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by Philip Whiteman
24 Sep 2020 11:50
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 'THE BEACON THREE' X RATED AUDAXES OPEN SOON
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: 'THE BEACON THREE' X RATED AUDAXES OPEN SOON

The second of three Beacon audaxes is now open for entries. BEGWYNS, BOOKS AND STONES A 200km audax through varied countryside; forest, pastoral, orchards, hop country, Cambrians and a megalithic monument. Start/Finish: Stourport-on-Sev Controls: Kington, Hay, Leominster Info controls: Erwood, Arthu...
by Philip Whiteman
18 Sep 2020 10:06
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 'THE BEACON THREE' X RATED AUDAXES OPEN SOON
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: 'THE BEACON THREE' X RATED AUDAXES OPEN SOON

Only six places left on the Montgomery Madness event now. I have tried to group Beacon RCC riders in the same bubble at 0745 but may have to disperse others across the other start times.
by Philip Whiteman
15 Sep 2020 18:47
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 'THE BEACON THREE' X RATED AUDAXES OPEN SOON
Replies: 3
Views: 142

'THE BEACON THREE' X RATED AUDAXES OPEN SOON

On Thursday at 9am, the first Beacon audax will open to entries since the start of the pandemic. It may even be your first audax since the Snowdrop or last year’s Kidderminster Killer and Autumn Audax rides. October’s Montgomery Madness is an X rated audax and opens for entries at 9am on 17th Septem...
by Philip Whiteman
09 Sep 2020 11:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL Sunday 13 September 09.00 C ride Lavender Hall Fisheries 13/14 mph 50 miles
Replies: 14
Views: 423

Re: Sunday 13 September 09.00 C ride Lavender Hall Fisheries 13/14 mph 50 miles

George wrote:
09 Sep 2020 11:03
But you'll miss the hill climb!
The danger is that if too many people turn up as spectators then the event may exceed the current maximum of 30 people attending a gathering. Could be worse though, on Monday it will be six.
by Philip Whiteman
07 Sep 2020 14:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Changes in CUK Guidance on Group Rides
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Changes in CUK Guidance on Group Rides

Many thanks all. That is useful to know. Probably tangential to club runs but the situation is somewhat difficult for the forthcoming Beacon RCC X rated audaxes. The AUK Gen Sec produced the following statement on the current opaque situation: We have made a distinction between Permanent rides and C...
by Philip Whiteman
07 Sep 2020 09:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Changes in CUK Guidance on Group Rides
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Changes in CUK Guidance on Group Rides

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/coronavirus-advice-and-guidance-group-cycling Cycling UK is advising that group riding of up to 15 people can now go ahead in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in accordance with latest Government guidance, but it is urging everyone to follow best practice ...
by Philip Whiteman
01 Sep 2020 13:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 'New Normal Club Runs - Sunday 6th September
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: 'New Normal Club Runs - Sunday 6th September

Thanks Phil for your message on Teme Tickler. That was proposed before club runs recommencing so unless there is any demand for the Teme Tickler, I will assume that people will head off for normal club runs instead.
by Philip Whiteman
27 Aug 2020 10:02
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: XXX Rated Audaxes from the Beacon
Replies: 0
Views: 73

XXX Rated Audaxes from the Beacon

X-RATED BEACON AUDAXES FOR THE AUTUMN If you have never heard of an x rated audax before, you have now. It is not some dodgy form of pornographic cycle event. No thrills and no fuss, just turn up at a car park and head off once registered with your brevet card. At the end of the day, just return yo...
by Philip Whiteman
15 Aug 2020 21:53
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Beacon Tour of The Hebrides and Highlands 2015?
Replies: 15
Views: 3537

Re: Beacon Tour of The Hebrides and Highlands 2015?

The mountain pass is the A road between Airdhasaig with a very steep ascent from the junction with the Huishnish Road. After the plateau it drops down steeply towards Loch Seaforth. If you are lucky, you may see sea eagles as there are a number living in and around the mountains of North Harris. htt...
by Philip Whiteman
13 Aug 2020 19:42
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Beacon Tour of The Hebrides and Highlands 2015?
Replies: 15
Views: 3537

Re: Beacon Tour of The Hebrides and Highlands 2015?

