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No Velodrome for Brum
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Well there was hope the winning of the Commonwealth games (as will happen) will see a new velodrome here but clearly as games so cheap will not happen.Sadly either Manc ir London will host the track…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ochib Sep 23.

2026 Transport plan
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The plan has just been released https://www.tfwm.org.uk/media/2524/2026-delivery-for-transport-final.pdfand the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ian robathan Sep 22.

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 ?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.

 

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ian robathan replied to JRA's discussion Cycle vigil / protest Monday
Oct 16
ian robathan replied to JRA's discussion Cycle vigil / protest Monday
"very good report on BBC midlands today and the vigil will be shown later "
Oct 16
ian robathan replied to JRA's discussion Cycle vigil / protest Monday
"Many condolences to your team on this sad news and I have signed the petition a few days ago.  I can not be at the vigil but definitely there in spirit."
Oct 13
ian robathan replied to ARKrider's discussion Cyclist Killed on Pershore Road
"sorry to hear this and it is no surprise. Maybe we should shame those Nimby's stopping the A38 lane ?  Oh BTW these lorries are killing machines with so many blind spots they should be declared illegal, there is no excuse for them and…"
Oct 10
ian robathan commented on Steve Cooper's video
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Close pass x2 (Sorry I swear a lot on this video)

"I am sure Traffic WMP said there was a way of reporting online  Ah Small heath bypass, got to say interesting even at half 5 in the morning "
Oct 4
ian robathan commented on Steve Cooper's video
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Close pass x2 (Sorry I swear a lot on this video)

"The A45 is my regular ride to work in the morning but so early never get this issue but it has a massive potential for a top class lane. Especially as so many people work at NEC/Airport, just about where was this ? and that is cyclists language ha…"
Oct 3
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Velo Birmingham
"I have over 50 but suspect that is for large parts I was on my own and therefore code etc was perfectly clear "
Oct 1
ian robathan replied to Robert Jones's discussion Scooters / Mopeds / Motorbikes in Bicycle Lanes
"it is simple really as these others can go int the main traffic and be able to jump in and out of traffic anyway FFS we have little space as it is !! "
Sep 28
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Velo Birmingham
"I have to agree Richard, if you are thinking you can complete 100 miles then surely you have done miles before and had punctures ? I do have tubs now on my sportive bike for that reason ha ha but I can swap an inner tube out etc in about 10 mins…"
Sep 28
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Velo Birmingham
"but every new one has the same problem. Other sportives are great but a closed road one is real special when cornering etc and it is worth the cash for that alone. Of course these events always manage to attract those of all abilities and well done…"
Sep 27
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Velo Birmingham
"ah shows what could be done eh ? we all need to think about protected cycle lanes on all main carriageways and YES that means reducing car capacity. Simply put the amount and growth of cars is not acceptable and sustainable anymore."
Sep 27
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham Velo
"Jez, the time it shows is the total time including stops, official timing can not tell if you stopped, your bike computer will show the moving time. As for the end, I knew exactly what it was (it is my main training ground) and yes whilst tough it…"
Sep 26
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"I always need a pee within 10 mins of a ride starting had to wait for like 20 miles ha ha "
Sep 25
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"I missed the hassle as I started in first wave, completed quickly and do not need to stop at food stops. Many said too small etc but every event I have done for the first time has the same issues. As for descents those with less experience issues,…"
Sep 25
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"it is on for next year but I think the limit is right as at the start going down Mucklow I saw reports of some sketchy riding that could have been worse.  On reflection the best spot was Bewdley, as you come down across the bridge and into the…"
Sep 25
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"were they in the pack, I never got them ... GREAT event today I was very pleased with 5.48 and 1028 out of 15000. Also the crowds were brilliant and supportive, no negative from the sides, just a few banners around Bellbroughton (no shock there).…"
Sep 24

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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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