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by Si_Walker
13 Jul 2019 15:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 14th July
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Club Runs - 14th July

Rob, can you post a route for the B ride please?
by Si_Walker
20 May 2019 12:42
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Track bike to commuter.....
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: Track bike to commuter.....

I use a single speed with a freewheel hub. Myself, I'm not happy using it as fixed in the traffic, although the wheel has a flip flop hub. The advice on choosing the correct size sprocket is important though and you need to consider the gradient of hills you are likely to encounter in that decision.
by Si_Walker
14 May 2019 08:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 19th May
Replies: 25
Views: 1444

Re: Club Runs - 19th June

It is the Worcester marathon this Sunday (19th), 09:30 start, the route is here if you plan on going out that way and wish to avoid the runners.
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/399740
by Si_Walker
09 May 2019 21:37
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 139
Views: 22208

Re: A great read

Some interesting short reads and vids on cycling from the Boneshaker mag

https://boneshakermag.com/features/

and a few podcasts here.
https://boneshakermag.com/podcasts/epis ... sign-life/

and here
https://boneshakermag.com/blog/
by Si_Walker
12 Apr 2019 07:14
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Danny MacAskill - Riding the Ridge
Replies: 1
Views: 436

Danny MacAskill - Riding the Ridge

Worth a watch
Danny MacAskill - Riding the Ridge
A documentary of him making a short film on the Cuillin Mountains on Skye
Catch it on the BBC iplayer

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b ... -the-ridge
by Si_Walker
06 Apr 2019 21:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: NO CLUBS RUNS ON 7TH APRIL
Replies: 9
Views: 963

Re: NO CLUBS RUNS ON 7TH APRIL

*...) In the spirit of current parliamentary fashion. I again submit a request for points on a point of order as the original motion was mis-attributed. :D :shock: :D :shock:
by Si_Walker
31 Mar 2019 16:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st March
Replies: 22
Views: 1723

Re: Club runs - 31st March

On the Midlander 100 audax were
Alan Weaver
Simon Turner
Si Walker
Kevin Frobisher
We arrived at the Evesham Cafe at the same time as the C ride, so can we have the club points please :D :shock: :D :shock:
by Si_Walker
24 Mar 2019 14:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 24th March
Replies: 16
Views: 1650

Re: Club Runs - 24th March

The C ride went to Worcester Country park on a lovely sunny spring day. Sitting outside in the sunshine for coffee was very pleasant. It was a steady pace of approx 13.5 mph over a distance of about 50 miles. Joanne Congerton Claire Fudge Wayne Gibbs Cedric Gioan Colin Hall Gareth Lawerence (1st rid...
by Si_Walker
17 Mar 2019 14:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th March
Replies: 10
Views: 1257

Re: Club Runs - 17th March

Today's B riders went to Charlecote Garden Centre, it was a lovely ride out in the sunshine and with a tail wind, but completely the opposite on the return leg. A strong headwind was with us throughout and a fierce hailstorm was encountered at Lowsonford which necessitated taking shelter for 10 minu...
by Si_Walker
03 Mar 2019 13:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd March
Replies: 26
Views: 2278

Re: Club runs - 3rd March

The B (more than C) ride went to the Jinney Ring on a very wet and cool day.
The aqua riders were as follows:

Finbarr Costigan
Phil Gameson
Wayne Gibbs
Noel O'Dwyer
Si Walker (Leading - ought to be Captain considering the amount of water)
Vince Tennant

Brett Henshaw was also at the Black Horse.
by Si_Walker
18 Feb 2019 11:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 24th February
Replies: 11
Views: 1411

Re: Club Runs - 24th February

rdleaper wrote:
18 Feb 2019 08:03
Only because the 11th rider on the B didn't put his name down!
I think it was James Bendle? who did not sign the register.
by Si_Walker
17 Feb 2019 14:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th February
Replies: 19
Views: 2111

Re: Club Runs - 17th February

The B riders to Harvington were as follows; (there are a couple of riders who did not sign the the register, please post to add to the list). Finbar Cositgan Claire Fudge Graham Gamblin Brett Henshaw Richard Leaper Andy McGrath Alex Rybinski Lee Spires Alan Weaver Si Walker (leading) James ?? Three ...
by Si_Walker
15 Feb 2019 19:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th February
Replies: 19
Views: 2111

