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by Si_Walker
30 Aug 2021 15:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Vintage club run 30/8/21 - DETAILS ADDED
Replies: 49
Views: 1919

Re: Vintage club run 30/8/21 - DETAILS ADDED

Beacon Vintage Bike Ride photos.

See the link below, feel free to copy, an acknowledgement would be appreciated.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AtuCGY3SozJwmyVVTRe ... j?e=Wkew6t
by Si_Walker
30 Aug 2021 07:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Vintage club run 30/8/21 - DETAILS ADDED
Replies: 49
Views: 1919

Re: Vintage club run 30/8/21 - DETAILS ADDED

Just to note: Card or contactless payments only at the Cafe i.e. NO Cash
by Si_Walker
27 Aug 2021 17:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 8:45 Sunday 29th August B Run to Warwick @ 15mph
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: 8:45 Sunday 29th August B Run to Warwick @ 15mph

Hi Phil, may I join you please? (the route out via Snitterfield is good it has a variety of hills and good descents)
by Si_Walker
21 Aug 2021 16:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: C Run Sunday 22 August Arley Arboretum
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: C Run Sunday 22 August Arley Arboretum

Hi Pete, I'd like to join you please.
by Si_Walker
09 Aug 2021 19:10
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Seat Post Seizure and Removal
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Seat Post Seizure and Removal

I’ve had a bike with a seized seat post, which would not budge at all despite dripping oil in around the seat post and light tapping to try to get it out. Rather than having a hack at it, I sourced a chap that removes these on a regular basis ‘The Seat Post Man’ based on Chorley, Lancs. I took the b...
by Si_Walker
08 Aug 2021 10:34
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Anniversary Jersey for Sale (SOLD)
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Anniversary Jersey for Sale (Large)

Steve, Ok that sounds like a good deal, I'm happy to come over to you when convenient.
by Si_Walker
08 Aug 2021 08:37
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Anniversary Jersey for Sale (SOLD)
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Anniversary Jersey for Sale (SOLD)

Beacon Anniversary Jersey - it's too big for me.
Size is Large,
I’m a 39’’ chest so would fit someone a bit bigger The Santini size guide is accurate.
Its obviously unworn (except for trying it on once) and packaged so I’m asking for £60, i.e. the price paid for it.

PM me for further info.
by Si_Walker
31 Jul 2021 13:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: C ride Warwick
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: C ride Warwick

Si, can you add me too please?
by Si_Walker
25 Jul 2021 05:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: B ride to Warwick, Sunday 25th Jul, 9am
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: B ride to Warwick, Sunday 25th Jul, 9am

Matt, I might join you please but don’t wait if I’m not there. Also the road past the Rezzer is closed off completely so you may need to divert through Tanners Green, Foreshaw Heath and Wood End.
by Si_Walker
18 Jul 2021 17:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 18th July- Upton - 08:30 start - 14-15 mph
Replies: 14
Views: 722

Re: Sunday 18th July- Upton - 08:30 start - 14-15 mph

All riders attended, a bit of an incident with a startled horse 🐎 in a country lane resulted in a minor delay. Superb horse rider control prevented an ejection from the saddle. Cafe was very pleasant with a rider getting f**t before setting off. Stopped for ice lollies and cold drinks at Bishampton ...
by Si_Walker
17 Jul 2021 11:57
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Single speed bike for sale - SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 123

Single speed bike for sale - SOLD

Single speed bike for sale - SOLD This bike has been looked after and maintained during ownership. I used this bike for commuting, but not to any extent since lockdown commenced. I used the lockdown period to undertake some upgrade maintenance on it, however the reason for sale is that I no longer h...
by Si_Walker
16 Jul 2021 18:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 18th July- Upton - 08:30 start - 14-15 mph
Replies: 14
Views: 722

