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by George
13 Jan 2020 16:28
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cafe lock
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Cafe lock

I have previously owned one of those retractable locks, but ultimately found it less portable (in the sense of less easy to squeeze into a jersey pocket/saddlebag together with other items) than a non-retractable lightweight cable lock, like this: https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Oxford-Combi-Lock_52506.htm...
by George
06 Jan 2020 10:37
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Nora Demouilpied
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: Nora Demouilpied

Sorry to hear that.
by George
06 Jan 2020 10:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th January
Replies: 21
Views: 969

Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Bloody hell. I suddenly feel very lucky to be stuck indoors with man-flu.

Best wishes to all the victims of aggression and carelessness.
by George
31 Dec 2019 10:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Re: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020

Philip Whiteman wrote:
30 Dec 2019 14:42
Subject to roads being ice-free. I'll take an A run to Clive's Fruit Farm at Cropthorne. If icy, I will opt out.
Is this a sort of 'permanent' club run, Phil?
by George
19 Dec 2019 10:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd December
Replies: 11
Views: 874

Re: Club runs - 22nd December

Phil, when do you anticipate getting to Rowberry's? 11-ish?
by George
17 Dec 2019 15:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Re: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020

Phil, I'll lead the February Intro Ride, and hopefully there'll be a proper Intro Ride calendar set up ahead of the March Intro Ride.

I'll also lead a C run on 8 March, but I think I'll leave B runs until spring gets properly under way.
by George
17 Dec 2019 15:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd December
Replies: 11
Views: 874

Re: Club runs - 22nd December

The Pre-Christmas gathering at the Swan in Chaddesley is certainly an event not to be missed! Great venue, great atmosphere, cyclists from various local clubs, booze and grub available. Starts about noon. Thanks to Si for volunteering to lead a B/C group -- hopefully the A ride will head that way to...
by George
02 Dec 2019 12:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1547

Re: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019

Sounds like a good idea, Phil.

Do we usually have an Intro Ride in January, or do we skip that one?
by George
02 Dec 2019 09:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st December
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Club Runs - 1st December

Disappointing turn out again yesterday afternoon at Newport, just myself and Simon Woodward. So on that basis l shall no longer continue with them as their is clearly no interest It's a great shame that you have put in so much time and effort for (almost) nothing, Al. However, if the demand isn't t...
by George
01 Dec 2019 19:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1547

Re: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019

If I recall correctly, we did used to have someone co-ordinate the intro rides, who wasn't the club runs secretary (I think it was Paul Deane when I joined the club). I think you're right. Intro Rides were Paul and Debbie's brainchild, if I recall. Nevertheless, I only want to resurrect the idea if...
by George
01 Dec 2019 18:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1547

Re: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019

Phil, I was wondering: would it be helpful if I were to do a bit of Intro Ride promo and coordination? I've got no facts and figures to back this up, but my feeling is that we get better attendance on Intro Rides when a definite plan (leader, destination) is in place and publicised well in advance. ...
by George
01 Dec 2019 17:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st December
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Club Runs - 1st December

Only one newcomer on today's Intro Ride, but Helen turned out to be a strong rider, so the ride we did turned out to be more of a C run, certainly in terms of pace (21kph), and not far off in terms of distance (68km). Due to a bit on confusion at the start, Noel ended up coming with us as well, savi...
by George
29 Nov 2019 11:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st December
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Club Runs - 1st December

Okay, no one else has volunteered to lead the C or the Intro, so here's my plan: I've worked out a route of 52km (32mi), which should be doable for the Intro target group. I also have a longer (but not very long) version ready in case no newcomers turn up. - If there are newcomers at the BH, and the...
by George
25 Nov 2019 11:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st December
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Club Runs - 1st December

I'm definitely leading a ride on Sunday. Whether that's a C or an Intro depends entirely on what other volunteers we get. - If no one volunteers to lead either the C or the Intro, I'll lead a combined ride. - If someone volunteers to lead either the C or the Intro, I'll lead the other. I'll make a d...
by George
21 Nov 2019 23:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1547

Re: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019

neilo wrote:
21 Nov 2019 22:57
The Dinner is the following week George :oops:
Oh, yeah... sorry! Nevertheless, I'm happy to lead whichever works out best (or a combo ride).
by George
21 Nov 2019 18:39
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: WOW! Check this out!
Replies: 0
Views: 164

WOW! Check this out!

