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by Philip Whiteman
17 Nov 2019 19:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th November
Replies: 9
Views: 474

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: 474

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: 157

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: 762

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: 613

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: 613

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: 714

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: 714

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: 520

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: 714

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
by Philip Whiteman
19 Sep 2019 09:45
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: SOUTH SALOPIAN 200KM AUDAX EVENT - 5th OCTOBER.
Replies: 6
Views: 613

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

Entry details were e-mailed to entrants earlier this week. If it has not appeared in your in-box then please check your spam folder. Otherwise details can be downloaded from the entry page .
by Philip Whiteman
17 Sep 2019 12:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 22nd September
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: Club Runs - 22nd September

With regard to the hill climb, it is unusual for club runs to take place on the same day. The above listing was based upon club run schedule posted by Phil some weeks ago. If there is an official position on club runs vis-a-vis the hill climb then it is a for a senior committee type person to make a...
by Philip Whiteman
16 Sep 2019 13:33
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Enter the Dragon Permanent
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Enter the Dragon Permanent

John Hamilton is not nicknamed Undulates for nothing. This looks like another one of his horrors - always a great choice of roads through fantastic scenery but rarely flat.
by Philip Whiteman
16 Sep 2019 09:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Run Route Database
Replies: 46
Views: 16284

Re: Club Run Route Database

Some A run routes used Bromyard https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31075105 Ilmington https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29529876 Albrighton https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29281896 Cropthorne https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29312757 Wyre Forest https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29180330 https://ridewithgps.com/...
by Philip Whiteman
16 Sep 2019 09:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 22nd September
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Club Runs - 22nd September

Phil Richards is away cutting down trees, eating my lunch, going to to the lavatory, on Wednesdays he goes shopping and has buttered scones for tea. So it is my duty to post the club run details. Sunday gone saw some incompetent navigation by myself including several missed junctions and various cir...
by Philip Whiteman
15 Sep 2019 13:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th September
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: Club runs - 15th September

Magical mystery tour of Ilmington trying to find the cafe, arriving at 10am Philip Whiteman L Barry 'I eat crusts' Evans Vince Tennent Neil 'clickety click' Orchard Simon White Paul Johnson Ben Crone Matt Hale Robert Mugabe Generally speaking, a brisk club lead by somebody who was navigationally ine...
by Philip Whiteman
14 Sep 2019 10:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2465

Re: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2019

22nd September.

The Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival will be taking place and roads will be closed after 10am, after which the village will be worth avoiding via the farm at Broome or Fairfield.
by Philip Whiteman
10 Sep 2019 20:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th September
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: Club runs - 15th September

George wrote:
10 Sep 2019 13:15
What's your ETA in Ilmington, Phil?
Hello George.

It is 59km, so I would guesstimate 10.45-11.00

EDIT. Arrive at 10.30 to be on the safe side.
by Philip Whiteman
10 Sep 2019 14:26
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: SOUTH SALOPIAN 200KM AUDAX EVENT - 5th OCTOBER.
Replies: 6
Views: 613

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

As ever, real ale rewards will be handed out to the lucky cyclist to return in 6th place or at eleventh interval thereafter. Given the location of the route in Shropshire, the selected ales will come from Hobsons of Cleobury Mortimer. Happy quaffing https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/6993...
by Philip Whiteman
09 Sep 2019 21:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th September
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: Club runs - 15th September

A RUN - 15TH SEPTEMBER - ILMINGTON It is my honour and my privilege to announce a great club A run for Sunday 15th September departing at 08.15am. This honour comes a close second to what can only be described as one the greatest acts that any Beacon RCC cyclist can bestow on our sport, and that is ...
by Philip Whiteman
09 Sep 2019 13:30
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Audax on 5th October likely to close to entries early.
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Beacon Audax on 5th October likely to close to entries early.

Don't be the person likely to miss the boat.

The torrent of entries will result in the entry system for the Beacon South Salopian Audax on 5th October being closed early.

To enter: https://audax.uk/event-details?eventId=7322

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by Philip Whiteman
06 Sep 2019 19:52
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: SOUTH SALOPIAN 200KM AUDAX EVENT - 5th OCTOBER.
Replies: 6
Views: 613

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

Attached are the joining details and route sheets in Word for next month's audax.

There are still places if your seeking to ride the forthcoming Beacon Event.
by Philip Whiteman
19 Aug 2019 17:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 25th August
Replies: 14
Views: 1208

CLUB RUNS - 25th August

All in all there were 34 participants out on last weekend's club runs. So hopefully there will be plenty of individuals willing to lead on the 25th August. Club runs meet at 9 for 9.15 unless otherwise stated. Even if no names are listed below, there will always be a club run but it would be helpful...
by Philip Whiteman
19 Aug 2019 17:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2465

Re: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2019

Hello Si.

