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by Philip Whiteman
20 Nov 2018 18:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Run on Sunday 25th Nov
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Club Run on Sunday 25th Nov

Hello Brett Looking forward to seeing you. I'll be leading the A run to Cropthorne . Whilst there are currently no destinations or leaders listed for either B or C runs, there are usually groups leaving the Black Horse. Just as a guide on speeds and distances to help your preference just take a look...
by Philip Whiteman
19 Nov 2018 14:14
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 25th November
Replies: 0
Views: 79

CLUB RUNS - 25th November

Whilst Phil Richards is still serving out his conviction at the penal colony breaking rocks and sewing mail-bags, I am posting the club runs notice in his absence. Let's hope that the parole board see fit to return Phil back to home via the next sailing from Botany Bay. Twenty-six members ventured o...
by Philip Whiteman
16 Nov 2018 10:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 18th Nov
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: CLUB RUNS - 18th Nov

RoadBadger wrote:
14 Nov 2018 22:29
Hi everybody
I have just moved to the area, will be coming down for a first club ride this Sunday the 18th.
Look forward to meeting some of you.
Spence
Welcome aboard - just introduce yourself on Sunday morning to the leader (Paul probably) . Hope you have a great ride.
by Philip Whiteman
12 Nov 2018 15:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 18th Nov
Replies: 11
Views: 479

CLUB RUNS - 18th Nov

Phil Richards has been sent as a convict to Perth. So in his absence I am posting the latest notice on club runs. We had three volunteers leading rides to Wyre Forest, Alcester and Wootton Wawen this week. One matter that united all three rides was the significance of the date and time, the eleventh...
by Philip Whiteman
11 Nov 2018 15:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th November
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: Club runs - 11th November

What a wonderful day which was unseasonably warm for November. Nothing untoward to report other than a mystery tour through Stourport on the way home as an attempt to avoid Gilgal. The route was slightly shortened outbound to avoid having to stop on a climb at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day. ...
by Philip Whiteman
09 Nov 2018 20:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th November
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: Club runs - 11th November

Here is Sunday's route. Note the rather odd arrangement on the return portion through Stourport. This mystery tour is due to the town centre being closed between 10.30 and 1.30 for Remembrance Sunday. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28903763
by Philip Whiteman
08 Nov 2018 18:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th November
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: Club runs - 11th November

I'm available for Sunday's A Run: Wyre Forest Visitor Centre. Join me in purgatory whilst I lead the most miserable and depressing club run ever within Beacon RCC history as we cycle round litter strewn streets talking about BREXIT, Phil Richards and how we are all going to die of Ebola. At the cafe...
by Philip Whiteman
24 Oct 2018 11:44
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Paris - Brest - Paris 2019?
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Paris - Brest - Paris 2019?

Chris, I have not checked out your suggested events but just make sure that they are all BRM registered. This is shown on the calendar entry page. http://www.aukweb.net/events/pbp/ Don't leave it too late to enter, as the longer BRMs are usually sold-out. I see that the 600km Brian Chapman is alread...
by Philip Whiteman
14 Oct 2018 06:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 14th October
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Club runs - 14th October

Well the weather is so abysmal this morning, I'm afraid that I will put out of leading the A run today.
by Philip Whiteman
11 Oct 2018 13:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 14th October
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Club runs - 14th October

A RUN - SUN 14TH OCT - FOREST CAFE, WYRE FOREST. Yes, I shall be back with vengeance after some period of quiet on club runs. Forget enjoyment, forget socialibility and forget an easy day-out; Come and join this Sunday's A Run to the Wyre Forest and see what fun is in store. Naturally I will be shou...
by Philip Whiteman
10 Oct 2018 09:15
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Resignation of the President
Replies: 13
Views: 521

Re: Resignation of the President

I think we ought to start a "I Love Dave" campaign to encourage him to stay as El Pres.

