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Cycle Hire Scheme announced for region - Nextbike UK
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Holladay Mar 24.

WMCA Cycling Development Officer job available
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Started this discussion. Last reply by ian robathan Mar 17.

Experienced cycle mechanic job available at BikeRight!

BikeRight! are looking for an experienced cycle mechanic, as Tom is moving on to manage the workshop at Gorilla Cycle Cafe in Kings Heath.Based in Birmingham city centre you will be building bikes,…Continue

Started Aug 14, 2017

Funded (free) Cycle Instructor Course Places in 2016
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BikeRight! have had funding confirmed for a limited number of free (funded) places on our 4 day National Standards Cycle Instructor course, which qualifies you to deliver cycle training in schools…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom H Apr 28, 2016.

 

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Tom H commented on LS's photo
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NCN5 at Dogpool Lane

"they are tighter, you can see from the concreting underneath that they are significantly wider than the previous barriers.  Not locked though, just bolts, so someone with a couple of spanners might be able to widen the gap, shall we say."
May 24
Dave Holladay replied to Tom H's discussion Cycle Hire Scheme announced for region - Nextbike UK
"With the MaaS pilot for England focussed on WMCA & Laira Shoaf fully bought in to this U want to dee if we can deliver a small scheme to deliver that 'nudge' to giving up car ownership. This could be through a staff benefit package of…"
Mar 24
Dave Cox replied to Tom H's discussion Cycle Hire Scheme announced for region - Nextbike UK
"Great insights as always thanks Dave. This will be new for us in West Midlands apart from Warwick Uni. The Brompton Hire was always going to be a niche market. This is much broader. We have a large visitor economy and lots of students. What I will…"
Mar 24
Dave Holladay replied to Tom H's discussion Cycle Hire Scheme announced for region - Nextbike UK
"I was at the CLOCS (Construction Logistics & Community Safety) annual conference on Wednesday 21st at the National Motorcycle Museum Conference Centre - a really interesting location for pedestrian and cycle access, via the roundabout linking…"
Mar 23
Simon replied to Tom H's discussion Cycle Hire Scheme announced for region - Nextbike UK
"I guess that the success (or otherwise) of the brompton docks could give a hint as to whether this scheme will work well or not.  Although I've no idea how successful the docks are...people say they are doing well but i've seen no…"
Mar 23
Dave Holladay replied to Tom H's discussion Cycle Hire Scheme announced for region - Nextbike UK
"The did indeed have this in London 2004-2009 (OYBike) where I provided advice. They pulled out because TfL did not prequalify the company as a bidder, and of the 6 who did prequalify (JCDecaux declined to bid because they would not operate the…"
Mar 23
Kim replied to Tom H's discussion Cycle Hire Scheme announced for region - Nextbike UK
"Central London is a lot bigger than central Birmingham (where everything is within reasonable walking distance).  And the traffic, while more chaotic, tends to be a slower and a bit more cyclist-aware. But hopefully it'll be useful to…"
Mar 22
ian robathan replied to Tom H's discussion Cycle Hire Scheme announced for region - Nextbike UK
"well they had this in London before the infra so maybe it could work ! "
Mar 22
Former Highwayman replied to Tom H's discussion Cycle Hire Scheme announced for region - Nextbike UK
"surely they'll get named streetbikes!"
Mar 22
Tom H posted a discussion

Cycle Hire Scheme announced for region - Nextbike UK

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/brums-version-boris-bikes-way-14434411#ICID=ios_BMNewsApp_AppShare_Click_OtherComing to birmingham, Wovlerhampton and coventry this summer and the other boroughs next year.5,000 bikes in total.Not something I think will really be useful or work in the region but sounds like it is funded by nextbike so…See More
Mar 20
ian robathan replied to Tom H's discussion WMCA Cycling Development Officer job available
"in many ways this is my perfect job and I could be SOOOO enthusiastic about this but I would feel this is a very political role !! "
Mar 17
LS replied to Tom H's discussion WMCA Cycling Development Officer job available
"I can't see Chris Boardman applying."
Mar 14
Tom H posted a discussion

WMCA Cycling Development Officer job available

https://jobs.wmca.org.uk/Vacancies/Details.aspx?Id=694849f7-7d28-47b7-a2ae-50c623e03839&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignInCycling Development OfficerHours of Work: 36.50 (36h 30m) (1.00FTE )Salary: £26755 - £31297Closing Date: March 25, 201836.5 hours per week (Permanent)£26,755 -…See More
Mar 14
Tom H replied to Andrew W's discussion Muggings on NCN5
"Another one last night: https://www.wmnow.co.uk/da/208991 A Robbery occurred last night within Canon Hill Park. If you saw or heard anything or have any information about the below incident please call our non emergency number 101, quoting the…"
Feb 20
Tom H replied to Andrew W's discussion Muggings on NCN5
"https://www.wmnow.co.uk/da/206234 police robbery alert thing - assuming this is the same person who had their bike nicked, sounds like it was outside the rangers station cafe in cannon hill park."
Jan 30
Tom H replied to LS's discussion BCC Consultations with a cycling element
"I thought the first two diagrams, with red bits on them, were changes as they are around the mcdonalds jucntion (I think, going from memory) and then after that it has the whole route starting from the Uni. Perhaps I'm wrong, I'll look…"
Dec 1, 2017

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Commuter
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Balsall Heath
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1 Giant Hybrid
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I work for BikeRight! www.bikeright.co.uk

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ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"I guess the thing is the beauty of closed roads is that it attracts all abilities, I did not think…"
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Laura replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"From what I heard from people in the support vans there were a large number of people who…"
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Shakey replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"Route does not look great and not particularly taxing. I thought last year's velo was perfect…"
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ian robathan replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"ah yeah I saw that one and planning a 600km next year so that is one I am looking at "
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ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"shame really as all events I have taken part in no issues "
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Andy White replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"BCM = Bryan Chapman Memorial (600k and stupid climb) btw ;-)"
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Andy White replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"BCM is beyond me now Ian ! I joined Audax 35 years ago and never got past a 600k. PBP 87 was…"
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Kim replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"They did last time.  No idea what's happening next year."
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ian robathan replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"The ones I will keep Phil are the early season ones, for example done one from Garden every year…"
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Philip Whiteman replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"Welcome to the dark side. Years ago I too made that transition.  I recall those heady days of…"
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Andy White replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"Welcome to the 'family' and even more TLAs ... BCM, PBP, LEL ... ;-)"
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James Russell replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"I've done the Kidderminster Killer myself.  A lovely day out if you don't mind a bit…"
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ian robathan posted a discussion

Audax

I will admit until this year I was sniffy about Audaxing, always thought Sportives were better and…See More
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ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"apart from TT ones, do they ban say tandems or recumbents then ? "
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Shakey replied to john butler's discussion Bourne brook pathway
"Fully open again last night although care needed in places as there  is a lot of loose gravel…"
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Kim replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"Or at least those whose bikes aren't arbitrarily banned..."
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