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by laurence_cooley
24 Sep 2020 08:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 27th Beacon A burst, meet at 8.15 for 8.30
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: Sunday 27th Beacon A burst, meet at 8.15 for 8.30

PhilG wrote:
24 Sep 2020 07:51
I may be the only person in the Beacon without a Strava account - any chance of a link to the route that doesn't require a login?
Let me know if this works, Phil: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AkWqPzRh3CD9ouRAYb_ ... Q?e=ZUBBqY.
by laurence_cooley
19 Sep 2020 21:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUN SCORES UP TO AND INCLUDING SUNDAY 13TH SEPT
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: CLUB RUN SCORES UP TO AND INCLUDING SUNDAY 13TH SEPT

There is no need to differentiate male and female for club runs! I don't know - I can see an argument in favour of having a women's club runs trophy. It would recognise that we've not been great at attracting female riders to club runs in the past, we only have one trophy despite the fact that club...
by laurence_cooley
14 Sep 2020 08:16
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club hill climb championship: KH12, 13 September 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Club hill climb championship: KH12, 13 September 2020

I thought it was really good too. Gemma will be posting the results in this thread and once she's done so I'll link to them from the TT calendar on the website.
by laurence_cooley
12 Sep 2020 20:28
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club hill climb championship: KH12, 13 September 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Club hill climb championship: KH12, 13 September 2020

Sam Alvarez wrote:
12 Sep 2020 18:43
Does the hill climb start on winwood heath road?
Yes, starts at the bottom of the road and ends at the top.
by laurence_cooley
11 Sep 2020 19:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 'New Normal' club runs - Sunday 13th September
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: 'New Normal' club runs - Sunday 13th September

Mark_R wrote:
11 Sep 2020 17:51
are you sure about the time of the Hill Climb? Elsewhere it's being said it starts at 11 not 10?
It does indeed start at 11.
by laurence_cooley
10 Sep 2020 08:25
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club hill climb championship: KH12, 13 September 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Club hill climb championship: KH12, 13 September 2020

A reminder that the hill climb championship is this Sunday, starting at 11:00. Details and a payment link are available here.
by laurence_cooley
09 Sep 2020 17:15
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Beacon memorabilia
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: Beacon memorabilia

Received with thanks!
by laurence_cooley
07 Sep 2020 12:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Changes in CUK Guidance on Group Rides
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Changes in CUK Guidance on Group Rides

George wrote:
07 Sep 2020 12:16
The only thing that's actually unclear is how CUK interpret that as meaning up to fifteen is okay. (Thanks for making this point in the Twitter feed, Laurence.)
I've seen several people ask them on Twitter to explain how they came up with 15, but haven't seen a reply yet.
by laurence_cooley
07 Sep 2020 11:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Changes in CUK Guidance on Group Rides
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Changes in CUK Guidance on Group Rides

We had a brief discussion about this as a committee last week and I think the consensus was to stick with a limit of six for now. As noted by George here , there's some inconsistency in the advice and BC are still saying six . BC's advice seems consistent with this government guidance , so I'm not s...
by laurence_cooley
02 Sep 2020 15:09
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Beacon memorabilia
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: Beacon memorabilia

Thank you - I look forward to receiving it. Could you either PM me your bank details (or PayPal address if you prefer) or send them to Steve Smith (treasurer@beaconrcc.org.uk) so that we can reimburse you the £8.99?
by laurence_cooley
27 Aug 2020 18:57
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Beacon memorabilia
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: Beacon memorabilia

OK, thanks for replying Charlie. In that case, I'll look after the documents that Rod has until we sort out the longer-term arrangements. Rod, I'll send you a message to arrange.
by laurence_cooley
27 Aug 2020 16:18
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Handicap competition 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Re: Handicap competition 2020

Re last week, it did get run, albeit with a small field because it was raining right up to the start time. The results have now been posted.
by laurence_cooley
25 Aug 2020 19:17
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Kit Order Poll
Replies: 20
Views: 1006

Re: New Kit Order Poll

by laurence_cooley
18 Aug 2020 13:53
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Beacon memorabilia
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: Beacon memorabilia

I'm sure we can find a home for these, Rod. Charlie Skinner is the club record keeper, so I'll make sure he sees this post. Coincidentally, the committee recently received a request for information about RRA records, and these documents might help answer it.
by laurence_cooley
13 Aug 2020 09:18
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: K36/4.5 12/08/20
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: K36/4.5 12/08/20

If you paid to enter yesterday's rain-cancelled TT, please keep an eye out for an e-mail about your entry fee, and don't pay for next week until you've heard from us.
by laurence_cooley
11 Aug 2020 21:07
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: K36/4.5 12/08/20
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: K36/4.5 12/08/20

As far as I understand, we need to use numbers for insurance reasons. Obviously best to pin your own one on yourself if possible!
by laurence_cooley
05 Aug 2020 14:57
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kit in Stock
Replies: 22
Views: 5849

