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Velo Midland 2018
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No, the title of this thread is not incorrect.Velo Birmingham 2017 was possibly one of the most controversial sportives to ever enter the calendar with both cyclists and communities at loggerheads…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shakey 18 minutes ago.

Cultracing Ceases to Trade
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Sad news from Earlswood.   The following statement has been published on their webpage.There will be a closing down sale on Saturday 24th October at the shop between 10am and 2pm. CASH ONLY, NO…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Russell Oct 26, 2015.

Beacon Roads Cycling Club - listed in national top-ten clubs
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The south Birmingham based Beacon Roads Cycling Club has just been listed within the Decathlon list of Top Ten Cycling Clubs in the UK.  As…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Russell Feb 23, 2015.

Consultation on Battery Park/Selly Oak New Rd Cycle Routes
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BCC has a consultation exercise which closes on 5th April at:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shamim Mar 30, 2012.

 

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Shakey replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"Route does not look great and not particularly taxing. I thought last year's velo was perfect with a nice sting or too in the tail. Shame to lose the backing of Worcestershire CC as a return via Clent would have made up for the what is quite…"
17 minutes ago
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"shame really as all events I have taken part in no issues "
3 hours ago
Kim replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"They did last time.  No idea what's happening next year."
yesterday
Philip Whiteman replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"Welcome to the dark side. Years ago I too made that transition.  I recall those heady days of the sportive pioneer events such as the Autumn Epic, Spid Riley, Border Raid and Fred Whitton.  At that time, all were organised by clubs or…"
yesterday
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"apart from TT ones, do they ban say tandems or recumbents then ? "
Saturday
Kim replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"Or at least those whose bikes aren't arbitrarily banned..."
Saturday
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"I think a closed road sportive can appeal to all, the London Ride is flat in many places but the surrey hills catch many out, last years Velo I thought was perfect mixture and I know too many went out hard and thats a novice mistake !!  If…"
Friday
Philip Whiteman replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"I guess it depends.  If the event is attracting newbie cyclists to mass participation events then a flatter route is always a better although rather too urban for my liking.  As for the KK, the 'rustic' nature of the lanes would…"
Friday
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"Cheers Phil and as I thought the route could be and should be the commonwealth games one as well, (why start from Cov FFS !! ) prob is that the route is rather, well bland and flat ....  Unlike the KK I will be doing soon ha ha "
Friday
Philip Whiteman replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"The proposed route can be found in Appendix page 6 of the following…"
Friday
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"well back on for the May 12th 2019 - https://www.birminghampost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/organisers-confirm-return-date-velo-14774498 new route through solihull and warwickshire which looks much blander in comparison but guess could form…"
Friday
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"I doubt it Dave  ... NIMBY's have won, they have just announced this https://www.velosouth.com for the September 2018 slot "
Feb 9
Dave Cox replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"Velo Birmingham was a Birmingham thing tied up with HSBC coming and the BCR. Andy Street would have been stepping on their toes if he had muscled in on it. However, now it might be possible for it to get West Midlands support and backing. I wonder…"
Feb 8
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"but was that because they knew one of the council would block it if you wanna  closed road sportive and have an interesting course then what we did last sept is the only feasible one really, especially as you have to start from the city…"
Feb 8
Philip Whiteman replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"There are suggestions floating around that CSM were halted from operating the event due to local opposition. I learnt today that that was not the case.  Instead, they withdrew their application for road closures. "
Feb 8
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"the pro race is key, like with the Welsh velothon as it gives coverage but what helps in London is the Mayor and the impact of him on wider London like Surrey etc. Here, what has Street said about this, nothing at all, it has been left up to…"
Feb 5

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What sort of riding do you do?
Audax / endurance / long distance / commuting into the University of Birmingham. Member of the Beacon Roads Cycling Club and AudaxUK
Where do you live?
Belbroughton
About me
Often seen riding in Beacon RCC colours, my primary riding focus is long distance event such as audaxes. A good commute to work keeps me ticking over.

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At 20:26 on March 30, 2011, Dave Cox said…
Hi Phil, I thought that you were already my friend but does this make it official ! Dave
At 16:04 on March 30, 2011, Philip Griffiths said…
Mr Whiteman! Hope you are well, good sir?!
 
 
 

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Shakey replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"Route does not look great and not particularly taxing. I thought last year's velo was perfect…"
17 minutes ago
ian robathan replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"ah yeah I saw that one and planning a 600km next year so that is one I am looking at "
3 hours ago
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"shame really as all events I have taken part in no issues "
3 hours ago
Andy White replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"BCM = Bryan Chapman Memorial (600k and stupid climb) btw ;-)"
13 hours ago
Andy White replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"BCM is beyond me now Ian ! I joined Audax 35 years ago and never got past a 600k. PBP 87 was…"
13 hours ago
Kim replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"They did last time.  No idea what's happening next year."
yesterday
ian robathan replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"The ones I will keep Phil are the early season ones, for example done one from Garden every year…"
yesterday
Philip Whiteman replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"Welcome to the dark side. Years ago I too made that transition.  I recall those heady days of…"
yesterday
Andy White replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"Welcome to the 'family' and even more TLAs ... BCM, PBP, LEL ... ;-)"
yesterday
James Russell replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"I've done the Kidderminster Killer myself.  A lovely day out if you don't mind a bit…"
yesterday
ian robathan posted a discussion

Audax

I will admit until this year I was sniffy about Audaxing, always thought Sportives were better and…See More
Sunday
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"apart from TT ones, do they ban say tandems or recumbents then ? "
Saturday
Shakey replied to john butler's discussion Bourne brook pathway
"Fully open again last night although care needed in places as there  is a lot of loose gravel…"
Saturday
Kim replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"Or at least those whose bikes aren't arbitrarily banned..."
Saturday
Robert replied to Robert's discussion Carrera GTi
"£200 for a "bike" with a half sawn-through frame (amongst numerous other serious…"
Saturday
Andrew W replied to Robert's discussion Carrera GTi
"It’s currently advertised for sake on Facebook for £200 I’m quite tempted "
Friday

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