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by George
17 Sep 2021 14:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Saturday 18th September, 9:15 B ride to Heightington (Nothing Bound brewery taphouse)
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Saturday 18th September, 9:15 B ride to Heightington (Nothing Bound brewery taphouse)

This sounds like fun, Matt, but sadly doesn't fit with my other plans and work commitments. I look forward to hearing your report! Enjoy!
by George
16 Sep 2021 16:32
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: KIT SHOP NOW OPEN for winter gear
Replies: 24
Views: 1514

Re: KIT SHOP NOW OPEN for winter gear

Laura_Forrest wrote:
15 Sep 2021 20:51
Hello,
I've emailed and sent payment to the details above for 1 x medium womens 75th anniversary karma evo jersey, with the new joiner discount. Hope that's all ok :)
Thanks,
Laura
Neil has received your e-mail, Laura, and has everything under control.
by George
14 Sep 2021 10:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL: 12 September: An Intro Ride with a difference!
Replies: 19
Views: 470

Re: RIDE FULL: 12 September: An Intro Ride with a difference!

David61 wrote:
13 Sep 2021 13:28
George, thank you for a fab intro ride, really enjoyed it, and everyone's company.
Beacon seems like a great club to join, so I'll no doubt see you again soon.
Best regards
David C
Glad you enjoyed it, David. It was good to have everyone along -- I hope we'll be seeing more of you all.
by George
12 Sep 2021 17:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL: 12 September: An Intro Ride with a difference!
Replies: 19
Views: 470

Re: RIDE FULL: 12 September: An Intro Ride with a difference!

Finally, a reminder to everyone that the efforts of today's fastest Beacon hill climber, Ant Featherstone, and all our other champions, will be celebrated at the Annual Dinner in November. A fantastic night that you really won't want to miss! See: http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/message_board/viewtopic....
by George
12 Sep 2021 17:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL: 12 September: An Intro Ride with a difference!
Replies: 19
Views: 470

Re: RIDE FULL: 12 September: An Intro Ride with a difference!

We had a thoroughly enjoyable Intro Ride today. Well, I enjoyed it, anyway. Matt helpfully made himself available at short notice so that we could divide the group and accommodate Laura. However, we had a couple of drop-outs, so ultimately started as a single group. Matt's presence nevertheless came...
by George
10 Sep 2021 14:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL: 12 September: An Intro Ride with a difference!
Replies: 19
Views: 470

Re: RIDE FULL: 12 September: An Intro Ride with a difference!

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ANYONE STILL LOOKING TO JOIN THIS RIDE: Ten participants is the most that I feel can ride on the open road as a safe, compact group. We now have ten people signed up, so Mariana and I cannot take any more in our group. However, if you still want to join, please let us know anyw...
by George
10 Sep 2021 14:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL: 12 September: An Intro Ride with a difference!
Replies: 19
Views: 470

Re: RIDE FULL: 12 September: An Intro Ride with a difference!

Hi, would it be possible to join this ride or is it at the limit for numbers? Marc Haha, I see I've created a problem for myself by bending the rules previously! (Albeit because one of the original eight remained unconfirmed.) Marc, I believe I have led a group of ten before on one of these rides, ...
by George
09 Sep 2021 14:54
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Club Audax Trophy
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Club Audax Trophy

I'm aware that Audax UK decided to change the season to align it with to the international Audaxing year. I was wondering whether other sections have differing seasons? What about time trialling, when does their season begin? In time trialling, annual competitions (e.g. BBAR) have traditionally end...
by George
08 Sep 2021 23:02
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Club Audax Trophy
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Club Audax Trophy

I don't recall the rules changing any time recently, Phil. They're published here: http://beaconrcc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Club-trophies-2020.pdf Just to be clear: I think that your idea of changing from 30 September to 31 October has a lot going for it. I'm just saying is that there are ...
by George
08 Sep 2021 22:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL: 12 September: An Intro Ride with a difference!
Replies: 19
Views: 470

Re: 12 September: An Intro Ride with a difference!

Hi, Sounds great. Think you might already have your 8 now, but, if there is space, I would really like to come along. Will ask to come along again another time if so. Thanks, Neil Neil, the limit of eight is fairly arbitrary. On top of which, Aron is currently unconfirmed... and if he does come, he...
by George
08 Sep 2021 22:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL: 12 September: An Intro Ride with a difference!
Replies: 19
Views: 470

Re: 12 September: An Intro Ride with a difference!