Re: Kit in Stock

stuart jones wrote:
05 Aug 2020 12:42
Hi, when is the new order for kit going to be made?
The online ordering system is going to be available shortly - Stuart is working on it today, I believe.
by laurence_cooley
04 Aug 2020 20:52
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: k36/4.5 Course map
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: k36/4.5 Course map

by laurence_cooley
04 Aug 2020 20:42
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: k36/4.5 Course map
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: k36/4.5 Course map

There's a link to the course description at http://beaconrcc.org.uk/club-time-trials-2020/ if that helps (I had to use the Internet Archive because I couldn't find a map either, and that page on the old CTT district website was the closest I could get).
by laurence_cooley
02 Aug 2020 14:21
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Kit Order Poll
Replies: 20
Views: 1006

Re: New Kit Order Poll

Hi Stu If I'm not to late I'll have S/S Virtus Jersey (XXL) please. This isn't an order, Neil, but rather a poll to find out which items are likely to meet minimum order quantities. Once the details of the items being included have been confirmed, people will be able to place individual orders for ...
by laurence_cooley
01 Aug 2020 20:01
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club 10 TT championship: K33/10S, 5 August 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Club 10 TT championship: K33/10S, 5 August 2020

Because the original club 10 TT championship event had to be cancelled, this coming Wednesday's TT has been designated as the replacement event. Given the high level of demand, we're capping entries in club TTs at 40 at present, and they've been popular with non-members. If you're a Beacon member an...
by laurence_cooley
22 Jul 2020 22:19
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: K33/10s 22-7-20 Results
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: K33/10s 22-7-20 Results

Looks like a club record for Roger - current best time is John's 20:12.
by laurence_cooley
29 Jun 2020 09:04
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Thicknal Lane
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: Thicknal Lane

It looks like the council experimented with this back in December: https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/announcements/public_notices/notice/117509.Road_Traffic_Regulation_Act_1984__as_amended__Worcestershire_County_Council__Thicknall_Lane__West_Hagley___Experimental_One-Way__Order_2019/ . Presumably they...
by laurence_cooley
05 Jun 2020 09:25
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Track Champs 2020 Saturday 20th June 1pm to 4pm
Replies: 1
Views: 825

Re: Club Track Champs 2020 Saturday 20th June 1pm to 4pm

This year's track championships cannot go ahead as planned on 20 June, due to the continued suspension of club activities and because the Halesowen track remains closed to group riding - both under British Cycling guidance. After speaking to Ade, we've decided that rather than cancel, we will look t...
by laurence_cooley
22 May 2020 18:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Take Away Cafes During Covid
Replies: 22
Views: 2544

Re: Take Away Cafes During Covid

I might have to give one of these a go. Coffee that I haven't made in my kitchen is starting to feel mythical.
by laurence_cooley
20 Apr 2020 13:59
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New Wheels?
Replies: 1
Views: 814

Re: New Wheels?

I've had some Prime RR-50s for a couple of years, and while they've not had that much use to go by, I've been happy enough for the price (bit of a bargain at £450 from CRC). I've also got a cheap set of Prime training wheels and the bearings in the front went pretty quickly. I don't use the deep-sec...
by laurence_cooley
19 Apr 2020 17:24
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Not the LMTT - 26th April
Replies: 9
Views: 1221

Re: Not the LMTT - 26th April

Hi Ian, could you let me know what time this will be? I'm going to advertise it from the club Facebook page, but don't have Zwift to get the invite.
by laurence_cooley
02 Apr 2020 10:04
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Les Ladbury
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Re: Les Ladbury

I only met Les a couple of times, but I'll always remember the time he came to Stourport to take photos of some circuit races I'd organised. At the end of one of the races, we were struggling to identify everyone in the finish video, when Les came over to offer help in the form of photos he'd taken ...
by laurence_cooley
02 Apr 2020 09:58
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Les Ladbury.
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Re: Les Ladbury.

I hope you and Nita are keeping well, Oscar. George posted about Les with some more detail here: http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/message_boa ... f=1&t=9160.
by laurence_cooley
24 Mar 2020 10:30
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Turbo trainer
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: Turbo trainer

Dave, I have a Tacx Flow that I should get rid of to make space. It's a few years old but still works fine. I'd be happy to accept a small donation to a food bank for it. The only issue is that I have no way of delivering it anywhere, so it would have to be collected (with appropriate distancing!).
by laurence_cooley
23 Mar 2020 12:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE AND CYCLING - MONDAY 16TH MARCH
Replies: 8
Views: 9681

Re: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE AND CYCLING - MONDAY 16TH MARCH

Not that it looks like anything will change much anytime soon (except from a total ban on cycling outside, perhaps), but I've been keeping a log of advice from governing bodies on the website here.
by laurence_cooley
01 Mar 2020 15:06
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time Trials final dates!
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: Time Trials final dates!

