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by laurence_cooley
17 Oct 2021 17:06
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Origin of the Snowdrop Audax
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Origin of the Snowdrop Audax

Were they organised as Beacon events from the start? Early versions of the audax page on the website (early 2000s) make it sound like the summer audaxes were the only ones the club ran at that point: https://web.archive.org/web/20021213115 ... /Audax.htm.
by laurence_cooley
15 Oct 2021 11:31
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club 10 Championship results
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Club 10 Championship results

I'm posting these results from this year's Club 10 on the K33/10S on 23 June for record-keeping purposes, as they didn't seem to be on the message board. NB that this was the event that was run a bit shorter than the full course. Roger Cutler Beacon RCC 20:04 Ed Moss Beacon RCC 20:58 Damo Littlewood...
by laurence_cooley
04 Oct 2021 20:41
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Person of the Year 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Club Person of the Year 2021

George, do you have a record of recent winners? I don't know if people can be Club Person of the Year more than once, but even presuming they can, having an idea of who has and hasn't been awarded the title before would be useful in thinking through who I might nominate.
by laurence_cooley
03 Oct 2021 18:36
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club Hill Climb Championship: 12 September 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Club Hill Climb Championship: 12 September 2021

Simon Dighton wrote:
03 Oct 2021 17:54
Hi

Any chance of knowing who the Beacon members are on attached - I can then finalise Handicap results.
Best, Simon
Done - according to the information I have from Andy.
by laurence_cooley
29 Sep 2021 16:53
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club Hill Climb Championship: 12 September 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Club Hill Climb Championship: 12 September 2021

I just realised that the results for this weren't posted on the message board, so here they are for completeness: Cameron Biddle 02:52 Tim Podlogar 02:59 David Fellows 02:59 Ricki Ellison 03:03 Jeremy Maclean 03:37 Robert Lynam 03:41 Charlie Whelan 03:58 Anthony Featherstone 03:59 (CM) Frederic Lacr...
by laurence_cooley
25 Sep 2021 08:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: B ride to Long Marston Sunday 26th September 9am Black Horse
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: B ride to Long Marston Sunday 26th September 9am Black Horse

Just FYI that it looks like you've added the wrong Phil to the rider list.
by laurence_cooley
12 Sep 2021 21:36
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: BEACON TO HOST CROSS EVENT 2021/2 SEASON
Replies: 19
Views: 1595

Re: BEACON TO HOST CROSS EVENT 2021/2 SEASON

Hels147 wrote:
12 Sep 2021 20:59
Are we still hosting an event?
The last I heard, Ade had encountered some problems with the proposed course.
by laurence_cooley
10 Sep 2021 09:15
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club Hill Climb Championship: 12 September 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Club Hill Climb Championship: 12 September 2021

PaoloC wrote:
09 Sep 2021 17:02
Sign up at the top like last year or at the bottom?
I've checked with Gemma and she says sign-on will be at the top of the hill.
by laurence_cooley
08 Sep 2021 11:33
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: HELP NEEDED 12th & or 13th
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: HELP NEEDED 12th & or 13th

I could help on Sunday evening but I'm not sure how useful I'd be without a car. Let me know if you do want my help.
by laurence_cooley
07 Sep 2021 09:21
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club Hill Climb Championship: 12 September 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Club Hill Climb Championship: 12 September 2021

A reminder that the 2021 Hill Climb Championship is coming up this Sunday, starting at 11:00 at the bottom of Winwood Heath Road. If you want to race, please enter online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/club-tim ... 0647290833.
by laurence_cooley
29 Aug 2021 22:42
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: KIT SHOP NOW OPEN for winter gear
Replies: 24
Views: 3477

Re: WINTER KIT ORDER

Great news! Really happy that the 75 anniversary jerseys are available since I missed out previously. I only need to know if the fit is “race” or “regular” so I know whether to order a large or a medium. Thanks Neil :D I cited your case when we were debating whether to make them available again thi...
by laurence_cooley
18 Aug 2021 21:15
Forum: For Sale
Topic: MTB - free to a good home
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: MTB - free to a good home

I'm sorry to hear that Oscar has had to give up riding, but pleased his MTB found a good home at least.

