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by Tim
03 May 2018 19:44
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: 2018 Racing Plans V2
Replies: 10
Views: 601

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: 601

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: 262

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: 1124

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: 56
Views: 2866

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: 2
Views: 173

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: 288

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: 398

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: Fuji Track Pro - Track Bike - still for sale!
Replies: 8
Views: 881

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: 1202

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: 102

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: 56
Views: 2866

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: 56
Views: 2866

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: 412

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: 56
Views: 2866

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: 56
Views: 2866

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: 56
Views: 2866

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: 56
Views: 2866

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: 56
Views: 2866

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: 1429

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: 56
Views: 2866

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: 56
Views: 2866

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: 56
Views: 2866

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: 56
Views: 2866

Re: Velodrome

Cheers Laurence
by Tim
22 Jan 2018 10:29
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 56
Views: 2866

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: 5039

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: 19
Views: 1439

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: 1429

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: 468

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: 56
Views: 2866

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: 56
Views: 2866

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: 1429

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: 594

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: 1429

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: 384

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: 4632

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: 485

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: 384

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: 2644

Re: Little Mountain Time Trial

#daveversuspetelittlemountainshowdown
by Tim
08 Dec 2017 12:07
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Little Mountain Time Trial
Replies: 23
Views: 2644

Re: Little Mountain Time Trial

Haha! I have done it several times Pete, including the first time in a monsoon when there were 70 people who DNS. I don't fear it, I love it! Should be compulsory for every member within 3 years of joining before being thrown out of the club for me :D I'm delighted to hear that Dave Hughes and you w...
by Tim
08 Dec 2017 08:16
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Little Mountain Time Trial
Replies: 23
Views: 2644

Re: Little Mountain Time Trial

Can i check the date next year? 15th April?
by Tim
04 Dec 2017 06:52
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: West Midlands Cyclocross Championships
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Re: West Midlands Cyclocross Championships

Results here https://www.velouk.net/2017/12/03/result-west-midlands-cx-championships/ And here with lap timings: http://www.racetecresults.com/Results.aspx?CId=27&RId=20228&EId=2 Well done Pete, Henry, Joseph and Roger for representing the club and anyone I've missed. Need to get more racing it next...
by Tim
01 Dec 2017 07:12
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Web Site Redesign
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: Club Web Site Redesign

Looks fantastic
by Tim
23 Nov 2017 20:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run ideas for 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1124

Re: Club run ideas for 2018

Family/teenager rides would be good. For 9-16 year olds plus a parent or two. Maybe a canal tour or something.
by Tim
21 Nov 2017 07:41
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Birmingham Midland Cross, 26th Nov - volunteers needed
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: Birmingham Midland Cross, 26th Nov - volunteers needed

I've shared on Facebook. Really need this to happen as 3 of our 5 academy riders racing in these live in Bromsgrove so have been looking forward to it!
by Tim
11 Nov 2017 17:36
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Trophy Winners 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 862

Re: Trophy Winners 2017

I've sent you a FB message with a couple. Thanks
by Tim
10 Nov 2017 12:19
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Tour of Flanders sportive
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: Tour of Flanders sportive

Great. Signed up with my son who can climb better than me. Can't wait. The 74km option so I should be able to keep up with him :D
The short one starts in oodenaarde and still packs in the big climbs it seems.
Thanks
by Tim
09 Nov 2017 19:23
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Tour of Flanders sportive
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Tour of Flanders sportive

Anyone ever done it or doing it next year?

Entries open tomorrow 10am
by Tim
09 Nov 2017 19:08
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: West Midland CX leauge
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: West Midland CX leauge

Yes Ashleigh and Louie would be sitting up near to Oliver if they'd registered for the league. Will do a calculation at the end on their 7 best results based on their position in each race to help decide the youth cyclo-cross trophy that will be awarded next December but my money is on Oliver at the...