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Cycle/cyclist friendly venues
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Are there any cycle/cyclist friendly venues in and around Birmingham and Solihull you'd recommend?Having taken up cycling in the last few months, I was hoping to combine it with another of my…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew W Oct 18.

 

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Laura replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"Approach with caution is definitely my school of thinking. But I do this whilst walking too, as there have been several occasions when someone has nearly bumped into me in town because they've been too engrossed in their phones to look where…"
Dec 2
Laura replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"I'd like to add the special branch of pedestrians who have headphones in whilst looking at screens. Not only are they not paying attention to other people using the canal, they're often not paying any attention to the large body of open…"
Dec 1
Laura replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"Appreciate it's not for everyone, but I some of us quite like commuting to work along the towpath (could do with a wider Edgbaston Tunnel path, but that's on the way according to CRT). I would very much like to see segregated cycleways and…"
Nov 29
Laura replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"I've been thinking about towpath etiquette for a while too.  I'm one of those people that likes to use my bell a lot and thank people for moving in, mainly because when I'm walking along the canal I find it really helpful.…"
Nov 29
Andrew W replied to Laura's discussion Cycle/cyclist friendly venues
"I think it is just the way they are.  I tend to go there rather than the MAC for snackage as I favour a sausage and egg sandwich over organic goat's cheese but beware if there are more than two orders.  They are fine for tea and buns"
Oct 18
Kim replied to Laura's discussion Cycle/cyclist friendly venues
"Yeah, I've lead rides from there in the past that have been delayed by the speed of hot food, though I attributed it to the proliferation of Parkrun types."
Oct 18
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
Simon replied to Laura's discussion Cycle/cyclist friendly venues
"After Saturday I'm saying that the Garden Room in Cannon Hill Park should be off the list of places worth a visit.  Group of hungry cyclists roll up, order simple food such as beans on toast, egg on toast, etc and then have to wait over an…"
Oct 17
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Cycle/cyclist friendly venues

Are there any cycle/cyclist friendly venues in and around Birmingham and Solihull you'd recommend?Having taken up cycling in the last few months, I was hoping to combine it with another of my hobbies;Full to the Brum, a food and drink blog for the area.  I wanted to compile a list of cycle/cyclist friendly places that people could cycle out to for coffee and cake or lunch, but as I'm still getting the hang of cycling I tend to go to the…See More
Sep 19

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What sort of riding do you do?
Mainly along the canals, commuting to work a couple of times a week
Where do you live?
Stirchley
Tell us about your bike(s)
I have a mountain bike and long term loan of a hybrid

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