ugo.santalucia wrote:kingrollo wrote:
Without to a (greater or lesser degree) existing cyclists you wouldn't get the numbers to make this viable.
Lets not forget most people enjoyed the velo - riders and spectators - loads raised for charity - so it is why be no means all bad.
You say that, but it works in London, why would it not work in Birmingham?
If there is a city in bad need of a cycling revamp is Brum. They are doing something, which is good, but you also need to build a critical mass of people who want to cycle to work. Getting the hang of going from A to B on a bicycle might be all it needs. For some people it's about fear of traffic, for others is simply that they think B is too far. Give them an opportunity to cycle to B in controlled conditions, surrounded by others and they might chenge their minds. Doesn't have to be Coventry, but it ties nicely with the city of culture thing.
As I am writing this, I can see the cranes at work to build yet another fuxxing car park
But you're suggestion a few posts back - was to scrap velo midlands and replace with a closed road event from Birmingham to Coventry. Now you appear to backtracking (yet again).
I really don't get whats wrong with a group of cyclists enjoying a closed road sportive - If its not for you don't do it. But don't spin yourself as soon great cycling guru - who knows better than all the councils - route planners, route organisers etc - and jumping for joy at the slightest mishap.