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by George
14 Dec 2020 15:05
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 2021 Little Mountain Time Trial
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: 2021 Little Mountain Time Trial

Ian, you can certainly count on me to help. I'll assume that you want me to play my now traditional role of photographer unless I hear otherwise.
by George
23 Nov 2020 15:33
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Old style Beacon Tops.
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: Old style Beacon Tops.

The tops in the picture linked by Laurenece were indeed from the 80s. Someone at the club, whom I won't embarrass by naming him, but who has something of a reputation for hoarding old bikes and old kit, still has one of those in the loft. However, Charlie says "based on the original design", whereas...
by George
01 Nov 2020 21:09
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: CLAIMS AND NOMINATIONS FOR CLUB TROPHIES
Replies: 5
Views: 249

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 George
01 Nov 2020 19:20
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Person of the Year
Replies: 0
Views: 150

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
01 Nov 2020 19:18
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: CLAIMS AND NOMINATIONS FOR CLUB TROPHIES
Replies: 5
Views: 249

CLAIMS AND NOMINATIONS FOR CLUB TROPHIES

Every year, members' racing and other achievements are recognised with trophies and awards in a wide variety of fields. Ordinarily, presentations are made at the Annual Dinner, but that's obviously not going to happen this year because the current restrictions prevent us holding a Dinner. Instead, t...
by George
24 Oct 2020 10:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL! Sunday 25th Oct A Run - Belgian Classics Tribute Ride (Approx 60 miles) Meet 8.35 for 8.45 am Departure
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: RIDE FULL! Sunday 25th October A Run - Belgian Classics Tribute Ride (Approx 60 miles) Meet 8.35 for 8.45 am Departu

Nick, just for your info, in case our paths cross: I will probably do a solo ride tomorrow, and may stop at Broadacres. However, if so, I will make sure that I don't arrive before 11:30, by which time I think you will probably be gone, so there won't be a danger of us gathering in a group of more th...
by George
23 Oct 2020 09:21
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Floodlit Coaching 4th November 6:15
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Floodlit Coaching 4th November 6:15

Ade, I have zero CX skills and would be unable to demonstrate anything except incompetence. However, if you want someone to mill around, talk to people, move cones, hand out bibs or anything of that ilk, I will try to free up time.
by George
18 Oct 2020 17:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: PLACES AVAILABLE - Sunday 18 October C-B run to Broadacres Fishery
Replies: 17
Views: 750

Re: PLACES AVAILABLE - Sunday 18 October C-B run to Broadacres Fishery

Beautiful cool, misty morning under the turning leaves in the Worcestershire lanes. Thanks for your company everyone.

All present and correct as per start list.
by George
18 Oct 2020 17:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: PLACES AVAILABLE - Sunday 18 October C-B run to Broadacres Fishery
Replies: 17
Views: 750

Re: PLACES AVAILABLE - Sunday 18 October C-B run to Broadacres Fishery

Nigel_C wrote:
18 Oct 2020 16:53
George - many thanks for leading an excellent ride today. Much appreciated! Best, Nigel.
Good to have you along, Nigel. You seemed to take it in your stride easily enough. B run soon, I reckon.
by George
17 Oct 2020 13:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: PLACES AVAILABLE - Sunday 18 October C-B run to Broadacres Fishery
Replies: 17
Views: 750

Re: Sunday 18 October C-B run to Broadacres Fishery - RIDE FULL

Thanks for letting me know, both. Hope you're feeling better soon, Dan.
by George
14 Oct 2020 10:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New Normal Club Runs - Sunday 18th October
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: New Normal Club Runs - Sunday 18th October

Hi Phil, Is there a likely change to cafe stops on a group ride following the announcement by Boris yesterday? thanks Matt, I think Phil is planning to make an announcement, but in the interim: The Committee discussed this virtually yesterday and decided that, until the situation changes, indoor ca...
by George
14 Oct 2020 10:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: PLACES AVAILABLE - Sunday 18 October C-B run to Broadacres Fishery
Replies: 17
Views: 750

