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by CakeStop
11 May 2020 12:06
Forum: Cycling Commercials
Topic: Compression Cuff Offer
Replies: 0
Views: 269

Compression Cuff Offer

Unsolicited email received but in case it of any interest to anybody.... By way of introduction, I am Cameron a physio from Edinburgh. I have developed a compression cuff that can be frozen or heated up to help muscle recovery after exercise and manage any calf injuries. I originally developed it to...
by CakeStop
03 Apr 2020 20:30
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Blood Donation
Replies: 11
Views: 1952

Re: Blood Donation

I second Dave's "Chapeau" Si! Impressive commitment. I suppose for a regular long distance cyclist platelet donation has advantages compared to whole blood in that it doesn't leave you with reduced red cells for a week or two?
by CakeStop
27 Mar 2020 19:03
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Blood Donation
Replies: 11
Views: 1952

Re: Blood Donation

This is something which troubles me too because donating blood was really important to me. I'm afraid I gave up some years ago having clocked up over 50 donations. It used to be ok to turn up without an appointment but that eventually became frowned upon and ultimately not permitted. All the session...
by CakeStop
26 Mar 2020 12:52
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Blood Donation
Replies: 11
Views: 1952

Re: Blood Donation

Other than travelling into Birmingham city centre or turning up at a fully booked session on the off chance that someone who can't make their appointment hasn't cancelled there is no availability before June/July/August depending on where you live.
by CakeStop
09 Mar 2020 20:07
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Cycling research
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Cycling research

From Rebecca Lea I am carrying out some research at the University of Wolverhampton into the effects of crank length on cycling performance. I was woundering if there would be any cyclists interested in taking part. This would involve a vo2 max and some other tests performed at the university. I can...
by CakeStop
04 Feb 2020 21:11
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: New cafe
Replies: 1
Views: 728

Re: New cafe

Thanks John & Hillary - that looks worth a visit.
by CakeStop
07 Jan 2020 20:42
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Trevor Shipway (Funeral arrangements added)
Replies: 7
Views: 1683

Re: Trevor Shipway

Details of the funeral arrangements from Dave Hiughes...
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by CakeStop
19 Dec 2019 17:09
Forum: Cycling Commercials
Topic: Cycle Studio Redditch
Replies: 0
Views: 691

Cycle Studio Redditch

Hi Guys, Hope you don't mind us emailing you but we hoped you would be able to let your members know about our January Surplus Stock Sale. In 2020 we will be moving to a shiny new bigger store, with more capacity for servicing and lots of room for a bigger range of bikes and even free parking! To ma...
by CakeStop
22 Oct 2019 18:38
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: "Beryl" Oldbury Rep 2-9 November
Replies: 1
Views: 881

"Beryl" Oldbury Rep 2-9 November

http://www.oldburyrep.org/shows.html#link_1920_2 A warm and witty celebration of the life of unsung sporting legend Beryl Burton. This critically acclaimed first play by renowned stage and screen actress, Maxine Peake, tells the story of the working class mum from Leeds, who cycled her way into the ...
by CakeStop
11 Oct 2019 16:54
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon bobble hat?
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

Re: Beacon bobble hat?

Press the button Si, I haven't added the numbers up yet but we're getting closer. No risk to ordering because full refunds are available if we can't go ahead, the only risk is not ordering means you definitely won't get one. I think it might be tricky (and a bit hot) wearing three though because the...
by CakeStop
02 Oct 2019 14:47
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 20315

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

£117.46 James Will anybody paying by PayPal please do so as a "Friends & Family" payment not "Payment for Goods" . Beacon has paid for the kit on your behalf and adds no markup so should be reimbursed in full not net of Paypal charges. Hi Stu, I've paid £113.4 so far. I'm down for SS and LS Jersey's...
by CakeStop
27 Aug 2019 14:20
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 20315

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Macco wrote:
21 Aug 2019 13:17
Hi Stu, I paid £33.00 deposit for the kit I ordered by bank transfer. Sorry for the delayed reply, I hope this clears things up. Many thanks Mark.
I can't find this payment Mark - what date was it sent?
by CakeStop
25 Aug 2019 20:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 25th August
Replies: 14
Views: 2515

Re: CLUB RUNS - 25th August

Mighty Millwall wrote:
25 Aug 2019 17:07
Any suggestions for a decent café in the Snitterfield or Wilcote welcome. We struggled to find a place.
Stratford Armouries, Black Hill Garden Center, Wellesbourne Airfield or (maybe, haven't visited for a while) Charlecote Garden Center.
by CakeStop
22 Aug 2019 11:07
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Paris Brest Paris
Replies: 11
Views: 1983

Re: Paris Brest Paris

All finished with plenty of time to spare - well done chaps!
by CakeStop
22 Aug 2019 09:04
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Paris Brest Paris
Replies: 11
Views: 1983

Re: Paris Brest Paris

Phil, Chris and John have just started their final leg. That section took Stu just under 3 hours so hopefully they'll all be finished by lunchtime.
by CakeStop
12 Aug 2019 19:07
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Paris Brest Paris
Replies: 11
Views: 1983

Re: Paris Brest Paris

Christopher Ashford is also entered.

