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by Tim
05 Dec 2018 20:30
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout

There's a meeting on cycling and walking on Monday evening that the council and councillor Armstrong will be at, at the Impact Hub in Digbeth at 6.30. Go along and raise there and share ideas on how can get more people cycling and walking.
by Tim
05 Dec 2018 20:28
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout

Write to your councillors (Cllr Olly Armstrong who covers Longbridge but maybe not as south as this is good and will try to get answers) and Birmingham Connected either via email or Twitter/Facebook. Cllr Armstrong is active on twitter too. Share link to this discussion with them. Video footage help...
by Tim
03 Dec 2018 15:00
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout

Will take a look. Not seen since was being constructed. Not sure the roundabout design is to speed up traffic as the whole section between Northfield and Rubery is getting a new 30mph speed limit (sure adherence will be 100%!). I think it actually has been made tighter (a long construction vehicle g...
by Tim
16 Nov 2018 15:52
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Junior Bike wanted (Road or Cyclo ca. 48cm)
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Junior Bike wanted (Road or Cyclo ca. 48cm)

Check out decathlon and planet X for kids clothes and we have a bit of stock of our kit in age 14 but comes up small so would be fine and will last him. Jerseys half price if a member and first jersey. Decathlon have good kids winter gloves, arm warmers etc. Join Midlands youth racing on Facebook bi...
by Tim
26 Oct 2018 21:46
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: The great reunion
Replies: 11
Views: 471

Re: The great reunion

That is a great thing to have done Oscar. Great to hear.
by Tim
13 Oct 2018 09:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club Runs October, November and December 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: A, B and C Club Runs October, November and December 2018

Academy run cancelled. Too much debris about and high winds. Drive to Redditch hill climb instead!
by Tim
10 Oct 2018 21:43
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Resignation of the President
Replies: 13
Views: 730

Re: Resignation of the President

Stay on Dave! You are the only president I've ever known that the people want to stay on. Pinochet, Blatter, Trump and then there was..... King Cole! Of course if you do go it will now be really interesting to know which man or woman becomes our own David Moyes 😂 P.S. will get trophies to you soon! ...
by Tim
09 Oct 2018 23:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 7th October
Replies: 23
Views: 1160

Re: Club runs - 7th October

Anyone wanting another intro type ride join mine on Saturday afternoon (optional hill climb time trial at half way point!)
by Tim
07 Oct 2018 11:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club Runs October, November and December 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: A, B and C Club Runs October, November and December 2018

Yep doing an Academy run to Gorcott Hill for the Redditch hill climb next Saturday. Will be at intro pace, just 20miles there and back, so we all have a chance of winning the hill climb 😀 Starting and finishing at Rowheath Pavilion cafe Bournville. All welcome. Hill climb is optional you can just ge...
by Tim
02 Oct 2018 23:25
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 2018 Beacon Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: 2018 Beacon Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony

And kids menu? Kids ticket prices?
by Tim
02 Oct 2018 13:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 7th October
Replies: 23
Views: 1160

Re: Club runs - 7th October

There's a good cafe/restaurant at Shesley Walsh no doubt will be busy but is fairly big inside
by Tim
22 Sep 2018 10:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club Runs October, November and December 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: A, B and C Club Runs October, November and December 2018

Hope to lead one on Saturday 13th October at 1pm or 1.30pm out to Gorcott Hill. Aimed at members wanting to do the Redditch hill climb or spectate at 3pm. So will be a slow pace. Will confirm in the next week.
by Tim
14 Sep 2018 22:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run points with 3 weeks to go
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Club run points with 3 weeks to go

Not going too well then attracting more women to the club :?:
by Tim
12 Sep 2018 22:17
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Redditch hill climb on 11th September postponed
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Redditch hill climb on 11th September postponed

Sat 13th October at 3pm is new proposed date. Not 100% confirmed yet. Anyone fancy riding out to do? Might be a few academy members up for that as well
by Tim
30 Aug 2018 19:47
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Redditch hill climb on 11th September postponed
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Redditch hill climb on 11th September postponed

They are hoping to rearrange for a Saturday in October
by Tim
28 Aug 2018 08:59
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: 85 at 85.
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Re: 85 at 85.

