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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 Ryan Stait's discussion Roger Lawrence
"ex leader ???   Well not much bike infra in Wolves to go on really ... "
Friday
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
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

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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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Keep a lookout for some idiot on a black scooter driving dangerously around the Brighton…See More
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ian robathan replied to Ryan Stait's discussion Roger Lawrence
"ex leader ???   Well not much bike infra in Wolves to go on really ... "
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Roger Lawrence

Councillor in Wolverhampton appointed by Andy Street as his Transport guy. Any track record in…See More
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doug salmon replied to LS's discussion The backlash begins
"Room on the road, Clapgate Lane and Stonehouse Lane, for cyclepaths either side, separated…"
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