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by Philip Whiteman
16 Sep 2021 08:57
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Important Notice for Regular Beacon Audaxers
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Important Notice for Regular Beacon Audaxers

Looks like John Williams has a very big lead. http://www.aukweb.net/results/detail/2021/listride/?Rider=19004 Simon Woodward is in at second place. http://www.aukweb.net/results/detail/2021/listride/?Rider=19004 Phil Richards is in at third place. http://www.aukweb.net/results/detail/2021/listride/?...
by Philip Whiteman
14 Sep 2021 11:36
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: BEYOND THE DYKE AUDAX - a 200km invasion over the Welsh Border. Dedicated to the late Alan Mason
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: BEYOND THE DYKE AUDAX - a 200km invasion over the Welsh Border. Dedicated to the late Alan Mason

A route check was completed on Saturday. With a degree of relief, the event description made reference to this route being hilly despite no Audax Altitude Award points. So expect painful legs without feeling slaughtered. The outbound half is the most challenging with the return feeling a lot easier...
by Philip Whiteman
10 Sep 2021 18:54
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Club Audax Trophy
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Club Audax Trophy

While we're contemplating moving the dates that the Audax trophy is awarded I'd also like to highlight another potential issue. Currently the Audax trophy is awarded to "The member who completes the greatest mileage in audax events during the twelve-month period ending 30 September" There's no defi...
by Philip Whiteman
09 Sep 2021 19:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Routes for Intro and SC (Short Cafe) Rides - 30-40 miles approx
Replies: 7
Views: 4114

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

Updated to include a new cafe at Dunhampstead (see above)
by Philip Whiteman
08 Sep 2021 11:36
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Overshoe recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Overshoe recommendation

Hi guys, I need to replace my overshoes and would appreciate any recommendations. Ideally I'd like a neoprene design (I favour warmth over waterproofness) that is easy to put on/take off and is fairly robust. There are a lot of options out there so if anyone has a pair that they rate I'd appreciate...
by Philip Whiteman
08 Sep 2021 11:34
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Club Audax Trophy
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Club Audax Trophy

There are pros and cons with aligning the dates. Everything's easier to get your head around and verify if we align ourselves with AUK dates. But our trophies are handed out less than two weeks after the end of October, so it would be a headache for the person who organises engravings and it would ...
by Philip Whiteman
08 Sep 2021 10:33
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Club Audax Trophy
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Club Audax Trophy

Hello All When the Beacon Audax Trophy was set up, the period covered for eligible rides was concurrent with the AUK season. Eagle eyed people may have noted that the AUK year reverted to 31st October again from 30th September. This means an extra month of riding to gain your distances and advantage...
by Philip Whiteman
07 Sep 2021 14:13
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Important Notice for Regular Beacon Audaxers
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Important Notice for Regular Beacon Audaxers

Thanks Simon The KK is 23rd July and the Autumn Audax (South Salopian) will be 1st October. It looks as though Phil has filled his Sunrise Express with volunteers though I am sure he will correct me if I am wrong, and I am guessing it will be the last Saturday in February. I spoke with Phil this mo...
by Philip Whiteman
07 Sep 2021 09:51
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Important Notice for Regular Beacon Audaxers
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Important Notice for Regular Beacon Audaxers

Hello All Don't forget, if you have not yet volunteered, please remember that all regular audaxers need to commit to supporting on of our events to be eligible to enter a Beacon audax in 2022. Phil, Do you have dates for 2022 yet, so we can work out Which ones we're available to volunteer for. Chee...
by Philip Whiteman
05 Sep 2021 19:15
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Audax Digest
Replies: 105
Views: 43135

Re: Audax Digest

EAST MIDLANDS FORESTS 200 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37367811 Ridden 5/9/21 Leicestershire is not flat though most of the climbs are not severely graded. Apart from 20km of route to the south of Leicester, this audax passes through some wonderful countryside and picturesque villages that could ...
by Philip Whiteman
05 Sep 2021 19:14
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Audax Digest
Replies: 105
Views: 43135

