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Video: Harborne Road 50 m.p.h. close pass driver prosecuted.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by doug salmon Mar 4.

QE road - conflicting signs: are cycles allowed?
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This is a road linking Metchley Lane with the QE hospital.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by john bennett Feb 15.

Cycle parking at shops
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Many shops have expensive provision for car parking but none for cycles.Last may I contacted Farmfoods to say that their newish store in Stirchely had no provision for cycle parking.They have…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Savlona Dec 1, 2016.

Tesco scrapped unsold bikes.
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Tesco scrapped skip full of unsold bikes.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Nov 23, 2015.

 

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John Pitcock replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"Some timid cyclists seem to want to ride on the side away from the water. This causes confusion when this means riding on the right and other cyclists expect them to follow the convention of keeping left. At what point do either of them move across…"
Jun 13
doug salmon replied to John Pitcock's discussion Video: Harborne Road 50 m.p.h. close pass driver prosecuted.
"Thanks for sharing that. And Well Done West Mids Police."
Mar 4
John Pitcock replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
Mar 1
John Pitcock posted a discussion
Mar 1
john bennett replied to John Pitcock's discussion QE road - conflicting signs: are cycles allowed?
"I wrote a Push Bikes report with several photos about the poor and inconsistent cycling routes to QEBH and sent to the estate manager but no response. Perhaps time to chase! This is one inconsistency others are the very poor cycle route using the…"
Feb 15
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 allowed BUT I understand the confusion with the No Entry sign just after. It appears its a possibility that the No Entry signs were the original…"
Feb 12
LS replied to John Pitcock's discussion QE road - conflicting signs: are cycles allowed?
"Cycles are allowed"
Feb 12
John Pitcock posted a discussion

QE road - conflicting signs: are cycles allowed?

This is a road linking Metchley Lane with the QE hospital.One sign says no entry (cycles are not excepted), the other says buses and cycles only.(Photos off Google…See More
Feb 12
John Pitcock replied to Ryan Stait's discussion Broad Street trams
"It appears that there is little gap between the rail and the cobbles in the Stockton film; also the tyres were probably wider than many are today."
Feb 12
John Pitcock replied to doug salmon's discussion Elevated Cycle Paths
"This is a few Km from where my sister lives. It is slightly elevated, but the gradients are gentle. Cyclists can go either way round."
Jan 31
John Pitcock replied to Robert Jones's discussion Rea Valley Route Stirchley Fordhouse Lane
"The plans are for the Mayfield Road access to be for peds and cyclists only. The end of Ivy Road is a private road - it was opened 15 years ago when the new houses were built. There already is an access to Pershore Road opposite Ashtree Road -…"
Aug 24, 2017
John Pitcock replied to Denis Murphy's discussion Views on bike Contraflows into new narrow one way streets
"I came very close to a nasty accident when a van pulled out of a car park without looking left. It was my first time down there so wasn't aware of the hazard. "
Jul 26, 2017
John Pitcock replied to Robert Jones's discussion Rea Valley Route Stirchley Fordhouse Lane
"This is close to where I live. I am aware of this plan, and have been to a presentation by the developers.Making the new road nearest the Rea link to the Rea route at the Northern end is a good idea (I'm not sure if it is currently…"
Jul 13, 2017
Savlona replied to John Pitcock's discussion Cycle parking at shops
"Right, I'm going to wheel my cargo trike round all the shops lacking decent stands until they ban me or sort it out lol! Who will join me with their bike and trailer set ups :P"
Dec 1, 2016
Robert replied to John Pitcock's discussion Cycle parking at shops
"Homebase in Selly Oak has covered cycle stands.   The vast majority of things I go in for are easily carried on a bike; a tin of Danish oil, a bottle of paraffin, a tin of paint, and an LED pygmy bulb to name four things that I've…"
Nov 30, 2016
LS replied to John Pitcock's discussion Cycle parking at shops
"I've asked Homebase in Kings Heath for cycle parking at least 3 times over the years. They agree it's a good idea but nothing ever happens. I now take my bike inside instead."
Nov 29, 2016

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What sort of riding do you do?
Mainly as a way of getting around Birmingham
Where do you live?
Stirchley
Tell us about your bike(s)
Two touring bikes - a new Ridgeback and an old Galaxy; plus a Bikerton Protable
About me
It's all in www.johnpitcock.com
Founder member of Pushbikes (1979)

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At 8:56 on June 13, 2014, CKS said…

Darren Foster was not texting at the time of Hope Fennel's death.  The full story is here:
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/video-devastated-kings-heath-mum-6664809

 
 
 

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