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by Tim
17 Oct 2019 22:07
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: PLEASE GET YOUR CLAIMS AND NOMINATIONS IN FOR CLUB TROPHIES ASAP
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: PLEASE GET YOUR CLAIMS AND NOMINATIONS IN FOR CLUB TROPHIES ASAP

I know George I was joking! Well I rode Velo Birmingham in 5hrs2mins on no training so give it to me if no-one else claims but I know Gavin Passmore was in top 10 finishers and Stu White did it way quicker than me too and sure several did Ride London and think some did Paris Roubaix so you should ge...
by Tim
17 Oct 2019 18:27
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 11323

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Simon if you can't get something and want a loan of a medium jersey til you can get one let me know.
by Tim
17 Oct 2019 18:15
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: PLEASE GET YOUR CLAIMS AND NOMINATIONS IN FOR CLUB TROPHIES ASAP
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: PLEASE GET YOUR CLAIMS AND NOMINATIONS IN FOR CLUB TROPHIES ASAP

Didn't several people do a big sportive in north west France? :wink:
by Tim
26 Sep 2019 15:29
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Newport Winter Track Sessions - 2019/20
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Re: Newport Winter Track Sessions - 2019/20

11 Alan. I've asked company before and they said no lower age for beginners session. He's ridden at Derby a couple of times and is coached track at Halesowen with adults. Not sure can make anyway at moment but hope to book one. If it's for 9 and overs then we should be promoting with all members, Ac...
by Tim
10 Sep 2019 21:58
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Newport Winter Track Sessions - 2019/20
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Re: Newport Winter Track Sessions - 2019/20

Any ages do you know? Thanks!
by Tim
15 Aug 2019 17:03
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: le Tour
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: le Tour

My distant cousin Egan winning, the best ever Tour!! :lol: Was a great watch. You forgot the crazy cross winds time losses George too. Looking forward to Vuelta now, my favourite of the three often. Thank goodness Alaphilippe's attempt to win collapsed in final days as was starting to think about do...
by Tim
07 Jul 2019 09:58
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Fantasy TDF 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: Fantasy TDF 2019

Two of my team already crashed :lol:
by Tim
15 Jun 2019 14:44
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: The BEACON ROADS CYCLE CLUB TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: The BEACON ROADS CYCLE CLUB TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

Stu. Think non members can take part but won't get any prize, my brother in law did it a couple of years back. See what Adrian says though. They'd need to be fixed confident though obviously. Adrian what are your thoughts on the one or two academy riders who are now riding fixed? Bring fixed and roa...
by Tim
15 Jun 2019 14:29
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New bike.... any thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 1624

Re: New bike.... any thoughts?

My works cycle to work scheme has a £3k limit!
by Tim
15 Jun 2019 14:28
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New bike.... any thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 1624

Re: New bike.... any thoughts?

Red Kite stock Specialized, Trek and others. Nic Vipond works there, talk to him. Evans. Don't know if Matt Clegg still works there at all ask him for advice if he does, or has it been closed down actually?! I got Cannondale from there ages ago on my works cycle to work scheme. They do lots of brand...
by Tim
15 May 2019 13:40
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: STORAGE AT LAST!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: STORAGE AT LAST!!!

Wayhay!! Would be good if gazebo and podium and stakes could be stored there. I've got a big BC bag, a turbo trainer and set of rollers.

Will make coaching and running events at Rowheath so much easier.

Thanks for getting over line Ade.
by Tim
07 May 2019 18:39
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Velo Birmingham 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1602

Re: Velo Birmingham 2019

FT3 6.40 start.
by Tim
07 May 2019 18:35
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kids races 060519 250719 270819
Replies: 12
Views: 1348

Re: Kids races 060519 250719 270819

Photos and couple of short video clips from yesterday's racing are here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/1NMiKpnzJ5HGa3WD6
by Tim
30 Apr 2019 21:06
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: L'etape du Tour 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: L'etape du Tour 2019

No but enjoy it. Did it in 2010, the Contador v Schleck dodgy steak fueled Tourmallet stage! Was a great experience, got round ten mins inside time limit! 3500 people didn't :shock:
by Tim
21 Apr 2019 21:33
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Solihull No Frills 2/3/4
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: Solihull No Frills 2/3/4

