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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 Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"Hope she is ok. I'm surprised. I flipped by bike upside down to tweak my brakes and clean my rims one night on Five Ways underpass and within about 3 mins 3 seperate cyclists asked if I was ok and/ or needed help"
Jul 10
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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"£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

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Joanna Klaces replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
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On Your Bike replied to JRA's discussion Incident on Grand Union canal - anyone have video footage of youths this afternoon/evening?
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Cookie replied to JRA's discussion Incident on Grand Union canal - anyone have video footage of youths this afternoon/evening?
"Sorry to hear this...have you reported it to 101?  There was a hit and run just up on the…"
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Jon Ingram replied to JRA's discussion Incident on Grand Union canal - anyone have video footage of youths this afternoon/evening?
"Sorry to hear this. I'm a tall lad and not known for timidity but if I see youths in a bunch…"
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Jon Ingram replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"Blimey! I only have to see someone pushing their bike instead of pedalling and I call out to see if…"
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ARKrider replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"That is really awful! Very sorry to hear that. I don't live in Birmingham anymore but whenever…"
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LS replied to JRA's discussion Incident on Grand Union canal - anyone have video footage of youths this afternoon/evening?
"Sorry to hear this JRA, hope you are ok.  A runner was pushed in somewhere in that area a year…"
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Incident on Grand Union canal - anyone have video footage of youths this afternoon/evening?

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Rob replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"I am so sorry to hear this, but relieved your daughter is ok. I had a similar accident in the exact…"
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Richard D replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Knocked off her bike in Hurst street
"FWIW, when I had a nasty crash over the course of nearly an hour about fifty cyclists stopped to…"
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