Search found 721 matches

by laurence_cooley
21 Aug 2018 16:13
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cinema - A Race to the End, Time Trial
Replies: 7
Views: 132

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

I'll join you for dinner please, Chris.
by laurence_cooley
11 Aug 2018 11:49
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs
Replies: 32
Views: 1837

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

JessRJ wrote:
11 Aug 2018 10:42
Is that the same day as Beacon CX round?
It seems so. I think Redditch set the date for the CX, so it's hard to avoid clashes, but it might make it a bit difficult when it comes to having enough volunteers for both events.
by laurence_cooley
08 Aug 2018 21:38
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cinema - A Race to the End, Time Trial
Replies: 7
Views: 132

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

I got a ticket for the 5th too. I accidentally paid for a senior ticket (thinking it was a bike race, obviously, before realising that meant 60/65+), so if anyone needs a senior ticket and wants to buy me a regular adult one, let me know!
by laurence_cooley
06 Aug 2018 11:03
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cinema - A Race to the End, Time Trial
Replies: 7
Views: 132

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

I need to check my diary, but hope to join you.
by laurence_cooley
31 Jul 2018 11:36
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 27
Views: 885

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

Hi, I’m a new club member wondering if I missed this kit order? If not does anyone know the prices I can’t see a price list and as the comments in this thread mentioned, the link doesn’t seem to work. Thanks, Neil. I don't think it's too late, but Stu is currently doing the Transcontinental Race, s...
by laurence_cooley
29 Jul 2018 22:06
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cycling in Croatia (Split)?
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Cycling in Croatia (Split)?

Apart from a bit of friendly bartering over accommodation prices (which is only if you try to find somewhere on arrival, in any case), I can't say I recognise Les's experience myself, and have found people to be very generous hosts all over former Yugoslavia. I certainly didn't meet anyone on the Cr...
by laurence_cooley
28 Jul 2018 21:03
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cycling in Croatia (Split)?
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Cycling in Croatia (Split)?

I've not cycled in Croatia, but I spent three or four months there a decade ago, and the roads didn't strike me as particularly dangerous. I can't remember seeing many cyclists about then, but it seems to be an increasingly popular touring destination now. My concern in Dalmatia would be that the co...
by laurence_cooley
24 Jul 2018 10:30
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: New Club 25 record (VET)
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: New Club 25 record (VET)

Well done, Simon. I've updated the records page: http://beaconrcc.org.uk/about/time-trial-club-records/.
by laurence_cooley
19 Jul 2018 12:48
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July
Replies: 23
Views: 1002

Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Hi Can I just confirm that this stil going on tonight and we are still required? ive just checked on the british cycling website and it doesn metion us at all in the club listings. thanks I've not heard otherwise, so I presume it's on. We're the supporting club rather than the organising one, so th...
by laurence_cooley
15 Jul 2018 10:26
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Road/circuit race reports 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 415

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) Most of the existing 3rd cats seem to have either got promoted to 2nd cat or retired, though! The best thing about finally getting the points is that I can ...
by laurence_cooley
14 Jul 2018 21:02
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Road/circuit race reports 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: Road/circuit race reports 2018

I'm away for the remaining rounds of the league, unfortunately. There are a couple of 3/4 road races in the East Midlands, which I might travel for, and Royal Leamington Spa are organising one in early September, although I think I might be away with work for that as well. :-( There's another race a...
by laurence_cooley
14 Jul 2018 20:29
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Road/circuit race reports 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: Road/circuit race reports 2018

You'll get that 3rd cat in no time! A couple of OK results at Curborough and 8th at MK Bowl two weeks ago left my needing just two points, which I narrowly missed out on last week, but I made sure with 5th place there this week. About time, too. I'm having a bit of a break now before hopefully doin...
by laurence_cooley
13 Jul 2018 08:31
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 27
Views: 885

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

jdtate101 wrote:
13 Jul 2018 08:12
Can I have a XL Jersey in (Red Eye) the Black CX colours.
As far as I know, the black design hasn't been set up with Bodhi.
by laurence_cooley
12 Jul 2018 20:21
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 27
Views: 885

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

Medium shorts please, Stu, and I'll take a medium jersey while we're at it, too.
by laurence_cooley
07 Jul 2018 17:50
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Mavic Road Pro shoes
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Mavic Road Pro shoes

I'm selling a pair of white Mavic Road Pro shoes in size 43 1/3 (UK 9). I bought these a while back as summer shoes, but after one outdoor and one turbo ride, decided that they were slightly too small for me. They're like new and even still have the tags. I can't remember exactly how much I paid for...
by laurence_cooley
04 Jul 2018 15:22
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 27
Views: 885

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

I'd like some shorts if this happens.
by laurence_cooley
25 Jun 2018 13:33
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Road/circuit race reports 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: Road/circuit race reports 2018

We seem to have got out of the habit of reporting race results, but in the meantime John and Gavin have both made it to 2nd cat, which, having seen them race a few times this year, is very well deserved in both cases. After a few near misses and another crash at MK Bowl, I got 9th there a couple of ...
by laurence_cooley
20 Jun 2018 07:53
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Beacon RCC Track Champs 2018 June 23rd
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: Beacon RCC Track Champs 2018 June 23rd

