Urban spring

As is usual, today I visited Erdington Bike Jumble, the yearly tat-bazaar for cyclists that always takes place the first Saturday in March. Sadly, today’s event clashed with a much bigger bike beano at Long Eaton, and the jumble wasn’t quite as humming and busy as formerly, but it was still great.

It’s always good to meet old pals, shoot the breeze and debate the merits of quick release hubs over a cup of tea.

As is customary, afterwards I headed into the city for a spring spin. I scooted over to Witton Lakes, and then down through Brookvale Park and onto the canal at Gravelly Hill. Into the city for a cuppa and something to eat. After picking some shopping up, back out via Bordesley and Salford Junction to Minworth, off the canal at Drayton Bassett and back home via Canwell.

The weather always seems kind for this ride, and it always feels like spring. If you follow in my tyre tracks, the canal from Salford Junction to Bodymore Heath is terribly wet and muddy. Take a mountain bike and a sherpa. It’s bloody grim.

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

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3 Responses to Urban spring

  1. mickysix says:

    Great pics again bob, love to see these galleries of yours. Thanks

  2. Ann Cross says:

    Hi Bob,
    I love these pics,the sunsets are spectacular and the ‘golden hour’ at Bodymore Heath is magical! Thank you.
    Ann Cross.

  3. Martin Betts says:

    Hi Bob, love the pic of the shops in Erdington that once included Tower Cycles, fond memories of hanging around there when the late Trevor Bull was the mechanic (great bloke); a proper bike shop! Wish I’d made it to the Erdington jumble this year.
    All the best,

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