"The road that runs round the south side of the park is not overly nice to ride in rush hour......just wide enough that many drivers want to overtake but not wide enough for tyem to do so without getting uncomfortably close.....if you are an…"
"I'm guessing it'll be spray and chip rather than tarmac, thus it'll look just like the current track but fewer ruts....less exciting for off road motorbikes.
As far as signs go I'd think they'd put in one at each end and one…"
"Sam's just done her first day in a school teaching bikeability to kids.....this woman's enthusiasm knows no bounds!
There really does seem to be a bit of a cycling revolution going on in Birmingham - not just the official Council run one…"
"Used to do 25 each way including climbing over clent. But nearly killed me .....could only manage it three times a week. Then dropped down to about 11-18 , erdington to halesowen....the short distance was days when i used the train for…"
"Maybe I don't use it at the right times but I've not found that...I tend to use it either between 7:30 and 8:30am or mid day.
When there is a bit of a queue I just take my place in it as it never seems to take that long.
Coming back I…"
"Have to agree with Andrew - if we can get our group of fairly new and inexperienced riders from Meriden St to Rea St of an evening then it should be fine for anyone else! When you get the green light in Meriden St, it's just straight…"
"I would suggest that that title is somewhat misleading - the routes were meant to be calmed and controlled enough for people to be able to use without first doing a L3. They failed in creating routes like this. This is not the fault of…"
"Forum seems to have gone strange......the text from my previous post has dispersed, yet it's visible in the bit at the side...scratches head.
Anyway, what I think I said was: It's not my contention that VC gets more people onto bikes,…"
"But, in my book, VC isn't meant to create loads of new cyclists. It's the best way to stay safe when there are no alternative credible facilities, or a method of riding if you want to get somewhere fast and enjoy a bit of…"
"The A34 route reaches Heathfield Road because the BCR team needed to get plans out to consultation and approved and built before April 2018.They will be developing plans for the section from Heathfield Road to Perry Barr in the near future and…"
"I dont think that we should condemn a type of cycling based on one or two bad experiences otherwise im sure we could find a few horrendous incidents that have happened on segregated cycleways and condemn them. Rather its a case that vehicular…"
"This discussion reminds me of something once said to me by an experienced cycle instructor. Riding round Fiveways is indeed do-able if you are up to what bikeability calls 'level 3' riding ability. This instructor (who is an…"
"I use the canals from kingstanding sometimes - down the North Birmingham Cycling and Walking route through Witton Lakes and Brookvale Park, past the Magnet building and down onto the Tame Valley Canal. At spaghetti junction the Birmingham and…"
"I agree with most of what Kim has said.
Unlike cycling on normal roads, where you're constantly being passed by other motor vehicles, it is possible to cycle in a bus lane and not encounter a bus, either at all, or only occasionally. Having…"