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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: 522

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: 2
Views: 130

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: 780

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: 279

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: 10
Views: 703

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: 621

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: 637

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: 685

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: 685

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: 790

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: 939

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: 354

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: 312

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: 629

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: 312

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: 1393

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: 482

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: 859

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: 859

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: 444

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: 859

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: 1022

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: 695

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: 695

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: 1022

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: 1022

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: 1637

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: 1959

Re: New Kit Order Poll

by laurence_cooley
18 Aug 2020 13:53
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Beacon memorabilia
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

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: 511

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: 511

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: 24
Views: 7771

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: 515

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: 515

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: 1959

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: 991

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: 898

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: 958

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: 1040

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: 26
Views: 4952

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: 2
Views: 1148

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: 1793

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: 1322

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: 544

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: 953

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: 10172

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: 1321

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?