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by Philip Whiteman
27 Mar 2020 19:23
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Blood Donation
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Blood Donation

Has anybody here provided a platelet donation as I am wondering if there any after effects?

With blood I usually feel rough for two days and lethargic for a week but I guess that platelets might not have the same effect.
by Philip Whiteman
27 Mar 2020 08:44
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Blood Donation
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Blood Donation

I find the Blood Service a little annoying. I am continually pestered by phone, e-mail and text messages to attend donation sessions urgently but when I go to book, I have to weeks before a slot is available. When booking in January I had to wait until March.
by Philip Whiteman
24 Mar 2020 14:29
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Turbo trainer
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Turbo trainer

I was offering my old Tacx Flow for loan the otherday on the FB Group. Unfortunately, this is no longer possible due to the travel restriction plus I had a request from another member
by Philip Whiteman
17 Mar 2020 07:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE AND CYCLING - MONDAY 16TH MARCH
Replies: 8
Views: 1656

Re: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE AND CYCLING - MONDAY 16TH MARCH

Also from AUK for anyone planning a DIY/Perm AUDAX UK - ANNOUNCEMENT- 16 March 2020 COVID-19 PANDEMIC: ALL AUDAX UK EVENTS, COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS SUSPENDED Following today’s updated guidance from the government, the Audax UK Board has taken the difficult decision to suspend recognition of all cale...
by Philip Whiteman
10 Mar 2020 19:12
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Cancellation and Postponement of the 12th July audaxes.
Replies: 0
Views: 107

Cancellation and Postponement of the 12th July audaxes.

COVID19 AND THE JULY AUDAXES With a heavy heart the Kidderminster Killer 2020 is cancelled. The Beacon Burns and From Clee to Heaven audaxes will be postponed until 3rd October to take place on the same day as Autumn Rivers, subject to AUK confirmation. Given the escalating situation of mitigation ...
by Philip Whiteman
07 Mar 2020 08:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Bogies, snot and phlegm
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Bogies, snot and phlegm

One of the highlights of a club runs other than eating cake in cafes, discussing the fantastic attribute of the Kidderminster Killer and talking existential philosophy is the ability to generate huge amounts of spital, mucus, bogies and Velo Birmingham to produce snot rockets whilst riding in group...
by Philip Whiteman
24 Feb 2020 08:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 23rd February
Replies: 16
Views: 939

Re: Club Runs - 23rd February

Many thanks for a great club run Phil. Incidentally, did you know that somewhere on Clows top is a plaque in memory of the late great Hughie Maguire. Please let me know if we're heading out that way again, and I'll try & find out exactly where it is. Ade, Are you sure it is at Clows Top? As I under...
by Philip Whiteman
23 Feb 2020 11:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 23rd February
Replies: 16
Views: 939

Re: Club Runs - 23rd February

B run.

Philip Whiteman L
Pete Warwick
Andrew O'Connor

Great to meet two new faces. It was Andrew's first ride with the club.
by Philip Whiteman
22 Feb 2020 09:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 23rd February
Replies: 16
Views: 939

Re: Club Runs - 23rd February

I take the B Run tomorrow: Wyre Forest VC

Out via Wolverley, Shatterford Bank and Arley;
Back via Heightington, Stourport and Belbroughton
by Philip Whiteman
22 Feb 2020 09:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 23rd February
Replies: 16
Views: 939

Re: Club Runs - 23rd February

I take the B Run tomorrow: Worcester Country Park
by Philip Whiteman
19 Feb 2020 18:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 23rd February
Replies: 16
Views: 939

Re: Club Runs - 23rd February

As a new member trying out the different rides etc, I just wondered if there are any details for the Beacon Burst? Hello Stuart. Beacon Bursts are usually periodic B runs interspersed with normal B Run. It depends upon somebody volunteering to lead it. Generally, they are around 45-50 miles without...
by Philip Whiteman
19 Feb 2020 08:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 23rd February
Replies: 16
Views: 939

Re: Club Runs - 23rd February

As a new member trying out the different rides etc, I just wondered if there are any details for the Beacon Burst? Hello Stuart. Beacon Bursts are usually periodic B runs interspersed with normal B Run. It depends upon somebody volunteering to lead it. Generally they are around 45-50 miles without ...
by Philip Whiteman
14 Feb 2020 08:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 16th February
Replies: 12
Views: 848

Re: Club Runs - 16th February

stuart jones wrote:
13 Feb 2020 22:39
anyone going out Saturday morning before the winds for a ride?
I had considered another Saturday club run but the weather looks approximately pants.

