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by Tim
04 Aug 2018 10:01
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Summer Holiday Bike Fun 18th August
Replies: 2
Views: 97

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: 56

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: 414

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: 414

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: 328

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: 187

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: 22
Views: 823

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: 602

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: 602

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: 699

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: 699

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: 324

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: 1279

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: 3330

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: 414

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: 358

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: 502

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: 1087

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: 1448

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: 129

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: 3330

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: 3330

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: 479

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: 3330

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: 3330

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: 3330

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: 3330

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...
by Tim
24 Jan 2018 11:48
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 3330

Re: Velodrome

I totally support using Derby over London but support Birmingham having one with smaller spectating (temporary spectating for games) over just using Derby. I know what you and Stu are saying about a Brum velodrome damaging Derby but the Birmingham commonwealth games should be about doing the best th...
by Tim
23 Jan 2018 21:19
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: 2018 Racing Plans
Replies: 24
Views: 1639

Re: 2018 Racing Plans

The Birmingham business park race 2 is now open for entries as well Sunday 13th May
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/event ... s-Round-2-
by Tim
23 Jan 2018 20:43
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 3330

Re: Velodrome

2k signatures inside 2days I'm guessing BC and council maybe are planning a Birmingham closed circuit and that will be the sweetener to swallow the track cycling being in east London. Certainly that is needed more but doesn't mean this isn't. I don't really get the need for thousands of spectator ca...
by Tim
23 Jan 2018 12:45
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 3330

Re: Velodrome

Similar view Stu but think there are cost options around permanence of seating, cost of land it's built on etc, Newport was £7.5million although that was 2003 and like Derby only has 500seats, Derby is a bit fancy architecturally which must have put cost up. Meanwhile Glasgow was £123million! All re...
by Tim
22 Jan 2018 22:30
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 3330

Re: Velodrome

1k+ signatures inside a day, next stop 5k :D
by Tim
22 Jan 2018 13:06
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 3330

Re: Velodrome

Cheers Laurence
by Tim
22 Jan 2018 10:29
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 3330

Re: Velodrome

Petition now live https://www.change.org/p/councillor-ian-ward-build-a-west-midlands-velodrome-track-cycling-arena-for-birmingham-commonwealth-games?utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_signer_receipt&utm_campaign=triggered&j=229263&sfmc_sub=19711942&l=32_HTML&u=41927553&mid=7233052&jb=262736 Please...
by Tim
21 Jan 2018 09:22
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 5462

Re: Club Kit Discussion

What's the youth stuff? Is that what I've got?
by Tim
18 Jan 2018 19:48
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs
Replies: 32
Views: 1824

Re: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs

Too early to give that award. Robin is going to add a calendar feature to the website that every event organiser and racing captain will be able to edit and add events and races like these to, which will make this incredible spreadsheet totally defunct. Maybe.
by Tim
17 Jan 2018 18:57
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: 2018 Racing Plans
Replies: 24
Views: 1639

Re: 2018 Racing Plans

Entries now open for this university of Birmingham TT and crit stage race, 3rd march, annoyingly I can't do as it clashes with youth circuit league. It's individual event for women, 3man team event for men. https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/171183/University-of-Birmingham---Team-One-D...
by Tim
17 Jan 2018 16:25
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A new challenge? A new discipline? Piloting a tandem?
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: A new challenge? A new discipline? Piloting a tandem?

Anyone volunteered for this? Heard he may still be looking for a pilot or two.
by Tim
15 Jan 2018 06:37
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 3330

Re: Velodrome

Halesowen are doing a petition it should be out within a week. Sign and share away.
by Tim
14 Jan 2018 20:44
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 3330

Re: Velodrome

Great idea Oscar. I can't see a petition in there Pete? I've messaged Halesowen to ask if there is one, if not a joint one between many clubs may be more powerful.
by Tim
11 Jan 2018 09:04
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: 2018 Racing Plans
Replies: 24
Views: 1639

Re: 2018 Racing Plans

Post the links to the MTB events. Will share with academy as we can't have you running away with the Oscar Hopkins MTB trophy again!
by Tim
08 Jan 2018 18:17
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: HONC 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: HONC 2018

Just run with the bike Chris
by Tim
08 Jan 2018 16:38
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: 2018 Racing Plans
Replies: 24
Views: 1639

2018 Racing Plans

Time to reinvigorate this thread after the racing social last week. After chatting to a few people it seems these are some of things we should try and co-ordinate entries for or at least i know there's one member doing and would like company! Road/Crits 1. Woolly Mamils. Crits at Stourport in Jan an...
by Tim
02 Jan 2018 22:44
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Racing & Coaching Planning Event Thurs 4th Jan
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: Racing & Coaching Planning Event Thurs 4th Jan

Reminder this is on Thursday.
by Tim
02 Jan 2018 09:04
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Road/circuit race reports 2017
Replies: 79
Views: 5171

Re: Road/circuit race reports 2017

Great report, thanks for doing them.
by Tim
20 Dec 2017 07:40
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: CyclCross 2017 report
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: CyclCross 2017 report

So the Youth/Junior Cyclocross Trophy goes to Oliver and Senior Cyclocross Trophy goes to Helen! I think?
To be awarded next December.
by Tim
17 Dec 2017 08:20
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Racing & Coaching Planning Event Thurs 4th Jan
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Racing & Coaching Planning Event Thurs 4th Jan

British Oak Pub, Pershore Road, Stirchley, in dining room. Thursday 4th January 2018. 7.30-11pm. Can drop in any time. A chance for anyone who is planning to do some racing in 2018 to come together with the captains and coaches to plan which races they will be entering and what coaching and training...
by Tim
08 Dec 2017 13:30
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Little Mountain Time Trial
Replies: 23
Views: 2823

Re: Little Mountain Time Trial

#daveversuspetelittlemountainshowdown