To track them https://track.rtrt.me/e/PBP-2019#/track ... B,RTDSHJFR or if that doesn't work enter beacon in the participants search box at https://track.rtrt.me/e/PBP-2019#/tracker
by CakeStop
10 Aug 2019 10:15
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Chartists to the Marches - 15th September
Replies: 0
Views: 854

Chartists to the Marches - 15th September

From the organiser of this audax in Gloucestershire.... Hello I am organising a 100k Audax on the 15th September and would like to invite Beacon members to take part. Details here: http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-957/ Michael Sutton 104km cycling event starting from Corse, Gloucestershire. Co...
by CakeStop
31 Jul 2019 23:59
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Norman Adams
Replies: 13
Views: 2231

Re: Norman Adams

I can't recall how I learned of it but a few times I've followed Norman's wheel tracks to Ledbury, having a pint or two along at some stage (as I believe he did, but I'm not sure) then getting the train back. Once the train conductor recognised my jersey and, concerned that she had not seen Norman f...
by CakeStop
08 Jun 2019 11:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th June
Replies: 15
Views: 3571

Re: Club Runs - 9th June

Topic type was set to Global rather than Announcement.
by CakeStop
29 May 2019 23:50
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Riding a 600kms Audax
Replies: 10
Views: 1838

Re: Riding a 600kms Audax

Thanks for taking the time to share Phil. I start suffering on any ride over 100km so can only imagine what it must feel like fourth or fifth time round. It must be an amazing experience once it's accomplished. Great the camaraderie helps you all through the worst bits.
by CakeStop
02 Apr 2019 21:27
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Cape/Poncho
Replies: 12
Views: 2879

Re: Cape/Poncho

Keeps legs dry but downsides but hard work if it's windy and hides bar mounted lights and map / garmin. Personally I'd rather have wet legs.
by CakeStop
01 Apr 2019 19:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: NO CLUBS RUNS ON 7TH APRIL
Replies: 9
Views: 2459

Re: NO CLUBS RUNS ON 7TH APRIL

Is this month's intro ride cancelled or postponed to 14th?
by CakeStop
12 Mar 2019 09:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 12th May 2019 - Velo Bham Road Closures
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

12th May 2019 - Velo Bham Road Closures

Northfield is inside the route which involves road closures in our neck of the woods 08:15-18:00. Given it's 80 miles into the route it's hard to imagine it would be difficult to cross the road as a pedestrian for the start of the club run but club run leaders might like to give it some thought espe...
by CakeStop
01 Mar 2019 18:19
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Normandy and Loire Valley.
Replies: 6
Views: 3182

Re: Normandy and Loire Valley.

Welcome back Neil!
by CakeStop
12 Feb 2019 19:34
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Handicap 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 2948

Re: Handicap 2019

Don't forget to renew subs before the season kicks off folks.

http://beaconrcc.org.uk/resources/2019_ ... _table.xls

Renewal Options in case anyone missed this
by CakeStop
11 Feb 2019 18:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 184 mph on a bike
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Re: 184 mph on a bike

The unpaced records are a little more impressive...

M 144.17 km/h (89.58 mph)
F 121.81 km/h (75.69 mph)
by CakeStop
24 Jan 2019 00:02
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Schwalbe marathon Winter tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 1889

Re: Schwalbe marathon Winter tyres

Yes - been out with them tonight, round the lickeys on untreated roads. Absolutely brilliant, no problem riding across sheet ice, just need to be careful to avoid stopping and putting a foot down. I've done nearly 500 miles on them and haven't changed the studs yet but might change some next year. 8...
by CakeStop
17 Jan 2019 19:00
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kit in Stock
Replies: 17
Views: 4596

Re: Kit in Stock

Brett - to clarify if you want any existing stock you can have it now, only need to wait for next order if what you need is not in stock.
by CakeStop
05 Jan 2019 21:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 107
Views: 29415

Archies Attic (Enville)

Please forgive my direct approach; I wanted to introduce Archies Attic to you as a potential stop-off or jump off point for the clubs rides. We are a coffee shop located in Enville on the A458 Stourbridge to Bridgnorth road. We are cyclist friendly (counting a keen cyclist amongst our business partn...
by CakeStop
02 Jan 2019 23:35
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Curry Night Friday 11th Jan 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 2016

Re: Curry Night Friday 11th Jan 2019

The discussion is indeed pretty confusing but I think it's about potential future venues and this one is to Midland & Zaalsha (being Drayton side of city centre after all). Either way, personally, I hope to make it but still not sure I can.
by CakeStop
23 Dec 2018 19:42
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: The great reunion
Replies: 15
Views: 3278

Re: The great reunion

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by CakeStop
22 Sep 2018 21:44
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Congratulations to Anne Hughes
Replies: 2
Views: 938

Re: Congratulations to Anne Hughes

Congratulations Anne - what an amazing year!
by CakeStop
15 Sep 2018 21:10
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Does the club mind if I re-join...?
Replies: 19
Views: 5048

Re: Does the club mind if I re-join...?

