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by Oscar
13 Jun 2020 18:12
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: DENNIS BAKER
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Re: DENNIS BAKER

Sorry to hear about Dennis. The last but one of our founder members, We were the last visitors to see him before the lockdown. We will miss him. Our last founder member still alive is Harry Morris. He will be 90 in August.
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by Oscar
01 Apr 2020 17:28
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Les Ladbury.
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Les Ladbury.

I have just been told that Les Ladbury has died. But not connected to the coronavirus. I don't have any more details.
by Oscar
24 Mar 2020 17:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE AND CYCLING - MONDAY 16TH MARCH
Replies: 8
Views: 9681

Re: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE AND CYCLING - MONDAY 16TH MARCH

Out on my bike this morning around the Portway area, eventually I heard a tractor coming up behind, I pulled into a layby and waved him passed shortly after he swung the tractor across the road blocking it. He then started shouting at me, you are not allowed to come up here, in spite of what I said ...
by Oscar
08 Jan 2020 17:46
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Trevor Shipway (Funeral arrangements added)
Replies: 7
Views: 2002

Re: Trevor Shipway (Funeral arrangements added)

Oscar and Nita will be there.
by Oscar
04 Jan 2020 16:12
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Nora Demouilpied
Replies: 1
Views: 606

Nora Demouilpied

Many of our older members will remember Mick Demouilpied who worked hard for the club over many years. I have just heard that his wife Nora has died .Her funeral is on Monday 20 th January 10 am at Lodge Hill Crematorium.
by Oscar
19 Dec 2019 16:03
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Trevor Shipway (Funeral arrangements added)
Replies: 7
Views: 2002

Re: Trevor Shipway

Shocked and saddened to her the news about Trevor as we only sat with him and Judy at the club dinner Our thoughts are with Judy and family..
by Oscar
11 Dec 2019 15:59
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Don Harrison
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Don Harrison

Just had a phone call to say that Don Harrison has died .I know he was in the Beacon for many years but I cant remember when. The funeral will be at Lodge but we dont know when yet. He was 80.
by Oscar
16 Nov 2019 15:36
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: RIP DP
Replies: 2
Views: 1802

Re: RIP DP

Nita@ I are sorry to hear of the death of Dave Pountney we remember him from the days of the Kidderminster map reading competitions.
by Oscar
05 Aug 2019 21:23
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Norman Adams
Replies: 13
Views: 2613

Re: Norman Adams

Ray (ginger)Stevens moved to Canada and as far as I know is still there.
by Oscar
03 Aug 2019 17:03
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Norman Adams
Replies: 13
Views: 2613

Re: Norman Adams

One of my many memories of Norman was cycling to the Castle Hotel at Rhayder at Christmas which we went to many times, and then over the mountains in all sorts of weather.
by Oscar
04 Apr 2019 15:45
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Cape/Poncho
Replies: 12
Views: 3340

Re: Cape/Poncho

I still have one if you would like it. Free to a good home.
by Oscar
22 Mar 2019 17:48
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Dennis Baker
Replies: 4
Views: 2024

Re: Dennis Baker

Nita and Oscar are sorry to hear that Dennis is in hospital again, and we hope that he will soon be back to his care home.
by Oscar
26 Oct 2018 16:38
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: The great reunion
Replies: 15
Views: 3740

The great reunion

With only two of the thirteen founders members of the Beacon still alive and Dennis Baker now over ninty and now in a residential care home, I decided to try and find the other founder member Harry Morris. All I knew was that he was a fisherman last seen at Hartlebury.After lunch at Whit Lenge near ...
by Oscar
14 Oct 2018 10:02
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Resignation of the President
Replies: 13
Views: 3721

Re: Resignation of the President

Please don't go Dave you are to young to retire.
by Oscar
26 Aug 2018 15:17
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: 85 at 85.
Replies: 11
Views: 3872

85 at 85.