Happy birthday Oscar. Fantastic to hear you are still loving the cycling.
by Tim
28 Aug 2018 08:06
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 82
Views: 3867

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

Simon we did have age 8 kit which was fine for ages 6 but unfortunately we are now out of stock. Keep an eye on here and the Academy Facebook page for updates. Just on the point of Adrian taking the youth kit on, if you look at my report for AGM last year I listed all the jobs related to the Academy...
by Tim
22 Aug 2018 14:56
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cinema - A Race to the End, Time Trial
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Cinema - A Race to the End, Time Trial

I'd like to join for food too please. Ticket booked but hadn't read your post Chris so I will be sitting on my own on 2nd row!
Can't stand David Millar but it's a film about cycling so will give it a go and maybe it will change my view on him a touch!
by Tim
22 Aug 2018 07:38
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 82
Views: 3867

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

Do they do kids kit? See my above post. Cycling to Greece and ordering club kit in same year! Unbelievable achievement!!
by Tim
04 Aug 2018 10:01
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Summer Holiday Bike Fun 18th August
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Summer Holiday Bike Fun 18th August

A chance to ride a one lap TT against your kids! Last time out the fastest adult time was four hundreds of a second faster than the academys fastest time. The kids are out for revenge!
by Tim
19 Jul 2018 08:45
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Go Ride summer cross on Sat. Race it or help it
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Go Ride summer cross on Sat. Race it or help it

Bike races for all ages on Saturday on the disused athletics track on Rowheath playing fields Heath Road Bournville. £3 Sign in 1.45, races 2-4pm Any bike is fine, balance bikes eBikes mountain bikes BMX cyclo-cross road shoppers! If you have an option the races will be on grass/dirt/gravel. Parents...
by Tim
15 Jul 2018 12:16
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Road/circuit race reports 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 669

Re: Road/circuit race reports 2018

Just get a standing desk! :D
by Tim
14 Jul 2018 23:56
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Road/circuit race reports 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 669

Re: Road/circuit race reports 2018

Sorry did I read you've made 3rd cat? Congrats!! Good effort after crashing early in the season.
You join an elite bunch of Beacon 3rd Cats 8)
by Tim
14 Jul 2018 23:53
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Tour de France
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: Tour de France

Yep pretty eventful so far with all the GC men losing time with crashes and **flat**s and that's even before they hit the cobbles!

Need to find some time to watch the women's giro happening at the moment too. They finished on Zoncolan today.
by Tim
13 Jul 2018 17:56
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Clothing alterations / repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Clothing alterations / repairs

Good to know, need to get a few zips fixed at some point that got stuck on the giordana youth kit on first wear
by Tim
06 Jul 2018 09:58
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 82
Views: 3867

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

Could you get details of costs for youth kit please? Possibly just ss jerseys but previously we have had bib shorts, long and short sleeve jerseys. We need some in sizes age 8, 10 and 12 and a sample first to check sizes is probably needed. Also hope wouldn't need to be a minimum of 10 per size? I w...
by Tim
20 Jun 2018 22:40
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Beacon RCC Track Champs 2018 June 23rd
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: Beacon RCC Track Champs 2018 June 23rd

And yes don't have to do all events so can pick and choose or anyone with some track experience but not wanting to do group races are welcome to do the pursuit. Think there's an omnium competition/trophy though so doing all gets you a shout at that.
by Tim
20 Jun 2018 22:35
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Beacon RCC Track Champs 2018 June 23rd
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: Beacon RCC Track Champs 2018 June 23rd

Just turn up, if everyone can try to get there early to be ready to race at 1pm. So 12.30 if need to hire a bike. Should be a great afternoon of racing and rare chance for members of all ages to get together so come and watch if you can.
by Tim
03 May 2018 19:44
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: 2018 Racing Plans V2
Replies: 10
Views: 949

Re: 2018 Racing Plans V2

I'm in the As at track league, starts tomorrow with a devil or elimination! Got a hare and hounds too whatever that is?! Week 3 I can drop to the B's

There's 4 or 5 youth riders taking part in the under 10s get down to support from 7pm tomorrow. Bar and BBQ should be open.

Who else is racing there?
by Tim
03 May 2018 19:41
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: 2018 Racing Plans V2
Replies: 10
Views: 949

Re: 2018 Racing Plans V2

We all need to get down to the no frills at Tudor Grange Solihull the next few weeks. Gav got 10th last night in the 2/3/4. Next week it's 3/4. Enter on night £10
by Tim
02 May 2018 14:37
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Roger Shayes
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Roger Shayes

Sorry to hear about this, hope he recovers ok. Need him at our Track Champs, to have him wandering around with a pistol and stroking tyres! He also turns up at the AGM each year unlike the other 300 members 😁
Get well soon!
by Tim
19 Apr 2018 07:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run ideas for 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1727

Re: Club run ideas for 2018

An intro or family ride ending at this https://www.letsride.co.uk/events/birmingham on 10th June would be good maybe? The south end of route is at Edgbaston cricket ground so utilising rea valley route is an option. 6k people did it last year and I know several of our young members loved it. Also a ...
by Tim
19 Apr 2018 06:19
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 4194