Welcome back again John, whichever jersey you happen to be wearing!
by CakeStop
26 Aug 2018 19:14
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: 85 at 85.
Replies: 11
Views: 3261

Re: 85 at 85.

That's the spirit Oscar, congratulations, keep on pedaling.
by CakeStop
22 Aug 2018 17:52
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Paris - Brest - Paris 2019?
Replies: 6
Views: 2458

Re: Paris - Brest - Paris 2019?

Bit here (with an unfortunate ending) of Eddie Sumner's 2011 attempt viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4199
by CakeStop
31 Jul 2018 20:35
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 84
Views: 18082

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

I believe there is a small stock of jerseys too, intended particularly for new members. This order is mainly intended for specific requirements or where we don't have the size required. It would probably be helpful for folks to state size of jersey required so Stu can at least advise whether he migh...
by CakeStop
19 Jul 2018 19:19
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July
Replies: 23
Views: 5206

Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

What a nightmare, so many different settings which can override each other. Not sure whether I've fixed it, could you try again please.
by CakeStop
19 Jul 2018 19:13
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July
Replies: 23
Views: 5206

Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

It would be great if attachments could be made here, but unfortunately I seem to be blocked from doing this by admim. Could that be fixed as I sent out documents to everyone using the BC system but would have liked to put it here as well. You take things too personally Pete. I think I can see what ...
by CakeStop
15 Jul 2018 20:20
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Tour de France
Replies: 11
Views: 3807

Re: Tour de France

Yosser wrote:
15 Jul 2018 19:56
I will enjoy it for what it is, an amazing cycling spectacle.
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by CakeStop
12 Jul 2018 20:08
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Tour de France
Replies: 11
Views: 3807

Re: Tour de France

Hi Les. Yes, mainly just watching highlights or catching the last 20km live. Particularly enjoyed the end of today's stage.
by CakeStop
08 Jul 2018 18:21
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Request for help at 50 mile TT
Replies: 0
Views: 870

Request for help at 50 mile TT

Dear Club Secretaries and Contacts, In my endeavours to keep the discipline of time trialling healthy in the Midland District I took on organisation of the only remaining open 50 mile time trial last year. This year I am promoting it on behalf of the Midland District Committee on the 15th of July. T...
by CakeStop
19 Jun 2018 22:10
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Silverstone 9-up TTT Friday 15th June
Replies: 22
Views: 6703

Re: Silverstone 9-up TTT Friday 15th June

Photo of one of the teams courtesy of Geoff Bell, Amersham RCC https://scontent.flhr2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/35654398_10214567378330494_8184424176711368704_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeG39ov37MG88eW5RdlDpufvwTploqb3RPGAOcB93pfY9ciDMdXQ-WbKxRogla3h_85LyamlJD-Y1tj1cFxoUGazn8Q8CRu2CyP4Ofm50hocdA&_nc_pt...
by CakeStop
25 May 2018 19:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 27th May
Replies: 12
Views: 3324

Re: Club runs - 27th May

The links to the routes I was considering on the Club Runs Database are no longer working... I've uploaded club run route gpx files to the new web site so most should be working again now. I spotted some ridewithgps links that no longer work and have deleted some but haven't checked all yet (some s...
by CakeStop
22 May 2018 21:56
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kit evening, Rowheath Pavilion, 20:00, 20th March
Replies: 17
Views: 3965

Re: Kit evening, Rowheath Pavilion, 20:00, 20th March

Good point thanks George - I've now redirected that address.
by CakeStop
21 May 2018 19:05
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kit evening, Rowheath Pavilion, 20:00, 20th March
Replies: 17
Views: 3965

Re: Kit evening, Rowheath Pavilion, 20:00, 20th March

I don't think much has been sold recently George but Stuart White is the best person to contact for all club kit matters.
by CakeStop
20 May 2018 20:13
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Garmin advice
Replies: 8
Views: 2317

Re: Garmin advice

Maybe carry one of those back-up phone batteries in case you have a long day or can't charge every night. Given a good one will charge a phone a few times I should imagine a Garmin would be no more hungry.
by CakeStop
07 May 2018 18:44
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: New Club Record
Replies: 18
Views: 3968

Re: New Club Record

Well done Si. I've amended the old site page so it's up to date when it's added to the new site.

http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/old_site/re ... erans.html