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by Philip Whiteman
08 Oct 2018 19:58
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Resignation of the President
Replies: 13
Views: 521

Re: Resignation of the President

Please don't go, Dave. You've been excellent.
by Philip Whiteman
08 Oct 2018 11:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 14th October
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Club runs - 14th October

I'll do the A Run. Forest Cafe, Wyre Forest. 09.15 departure. The route will be decided on the day. I'll make sure that I have a treat in store :evil:
by Philip Whiteman
07 Oct 2018 18:54
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: AUTUMN BEYOND THE DYKE- 200KM AUDAX - 6th October
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: AUTUMN BEYOND THE DYKE- 200KM AUDAX - 6th October

BEYOND THE DYKE ROLL OF HONOUR. 31 brave souls finshed out of the 90 entrants. 6 started but did not finish. It was horribly wet and cold, so well done to all. What should have a moderately challenging route turned into an extremely tough day as riders battled their way through atrocious conditions....
by Philip Whiteman
27 Sep 2018 09:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 96
Views: 12856

Re: New cafe suggestions

CLIVES OF CROPTHORNE I have heard that Clives Fruit Farm and Cafe of Upton have opened another cafe in Cropthorne. I have yet to test out their new cafe but it looks like a great venue for club runs, as it is a similar distance to Evesham. They always welcomed cycling groups at their Upton venue. h...
by Philip Whiteman
24 Sep 2018 13:39
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Re: Beyond the Dyke Entry List
Replies: 0
Views: 493

Re: Beyond the Dyke Entry List

The event is now full and no spaces are available but further details about the audax can be found at: website . List correct as of 24th September http://www.aukweb.net/perms/120b.jpg ADCOCK Keith Birmingham ANDY WRIGHTSON Mr. Birmingham ASHFORD Christopher n BAIRD Robert Bristol CTC BANKS Jon CTC B...
by Philip Whiteman
16 Sep 2018 19:51
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: AUTUMN BEYOND THE DYKE- 200KM AUDAX - 6th October
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: AUTUMN BEYOND THE DYKE- 200KM AUDAX - 6th October

Alan Mason was a genius when he devised Beyond the Dyke and I hope you will agree in three weeks time on 6th October, assuming you enter. Whilst knowing all of the roads I had never ridden them in this format. So yesterday I took the opportunity to test ride Beyond the Dyke and check the accuracy of...
by Philip Whiteman
10 Aug 2018 09:45
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Autumn Audax Helpers Please - 6th October
Replies: 0
Views: 153

Autumn Audax Helpers Please - 6th October

Hello all, For the Beyond the Dyke Audax, I am looking for a single car park marsha l and possibly one kitchen helper in the evening. Like last year I will be preparing cooked food in advance of the evening, so kitchen people will need to just serve and possibly top-up supplies. Volunteer positions ...
by Philip Whiteman
24 Jul 2018 11:30
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: AUTUMN BEYOND THE DYKE- 200KM AUDAX - 6th October
Replies: 2
Views: 242

AUTUMN BEYOND THE DYKE- 200KM AUDAX - 6th October

Everybody is invited to enter the next Beacon RCC Audax, "Beyond the Dyke " on 6th October. Beyond the Dyke is the resurrection of the once popular event organised by Beacon member, Alan Mason. The route crosses Offa’s Dyke with a short loop into Mid-Wales before heading back to Worcestershire. Tak...
by Philip Whiteman
23 Jul 2018 08:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1296

Re: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2018

Sorry but I have a diary clash on Sunday 29th, so will have to pull out of leading the club run
by Philip Whiteman
13 Jul 2018 12:47
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Beacon Audax: Clee audax entries reopened
Replies: 0
Views: 137

Beacon Audax: Clee audax entries reopened

Hello All

The Beacon's Clee audax has reopened as further places are now available.

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-415/
by Philip Whiteman
13 Jul 2018 08:21
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Tour de France
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: Tour de France

With all the scandals and allegations, I've given up. Professional racing has lost its sparkle.
by Philip Whiteman
06 Jul 2018 09:07
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Re: KK and CLEE AUDAX: Start and Volunteer Lists
Replies: 0
Views: 588

Re: KK and CLEE AUDAX: Start and Volunteer Lists

Hello All. It is not too late to enter the Kidderminster Killer scheduled for 21st July but From Clee to Heaven is now full. http://beaconrcc.org.uk/audaxes/kidderminster-killer-clee-to-heaven/ LIST CORRECT: 6th July. EVENT VOLUNTEERS Belbroughton - Michelle and Gary on catering. 07:00-09:00 - Marti...
by Philip Whiteman
01 Jul 2018 16:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st July
Replies: 20
Views: 1288

Re: Club runs - 1st July

Thanks to Phil for leading us on this very hot day. I agree about Defford although it is probably too limited in terms of capacity for winter rides due to the limited space inside.