Yes, there's no pre-entry system, so you can just turn up on the day (although I know Adrian would like to get an idea of numbers in advance, so posting here is good).
by laurence_cooley
18 Jun 2018 10:12
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Janet Kelly 10 mile TT Sun 17 June 8.00 -11.00
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: Janet Kelly 10 mile TT Sun 17 June 8.00 -11.00

laurence_cooley wrote:
18 Jun 2018 09:37
Are the provisional results available, so that I can post them on the website?
Ignore that - I've just seen that the confirmed results have already been published on the CTT website. Although do we have the full category results too?
by laurence_cooley
18 Jun 2018 09:37
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Janet Kelly 10 mile TT Sun 17 June 8.00 -11.00
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: Janet Kelly 10 mile TT Sun 17 June 8.00 -11.00

Well done to everyone involved yesterday. Are the provisional results available, so that I can post them on the website?
by laurence_cooley
11 Jun 2018 07:47
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: New Club Record
Replies: 18
Views: 659

Re: New Club Record

I've removed the duplicate entry of Ruth's record, leaving the vets one in place. If anyone wants to construct overall and/or more differentiated vets record tables, I'd be happy to add them.
by laurence_cooley
08 Jun 2018 09:01
Forum: Cycling Commercials
Topic: Global Cycling Camps
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Global Cycling Camps

Message from Mark Colbourne (2012 Paralympic Games gold medallist): I am contacting all UK based Cycling Clubs to personally introduce to them my exclusive cycling camps which kick off in Portugal and Spain in Spring 2019. I have set up these warm weather camps to share my extensive experience with ...
by laurence_cooley
04 Jun 2018 15:16
Forum: Cycling Commercials
Topic: WRCC Cycle Sportive 40 and 75 (formerly Barrie Williams), 22 July 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 78

WRCC Cycle Sportive 40 and 75 (formerly Barrie Williams), 22 July 2018

Wolverhampton Racing Club have been in touch with details of their 40 and 75-mile sportives, which take place on 22 July starting in Pattingham, Staffordshire. Full details here: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/event ... e-Sportive.
by laurence_cooley
29 May 2018 20:54
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Important: New LMTT organiser sought from 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Important: New LMTT organiser sought from 2020

After discussion at the last committee meeting, Dave has asked me to post the following about the LMTT. If anyone is interested in taking this on, or would just like to find out more about what the role entails, please contact Dave at the address below. LITTLE MOUNTAIN TIME TRIAL ORGANISER SUCCESSIO...
by laurence_cooley
27 May 2018 21:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 27th May
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: Club runs - 27th May

To be fair, Towcester in the rain did sound dangerous. :lol: #pronunciationjokes

I was out early and saw John Hitchcock near Earlswood as I was making my way home. I thought at the time that he might be trying to meet up with the Warwick group.
by laurence_cooley
27 May 2018 21:28
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: New Club Record
Replies: 18
Views: 659

Re: New Club Record

"Ruth Eyles 12/07/2009 RTTC Championship 4:04:01" appears both under Senior (18-39) Women and under Veteran (40+) Women. I don't know how old Ruth was when she did that fantastic ride, but it has to be in one category or the other, surely? Given that she's credited with a vets' 10-mile record the m...
by laurence_cooley
27 May 2018 20:02
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: New Club Record
Replies: 18
Views: 659

Re: New Club Record

JessRJ wrote:
27 May 2018 19:46
Thanks Laurence :) could you please put my 100mile record on there as well when you have a minute - 3.59.27 in this event: https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-results/15834

Thanks!
Done!
by laurence_cooley
27 May 2018 19:28
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: New Club Record
Replies: 18
Views: 659

Re: New Club Record

I've now created a page for the club records: http://beaconrcc.org.uk/about/time-trial-club-records/ . Sorry that it took a while, but my initial attempt to just copy and paste everything from the old category pages didn't work very well, so I had to re-do most of it from scratch. Any problems, let ...
by laurence_cooley
22 May 2018 08:52
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Janet Kelly 10 mile TT Sun 17 June 8.00 -11.00
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: Janet Kelly 10 mile TT Sun 17 June 8.00 -11.00

Can you put me down for pushing off, Dave??
by laurence_cooley
20 May 2018 21:50
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Garmin advice
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Garmin advice

Simon Woodward wrote:
20 May 2018 21:03
I was surprised to find that some Garmins don't have mapping and those that do you have to purchase the maps. Is that really correct?
I've never had one with full mapping, but I think people tend to download and use free OpenStreetMap maps rather than pay for the Garmin ones.
by laurence_cooley
18 May 2018 16:33
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Garmin advice
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Garmin advice

I think you will be very lucky to get 10 hrs on a single charge from any Garmin Edge, other than perhaps the very latest models, if you are using them for anything other than just recording a gps trace of your ride. I managed to get to Weston and back on a single charge of a 500, with the backlight...
by laurence_cooley
18 May 2018 13:45
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Dudley Grand Prix
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Dudley Grand Prix

