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Being undertaken by bike. Advice please
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This doesn't happen too often but a bit of a worry for me. I take primary at lights so I guess open the door for cyclists undertaking me at speed when I head off. I never, or rarely, shoulder check…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom H Jun 12, 2017.

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Jul 8, 2012.

 

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nick bradley replied to ian robathan's discussion Got hit today but little I can do grrr
"I've been stopped at a red light in the middle of the lane with a massive fluorescent Deliveroo bag on my back and a big flashy light and had a driver slow roll into the back of me. Nothing shocks me anymore. I'm guessing the driver was…"
Dec 18, 2017
nick bradley replied to ARKrider's discussion Hurst Street KEEP LEFT Please
"A piece of contraflow that in principle is great but has an extremely dangerous junction is for cyclists coming down Hill Street and coming across cars turning right out of Hinckley Street who don't bother to look right at the junction as they…"
Nov 18, 2017
nick bradley replied to ARKrider's discussion Hurst Street KEEP LEFT Please
"Yes, the contraflow is a bit rubbish, but it's a handy way to get to the Town Hall area. I ride up here about 20 times a week and I always stay on the extreme right of that bit of road, so I have full visibility of cars coming around that…"
Nov 18, 2017
nick bradley replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"I'll pitch in my experiences as a wannabe cycling courier disguised as a Deliveroo rider. I pretty much always stay well away from any of the islands that we like to call circuses. They encourage aggressive driving and while I like to save any…"
Mar 19, 2017
nick bradley replied to LS's discussion Changes to Birmingham Cycle Revolution Main Routes
"As Gareth said. I would love the Hagley Road corridor to be first on the list, but it is far better to have some showcase high quality routes you would be happy for your kids to cycle on than loads of half baked schemes. Hopefully the residents of…"
Dec 13, 2016
nick bradley replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"If I was a betting man, which I am, I'd say KOM is almost certainly St Kenelms Pass coming from The French Hen and then taking a right to Walton Hill. Not too strenuous...."
Sep 25, 2016
nick bradley replied to John Pitcock's discussion Cycle parking at shops
"It's always worth asking the shop manager about bike parking. My shop has in store bike parking on top of my bike (if I'm asked). Last week I noticed a women walking around Waitrose in Harborne with her rather beautiful Pinarello and they…"
Feb 2, 2016
nick bradley replied to Katy's discussion Overnight storage?
"I manage a shop in the city centre. It closes at 9 and opens at 9 but if you wanted to leave it there over night it's not a problem. I am close to new street station"
May 30, 2015
nick bradley replied to Doug's discussion NO CYCLE ACCESS TO OR FROM SHELDON
"Hi. I'm from southwest Birmingham and don't know this area. I have a friend in sheldon who has recently bought a bike and I said I'd go out for a short ride. Any recommendation for short loops, between 10 and 20 miles around here with…"
Apr 7, 2015
nick bradley replied to laura mcmullan's discussion BBC Midlands Today
"I'd put good money on the fact that at least 2/3rds of drivers average over 40mph through the tunnels when there isn't a traffic jam. I go through at 30mph and can almost feel the tension behind me."
Nov 29, 2014
nick bradley replied to laura mcmullan's discussion BBC Midlands Today
"It is a decent point about hills. When I cycle in London I'm always shocked how completely flat it is. I commute from halesowen so have mucklow hill in my way, which I can see could be annoying. However, for anyone living Quinton/ Bearwood/…"
Nov 22, 2014
nick bradley replied to laura mcmullan's discussion BBC Midlands Today
"When I first saw this thread I was quite angry at the sceptical cyclists. All I could see was a reporter from Midlands Today trying to promote cycling, which could only be a good thing. After last night it appears the sceptical cyclists are a bit…"
Nov 20, 2014
nick bradley replied to David Jones's discussion Paris-Roubaix
"The bookies in cannon street sometimes has it on, or at least it does if I'm working, which I am. Though I am aware watching it in a bookies isn't as fun as in a cafe. If you are really stuck you may not know that radio 5 live aports extra…"
Apr 10, 2014
nick bradley commented on LS's video
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Birmingham Cycle Revolution

"£495 is easily achievable if you are as inept as me at cleaning and maintaining a bike. 2 main services, batteries, new bike every 4 or 5 years etc."
Apr 7, 2014
nick bradley replied to Savlona's discussion Cyclist down on Colmore Road
"I hope I have become completely aware of cyclists since I started regular cycling 4 years ago. I do appear to spot them from hundreds of meters away when driving and don't quite understand the SMIDSY defence. Hopefully some of my friends are…"
Mar 26, 2014
nick bradley replied to Darren Cash's discussion Bike V Car
"I think the evening mail had an article saying average traffic speed on the Hagley Road was 13mph, throw in a few unexpected lorries parked up on the side of the road and it soon gets way below this. I can't believe semi fit people would rather…"
Mar 28, 2013

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On Your Bike replied to doug salmon's discussion On Your Bike
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Andrew W commented on LS's photo
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"I think they are a lot tighter now.  Almost had a clipless moment going South yesterday. …"
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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…"
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Kim replied to john butler's discussion A38 cycle route
"This is a problem with shared paths generally.  The signs and markings are generally…"
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LS replied to Chad's discussion GU Canal (Tyseley)
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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…"
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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…"
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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…"
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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…"
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