I'll be staying at home picking fluff out of the carpet
by Philip Whiteman
09 Feb 2020 15:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th February
Replies: 15
Views: 975

Re: Club Runs - 9th February

At the Black Horse the 3 ride leaders agreed to all head out on the same route. We were worried about overwhelming the cafe with numbers but felt they should be able to cope if we staggered our arrival. Unfortunately the cafe at Wyre forest was closed. Apparently it was too dangerous, though we nev...
by Philip Whiteman
08 Feb 2020 12:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Storm replacement Club Runs. Saturday 8th Feb
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: Storm replacement Club Runs. Saturday 8th Feb

On today's Anti Apocalyptic A/B Club Run Paul Johnson (peeled off) George Thorne Philip Whiteman (L) Neil Evanson Edwyn Ralph As this was a last minute proposal, I really suspected that Pete and I would turn out today. So was surprised that others turned out across both rides. As somebody who is pr...
by Philip Whiteman
06 Feb 2020 13:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Storm replacement Club Runs. Saturday 8th Feb
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Storm replacement Club Runs. Saturday 8th Feb

With the stormy forecast for Sunday, Pete and I will be taking the following [unofficial] club runs from the Black Horse at 0915 on Saturday 8th Feb. The shorter than usual A + B run is down to (i) my lack of fitness (ii) the wind building in from midday. C Run . Droitwich - Pete Norman https://rid...
by Philip Whiteman
06 Feb 2020 13:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th February
Replies: 15
Views: 975

Re: Club Runs - 9th February

Due to the forecast I don't plan on riding a Sunday club run either. I'll lead a Saturday A/B Run from the Black Horse at 0915 to Churchfields, Salwarpe.
by Philip Whiteman
06 Feb 2020 10:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Routes for Intro and SC (Short Cafe) Rides - 30-40 miles approx
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Routes for Intro and SC (Short Cafe) Rides - 30-40 miles approx

SC RUN / INTRO RIDE ROUTES At a recent Sunday Intro Ride we discussed the possibility of shorter rides. Mariana suggested the availability of downloadable GPX maps for rides of 30-40 miles (less than 60km) for anyone wishing to undertake and lead a shorter ride. I have drafted the following; Botany...
by Philip Whiteman
05 Feb 2020 17:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th February
Replies: 15
Views: 975

Re: Club Runs - 9th February

The Corporate Director for Club Runs has an organisational resilience plan for dealing with such meteorological situations. Our strategy is customer focused and I guess that runs may be cancelled off. I am sure that strong leadership will produce announcements about the day but I don't expect to he...
by Philip Whiteman
05 Feb 2020 17:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th February
Replies: 15
Views: 975

Re: Club Runs - 9th February

Weather for Sunday is looking real BAD, heavy winds and rain ALL day... The Corporate Director for Club Runs has an organisational resilience plan for dealing with such meteorological situations. Our strategy is customer focused and I guess that runs may be cancelled. I am sure that strong leadersh...
by Philip Whiteman
04 Feb 2020 18:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 106
Views: 25994

Re: New cafe suggestions

John & Hilary wrote:
04 Feb 2020 17:56
Just visited The View café at Hill Farm Marina which is about half a mile south of Wootton Wawen on the A3400. Very good and reasonable prices.
by Philip Whiteman
03 Feb 2020 12:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th February
Replies: 15
Views: 975

Re: Club Runs - 9th February

The B ride to Wyre forest will hopefully follow this route - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31859593 The route takes us out via Kinver and Enville then comes back via Hartlebury and Chaddesley Corbett 55 Miles in total with the cafe at 30 miles. Great destination. If it is not piddling down then I ...
by Philip Whiteman
31 Jan 2020 09:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd February
Replies: 21
Views: 1290

Re: Club Runs - 2nd February

George wrote:
30 Jan 2020 21:31
This Sunday's Intro Ride will be to Broadacres Fishery, near Hanbury. Full details to follow asap.
Ooo. Not been there before.
by Philip Whiteman
27 Jan 2020 14:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd February
Replies: 21
Views: 1290

Re: Club Runs - 2nd February

I'll support George.
by Philip Whiteman
23 Jan 2020 18:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 26th January
Replies: 14
Views: 1236

