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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 on Thursday.

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.

Cyclists are ...
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Type "cyclists are" in the Google.co.uk search box and see what the auto-complete suggestions are!Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Beasley Dec 21, 2014.

 

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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…"
Thursday
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
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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
John Pitcock replied to John Pitcock's discussion Cycle parking at shops
"I can carry thin things on my bike that are too long to get in the car (strapped to the cross-bar they can stick out front and back)."
Nov 29, 2016
Kim replied to John Pitcock's discussion Cycle parking at shops
"I suppose it's that out-of-town retail park mentality, whereby they think that people are only arriving by car, even if they're only a few hundred metres off the high street or somewhere with good bus services.  It's not just DIY…"
Nov 28, 2016
Simon replied to John Pitcock's discussion Cycle parking at shops
"People assume that you can't carry stuff by bike - Some of the DIY shops near me are really hard work to either cycle or walk to. "
Nov 28, 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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LS replied to LS's discussion A38 Work to start end of February
"Sign on the central reservation near to the university."
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LS replied to LS's discussion The Good News Thread
"More planter stands on Colmore Row."
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ARKrider commented on LS's blog post Low Speed One
"I think its a good idea. Maintenance vehicles and emergency vehicles could use the cycle path as…"
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ARKrider commented on LS's blog post Low Speed One
"I think its a good idea. Maintenance vehicles and emergency vehicles could use the cycle path as…"
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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…"
Thursday
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
"I understand the point about the weather, but it's not just of late I was thinking about. I…"
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Dave Cox replied to LS's discussion The Good News Thread
"Bike stands were full at Custard Factory by 9.00 last week.  They need some more !!"
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Kim replied to LS's discussion The Good News Thread
"It's February.  New people don't take up cycling in shite weather.  I'm…"
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Your Average Joe replied to LS's discussion The Good News Thread
"Looking at these pictures, I thought you was going to say what I was thinking. These are…"
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Andy White left a comment for James G
"Hi Jimmy i'm in Handsworth Wood. I can come to Acocks Green to collect the tyres unless you…"
Feb 12
ARKrider replied to LS's discussion A38 Work to start end of February
"LOL! No kidding. "
Feb 12
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…"
Feb 12
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…"
Feb 12
ARKrider replied to Ryan Stait's discussion Broad Street trams
"Baring in mind these are all shared with motor vehicles. As far as I am aware only permitted motor…"
Feb 12

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