Press cutting of Oscar in action from the archives:

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by laurence_cooley
09 Aug 2021 22:01
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Martin Osman's funeral arrangements: 11 August 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 184

Martin Osman's funeral arrangements: 11 August 2021

As many of you will know, the rider who lost his life in our club time trial last month was CC Giro's Martin Osman. Martin's funeral is taking place on Wednesday 11 August, with a procession leaving the Christian Life Centre in Selly Oak at 11:10 for Lodge Hill Crematorium and then back to the Chris...
by laurence_cooley
09 Aug 2021 18:03
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: STI conversion.
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: STI conversion.

That sounds like a good deal and having the 32t option will see you up any hill you're likely to encounter on a Beacon club run. Have fun!
by laurence_cooley
08 Aug 2021 21:31
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: STI conversion.
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: STI conversion.

I think you can buy cable stops that convert frames designed for downtube shifters to allow them to be fitted with STI groupsets, but once the cost of the conversion is factored in, it might work out better value to just buy a second-hand bike with STI shifters to begin with (especially because Barr...
by laurence_cooley
05 Aug 2021 20:18
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Help needed: Phil Robbins' photo archive
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Help needed: Phil Robbins' photo archive

Thanks, both - that's great. I had the feeling (from the style of the café, I think) that photo 19 might have been on the coast somewhere, so it's interesting to hear it's the Isle of Man. 16 has me intrigued, so any guesses where that is or what event it could be would be welcome! Could it be the 1...
by laurence_cooley
03 Aug 2021 11:51
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Help needed: Phil Robbins' photo archive
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Help needed: Phil Robbins' photo archive

The club has been sent some scanned photos by Celia Robbins, whose father, Philip Charles Robbins, was an early member of the Beacon. I've uploaded all of them to the website and displayed them here, in the hope that some older members might be able to help identify people in them or where and when ...
by laurence_cooley
27 Jul 2021 21:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Hughie Maguire Route Wednesday Rides 21st & 28th
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Hughie Maguire Route Wednesday Rides 21st & 28th

AdeR wrote:
27 Jul 2021 09:39
Any more takers for tomorrow (28th)?
I can't get out of work tomorrow, Ade, but thanks for the ride last week (and for towing me a bit in that heat!) - it's a great route.
by laurence_cooley
20 Jul 2021 15:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Hughie Maguire Route Wednesday Rides 21st & 28th
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Hughie Maguire Route Wednesday Rides 21st & 28th

I'll join you tomorrow. See you at 9:25.
by laurence_cooley
17 Jul 2021 12:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: B Run - Sunday 18th July - Snitterfield
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: B Run - Sunday 18th July - Snitterfield

I'll join you for this, please.
by laurence_cooley
06 Jul 2021 12:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: TUESDAY 6TH CLUB RUNS
Replies: 18
Views: 886

Re: TUESDAY 6TH CLUB RUNS

jbendle wrote:
06 Jul 2021 12:21
Hi - can anyone send me a link to the route (on Ride with GPS etc).

cheers,

james
I think this is the current route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35964870.
by laurence_cooley
28 Jun 2021 18:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Tri-bars on club runs discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Tri-bars on club runs discussion

Cedric, I’m sorry that you are not riding with us. You've only got yourself to thank for this :evil: Cédric, presuming this is about use of tri-bars, I don't think it's fair to blame Si for pointing out that they're unsafe on club rides. As far as I know, it's standard practice for clubs to ban use...
by laurence_cooley
15 Jun 2021 19:02
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Summer solstice drinks at the Swan, 20 June
Replies: 0
Views: 306

Summer solstice drinks at the Swan, 20 June

Tony Web has asked me to alert you to the fact that the summer solstice 2021 drinks (replacement for the Christmas 2020 drinks) are taking place this Sunday at the Swan: http://beaconrcc.org.uk/summer-solstice ... y-corbett/.
by laurence_cooley
04 Jun 2021 10:59
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: TT results 2nd June k36/4.5x2
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: TT results 2nd June k36/4.5x2