Re: Sunday 18 October C-B run to Broadacres Fishery

PS, for anyone not already aware: Broadacres Fishery has plenty of outdoor seating (beer garden-style tables and benches). Therefore there is nothing to stop Birmingham residents meeting there in groups of up to six.
by George
14 Oct 2020 10:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: PLACES AVAILABLE - Sunday 18 October C-B run to Broadacres Fishery
Replies: 17
Views: 750

Re: Sunday 18 October C-B run to Broadacres Fishery

Great, all the above, consider yourselves in.
by George
13 Oct 2020 11:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: PLACES AVAILABLE - Sunday 18 October C-B run to Broadacres Fishery
Replies: 17
Views: 750

PLACES AVAILABLE - Sunday 18 October C-B run to Broadacres Fishery

I had coming Sunday reserved for riding tandem with Roger for the first time since the virus struck. For various reasons, however, that's not going ahead. So I'll repurpose my route and lead a quick C/slow B run (approx 23kph/14mph) to Broadacres Fishery. 70km/44mi largely on back lanes with a moder...
by George
11 Oct 2020 18:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 110
Views: 36266

Re: New cafe suggestions

Having done a bit of browsing on the Cycling Cafés Map , I decided to go to a previously unvisited café today: The Orchard Tea Room/The Scrumpy House Restaurant at Weston's Cider Mill near Much Marcle. It was really good: lots of indoor and outdoor seating, nice food, reasonable prices, scenic locat...
by George
27 Sep 2020 17:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 27 September B/C ride to Harvington - RIDE FULL
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: Sunday 27 September B/C ride to Harvington - RIDE FULL

Beautiful day, albeit a breezy one with a chilly start, for what will almost certainly be my last round-trip club run until spring. Attendance list matches pre-ride interest list. Thanks everyone for making it an enjoyable ride.
by George
25 Sep 2020 14:23
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Trek TTX TT bike
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Trek TTX TT bike

Ed Moss wrote:
25 Sep 2020 11:17
Stupidly got a bit of enthusiasm for racing again...so new bike for next year...Those scary Facebook ads from Phil is keeping me well away from Audaxing, for the moment..
:lol:
by George
25 Sep 2020 14:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 27 September B/C ride to Harvington - RIDE FULL
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: Sunday 27 September B/C ride to Harvington - RIDE FULL

Thanks for your understanding, Lee.
by George
25 Sep 2020 10:03
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Trek TTX TT bike
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Trek TTX TT bike

Have you upgraded, Ed, or have you decided to become an audaxer?
by George
25 Sep 2020 08:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 27 September B/C ride to Harvington - RIDE FULL
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: Sunday 27 September B/C ride to Harvington

Yes please George Lee, I would love to have you join us, but Richard did actually ask to join the ride last night, via the Facebook group. He posted fairly late in the evening, and I only saw his message on my phone just as I was preparing for bed, so I didn't have opportunity to return to this pos...
by George
24 Sep 2020 11:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 27 September B/C ride to Harvington - RIDE FULL
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Sunday 27 September B/C ride to Harvington - RIDE FULL

I'll lead a B/C ride to Ellenden Farm Shop near Harvington this Sunday. Meet at 09:00 for 09:15 departure. It'll be 90km (56mi) over gently undulating terrain (notwithstanding the final slog for home), as follows: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34163488 I'll set a pace to suit the participants, with...
by George
24 Sep 2020 11:13
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Annual Dinner 2020 and 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Annual Dinner 2020 and 2021

Regrettably, the 2020 Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation has been cancelled. The Club Committee and Dinner Committee waited as long as possible before taking this decision, in the hope that circumstances might change. However, large social gatherings currently remain prohibited and there is no pro...
by George
18 Sep 2020 21:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 20th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Snitterfield (16mph) - FULL
Replies: 12
Views: 733

Re: Sunday 20th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Snitterfield (16mph) - FULL

Since Noel is keen to join and I'm still struggling to come up with an intersection route that ticks all my boxes, I'll bow out of this one. Long range forecast for the following weekend is looking okay, so I'll probably lead on Sunday 27/9. See you all then instead. I may pitch up at one of the oth...
by George
18 Sep 2020 12:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 20th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Snitterfield (16mph) - FULL
Replies: 12
Views: 733

