Here’s another ride video of Walsall Wood and Brownhills for the expats, exiles and vicarious cyclists, but especially Trevor in Australia. Hope all is going well, old chap, and that the treatment isn’t knocking you about too much. We’re all thinking of you.
I enjoy making these immensely, but have no idea why they’re popular. As long as you folks keep liking them, I’ll keep making them. If there’s anywhere you’d particularly like me to go – on or off road, providing there’s a track, no problem. Just ask…
I’m aware I have an outstanding order from Mr. Porktorta in San Antonio. I’m waiting for the right conditions. I have a cunning plan. Sit tight.
This is a journey from Kingshayes Farm on Northgate/Salters Road, down Vigo Road, King Street, Beechtree Road, and to Brook Lane, around the rear of what used to be United Carriers, but is now a housing estate.
From there, along the Lichfield Road, cut through the site of the old Walsall Wood Station, down the length of Coppice Road, onto Lindon Road past the derelict Wheel Inn, over Anchor Bridge, skimming around Laburnum Cottage and up New Road, Around St. James Church, past the cemeteries and St James School (formerly Ogley Hay). Up great Charles Street to Co-op Corner on the Ogley Road, and then down to Morris Miner, past Garden City via the Lichfield Road.
For Mr. Flodders, who’s interested in such things, it’s smack on 4 miles and took me just over 20 minutes. I say, that Makers van wasn’t taking any prisoners, was he?
The speeded up sections are at about 2.5x normal speed. The rest is real time. The soundtrack is ‘Homage to Patagonia’ by the sublime Lemon Jelly. This isn’t the first time I’ve used their music on soundtracks, and won’t be the last, I’m sure.