Lots of Beacon members have done some remarkable things this year. Here's a full list of people whose achievements will be celebrated at this year's Annual Dinner. Are you on the list? Or one of your pals? You've not going to pass up the chance to bask in the glory or toast your mate's success are y...
by George
21 Nov 2019 18:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1547

Re: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019

I am down to lead the C run on 1 December. However, I see that we currently have no Intro Ride leader for that day. I'm happy to do the Intro instead, if that works out better. I feel it's a great shame if we can't offer potential newcomers a definite planned ride: if they look here or on Facebook o...
by George
21 Nov 2019 18:16
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Re: Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation

George, so sorry, will not be able to attend the club dinner this year as we are already booked for an event near Melton Mowbray over that weekend. Hope it all goes as well as it usually does, and good luck on your first, of many I'm sure, dinner as President. Best wishes Charlie. Thanks, Charlie. ...
by George
18 Nov 2019 14:17
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Little Mountain Time Trial 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1033

Re: Little Mountain Time Trial 2020

Happy to help in whatever capacity (usually photos).
by George
23 Oct 2019 18:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 27th October
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Re: Club Runs - 27th October

Very sorry to mess people around, but a client wants me to do a job that will involve working most of the weekend. So I'm afraid that I'm going to have to cry off leading Sunday's C run. I'm happy to lead on a later date this quarter instead. The next Sunday that I'm available is 1 December.
by George
17 Oct 2019 19:18
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: PLEASE GET YOUR CLAIMS AND NOMINATIONS IN FOR CLUB TROPHIES ASAP
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: PLEASE GET YOUR CLAIMS AND NOMINATIONS IN FOR CLUB TROPHIES ASAP

Didn't several people do a big sportive in north west France? :wink: In this context, I think that counts as an audax, Tim. But I thought a couple of people did Ride London, didn't they? Fred Whitton, anybody? And what about the Mad March Hare and its summer sister event: did none of our people do ...
by George
17 Oct 2019 15:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 20th October
Replies: 12
Views: 1211

Re: Club Runs - 20th October

Looks like the C run is using the Windlass Café on Sunday; is that correct?

Roger and I may join you at the caf, but I'm reluctant to volunteer to lead, because we're pretty slow, and a tandem's rhythm doesn't easily mesh with a group of solo riders.
by George
16 Oct 2019 13:07
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: PLEASE GET YOUR CLAIMS AND NOMINATIONS IN FOR CLUB TROPHIES ASAP
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: PLEASE GET YOUR CLAIMS AND NOMINATIONS IN FOR CLUB TROPHIES ASAP

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Just two days left for claiming trophies!

We're still awaiting claims for several 2019 trophies. Surely, for example, someone wants to be crowned Beacon's Sportive Rider of the Year?

The deadline for claiming trophies is Friday, and claims are invited from all paid-up Beacon members.
by George
15 Oct 2019 20:48
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: WMCCL round 4 race report.
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: WMCCL round 4 race report.

Thanks for the full and entertaining report, Helen. Well done all the mudlarks, and enjoy cleaning your bikes!
by George
10 Oct 2019 21:41
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Person of the Year
Replies: 0
Views: 293

Club Person of the Year

The Beacon Club Person of the Year Trophy was established by Trevor Shipway and Tony Shardlow in 1996 to recognise the 'unsung heroes of the club'. In other words, members who work behind the scenes to organise and help with the many activities that contribute to the running of the club and its prog...
by George
10 Oct 2019 21:40
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: PLEASE GET YOUR CLAIMS AND NOMINATIONS IN FOR CLUB TROPHIES ASAP
Replies: 5
Views: 666

PLEASE GET YOUR CLAIMS AND NOMINATIONS IN FOR CLUB TROPHIES ASAP

Every year, members' racing and other achievements are recognised with trophies and awards in a wide variety of fields. Where possible, presentations are made at the Annual Dinner (see http://beaconrcc.org.uk/2019-annual-dinner-and-prize-presentation/). With some trophies and awards, it's easy to kn...
by George
10 Oct 2019 16:45
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 14166

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

It looks as if there's been a slight mis-communication between me and Stu. I've paid for a long-sleeved jersey and a short-sleeved jersey, but only the long-sleeved jersey was ordered for me. I don't mind doing without the other jersey: I didn't really need it anyway. But, in the fullness of time, c...
by George
08 Oct 2019 16:19
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 14166

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Balance paid today.
by George
24 Sep 2019 10:30
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation

You, your partner and guests are warmly invited to the Beacon RCC Annual Awards Dinner at Hillscourt Conference Centre on Saturday 7 December, starting 6pm. The Dinner is the highlight of the club's social year, when we celebrate the achievements of club members and the club as a whole. Whether you'...
by George
24 Sep 2019 10:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1547

Re: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019

Congratulations on the new C run initiative, Phil and Pete. I was already planning to volunteer to lead a C run on 27 October, and the additional prospect of three clubrun points has me so excited that I feel compelled to dive in immediately. While I'm generally happy to devise my own routes, I can'...
by George
23 Sep 2019 08:34
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: hill climb championship 22nd Sept KH12 WITH RESULTS
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: hill climb championship 22nd Sept KH12 WITH RESULTS

Well done all competitors and organisers!
by George
21 Sep 2019 20:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 22nd September
Replies: 13
Views: 1412

Re: Club Runs - 22nd September

Is Nimmings Wood café open air?
by George
17 Sep 2019 21:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 22nd September
Replies: 13
Views: 1412

Re: Club Runs - 22nd September

Thanks, Paul.
by George
17 Sep 2019 17:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 22nd September
Replies: 13
Views: 1412

Re: Club Runs - 22nd September

With regard to the hill climb, it is unusual for club runs to take place on the same day. The above listing was based upon club run schedule posted by Phil some weeks ago. If there is an official position on club runs vis-a-vis the hill climb then it is a for a senior committee type person to make ...
by George
17 Sep 2019 16:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 22nd September
Replies: 13
Views: 1412

Re: Club Runs - 22nd September

Matt Hale wrote:
17 Sep 2019 12:20
FYI - the cafe at Waseley Hills is current closed. I believe they are looking for a new tenant
Thanks for pointing that out, Matt.

