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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.

New to the forum
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Hi,Just found this forum and wished I had seen it before especially as I never knew anything about the ride in Wythall on March 1st which is now sold out grrrr Look forward to reading what is said…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ian robathan Feb 4, 2015.

 

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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"police if they have withdrawn is it, can not lose roads without them.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
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"and the Nimby's have won, Phillip you should be well pleased to support them "
May 12
ian robathan replied to LS's discussion Birmingham's forgotten cycle tracks
"Carlton Reid mentioned the Chester Road on twitter a while ago and I have ave some to his kickstarter bid to write it. We should always remember roads were not built for cars !"
May 10
ian robathan replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
"As predicted Street won as LD's and greens did not transfer to Lab. However Frankly Simon offered us nothing and nor will Street offer us anything as in realty they have little power and cash will be even tighter"
May 5
ian robathan replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
"I may regret this but after 1st rnd it looks a Tory mayor so do not expect him to do anything at all that is perceived as anti car ."
May 5
ian robathan replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
"shadow in terms of having no real power, it is almost impossible to over turn a mayor decision with such an high bar needed the mayor would need his own party to vote against him"
May 4
ian robathan replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
"no it is not, he/she will not even report to a the shadow assembly they have in London, just to the leaders of the LA's ... there is nothin to stop them doing anything they want within their remit ..."
May 3
ian robathan replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
"see Robert totally agree we need more democracy hence I want a proper regional federal structure not this farce ... where whoever wins will pick their cronies in key positions. Look at London, Boris did well for us as cyclists BUT he also funded the…"
May 3
ian robathan replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
"oh on this election I am not voting at all, Birmingham rejected a major by a late majority and rest of us are having it imposed ... However from what I have read on cyclin alone, the LD's would get my vote (normally Lab) but I will be spoiling…"
May 2
ian robathan replied to John K's discussion Commuting Distance - anyone over 14 miles ?
"3 times a week from Great Barr to NEC and back over various routes, shortest 40 mins (20KM) longest 2 hours (60KM) and a great way to fit in my training."
Apr 23
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
Apr 23
ian robathan replied to doug salmon's discussion Cycling and Cancer
"If you believe as may do (I think including myself) that a lot of cancer's are metabolic diseases then this makes even more sense "
Apr 21
ian robathan replied to doug salmon's discussion Prosecution for killing cyclist
"same for me Kim, I annoy the wife she I keep saying some is too big a gear ad crunching not spinning !! In fact for me cycling has made me a 100 times better driver ... you have to concentrate on the bike, side rides, potholes, general conditions…"
Apr 19
ian robathan replied to doug salmon's discussion Prosecution for killing cyclist
"maybe it can happen but come on if driving the responsibility is all yours and 17 mins to come to a not guilty verdict shows how screwed the system is for car drivers. Today a news report showed a drug driver who killed two teenagers got 6 years…"
Apr 13

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road
Where do you live?
great barr
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Focus Nut
About me
Training for a big year of cycling in the Alps and Welsh hills

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Andrew W replied to LS's discussion Small Heath Bridge Closure
"I find it hard to imagine something that ugly being installed in the city centre"
May 18
Tom H replied to LS's discussion Small Heath Bridge Closure
"wtf :("
May 18
Kim replied to LS's discussion Small Heath Bridge Closure
"Objection:  The world's longest urinal is outside Sheffield railway station.  :)"
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LS replied to LS's discussion Small Heath Bridge Closure
"After 10 months of pleasantness the bridge is now reopened to motor vehicles. Instead of…"
May 17
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…"
May 16
Dave Cox left a comment for Andrew W
"Hi Andrew many thanks for your message. Roger get's out when he can in the week and at…"
May 16
Andrew W replied to Dave Cox's discussion Piloting a tandem - a new Challenge ?
"Have sent you a message"
May 16
Your Average Joe replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"There's an interesting link on that follow-up post that Philip Whiteman added: Cyclist…"
May 15
Your Average Joe replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"This ain't a nimby win, it's just a delayed kick off at the moment. If the cycling…"
May 15
Dave Cox posted a discussion

Piloting a tandem - a new Challenge ?

Beacon member Roger Green is seeking some new sighted pilots to join him on his bespoke Longstaff…See More
May 15
Philip Whiteman replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"At last, CSM have relented and decided to work constructively and hopefully the event will go ahead…"
May 15
Robert replied to doug salmon's discussion Lapworth Museum
"I second that.   In fact I liked it so much I mentioned in a Push Bikes blog post…"
May 15
doug salmon posted a discussion
May 15
doug salmon replied to steve mcintyre's discussion The Big Vintage Ride, Birmingham
"A very good question."
May 15
steve mcintyre posted a discussion

The Big Vintage Ride, Birmingham

Anyone know if this event is taking place this year ?See More
May 15
Shivaji Shiva replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Cycling and the Circular Economy: does the Imagine Project open the way to a more sustainable future? -- 11 May 2017
"Thanks anyway John. Can anyone else out there help? Shivaji"
May 14

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