It was also good see our Beacon Spanish representatives riding as independents to the cafe; Wally and Sue Lowe.
by Philip Whiteman
27 Jun 2018 13:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st July
Replies: 20
Views: 1288

Re: Club runs - 1st July

Service is not particularly speedy but the food is good quality. It's the sort of place that would like advanced warning. If busy, there are plenty of items for sale in the shop which can be eaten outside. I've always found the place decent.
by Philip Whiteman
26 Jun 2018 10:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon RCC(Six Counties)400km Club Run Saturday 23rd June 2018.
Replies: 12
Views: 1612

Re: Beacon RCC(Six Counties)400km Club Run Saturday 23rd June 2018.

Well, I suppose I ought to offer some form of tepid congratulations on what was a perfectly adequate yet unremarkable ride. ;;-)
by Philip Whiteman
26 Jun 2018 10:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st July
Replies: 20
Views: 1288

Re: Club runs - 1st July

Phil. Any idea on your destination?

Regards

P
by Philip Whiteman
20 Jun 2018 20:24
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: From Clee to Heaven - nearly full
Replies: 0
Views: 154

From Clee to Heaven - nearly full

Only a few places remaining on this 120km Beacon Audax and I will be shutting it down soon. Places remain on the Kidderminster Killer although that is not too far behind.

To enter and for more details: http://beaconrcc.org.uk/audaxes/
by Philip Whiteman
11 Jun 2018 13:53
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Irish Mail 400kms Audax
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: Irish Mail 400kms Audax

It's also worth remembering Paul Johnson's 400km club run scheduled for this month! So you can all have a go.

I have prostatitis and as a consequence, no cycling for eight weeks, so won't be riding. That's my story and I am sticking to it, which is literally a pain in the bum!
by Philip Whiteman
11 Jun 2018 11:26
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Irish Mail 400kms Audax
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: Irish Mail 400kms Audax

Absolutely brilliant account.

Well done all.

The Irish Mail is one certainly for the bucket list by all accounts that I have read.
by Philip Whiteman
11 Jun 2018 09:28
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Kit delivered
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: Beacon Kit delivered

Thanks Dave. I shall pop around soon after 4pm
by Philip Whiteman
04 Jun 2018 12:46
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Urgent Request for Audax Volunteers: 21st July
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Urgent Request for Audax Volunteers: 21st July

Many thanks Fenella, I shall be in touch on exact times. Many thanks Dave, your help will be most valued as locking/clearing up is always a task at the end of a very long day.
by Philip Whiteman
31 May 2018 11:00
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Urgent Request for Audax Volunteers: 21st July
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Urgent Request for Audax Volunteers: 21st July

Hello All We are currently in desperate need for volunteers to assist at the audax on 21st July. You will be aware that the audaxes are an important item on the club's annual calendar. Could you please spare a few hours to help with dishing out food and drink to returning riders? 2.00pm-5.30pm; 5.30...
by Philip Whiteman
10 May 2018 16:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th May
Replies: 8
Views: 974

Re: Club runs - 13th May

This is the route of the 178kms circumcision of Birmingham ride. This will start at 08:15, and will have two café stops, one at Polesworth (61kms or 38miles), and the other at Brewood (122kms or 76miles). Pretty flat with some pleasant climbs around Cannock Chase. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/272...
by Philip Whiteman
08 May 2018 09:00
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club kit order - deadline 31 March
Replies: 26
Views: 1806

Re: Club kit order - deadline 31 March

I would be very surprised to see a delivery quite so soon as most manufacturers have a lead time of three months.
by Philip Whiteman
07 May 2018 19:29
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: New Club Record
Replies: 18
Views: 923

Re: New Club Record

Sounds like a celebratory drink is required :)
by Philip Whiteman
02 May 2018 20:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - May 6th
Replies: 15
Views: 1289

Re: Club runs - May 6th

Dave. I currently have the lurgy but hopefully it will have cleared by Sunday, so should be able to give you a hand.
by Philip Whiteman
27 Apr 2018 08:14
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Diamond Buses
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: Diamond Buses

AlanW wrote:
27 Apr 2018 07:22
standard reply back word for word as yours. :evil:
:(
by Philip Whiteman
27 Apr 2018 08:05
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Dave Hughes LVRC TT Champion
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Dave Hughes LVRC TT Champion

I'll offer a free place on The Kidderminster Killer audax to show congratulations.