Can anyone suggest a good alternative?
by George
17 Sep 2019 11:36
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club 50 mile TT Championship, 15th September 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Club 50 mile TT Championship, 15th September 2019 - RESULTS

That looks like a storming ride by Roger: Gary Bartram's 1996 club record finally falls! And I don't imagine the other times came easy, given the course and conditions. Well done, all.
by George
17 Sep 2019 11:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 22nd September
Replies: 13
Views: 1412

Re: Club Runs - 22nd September

Hopefully all Sunday's runs will include half an hour at Romsley encouraging participants in the hill climb, which starts at 10am. Many people like to go to Waseley Hills for a cuppa after the event.
by George
14 Sep 2019 14:03
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Enter the Dragon Permanent
Replies: 10
Views: 1011

Re: Enter the Dragon Permanent

Simon Woodward wrote:
12 Sep 2019 22:40
it did feel like a significant step up from the Kidderminster Killer.
Simon, Simon! Do you realise what you've started?

Congratulations on another epic ride!
by George
11 Sep 2019 22:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th September
Replies: 13
Views: 1441

Re: Club runs - 15th September

Philip Whiteman wrote:
10 Sep 2019 20:11
EDIT. Arrive at 10.30 to be on the safe side.
Thanks, Phil. So you're expecting to average 26kph?

It's a nice venue, and I hope to join you there, but don't count on it, because I'm not great at dragging myself out of bed early.
by George
10 Sep 2019 13:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th September
Replies: 13
Views: 1441

Re: Club runs - 15th September

What's your ETA in Ilmington, Phil?
by George
02 Sep 2019 12:23
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Paris Brest Paris
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Re: Paris Brest Paris

Huge kudos to all!
by George
13 Aug 2019 09:29
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Paris Brest Paris
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Re: Paris Brest Paris

Best of luck to the Beacon Four!
by George
05 Aug 2019 10:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 4th August
Replies: 18
Views: 1958

Re: Club Runs - 4th August

Doing the full 100-mile ride with retro-flavour on Sunday were: George Barker (L) Si Walker Claire Fudge Dave Phelps We were joined at the café by Dave Cole. Thanks everyone for your company on a very enjoyable ride. There was some slight confusion about who was going where at the very end, which le...
by George
03 Aug 2019 19:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 4th August
Replies: 18
Views: 1958

Re: Club Runs - 4th August

100 mile retro club run George I plan to meet you at the first Cafe stop at about 11.00. Is this at Clives Fruit Farm just outside Upton upon Severn? http://clivesfruitfarm.co.uk/ Dave Yes, that's the place, Dave. I look forward to seeing you there. However, it's 65km into the planned route, so I d...
by George
30 Jul 2019 16:34
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Norman Adams
Replies: 13
Views: 1377

Re: Norman Adams

David Cole wrote:
30 Jul 2019 15:40
Norman's son Colin is going to let me know about the funeral arrangements - which I will post on the message Board
Thanks.
by George
30 Jul 2019 15:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 4th August
Replies: 18
Views: 1958

Re: Club Runs - 4th August

This week's B and/or C ride will hopefully be both a retro rally and a substitute for last week's rained-off 100-in-however-long. Notes: 1. The retro rally aspect is weather-dependent, insofar as I will not ride my retro bike if the forecast is dire. At the moment, the forecast is sunshine and showe...
by George
30 Jul 2019 14:18
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: le Tour
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: le Tour

- The machine like dominance of the former Sky team et al, meaning nothing other than predictability. Which of the events at this year's Tour did you successfully predict, Phil? - Lead-out man Teunissen wearing yellow for two days? - Alaphilippe's audacious attacking to take yellow? - Alaphilippe w...
by George
30 Jul 2019 13:22
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Cyclo Cross 27th August
Replies: 1
Views: 1677

Re: Cyclo Cross 27th August

Unfortunately, I'll be on holiday, Ade. Hope it goes well.
by George
30 Jul 2019 13:21
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Norman Adams
Replies: 13
Views: 1377

Re: Norman Adams

One of the greats. I would very much like to attend his funeral. Did Colin mention anything, Dave? If not, could I have his contact details, please?
by George
17 Jul 2019 09:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 3004

Re: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2019

Phil_Elwell wrote:
16 Jul 2019 12:01
Sorry Phil bit late reporting on the A Run participants from 14th July:

Phil Elwell (leading)
Neil Orchard
Neil Lynch
Paul Johnson
Andy Wrightson
Phil Richards
James Tate
Simon White
John H
Kai Li
+1 café inerloper