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Tour of Britain - Stage 4 - Worcester to Bristol
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Anyone on here planning to go and watch?I did hope that it was going up Fish Hill out of Broadway (up the Scarp slope of the Cotswolds Escarpment) which I know well but have never cycled, but they…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Perrin Aug 12, 2014.

50 miles into the wind - Long Ride Home
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Apologies for those that have seen my post on another forum:So, my regular ride of 6 miles to work and then same back home again has been put on hold as I have been sent away on a placement. The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Russell Mar 11, 2014.

I Was Counted This Morning
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Two people in bright yellow Hi-Vis at the Edgbaston Road (Cricket Ground) entrance to Canon Hill Park. Gave them a cheery wave and hello. They simultaneously responded and then picked up their…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Darren Cash Oct 29, 2012.

Computer Repairs
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Does anyone use a computer repair person/company in Birmingham that they can recommend? Preferably someone with a good attitude that is mobile - i.e. goes out to customers rather than running a shop?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Beryl Lewis Feb 17, 2014.

 

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James Russell replied to Andy White's discussion best bike parking near St Philips ?
"Top of Temple Street? That's where I leave mine when I'm in town."
Jun 15
James Russell replied to James Connolly's discussion Vacancy at Gorilla Coffee in Kings Heath
"You can get your son to watch the Giro? Mine runs away anytime he sees a bicycle on TV!"
Jun 9
James Russell replied to Pete Woodcock's discussion cycling to NEC
"Presumably poor output lights that aren't much use, other than to confirm that the bike is fitted with lights."
Jun 8
James Russell replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
"Me too.  I have a friend who won't vote as he can't bear to vote for the party of the best candidate! Sion Simon was also fixated on second runway for Birmingham Airport."
Apr 26
James Russell replied to John K's discussion Commuting Distance - anyone over 14 miles ?
"I did a 32 mile commute once, and only the once, Birmingham to Rugby. I also did a 50 mile commute for a while (Derby to Birmingham), but only one way (home), and only every other week."
Apr 24
James Russell might attend LS's event
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BikeFest 2017 at TBC

June 11, 2017 from 9am to 4pm
What used to be called SkyRide / BikeFest See More
Apr 6
James Russell might attend Dave Cox's event
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Big Bike Picnic and Meet the WM Mayoral Candidates at Cannon Hill Park

April 22, 2017 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
This is the West Midlands Vote Bike Event for the Metro Mayor Elections. Main event is a bring your own picnic in Cannon Hill Park.  Just ride in on NCR5 and look for the red Space for Cycling flags. We want to celebrate cycling, listen to and ask questions of the Mayoral Candidates about supporting cycling, active travel, living streets and physical activity in general.A Push Bikes group with some of the candidates will meet at Victoria Square at 12.30 and ride down. Other groups and clubs are…See More
Apr 3
James Russell replied to ARKrider's discussion NCN5 Closed Between Moor Green Lane and Cartland Road
"Caught someone ducking under the gate, and told them how much room they had.  We both laughed about it. Very difficult not to duck, even when you know it'll be OK."
Mar 7
James Russell replied to Matt's discussion Anyone out and about in the wind yesterday?
"Fortuitously took the day off yesterday.  Even better, planned to go out on the train, but shelved that plan due to a construction hang-over from the day before. So stayed inside for the morning, and ventured up the road in a car in the…"
Feb 24
James Russell replied to GasPipeWarrior's discussion Erdington/North Brum CTC Cycle Jumble 2017?
"Sorry, would love to come, but I will be out of the country that day.  Will tell my cycling friends about it, though."
Feb 6
James Russell replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"I rode it once a week for a couple of years, and am still alive. I admit that it takes a cetain amount of chutzpah, you need to take the lane, have a pyschic connection with all the other driver's on the roundabout, and have eyes in the back of…"
Feb 3
James Russell replied to juliewall's discussion Cyclist knocked off bike
"In my experience, the Police tend to be quite good in informing interested parties on the result of accidents."
Jan 27
James Russell replied to ARKrider's discussion 15/11/2016 Road Rage Update
"If you do nothing, there isn't a problem. If reported, at the very least, its another crime statistic. Better, a driver warned but not charged and more wary. Even better, a criminal record that means any further agression cannot be excused as a…"
Nov 28, 2016
James Russell replied to LS's discussion 100(ish) new cycle stands
"A couple of new ones on Raddlebarn Road, just by the florists."
Nov 28, 2016
James Russell commented on Lucy Watkins's event 'Ride the Reservoir'
"Looks like a great route - some of my favourite cycling landmarks in great cycling terrain. I'm always reluctant to book on these events. My friends and family would regard sponsoring me to do this akin to sponsoring a trip to the pub, so…"
Nov 21, 2016
James Russell might attend Lucy Watkins's event

Ride the Reservoir at King Edward VI Five Ways School

March 19, 2017 from 9am to 3pm
Our 75km hilly challenge starts in Bartley Green and extends into the Worcestershire countryside. The route meanders through scenic villages such as Romsley, Belbroughton, Chaddesley Corbett, Dodford and Barnt Green. After just 5km participants are presented with Romsley Hill, a 4km hill climb designed to warm up our cyclists. The route goes out as far as Stoke Prior before heading back into the South Birmingham suburbs. As the sail boats come into view at Bartley Green reservoir participants…See More
Nov 21, 2016

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What sort of riding do you do?
Commuting and getting fit for ski-ing
Where do you live?
Selly Oak
Tell us about your bike(s)
Specialized Allez 16 Road Bike
About me
Christian, Mechanical Engineer, Rugby fan.

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At 19:12 on May 27, 2016, Dave Holladay said…

Christmas worked (almost) just over 4 hours riding (including taking wrong turn near Marston Green and going in along A38) Great ride - missed the rain (just) and moonlit conditions made it glorious, although of the wind had been slightly less strong I'd have made better time.

At 15:48 on August 18, 2014, colin hall said…
Hi Jim my contacts are colin@ transalp.fsnet.co.uk
07544559005
At 13:14 on March 19, 2014, Keith Dodds said…

Yeah see you Saturday quite looking forward to it, will be nice to meet someone from here face to face

At 22:20 on December 8, 2009, James Russell said…
Ah, yes - sorry.
Generally known as Jim. But this forum thingy got me all formal, so I used the name that my Mum knows me by.
At 8:59 on December 5, 2009, Mister Paul said…
You confused me with the 'James' then. I was trying to work out who you are!
 
 
 

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Councillor in Wolverhampton appointed by Andy Street as his Transport guy. Any track record in…See More
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doug salmon replied to LS's discussion The backlash begins
"Room on the road, Clapgate Lane and Stonehouse Lane, for cyclepaths either side, separated…"
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