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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

Profile Information

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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NCN5 at Dogpool Lane

"they are tighter, you can see from the concreting underneath that they are significantly wider than…"
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On Your Bike replied to doug salmon's discussion On Your Bike
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Andrew W commented on LS's photo
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NCN5 at Dogpool Lane

"I think they are a lot tighter now.  Almost had a clipless moment going South yesterday. …"
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Ryan Stait replied to john butler's discussion A38 cycle route
"Few new lane markings on Bristol St/Belgrave Middleway junction when I came out of town this…"
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Kim replied to john butler's discussion A38 cycle route
"This is a problem with shared paths generally.  The signs and markings are generally…"
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LS replied to Chad's discussion GU Canal (Tyseley)
"I cycled the Cole Valley route to work for 13 years which included the short stretch of canal at…"
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Chad replied to Chad's discussion GU Canal (Tyseley)
"I have cycled this route for nigh on 20 years and it is only since the upgrade that I have ever…"
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Dave Cox is attending LS's event
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HSBC Let's Ride Birmingham at Route to be confirmed

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Andrew Walsh replied to Chad's discussion GU Canal (Tyseley)
"Last Friday afternoon (18th May) I came across another cyclist on that same stretch of canal who…"
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Chad posted a discussion

GU Canal (Tyseley)

Now that the weather has turned in their favour, it would appear the locals are back out…See More
Tuesday
Andrew Walsh is now a member of Birmingham Cyclist
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ARKrider replied to LS's discussion A38 Work to start end of February
"Any updates/photos on the new cycle highway? Not living in Birmingham anymore sad to say so I have…"
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ARKrider replied to john butler's discussion A38 cycle route
"I would not of minded either way. If they did keep it as a shared cycle path, the pedestrian…"
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James G replied to James G's discussion Cheap but good tyres, £6 per pair
"Hi, yes all still available."
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Andrew W replied to James G's discussion Cheap but good tyres, £6 per pair
"Do you still have the 28s?"
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