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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 Joanna Klaces's discussion Cyclist safety - again
"I still go through Cannon Hill Park in the evening, and plenty more of us do. You need a good strong front light (I put mine on setting 3 out of 4 for the park) but never encounter trouble. She won't be alone. I'm not keen on Russell Road…"
Nov 15, 2017
James Russell replied to Phil Weber's discussion Birmingham to Wolverhampton
"Not a good idea after dark. I wouldn't say it is unsafe from an attack point of view, just not sufficiently illuminated to be confident where you are going and to miss people.  It can be very rutted in places, and treacherous when…"
Nov 10, 2017
James Russell replied to Laura's discussion Cycle/cyclist friendly venues
"I was there, and noted that you were struggling.  They are really good for cakes, coffee and ice cream. I don't think they have the staff to handle large numbers of hot food orders."
Oct 17, 2017

Profile Information

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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LS replied to LS's discussion A38 Work to start end of February
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LS replied to LS's discussion The Good News Thread
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ARKrider commented on LS's blog post Low Speed One
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Kim replied to LS's discussion The Good News Thread
"Focusing on the city centre seems right to me, because the local high streets already have some…"
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Your Average Joe replied to LS's discussion The Good News Thread
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Dave Cox replied to LS's discussion The Good News Thread
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Kim replied to LS's discussion The Good News Thread
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ARKrider replied to LS's discussion A38 Work to start end of February
"LOL! No kidding. "
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ARKrider replied to LS's discussion A38 Work to start end of February
"FINALLY! Sad its taken this long + I just moved out of Birmingham. Really gutted I wont be here…"
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ARKrider replied to John Pitcock's discussion QE road - conflicting signs: are cycles allowed?
"As the blue sign at the start of the road states Buses and Bicycle then I would imagine YES you are…"
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