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No Sky ride for Birmingham this year
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Just had the list of Sky Rides, again there is no Birmingham ride. I wonder what the excuse is for this year

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Lee May 20, 2016.

Changes to NCR5
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Just a quick heads up.  There are plans for the St Andrews site on Dogpool Lane.  As part of the plans there will be a berms put on the cyclepath as part of the new flood defences that the council…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Apr 3, 2016.

No Left Turn
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My route back from work takes me past the Bull ring and down the hill to the junction with Hill St, now to get on to the cycle route I need to turn left, There is a no left turn sign,  Should I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich22222 Mar 28, 2015.

SkyRide 2014
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Looks like Birmingham misses out this year…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ochib Jun 9, 2014.

 

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ochib replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
Sep 24
ochib replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"Are you one of the 15,000 people cycling Velo Birmingham? Are you going to use your 4 free London midland day tickets? Why not donate them to Hope Projects? Destitute asylum seekers have to go to Liverpool in person to make further representations.…"
Sep 24
ochib replied to ian robathan's discussion No Velodrome for Brum
"An olympic sized pool has to be 50m long and 25m wide (10 lanes).  The Birmingham University pool is 50m long but only  17m wide (6 lanes) "
Sep 23
ochib replied to ian robathan's discussion No Velodrome for Brum
"What a wasted opportunity by Birmingham University not to build an olympic sized pool   "
Sep 23
ochib replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Event: City Centre - 26 Sept - Defending Client Earth: Air Quality, Cycling and Strategic Litigation
"It should have read the 99% of people who have home insurance also have third party liability  insurance as part of their house insurance  "
Sep 4
ochib replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Event: City Centre - 26 Sept - Defending Client Earth: Air Quality, Cycling and Strategic Litigation
"According to the Daily Telegraph there are 1.2 million uninsured cars on the road.  If they cant make it work for cars, then there is a snowballs chance that they will make it work for bikesHowever 99% of people have third party…"
Sep 3
ochib replied to Simon's discussion Bloody students ;-)
"So, nothing wrong in parking on a double yellow line and blocking a cyclepath?"
Aug 5
ochib replied to Simon's discussion Bloody students ;-)
"Idiot Car driver  (same road, just facing the other way)"
Aug 3
ochib commented on LS's event 'HSBC City Ride 2017'
"Good event, apart from  1) The prat of a marshal who stepped out in front of me with a stop sign and then had a rant when I didn't stop 2) The cyclist who had a off when the barrier hit him on the speed challenge "
Jun 13
ochib commented on LS's event 'BikeFest 2017'
"Just hope the cycling course is a better this year, a long downhill section with a 180 degree hairpin followed by a climb made for some interesting rear wheel lockups  "
Apr 29
ochib might attend LS's event
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BikeFest 2017 at TBC

June 11, 2017 from 9am to 4pm
What used to be called SkyRide / BikeFest See More
Apr 29
ochib replied to James Connolly's discussion New Cycling Cafe Coming to Birmingham
"I would expect the following from any Coffee shop 1) Free Wifi 2) USB charging points 3) Lockers or pigeon holes to put my panier 4) Fairtrade or at least rainforest alliance coffee 5)  Guest coffee roasts (a bit like a guest beer at a pub) 6)…"
Sep 24, 2016
ochib replied to Brian Bell's discussion Cycle on canel
"If you are going to cycle on the canal, you will need a bike that floats"
Sep 8, 2016
ochib replied to Nick's discussion What has happened to the cycle revolution?
"“But here's some advice, boy. Don't put your trust in revolutions. They always come around again. That's why they're called revolutions.” Terry Pratchet"
Sep 8, 2016
ochib commented on LS's event 'BikeFest 2016'
"That is because they are changing the T&Cs "
Aug 16, 2016
ochib commented on LS's event 'BikeFest 2016'
"Just re-read the T&C for the "family cycle" 1.3 It is mandatory for all cyclists under the age of 16 to wear helmets while riding on the Family Ride. Cyclists 16 years or older on the day of the Event are strongly recommended to wear a…"
Aug 2, 2016

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What sort of riding do you do?
Fun/shopping
Where do you live?
Stirchley
Tell us about your bike(s)
Cat Trike trail
About me
Just started cycling after a break of about 20 years

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Ride the Reservoir 2018 at King Edward VI Five Ways School, Scotland Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham, B32 4BT

March 18, 2018 from 9am to 3pm
Our 75km hilly cycle is a pleasure sportive designed to ease keen cyclists into the new season and…See More
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ian robathan commented on Lucy Watkins's event 'Ride the Reservoir 2018'
"very good ride for a early leg warmer !! and for anyone looking to do Velo and need training on…"
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Ride the Reservoir 2018 at King Edward VI Five Ways School, Scotland Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham, B32 4BT

March 18, 2018 from 9am to 3pm
Our 75km hilly cycle is a pleasure sportive designed to ease keen cyclists into the new season and…See More
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Kim replied to LS's discussion Hurst Street Cycle Superhighway
"AIUI a sloped kerb is preferred for this reason.  Presumably there's a critical angle…"
Saturday
JRA replied to LS's discussion Hurst Street Cycle Superhighway
"North of this- on ?Hill Street there is a contraflow cycle lane with a 3-4 inch raised seperator…"
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Dec 8
LS replied to LS's discussion Hurst Street Cycle Superhighway
"Details are…"
Dec 7
ian robathan replied to LS's discussion Ladywell Walk Cycle Superhighway
"sure but any signs that there will be one ?"
Dec 7
Steve replied to LS's discussion Ladywell Walk Cycle Superhighway
"What happens at either end of this short highway?"
Dec 7
LS replied to LS's discussion Ladywell Walk Cycle Superhighway
"It's not finished Ian :-)"
Dec 7
ian robathan replied to LS's discussion Ladywell Walk Cycle Superhighway
"well it is something I suppose but no hard segregation ? "
Dec 7
Kim replied to LS's discussion Ladywell Walk Cycle Superhighway
"Needs more vans and broken glass.  :)"
Dec 6
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