Birmingham Cyclist

Cycling in and around Birmingham England

mark
  • Male
  • United Kingdom
Share on Facebook Share
  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions (14)
  • Events
  • Groups
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

Mark's Friends

  • Lesley JB

mark's Discussions

Where did your bike take you today?
921 Replies

Today my bike took me......Through Manor Park and down to Bournville on to the Worcester canal and up the Rea Valley route back to Northfeild. It was lovely out there and Gus was running along side…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert on Sunday.

 

mark's Page

Latest Activity

Robert replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"Yesterday afternoon I made use of the late Roy Watson's Greenways map to get over to the Netherton Tunnel (Top Tip: it's much easier to negotiate the tunnel if you remember to take off your sunglasses).   I went via the new…"
Sunday
Robert replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"Church Road between Mason Way and Calthorpe Road was also free of cars on Friday afternoon, so I took the Calthorpe Road pavement option.   This may not be coincidental, as I have reason to believe these roads are being used as a rat-run…"
Sunday
James Russell replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"Wheeleys Road was nicely closed on Friday, so no cars at all!"
Sunday
Robert replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"I was going to do that, but when I pass this way there is a line of barely moving cars that extends back from Calthorpe Road to Mason Way that is difficult and risky to get past, and by Carpenter Road I've had enough.   I make the…"
May 16
Kim replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"Similarly, a while ago I made the mistake of booking a car-club car in Kings Heath (none of the nearer ones were available for the period I needed) and collecting it during the morning rush hour.  It took me less than 15 minutes to get there on…"
May 15
LS replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"Hopefully only ten days until the tunnel reopens. Until then I avoid the hill on Wheeleys Road by using the pavement on Calthorpe Road (carefully).  "
May 15
Shivaji Shiva replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"Absolutely - that detour is infuriating... both Wheeleys Road (especially at the junction with St James Road) and the B4217 by The Vale are oversupplied with close passing drivers."
May 15
Robert replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"Normally I cycle into the city centre.   I'm getting really fed up with the Wheeleys Road diversion, but this afternoon I needed to take a ladder with me, and I got a reminder of what life would be like if I wasn't a two…"
May 15
Kim replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"I was fortunate enough to be indoors for that one, but those flags don't seem very robust.  Mine survived the ride home from Canon Hill Park, only to be ripped in two by snagging on a brake cable as I transferred it from the front pocket…"
Apr 26, 2017
Robert replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"Was anyone else attacked by that wild storm yesterday evening?   I rode into the teeth of it for half an hour yesterday, and this was all that was left of my Space for Cycling flag by the time I arrived for the BCR stakeholder meeting in…"
Apr 26, 2017
Doug replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"I rode canal cycle route from Olton to Digbeth, and then further  on to check out Curzon station and the surrounding parts."
Dec 29, 2016
ian robathan replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"Boxing day ride 4"
Dec 26, 2016
ian robathan replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"yesterday was home - Brownhills - Penkridge - Stafford - Lichfield - Burnwood - Cannock -Walsall - home about 4 hours, average speed 28kph and all in fasted stated as fat adapted, wonderful ..."
Dec 21, 2016
Simon replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"Nowhere special...just went shopping on the brommie, but the ride was notable for meeting a fair number of very patient and careful van drivers.  At points where I was expecting them to try to squeeze through they just hung back, or if oncoming…"
Dec 21, 2016
Robert replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"A super atmospheric ride along the W&B tow path last night in thick fog, with owls hooting overhead and Old Joe chiming somewhere out in the gloom."
Dec 17, 2016
Robert replied to mark's discussion Where did your bike take you today?
"I took a ride out to check out a route that I plan to use to get around the tow-path closure in Edgbaston and Selly Oak.   One of the parts I checked out was along Edgbaston Park Road, where it wasn't long before someone in a BMW…"
Aug 21, 2016

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do?
triathlon
Where do you live?
northfeild
Tell us about your bike(s)
Trek fixed wheel and a Spealized MTB
About me
You will mostly find me on the cycle path of south Brum on my cyclo cross bike accompanied by my Dalmiatian Gus

Comment Wall (1 comment)

You need to be a member of Birmingham Cyclist to add comments!

Join Birmingham Cyclist

At 19:21 on December 31, 2012, Pip Piper said…

Did a great ride yesterday from kings heath to  Solihull out to Kenilworth via Berkswell and then back via Beausale and Wroxall and Hockley Heath and Earslwood: very wet roads and lots of new potholes plus quite windy.

 
 
 

Site Sponsors


Latest Activity

Tom H commented on LS's photo
Thumbnail

NCN5 at Dogpool Lane

"they are tighter, you can see from the concreting underneath that they are significantly wider than…"
4 hours ago
On Your Bike replied to doug salmon's discussion On Your Bike
"No problem. Any time."
5 hours ago
Andrew W commented on LS's photo
Thumbnail

NCN5 at Dogpool Lane

"I think they are a lot tighter now.  Almost had a clipless moment going South yesterday. …"
6 hours ago
Ryan Stait replied to john butler's discussion A38 cycle route
"Few new lane markings on Bristol St/Belgrave Middleway junction when I came out of town this…"
yesterday
Kim replied to john butler's discussion A38 cycle route
"This is a problem with shared paths generally.  The signs and markings are generally…"
yesterday
LS replied to Chad's discussion GU Canal (Tyseley)
"I cycled the Cole Valley route to work for 13 years which included the short stretch of canal at…"
yesterday
Chad replied to Chad's discussion GU Canal (Tyseley)
"I have cycled this route for nigh on 20 years and it is only since the upgrade that I have ever…"
yesterday
James Russell might attend LS's event
Thumbnail

HSBC Let's Ride Birmingham at Route to be confirmed

June 10, 2018 from 9am to 4pm
What used to be called SkyRide / BikeFest / City RideSee More
yesterday
Dave Cox is attending LS's event
Thumbnail

HSBC Let's Ride Birmingham at Route to be confirmed

June 10, 2018 from 9am to 4pm
What used to be called SkyRide / BikeFest / City RideSee More
Tuesday
Andrew Walsh replied to Chad's discussion GU Canal (Tyseley)
"Last Friday afternoon (18th May) I came across another cyclist on that same stretch of canal who…"
Tuesday
Chad posted a discussion

GU Canal (Tyseley)

Now that the weather has turned in their favour, it would appear the locals are back out…See More
Tuesday
Andrew Walsh is now a member of Birmingham Cyclist
Monday
ARKrider replied to LS's discussion A38 Work to start end of February
"Any updates/photos on the new cycle highway? Not living in Birmingham anymore sad to say so I have…"
Monday
ARKrider replied to john butler's discussion A38 cycle route
"I would not of minded either way. If they did keep it as a shared cycle path, the pedestrian…"
Monday
James G replied to James G's discussion Cheap but good tyres, £6 per pair
"Hi, yes all still available."
Monday
Andrew W replied to James G's discussion Cheap but good tyres, £6 per pair
"Do you still have the 28s?"
Monday

© 2018   Created by LS.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service