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Hoodies in Cannon Hill Park
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One for everyone to keep an eye out for I was nearly jumped on way back through Cannon Hill Park tonight by a group of teenagers all in black hoodies. I assume their intentions were not good. There…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Sep 6, 2017.

Potholes
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Has anyone come off their bike after going through a pothole? I caught one at the top of Cartland road on Sunday afternoon and went over my bars - thought was ok only to find veneer on front tooth on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ian greenwood Nov 22, 2013.

Road bike adjustment
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I am looking for some advice. I have just started trying to ride a road bike after 15 years of exclusively riding mountain bikes. I tried my usual commute today on the raleigh racer I have just…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Lee Jul 8, 2013.

 

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Rob replied to David's discussion Found an abandoned, damaged bike
"Unlikely you will be able to repatriate it with its owner. I would donate it to the foundary bike place in Cotteridge. They do up and sell on unwanted bikes."
Jan 30
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
Rob replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"I am a regular towpath commuter and try to ride to a) the conditions and b) reasonably conscientiously. I use a mix of front and rear lights and have a loud bell (which I liberally use). I have fortunately never had or caused an accident on the…"
Dec 3, 2017
Rob replied to Rob's discussion Hoodies in Cannon Hill Park
"Good news that police caught them!"
Sep 6, 2017
Dave Cox replied to Rob's discussion Hoodies in Cannon Hill Park
"I understand from last night's Push Bikes Committee meeting that 3 guys who'd attacked people including a local resident near his house with knives have been arrested in a very successful police operation."
Sep 6, 2017
juliewall replied to Rob's discussion Hoodies in Cannon Hill Park
"Cannon Hill Park Run reported something similar happening to a runner on their FB page - hopefully the police are on it!"
Sep 5, 2017
CKS replied to Rob's discussion Hoodies in Cannon Hill Park
Sep 1, 2017
Rob replied to Rob's discussion Hoodies in Cannon Hill Park
"Will do - was keen to make others aware too - it's a popular commuter run so someone else may not be so lucky"
Aug 31, 2017
LS replied to Rob's discussion Hoodies in Cannon Hill Park
"Report it on 101 otherwise it almost definitely will happen to someone else. I almost cycled that way an hour ago but took a different route through Moseley."
Aug 31, 2017
Rob posted a discussion

Hoodies in Cannon Hill Park

One for everyone to keep an eye out for I was nearly jumped on way back through Cannon Hill Park tonight by a group of teenagers all in black hoodies. I assume their intentions were not good. There were three of them stood in the path on the section between the small playground / but were In the Night Garden and Fun Fair are and the turn up past the allotments to Holders Lane. One asked me what time it was and in the split second he had distracted me another made a lunge as if to pull me from…See More
Aug 31, 2017
Rob replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"I rode the London 100 this summer and was surprised that what I thought was pretty modest training ended up being ok. I commute most days and pushed my 12 miles or so up to 20-25 per day and did a couple of long stretches on a home trainer and 2-3…"
Oct 2, 2016
Rob replied to dave c's discussion Powder Coating in Birmingham
"Yes i would recommend Bournes too . They stripped and then resprayed my old steel raleigh - listened really carefully to what i wanted and then were really attentive to how they did it and the various options and considerations to do a fantastic…"
Nov 6, 2014
Rob replied to laura mcmullan's discussion BBC Midlands Today
"I cycle in Birmingham and London every day (commute to catch train and back) and have done this for a couple of years. Birmingham feels much less safe than London as a cyclist - and the traffic free routes in Birmingham are not really safe from a…"
Nov 6, 2014
Rob replied to malvern girl's discussion Have you met anybody famous?
"I recently cycled behind Michael Moseley (presents Horizon science programmes on BBC2) when around Bloomsbury and Paul Ross outside Broadcasting house - and Gok Wan was filming at Marylebone the other morning"
May 20, 2014
Rob replied to Rich22222's discussion Any camera using people interested in doing a video diary of their commute etc for BBC Newsbeat?
"I am a little bit too far north of target audience i suspect - more of a radio 4 Today programme demographic!"
May 20, 2014
Rob replied to Rich22222's discussion Any camera using people interested in doing a video diary of their commute etc for BBC Newsbeat?
"Counts me out too then - and I regularly film my commute - in Birmingham (Kings Heath - Moor Street) and then London (Marylebone - Liverpool Street) "
May 20, 2014

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What sort of riding do you do?
Commute most days, mountain biking and starting to become a roadie
Where do you live?
Kings Heath
Tell us about your bike(s)
Cannondale flash 1 alloy mountain bike - white and pimpy! Raleigh record sprint road bike - all black and classic steel raleigh racer
About me
Lived in Birmingham nearly 16 years and been cycle here most that time - have a job I don't really enjoy and a family I do!

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