The "detours" are much more fun
Any Birmingham riders/clubs?
I've not encountered that particular lady
Her name is josie, but I call her old squiggy eye. She's a proper nimby who wants the woods for local people only, but she took things a bit too far by impersonating a security guard working for Tarmac (they own the non MOD part of the woods) then after plenty of arguments and complaints to Tarmac, she was finally ousted in the tamworth herald as a nuisance.
Just tell her to bugger off
didn't realise people rode in the likeys - walk the dog there - but thought it was off limits for bikes
tend to ride clent would be a nice night ride venue potentially, as a bit closer to me
are there regular rides / riders ? am based in bromsgrove, so not far away, and have been looikng for somewhere just to go for a quick blast after work, as cannock / FOD are so far away
mattk - I've met her too, only she said I was a nice young man
some of the singletrack has got a bit squished up there from the recent logging but still plenty if you know where to look
will have to sort a stirchley get together even if its just a blast around the canals one evening
I'm in Moseley and have a mate that rides that lives in Stirchley/Kings Heath. I'm sure we'd be up for ^this^ if it gets off the ground.
I have a loop in kingsbury woods that I'm slowly expanding (it's about 5km) but i think I'm the only rider that uses the woods.
I'm also slowly discovering stuff around atherstone that's pretty good too.
I think I must be quite local to you, and would be interested to hear about/share local routes if you're interested
Whereabouts is Kingsbury woods?
Barnun - I actually live in woodend, which is pretty much tamworth really.
Kingsbury woods despite the name isn't actually in kingsbury, its just past planters garden centre and backs onto woodend and goes round the back of the TNT depot. It's reasonably big, and with it being old mining country there are some interesting hills and drops. I want to plan a route that links the woody bits of wilnecote (via the bmx track) too but haven't quite got round to it.
If you fancy a ride give me a shout, email should be in my profile.
I'm based in bromsgrove, me, with Votchy and Mr tall from this forum ride a couple of times a week. PM me if you want to tag along.. normally do mon, wed and thursday nigths if free. Plus do shift work myself so quite often around in the day for rides too.
hi mic that would be great
cant see how to pm on this forum though = clicked your details, but couldnt see teh option
would be great to tag along with some local riders, even if its onyl once a week
when do you tend to head out - i work 9.30-5.30 but have an hours commute, so could meet 6.45ish in bromsgrove
Mattk - I think I know where you mean, probably been past those woods dozens of times, without ever really noticing them!
Can't see an e-mail address in your profile, should be up for a ride sometime, I'm only down the road not far from Atherstone.
Barnun - I thought it displayed it, try matthewDOTkinsonATgooglemailDOTcom
A Kings Heath/Moseley/Stirchley meetup would be a good idea, there seems to be quite a few of us from round these parts
Ive only go my SS mtb built at the minute, but would be up for a kings heath/stirchley/moseley meet ... as long as im not the only spinning my bollocks off !!
Unless i steal my lads pink scandal
If it's a regular occurrence then I'd be up for it...not sure about this weekend though.
@ Composite .... loving the videos mate .... nice to see very local places to me like kings heath park in the snow
Resurrecting this thread a little .... have emailed a few of you locally who seemed interested in trying to sort something out .... but not everyone has there email address visible ...
So if your stirchly/moseley/ kings heath/selly oak or slightly further away, lets see if we can sort something
My emails in profile
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