Western Isles I concur with Simon. On Harris, the 'Golden Road' from Rodel following the east coast to Tarbert is a superb cycling road with great character. I would place it in my all-time favourite cycling roads in the UK. Harris also offers some interesting detours to places to Huishnish or Rhen...
by Philip Whiteman
03 Aug 2020 10:12
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Beacon RCC's 'MONTGOMERY MADNESS' 200km permanent audax
Replies: 83
Views: 19390

Re: Beacon RCC's 'MONTGOMERY MADNESS' 200km permanent audax

The Montgomery Madness Perm has just gone through a refresh with a newly revised route. The controls and the distance remain the same but there are new sections: - climbing out of Bewdley; - a new section between Bromyard and Ludlow through more picturesque Herefordshire country, with much less B r...
by Philip Whiteman
30 Jul 2020 11:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 2nd August 9.15 BH; Earlswood 30 miles; Intro (11-13 mph)
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Sunday 2nd August 9.15 BH; Earlswood 30 miles; Intro (11-13 mph)

Just a quick warning that Redditch RPCC are also considering Earlswood at a destination too on the 2nd.
by Philip Whiteman
24 Jul 2020 18:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Cobhouse Fisheries
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Cobhouse Fisheries

Mark Rigby informs me that Cobhouse Fisheries are requiring all customers complete a form asking for contact details. Quite understandable but it may be a faff for any club runs seeking to use that venue.
by Philip Whiteman
24 Jul 2020 16:19
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Kit Order Poll
Replies: 20
Views: 1006

Re: New Kit Order Poll

I own a Santini race-suit. Excellent quality gear. Sizing is 'Italian' and comparable to ALE, Castelli or Giordana.
by Philip Whiteman
20 Jul 2020 16:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 6th September - Teme Tickler with more down hill than the Baker's Dozen
Replies: 0
Views: 437

6th September - Teme Tickler with more down hill than the Baker's Dozen

We had to find a sequel to the recent Baker's Dozen ride but this time with more downhill. It is the same format as last time. start at any time in the morning, ride independently or in very small groups, ride at your own pace, Wave enthusiastically at your fellow rider! Some of the places have grea...
by Philip Whiteman
19 Jul 2020 15:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon Bakers Dozen - Sunday July 19th
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: Beacon Bakers Dozen - Sunday July 19th

I did my own route with built in loops to avoid the climbs and immediate descents. All in al, I missed out the climbs up from Stanway and Fish Hill but added in further climb out of Charlton Abbots Not surprisingly I did not see everyone out to day but did meet or pass: - Andy Terry - Sir Simon Wood...
by Philip Whiteman
13 Jul 2020 11:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon Bakers Dozen - Sunday July 19th
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: Beacon Bakers Dozen - Sunday July 19th

Whilst we are riding independently, as an indicative idea when are people intending to start? I shall commence at around 8.30-9am from Winchcombe with a refreshment stop at Ilmington Community Shop (closes 1pm) before returning southwards.
by Philip Whiteman
25 Jun 2020 10:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Take Away Cafes During Covid
Replies: 22
Views: 2545

Re: Take Away Cafes During Covid

Sally's Place, British Camp. Reopens on Monday 29th June.
by Philip Whiteman
22 Jun 2020 11:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Take Away Cafes During Covid
Replies: 22
Views: 2545

Re: Take Away Cafes During Covid

Pershore. Coffee#1

Leamington Spa Coffee#1

https://www.facebook.com/pg/coffeenumbe ... e_internal


Broadway Tower. Wed-Sun. 10-4 https://www.facebook.com/BroadwayTowerUK
by Philip Whiteman
16 Jun 2020 15:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Take Away Cafes During Covid
Replies: 22
Views: 2545

Re: Take Away Cafes During Covid

Lady Foley's Tea Room. Great Malvern Station. https://www.facebook.com/pages/category ... 959324407/
by Philip Whiteman
13 Jun 2020 10:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Take Away Cafes During Covid
Replies: 22
Views: 2545

Re: Take Away Cafes During Covid

Croome Park National Trust Cafe https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome#Facilities%20and%20access Our café will reopen from 15 June and will initially be serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. Toilets are extremely limited. Bacon sandwiches will not be availa...
by Philip Whiteman
13 Jun 2020 08:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Take Away Cafes During Covid
Replies: 22
Views: 2545