Re: Club Runs - 17th February

I will lead The B ride to Harvington Farm shop, approx 54 miles out via Barnt Green and Tardibigge, Inkberrow and Rous Lench. Return via Temple Grafton, Spernal, Portway. Speed will be approx 15mph.
The route is here;
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29333257
by Si_Walker
10 Feb 2019 21:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 10th February
Replies: 7
Views: 1159

Re: Club Runs - 10th February

Thanks George for leading, the conditions were rather extraordinary given that we must have ridden though several floods and a small river.
by Si_Walker
27 Jan 2019 14:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 27th January
Replies: 28
Views: 2849

Re: Club Runs - 27th January

The B ride went Warwick, on a very blustery day. No incidents other than one **flat**. An average speed of about 14 mph was on the account of a strong headwind making it somewhat slower than usual (that's my excuse anyhow!) Today's Windy Millers were: Claire Fudge Brett Henshaw Richard Leaper David ...
by Si_Walker
25 Jan 2019 14:17
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Islabike article
Replies: 1
Views: 643

Islabike article

As captioned, for interest, particularly if you are 65+

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... -pedalling
by Si_Walker
05 Dec 2018 19:59
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout
Replies: 11
Views: 1306

Re: Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout

I agree with the views of other contributors. Ive ridden that section and agree it is particularly hazardous, the cyclist being directed into a lane with vehicles filtering at speed from the left and vehicles overtaking on the right whilst needing to cross into the left hand lane. Eyes in back as we...
by Si_Walker
04 Dec 2018 21:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th December
Replies: 20
Views: 2414

Invitation

Solihull CC have extended an invitation to the Beacon RCC to meet at Lowsonford Village Hall (by the Fleur De Lys pub) on the 9th from 10.45am for mince pies, cake, coffee or soft drinks. They will be raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. If you attend please take some dosh and support the char...
by Si_Walker
07 Oct 2018 14:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 7th October
Replies: 23
Views: 2778

Re: Club runs - 7th October

On chilly sunny the alternative Beacon C ride went to Harvington. Riders were as follows;

Joanne Congerton
Mark Gardiner
Dave Little
Adrian Low
Adrian McHugh
Mark McKonkey
Mariana Sorrill
Si Walker (Leading)
by Si_Walker
26 Sep 2018 11:02
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Guardian Article
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Guardian Article

Lance Armstrong: David Millar is ‘last person’ who should lead cyclists’ union

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/ ... -union-cpa
by Si_Walker
26 Aug 2018 20:17
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: 85 at 85.
Replies: 11
Views: 1386

Re: 85 at 85.

Oscar, happy birthday and a great achievement to be proud of.
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving" Einstein A., February 5, 1930
by Si_Walker
06 Aug 2018 10:07
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cinema - A Race to the End, Time Trial
Replies: 9
Views: 1280

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

Matt Hale wrote:
05 Aug 2018 18:39
Looks good Si, have you booked?
Yes, Weds 5th evening.
by Si_Walker
05 Aug 2018 07:32
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cinema - A Race to the End, Time Trial
Replies: 9
Views: 1280

Cinema - A Race to the End, Time Trial

For interest. as captioned at the Mockingbird cinema, Digbeth, in September, 1st, 2nd and 5th.
http://www.mockingbirdcinema.com/event/ ... creenings/
by Si_Walker
01 Jul 2018 14:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st July
Replies: 20
Views: 2753

Re: Club runs - 1st July

Riders who set off on the B ride consisted of 3 separate groups, two of which broke away at various points along the route. Billesley Break away group Adrian McHugh Pete Norman Mat Jones (new rider) Hillier's Breakaway group Colin Hall Phil Gameson Judy Smart The 'Sham 69''s were Fenella Brown Lauri...
by Si_Walker
28 Jun 2018 11:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st July
Replies: 20
Views: 2753

Re: Club runs - 1st July

Perhaps we should have a competition for best musically related named club ride - 'I'll take the A Train' (ride) perhaps?
I'll get my coat!
by Si_Walker
28 Jun 2018 11:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st July
Replies: 20
Views: 2753

