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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 ian robathan Feb 9.

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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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
Darren H replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"So why is it that they can manage to shut of large parts of London and Surrey for a 100 mile amateur race followed by a pro race every year. The London Surrey is a well organised, well managed and well supported ride and race. Did nobody think to…"
Feb 5
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"But the point is the Nimbys let’s not get away from that, do you really think those in North Warwickshire or Staffordshire would be any different ?? So meanwhile the welsh Velothon goes from strength to strength after their intit"
Jan 31
Philip Whiteman posted an event

Autumn Beyond the Dyke at Belbroughton

October 6, 2018 all day
AUTUMN BEYOND THE DYKE - A BEACON RCC AUDAX - 6TH OCTOBER 2018206km cycling event starting from Belbroughton, Worcestershire. Open controls at CRAVEN ARMS, PRESTEIGNE and TENBURY , plus 3 information controls. Beyond the Dyke is a foray from Worcestershire through Herefordshire and Shropshire to beyond Offa's Dyke and back again.A splendid route passing through rural Worcestershire, Shropshire and into Radnorshire, using mainly quiet B roads and lanes. The countryside is varied from the deep…See More
Jan 31
Robert Holland replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"This just arrived in my mail box suggests that there will be a 100mile closed road event in autumn 2018?"
Jan 31
Philip Whiteman replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"A give away is the list of partners which previously included Worcestershire, Staffs, and Dudley councils.  The only one remaining is Birmingham. With WCC's Cabinet scheduled to vote formally next week on the matter, one can assume that a…"
Jan 31
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"Oh tweet from Geoff Thomas"
Jan 31
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"So the NIMBY’s have won It’s official. The @VeloBirmingham will not be happening this year. It’s been pushed back to Spring 2019. Well that leaves a gap. Good job we are about to launch @CureLeukaemia 2018 @L2Prevolution bike…"
Jan 31
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"not sure rolling can work but a solution would be to have shorter closure times and if people too slow, tough ... "
Jan 17
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"there is no alternative to not going there, as the best biking country with some hills, is on that route ! "
Jan 17
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…"
Jan 16
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…"
Jan 16

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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
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Mr Whiteman! Hope you are well, good sir?!
 
 
 

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