Six metre Birmingham cycle lane branded "ridiculous" by cycling campaign group

A short bike lane in Birmingham has been dismissed as useless by a local campaign group as council looks to improve current facilities

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Birmingham cycling campaign group 'Push Bike' have branded a six metre (20ft) path near Washwood Heath Road as "ridiculous."

The criticism comes as the city aims to launch its new 'Birmingham Cycle Revolution' scheme, a £23m government backed scheme that aims to improve cycle paths and facilities for local riders.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).