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Trains and Bikes -- Severn Valley Railway
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Hi all,I have a half-term query.I'm aiming to get out along the Severn with my family.  I'm thinking of taking a slightly roundabout route involving a train from Moor Street  to Kidderminster and the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shivaji Shiva Apr 9.

Towpath Etiquette ...
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The recent towpath crash reminded me of a recurring concern I have that I wanted to air.  I have no idea what the circumstances of that crash were.  Accidents do happen and I do not want to seem to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shivaji Shiva Dec 3, 2017.

Rider Down on the Towpath?
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On my ride along the tow path from South Birmingham into the city centre this morning I passed a person being stretchered away and then saw a group of people with bikes, one of whom was walking his…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shivaji Shiva Nov 28, 2017.

Cycling UK - Member Conference

For any Cycling UK members who have not spotted it, the Big Bike Celebration, Cycling UK's annual member conference is taking place on Saturday, 7 October at the Studio in the city centre.Before the…Continue

Started Oct 5, 2017

 

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Shivaji Shiva replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Trains and Bikes -- Severn Valley Railway
"Thanks everyone - some really helpful tips!"
Apr 9
Kim replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Trains and Bikes -- Severn Valley Railway
"Ugh, I'd almost forgotten about that.  It featured on a slow tour to Aberystwyth I did about 3 years ago.  Little horsey ford thing at the bottom, then some semi-ridable singletrack that rapidly deteriorates until you're pushing…"
Apr 9
Hugh Willliams replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Trains and Bikes -- Severn Valley Railway
"I also did the ride on the NCR from Bewdley to Bridgnorth a while back. Coming back by train was no problem. Unless my memory fails me the route is a tad more than undulating- the climb out of Bewdley is a pig, and the rest goes up and down like a…"
Apr 9
Phil Weber replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Trains and Bikes -- Severn Valley Railway
"You should be fine with bikes from Moor Street to Kidderminster outside of rush hour (allowed in rush hour on most trains but can get rather busy).  There should be plenty of space in the carriage(s) marked for bikes and disabled access. …"
Apr 9
Andy White replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Trains and Bikes -- Severn Valley Railway
"My wife and i did a ride along the Severn Valley on a very hot day last summer. We opted to take the train between Hampton Loade and Arely on the way back. I don't remember paying for the bikes we just put them in the guards can and leaned out…"
Apr 9
Shivaji Shiva posted a discussion

Trains and Bikes -- Severn Valley Railway

Hi all,I have a half-term query.I'm aiming to get out along the Severn with my family.  I'm thinking of taking a slightly roundabout route involving a train from Moor Street  to Kidderminster and the Severn Valley Railway to Bridgnorth.Does anyone have any experience of using the SVR (or the route to Kidderminster for that matter) with bikes and/or kids?Thanks in advance for any tips you can offer,ShivajiSee More
Apr 8
Shivaji Shiva replied to LS's discussion Protect Birmingham Cyclists Petition
Dec 3, 2017
Shivaji Shiva replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"The dog is called Dolly, I think, and is very friendly but has been known to wander off leaving her owner to track her down with help from passers by. "
Dec 3, 2017
Shivaji Shiva replied to LS's discussion Protect Birmingham Cyclists Petition
"For more on today's slow roll and the presentation of the petition to the Mayor, Andy Street, see: the hashtag #slowroll on twitter.      https://twitter.com/andy4wm/status/937332736804745217    …"
Dec 3, 2017
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
Laura replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"Approach with caution is definitely my school of thinking. But I do this whilst walking too, as there have been several occasions when someone has nearly bumped into me in town because they've been too engrossed in their phones to look where…"
Dec 2, 2017
Shivaji Shiva replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"Thanks - I can see how that might be the case."
Dec 1, 2017
Kim replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"I know many deaf people, and there's a world of difference between someone whose awareness of their environment doesn't rely on hearing, and someone absorbed in their music/phone/paperback. As a rule of thumb, deaf people are the ones who…"
Dec 1, 2017
Shivaji Shiva replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"Yes, it can be scary to watch people who seem unaware of the water and the risk of falling in. RLSS UK, the drowning prevention charity, seem to share your concern.  They have two related campaigns and have partnered with the Canal and Rivers…"
Dec 1, 2017
Laura replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"I'd like to add the special branch of pedestrians who have headphones in whilst looking at screens. Not only are they not paying attention to other people using the canal, they're often not paying any attention to the large body of open…"
Dec 1, 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

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What sort of riding do you do?
Daily commute, pottering with my children and the occasional leisure ride
Where do you live?
Exeter, London and Bournville
Tell us about your bike(s)
An old but much loved Brompton T3 and a hub geared hybrid from Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op.

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Shivaji Shiva replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Trains and Bikes -- Severn Valley Railway
"Thanks everyone - some really helpful tips!"
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