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Diamond Back for sale £30
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I have a colleague…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leon Lewis Sep 16, 2013.

Bike charities
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HiI've tried using the search facility. I'm after one of the charities in Birmingham that refurb old bikes to lend to people. Does anyone have a number or a link please?ThanksContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leon Lewis Sep 12, 2013.

Seems we have no right of way on the roads
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...according to one motorist it seems.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Spoke Nov 20, 2013.

The future?
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Anyone seen this short video?…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by CKS Apr 1, 2013.

 

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Leon Lewis replied to Rich22222's discussion Longbridge Light Festival - and Rea Valley route
"Just to note: As you come off the Rea Valley route on Tessall Lane. Turn left and then a right and cycle through the Austin Social Club car park - much quicker and quieter than turning towards the Bristol Rd (A38) to get to the college/Longbridge…"
Oct 14, 2014
Leon Lewis replied to Basil's discussion Today's Commute
"Windy again this morning especially the final bit as I turn onto the New Longbridge town Centre by the College - It will be full of Formula 1 cars looking for a cheap wind tunnel for testing soon."
Oct 13, 2014
Leon Lewis replied to John K's discussion Sunday Times. Texting while driving.
"A quick video campaign advert on the same subjecthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHixeIr_6BM "
Jun 10, 2014
Leon Lewis replied to david.cherry's discussion SkyRide 2014
"Have you ever tried to park your cycle in the Bullring car parks? I ended up taking my bike in a lift and walking it through the shopping centre as there weren't any bike stands in the car park - every security guard in the shopping centre…"
Jun 9, 2014
Leon Lewis replied to Rohini Cash's discussion How would you like to be paid to commute by bike?
"Bonus :-)"
Jun 9, 2014
Leon Lewis replied to Rohini Cash's discussion How would you like to be paid to commute by bike?
"I just realised that my calculations were based on miles and the French system was paying per Km Normal commute would mean £20 or £24  "
Jun 9, 2014
Leon Lewis replied to Rohini Cash's discussion How would you like to be paid to commute by bike?
"I like the idea, it would mean I could get paid £13 per week just for my commute - though I would probably take my longer route to raise that to £15 B-)"
Jun 9, 2014
Leon Lewis replied to Martin Brailsford's discussion Birmingham to Stratford via canal
"The mud starts just after the bridge on School Road, Yardley Wood, then there are patches all the way to Lady Lane."
May 19, 2014
Leon Lewis replied to Martin Brailsford's discussion Birmingham to Stratford via canal
"I walked up to the Bluebell from Yardley Wood and some bits were very rutted and others very muddy - sadly this stretch will not get any funding to improve the tow path.  At least there are still some good pubs on route - though the Bulls Head…"
May 19, 2014
Leon Lewis might attend LS's event
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Bike Lounge May at Hare and Hounds

May 20, 2014 from 7:30pm to 11pm
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May 19, 2014
Leon Lewis replied to Surrinder Kumar's discussion No of Employees as % cycling at your place of work?
"I think we have approx 300 employees at Bournville College, there is a regular group of 8-10 cyclists and then perhaps add another 10 fair weather crew too! I've been trying to improve it for the last 2 years.  We do get about 30 students…"
Apr 8, 2014
Leon Lewis replied to H Jones's discussion Does anyone have local knowledge on Kings Heath?
"So it's you pushing up the property prices ;-) "
Feb 11, 2014
Leon Lewis replied to H Jones's discussion Does anyone have local knowledge on Kings Heath?
"Never ever seen the attraction to living on the roads off the HIgh St in King's Heath. Crammed together, poor parking. The High St has been gone down hill over the last ten years, traffic is terrible.  I agree with folk that Stirchley…"
Feb 11, 2014
Leon Lewis replied to John K's discussion 30 mins v 40 mins - how does your ride time compare with drive time?
"Yardley Wood to Longbridge  Bus - 1hr (inc walk to bus stop)  Car - 15-20mins Bike 25-35mins I feel more with it on days that I cycle, though recently, like most of us, started to lose the will to live for a dry cycle. I tend to stick to…"
Feb 7, 2014
Leon Lewis is attending LS's event
Dec 17, 2013
Spoke replied to Leon Lewis's discussion Seems we have no right of way on the roads
"Fair enough, if that's really the case. As far as I'm concerned a stiffer punishment would have been in order but I seem to think that in almost 100% of all sentences I hear about in the news, not just those involving motorists.  The…"
Nov 20, 2013

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What sort of riding do you do?
Canals, Tracks & Road
Where do you live?
Yardley Wood
Tell us about your bike(s)
None - just got stolen.
About me
Commuter and lesuire cyclist - would love to do more track and off roading

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At 12:34 on November 29, 2012, James Hepburn said…

Hey Leon, Just joined the group. Pretty cool eh?

At 16:14 on November 29, 2012, Leon Lewis said…

Cool stuff, I like it in here, lots of like minded folk.

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James Lee replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"Riding a bike over the hoof treads is only a nuisance if the wheelbase of the bike is exactly the…"
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adrienne replied to adrienne's discussion Cycle Route Longbridge
"Hi  LS thank you for posting this, and sorry for delay in replying. The Post and Mail article…"
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Doug replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"Along the Canal from Acocks Green I saw a reasonable  flow of cyclists - even in the rain…"
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Surrinder Kumar replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"The one good thing about the new canal towpath surfaces is that there is very little standing water…"
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LS replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"Graham Lennard told me recently that Canal & River Trust are open to the idea of removing some…"
18 hours ago
Doug replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"Along the canal from Acocks Green to Tyseley - the new surfaces are in progress, overall the path…"
19 hours ago
danwentskiing posted a discussion

Big bike stuff clearout - frames, forks, gears, brakes bits n bobs, (mainly road but some MTB)

Hi - I'm clearing out a load of stuff.  Too much to photo/list each detailed description.  If…See More
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ian greenwood replied to ian greenwood's discussion hugh porter tentura 531 frame / forks etc.
"I was out of Birmimngham area so was unable to . still for sale"
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Vauxhall Victors

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Robert Holland replied to Robert Holland's discussion Olympus Voice Recorder found in the road
"Thanks Kim."
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Kim replied to Robert Holland's discussion Olympus Voice Recorder found in the road
"FWIW My partner confirms it's not one of the models loaned to students by the UoB Disability…"
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James Lee replied to ARKrider's discussion Birmingham drivers Be Smart! Ride a Bicycle!
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Olympus Voice Recorder found in the road

Found this in Harborne just down from the Hagley Road yesterday morning. No ID.…See More
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