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Dave Cox's Discussions

Orbita tandem
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An Orbita tandem was stolen from a friend's garage in Moseley. It is used on a turbo by a friend to help mitigate Parkinson's disease and really important to him. Fast revving helps with a pilot…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Cox Sep 30, 2017.

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, 2017.

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.

 

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Dave Cox replied to LS's discussion The Good News Thread
"Bike stands were full at Custard Factory by 9.00 last week.  They need some more !!"
Tuesday
Dave Cox replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"Velo Birmingham was a Birmingham thing tied up with HSBC coming and the BCR. Andy Street would have been stepping on their toes if he had muscled in on it. However, now it might be possible for it to get West Midlands support and backing. I wonder…"
Feb 8
Dave Cox replied to Robert Holland's discussion City cycling - Vancouver have it about right
"Making Birmingham a centre for cycle tourism is fully achievable. New St links us to most parts of the country and as Roy Watson has shown with the Greenways of Birmingham Map there are plenty of leisure routes out of the City. But then you find all…"
Jan 15
Dave Cox replied to Robert Holland's discussion City cycling - Vancouver have it about right
"Excellent integrated transport.  I took my Brompton to Vancouver years ago and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the City. From downtown to Univ of British Columbia (fabulous anthropology museum BTW) you had a choice of a scenic coastal route or a…"
Jan 15
Dave Cox replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"I'm pretty sure the money is coming from the Birmingham Cycle Revolution and the City Council's Cycle City Ambition Grant from the Dept for Transport"
Jan 1
Dave Cox commented on LS's photo
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Dudley Street

"Excellent wasn't expecting this!"
Jan 1
Dave Cox replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"Oh yes I am also a CRT friend and contributor for the same reason. Recent partnership meeting with CRT West Midlands was much more positive about the other (non boating) canal visitors and users than previously. I think they realise that they need…"
Dec 21, 2017
Dave Cox replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"Love the rubbish about a toll and turnstile - millions of Cycle City Ambition Grant money have been poured into resurfacing all of Birmingham's canal tow paths this is from general taxation to which cyclists and walkers contribute"
Dec 21, 2017
Dave Cox replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Widening
"Really pleased that this is happening and that we have a start and completion date. Look forward to using it. "
Dec 20, 2017
Dave Cox commented on LS's photo
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Edmund House

"Looks great"
Dec 19, 2017
Dave Cox replied to LS's discussion Protect Birmingham Cyclists Petition
"Excellent coverage on BBC Midlands Today - except that the BCR spend is underestimated it will be nearer £60 million"
Dec 3, 2017
Dave Cox replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Rider Down on the Towpath?
"I came along after the paramedics had made the lad comfortable and waited while they loaded him onto the trolley stretcher. Heard second hand about the ankle "facing the wrong way" and saw that he had a bike which was left locked to the…"
Nov 28, 2017
Shivaji Shiva is attending Dave Cox's event

Protect Birmingham Cyclists Slow Roll and Petition Hand Over to WM Mayor Andy Street at Custard Factory and Millennium Point Eastside

December 3, 2017 from 1:45pm to 3:15pm
The time has come to hand over the Protect Birmingham Cyclists Petition to WMCA Mayor Andy Street, which is currently standing at 5250 signatories!!https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-killing-birmingham-cyclistsThe petition will be delivered by a Christmas themed Slow Roll, expect hundreds of people along for the festive ride.The plan to meet at Gibb Street in the middle…See More
Nov 27, 2017
Kim is attending Dave Cox's event

Protect Birmingham Cyclists Slow Roll and Petition Hand Over to WM Mayor Andy Street at Custard Factory and Millennium Point Eastside

December 3, 2017 from 1:45pm to 3:15pm
The time has come to hand over the Protect Birmingham Cyclists Petition to WMCA Mayor Andy Street, which is currently standing at 5250 signatories!!https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-killing-birmingham-cyclistsThe petition will be delivered by a Christmas themed Slow Roll, expect hundreds of people along for the festive ride.The plan to meet at Gibb Street in the middle…See More
Nov 26, 2017
Dave Cox posted an event

Protect Birmingham Cyclists Slow Roll and Petition Hand Over to WM Mayor Andy Street at Custard Factory and Millennium Point Eastside

December 3, 2017 from 1:45pm to 3:15pm
The time has come to hand over the Protect Birmingham Cyclists Petition to WMCA Mayor Andy Street, which is currently standing at 5250 signatories!!https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-killing-birmingham-cyclistsThe petition will be delivered by a Christmas themed Slow Roll, expect hundreds of people along for the festive ride.The plan to meet at Gibb Street in the middle…See More
Nov 26, 2017
Dave Cox replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"I'm also looking forward to next year's ride. In view of the importance of cycling in the WMCA's devolution, transport, health, congestion, air quality plans etc I'd plan a route that brought in Coventry and Solihull and centred…"
Nov 24, 2017

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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
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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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