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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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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
Simon replied to John Pitcock's discussion Cycle parking at shops
"Alas it's immaterial whether we can or can't carry such things if those who control whether to put in cycle parking or not consider that we can't or won't.  And I'm guessing that if you stood in the car park of my local…"
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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This might be a useful topic in general but as a specific query:  I am planning on cycling to Stoke…See More
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LS replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"I think it will open on Friday 18th May if not sooner."
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UoB Smartmover replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
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On Your Bike replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
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Robert Jones replied to Robert Jones's discussion Rea Valley Route Stirchley Fordhouse Lane
"Is there any hope of getting anyone from BCC to get involved in this? Any ideas anyone. It's…"
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Andrew George replied to Andrew George's discussion Any sheffield stands in the Jewelry quarter
"Hello LS, Thanks very much! I replied to that consultation when it was open, as there's a…"
Apr 15
LS replied to Andrew George's discussion Any sheffield stands in the Jewelry quarter
"There are 3 stands on the edge of Golden Square behind Rose Villa Tavern. Some at the train/metro…"
Apr 13
Andrew George posted a discussion

Any sheffield stands in the Jewelry quarter

Hello everyone!I'm hoping to tap into other's knowledge of cycle parking in and around the city…See More
Apr 13
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Kim replied to LS's discussion A38 Work to start end of February
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