David61 wrote:
08 Sep 2021 16:03
Hi there,
If there are any spaces I would love to join the intro ride on the 12th.
Thank you
David
You are welcome to join us, David. I look forward to seeing you.
by George
08 Sep 2021 11:25
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Club Audax Trophy
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Club Audax Trophy

There are pros and cons with aligning the dates. Everything's easier to get your head around and verify if we align ourselves with AUK dates. But our trophies are handed out less than two weeks after the end of October, so it would be a headache for the person who organises engravings and it would m...
by George
08 Sep 2021 09:51
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: KIT SHOP NOW OPEN for winter gear
Replies: 24
Views: 1514

Re: KIT SHOP NOW OPEN for winter gear

PeakPete wrote:
08 Sep 2021 07:57
Does anyone know the armpit to armpit measurement for a Small and Medium 75th jersey please? (Yep I missed the trying on session at Neil's...)

Cheers, Pete
Pete, see https://www.santinicycling.com/en/conte ... t_guide-17
by George
08 Sep 2021 09:49
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: HELP NEEDED 12th & or 13th
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: HELP NEEDED 12th & or 13th

Most people will be at the hill climb on Sunday morning, Ade, and at work on Monday morning. I might be able to lend a hand on Sunday afternoon, immediately after the intro ride. Let me know if that's any use.
by George
07 Sep 2021 13:14
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: KIT SHOP NOW OPEN for winter gear
Replies: 24
Views: 1514

Re: KIT SHOP NOW OPEN for winter gear

RichardL wrote:
07 Sep 2021 11:09
Can new members still get 50% off a top and how does that work?
Yes, Rich. I've copied and pasted the instructions from the previous window -- see above.
by George
07 Sep 2021 13:13
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: KIT SHOP NOW OPEN for winter gear
Replies: 24
Views: 1514

Re: KIT SHOP NOW OPEN for winter gear

New joiners are entitled to buy their first jersey half price. Here's how: 1. Go to the Santini webshop, choose the things you want and make a note of them. 2. Don't place an order! 3. Send full details of what you want to clothing@beaconrcc.org.uk. Use the same garment names as Santini, like so: 1...
by George
07 Sep 2021 10:00
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: KIT SHOP NOW OPEN for winter gear
Replies: 24
Views: 1514

Re: WINTER KIT ORDER

THE ONLINE KIT SHOP IS NOW OPEN! You can now order: - Deep winter top (men/unisex) - Virtus winter top (women) - Light gilet (unisex) - Short-sleeve anniversary jersey (men/unisex) - Short-sleeve anniversary jersey (women) - Bib tights (men) - Bib tights (women) Use this link: https://www.santinicy...
by George
07 Sep 2021 09:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL: 12 September: An Intro Ride with a difference!
Replies: 19
Views: 470

Re: 12 September: An Intro Ride with a difference!

Kali-Ann wrote:
07 Sep 2021 08:34
Good morning,
I would very much like to take part.
Kind and warm regards

Kali-Ann
Hello, Kali. Count yourself in.
by George
06 Sep 2021 23:37
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: VTTA National 25 championships
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: VTTA National 25 championships

Excellent performance, Ed.
by George
06 Sep 2021 11:02
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Judith Shipway RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Judith Shipway RIP

Sad news. A strong and forthright woman, but a woman with a real passion for life who always had time for others. It was very sad to see dementia dim the light within years before the body that hosted it finally succumbed.
by George
02 Sep 2021 15:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Intro Rides 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 1907

Re: Intro Rides 2021

Details of the September ride now here:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9658
by George
02 Sep 2021 15:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL: 12 September: An Intro Ride with a difference!
Replies: 19
Views: 470

RIDE FULL: 12 September: An Intro Ride with a difference!

For a variety of reasons, September's Introductory Ride has been put back from the first Sunday of the month to the second Sunday, i.e. 12 September. That day is also the day of the club's Hill Climb Championship. The Hill Climb is one of the traditional highlights of the club's calendar. There's al...
by George
02 Sep 2021 14:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Leader NO LONGER wanted for September Intro Ride
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Leader wanted for September Intro Ride

Mariana - great, thanks!

Kouros - I think that decides it: we'll do a delayed Intro Ride next week. I'll put up a separate post. Look forward to meeting you!
by George
01 Sep 2021 14:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Leader NO LONGER wanted for September Intro Ride
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Leader wanted for September Intro Ride

Thanks for the offer, Mariana. I had actually half thought about simply postponing it myself -- I fully assume I'll be riding again by then, and it could perhaps be combined with watching the hill climb. As far as I know, we've not yet had any enquiries from would-be participants (probably at least ...
by George
31 Aug 2021 09:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Leader NO LONGER wanted for September Intro Ride
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Leader NO LONGER wanted for September Intro Ride

I'm due to lead an Intro Ride this Sunday, 5 September. However, I'm not very well at the moment and I think it's best to pull out sooner rather than later, to give maximum opportunity for someone else to organise something. The ride hasn't yet been advertised and doesn't yet have anyone signed up t...
by George
29 Aug 2021 21:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Vintage club run 30/8/21 - DETAILS ADDED
Replies: 49
Views: 1839