Re: Audax Digest

EAST MIDLANDS FORESTS 200 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37367811 Ridden 5/9/21 Leicestershire is not flat though most of the climbs are not severely graded. Apart from 20km of route to the south of Leicester, this audax passes through some wonderful countryside and picturesque villages that could ...
by Philip Whiteman
05 Sep 2021 19:07
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Important Notice for Regular Beacon Audaxers
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Important Notice for Regular Beacon Audaxers

Hello All

Don't forget, if you have not yet volunteered, please remember that all regular audaxers need to commit to supporting on of our events to be eligible to enter a Beacon audax in 2022.
by Philip Whiteman
30 Aug 2021 11:08
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: BEYOND THE DYKE AUDAX - a 200km invasion over the Welsh Border. Dedicated to the late Alan Mason
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: BEYOND THE DYKE AUDAX - a 200km invasion over the Welsh Border. Dedicated to the late Alan Mason

Forget over priced sportives that shaft you for cash and award you very little in return. In just over a month's time, we are holding our Beyond the Dyke Audax - an honest event without plastic racers, silly gimmicks or commercial profit motive - just a great route with plenty of real cyclists. htt...
by Philip Whiteman
26 Aug 2021 07:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Lumpy B Ride Clee Hill - Sunday 29th August - 8.30am start - RIDE FULL
Replies: 25
Views: 581

Re: Lumpy B Ride Clee Hill - Sunday 29th August - 8.30am start

Morning Sounds a great route!! - unfortunately I'm not around at the weekend. Phil mentioned on the 'weekly' news about the Hope and Peace Sportive on September 5th - it's very hilly - goes over Gospel Pass. I am riding the 70mile loop hopefully! Wondered if you had seen the info and if you would b...
by Philip Whiteman
12 Aug 2021 09:31
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 75th Anniversary Dinner and Prize Presentation
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

Re: 75th Anniversary Dinner and Prize Presentation

I will have to send my apologies as it clashes with the Salt and Cotswold Audax. Other than that it sounds like a great plan and I hope the evening goes well. Good to see you a new venue and a great speaker.
by Philip Whiteman
29 Jul 2021 09:35
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: BEYOND THE DYKE AUDAX - a 200km invasion over the Welsh Border. Dedicated to the late Alan Mason
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: BEYOND THE DYKE AUDAX - a 200km invasion over the Welsh Border. Dedicated to the late Alan Mason

Hello All

After Saturday's very successful Kidderminster Killer audax, places for Beyond the Dyke are selling quickly.

https://audax.uk/event-details?eventId=8945

If you are regular audax rider (six or more rides per year) don't forget to register you volunteer support at an event.
by Philip Whiteman
28 Jul 2021 15:21
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: KIDDERMINSTER KILLER 2021 - 24th July
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: KIDDERMINSTER KILLER 2021 - 24th July

Dear Audaxer The Kidderminster Killer Round Up If you missed the ride, you missed a challenging day out on the saddle, but people returned chipper if not feeling rather sore. The weather was excellent, and the previously forecast rain held off. If you have yet to submit a GPX proof-of-passage, other...
by Philip Whiteman
28 Jul 2021 13:24
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Important Notice for Regular Beacon Audaxers
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Important Notice for Regular Beacon Audaxers

VOLUNTEERS TO DATE Phil Richards - Beyond the Dyke PM Si Turner* - Beyond the Dyke AM Andy Wrightson - Snowdrop Rob Wade - Beyond the Dyke Ben Lowe - Beyond the Dyke John Williams - Snowdrop Neil Lynch - Snowdrop Simon Woodward - South Salopian *not an audaxer of more than six events per year but th...
by Philip Whiteman
26 Jul 2021 21:20
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Important Notice for Regular Beacon Audaxers
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Important Notice for Regular Beacon Audaxers

