The first good day of the year

First weekend in march is always Erdington Bike Jumble. I usually go if the weather’s OK, and potter round, enjoying the company and chatter of other cyclists. Normally a pretty isolated activity, it’s nice to meet other riders socially for a change. A chance to meet old mates, compare machines and have a natter.

Afterwards, I cruised down through Erdington and Stockland Green and hopped on the canal. yesterday was a glorious day, so I headed up to the city centre through the canals of Aston for some lunch, then returned along the canal through Bordesley, Saltley, Gravelly Hill and up to Whittington. A great 60 miler, and the first really springlike day of the year so far.

As ever, for more of this stuff, check out my 365daysofbiking journal.

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3 Responses to The first good day of the year

  1. morturn says:

    Those are excellent photos, I grew up in Erdington, and as a teenager, cartwheeled out of the Red Lion on several occasions. It was indeed a very beautiful public house, with its etched windows and clock tower.

    I managed to get out on my bike for the first time in four months and do some of these Birmingham canals in the week too. Think I should take a camera next time.

    • Thanks, David
      I adore Erdington and Stockland Green. Always have.
      There’s something very special about those grand old Brum pubs.
      Have fun.

      You asked me ages ago how to make galleries.
      Upload all your pics to media library
      Lick ‘Create new gallery’, select desired pics, then click ‘create new gallery’
      Form the settings on the right, you can select the format – tiled, square, round etc.
      Click insert
      Job done.


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