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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 Rob 10 hours 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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Rob replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"They could do a rolling road closure approach, that seems to be common on other events like Tour De Yorkshire as a for instance. It means v careful managing of the route but can limit closures in areas where the locals would be v affected by lengthy…"
10 hours ago
Philip Whiteman replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"Ian, in answer to your question: A decision will be made by Worcestershire County Council's cabinet on 8th February on whether to support the application for Traffic Regulation Orders.  If they decline, the event could still go ahead…"
22 hours ago
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"interesting still no final date announced and a lot of people are querying why ?  I presume making sure when announced the final route will not change ?"
Jan 2
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"so it did clash with my other event, siggghhh "
Dec 18, 2017
Philip Whiteman replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"Latest news: 16th September. "
Dec 14, 2017
Philip Whiteman replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"Frequently I walk the section between Selly Oak and the University with my pedestrian hat on.   The vast majority of passing cyclists a courteous but there are two categories that get my goat: - riders that are simply riding too fast (as…"
Nov 30, 2017
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"Disagree Dave about making it easier, the route was pretty well perfect for all ranges and people like the challenges of a climb. Problem with that part of the world around North Warwickshire etc is it is pretty boring areas  to be honest. Got…"
Nov 25, 2017
Philip Whiteman replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"Dave, I agree with you on the NEC.  Before the Velo route was announced, I always assumed that the NEC would be a natural starting location given the ease of car parking, hotel accommodation, rail-links, airport and accommodation to house a HQ.…"
Nov 24, 2017
Dave Cox replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"I'm also looking forward to next year's ride. In view of the importance of cycling in the WMCA's devolution, transport, health, congestion, air quality plans etc I'd plan a route that brought in Coventry and Solihull and centred…"
Nov 24, 2017
Richard D replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"I'm looking forward to it. The 2017 event was far from perfect, but it was pretty much unmissable. If Hereford and Worcs want to piss about, I say "screw them - go north/east“. Staffs, Derbyshire and Leics may not be so utterly…"
Nov 24, 2017
Philip Whiteman replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"Ian, if it coincides with the NEC Cycle Show, then the most likely date is 30th September."
Nov 24, 2017
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"I apologise Phillip, if there is nothing that winds me up more are Nimby's. You mention the MP, that is Gavin Williamson and look what he did in politics ... sure the Velo organisers could do things better but I hope the councils do not pander…"
Nov 24, 2017
Philip Whiteman replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"Ian, I think you misunderstand. This is merely a report on the latest situation regarding the local authorities and their current stage of decision making.  I had many misgivings prior to Velo Birmingham 2017, in particular the road closing…"
Nov 24, 2017
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"I have to say you really are a bitter little NIMBY aren't you ? The event was fantastic and both for the local communities who got into the spirit (yes Bewdley, Kniver and even Belbroughton were magnificent support) and unlike the scare stories…"
Nov 24, 2017
Philip Whiteman posted a discussion

Velo Midland 2018

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 between themselves and with each other.  So I have been undertaking some analysis on the current political situation for Velo Midland 2018.Birmingham City Council and CSM were contractually committed to deliver Velo for a total of five years but BCC’s ineptitude completely overlooked the…See More
Nov 24, 2017
Philip Whiteman replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"No you are spared that little grubby lane.  I would pay good money to watch 15,000 cyclists squeezing their way up Sheepwalks.  There is not a huge amount of climbing aside from a few very short sharp hauls, for example, out of Kinver, out…"
Jun 30, 2017

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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…
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Rob replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"They could do a rolling road closure approach, that seems to be common on other events like Tour De…"
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Philip Whiteman replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"Ian, in answer to your question: A decision will be made by Worcestershire County Council's…"
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Robert Holland replied to Robert Holland's discussion City cycling - Vancouver have it about right
"Aboslutely spot on Robert!"
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Robert replied to Robert Holland's discussion City cycling - Vancouver have it about right
"The green routes can be very pleasant, but they suffer from poor social safety, particularly after…"
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Dave Cox replied to Robert Holland's discussion City cycling - Vancouver have it about right
"Making Birmingham a centre for cycle tourism is fully achievable. New St links us to most parts of…"
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Dave Cox replied to Robert Holland's discussion City cycling - Vancouver have it about right
"Excellent integrated transport.  I took my Brompton to Vancouver years ago and thoroughly…"
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Robert replied to Robert Holland's discussion City cycling - Vancouver have it about right
"I had noticed that Air France is running a series of adverts on RTÉ Radio 1 this year…"
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City cycling - Vancouver have it about right

This video about joined up transport thinking and cycling in Vancouver should be a must-see for all…See More
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Robert replied to Ryan Stait's discussion Broad Street trams
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David smart is now a member of Birmingham Cyclist
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Doug replied to Ryan Stait's discussion Broad Street trams
"This film shows plenty of cyclists, pedestrians walking and riding with trams and tram tracks. It…"
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January Sale - Up to 40% off bikes, e-bikes, 30% off all clothing and footwear

Lots of bargains to be had on bikes across all price ranges and styles plus 30% off all clothing…See More
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Hugh Willliams is now a member of Birmingham Cyclist
Jan 9
LS updated an event

Edgbaston Tunnel Closure at Worcester & Birmingham Canal, Edgbaston

January 22, 2018 at 8am to March 30, 2018 at 4pm
Towpath widening works through the tunnel.Start and end dates have changed twice  (so far).See More
Jan 8
LS replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"Closure is now 22nd January until 16th March again.  So it was going to take a week longer…"
Jan 8
LS replied to Ryan Stait's discussion Broad Street trams
"I've ridden the tram route from Stephenson Street to Colmore Row loads of times and will be…"
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