Out riding my bikes this week I have ridden over 85 miles. This was done in the week of my 85ths birthday. It gets harder every year, but I have to keep pushing myself because if I stop it could be difficult to restart again. But for me its just nice to think that after over 70 years of cycling that...
by Oscar
13 Jun 2018 15:42
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: The Vale
Replies: 0
Views: 595

The Vale

Changes are taking place to the catering at the Vale golf club. They are extending the patio, when finished it should seat 60 plus. The upstairs restaurant will no longer open before 12 noon. But a new light refreshment café has just opened down stairs possibly seating about 40, Drinks and snacks ca...
by Oscar
17 Apr 2018 16:39
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Stolen Bikes.
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Stolen Bikes.

According to todays paper. A bike is stolen in the uk every six seconds new figures show. Thefts surged 17% from 80,309 in 2015 to 93,561 in 2017,reports the department for transport The true figure may be higher as many go unreported.
by Oscar
01 Mar 2018 16:24
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Pedal Power
Replies: 1
Views: 1012

Pedal Power

In the news today ,March the first. Pedal power stops older folk falling. Cyclists who are still pedalling into their later years are at a lower risk of falls that plague older people. Good news for me then at 84.
by Oscar
22 Feb 2018 15:52
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 12228

Re: Velodrome

According to the news Coventry City Football Club may not be able to use the Ricoh Arena much longer. So how about building a new arena for the Coventry football club and have a cycle track on the outside of the pitch. I realise that it may not be a standard length, but better than no pitch at all. ...
by Oscar
10 Feb 2018 17:09
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Dave Hughes British Cycling Champion
Replies: 7
Views: 2085

Re: Dave Hughes British Cycling Champion

congratulations Dave.
by Oscar
04 Feb 2018 15:21
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 12228

Re: Velodrome

Wow what have I started. Sorry to hear of your health problems Les.
by Oscar
14 Jan 2018 15:20
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 12228

Velodrome

Can I ask the Beacon to start a petition to get a velodrome built in the West Midlands in time for the Commonwealth games. Perhaps Andy Street would help us .But more importantly get the petition on the campaigning website 38 Degrees, after all they have over 2 million members. and they have had num...
by Oscar
22 Dec 2017 18:03
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Another cyclist killed.
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

Another cyclist killed.

My son in laws manager was killed on the roundabout near Claines whilst cycling to work yesterday. 3 young children now father less .I belive that a white van was involved but not yet confirmed.
by Oscar
06 Dec 2017 16:30
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Jeff Gould
Replies: 8
Views: 2482

Re: Jeff Gould

Sorry to hear the news about Jeff, We knew Jeff and Jean well very in the sixties.
by Oscar
11 Nov 2017 16:47
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: John Landreth
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

John Landreth

Just received an email to say that one of our old club members John Landreth died last Sunday November 5th. The funeral is on Monday November 20th 11am at Robin Hood Crematorium Hall Green. John and I spent 3 months cycle touring round Europe in the nineteen fifties. One of many memories.
by Oscar
11 Oct 2017 15:32
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon RCC's Autumn Rivers Audax - 7th October
Replies: 7
Views: 2920

Re: Beacon RCC's Autumn Rivers Audax - 7th October

I did say on the morning that I had been in the Beacon for 65 years but I was slightly out, it was only 63 years. But that still means that I was cycling with the Beacon long before you were born. Its a great life isnt it?
by Oscar
29 Aug 2017 16:38
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Peter Baker
Replies: 3
Views: 1426

Peter Baker

Peter John Baker the brother of Dennis Baker and a founder member of the Beacon RCC died this morning aged 85 death was due to cancer.
There are now only 2 founder members left Dennis Baker and Harry Morris.
by Oscar
16 Aug 2017 21:06
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Speeds Cycles
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

Speeds Cycles

I have just been told that Speeds Cycles in Bromsgrove are closing after 107 years due to the internet.
by Oscar
05 Apr 2017 10:19
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: John Landreth
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Sorry to hear that John is not very well. We went on a long cycle camping holiday in the nineteen fifties. Ask him to give me a ring on 01214764217 please. For a chat.
by Oscar
28 Mar 2017 20:26
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Harry Morris.
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Nice to hear that he is still around. I have passed this onto Dennis Baker as they were both founder members.
by Oscar
20 Mar 2017 15:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Bike thieves
Replies: 0
Views: 751