Congratulations, Dave. Just get in contact regarding the offer.
by Philip Whiteman
25 Apr 2018 16:11
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Diamond Buses
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Diamond Buses

Dear Diamond Buses. Whilst riding through Belbroughton en-route to work, I was nearly taken-out by one of your buses on a close-pass and by the fact it pulled in too early on an inside bend. The service concerned was the 318 heading out of Belbroughton towards Bromsgrove at approximately 13:10. I su...
by Philip Whiteman
22 Apr 2018 19:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 96
Views: 12856

Re: New cafe suggestions

EVESHAM COFFEE #1

Reported via Lisa.

Coffee #1 don't need explaining as they are used by the club at various locations. They now have a large cafe in Evesham on the retail estate to the north of the town https://www.coffee1.co.uk/locations/evesham/
by Philip Whiteman
22 Apr 2018 17:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 96
Views: 12856

Re: New cafe suggestions

Ilmington Community Shop and Cafe http://www.ilmingtonshop.co.uk/

Excellent sizeable cafe with fantastic coffee, cakes and breakfast items. Highly recommended. Despite its size, it is popular and I would reccommend an 8:15 start to arrive before other cycling clubs.
by Philip Whiteman
16 Apr 2018 07:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 96
Views: 12856

Re: New cafe suggestions

This note was posted on Facebook by Lezley Moran:

If you are going to Auntea Ritas at Flyford Flavell note that they now only allow 10 cyclists on the premises at any one time. Today they were turning cyclists away including a lone female cyclist.
by Philip Whiteman
11 Apr 2018 19:51
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: The Kidderminster Killer - 21st July 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 243

The Kidderminster Killer - 21st July 2018

As ever, there a fools and damn fools in cycling. The latter enter our The Kidderminster Killer and the former enter From Clee to Heaven. ...The Beacon's most audacious cycling event. 21st JULY - STARTING FROM BELBROUGHTON REC THE KIDDERMINSTER KILLER This audacious audax has a long history and the ...
by Philip Whiteman
09 Apr 2018 07:59
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 15th April LMTT 10 marshals needed
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: 15th April LMTT 10 marshals needed

I have already offered as a car park marshal. Just let me know what time I need to arrive?
by Philip Whiteman
08 Apr 2018 08:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 96
Views: 12856

Re: New cafe suggestions

BEWDLEY STATION The high class restaurant (aka dodgy shack) has been condemned as unsafe. Instead the railway are now using a railway carriage as a interim measure. This means that use by cycling groups will become more problematic due to limited capacity and at seat service. It will probably be be...
by Philip Whiteman
25 Mar 2018 15:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 25th March
Replies: 17
Views: 1592

Re: Club runs - 25th March

Today's B+/A- Run basked in the sunshine with plenty of chit chat on the merits of philosophy of the Hellenistic period and its influence on modern western culture. Aside from that it was sunny. We had a new rider with us who hopes to ride time trials this year. Tessa Sandberg is in the UK for just ...
by Philip Whiteman
23 Mar 2018 19:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 25th March
Replies: 17
Views: 1592

Re: Club runs - 25th March

The B Run cafe stop discussion will focus upon the myths and history of the ancient Greek city of Thebes and its depiction in Athenian drama. In myths it was said to be home to Heracles, Dionysus, Oedipus and Cadmus among others and, in history, was infamous for supporting Xerxes in the Persian War....
by Philip Whiteman
22 Mar 2018 10:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 25th March
Replies: 17
Views: 1592

Re: Club runs - 25th March

I'll do the B Run assuming that I don't experience a wheel failure again. Destination: Croome Park. Out via Tardebigge; return via Crutch Lane.

Happy to lead a joint A/B run providing if no A leader is forthcoming but the pace will be at B pace. My legs are too sluggish to go any faster.