Hello All As you will be aware, if you have ridden six or more audaxes in the previous year, you need to sign up as a volunteer. The new rule is to stop an over reliance on the usual suspects and to encourage audaxers to put something back. Phil Richards has also agreed that this proposal includes ...
by Philip Whiteman
26 Jul 2021 20:59
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: One Group of People Underestimated in the Beacon; Thanks to the KK Volunteers
Replies: 1
Views: 138

One Group of People Underestimated in the Beacon; Thanks to the KK Volunteers

We have lots of consumers but too few producers. The producers make events happen for the club and for the wider cycling community. If you are a consumer, thinks about putting something back and become a producer even if it is only a little. On Saturday I had a great group of producers that helped t...
by Philip Whiteman
22 Jul 2021 17:49
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Supporters required for the Kidderminster Killer please - 24th July
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: Supporters required for the Kidderminster Killer please - 24th July

Hello Stuart

Many thanks. I think I am fine at the moment but it is great for you to offer.
by Philip Whiteman
18 Jul 2021 16:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A Group Ride: Sunday 18th July - British Camp
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: A Group Ride: Sunday 18th July - British Camp

When somebody exclaimed, "HOT", I thought they were talking about me but apparently they were not. By 2pm, the Met Office were reporting an air temperature of 29C. The radiant heat from the tarmac and the intense sunshine must have made it even hotter. Road surfaces were starting to melt. At Evendin...
by Philip Whiteman
17 Jul 2021 15:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A Group Ride: Sunday 18th July - British Camp
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: A Group Ride: Sunday 18th July - British Camp

There was an error in the RIdewithgps which I have just updated. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36774720
by Philip Whiteman
14 Jul 2021 17:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A Group Ride: Sunday 18th July - British Camp
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: A Group Ride: Sunday 18th July - British Camp

As it will be hot, I have ordered in some ice lollies for a stop at Drayton on the way home.
by Philip Whiteman
14 Jul 2021 09:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A Group Ride: Sunday 18th July - British Camp
Replies: 13
Views: 724

A Group Ride: Sunday 18th July - British Camp

Well I suppose I ought to get off my backside and lead a club run. Outside Cafe Destination: Sally's Place , British Camp Grand Depart: 08:15 Start (an early start due to the hot weather forecast). Can pick up late comers on route but say where you intend to meet. Water Stops: Evendine Spring , Dunl...
by Philip Whiteman
10 Jul 2021 08:54
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Supporters required for the Kidderminster Killer please - 24th July
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: Supporters required for the Kidderminster Killer please - 24th July

Yosser wrote:
09 Jul 2021 21:20
I hope you have a full compliment for the day Phil. Unfortunately Anne and I should be away over that period BUT this is a Covid world so ...
Thanks Dave.

You are off to Guernsey if I recall.

Can I put you down for the 2nd October 'Beyond the Dyke' instead?

Regards

P
by Philip Whiteman
08 Jul 2021 14:38
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Supporters required for the Kidderminster Killer please - 24th July
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: Supporters required for the Kidderminster Killer please - 24th July

Many thanks to all those that have offered help. Here are the details for two weeks time. Kidderminster Killer Volunteers. 2021 Danial Webb 12.15 – 14.30 Chapel Lawn Control Belbroughton https://www.belbroughtonrec.org/ Ant Wheatley 7 - 8 CP Marshal Donna Wheatley 7 - 8 CP Marshal Laurance Cooley 7-...
by Philip Whiteman
06 Jul 2021 18:17
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: KIDDERMINSTER KILLER 2021 - 24th July
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: KIDDERMINSTER KILLER 2021 - 24th July

Whilst held after 19th July ‘freedom day’, precautionary measures will be in place with an emphasis on avoidance on social distancing and avoidance of crowding. • Flexible departure times between 07:15 and 08:00 and no group start. • Takeout food and drinks only at the start (socially spaced seating...
by Philip Whiteman
06 Jul 2021 09:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: D Run -Sunday 11th July 9 AM - Avoncroft Museum - 40 miles
Replies: 25
Views: 910