Re: Take Away Cafes During Covid

Wyre Forest Cafe. https://www.facebook.com/TheForestCafeWyre/
All week 10-4. Probably through the hatch
by Philip Whiteman
09 Jun 2020 18:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Take Away Cafes During Covid
Replies: 22
Views: 2545

Re: Take Away Cafes During Covid

Beckford Silk. The Eatery. Wed, Thu & Fri. 10am-3pm. https://fantasticallyfresh.co.uk/the-eatery
by Philip Whiteman
03 Jun 2020 11:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon events and Covid19 - Update on 3rd June
Replies: 1
Views: 3360

Re: Beacon events and Covid19 - Update on 3rd June

What about Rendezvoux Club Runs whereby individuals or small groups all meet at a given location such as a café with takeaway facilities. Riders would make their own way to the rendezvous and maintain 2m distance whilst eating cakes or 200m if Paul Johson is speaking at full volume?
by Philip Whiteman
31 May 2020 15:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Take Away Cafes During Covid
Replies: 22
Views: 2545

Re: Take Away Cafes During Covid

Cutnall Green Lord Morton's Tea Shop are doing take outs from the shop next door.
by Philip Whiteman
29 May 2020 12:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Take Away Cafes During Covid
Replies: 22
Views: 2545

Re: Take Away Cafes During Covid

Worcester Woods. Orchard Café: https://www.theorchardcafe.co.uk/food

10am - 7pm from 1st June
by Philip Whiteman
29 May 2020 12:46
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 8 speed rear wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: 8 speed rear wheel

You just need an 8 speed block, possibly with spacers.
by Philip Whiteman
27 May 2020 19:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs: 31st May
Replies: 1
Views: 784

Club Runs: 31st May

A Run: Barnards Castle
B Run: City of Durham
C Run: Scotch Corner

So far only Dominic has volunteered to lead. Are there any others please?
by Philip Whiteman
24 May 2020 19:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 107
Views: 32905

Re: New cafe suggestions

This is an ex-cafe suggestion for a venue used on previous club runs.

Ombersley Farm Shop and Cafe burnt down last night, so no longer available unless you like eating over done toast.
by Philip Whiteman
24 May 2020 16:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Take Away Cafes During Covid
Replies: 22
Views: 2545

Re: Take Away Cafes During Covid

Eley's Pork Pies of Ironbridge. https://www.facebook.com/pg/eleysporkpi ... e_internal

Millie's Coffee Shop & Costa. Bridgnorth High Street
by Philip Whiteman
22 May 2020 18:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Take Away Cafes During Covid
Replies: 22
Views: 2545

Re: Take Away Cafes During Covid

Winchcombe Food Fanatics https://www.food-fanatics.co.uk/
by Philip Whiteman
21 May 2020 11:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Take Away Cafes During Covid
Replies: 22
Views: 2545

Re: Take Away Cafes During Covid

Revills Farm Shop and Café, Defford . Takeaway service Wed-Sun. https://www.revillsfarmshop.co.uk/ Ludlow Farm Shop and Café https://ludlowfarmshop.co.uk/ Ludlow. Bakers Cafe. Fri-Sun. 9-2 https://www.facebook.com/pg/bakersoftowerstreet/posts/?ref=page_internal Ludlow Castle Lodge Buttery. https://w...
by Philip Whiteman
20 May 2020 17:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Take Away Cafes During Covid
Replies: 22
Views: 2545

Take Away Cafes During Covid

People seeking longer rides may find take away cafes useful. Check webpages for opening hours. So here is a starter: Clive's Fruitfarm of Upton . https://www.facebook.com/clivesfruit.farm/ Clive's of Cropthorne . https://www.facebook.com/Clives-Of-Cropthorne-2191570684388124/ Crowle Village Shop. ht...
by Philip Whiteman
20 Apr 2020 13:08
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Not the LMTT - 26th April
Replies: 9
Views: 1221

Re: Not the LMTT - 26th April

Great idea Ian.
by Philip Whiteman
27 Mar 2020 19:23
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Blood Donation
Replies: 11
Views: 3480

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: 11
Views: 3480

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: 673

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: 9681

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: 635

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: 741

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: 2428

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: 2428

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: 2428

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: 2428

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: 2428

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: 2428

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: 2160

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: 2495

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...