Re: Velodrome

The chat on this goes on. This article summarises a few quotes well https://social.shorthand.com/joefletche ... w-or-never
by Tim
17 Apr 2018 09:12
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Road/circuit race reports 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 669

Re: Road/circuit race reports 2018

Joseph 12th on Sunday at Shrewsbury in the under 10s. Any parents interested in their child giving one of the West Midlands Youth Circuit League races a go get in touch and I can send you dates and locations, hard to find on BC website. https://www.velouk.net/2018/04/16/report-result-mid-shropshire-...
by Tim
16 Apr 2018 19:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: No Clubs runs on 15th April due to LMTT
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: No Clubs runs on 15th April due to LMTT

There were at least three members racing on road/crit yesterday morning too. A busy morning!
by Tim
15 Apr 2018 18:08
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Little mountain Time Trial
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Little mountain Time Trial

Sure we will share results with road/TT categories in due course but they are here in meantime https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/find-results Well done everyone! Big thanks John for organising and all marshals from a work colleague who's son did it, he finished second juvenile in 1hr52!!! Think h...
by Tim
12 Apr 2018 07:54
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Price drop - Fuji Track Pro - Track Bike
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

Re: Fuji Track Pro - Track Bike - still for sale!

Just keep it and join the Beacon team that is going to dominate the Halesowen Track League!
by Tim
27 Mar 2018 20:29
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club kit order - deadline 31 March
Replies: 26
Views: 1930

Re: Club kit order - deadline 31 March

Also from kids kit point of view, Giordano long sleeve jersey zips seem to have all bust (on last batch) leaving us bit out of pocket and bhodi say they can do kids sizes once the good giordana kit is sold. Although I'd echo the concerns over cost, especially for kids kit, at these prices people wil...
by Tim
25 Feb 2018 17:32
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ridgeback mx20 MTB for 6-9 year old £100
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Ridgeback mx20 MTB for 6-9 year old £100

https://www.singletrackbikes.co.uk/m1b117s451p42651/Ridgeback_MX20_black_2018/RS_GB/114106?gclid=Cj0KCQiA2snUBRDfARIsAIGfpqHBZfEs0CKN2AjbHb8q4RLcPsqWtnDvzQyUsQLh1Iha98T5P6NQthEaAuw4EALw_wcB Similar to this but older model. Photos on beacon academy FB page. Looking for £100. They seem to go for £110-...
by Tim
23 Feb 2018 21:35
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 4194

Re: Velodrome

Oscar, Coventry City FC is still totally toxic sadly, been a disaster for twenty years now so I wouldn't recommend anything with them. They could use Ricoh but are still suing everyone in arms length is what I've heard. Also I don't know of any velodrome working well combined with another big sporti...
by Tim
14 Feb 2018 22:46
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 4194

Re: Velodrome

But cycling now and the cash within the industry is in a totally different place too than 93 when Obree was using BMX and washing machine bits and Boardman was taping up his sons bedroom windows to create a DIY altitude chamber to get themselves to the Tour and Olympics. Of course finding required f...
by Tim
12 Feb 2018 08:49
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Canal closures at edge baston tunnel
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: Canal closures at edge baston tunnel

Yep that's it, it's where there's student hall of residents you can currently see the fence stopping going any further from that bridge you have to go over into the halls.
by Tim
12 Feb 2018 08:40
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 4194

Re: Velodrome

The petition is addressed to and once closes will go to 'decision makers' Ian Ward (birmingham city council), Andy Street (combined authority mayor), Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games committee and British Cycling. It says to "cllr Ian Ward and three others" click on others to see who it's to. I wo...
by Tim
01 Feb 2018 14:19
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 4194

Re: Velodrome

Who has mentioned anything about the council paying the bill? They can't afford to mow the lawns. Several alternatives to London. 1. Use Derby. Better a few midlanders watching live and able to ride after on it than none. 2. Change the rules and allow a shorter track in Birmingham. Indoor athletics ...
by Tim
29 Jan 2018 23:33
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 4194

Re: Velodrome

Derby still hasn't got an online booking system years in and only books up to three months in advance wasting loads of effort on both management and customers part. It will cost money to keep running as population is too small to sustain but that doesn't mean it's not money well spent or that a bigg...
by Tim
28 Jan 2018 18:17
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 4194

Re: Velodrome

3k+ signatures. Of course in general there's more pressing matters but that's nothing to do with this commonwealth games requirement, a closed circuit isn't needed for that plus there's two within an hour of Birmingham that are under utilised. BMX bike park has been very poorly run and same with Der...