"I went to an event like this in Sutton Park a couple of years ago. Some brain box thought it was a good idea to put the Bike passport scheme next to stupidly loud, unwanted and unappreciated music. So the wallah asking for people's details had…"
"You don't need to move to another country necessarily....just somewhere more civilized.
I've been in Lichfield 6 months and been pleasantly surprised by the numbers of non-lycra people who use bikes routinely for shopping etc. Middle-aged…"
"They can happen anywhere, but Birmingham seems to have more than it's fair share of deadbeats and violent people. Barely a day goes by without news of unprovoked attacks, and/or assaults over trivial matters. I travel quite a lot around the UK…"
"For what it's worth, I'm in London as I type this and have used some segregated routes today. They are great but there really are some berks on bikes here! I was undertaken twice by all-the-kit cyclists, and cut up in the haste to get…"
"I encountered 3 people cycling on the pavement on Broad Street in the space of 5 minutes today (one on a free orange bike).
One has to assume they don't feel safe to ride on the roads..and who can blame them.
London has managed to put separate…"
"Jenna Good luck with this. I started my own in Lichfield and made it clear I didn't want to see any Lycra or pretentious shades. I also stipulated anyone caught breaking sweat would be expelled! Eight people joined me for a leisurely roll…"
"Well I'd say bringing that many people along to the ride and organizing storage for the sound system was more involvement than most. I'm not fazed by disagreements but those are my reasons for not bothering any more."
"It's a great pity, but it looks like it peaked attendance-wise about 4 years ago and is unlikely to hit those heights again. The ride has at times attracted aggression from other road users, and sadly cycling aggressors who take pleasure in…"
"I find this hard to believe. He looks such a well-balanced and reasonable person.
Every time I come back into Birmingham i'm glad I left. The place seems to be choc-full of aggression.
I've not moved far out, but far out enough to…"
Sorry for the delay in replying. Been in the garden trying to sort some bikes out for a weekend ride
Here is my mobile number 07779693786 I'll be around and about during the day so not sure what time I'd get to the Six Ways area. Text me tomorrow and we'll be able to fix something up I reckon. thanks Phil
Hi there, if you are interested in social and leisure rides join the CycleBirmingham group here on the Birmingham Cyclist website: www.birminghamcyclist.com/group/cyclebirmingham. We do a weekly Wednesday evening ride and a monthly Sunday ride - Simon ride leader CycleBirmingham :)
I'm up for riding bikes whenever you are! I'm free Mondays, weekends, and Fridays after 11am. (Useless student).
I've only got my fixie with me, so massive hills and off-road riding are basically out of the question, but anything else is cool!
(I like your name by the way...)