Phil Richards requested that I do the postings for this clubs runs whilst he is away. There are no volunteers for the 25th, so just pick a venue and consider yourself as volunteered.
by Philip Whiteman
16 Aug 2019 15:29
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Volunteers Required - 5th October
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Volunteers Required - 5th October

All places now covered. Many thanks to those that have volunteered.

If you are free to be 'on-call' in case of sickness, etc, can you please let me know?
by Philip Whiteman
12 Aug 2019 18:31
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Paris Brest Paris
Replies: 11
Views: 951

Paris Brest Paris

Paris–Brest–Paris (PBP) is a long-distance cycling event. It was originally a 1,200 km (750 mi) bicycle race from Paris to Brest and back to Paris in 1891. Whilst no longer a race, it is now held as an audax attracting thousands from all over the world. This year, three members will be attempting th...
by Philip Whiteman
07 Aug 2019 14:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 11th August
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Re: Club Runs - 11th August

ballintrane wrote:
07 Aug 2019 14:30
Cafe stop at Cafe H2O https://www.wyche-innovation.com/cafe-h2o with the alternative of the British Camp.
Can't make this Sunday but I would be interested to know what H2O is like? I've been curious about that place for some time.
by Philip Whiteman
05 Aug 2019 18:14
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Volunteers Required - 5th October
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Volunteers Required - 5th October

Andy Terry wrote:
05 Aug 2019 16:12
I'll do the 15.30 food & drink slot
Thankyou.
by Philip Whiteman
05 Aug 2019 11:14
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Volunteers Required - 5th October
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Volunteers Required - 5th October

Help put something back into the club and volunteer at our South Salopian Audax event on 5th October. The start and finish point is a Belbroughton Recreation Centre. We are currently seeking: Car Park Marshals x 2: 07.00 - 08.00 (i) Toby Draper (ii) Andy McGrath Drinks and Food*: 07.00-08.00 x 1 vol...
by Philip Whiteman
05 Aug 2019 10:54
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: SOUTH SALOPIAN 200KM AUDAX EVENT - 5th OCTOBER.
Replies: 6
Views: 613

SOUTH SALOPIAN 200KM AUDAX EVENT - 5th OCTOBER.

AN INVITE TO ALL TO ENTER THE BEACON'S NEXT AUDAX ON 5TH OCTOBER. Start/Finish: Belbroughton Route: Belbroughton - Tenbury - Bishops Castle - Ironbridge and back to Belbroughton. No expensive fees, no headline sponsors, no goodie bags, no numbers, no gold standard times, no broom wagons and no pret...
by Philip Whiteman
04 Aug 2019 16:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 4th August
Replies: 18
Views: 1541

Re: Club Runs - 4th August

A very well disciplined group of riders today. I had no worries on the safety side and was certainly a much improved experience. Well done to Huan Dong who had considered the intro ride but rode valiantly with the B run which included quite a few challenging climbs. The route was Belbroughton, Wolve...
by Philip Whiteman
03 Aug 2019 18:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 4th August
Replies: 18
Views: 1541

Re: Club Runs - 4th August

Cracking the whip like an Army Major tomorrow eh Mr Whiteman? B Run. Destination: Wyre Forest. Dep: 0915 On Sunday I will expect observance of club run rules on etiquette. In particular EVERY RIDER repeating shouts so that every receives a warning. NO sudden stopping without warning. 'Holding your ...
by Philip Whiteman
02 Aug 2019 17:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 4th August
Replies: 18
Views: 1541

Re: Club Runs - 4th August

PLEASE CHECK YOUR DIARIES On Sunday morning I will be recruiting (press-ganging) club run riders into helping at the next Beacon event on 5th October at (7am-9am or some period between 3.30 - 9.30pm) at Belbroughton. http://beaconrcc.org.uk/audaxes/autumn-audax/ Free beer awaits or plentiful cake t...
by Philip Whiteman
02 Aug 2019 16:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 4th August
Replies: 18
Views: 1541

Re: Club Runs - 4th August

B Run. Destination: Wyre Forest. Dep: 0915 On Sunday I will expect observance of club run rules on etiquette. In particular EVERY RIDER repeating shouts so that every receives a warning. NO sudden stopping without warning. 'Holding your line' and not meandering across the carriageway or into other ...
by Philip Whiteman
31 Jul 2019 08:09
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: le Tour
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: le Tour

Thanks for the synopsis George. It sounds as though the tour has returned to exciting form. Providing their are no related doping scandals I may well start following it again.
by Philip Whiteman
30 Jul 2019 08:20
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Enter the Dragon Permanent
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Enter the Dragon Permanent

That means going up Bwlch-y-groes the hard-way!