Re: Sunday 18th July- Upton - 08:30 start - 14-15 mph

+AndyMcGrath wrote:
16 Jul 2021 12:24
Hello Si
I’ll meet you at the bottom of DH Bank at about 8:45
Cheers
Andy McG
OK Andy, will do.
by Si_Walker
14 Jul 2021 17:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 18th July- Upton - 08:30 start - 14-15 mph
Replies: 14
Views: 722

Re: Sunday 18th July- Upton - 08:30 start - 14-15 mph

Hmmm ok then don't matter iv put my name on the A instead Andy W, really sorry, not an intentional omission. (You could have PM'd me for my oversight!). Ive had busy days at work and with glances at the MB didn't see yours after Alan's request, AlanW and AndyW look the same with a brief glance!. If...
by Si_Walker
13 Jul 2021 22:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 18th July- Upton - 08:30 start - 14-15 mph
Replies: 14
Views: 722

Sunday 18th July- Upton - 08:30 start - 14-15 mph

I'll take a ride to Upton, ~72 miles return, ave 14-15 mph social speed, mostly flat i.e. slow B. The route is out via Droitwich, Crowle, Drakes Broughton, return via Defford, Inkberrow, Tardebigge. Cafe stop at the Marina (WheelHouse) or in the town. Forecast is good; sunny and hot, light wind, so ...
by Si_Walker
10 Jul 2021 08:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: C Run Sunday 11 July Charlecote 53 mile
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: C Run Sunday 11 July Charlecote 53 mile

Pete, may I also ride with you please?
by Si_Walker
05 Jul 2021 06:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Two-Day overnighter Weston run 3-4 July
Replies: 42
Views: 2165

Re: Two-Day overnighter Weston run 3-4 July

Just thought I’d write few lines about the two Weston rides having woken at 04:00 hrs with stiff legs. It has been an epic weekend. Day 1 We started off on time at 06:30 hrs meeting Si, Ben, Lewis and Euge at the Black Horse only to have a couple of minor issues by the time we reached Longbridge. My...
by Si_Walker
28 Jun 2021 17:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Two-Day overnighter Weston run 3-4 July
Replies: 42
Views: 2165

Re: Two-Day overnighter Weston run 3-4 July

I was really looking forward to this ride and to that adventure with the group... ... yet fate has decided otherwise. Please take me off Cedric, I’m sorry that you are not riding with us. Will you be liaising with Ben for the hotel? also Lewis may take up your booking- please see his earlier posting.
by Si_Walker
28 Jun 2021 16:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Two-Day overnighter Weston run 3-4 July
Replies: 42
Views: 2165

Re: Two-Day overnighter Weston run 3-4 July

Arrangements: Routes These are the latest route updates (updated today Mon 28th for minor tweaks), please ensure you check again on Friday in case there are any last minute changes, and download a copy for your device. Outward. (115 miles): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36583690 Return: (114 miles...
by Si_Walker
28 Jun 2021 14:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Two-Day overnighter Weston run 3-4 July
Replies: 42
Views: 2165

Re: Two-Day overnighter Weston run 3-4 July

I was very late to look at room bookings, and now they’ve gone up to £140! Unless there are any last minute joiners who I can split with, I’ll book an Airbnb down the road instead. Let me know please :) Lewis: I am not aware of anyone else who is intending to ride. I am going to post a message abou...
by Si_Walker
28 Jun 2021 12:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Two-Day overnighter Weston run 3-4 July
Replies: 42
Views: 2165

Re: Two-Day overnighter Weston run 3-4 July

Btw, I had an e-mail from Premier Inns the other day asking whether we wanted to book an evening meal there. I haven't yet done so. I'm assuming that most of us would rather eat at a pub or similar. Let me know if I've got that wrong. George, re evening meal, yes preferably eat at a pub or somewher...
by Si_Walker
28 Jun 2021 10:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Two-Day overnighter Weston run 3-4 July
Replies: 42
Views: 2165