Re: Club runs - 1st July

I will lead a Eve 'Sham 69' ;-) B ride of 69 miles which will be at a pace of about 15 mph intended for C riders who might wish to move up to a quicker pace and longer distance. The route will be out via Kings Norton golf club to pass Hilliers at Dunnington and past the farm cafe at Harvington (with...
by Si_Walker
21 May 2018 07:03
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Garmin advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1175

Re: Garmin advice

This site is good for selecting the map area you require and getting a download in Zip file format. There are several different versions of map available for routing and it is free. The downloaded map is then unzipped and copied into the top level of the Garmin folder on the device. In the device's ...
by Si_Walker
20 May 2018 15:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th May
Replies: 19
Views: 3051

Re: Club runs - 20th May

The B ride went to the Toddington railway cafe, on a lovely warm and sunny day. The pace was a bit quicker than billed at 16 mph.
Riders were as follows;

Laurie Derbyshire
Paul Derbyshire
Phil Elwell
Matt Hale
Richard Henry
John Hitchcock
Andy Terry
Simon Turner
Si Walker (Leading)
by Si_Walker
14 May 2018 19:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th May
Replies: 19
Views: 3051

Re: Club runs - 20th May

I'll take up the challenge and lead a B ride this week. It will be at the lower end of the B pace approx average 15 mph, to encourage the faster C riders to move up to the B. The ride will be long at 82 miles but it is fairly flat (10 miles more than this week, for some). The destination is Toddingt...
by Si_Walker
14 May 2018 13:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th May
Replies: 19
Views: 3051

Re: Club runs - 20th May

Thanks to Dave Cox for leading the second C group, who also should have leader points.
by Si_Walker
13 May 2018 15:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th May
Replies: 8
Views: 1705

Re: Club runs - 13th May

The Beacon C ride group was rather too big for a single group so it split into two with myself and Dave Cox leading the groups, they did take a slightly different route on the return journey. The riders were as follows (I hope I didn't miss anyone); Fenella Brown Dave Cox (leading Eugene Farrell Way...
by Si_Walker
10 May 2018 08:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th May
Replies: 8
Views: 1705

Re: Club runs - 13th May

I will take a group to Cobhouse Fisheries, which will be at C ride pace of 14 mph average. The distance is 65 miles return from the Black Horse, outward via Belbroughton and Stourport return via Wychbold and Barnt Green. The route can be loaded from here. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21945634 Thos...
by Si_Walker
06 May 2018 07:48
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Clothing alterations / repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Clothing alterations / repairs

I recently had a new zip put into my cycling jacket, at 'Tailor Made', Court Oak Rd in Harborne. They provide a good service and would be worth considering if you need any alternations or repairs for cycling clothing or otherwise.
by Si_Walker
29 Apr 2018 15:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 29th April
Replies: 7
Views: 1597

Re: Club runs - 29th April

The C riders on today's chilly pedal to Croome Park were as follows; Chris Ankorn Nathan Burton Dave Cox Neil Evanson Wayne Gibbs Dave Little Pete Norman Simon Turner Si Walker (Leading) Simon Woodward Matt and Toby Hale came as far as Droitwich and peeled off homeward. Thanks to Simon W, Nathan and...
by Si_Walker
27 Apr 2018 13:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 29th April
Replies: 7
Views: 1597

Re: Club runs - 29th April

I propose that the C ride goes to Croome Park, 62 miles return from the Black Horse and it is fairly flat. Outward via Bournheath and Droitwich, return via Flyford and Tardebigge, speed will be ~14 mph average. There is a chance we will not arrive in time for breakfast, but they usually have sandwic...
by Si_Walker
16 Apr 2018 08:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: No Clubs runs on 15th April due to LMTT
Replies: 3
Views: 931

Re: No Clubs runs on 15th April due to LMTT

AlanW wrote:
15 Apr 2018 20:11
Do we club run points for cycling to the cafe at Shelsely Walsh?