Bike thieves

In todays Birmingham Mail. Police catch barely 5% of bike thieves. That means that over 95% get away with them. So crime really doe's pay. How many locks do you really need to secure them?
by Oscar
11 Feb 2017 16:30
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Weight loss in cyclists
Replies: 18
Views: 5178

I must be lucky my weight has never changed.
by Oscar
12 Jan 2017 14:25
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: CyclingWeekly
Replies: 0
Views: 547

CyclingWeekly

Cycling Weekly's Beacon clubrun is in this weeks edition.
by Oscar
14 Dec 2016 16:43
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Awards Dinner Photographs
Replies: 6
Views: 1991

Thanks for that George.
by Oscar
10 Dec 2016 15:17
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Awards Dinner Photographs
Replies: 6
Views: 1991

I cant get the photos up. Where am I going wrong?
by Oscar
16 Nov 2016 16:18
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: University Station to Canal Tow Path Steps (re-opened)
Replies: 7
Views: 1978

The new steps from the canal to the university are excellent, so much wider and easier to wheel a bike up and down with the two wheel ramps.
by Oscar
06 May 2016 20:29
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: The 'fords' time trial - fact or fiction?
Replies: 14
Views: 3067

I rode it several times. The secret was to ride STRAIGHT through the three fords.
by Oscar
30 Apr 2016 19:50
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Cycling Weekly
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

Once again we do all the work, but never get a mention.
by Oscar
26 Mar 2016 14:29
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Cycling Weekly
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

Cycling Weekly

This weeks Cycling weekly celebrates 125 years of cycling. So if you enjoy nostalgia buy it now.
by Oscar
21 Mar 2016 16:18
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Little Mountain Time Trial
Replies: 15
Views: 3913

I should be available for car park duties again.
by Oscar
22 Feb 2016 17:45
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: David Duffield.
Replies: 4
Views: 1577

Sad news. I remember him well when we rode on the Isle of man in the fifties.
by Oscar
05 Feb 2016 17:22
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Return Of the Beacon Balti 30/01/2016
Replies: 28
Views: 6201

We would like you to try somewhere different please.
by Oscar
28 Jan 2016 16:41
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Beacon 70th anniversary
Replies: 21
Views: 4256

For members that are now in their eighties some of them wont be around in 5 years time or physically unable to attend. Could something possibly be arranged, maybe a buffet at Rowheath?
by Oscar
24 Jan 2016 20:23
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: BENNY MOLIN.
Replies: 5
Views: 1604

Very sorry to hear the news. He was in his mid seventies. I have cycled with him many times in the past.
by Oscar
31 Dec 2015 15:27
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cycling Weekly
Replies: 1
Views: 788

In this weeks Cycling Weekly there is EDDY MERCKS. The man behind the legend, plus the 2016 calendar, plus the annual mileage chart, plus a 50% off offer..Excellent value for money.
by Oscar
22 Dec 2015 17:50
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Return Of the Beacon Balti 30/01/2016
Replies: 28
Views: 6201

Don't bother about pavement parking. Nita can use her disabled badge.
by Oscar
17 Dec 2015 19:52
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Rider of the year.
Replies: 0
Views: 701

Rider of the year.

Cycling Weekly has this weeks top 20 riders of the year. And in first place they have put Lizzie Armitstead. But in 9th place one place ahead of Sir Bradley Wiggins, they have put our guest speaker Richard Bussell for being the first person ever to win the National 10 mile and Hill climb Championshi...
by Oscar
21 Nov 2015 16:56
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Here is a interesting question for you?
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

All I remember is unstitching them, mending the **flat** then stitching them up again.
by Oscar
13 Nov 2015 17:39
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Return Of the Beacon Balti 30/01/2016
Replies: 28
Views: 6201

Yes please Nita and Oscar. I love a Balti.
by Oscar
08 Nov 2015 15:15
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Flying Horse Lane, Bradley Green - UPDATE 04/11/15.
Replies: 24
Views: 4534

Well over a mile of new tarmac. Brilliant.