Re: Slow Weston run 3-4 July

Here is a starter proposal for discussion and subject to modification depending upon George's routing plan. Many thanks for doing this, Si. As you suggested, I've taken a look at it. Broadly speaking, it looks great. The only suggestion I would make is for a minor tweak in the Thornbury area. If we...
by Si_Walker
26 Jun 2021 16:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 100 miles in ~8 hrs - Sun June 27th - 07:30-FULL
Replies: 19
Views: 1339

Re: 100 miles in ~8 hrs - Sun June 27th - 07:30-FULL

Hi, Weather tomorrow (Sunday) is generally looking good, a cool start, warming up towards noon, some light rain possible in the afternoon. Sorry Ben, no one has dropped out. I hope to see you all tomorrow for a 07:30 departure from the BH and we'll meet George at Crowle Parish Hall. Be aware that so...
by Si_Walker
20 Jun 2021 17:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 100 miles in ~8 hrs - Sun June 27th - 07:30-FULL
Replies: 19
Views: 1339

Re: 100 miles in ~8 hrs - Sun June 27th - 07:30-FULL

Si, my plan is to meet you at Crowle. That's 34.5km into your ride, which I estimate will take you 1h20m. I will therefore be in Crowle (at the junction where you turn left to Broughton Hackett) at 08:45. OK, George, can we make it Crowle Parish Hall? That might be better as we can pull into the si...
by Si_Walker
12 Jun 2021 23:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Two-Day overnighter Weston run 3-4 July
Replies: 42
Views: 2165

Re: Slow Weston run 3-4 July

Here is a starter proposal for discussion and subject to modification depending upon George's routing plan. Route from the Black Horse (outwards only) - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36398488 113 miles to Weston Pier plus 1.5 miles to hotel via a cycle route If there is agreement this would be a su...
by Si_Walker
12 Jun 2021 21:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: ‪Sunday 13th June - RIDE FULL - 80 miles to Tewkesbury at 14 mph - 8:30 meet 8:40depart.‬
Replies: 23
Views: 969

Re: ‪Sunday 13th June- 80 miles to Tewkesbury at 14 mph - 8:30 meet 8:40depart.‬

Having been out today (Saturday), may I suggest that you get well hydrated before you set off, put on and take some suncream, else you will suffer in the evening!
by Si_Walker
08 Jun 2021 17:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Two-Day overnighter Weston run 3-4 July
Replies: 42
Views: 2165

Re: Slow Weston run 3-4 July

Premier inn do a breakfast for about £9:00 (booked) including cooked and continental plus coffee and orange juice. I think it’s a available from 7:00 or 7:30 on Sunday. It’s very good and have just spent 5 days eating them during a cycle tour. Not booked evening meal, fish and chips or pub meal on a...
by Si_Walker
28 May 2021 17:43
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kit Shop CLOSED - Including 75th Anniversary Jersey
Replies: 40
Views: 5494

Re: *Kit Shop OPEN - Including 75th Anniversary Jersey*

Thanks Stuart: 1 x L Classic anniversary jersey ordered.
by Si_Walker
27 May 2021 12:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Two-Day overnighter Weston run 3-4 July
Replies: 42
Views: 2165

Re: Slow Weston run 3-4 July

If anyone books a room at Premier Inn you can request a ground or low floor room (so you don't have to haul your bike up too many stairs to your room) by contacting @premierinn via Twitter. They will require your Name, Booking reference, email and hotel, the comms are secure and its very easy.
by Si_Walker
26 May 2021 21:53
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 144
Views: 53584

Re: A great read

I couldn’t possibly comment, it would be a spoiler!
by Si_Walker
26 May 2021 07:51
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 144
Views: 53584

Re: A great read

What type of farm did Beryl Burton work on and which type of confectionery did she offer to male cyclist on overtaking him? You find out in the book ‘Revolutions’ by Hannah Ross, published earlier this year. It is a delightful read, packed with interesting information and very well researched. The b...
by Si_Walker
24 May 2021 22:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: POSTPONED TILL SATURDAY 31ST JULY - Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run
Replies: 42
Views: 2659