Re: Club Runs - 26th January

This Sunday's A Run re-visits the scene of the original "tomatogate", Blackminster. Should our glorious club run leader join us please be aware the sheer sight of a tomato presented to him may result in some incredible hulk style rage. You have been warned!!! Have you been on a course? Now I don't ...
by Philip Whiteman
19 Jan 2020 08:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 19th January
Replies: 18
Views: 1419

Re: Club Runs - 19th January

StuartWhite wrote:
18 Jan 2020 20:34
I've gotta be honest, today was icy and it's looking colder tomorrow. I'm only 50% currently, update to follow.
Fog and ice out here at Drayton. I will be opting for other activities today.
by Philip Whiteman
16 Jan 2020 19:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 19th January
Replies: 18
Views: 1419

Re: Club Runs - 19th January

Hi Phil, I'm a newbie and looking forward to joining you all for route B ride on Sunday at 9am. Hello Stuart. Simon 'Woody' Woodward will be leading the B Run and he'll certainly be welcoming. Just ask for Simon when you turn up, so that you leave with the correct group when they depart. The cafe s...
by Philip Whiteman
16 Jan 2020 18:23
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: LondonEdinburghLondon 8th - 13th August 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: LondonEdinburghLondon 8th - 13th August 2021

WorcsPhil wrote:
16 Jan 2020 15:31
, maybe we could swing that Andy Wrightson and Philip Whiteman are, in fact, brothers! <@>

Anyone got a DNA testing kit?

I am not sure that Danial would be fooled by that one.
by Philip Whiteman
15 Jan 2020 08:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1280

Re: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020

So it appears that the call for riders to get their names down early has lead to foul play in the B ride. I've been gazumped by Lord Whiteman. :twisted: I'll be harrumphing at the back, encouraging everyone to ride at least 3 abreast whilst overtaking the leader and meandering aimlessly across the ...
by Philip Whiteman
14 Jan 2020 15:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1280

Re: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020

I'll lead a B ride on the 19th Jan. Destination to be decided depending on the forecast. So it appears that the call for riders to get their names down early has lead to foul play in the B ride. I've been gazumped by Lord Whiteman. :twisted: I'll be harrumphing at the back, encouraging everyone to ...
by Philip Whiteman
12 Jan 2020 09:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1280

Re: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020

I'll do the B Run on the 19th. Venue: Cropthorne
by Philip Whiteman
10 Jan 2020 21:03
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: LondonEdinburghLondon 8th - 13th August 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: LondonEdinburghLondon 8th - 13th August 2021

I have not made my mind up yet but I may go and support one of the Scottish controls.
by Philip Whiteman
10 Jan 2020 20:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 12th January
Replies: 10
Views: 962

Re: Club Runs - 12th January

Thanks Phil. :) Don't forget that you are due to deliver your talk on post-modernist interpretations of postcultural theory in the works of Barkerism
by Philip Whiteman
10 Jan 2020 09:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 12th January
Replies: 10
Views: 962

Re: Club Runs - 12th January

Lumbago sounds like a Cuban dance move but it also means withdrawing from Sunday's club run. Whilst I am not incapacitated, I would prefer to ride at my own speed/distance subject to back recovery.
by Philip Whiteman
09 Jan 2020 10:00
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Velo birmingham 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

Re: Velo birmingham 2020

Velo Birmingham looks as though it may continue following divestment by CSM Sport and Entertainment to a new principal shareholder. This follows a succession of heavy financial losses that exceeded a staggering one million pounds in 2017. Whilst the losses have since reduced to £885k for 2018 (we wi...
by Philip Whiteman
01 Jan 2020 17:28
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: DON'T BE A SQUARE FOR 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 294

DON'T BE A SQUARE FOR 2020

MAKE YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION FOR BEACON AUDAX Happy New Year for 2020. The Beacon RCC will be repeating their popular audaxes starting from North Worcestershire, just to the south of Birmingham. They will also be launching some new rides in addition the old favourites. Sunrise and Snowdrop Expre...
by Philip Whiteman
30 Dec 2019 14:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1280

Re: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020

Subject to roads being ice-free. I'll take an A run to Clive's Fruit Farm at Cropthorne. If icy, I will opt out.
by Philip Whiteman
29 Dec 2019 19:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 29th December
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: Club Runs - 29th December

ballintrane wrote:
29 Dec 2019 14:46
On today's A run to the Cobhouse Fisheries
Paul Johnson(L)
Andrew Wrightson
Vincent Tennant
Ka Li
John Williams
Kim Jong Un
Philip Whiteman(Cafe)
Phil Richards(Cafe)
Philip Scholfield
Phil Mickelson
Phil Daniels
George Barker(Cafe)
You forget Phil Mitchell and Phil Spector.
by Philip Whiteman
20 Dec 2019 18:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd December
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: Club runs - 22nd December


