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by laurence_cooley
29 Jun 2020 09:04
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Thicknal Lane
Replies: 2
Views: 142

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: 694

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: 1235

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: 431

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: 842

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: 773

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: 296

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: 517

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: 9232

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: 820

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: 652

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: 2744

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: 20289

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: 885

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: 20289

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: 29412

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: 2085

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: 3570

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: 1427

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: 4225

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: 4264

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: 2359

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: 4225

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: 717

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: 20289

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Thanks Stu. £33 paid by bank transfer.
by laurence_cooley
14 Apr 2019 16:00
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: WWCC Two Counties Road Race 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1657

Re: WWCC Two Counties Road Race 2019

I did this today (well, until I got dropped on Bromley Bank - it's a shame they didn't change it to the Bobbington course like they originally planned!). What happened to you, Jamie?
by laurence_cooley
30 Mar 2019 12:16
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: sat 30th march K37/6G 2laps WITH RESULTS
Replies: 7
Views: 1779

Re: sat 30th march K37/6G 2laps

I forgot to pass the message on in time for last week's TT, but Martin Davis asked if there was a way of noting whether riders are on road or TT bikes in the results?
by laurence_cooley
03 Mar 2019 21:45
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 84
Views: 18072

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

Adrian431 wrote:
03 Mar 2019 19:20
Hi Stuart we are looking to purchase some kit summer top and bib shorts for man and women, how do we do this?
Thank Adrian
There's an open order here, Adrian: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8859.
by laurence_cooley
03 Feb 2019 15:53
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 20289

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

1 x Men's L/S TENAX PRO Jersey, Thermal, in medium, please.
by laurence_cooley
23 Jan 2019 21:13
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: SSECCRRL Race 16th May 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 4225

Re: SSECCRRL Race 16th May 2019

You don't need to tell the league organisers that you'll help out, because if you enter the league then they'll already expect you to as it's a condition of entry that you help at your own club's round. It's then up to the organising clubs to arrange things on the night.
by laurence_cooley
23 Jan 2019 15:06
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: SSECCRRL Race 16th May 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 4225

Re: SSECCRRL Race 16th May 2019

Do you know if they are accepting entries as of yet? I can't see anything on the British cycling website (i know its early). I think entries to the league opened around late February last year. There are some details at http://www.sssccrrl.co.uk/enter/ and it mentions a link to the BC website, but ...
by laurence_cooley
17 Dec 2018 23:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 107
Views: 29412

Re: New cafe suggestions

I'm not sure if the club has ever used the Orangemabel café in Stratford (as opposed to the Alcester one), but in case anyone was thinking of using it, it's now a cat café: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats- ... n-15555740.
by laurence_cooley
07 Dec 2018 13:24
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 2018 AGM short report
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Re: 2018 AGM short report

Just to say a quick thanks from me too to everyone who turned up last night. It was certainly a much better attendance than last year, and I'm pleased that my fears that we were going to be left with a half-empty committee for the coming year turned out to be unfounded!
by laurence_cooley
01 Dec 2018 09:40
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout
Replies: 11
Views: 3160

Re: Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout

I rode through here heading towards the city for the first time since the changes this morning, and it was fine, but then it was early and there wasn't much traffic. I've never liked that roundabout much, but I can imagine it's worse now at busy times. They've done a similar thing at the pagoda roun...
by laurence_cooley
27 Nov 2018 12:08
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: SUNRISE AND SNOWDROP AUDAXES, 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

Re: SUNRISE AND SNOWDROP AUDAXES, 2019

Phil, I've done a quick update of the content at http://beaconrcc.org.uk/audaxes/sunrise ... p-express/. Could you check that everything is correct there (I presume that the route hasn't changed) and let me know if anything needs changing?
by laurence_cooley
13 Oct 2018 11:15
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Strava question
Replies: 20
Views: 4488

Re: Strava question

Andy Terry wrote:
12 Oct 2018 18:37
Would anyone notice or really care if we stopped giving kudos to each other?
Kudos to that idea!
by laurence_cooley
11 Oct 2018 12:47
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Resignation of the President
Replies: 13
Views: 3334

Re: Resignation of the President

As well as echoing what people have said above, I feel that I should also point out for those who might not be aware that for almost a year now, Dave has also been covering the post of club chairperson, because no one came forward to take that role at the last AGM. It would be great to fill the chai...
by laurence_cooley
08 Oct 2018 11:32
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: 2018 master's world championships, L.A.
Replies: 7
Views: 2110

Re: 2018 master's world championships, L.A.

Here's the coverage of the final (should start at the correct point, but if not then it's at 4:44:00 into the video): https://youtu.be/cfsBTM8JBpw?t=17045.
by laurence_cooley
06 Oct 2018 13:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 7th October
Replies: 23
Views: 4840

Re: Club runs - 7th October

Thanks, Pete. I've updated the Facebook page post accordingly. Carolyn Clegg has also offered to lead a C run - destination TBA.
by laurence_cooley
04 Oct 2018 11:40
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 2018 Beacon Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Replies: 8
Views: 2434

Re: 2018 Beacon Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Alberto Recchioni wrote:
01 Oct 2018 21:17
Hi,
Is there any veggy menu available ?
In the past, there's always been a vegetarian option for each course.
by laurence_cooley
01 Oct 2018 13:26
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Claims for Beacon Trophies 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

Re: Claims for Beacon Trophies 2018

GavPass wrote:
01 Oct 2018 12:04
Do we still have the criteria available for the awards? I remember seeing some information last year
Yes we do: http://beaconrcc.org.uk/wp-content/uplo ... ophies.pdf.
by laurence_cooley
08 Sep 2018 17:37
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 84
Views: 18072

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

I've ordered my jersey and bibs in medium.
by laurence_cooley
07 Sep 2018 18:16
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs
Replies: 54
Views: 13622

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

Is the HC on Sunday only open to club members? If it isn’t then how much for none beacon riders. Got a friend asking It's open to non-Beacon members too, for the same price (£3). Technically, I think you have to be a member of a CTT-affiliated club for insurance purposes, but there's some rule abou...
by laurence_cooley
06 Sep 2018 08:31
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 84
Views: 18072

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

George wrote:
05 Sep 2018 12:07
Has the ordering window now closed?
It should be open until Sunday, George.
by laurence_cooley
31 Aug 2018 18:33
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 84
Views: 18072

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

When I tried the Bodhi kit on before the last order, I found it to be similar in sizing to the old Giordana kit - and other brands' non-club kit that I own. I'm usually a medium and I'm going for medium with Bodhi.
by laurence_cooley
26 Aug 2018 20:23
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: 85 at 85.
Replies: 11
Views: 3260

Re: 85 at 85.

Happy birthday, Oscar! I hope you're now beginning the training for 90 at 90.
by laurence_cooley
23 Aug 2018 09:17
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 84
Views: 18072

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

How do I access the page to look at the kit! Can’t remeber what fit I want. :) Details of the three fits are available here , although I assumed that Stuart was planning to keep the order to one of those to keep it simple (not sure which one though, because the prices above are cheaper than the pre...
by laurence_cooley
21 Aug 2018 16:13
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cinema - A Race to the End, Time Trial
Replies: 9
Views: 2907

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

I'll join you for dinner please, Chris.