Birmingham to London via the canals.

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Re: Birmingham to London via the canals.

Postby Si » 14 Feb 2020, 9:39am

Richard Fairhurst wrote:Personally, from central Birmingham, I'd actually start by cycling south along the Worcester & Birmingham Canal to Kings Norton. Then turn east along the Stratford Canal, which is prettier and has a tolerable towpath (assuming you're not on a skinny-tyred road bike),


Yes, this also misses out one of the cyclist mugging hot spots in Brum.

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Re: Birmingham to London via the canals.

Postby Sweep » 14 Feb 2020, 10:25am

Si wrote:
Richard Fairhurst wrote:Personally, from central Birmingham, I'd actually start by cycling south along the Worcester & Birmingham Canal to Kings Norton. Then turn east along the Stratford Canal, which is prettier and has a tolerable towpath (assuming you're not on a skinny-tyred road bike),


Yes, this also misses out one of the cyclist mugging hot spots in Brum.


Care to tell us where that is?
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Re: Birmingham to London via the canals.

Postby Si » 14 Feb 2020, 11:02am

The Grand Union Canal down in the Small Heath area.

Not heard anything lately but they have a spate of attacks every now and then. I once had a bloke jump out in front of me waving a stick...then he noticed there were 15 more cyclists behind me and beat a hasty retreat!