Sorry Simon, but Jason Hogg thought his time looked wrong and Dave Cole has checked it and confirmed that it should be 23:26. Are you able to revise the handicap calculations?
by laurence_cooley
31 May 2021 10:04
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Closed Road Time Trial, 28th May, the NEC
Replies: 16
Views: 1477

Re: Closed Road Time Trial, 28th May, the NEC

Great work, Ian. Links to the results and some photos are now available at http://beaconrcc.org.uk/racing/nec-clos ... pen-10-tt/.
by laurence_cooley
24 May 2021 12:04
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Closed Road Time Trial, 28th May, the NEC
Replies: 16
Views: 1477

Re: Closed Road Time Trial, 28th May, the NEC

Just to confirm that I'm available to help out on Friday, Ian.
by laurence_cooley
12 May 2021 10:55
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Supporters required for the Kidderminster Killer please - 24th July
Replies: 20
Views: 1137

Re: Supporters required for the Kidderminster Killer please - 24th July

I should be able to help that day. I'm easy about the time so put me down for whenever you most need help (although I'd prefer to be able to ride home before it gets dark).
by laurence_cooley
06 May 2021 19:41
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: BEACON ROADS CYCLING CLUB TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: BEACON ROADS CYCLING CLUB TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021

More details and registration for this year's track championships are now available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beacon-r ... 1364028885. If you need to borrow a track bike, there's an add-on option as part of the registration process.
by laurence_cooley
27 Apr 2021 14:41
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Beacon 75th anniversary
Replies: 10
Views: 717

Re: Beacon 75th anniversary

There are also plans for an anniversary Weston run . I fear I may have left it a bit late to start training for that, but I have vague plans for a feature on the website, using some digitised archive materials. It would also be good to speak to some older or former members to get some memories of th...
by laurence_cooley
06 Apr 2021 21:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A run 11/4/21 kinlet cabin 8.45 departure FULL
Replies: 21
Views: 1238

Re: A run 11/4/21 kinlet cabin

Ant & jumbo not sure of your names but we can do some Social distanced intros at the BH Sunday. FYI: If you're on the desktop version of the site, people's full names (if they've set them) appear on the right-hand side of the screen. On the mobile view, you can click their usernames and it takes yo...
by laurence_cooley
06 Apr 2021 10:26
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: KIDDERMINSTER KILLER 2021 - 24th July
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: KIDDERMINSTER KILLER 2021

I made a news item about this year's audaxes for the front page of the website last week, so have updated that with this information. I also updated the audax pages at the same time, so those should all be up-to-date now.
by laurence_cooley
31 Mar 2021 16:08
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 2021 club TT Events
Replies: 9
Views: 1251

Re: 2021 club TT Events

PaoloC wrote:
31 Mar 2021 14:49
I did sign up,

but I don't know where the start is or what time you can collect your number
Look out for an e-mail tomorrow with instructions!
by laurence_cooley
05 Mar 2021 10:40
Forum: Cycling Commercials
Topic: Birmingham Bike Foundry custom bike survey and prize draw
Replies: 0
Views: 745

Birmingham Bike Foundry custom bike survey and prize draw

A message from Birmingham Bike Foundry in Stirchley: At Birmingham Bike Foundry in Stirchley we are working with Vulcan Bicycle Works to add custom handmade all-road / gravel bikes to our current offering of professional repairs, handbuilt wheels, parts and second hand bikes. Birmingham has a great ...
by laurence_cooley
02 Feb 2021 20:25
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: BEACON TO HOST CROSS EVENT 2021/2 SEASON
Replies: 19
Views: 1595

Re: BEACON TO HOST CROSS EVENT 2021/2 SEASON

I should be able to help out too.
by laurence_cooley
19 Dec 2020 20:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL- Sunday 20 December 08:45 Approx 52 miles 'non stop' at ~14-15 mph (B ish)
Replies: 11
Views: 1098

