Nowadays, Roger rides twice a week with a rota of pilots including myself…See More
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Dave Cox replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
"There is a Scrutiny Committee of some sort. Cllr Claire Spencer is on it from Birmingham. London is more advanced and further down the road to devolution and much better funded. Is the London Assembly still "shadow"?"
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Dave Cox replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
"Looked like a great wedding !!! "
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Dave Cox replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
"Good coverage by Neil Elkes in Bham Mail"
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Dave Cox replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
"Many thanks to the many West Midlands cyclists who turned out.  All the candidates who has promised to come made it and James Burn Green was represented by Patrick Cox.  Push Bikes arranged a great supply of free cake and soft drinks, the…"
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"Latest update weather looks so so and there will be free cake and soft drinks for the first 100 riders to turn up. Hope to see you there!"
Apr 21
Dave Cox commented on Dave Cox's event 'Big Bike Picnic and Meet the WM Mayoral Candidates'
"This research was on the news this morning. If many more people are going to get the health benefits of cycling to work we need the new Mayor for the West Midlands to implement much better cycling infrastructure and support schemes like Big…"
Apr 20

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What sort of riding do you do?
Commuting, club runs, audax, holidays
Where do you live?
Bournville
Tell us about your bike(s)
Thorn with hub dynamo,stand, LBS Kahn Market bell and trailer hitch
About me
Membership secretary, welfare officer and occasional runs leader for Beacon RCC
Vice Chair of Push Bikes Organiser of Bike West Midlands Network

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Looks like there will be even more lawless speeding motorists in West Midlands

 from BBC West Midlands speed cameras facing switch-off

Hundreds of speed cameras could be switched off in the West Midlands after funding of £1.9m for the partnership which runs them was cut.

The West Midlands Casualty Reduction Scheme, which manages the cameras, was funded by seven local authorities in the West Midlands.

But the authorities have withdrawn the funding because of budget cuts.

If no…

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Posted on February 3, 2011 at 21:13 — 1 Comment

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At 21:27 on April 29, 2012, Donna Norford said…
I'm so sorry!    I really have not sent anyone anything nasty etc etc. I have clearly been hacked on twitter.   rest assured that I no longer have an active twitter account!

Donna Norford
The real one!
At 11:53 on April 1, 2011, Philip Griffiths said…
Hi Dave, indeed, club runs are a delight for sure, but i just do not seem to get out on them anymore, so looking for alternative ways to spend time on the bike. A bit of city exploring i think is in order!
 
 
 

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