I would have been interested if I had more experience riding the track. It sounded like a good event last year.
by laurence_cooley
08 May 2018 11:11
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club kit order - deadline 31 March
Replies: 26
Views: 1450

Re: Club kit order - deadline 31 March

It was supposed to be six weeks from the closing of the order, which would be by this coming weekend, but Dave Cole should know more as I think he has been dealing with Bodhi.
by laurence_cooley
07 May 2018 19:47
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: New Club Record
Replies: 18
Views: 659

Re: New Club Record

Well done, Simon. About the website, I mentioned to Steve and Robin a few weeks ago that I would have a go at trying to create a page for the club records but it slipped off my radar, so I'll try to do that soon.
by laurence_cooley
15 Apr 2018 20:48
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Little mountain Time Trial
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Little mountain Time Trial

Details of the category winners here: http://beaconrcc.org.uk/lmtt/prizes.html.
by laurence_cooley
10 Apr 2018 10:15
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 15th April LMTT 10 marshals needed
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: 15th April LMTT 10 marshals needed

Philip Whiteman wrote:
09 Apr 2018 07:59
I have already offered as a car park marshal. Just let me know what time I need to arrive?
Dave is away at the moment and only has e-mail access, but I asked and he replied "Can you ask him to meet John Hitchcock in the car park at 6:30 am?".
by laurence_cooley
08 Apr 2018 22:05
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 15th April LMTT 10 marshals needed
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: 15th April LMTT 10 marshals needed

Dave is still looking for another three to five marshals for next Sunday, if anyone is available to help.
by laurence_cooley
29 Mar 2018 17:00
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Anyone have a powertap g3 wheel?
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Anyone have a powertap g3 wheel?

Yep, and as it happens I currently have a spare Powercap because when it last went in for a service, they told me that the connection had some corrosion on it. I bought a new one but the old one hasn't failed yet, so you're welcome to borrow it.
by laurence_cooley
25 Mar 2018 19:22
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club kit order - deadline 31 March
Replies: 26
Views: 1450

Re: Club kit order - deadline 31 March

Some of the post has become garbled in the upgrade to the message board, but it looks from this post that FRC jerseys were £68.40. I don't disagree about the need to ask members for their views, although it had been quite a long time since the last kit order and some people (particularly those of us...
by laurence_cooley
25 Mar 2018 12:01
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club kit order - deadline 31 March
Replies: 26
Views: 1450

Re: Club kit order - deadline 31 March

Just a few more thoughts that occurred to me while chatting to Gavin and John about kit today: While I think it's disappointing that we can't place individual orders whenever we want, as was initially anticipated, the fact that Bodhi take the payments does reduce the amount of admin that the treasur...
by laurence_cooley
24 Mar 2018 17:24
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club kit order - deadline 31 March
Replies: 26
Views: 1450

Re: Club kit order - deadline 31 March

I was initially sceptical about switching to Bodhi, as I like the Giordana kit, but in the end the possibility of placing individual orders online sold it to me. So I agree that it's a bit disappointing that we can't actually place one-off orders. My sense from talking to people at the kit evening w...
by laurence_cooley
23 Mar 2018 19:22
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July
Replies: 23
Views: 1002

Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Riders who enter the league have to help out at their club's event as a condition of entry, so that should give you a few people to start with (I'm not sure who/how many people have entered this year). The advantage of the Enville course is that it's within riding distance of Birmingham. Riding out ...
by laurence_cooley
21 Mar 2018 19:23
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club kit order - deadline 31 March
Replies: 26
Views: 1450

Club kit order - deadline 31 March

For those of you who weren't able to make the kit evening last night, or who were there but didn't place orders, here is the link to order online: http://www.bodhicycling.cc/en/team/beacon . So as to get the best prices, individual orders will be grouped together into a bulk order. The Bodhi club sh...
by laurence_cooley
20 Mar 2018 19:58
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Little Mountain Time Trial 15th April
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Re: Beacon Little Mountain Time Trial 15th April

Just to confirm that I can make it.
by laurence_cooley
20 Mar 2018 14:30
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kit evening, Rowheath Pavilion, 20:00, 20th March
Replies: 17
Views: 1030

Re: Kit evening, Rowheath Pavilion, 20:00, 20th March

A little concerned that the web address given by the salesman at the committee meeting as where we could view our kit https://www.bodhicycling.com/en/beacon Returns an error, page not found. I am hoping the salesman just gave an incorrect address. Could this be checked before the meeting? Apparentl...
by laurence_cooley
20 Mar 2018 10:29
Forum: Cycling Commercials
Topic: Cycling research volunteers
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Cycling research volunteers

neilo wrote:
19 Mar 2018 21:30
Hiya Dave, did Josh attach the poster with his details?
Dave forwarded the e-mail to me, so I've put the attachment online here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bom6ema0lk1zl ... r.pdf?dl=0.