I may be at some, "taking part" might be over optimistic though as done nothing since the woolly mamils! Very different to Stourport, shorter and can go round without braking. Will start quick and settle down after 15 mins so if can stay in front half you will be ok. The 3/4 weeks are obviously norm...
by Tim
12 Apr 2019 11:18
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Academy Grass Track. Mayday 6th May 2-3
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: Beacon Academy Grass Track. Mayday 6th May 2-3

Pretty sure unless Ade says different all comers will be welcome on any type of bike, non members, members, members of other clubs etc. No need to be BC member at all.
by Tim
12 Apr 2019 11:13
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kids races 060519 250719 270819
Replies: 12
Views: 1348

Re: Kids races 060519 250719 270819

Great effort on putting these on and the two coaching sessions at Easter Ade. I'm away at Easter but hope my kids will be able to take part in these other two at Rowheath so will lend a hand on the day. Fingers crossed the storage at Rowheath gets sorted finally as will make this so much easier to r...
by Tim
12 Apr 2019 07:35
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Danny MacAskill - Riding the Ridge
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Re: Danny MacAskill - Rising the Ridge

Brilliant thanks, kids will love
by Tim
12 Apr 2019 07:33
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: BEACON ROADS CYCLE CLUB TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Re: BEACON ROADS CYCLE CLUB TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

It's also about whether you want to do well and not be scared of going fast! So as much track bike and track experience as possible I'd say. If it ends up you can't get any just do the pursuit.
by Tim
05 Apr 2019 13:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 3241

Re: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019

Sunday 9th June is the Birmingham British Cycling closed road Let's Ride event. Perfect opportunity to do a super intro/family ride straight down the A38 and use the new segregated bike lane (which is to be finished in May, only delivered 5months late by Amey!) and enjoy the closed roads in the city...
by Tim
05 Apr 2019 13:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 12th May 2019 - Velo Bham Road Closures
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: 12th May 2019 - Velo Bham Road Closures

Sorry I was going to do but I've just won two entries so having to ride! Was great last time and looking forward to the new route. Would be great for 20k riders to see our name and be cheered on by us
by Tim
05 Apr 2019 13:48
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Halesowen Track League
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: Halesowen Track League

I'll be there again this year. There'll be at least couple riding in the under 10s and 12s I think too. Always a great atmosphere for watching with music, bar and BBQ. Anyone wanting to do will need some track experience and be accredited by Halesowen (date not confirmed yet I don't think) or one of...
by Tim
13 Mar 2019 18:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 12th May 2019 - Velo Bham Road Closures
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: 12th May 2019 - Velo Bham Road Closures

Or keep the club runs short, stick up the gazebo, and hand out cake, sweets and cheers to riders :D
by Tim
21 Feb 2019 17:28
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 11323

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Hi Stu. I wouldn't worry about refund on previous more just what do we do in future and would they repair or replace or should we get a local person to replace zip so can be sold/used? No members out of pocket just club as we swopped with another jersey. As I've said if someone could take the youth ...
by Tim
07 Feb 2019 23:42
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 11323

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Would be great if someone took the youth kit off me and decided if we needed any more buying. I believe Clare Grice has some youth kit too so if someone could get from her to add to the club stock (I have currently). A good move going back to Giordano I feel, well done Stu on persevering with this. ...
by Tim
04 Feb 2019 14:02
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Crit Race Practice...Sundays...
Replies: 10
Views: 1682

Re: Crit Race Practice...Sundays...

Same as first, not on the pace. Dropped at ten mins when there was a big attack that split the field in three. Brutal wind although no excuse as didn't slow the rest down! Was aiming to peak this week though so got 5 days to make that happen!
by Tim
31 Jan 2019 18:42
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Crit Race Practice...Sundays...
Replies: 10
Views: 1682

Re: Crit Race Practice...Sundays...

Sounds great fun! Easier said than done sometimes not to start at the back as everyone is thinking same! See you Saturday, hopefully it will be on. Always gone ahead previously although think one year they just used half the track as ice at far end!
by Tim
28 Jan 2019 17:51
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Newport Track Session - Saturday 29th December
Replies: 23
Views: 2990

Re: Newport Track Session - Saturday 29th December

I'm booked on Sunday 3rd March 5pm beginner/novice with my son, both in the novice group. For "those who've done less than 10 track sessions".
by Tim
27 Jan 2019 17:14
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Crit Race Practice...Sundays...
Replies: 10
Views: 1682

Re: Crit Race Practice...Sundays...

