SVR-Online Forum (Secure) Forum Index SVR-Online Forum (Secure)
The forum is run on a voluntary basis for members, volunteers and SVR enthusiasts.
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Velo Birmingham 2019 (was 2018)

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    SVR-Online Forum (Secure) Forum Index -> General Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
hearn_p



Joined: 15 Nov 2003
Posts: 5849

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 7:49 pm    Post subject: Velo Birmingham 2019 (was 2018) Reply with quote

Graham's comment about this event prompted me to look it up.

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/controversial-velo-birmingham-cycle-ride-14229058 31/1/18

"Working with our partners Birmingham City Council, we’ve made some exciting changes to the second edition of the event, including moving to a new spring date in 2019 and developing a brand new route. We’ll still have 100 miles of fully closed roads along with the epic city centre start and finish [...] We’ll be releasing full details of the new route and date shortly."

Although reports say it was to be raised in the Feb 2018 Council cabinet committee it doesn't feature on the agendas or minutes

Patrick
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Graham



Joined: 21 May 2011
Posts: 1110
Location: The banks of the River Severn as it meanders through the sun dappled leafy glades of Worcestershire

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The route's been published.
https://www.velobirmingham.com/the-route/route-map/
_________________
Graham Phillips
Acting deputy assistant junior under minion, Bewdley Wagon Department.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
michaelh



Joined: 08 Oct 2005
Posts: 930
Location: Droitwich Spa

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
The route's been published.
https://www.velobirmingham.com/the-route/route-map/


Worcestershire did not want it again
_________________
Michael Howard
Heritage Railways supporter since 1968
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21979240@N07/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Graham



Joined: 21 May 2011
Posts: 1110
Location: The banks of the River Severn as it meanders through the sun dappled leafy glades of Worcestershire

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the idea was to give the riders a change of scenery rather than to appease a few retards who can't read a map.
_________________
Graham Phillips
Acting deputy assistant junior under minion, Bewdley Wagon Department.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
cwm46



Joined: 01 Jan 2008
Posts: 34

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like cycling and I like the idea of this run and I don't want to appear miserable but I'm not at all happy. The main road just a few yards from my house which I need to get anywhere will be closed from 08:15 to 19:00. I don't see this as reasonable. A road closure for a few hours is quite acceptable for an event such as this and I would fully support it but all day seems excessive. At least the SVR shouldn't be too badly affected this time round even if I wont be visiting on that day.

I'm currently waiting to see what my local councillor has to say...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
threelinkdave



Joined: 22 Dec 2010
Posts: 696
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cwm46 wrote:
I like cycling and I like the idea of this run and I don't want to appear miserable but I'm not at all happy. The main road just a few yards from my house which I need to get anywhere will be closed from 08:15 to 19:00. I don't see this as reasonable. A road closure for a few hours is quite acceptable for an event such as this and I would fully support it but all day seems excessive. At least the SVR shouldn't be too badly affected this time round even if I wont be visiting on that day.

I'm currently waiting to see what my local councillor has to say...
Neither the london marathon or the great north run needs road closures that long. In my opinion the organisers are taking the wee wee
_________________
Dave Scott
Bulleid and Gresley used auto couplers
Guard & dogsbody
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Graham



Joined: 21 May 2011
Posts: 1110
Location: The banks of the River Severn as it meanders through the sun dappled leafy glades of Worcestershire

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be worse, you could live down Northwood Lane.
It was closed three times in one week earlier this year, one of those times for over three hours. All without prior warning and with no alternative route for motor vehicles.
I've had a look at the map and I can't see any roads near Sector 9 that will be completely isolated. Are you sure you really need that bit of road to go anywhere? Is there no way round it?
_________________
Graham Phillips
Acting deputy assistant junior under minion, Bewdley Wagon Department.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    SVR-Online Forum (Secure) Forum Index -> General Forum All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Hosting and mangement compliments of Yellow Arrow