Re: RIDE FULL- Sunday 20 December 08:45 Approx 52 miles 'non stop' at ~14-15 mph (B ish)

According to the BC guidance (see "Can my group ride pass through other areas in different tiers?"): We know that many of you will often begin your ride in one area and cross into others as part of your normal routes, and this is vital to helping individuals to stay active and access quieter roads a...
by laurence_cooley
12 Dec 2020 14:07
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 2021 Little Mountain Time Trial
Replies: 3
Views: 919

2021 Little Mountain Time Trial

Little Mountain Time Trial 2021 Sunday 25 April 2021 The Beacon RCC's flagship time trial event is back and in 2021 will be staged on the K22/39 course for the first time in 5 years, with the event headquarters reverting to Great Witley Village Hall. The Little Mountain Time Trial will again be par...
by laurence_cooley
11 Dec 2020 18:56
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: THURSDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2020 AT 7PM - VIRTUAL AGM AND AWARDS NIGHT
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: THURSDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2020 AT 7PM - VIRTUAL AGM AND AWARDS NIGHT

Fenella wrote:
10 Dec 2020 19:21
I'm a fully paid up member but didn't get an email. Can someone send me the link please.
Sorry, Fenella - if I'd seen this last night I'd have shared the link. I'll ask Andy to check why you didn't get an e-mail.
by laurence_cooley
07 Dec 2020 15:58
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: THURSDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2020 AT 7PM - VIRTUAL AGM AND AWARDS NIGHT
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: THURSDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2020 AT 7PM - VIRTUAL AGM AND AWARDS NIGHT

Hi Where can I return trophies to? Got three. Can drop them round to Dave Cox's, Dave Cole's or Ade's? Got a bit of coaching kit if club wants it back too? Thanks Tim Neil Orchard is probably best placed to take the trophies, but I'm sure Dave Cole would be happy to look after them if that's easier.
by laurence_cooley
06 Dec 2020 15:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: B Run Burst - 45 miles Sun 6th December 08:30
Replies: 15
Views: 1347

Re: B Run Burst - 45 miles Sun 6th December 08:30

Glad to hear you're OK, Richard. It's lucky that happened on a club run rather than a solo ride!
by laurence_cooley
19 Nov 2020 16:03
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Old style Beacon Tops.
Replies: 8
Views: 1409

Re: Old style Beacon Tops.

They were produced by Impsports and the tops fitted very well but the shorts, well all can do is :roll: The Impsport ones wouldn't have been wool though, would they? I presumed Charlie's were more like these (although they look more like velour): http://beaconrcc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/1...
by laurence_cooley
08 Nov 2020 10:04
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: *KIT COLLECTION 2.0*
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: *KIT COLLECTION 2.0*

Yosser wrote:
08 Nov 2020 08:48
Stuart you never fail to amaze me. I have no kit on order but chapeau for the service.
I came here to write "thank you for your service" too. We must have been watching lots of American news recently, for some reason.
by laurence_cooley
03 Nov 2020 08:48
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Floodlit Coaching 4th November 6:15
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Floodlit Coaching 4th November 6:15

Sadly, this event has had to be cancelled on the advice of British Cycling. Refunds have been issued.
by laurence_cooley
01 Nov 2020 20:19
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: CLAIMS AND NOMINATIONS FOR CLUB TROPHIES
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: CLAIMS AND NOMINATIONS FOR CLUB TROPHIES

Whilst I appreciate that it is ideal to maintain normality during current times, I am struggling to see the logic of awards this year. In many instances, there is no level playing field and a lack of events within which candidates can attract sufficient credit to be awarded a trophy. For what it is...
by laurence_cooley
28 Oct 2020 15:25
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Floodlit Coaching 4th November 6:15
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Floodlit Coaching 4th November 6:15

If anyone can help spread the word about this event, bookings can be made at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beacon-academy-floodlit-off-road-training-sesssion-tickets-127030039267 , and there are social media posts here: https://twitter.com/BeaconRCC/status/1321378734612582400 and https://www.facebo...
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: 18
Views: 2130

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: 695

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...