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Columbia Construction Solihull
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HiThis was an extremely dangerous overtake by Barnt Green today around 3-30pm, 20 Jan 2017.Absolutley no need as road clear as a bell once he overtook, sent video to their twitter account nd lest see…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Balfe Jan 24.

TURBO TRAINER FOR SALE
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 Hi All I have a Turbo trainer for sale, I bought from Halfords last winter. All info and photos on link below …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Nov 11, 2015.

Boardman Hybrid For Sale

Hi all,Got A Boardman Hybrid Comp for sale here - …Continue

Started Mar 28, 2015

Ticket For Sales for Cycle Show

 have a ticket for the Cycle Show at the NEC going for £10, i cant make it so if anyone wants to give me a tenner for it and collect it from Rubery then text me on 0796 095 4333, its valid for today…Continue

Started Sep 28, 2013

 

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Paul Balfe might attend Lucy Watkins's event

Ride the Reservoir at King Edward VI Five Ways School

March 19, 2017 from 9am to 3pm
Our 75km hilly challenge starts in Bartley Green and extends into the Worcestershire countryside. The route meanders through scenic villages such as Romsley, Belbroughton, Chaddesley Corbett, Dodford and Barnt Green. After just 5km participants are presented with Romsley Hill, a 4km hill climb designed to warm up our cyclists. The route goes out as far as Stoke Prior before heading back into the South Birmingham suburbs. As the sail boats come into view at Bartley Green reservoir participants…See More
Dec 1, 2016
Paul Balfe is attending LS's event
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Birmingham Cycle Forum December 2016 at BCC building - The Auditorium (Room G14)

December 14, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:45pm
Agenda%20December%202016%20cycle%20forum.pdfPlaces are limited so please email cycling [at] birmingham.gov.uk to reserve a space.See More
Dec 1, 2016
Paul Balfe replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"YEP GET WELL SOON"
Feb 10, 2016
Paul Balfe replied to GasPipeWarrior's discussion Congestion charge plan hidden in Birmingham budget
"It would be very interesting indeed to get an actual figure of that 12%, i think it would surprise a few and would give us something to shove up BCC's backside"
Dec 12, 2015
Kim replied to Paul Balfe's discussion TURBO TRAINER FOR SALE
"Turbo trainers are useful for tweaking bike fit and for physioterrorism, but using them for fitness is both tedious and unsporting... I'd much rather go on a bike ride, even if it's pish.  As ever, YMMV."
Nov 11, 2015
LS replied to Paul Balfe's discussion TURBO TRAINER FOR SALE
Nov 11, 2015
On Your Bike replied to Paul Balfe's discussion TURBO TRAINER FOR SALE
"Hi Paul - I guess you are not in the market for a new trainer then?! We have an offer on where you can trade in your old trainer against a new one and get a free computer.... Seriously though, if you are finding turbo training boring have a look at…"
Nov 11, 2015
Paul Balfe posted a discussion

TURBO TRAINER FOR SALE

 Hi All I have a Turbo trainer for sale, I bought from Halfords last winter. All info and photos on link below http://www.halfords.com/cycling/turbo-trainers/trainers/elite-magnetic-cycle-trainer i paid £100 last year, LOOKING FOR £50 PLEASE USED ABOUT 3 TIMES I THINK, just find it boringSee More
Nov 10, 2015
Paul Balfe replied to Philip Eddington's discussion Mad March Hare
"It was a relentless hill and only the strongest of wills and of course legs got up it and thank god for the smooth tarmac, i was weaving a bit but managed it all the way up and everything seemed easier after that, even the wind LOL"
Mar 2, 2015
Paul Balfe replied to laura mcmullan's discussion BBC Midlands Today
"i really wish they had a likke button on this website as totally agree with the sentiments of LS, on my bike or in my car i can feel the rage of the driver behind me burning into the back of my neck, its totally unnecessary "
Nov 29, 2014
Paul Balfe replied to laura mcmullan's discussion BBC Midlands Today
"WELL DONE LAURA. and hers looking forward to some positive reporting about cycling. Quite a first and hopefully it will continue. Education is all that's  needed for both cyclists and motorists"
Nov 21, 2014
Paul Balfe replied to laura mcmullan's discussion BBC Midlands Today
"It is at this moment in time that  i will offer an apology to Laura, or lets say a delayed apology once the myth busting has been reported. I am certain that you want to do a good job for the greater cycling community in Brum and i hope you…"
Nov 21, 2014
Paul Balfe replied to laura mcmullan's discussion BBC Midlands Today
"Laura has lost innterest"
Nov 20, 2014
Paul Balfe replied to laura mcmullan's discussion BBC Midlands Today
"Totally agree Tim but again, i will bet 1 years salary that that will not come to fruition. We cannot have the media painting a positive picture about cycling, its just not done, i mean after all why would motorists, or anybody else, want to see us…"
Nov 20, 2014
Paul Balfe replied to laura mcmullan's discussion BBC Midlands Today
"Absolutely and i will carry your bags behind you  But i seriously doubt that we will have a BBC crew following us, death, injury and sad stories get people watching and that then reinforces their reasons why they should not try and  keep…"
Nov 19, 2014
Paul Balfe replied to laura mcmullan's discussion BBC Midlands Today
"I wonder if Laura  is taking note and thinking  of what she  is going to say to her producer tomorrow morning, and i bet next months salary it aint gonna change one bit - MISERY SELLS "
Nov 19, 2014

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Rednal
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Specialized crosstrail comp disc
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Love to cycle and find new and interesting routes and just be out on my bike enjoying the day and seeing new sights

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Things you never knew about Easter Eggs……………

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