Hy everyone, forum newbie but I've been shadowing the forum for a while looking up tips for road cycling as it's not something I've really done 'properly' before. Second year UoM Uni student, moving in to a house in Fallowfield next year. Since the Uni rider is around 200 quid, I decided it would be more economical/better for my health to cycle. The route I've planned to use avoids Wilmslow road which looks like a death trap. It heads up Moseley for a short while, turns onto Birchfields and continues all the way up until this road becomes Upper Brook Street. I'll be turning off down a side road to University from around Tai-Pan restaurant area. I'm still at home so haven't been able to actually cycle this route yet though I imagine it's one that is popular with commuters. Just wondering if it's particularly hazardous or if anyone has any major problems with it? Since I'm not an experienced road cyclist I must admit I am hesitant to get on the road without fear of getting knocked off. I guess practice will make me more confident but for now I think I need reassurance! Alternatively if anyone knows any better routes from Moseley Road feel free to suggest. NB: I like to think I am a sensible cyclist, and won't be riding like many other student cyclists I see darting across the line of the Magic Bus.