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Incident on Grand Union canal - anyone have video footage of youths this afternoon/evening?
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I would be v grateful if anyone has video along the Grand Union canal this early evening to ID some youths  who were hanging around under Richmond Road bridge.I was pushed into the canal going under…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by JRA on Wednesday.

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.

 

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JRA replied to JRA's discussion Incident on Grand Union canal - anyone have video footage of youths this afternoon/evening?
"Yes, that has been my experience. I have been assaulted in this manner 3"
Wednesday
On Your Bike replied to JRA's discussion Incident on Grand Union canal - anyone have video footage of youths this afternoon/evening?
"I have had a couple of close calls recently at Lister St Bridge(?) by Aston Uni. Youths presumably from the new college are hanging round smoking under the bridges and think it's comical to shout and stamp their feet as I ride past. One had a…"
Wednesday
Cookie replied to JRA's discussion Incident on Grand Union canal - anyone have video footage of youths this afternoon/evening?
"Sorry to hear this...have you reported it to 101?  There was a hit and run just up on the Warwick Rd around 5pm and a high police presence.  The last incident I heard about was in the Spring a teenager had his bike stolen but that was past…"
Tuesday
Jon Ingram replied to JRA's discussion Incident on Grand Union canal - anyone have video footage of youths this afternoon/evening?
"Sorry to hear this. I'm a tall lad and not known for timidity but if I see youths in a bunch on the towpath, especially by a bridge I often get off and walk past them, usually giving them "the eye" :-D I just think it's easier to…"
Tuesday
LS replied to JRA's discussion Incident on Grand Union canal - anyone have video footage of youths this afternoon/evening?
"Sorry to hear this JRA, hope you are ok.  A runner was pushed in somewhere in that area a year or so ago. There are a lot of morons about."
Jul 16
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Incident on Grand Union canal - anyone have video footage of youths this afternoon/evening?

I would be v grateful if anyone has video along the Grand Union canal this early evening to ID some youths  who were hanging around under Richmond Road bridge.I was pushed into the canal going under Richmond Road bridge by a youth, who had 3  other youths with him. they then ran off up onto Richmond Road.That is the first bridge into Solihull going east from Birmingham, the first after the bridge where the tarmac stops and dirt track begins.Clearly a laugh for them. Somewhere around 18:30pm but…See More
Jul 16
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

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JRA replied to JRA's discussion Incident on Grand Union canal - anyone have video footage of youths this afternoon/evening?
"Yes, that has been my experience. I have been assaulted in this manner 3"
Wednesday
On Your Bike replied to JRA's discussion Incident on Grand Union canal - anyone have video footage of youths this afternoon/evening?
"I have had a couple of close calls recently at Lister St Bridge(?) by Aston Uni. Youths presumably…"
Wednesday
Cookie replied to JRA's discussion Incident on Grand Union canal - anyone have video footage of youths this afternoon/evening?
"Sorry to hear this...have you reported it to 101?  There was a hit and run just up on the…"
Tuesday
Jon Ingram replied to JRA's discussion Incident on Grand Union canal - anyone have video footage of youths this afternoon/evening?
"Sorry to hear this. I'm a tall lad and not known for timidity but if I see youths in a bunch…"
Tuesday
Jon Ingram replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"Blimey! I only have to see someone pushing their bike instead of pedalling and I call out to see if…"
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ARKrider replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"That is really awful! Very sorry to hear that. I don't live in Birmingham anymore but whenever…"
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LS replied to JRA's discussion Incident on Grand Union canal - anyone have video footage of youths this afternoon/evening?
"Sorry to hear this JRA, hope you are ok.  A runner was pushed in somewhere in that area a year…"
Jul 16
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Incident on Grand Union canal - anyone have video footage of youths this afternoon/evening?

I would be v grateful if anyone has video along the Grand Union canal this early evening to ID some…See More
Jul 16
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Hi fellow cyclistsWe have a brand new unworn Proviz Reflect360 reflective jacket for sale, size…See More
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Rob replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"I am so sorry to hear this, but relieved your daughter is ok. I had a similar accident in the exact…"
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