Re: D Run -Sunday 11th July 9 AM - Avoncroft Museum - 40 miles

You might want to double check upon the weather. Last week, the cafe was only offering take-outs on account of social distancing and the recent bout of vandalism to the cafe's windows by thugs. Thanks Philip. You wouldn't happen to know of an alternative café around there would you? Chris Sorry I c...
by Philip Whiteman
06 Jul 2021 08:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: D Run -Sunday 11th July 9 AM - Avoncroft Museum - 40 miles
Replies: 25
Views: 910

Re: D Run -Sunday 11th July 9 AM - Avoncroft Museum - 40 miles

You might want to double check upon the weather. Last week, the cafe was only offering take-outs on account of social distancing and the recent bout of vandalism to the cafe's windows by thugs.
by Philip Whiteman
02 Jul 2021 15:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Tri-bars on club runs discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Tri-bars on club runs discussion

That was Roy. Yes he uses them but only when solo. Tribars are often used by long distance riders for good reason.
by Philip Whiteman
30 Jun 2021 13:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: POSTPONED TILL SATURDAY 31ST JULY - Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run
Replies: 42
Views: 2641

Re: Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run

Have a good ride. The stop of the Corse Bakery is worth the journey in its own right.
by Philip Whiteman
29 Jun 2021 13:56
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: BEYOND THE DYKE AUDAX - a 200km invasion over the Welsh Border. Dedicated to the late Alan Mason
Replies: 5
Views: 436

BEYOND THE DYKE AUDAX - a 200km invasion over the Welsh Border. Dedicated to the late Alan Mason

Saturday 2nd October. Belbroughton - Craven Arms via Cleobury North - Presteigne via Knucklas Viaduct and Dolau - Belbroughton via Shelsey Beauchamp Dwell with the Marcher Lords in the border bad lands of England and Wales. King Offa may be dead but this part of the country remains remote and somet...
by Philip Whiteman
25 Jun 2021 13:30
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Call for an extra volunteer - the Kidderminster Killer
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Call for an extra volunteer - the Kidderminster Killer

Thanks. All updated now. Belbroughton Recreation Centre 6.45-08:00 John Williams - registration 6.45/7-8am'ish: Ant and Donna Wheatley (Stourbridge CC) - Marshalling. Laurence Cooley (Beacon) - Chucking out drinks through the hatch 16.45 - 19.30: Neil Orchard (Beacon) - food and drinks 17.45 - 20.15...
by Philip Whiteman
25 Jun 2021 10:33
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Call for an extra volunteer - the Kidderminster Killer
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Call for an extra volunteer - the Kidderminster Killer

Hello All. I am in need of one more additional volunteer to help rider registration at Belbroughton. Are you available please? The time is 06:50-08:00, 24th July at Belbroughton Recreation Centre. Although after the nominal removal of lockdown on 19th July, I am instigating social distancing measure...
by Philip Whiteman
25 Jun 2021 08:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 114
Views: 46443

Re: New cafe suggestions

Worcester Perdiswell Cafe in golf club that is open to the public. Extensive seating. A good range of breakfast fodder at cheap prices. Bicycles can be stowed within view. The entrance to the club is via Hindlip Lane just off the A38 when entering Worcester from Claines. They have a sign declaring,...
by Philip Whiteman
21 Jun 2021 12:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 27th June
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Club runs for the weekend of 27th June

That reminds me, we are instigating a new volunteer culture at Beacon as it tends to be the same faces that volunteer for everything, even though we have nearly 200 members, so as of 2022 we hope to organise 6 audaxes, and me and Philip Whiteman have agreed that Beacon members who ride them but nev...
by Philip Whiteman
10 Jun 2021 14:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: HUGHIE MAGUIRE ride 07 07 21
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: HUGHIE MAGUIRE ride 07 07 21