Re: Sunday 20th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Snitterfield (16mph)

We'll see if the ride fills up, otherwise we can pick you up en-route (Portway or Bransons Cross would be fine) - if you could confirm by Sat evening. Great; will do. Yes - the section along A46 is a 'square' :shock: Did you have any concerns about this section? It's not a road I'm fond of, Matt, b...
by George
18 Sep 2020 11:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 20th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Snitterfield (16mph) - FULL
Replies: 12
Views: 733

Re: Sunday 20th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Snitterfield (16mph)

Hi George, Route above now - I've not been to 'The Farm' before, so thought it could be worth a try. Out of interest - where were you thinking of for a stop? Cheers, Matt. I've had a quick look at this, and I can now see that my plan is going to be a bit more difficult to realise than I initially t...
by George
17 Sep 2020 22:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 20th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Snitterfield (16mph) - FULL
Replies: 12
Views: 733

Re: Sunday 20th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Snitterfield (16mph)

Ah, I was just toying with the idea of volunteering to lead a ride myself... I was even thinking of starting via Ullenhall and Little Alne (before swinging off in the other direction)! But, since you've beaten me to it, I'd like to put my name down to intercept you part-way to your destination if I ...
by George
14 Sep 2020 21:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs are ON for Sunday 20th September
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: Holding message on club runs for Sunday 20th September

I participated in the virtual BC regional AGM tonight. - When delivering her year-to-date regional review, Amy Gardner spoke about the need to follow national guidance but, in areas with local rules, to prioritise the rules outlined by the local authority. - I chipped in and pointed out that the rul...
by George
14 Sep 2020 21:36
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Hill climb 13/9/20 - Results
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Hill climb 13/9/20 - Results

Some brilliant rides there!
by George
13 Sep 2020 14:40
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Hill climb photos
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Hill climb photos

The photos I took at the Hill Climb Championship are linked below. It's a muddled set, insofar as some competitors are missing, while some non-competitors are included. Apologies to those whom I missed or otherwise screwed up with. They're free to download, but if published elsewhere a credit is alw...
by George
10 Sep 2020 11:55
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club hill climb championship: KH12, 13 September 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Re: Club hill climb championship: KH12, 13 September 2020

And, as you rightly said on the Twitter feed, spectators are welcome (even encouraged), but it's important that we remain dispersed, and don't crowd together at the top afterwards.
by George
10 Sep 2020 11:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL Sunday 13 September 09.00 C ride Lavender Hall Fisheries 13/14 mph 50 miles
Replies: 14
Views: 862

Re: Sunday 13 September 09.00 C ride Lavender Hall Fisheries 13/14 mph 50 miles

Mariana278 wrote:
10 Sep 2020 02:42
purposely ‘forgot’ about the climb 😂
I need to be back by 2pm because of childcare so I rather go out for a Long ride sorry
I quite understand, Mariana. I was just pulling your leg.
by George
10 Sep 2020 11:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL Sunday 13 September 09.00 C ride Lavender Hall Fisheries 13/14 mph 50 miles
Replies: 14
Views: 862

Re: Sunday 13 September 09.00 C ride Lavender Hall Fisheries 13/14 mph 50 miles

But you'll miss the hill climb! The danger is that if too many people turn up as spectators then the event may exceed the current maximum of 30 people attending a gathering. Could be worse though, on Monday it will be six. It's a tricky one, Phil. If you have half a dozen people standing at the bot...
by George
07 Sep 2020 12:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Changes in CUK Guidance on Group Rides
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Changes in CUK Guidance on Group Rides

I take back what I said about government guidance being opaque. It's actually pretty unambiguous on this point: "You can now exercise alone, with members of your household, or with up to 5 other people from outside your household. Up to two households are permitted to gather in groups of more than 6...
by George
07 Sep 2020 11:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Changes in CUK Guidance on Group Rides
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Changes in CUK Guidance on Group Rides

Apologies the duplication, there. I think Laurence and I were typing at the same time.
by George
07 Sep 2020 11:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Changes in CUK Guidance on Group Rides
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Changes in CUK Guidance on Group Rides