I've added the dates to a news item on the website, with links to the courses: http://beaconrcc.org.uk/club-time-trials-2020/. Could someone make this message board post sticky too?
by laurence_cooley
14 Dec 2019 10:42
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time Trials Courses 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: Time Trials Courses 2020

I think for the 50 championship, the prize is just awarded to the best performance on any open 50, isn't it? I don't think we've ever organised one, and while the Shirley 50 was designated as our club championship event for a while, that doesn't seem to be run any more.
by laurence_cooley
01 Dec 2019 19:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 3398

Re: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019

If I recall correctly, we did used to have someone co-ordinate the intro rides, who wasn't the club runs secretary (I think it was Paul Deane when I joined the club).
by laurence_cooley
27 Sep 2019 18:56
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 24466

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Thanks Stu. Balance paid. I'll be in touch about collection.
by laurence_cooley
17 Sep 2019 16:20
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club 50 mile TT Championship, 15th September 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: Club 50 mile TT Championship, 15th September 2019 - RESULTS

George wrote:
17 Sep 2019 11:36
That looks like a storming ride by Roger: Gary Bartram's 1996 club record finally falls!
Thanks for pointing that out, George. I've updated the records page: http://beaconrcc.org.uk/about/time-trial-club-records/.
by laurence_cooley
19 Aug 2019 15:20
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 24466

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Welcome to the club, Simon. Stuart does have some limited kit in stock, I think, so it might be worth dropping him a line via one of the channels listed in his signature above (I'd give it a few days though, as he's currently riding PBP).
by laurence_cooley
17 Jul 2019 21:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 107
Views: 32905

Re: New cafe suggestions

The club has been sent this message by the owner of a new café:
Hi there, we’re a new coffee shop in the heart of the Cotswolds ideal for your routes @dashwoodscoffee in Milton under Wychwood OX7 6JH we’d love to see you! Thank you.
by laurence_cooley
10 Jul 2019 15:40
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: New 150km Audax Route - What should we call it?
Replies: 10
Views: 2458

Re: New 150km Audax Route - What should we call it?

Philip Whiteman wrote:
10 Jul 2019 13:26
I have already mooted From Clee to Heaven (Beastly version); Mini-Kidderminster Killer or just Clee Killer.
My worry with these would be that there's scope for confusion between the new route and the existing ones. I don't really have a suggestion, but I'd go for something more distinct.
by laurence_cooley
09 Jun 2019 22:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th June
Replies: 15
Views: 4048

Re: Club Runs - 9th June

Thanks Ian - I enjoyed that. I'll bring better legs next time.
IanT wrote:
09 Jun 2019 13:33
Another fairly brisk ride, thanks to everyone for rotating the turns on the front.
And thanks to Matt, too. :wink:
by laurence_cooley
15 May 2019 09:16
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: STORAGE AT LAST!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1638

Re: STORAGE AT LAST!!!

Good news. Well done, Tim. There's a record of who has/had what in this thread: http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/message_board/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=7300 . It might not be up to date, but hopefully people listed there might remember who they passed things on to, even if they no longer have them themselves.
by laurence_cooley
13 May 2019 17:33
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: SSECCRRL Race 16th May 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 4663

Re: SSECCRRL Race 16th May 2019

laurence_cooley wrote:
24 Apr 2019 10:24
I'd like to help with this, but need a lift from Harborne. Anyone driving from that part of town?
I now have use of a car on Thursday, so no longer need a lift. See you all there.
by laurence_cooley
09 May 2019 08:24
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Beacon Club TT event dates 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 4695

Re: Beacon Club TT event dates 2019

Does anyone know how to make this post a sticky as it's relevant for the rest of the season? Since you're a moderator for this section, you should have a gavel icon at the bottom of the screen. If you click for the drop-down menu, the option is there. It already seems to be marked as an announcemen...
by laurence_cooley
07 May 2019 22:11
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kids races 060519 250719 270819
Replies: 12
Views: 2700

Re: Kids races 060519 250719 270819

Ade if you give me a heads up with dates then providing I'm in Birmingham and free I'll try to help with these events setting up or signing on. Don't want to do coaching or anything. I'm boycotting Facebook for political reasons. I've added dates for the upcoming events to http://beaconrcc.org.uk/a...
by laurence_cooley
24 Apr 2019 10:24
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: SSECCRRL Race 16th May 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 4663

Re: SSECCRRL Race 16th May 2019

I'd like to help with this, but need a lift from Harborne. Anyone driving from that part of town?
by laurence_cooley
18 Apr 2019 15:27
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: WRCC Dave Madeley Sportive
Replies: 0
Views: 799

WRCC Dave Madeley Sportive

Wolverhampton Racing Club, who we co-organise a round of the local road race league with, have been in touch with details of their upcoming sportive, which is priced more like an audax. See https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/201143/WRCC-Dave-Madeley-Sportive if you're interested in ent...
by laurence_cooley
18 Apr 2019 08:11
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 24466

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Thanks Stu. £33 paid by bank transfer.