Si Walker (L)
Simon Turner
Alan Weaver
And Marshalling!
by Si_Walker
09 Apr 2018 13:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th April
Replies: 17
Views: 2827

Re: Club runs - 8th April

DavOz wrote:
08 Apr 2018 20:58
Thanks Simon for a great C ride :D
Was worried that having not ridden much due to rain, sleet and snow that I'd not make the distance. But enjoyed it and legs OK when got home, and 13.7mph average!
Thanks for that, it's good to get some feedback.
by Si_Walker
08 Apr 2018 15:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th April
Replies: 17
Views: 2827

Re: Club runs - 8th April

The riders on the Beacon Spring Classic C ride to Evesham were as follows; Fenella Brown Neil Evanson Kev Hall (new rider) Richard Leaper Dave Little Adrian McHugh (hope you got home OK) Si Walker - Leading Judy Smart David Stephons ( New Rider) Si Turner Pete Norman and Mike Balinski turned off at ...
by Si_Walker
07 Apr 2018 08:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th April
Replies: 17
Views: 2827

Re: Club runs - 8th April

The C ride will be to Evesham, 62 miles return from the BH, out via Droitwich return via the Lenches and Bradley Green. (If there is flooding at Fladbury, a detour will be required). Take a coat as it is forecast to rain. Cafe stop at Rafaels or Hampton Farm Cafe depending on numbers. I suggest taki...
by Si_Walker
24 Mar 2018 12:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 25th March
Replies: 17
Views: 2756

Re: Club runs - 25th March

Don't forget that the clocks change this weekend! (go forward)
by Si_Walker
11 Mar 2018 16:57
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted a super cheap flip flop/ SS wheelset or just the rear
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: Wanted a super cheap flip flop/ SS wheelset or just the rear

Are you still looking for wheels? I have a set which I've just taken off my single speed commuter. Formula hubs and Chinra rims, rear is 120 (but you may want to check), still some life in them. PM or Messenger me to have look, based in Harborne area.
by Si_Walker
11 Mar 2018 14:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th March
Replies: 11
Views: 2056

Re: Club runs - 11th March

On a lovely mild and sunny day the C riders to Hillier's Farm cafe were; Si Walker (leading) George Barker (at the cafe) Dave Cox Neil Evanson Colin Hall Helen Jamieson Gemma Johnson Dave Little Pete Norman Judy Smart Andy Terry Si Turner Excellent speedy service at the cafe which was very busy, we ...
by Si_Walker
10 Mar 2018 16:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th March
Replies: 11
Views: 2056

Re: Club runs - 11th March

I'll lead the C ride to Hilliers Fram Cafe, it is 50 miles out and back from the Black Horse. Take a coat as we may be in for a drop of rain.
The route is accessible for download here;
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9527005
by Si_Walker
28 Feb 2018 20:30
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Mad March Hare - 1 space available
Replies: 1
Views: 550

Mad March Hare - 1 space available

Posted on behalf of a Beacon Member Adrian McHugh
One space available for the Mad March Hare Sportive, which Adrian can't attend.
Sunday 4.3.18, No payment required
Please contact Si Walker via email or PM and I will give you Adrian's details to contact him directly.
by Si_Walker
26 Feb 2018 10:08
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Snowdrop and Sunrise audaxes - Final word
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: Snowdrop and Sunrise audaxes - Final word

Phil, thanks for organising the event; a stirling effort. Also thanks to all the people that helped support you at the controls etc. without them it would not be possible to have such well organised audax. Despite the chilly conditions it was a great day out in the sunshine.
by Si_Walker
18 Feb 2018 19:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th Feb
Replies: 13
Views: 2813

Re: Club runs - 18th Feb

Today's C ride to Charlecote was in pleasant conditions, not too chilly and a very light wind. Te cafe was excellent serving us in short time, although it was quiet. Average speed 13.7 mph Riders were as follows: Si Walker (Leading) Mark Gardener Wayne Gibbs Colin Hall Ewan Hammett Dave Little Mark ...
by Si_Walker
17 Feb 2018 19:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th Feb
Replies: 13
Views: 2813

Re: Club runs - 18th Feb

"Do you need a paid subscription to upload to garmin via that site? Sorry novice!"

No, it should be accessible with just a sign in the at RidewithGPS site.

if you can't get it PM me.
by Si_Walker
17 Feb 2018 13:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th Feb
Replies: 13
Views: 2813

Re: Club runs - 18th Feb

I'll take the C ride to Charlecote, it will be 54 miles return from the BH and fairly flat. Weather is predicted to be cloudy and low temperatures, max 8 deg. Having been out on Friday there was some black ice in shaded places on the lanes. If you are a new rider, please wear suitable clothing to ke...