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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 Dick Jones's discussion What's the current state of play for reporting incidents to WMP
"I'm still shaken. Very poor indeed!"
Jun 25
James Russell replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"I've rescued three damsels in distress (no blokes yet) from the geese this last couple of weeks, two on bikes and one on foot [who taught the geese to ride bikes? ;-) ] My advice is the same every time. Go past them slowly (the faster you go,…"
Jun 25
James Russell replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"I've done the Kidderminster Killer myself.  A lovely day out if you don't mind a bit of pain and searing exhaustion. Great part of the country to ride through, regardless of the state of your body, and some lovely climbs to challenge…"
Jun 17
James Russell might attend LS's event
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HSBC Let's Ride Birmingham at Route to be confirmed

June 10, 2018 from 9am to 4pm
What used to be called SkyRide / BikeFest / City RideSee More
May 22
James Russell replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"Wheeleys Road was nicely closed on Friday, so no cars at all!"
May 20
James Russell commented on LS's photo
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NCN5 at Dogpool Lane

"Tighter than Mk2 (which was my favourite) so I guess they fail the Trike Test. I haven't spotted the padlocks, but stopping, opening, riding through, stopping, closing isn't that simple an operation."
May 20
James Russell might attend LS's event

Edgbaston Tunnel Reopening Party at Worcester & Birmingham Canal, Edgbaston

May 20, 2018 from 5pm to 5:30pm
Date likely to changeSee More
May 3
James Russell replied to doug salmon's discussion Good news
""Cycling 60 miles or more may not be your idea of fun..." Only if you are strange! Sounds like the best way to spend a weekend to me!"
Mar 10
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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Does anybody know anything about Feimin pedals?

I ordered a pair of VP pedals with boron steel axles from ebay .I received a pair of Feimin FP-806B…See More
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Joanna Klaces replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"Thanks for all your replies and concern. It has been very reassuring to us to know so many of you…"
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Time Trial Film @ Mockingbird Cinema

Mockingbird Cinema are hoping/planning to show Time Trial on possibly Thursday 2 August and/or…See More
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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"
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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…"
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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…"
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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…"
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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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For sale: NEW: Proviz Reflect360 reflective jacket - and Lightweight Asender Dri Tex gilet - proceeds to Brum FoE

Hi fellow cyclistsWe have a brand new unworn Proviz Reflect360 reflective jacket for sale, size…See More
Jul 16
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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Richard D replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"FWIW, when I had a nasty crash over the course of nearly an hour about fifty cyclists stopped to…"
Jul 12

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