Re: Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run

Accommodation Suggestion For those riders who are considering cycling down on Saturday 3rd and returning on Sunday 4th, the arrangements are suggested in consultation with George are as follows; Premier Inn, Weston Super Mare East on A370. For One night, Sat 3rd July, Twin room, two sharing, Cost i...
by Si_Walker
10 May 2021 17:33
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Aldi cycling kit and accessories
Replies: 0
Views: 302

Aldi cycling kit and accessories

As captioned at; https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/specialbuys/dates/2021-05-16?sort=popular&q=%3Apopular%3AtransactionalStatus%3Atransactional%3AtransactionalStatus%3Anontransactional%3AEvent%3ACycling&lowerBound=0&upperBound=300&text=&utm_source=Aldi&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=ShopAllCycling&utm_campaign...
by Si_Walker
02 May 2021 20:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 100 miles in ~8 hrs - Sun June 27th - 07:30-FULL
Replies: 19
Views: 1339

Re: 100 miles in ~8 hrs - Sun June 27th - 07:30-FULL

Looks like the fastest selling out ride ever ! I hope I'll be fine, but when I look at all the other names, I feel like the ugly little weakling. Published today's ride pictures as you requested in the message board entry for the ride, at the bottom. That way you can download them in full res if yo...
by Si_Walker
02 May 2021 19:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 100 miles in ~8 hrs - Sun June 27th - 07:30-FULL
Replies: 19
Views: 1339

Re: 100 miles in ~8 hrs - Sun June 27th - 07:30

Hi Si, I'll have the last place if you don't mind. 14mph is OK, but if you're all going to smash it at 15mph or more, then I'll leave this space to someone else. Cedric, it will be a steady pace over this distance, the average will be 14 ish, but will be faster on the way out to Tewksbury, and then...
by Si_Walker
02 May 2021 16:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 100 miles in ~8 hrs - Sun June 27th - 07:30-FULL
Replies: 19
Views: 1339

100 miles in ~8 hrs - Sun June 27th - 07:30-FULL

I plan to run a 100 miler club ride, weather permitting with stops at Tewksbury and Harvington. The route is as follows https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33568103 In order to keep this group tight the number will be limited to a maximum of 8 (should be OK post lockdown) Speed will be a steady slow B pa...
by Si_Walker
28 Apr 2021 19:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 2nd May - C run burst (NO café stop) 52 miles South to Bidford at 14mph
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: Sunday 2nd May - C run burst (NO café stop) 52 miles South to Bidford at 14mph

Hi Cedric, can you add myself (Si Walker) and Si Turner please? Thanks
by Si_Walker
02 Apr 2021 19:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 4th April- Warwick 9-15
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Sunday 4th April- Warwick 9-15

Route will be something like this
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35579693
by Si_Walker
24 Dec 2020 17:28
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Replacement pad for bibs
Replies: 1
Views: 1695

Re: Replacement pad for bibs

Just an update on this. I had the pad stitched (£10) into the bib longs over the old pad which was no longer a pad. I've been out wearing the bibs and they are very comfortable, with a noticeable difference in padding support. So IMHO, a worthwhile renovation of the old bibs.
by Si_Walker
18 Dec 2020 15:22
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: 983

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

Hi! I'm new here. Any chance I could join your run this Sunday? Curt von Keyserlingk Hi Curt, Yes you are most welcome, but please read the following; Just to state the obvious, as we sometimes have folk attending their first Beacon ride un-prepared for the distance, speed and weather conditions, p...
by Si_Walker
16 Dec 2020 11:32
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: 983

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

I will lead a 'non-stop' circular ride via Bishampton, Rous Lench & Tardebigge, which is 52 Miles from the BH return. I recommend taking some food and two bottles, there will be an opportunity to get a drink from a cafe or shop as we pass by to consume on the road. The route is as follows, out via D...
by Si_Walker
15 Dec 2020 10:49
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Replacement pad for bibs
Replies: 1
Views: 1695