And for Vince

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by Philip Whiteman
17 Nov 2019 19:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th November
Replies: 9
Views: 1161

Re: Club Runs - 17th November

It's worth pointing out for Paul Johnson's benefit that I was the first in the queue at Croome Park and the last person to receive a bacon sandwich that morning. The venue continues to live upto its useless self for breakfast items. Many thanks to Woody for leading the club run which included some ...
by Philip Whiteman
17 Nov 2019 16:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th November
Replies: 9
Views: 1161

Re: Club Runs - 17th November

It's worth pointing out for Paul Johnson's benefit that I was the first in the queue at Croome Park and the last person to receive a bacon sandwich that morning. The venue continues to live upto its useless self for breakfast items. Many thanks to Woody for leading the club run which included some l...
by Philip Whiteman
14 Nov 2019 09:50
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: RIP DP
Replies: 2
Views: 975

RIP DP

RIP DP I have received sad news that Dave Pountney, known as DP to many cyclists, passed away on Tuesday following a lengthy period of bladder cancer. Dan Howard, Chair of Cycling UK, circulated the following statement: "Hi everyone, It’s with sadness that I’m emailing you to let you know that Dave...
by Philip Whiteman
26 Oct 2019 16:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 27th October
Replies: 8
Views: 1288

Re: Club Runs - 27th October

Ride in your wetsuits tomorrow. The roads out here in the sticks are treacherous with flooding and the EA are suggesting that conditions will not improve until after the weekend. I'll be taking my snorkel just in case. https://onthewaytoironman.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/576938_452509374760316_1078...
by Philip Whiteman
07 Oct 2019 12:25
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: SOUTH SALOPIAN 200KM AUDAX EVENT - 5th OCTOBER.
Replies: 6
Views: 1048

Re: SOUTH SALOPIAN 200KM AUDAX EVENT - 5th OCTOBER.

Dear South Salopian Audaxer SOUTH SALOPIAN ROUND-UP Thanks to everyone for the positive feedback on the route. It will certainly be back sometime in the future. Perhaps I could say that the highlight was Oakeley Mynd with extra-added attractions provided by a local farmer but I think that I would s...
by Philip Whiteman
01 Oct 2019 11:58
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: SOUTH SALOPIAN 200KM AUDAX EVENT - 5th OCTOBER.
Replies: 6
Views: 1048

Re: SOUTH SALOPIAN 200KM AUDAX EVENT - 5th OCTOBER.

POTENTIAL FLOOD DIVERSION AT CRESSAGE Given flood warnings, the low lying passage across the Severn Valley at Cressage may not be possible. An easy alternative is available and will be e-mailed to entrants on Thursday just in case. Flood Version: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31225854 Official Rou...
by Philip Whiteman
27 Sep 2019 08:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Run - 29th September
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Re: Club Run - 29th September

Due to acute viral rhinopharyngitis, I doubt that I will be in a sufficiently fit state to lead Sunday's A run. Plus the weather looks like pants.
by Philip Whiteman
24 Sep 2019 15:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Run - 29th September
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Re: Club Run - 29th September

Given the forecast of potentially very wet conditions for this weekend I have amended the A Run destination and will lengthen or shorten the route based upon conditions.
by Philip Whiteman
24 Sep 2019 10:07
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Volunteers Required - 5th October
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: Volunteers Required - 5th October

Many thanks for the following offering to volunteer on the 5th October. Car Park Marshals x 2: 07.00 - 08.00 (i) Toby Draper (ii) Andy McGrath Drinks and Food*: 07.00-08.00 x 1 volunteer: Si Walker 15.30-17.15 x 1 volunteer; Andy Terry 17.15-19.00 x 1 volunteer; Trevor Richards & Jolanta Kandefer 19...
by Philip Whiteman
23 Sep 2019 10:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Run - 29th September
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Club Run - 29th September

Many thanks to Nick for stepping running a Beacon Burst yesterday which was small but perfectly formed.

Next week:

A Run - Cobhouse Fisheries - Phil Richards (09:15 start as normal)...whatever the weather!!!
B Run - Clows Top - Alex Rybinski
C Run - Worcester Country Park - Finbarr Costigan