Birmingham Fixed Gear

It’s not about the bike; it’s about the ride.


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First of all, if you’re not the competitive type, just enter for fun. This isn’t a serious thing, it’s just for a laugh innit.

Secondly, it’s not really a race, more of a navigational challenge. But “illegal street race” gets people’s attention.

How it works:

You have a certain amount of time to go to as many checkpoints as possible.

There are too many checkpoints to do all of them within the time limit.

Each checkpoint is worth a certain number of points; some checkpoints are worth more than others.

The idea is to work out which are the best checkpoints to go to and which is the best order to do them in.

You can form a team with other riders to make the whole thing easier, but then you risk not winning anything.

The first rider to come back with the most points wins.

There are two prizes; one for overall highest points, and one for the woman with the highest points.

Meet on Saturday 13th September 1pm at Allison Street (near Sprocket Cycles*)

*this ‘race’ is in no way connected to, affiliated with, sponsored by, or other way associated with Sprocket Cycles.


Written by Captain Buckles

8 September, 2008 at 9:08 am

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  1. Not sure if my legs still work… but there’s only one way to find out.

    See you at 1pm


    13 September, 2008 at 8:54 am

  2. i forgot.
    i have work.


    12 September, 2008 at 8:24 pm

  3. I think I’m gonna try and make it tomorrow.

    Haven’t been out with the fix up crew for a while now. Not sure how competitive I’ll be on the streets of brum because quite frankly I don’t have a clue.

    Anyway I’ll bring an A-Z and pray for dry weather. Look out for the black and green Brooklyn.

    Davey C

    12 September, 2008 at 8:10 pm

  4. I reckon 90 mins plus route planning time should suffice…

    and no you don’t get a spoke card. they cost money.


    10 September, 2008 at 6:27 pm

  5. how long do we get?
    and do we get one of those leaflets as a spoke card?
    its purty.


    10 September, 2008 at 4:45 pm

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