Phil, the committee discussed this issue on line a few days ago. Although CUK are now saying that up to fifteen is okay, BC continue to advise limiting group rides to six. And the official government advise is utterly opaque and therefore inconclusive. The committee therefore decided to leave things...
by George
06 Sep 2020 19:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Introductory ride 6 September (FULL)
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Introductory ride 6 September (FULL)

You're welcome, Nigel. It was good to meet you (and the others), and I hope we'll be seeing more of you all. As I said at the BH, it's not often that all the riders on an Intro Ride look ready to step up to the main rides immediately, but that was the case today. I don't think any of you would find ...
by George
03 Sep 2020 08:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Introductory ride 6 September (FULL)
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Introductory ride 6 September (FULL)

We now have our full complement of six riders, so we can't accept any more participants, unfortunately. If you would have liked to join the ride, but you're seeing this thread too late, please get in touch anyway. If there is enough interest, we might look into the possibility of organising a second...
by George
02 Sep 2020 13:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Introductory ride 6 September (FULL)
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Introductory ride 6 September

People currently down to ride (as of 22:45 Wednesday):

George Barker
Sterling Hall
Daniel Bolsher
Jorge Alvarez Arriaga
Sam Alvarez Arriaga
Nigel Collins
by George
02 Sep 2020 10:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Introductory ride 6 September (FULL)
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Introductory ride 6 September (FULL)

Assuming that there's interest this month, I'll lead an Intro Ride this Sunday as scheduled. We'll meet at the Black Horse at 09:00 for an 09:15 departure. In line with official guidance, the total number of participants, including me, will be LIMITED TO SIX. To make that workable, anyone who wants ...
by George
30 Aug 2020 18:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 30th August B/C ride to Alcester - 45 miles
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: 30th August B/C ride to Alcester - 45 miles

Thanks for a great ride, Si.
by George
29 Aug 2020 10:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 30th August 08:45 BH; Upton Marina 75 mile Loop; B run (15 -16 )
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: Sunday 30th August 08:45 BH; Upton Marina 75 mile Loop; B run (15 -16 )

By the sound of it, Neil, you've been there more recently than me, and they have upped their game considerably since my visit. I thought maybe you had chosen the place on spec, but evidently you've checked it out and found it to be up to standard, so please disregard my earlier comments. When I went...
by George
29 Aug 2020 10:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 30th August B/C ride to Alcester - 45 miles
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: 30th August B/C ride to Alcester - 45 miles

Si, I'd like to do three quarters of this ride with you. I'll meet you a few miles in and peel off the return route somewhere south of the city. I won't have chance to work out my route until later, so I'll message you about the rendezvous point this evening.
by George
27 Aug 2020 19:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 30th August 08:45 BH; Upton Marina 75 mile Loop; B run (15 -16 )
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: Sunday 30th August 08:45 BH; Upton Marina 75 mile Loop; B run (15 -16 )

Neil, I called in at Upton Marina a month or six weeks back and was amazed at how little they were doing to enable the maintenance of social distance. Of course, it's your call, but I just thought I'd mention it, in case that might concern you or others on the ride.
by George
21 Aug 2020 20:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 23 August; 09:15 BH; B Run to Bridgnorth (16mph)
Replies: 11
Views: 751

Re: Sunday 23 August; 09:15 BH; B Run to Bridgnorth (16mph)

I might come to the café, but I'm not certain yet, and I won't be riding with the group if I do come. Therefore, if you want to keep things flexible and decide which ride you're doing on the day, don't worry about me -- just do what suits the group.
by George
14 Aug 2020 21:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 16th August 8:00 BH; Toddington 82 miles; B (14-15mph)
Replies: 13
Views: 944

Re: Sunday 16th August 8:00 BH; Toddington 82 miles; B (14-15mph)

Si, I was supposed to be going on holiday this weekend... but suddenly I'm not. So I may pitch up at the café. Don't count me in the six though, because I won't be riding with the group (unless you catch me on the road -- my route will be the same as yours for the last few kilometres). If there are ...