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by Si_Walker
07 Oct 2018 14:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 7th October
Replies: 23
Views: 1002

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: 163

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: 427

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: 460

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: 460

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: 1285

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: 1285

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: 1285

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: 495

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: 1497

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: 1497

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: 1497

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: 972

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: 972

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: 278

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
03 May 2018 14:31
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Panier racks etc
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: Panier racks etc

Dave, I'll take the front racks please.
by Si_Walker
29 Apr 2018 15:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 29th April
Replies: 7
Views: 901

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: 901

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: 492

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: 1510

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: 1510

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: 1510

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: 1590

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: 504

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: 1212

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: 1212

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: 275

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: 443

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: 1673

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: 1673

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: 1673

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...
by Si_Walker
12 Feb 2018 06:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th February
Replies: 15
Views: 1942

Re: Club runs - 11th February

Thanks Simon, I managed to screw in the stop on the rear mech to a middling gear and then set off for Warwick using the triple as a 3 speed as in days of yore. Got to The Tuckery to find it full of the A group who'd been delayed by a **flat** and a wheel rebuild from Vince ! Which cafe did you choo...
by Si_Walker
11 Feb 2018 14:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th February
Replies: 15
Views: 1942

Re: Club runs - 11th February

The Beacon C ride went to Warwick in the sunshine and returned in the (stinging) hail and snow, Rule No 9 applies (http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/). Riders were as follows; Si Walker (leading) Neil Evanson Judy Smart (Welcome to Judy and her 1st ride with the Beacon) Toby Hale Matt Hale Dave Hu...
by Si_Walker
28 Jan 2018 16:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 28th January
Replies: 19
Views: 2443

Re: Club runs - 28th January

Pete, thanks for leading a great ride today and the weather ordered to boot as well. Really enjoyed it ++
by Si_Walker
31 Dec 2017 15:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st December
Replies: 10
Views: 1642

Re: Club runs - 31st December

An ad hoc C ride to Evesham, with John Hitchcock leading outward and Si Walker leading on the return leg, John diverting off home shortly after the cafe. Roads were generally filthy and some localised flooding in parts. The worst bit though was that there was no bread pudding left at the cafe!!! Rid...
by Si_Walker
24 Dec 2017 14:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th December
Replies: 5
Views: 985

Re: Club runs - 24th December

by Si_Walker
17 Dec 2017 15:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 17th December
Replies: 11
Views: 1671

Re: Club runs - 17th December

A small gathering of riders at the Black Horse on a frosty morning decided to take the posted 30 miler to The Swan with a stop off at the garden centre at Chaddersley. It was wet and cold so we all got a good soaking, finishing at The Swan, Chaddersley were there there was a reasonably full room of ...
by Si_Walker
15 Dec 2017 11:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 17th December
Replies: 11
Views: 1671

Re: Club runs - 17th December

For those that would like to go to The Swan for a beer with the other club riders here is a route which is 30 miles to the The Swan, a non stop C ride should be about 2 hours, with an option to extend it through Stock Green (+4 miles) or divert to the garden centre at Whitlenge if good progress is m...
by Si_Walker
04 Dec 2017 07:21
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Awards Dinner Photographs
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Beacon Awards Dinner Photographs

The photographs of the awards dinner and presentations are available via the link below, they are unedited and in their original format. Please feel free to copy the photos you would like. They will remain at this location for a couple of months.

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtuCGY3SozJwkzI1jphGGpe0xL_I
by Si_Walker
29 Nov 2017 13:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 96
Views: 12851

Re: New cafe suggestions - Cafe Network

Lots of cafes here, courtesy of the Cafe Network, nationwide as well!
https://goo.gl/pLZXg2
by Si_Walker
26 Nov 2017 18:14
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th November
Replies: 12
Views: 1759

Re: Club runs - 26th November

Dave Cox wrote:
26 Nov 2017 16:18

Si Walker
Si Turner
Neil Evanson
Started with us but broke away to warm up and went to Upton Warren (?)
Dave, thanks for the mention, we carried on a bit further to to the Garden Centre at Worcester for coffee and cake.
by Si_Walker
19 Nov 2017 21:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 19th November
Replies: 17
Views: 2592

Re: Club runs - 19th November

George, thanks for leading, it was a popular ride, Auntie Rita should be able to afford and extension to the cafe now!
by Si_Walker
13 Nov 2017 07:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th November
Replies: 27
Views: 3037

Re: Club runs - 12th November

Matt, thanks for leading another epic, all smiling faces at the cafe.
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by Si_Walker
15 Oct 2017 14:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th October
Replies: 14
Views: 2134

Re: Club runs - 15th October

The C ride went to Hillier's cafe at Dunhampton (Garmin malfunction with the Halfpenny Green route), riders were as follows;
Si Walker (leading)
Matt Hale
Niel Evanson
Adrian McHugh
Nigel Power

I omitted to include Anne Hughes who peeled off before the cafe.
by Si_Walker
20 Aug 2017 16:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th August
Replies: 12
Views: 2153

Re: Club runs - 20th August

Andy, a interesting and enjoyable B ride to Harvington and coincidental that we also had rider with a broken chain which was fixed at the roadside :D
by Si_Walker
16 Jul 2017 21:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th July
Replies: 15
Views: 1847

Re: Club runs - 16th July

Phil, thanks for leading the B ride today, very enjoyable. You missed out us overtaking the 'Women on Wheels' groupetto, just before the cafe.
by Si_Walker
02 Jul 2017 14:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 2nd July
Replies: 12
Views: 1448

Re: Club runs - 2nd July

The C ride split into two groups shortly after the start, the faster group riders (C2) paced at ~15mph went to Hilliers cafe on a lovely sunny day and were as follows; Si Walker (leading) Neil Evanson Matt Hale (Returned with C1 group) Toby Hale (Returned with C1 group) Helen Jamieson Gemma Johnson ...
by Si_Walker
19 Jun 2017 19:35
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Aldi Cycling specials
Replies: 0
Views: 358

Aldi Cycling specials

Aldi are doing the usual cycling specials, link below;

https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/specialbuys/sp ... lar&page=0