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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 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
ochib might attend LS's event
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BikeFest 2016 at Victoria Square B1 1BB

September 18, 2016 from 9am to 4pm
Change of location to Victoria Square. See website for full details. 2km family ride requires registration and plastic hats. See More
Aug 2, 2016
ochib updated their profile
May 24, 2016
ochib replied to BEN H's discussion Big Birmingham Bikes on Ebay
"Ownership/Liability Ownership of bicycles is transferred to individuals upon collection of cycle. Terms and conditions apply, no cycles should be sold or given to other individuals. Birmingham City Council does not accept any responsibility for the…"
May 24, 2016
James Lee replied to ochib's discussion No Sky ride for Birmingham this year
"Hey Katherine. don't get in a spin. ;-)   Yours,   Roman Candella."
May 20, 2016
Katherine Wheel replied to ochib's discussion No Sky ride for Birmingham this year
"This is reaching a whole new level of ridiculous!!! "Because Birmingham Council want all cyclist to die, get ran over, ect... .. . Even if it includes families, children elderly, university students, and general people."" If you hate…"
May 18, 2016
ARKrider replied to ochib's discussion No Sky ride for Birmingham this year
"Why would SkyRide want to set up an event in a city that bans cyclist from cycling in the city center!!!!"
May 17, 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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ARKrider replied to David's discussion Julie's petition for Hagley Road cycle lanes
"Hagley road is like 6 lanes wide for a good odd mile at least. Then it narrows to 2 each way.…"
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ARKrider replied to David's discussion Julie's petition for Hagley Road cycle lanes
"Signed and shared. I don't even live/go that way, but if it means supporting safer cycling in…"
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ARKrider replied to Simon's discussion Bloody students ;-)
"I bet you he likely did not even stop for the Stop Sign there either. "
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Kim replied to Kim's discussion New pinch-points on Linden Road
"I rode past them again today.  Temporary traffic lights at the top of the hill meant no…"
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LS replied to LS's discussion Consultation - Longbridge Connectivity Local Growth Fund
"I'm not familiar with cycling to Longbridge but it looks like work has started on this…"
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Dave Cox replied to Kim's discussion New pinch-points on Linden Road
"This is the response I had via Twitter  I think Shivaji is following up on…"
Tuesday
LS replied to LS's discussion BCC Consultations with a cycling element
"Proposed Improvements to Grand Union Canal access point at Lincoln Road, Acocks…"
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Robert replied to Kim's discussion New pinch-points on Linden Road
"I saw the Linden Road pinch points yesterday, thankfully whilst going down hill.   In the…"
Monday
Tom H posted a discussion

Experienced cycle mechanic job available at BikeRight!

BikeRight! are looking for an experienced cycle mechanic, as Tom is moving on to manage the…See More
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Dave Cox posted photos
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Shivaji Shiva replied to Kim's discussion New pinch-points on Linden Road
"Agreed!   I am glad I am not alone on being concerned about this.  In my view it is an…"
Sunday
Robert Jones replied to LS's discussion The backlash begins
"To be fair it was allegedly one of the most heavily contaminated sites in Birmingham, it's…"
Aug 11
Robert replied to LS's discussion The backlash begins
"Funny you should mention the Battery site.   I've had a good view of it from the…"
Aug 10
Kim posted a discussion

New pinch-points on Linden Road

Who thought that was a good idea?It's a substantial gradient, the last thing cyclists need is more…See More
Aug 10
Andrew George replied to LS's discussion The backlash begins
"I'm afraid I very much doubt that any part of the A38 route will be ready by next spring, even…"
Aug 10

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