Looks tough but in late autumn the colours will be spectacular with rustic ferns on the mountain sides.
by Philip Whiteman
27 Jul 2019 08:05
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: le Tour
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: le Tour

I gave up several years ago with viewing professional cycling for two reasons:

- Systematic drug taking and cheating. Whilst less of problem nowadays, still rumbles on within the background.
- The machine like dominance of the former Sky team et al, meaning nothing other than predictability.
by Philip Whiteman
23 Jul 2019 15:11
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: THE KIDDERMINSTER KILLER - 20th July 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: THE KIDDERMINSTER KILLER - 20th July 2019

POST EVENT ROUND-UP I hope that the soreness in everyone’s legs is now abating after Saturday’s exertions. What a day! The weather was good despite the forecasts. There was a high turnout of starters and the events went smoothly. Many thanks to those that heeded the car parking advice and rode to th...
by Philip Whiteman
21 Jul 2019 19:28
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: New 150km Audax Route - What should we call it?
Replies: 10
Views: 907

Re: New 150km Audax Route - What should we call it?

If you do use it give my free entry to worthy nutter. I've ridden up Abdon Burf and have no intention of ever doing it that way again 😱😱😱 Pete was the clear winner in the Poll conducted on the Beacon Audax Facebook Group. So The Beacon Burn s it is, giving this and From Clee to Heaven a clear A E H...
by Philip Whiteman
19 Jul 2019 08:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 21st July
Replies: 12
Views: 1372

Re: Club Runs - 21st July

Looks like I'm booked out for yet another Kidderminster Killer so I'll be out on Sunday. Happy to lead a burst (if Jess isn't) as I need to be home pre noon. If this was anyone else the I would say that they are mad but given your achievement last summer, taking a burst immediately after the KK wil...
by Philip Whiteman
12 Jul 2019 17:35
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Storage Update
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Storage Update

Many thanks Ade. That's really useful to know.
by Philip Whiteman
11 Jul 2019 10:35
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: THE KIDDERMINSTER KILLER - 20th July 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: THE KIDDERMINSTER KILLER - 20th July 2019

Just a sample of beers to be awarded to riders on KK and Clee audaxes: 12th; 24th; 36th;48th and 60th places Plus Bathams for event helpers at GHQ Belbroughton. https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67197013_10213647569332860_1060153354929307648_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_oc=AQkI7cFmxRig9BRo3itav...
by Philip Whiteman
10 Jul 2019 19:38
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: New 150km Audax Route - What should we call it?
Replies: 10
Views: 907

Re: New 150km Audax Route - What should we call it?

I have already mooted From Clee to Heaven (Beastly version); Mini-Kidderminster Killer or just Clee Killer. My worry with these would be that there's scope for confusion between the new route and the existing ones. I don't really have a suggestion, but I'd go for something more distinct. Good point...
by Philip Whiteman
10 Jul 2019 13:26
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: New 150km Audax Route - What should we call it?
Replies: 10
Views: 907

New 150km Audax Route - What should we call it?

WHAT'S IN NAME? The proposal for a new Beacon Audax route next year has created some lively discussion on the Beacon Audax Facebook Group. Run on the same day as the legendary Kidderminster Killer and From Clee to Heaven events, I am proposing a new 150km audax with 3 Altitude Award Points. The ques...
by Philip Whiteman
05 Jul 2019 10:48
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: HELPERS REQUIRED 7-9am, 20th July. Beacon Audaxes
Replies: 0
Views: 191

HELPERS REQUIRED 7-9am, 20th July. Beacon Audaxes

CALL FOR HELPERS - 20TH JULY

If you are free between 7-9am on 20th July, would you be willing to help out as a marshal at the Belbroughton HQ for the Beacon audaxes?

Please drop me a line if you are available.
by Philip Whiteman
30 Jun 2019 16:05
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: FROM CLEE TO HEAVEN ON A GORGEOUS DAY
Replies: 0
Views: 245

FROM CLEE TO HEAVEN ON A GORGEOUS DAY

FROM CLEE TO HEAVEN - ALL CHECKED FOR 20TH JULY What a wonderful day for checking the route of the forthcoming Beacon Audax, From Clee to Heaven. Despite 2,000m of ascent over 125km of route, the warm sunshine made it a doddle. Rays Farm are all signed-up for the expected 60 or so riders on this eve...
by Philip Whiteman
24 Jun 2019 15:36
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: THE KIDDERMINSTER KILLER - 20th July 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: THE KIDDERMINSTER KILLER - 20th July 2019

With little less than a month to go, both audaxes are filling nicely.

Don't be the 'billy-no-mates' by forgetting to enter this Beacon Audax.

http://beaconrcc.org.uk/audaxes/kidderm ... to-heaven/
by Philip Whiteman
16 Jun 2019 17:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th June
Replies: 12
Views: 1585

Re: Club runs - 16th June

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

If you have ridden a club run today but have not volunteered to support the club this year, whether it be leading a club run, marshalling or in any other capacity then please make yourself available and don't leave it to others.
by Philip Whiteman
13 Jun 2019 20:56
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN - PLEASE READ
Replies: 2
Views: 5854

Re: MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN - PLEASE READ

It is with regret that I agree with Phil’s message in terms of why it had to be said. A disturbing trait has grown within the club of members taking but never giving back. Being a member of any club is not just about consuming its activities, it is also about ensuring that it is a success through ef...