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Cycle vigil / protest Monday
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A member of our BCH medical team was killed  by a truck whilst cycling on Perhore Road on Monday.A slow cycle at the site of the accident is likely to occur, most likely the same time and place, on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Oct 16, 2017.

content of saddle bag - multitool etc - lost yesterday on Grand Union canal route
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Apologies for asking a small matter - my saddle bag came undone yesterday - Friday morning - on the way into work. I had to be there early so could not go back to pick up. The cyclist behind me said…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by LS Dec 15, 2016.

Lost black hat and contents on Grand Union canal last week
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Way ahead of me there was a person doing something to their bike earlier this week around Hay Mills, and there was a black hat with things inside on the path when they cycled off.I tried to catch up…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by LS Aug 28, 2016.

Tyre choice
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I have used the original Mr Tuffy-style  tyre liners to prevent punctures. About once a year one of my bikes will get a puncture due to the leading edge of the liner eroding the inner tube despite…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by RobG Aug 13, 2016.

 

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JRA replied to LS's discussion Hurst Street Cycle Superhighway
"North of this- on ?Hill Street there is a contraflow cycle lane with a 3-4 inch raised seperator between opposite direction bike and car lanes . I think this has been discussed previously. Can I ask - there are various different designs of these…"
Dec 9, 2017
Robert replied to JRA's discussion Cycle vigil / protest Monday
Oct 16, 2017
ian robathan replied to JRA's discussion Cycle vigil / protest Monday
Oct 16, 2017
ian robathan replied to JRA's discussion Cycle vigil / protest Monday
"very good report on BBC midlands today and the vigil will be shown later "
Oct 16, 2017
JRA replied to HoraceGoesSkiing's discussion Harborne Walkway bike muggings
"You almost wish for wind and rain, then at least you have the place to yourself. I cannot help but feel that people are intimidated by such events, and so revert to cycling on the road, where we face other horrendous risks, equally out of our…"
Oct 15, 2017
Robert replied to JRA's discussion Cycle vigil / protest Monday
"I've edited this message for posting here:"Groups leaving from BCH between 1700 and 1730. Gathering on the corner of Whittal Street and Steelhouse lane, so that non-BCH people could join if they like. Depending on numbers, the earlier…"
Oct 15, 2017
Colin Surman replied to JRA's discussion Cycle vigil / protest Monday
"What a tragic loss to the world.  I will definitely attend the ride / vigil"
Oct 14, 2017
ian robathan replied to JRA's discussion Cycle vigil / protest Monday
"Many condolences to your team on this sad news and I have signed the petition a few days ago.  I can not be at the vigil but definitely there in spirit."
Oct 13, 2017
JRA posted a discussion

Cycle vigil / protest Monday

A member of our BCH medical team was killed  by a truck whilst cycling on Perhore Road on Monday.A slow cycle at the site of the accident is likely to occur, most likely the same time and place, on Monday 16 Oct.Details of event on:https://www.facebook.com/events/678789515658507/There is a petition on :…See More
Oct 13, 2017
JRA replied to Pete Woodcock's discussion cycling to NEC
"I ahve just had an email from Virgin. Sounds like it is now possible to get a key fob at Birmingham International Rail Station for the cycle hub there."
Jul 18, 2017
JRA replied to Hanah's discussion Cycling in the Media
"If only a Jeremy Clarkson and a Sun newspaper were around in the Jurrasic to wage war against asteroids, then it would be dinosaurs driving Range Rovers around Chipping Norton these days, instead of their human equivalent."
Jul 16, 2017
JRA replied to Surrinder Kumar's discussion Grand Union Canal Mugging
"Just a partly informed opinion but : I may be misunderstanding the numbers I have seen but statistically speaking there are many more bike accidents per year on each of the main A roads than these events - ratio seems way greater than 10 to 1 and…"
Jul 14, 2017
JRA replied to Pete Woodcock's discussion cycling to NEC
"Still no reply from Virgon Rail or the station as to whether the machine that creates the key fobs at the station is working. Does anyone have information? I will email customer enquiries, but it takes a while for them to respond, and last tme they…"
Jul 13, 2017
JRA replied to Pete Woodcock's discussion cycling to NEC
"I have tried phoning, emailing and 3 trips to Birmingham International station to get a key fob. Only people who knew anything are the virgin staff at the station during normal working hours. I finally managed to meet them today, and after much…"
Jul 6, 2017
JRA replied to Surrinder Kumar's discussion Grand Union Canal Mugging
"Big rise in the number of youths along a limited stretch including that area in last week or two. Something to do with schools, weather? Makes me look forward to the completely deserted towpaths of winter. If anyone has video of groups they passed…"
Jul 6, 2017
JRA replied to Pete Woodcock's discussion cycling to NEC
"Is there a charge for the key fob for the bike shelter, and can you just turn up and get one quickly, during a morning commute? I know it is in the middle of nowhere, but so many fast travel links from around Birmingham International that safe bike…"
Jun 18, 2017

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