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Just been announced that Andy Burnham has appointed Chris Boardman as Cycling/Walking Commissioner for Manchester.So do we really expect the same here with Andy Street for an area far bigger in size ?Continue

Started Jul 28

Complete waste on Colmore Row
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Have you seen these designs for Colmore Row and what do we see …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Jan 16.

Cycling 25 years ago
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What a fascinating programme if you have not seen it before, has anything changed ?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ian robathan Mar 15, 2015.

Sportive's longer rides locally
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What is good about living in Brum is that it is never too far to get anywhere, what is bad is that of course we have few sportives that local.I have found one or two, a Stafford CC reliability ride…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ian robathan Feb 14, 2015.

 

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ian robathan replied to David's discussion Julie's petition for Hagley Road cycle lanes
"Very happy to sign it is a nightmare route especially where narrows and should be he focus of a Lane before the A34 IMHO "
Jul 28
ian robathan replied to ARKrider's discussion 3 Careless Muppets (2X drivers, 1X cyclist)
"thats positive as I have seen pictures of some and only suitable for off road"
Jul 28
ian robathan replied to ARKrider's discussion 3 Careless Muppets (2X drivers, 1X cyclist)
"Is that ok for road bikes with 23mm tyres for example ?"
Jul 28
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Cycling Commissoner

Just been announced that Andy Burnham has appointed Chris Boardman as Cycling/Walking Commissioner for Manchester.So do we really expect the same here with Andy Street for an area far bigger in size ?See More
Jul 28
ian robathan replied to ARKrider's discussion 3 Careless Muppets (2X drivers, 1X cyclist)
"On my ride today, so many bad instances but no camera !  Decent cadence mate on the first clip :-)"
Jul 23
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"As if a small village will lose that much, pure out and out NIMBYISM of the worse kind. Once you bend to Nimbysim it never stops."
Jul 11
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"After catching up on this I hate it when Nimby's win. The same happened in the Marmotte at the weekend where they forced a Sunday ride instead of a Saturday and meant a different event and more time off work. However the altered course is…"
Jul 4
ian robathan replied to Ryan Stait's discussion Roger Lawrence
"ex leader ???   Well not much bike infra in Wolves to go on really ... "
Jun 23
ian robathan replied to LS's discussion The backlash begins
"spewing out all those fumes "
Jun 20
ian robathan replied to LS's discussion The backlash begins
"ah this one - http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/cycle-path-will-spoil-woodgate-13173983 oh look it is John Lines commenting, what a surprise, a dinosaur."
Jun 17
ian robathan replied to LS's discussion The backlash begins
"they even admit it is bad and yet a scheme to try and help is dissed. But they and their supporters are swimming against the tide."
Jun 16
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"as nothing said in the past month that I have seen apart from this  http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/15339364.Birmingham_Velo__Did_county_council_know_what_it_was_agreeing_to_/ then I presume the flaring up we saw was typical small time…"
Jun 16
ian robathan replied to LS's discussion The backlash begins
"Not sure Tory councillors moaning after last week counts :-) Seriously this is an area where people will cycle (UOB, Hospitals etc) and an area where traffic is already slow at Rush hour, I see no issues where it will make things worse. On the A34…"
Jun 16
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"yep I worked there at the time and was in Carephilly which should surprise no one !! But it settled down and subsquently no issues. As usual where you have empty vessels etc  OK I understand has to be compromise and the organisers should close…"
May 16
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"as some would say, delicate snowflakes "
May 12
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"police if they have withdrawn is it, can not lose roads without them. As for the piece they claim Cardiff and went works well because in towns, utter bollox .... I know that area very well and 90% of the Velothon is in the countryside. No different…"
May 12

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road
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great barr
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Focus Nut
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Training for a big year of cycling in the Alps and Welsh hills

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