Yesterday's results indicate a tough race? Top three in the 3/4 had raced in the e/1/2/3 beforehand???!!!
by Tim
26 Jan 2019 18:55
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Ladies Bike for Club Runs
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: Ladies Bike for Club Runs

Decent!
by Tim
24 Jan 2019 15:45
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Crit Race Practice...Sundays...
Replies: 10
Views: 1682

Re: Crit Race Practice...Sundays...

He'll do same again no doubt on Sat! Heard there's a few very strong juniors signed up this week that didn't race last week so I wish you luck!! Regarding practice, you been to Tudor Grange in Solihull? Early mornings are good there if not icy, don't risk it there if under 4c, just need to watch out...
by Tim
23 Jan 2019 19:33
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: WWCC Two Counties Road Race 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 949

Re: WWCC Two Counties Road Race 2019

56 miles. I'm only up to the pace for 3 miles as it stands but we'll see. John and Gavin I expect will be racing a lot this year but they are now 2nd cat.
by Tim
23 Jan 2019 19:12
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Crit Race Practice...Sundays...
Replies: 10
Views: 1682

Re: Crit Race Practice...Sundays...

You doing the next three? Don't think I'll be doing this Sat but doing the last two. I wouldn't be too harsh on yourself after last Sat, you weren't that far off pace and some good cat 3s in there. Next few will be interesting.
by Tim
23 Jan 2019 15:25
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: BEACON ROADS CYCLE CLUB TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Re: BEACON ROADS CYCLE CLUB TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

Anyone willing to race, I'd say focus on that, as numbers are normally low and there's lots of trophies up for grabs. If you just want to just do the pursuit though that's fine but still need some track/fixed experience. You planning to do any of the Friday night track league Jamie?
by Tim
17 Jan 2019 17:50
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Youth Development Planning for 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: Youth Development Planning for 2019

Looking forward to this beer and cycling chat combo tonight!
by Tim
03 Jan 2019 17:36
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Newport Track Session - Saturday 29th December
Replies: 23
Views: 2990

Re: Newport Track Session - Saturday 29th December

I would have done that one but I'm there on the Saturday that weekend, Joseph is racing!
by Tim
02 Jan 2019 17:45
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Woolly Mamil 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Re: Woolly Mamil 2019

Dan Newns has entered first two as well. We now have a team 8)
by Tim
02 Jan 2019 16:55
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Woolly Mamil 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Re: Woolly Mamil 2019

Entered. Plan to do 1st, 3rd and 4th of them. Expect to go out the back in all of them! Get involved people, let's get some point on the board! :D
by Tim
30 Dec 2018 16:28
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Newport Track Session - Saturday 29th December
Replies: 23
Views: 2990

Re: Newport Track Session - Saturday 29th December

Great. Presume can book onto any of their sessions though as well? Looks a good set up
by Tim
30 Dec 2018 15:25
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Newport Track Session - Saturday 29th December
Replies: 23
Views: 2990

Re: Newport Track Session - Saturday 29th December

Is there a plan to choose another one of their sessions and book again on mass?
by Tim
30 Dec 2018 15:22
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Youth Development Planning for 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: Youth Development Planning for 2019

There's a Facebook event page here:

https://m.facebook.com/events/270199086 ... ef=m_notif

Please share and come along if you can.
by Tim
23 Dec 2018 20:02
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: The great reunion
Replies: 15
Views: 2275

Re: The great reunion

Hippy Market Ibiza!! Bad memories of that as a kid!
by Tim
16 Dec 2018 13:57
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Youth track bike
Replies: 0
Views: 574

Youth track bike

After a secondhand track bike for Joseph. A Dolan 45cm or similar. To suit a 10/11 year old.

Thanks
by Tim
05 Dec 2018 20:30
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout
Replies: 11
Views: 1779

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: 1779

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: 1779

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: 879

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: 15
Views: 2275

Re: The great reunion

That is a great thing to have done Oscar. Great to hear.