Replacement pad for bibs

I have recently purchased a replacement pad for my bib longs. Thought it might be useful to anyone looking for a replacement. It does have to be stitched in, so I'll be using a local tailoring shop to do that for me.
Here is the link if interested.

https://cutt.ly/PhFzhHa
by Si_Walker
29 Oct 2020 19:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: C ride to Lavender Hall Sunday 1st November
Replies: 15
Views: 1665

Re: C ride to Lavender Hall Sunday 1st November

Hi Si can you add me to list please.
by Si_Walker
25 Oct 2020 14:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL - Sunday 25th Oct - Harvington - 08:45 for 09:00 - 15 mph
Replies: 13
Views: 1327

Re: RIDE FULL - Sunday 25th Oct - Harvington - 08:45 for 09:00 - 15 mph

Riders that completed today were

Nigel Collins
Pete Norman
Lewis Singleton
Si Turner
Si Walker (Leading)

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Sterling decided to return home before the cafe
by Si_Walker
24 Oct 2020 18:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL - Sunday 25th Oct - Harvington - 08:45 for 09:00 - 15 mph
Replies: 13
Views: 1327

Re: Sunday 25th Oct - Harvington - 08:45 for 09:00 - 15 mph

bikercolin wrote:
24 Oct 2020 16:27
Can I go on the reserve list please Si
Colin, yes on the reserve list, I'll pm you if a space arises.
by Si_Walker
24 Oct 2020 18:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL - Sunday 25th Oct - Harvington - 08:45 for 09:00 - 15 mph
Replies: 13
Views: 1327

Re: Sunday 25th Oct - Harvington - 08:45 for 09:00 - 15 mph

sterlihalla wrote:
24 Oct 2020 13:46
Hi there, is it possible for me to join tomorrow?


Sterling
Hi Sterling, yes and added to the list.
by Si_Walker
22 Oct 2020 07:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL - Sunday 25th Oct - Harvington - 08:45 for 09:00 - 15 mph
Replies: 13
Views: 1327

Re: Sunday 25th Oct - Harvington - 08:45 for 09:00 - 15 mph

Hi Si, I’m new to the club but have been cycling for about a year. I’ve been riding similar speeds on solo rides, but not quite this distance (more around 30/40 mile). Would you mind if I come along? Very happy to locate the nearest train station if I drop! Have read the guidelines etc. Lewis Hi Le...
by Si_Walker
21 Oct 2020 19:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL - Sunday 25th Oct - Harvington - 08:45 for 09:00 - 15 mph
Replies: 13
Views: 1327

RIDE FULL - Sunday 25th Oct - Harvington - 08:45 for 09:00 - 15 mph

I'll lead a ride to Harvington, 55 miles, at a steady ave of 14-15 mph, cafe stop at the Farm shop (outside). 25 miles out via Feckenham and 30 miles back via Danzey Grn. Weather is forecast at 10 deg C max dry, so wrap up. Clocks go back so don't forget your alarm setting and a mask. The route is a...
by Si_Walker
18 Oct 2020 13:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL -Sunday 18th Oct - B ride to Warwick - 56 miles- 08:45 for 09:00
Replies: 6
Views: 908

Re: RIDE FULL -Sunday 18th Oct - B ride to Warwick - 56 miles- 08:45 for 09:00

All riders participated as planned. A great ride out and a bit faster than planned but all six riders out, came back together. Thanks chaps.
by Si_Walker
14 Oct 2020 16:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL -Sunday 18th Oct - B ride to Warwick - 56 miles- 08:45 for 09:00
Replies: 6
Views: 908

RIDE FULL -Sunday 18th Oct - B ride to Warwick - 56 miles- 08:45 for 09:00

I'll lead a ride to Warwick (56 miles), 09:00 start, which will be about 15 mph, taking a longer route out (31 miles) than back, via Snitterfield. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33423740 Probably stop at the Tilted Wig on the square, where they usually have outdoor seating, but other options are ava...