How time flies as it only feels like a few years ago that he died. At the time I was in communication with The Herald about Hughie and they published an obituary. For anyone that did not know Hughie, they may be interested in reading the following article. https://www.heraldscotland.com/default_cont...
by Philip Whiteman
04 Jun 2021 16:00
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: KIDDERMINSTER KILLER 2021 - 24th July
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: KIDDERMINSTER KILLER 2021 - 24th July

The KK is now full and the entry system has closed down. If you missed out, I look forward to seeing you at the Beyond the Dyke on 2nd October, which is dedicated to the late Alan Mason, who contributed a huge amount to the Beacon RCC in years gone by, including the development of this route.
by Philip Whiteman
30 May 2021 17:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 114
Views: 46443

Re: New cafe suggestions

Droitwich Rugby Club runs a cafe at the club and positively encourage cyclists. Local cycling groups appear to make heavy use of it. Cakes, rolls and drinks. https://droitwichrfc.rfu.club/news/lockdown-breakfast-brunch-is-back-07391917251 The Glyn Micthell Memorial Ground Hanbury Road Droitwich UNIT...
by Philip Whiteman
27 May 2021 11:02
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: KIDDERMINSTER KILLER 2021 - 24th July
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: KIDDERMINSTER KILLER 2021 - 24th July

THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO.... ................................Or rather the WI. BRAND NEW FOR 2021. A village hall control at Chapel Lawn where cakes, sandwiches and refreshments will be served to the Kidderminster Killers. It comes at 130km, at a point when most riders will be flagging. El Director of t...
by Philip Whiteman
23 May 2021 11:11
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: KIDDERMINSTER KILLER 2021 - 24th July
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: KIDDERMINSTER KILLER 2021 - 24th July

JUST 10 SPARE PLACES LEFT.

Enter now or forever hold your peace. You have been told!
by Philip Whiteman
17 May 2021 16:36
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Supporters required for the Kidderminster Killer please - 24th July
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: Supporters required for the Kidderminster Killer please - 24th July

Hello Mariana

Thankyou for your offer of help. I could do with somebody working alongside Laurence between 7 and 8am, producing industrial quantities of toast and drinks. I hope you like toast.

The venue is Belbroughton Recreation Centre. https://www.belbroughtonrec.org/?page_id=183
by Philip Whiteman
15 May 2021 10:47
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Supporters required for the Kidderminster Killer please - 24th July
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: Supporters required for the Kidderminster Killer please - 24th July

Hi Phil, all being well I'll do my usual stint with clearing up HQ at the end. Should be easy to be socially distanced if that's still required. Hello Dave Many thanks. :) I have put you down again. I will have a bottle of beer at the ready. Hopefully all will be well in July but yesterday's news a...
by Philip Whiteman
12 May 2021 16:06
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Supporters required for the Kidderminster Killer please - 24th July
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: Supporters required for the Kidderminster Killer please - 24th July

Many thanks to those that have offered support on 24th July. I have drawn up a roster that I hope represents your available times. For anyone wanting to help at future audaxes then please do get in contact. We have another hall based event on 2nd October and I need bodies for that too. Belbroughton ...
by Philip Whiteman
12 May 2021 15:56
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Supporters required for the Kidderminster Killer please - 24th July
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: Supporters required for the Kidderminster Killer please - 24th July

IanT wrote:
12 May 2021 14:27
Phil - I can point a camera at riders on the Long Mynd if helpful and share the photos afterwards - Ian
Magnificent!
by Philip Whiteman
12 May 2021 11:06
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Supporters required for the Kidderminster Killer please - 24th July
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: Supporters required for the Kidderminster Killer please - 24th July

laurence_cooley wrote:
12 May 2021 10:55
I should be able to help that day. I'm easy about the time so put me down for whenever you most need help (although I'd prefer to be able to ride home before it gets dark).
Thanks Laurence. Would 7-8am'ish be okay?