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

In recent days, I've come down with a filthy cold (courtesy of my recently un-locked-down clubbing daughter). Although I feel quite capable of doing a slow three-hour ride, I don't think it would be responsible to potentially pass on this virus to everyone else tomorrow -- particularly since the peo...
by George
29 Aug 2021 20:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Vintage club run 30/8/21 - DETAILS ADDED
Replies: 49
Views: 1839

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

Euge wrote:
29 Aug 2021 19:12
I’m going to have to drop out. Can’t resolve some bike issues in time. Hope it goes well - look forward to seeing pictures. Euge.
Sorry to hear that, Eugene. We'll just to organise another one next year now.
by George
29 Aug 2021 20:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Vintage club run 30/8/21 - DETAILS ADDED
Replies: 49
Views: 1839

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

David Cole wrote:
29 Aug 2021 09:36
Hi George
Tony and Jane are riding directly to Churchfields from home and Bob and Carole Green are going by car
Dave
Thanks, Dave.
by George
29 Aug 2021 20:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Vintage club run 30/8/21 - DETAILS ADDED
Replies: 49
Views: 1839

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

Mariana278 wrote:
29 Aug 2021 06:49
Sorry George I won’t be able to go now
Thanks for letting me know; see you another time.
by George
26 Aug 2021 11:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Vintage club run 30/8/21 - DETAILS ADDED
Replies: 49
Views: 1839

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

REMINDER!

Will anyone who expressed an interest but can't now come please let me know, so that I can give the café an accurate estimate of our numbers in the next day or two.

Thanks!
by George
26 Aug 2021 10:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Vintage club run 30/8/21 - DETAILS ADDED
Replies: 49
Views: 1839

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

jamesla61771 wrote:
25 Aug 2021 18:30
myself and Clare will join you on the tandem-Vince
Look forward to seeing you both.
by George
26 Aug 2021 10:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Vintage club run 30/8/21 - DETAILS ADDED
Replies: 49
Views: 1839

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

I think it's OK at the moment, but in wet conditions the Shell Ford bridge crossing gets very messy. Thanks, Andy. It's a few weeks since I crossed there, but it's been dry recently, so I think the footbridge will be okay. If anyone's unhappy about crossing there, we can always continue to Himbolto...
by George
26 Aug 2021 10:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Vintage club run 30/8/21 - DETAILS ADDED
Replies: 49
Views: 1839

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

David Cole wrote:
24 Aug 2021 20:22
George
I will be doing the short ride and I am happy to lead at a fairly slow pace 12 mph with maybe walking up any steep hills
Dave
Thanks, Dave.
by George
21 Aug 2021 10:29
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 07/08/21 East Anglia VTTA 25 F2A/25
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: 07/08/21 East Anglia VTTA 25 F2A/25

Another great result, ed!
by George
12 Aug 2021 09:37
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 75th Anniversary Dinner and Prize Presentation
Replies: 4
Views: 1294

Re: 75th Anniversary Dinner and Prize Presentation

Thanks, Phil. Sorry you can't make it.
by George
11 Aug 2021 13:09
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 75th Anniversary Dinner and Prize Presentation
Replies: 4
Views: 1294

75th Anniversary Dinner and Prize Presentation

Beacon RCC 75th Anniversary Dinner and Prize Presentation 6pm to midnight, Saturday 13 November 2021 http://brcc.haywoodhouse.net/images/Dinner21_01.png In the closing weeks of each year, we get together to recognise the achievements of our members during the season just ended. The Annual Dinner is...
by George
10 Aug 2021 17:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Vintage club run 30/8/21 - DETAILS ADDED
Replies: 49
Views: 1839

Re: Vintage club run 30/8/21

Okay, here's the provisional plan. If anyone sees any flaws in it, please speak up; at this stage things can still be tweaked. Starting point: Hollyoaks Lane, Tardebigge, gravel area under the high wall around Hewell Grange Gardens, about 50m from junction with B4184. If riding out is an option for ...
by George
09 Aug 2021 16:01
Forum: For Sale
Topic: MTB - free to a good home
Replies: 4
Views: 253

MTB - free to a good home

Lifelong member Oscar Hopkins has a heart condition that has sadly obliged him to give up cycling. He is therefore looking for a home for the following bike. If you're interested and you know Oscar, please contact him direct. If you're interested and you don't know Oscar, DM me (or contact me any ot...
by George
09 Aug 2021 15:36
Forum: Cycling Commercials
Topic: Coaching services
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Coaching services

I recently received the following e-mail, and thought I should simply pass it on for members to act on or ignore as they see fit. Dear George and Beacon RCC My name is Callum Ferguson. I run Callum Ferguson Coaching. I am a local resident living in Bromsgrove but currently living in Italy. I am Dire...
by George
08 Aug 2021 21:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: FULL C+ Run - Sunday 8th august - Snitterfield WEAR BEACON TOP IF HAVE ONE
Replies: 14
Views: 640

Re: FULL C+ Run - Sunday 8th august - Snitterfield WEAR BEACON TOP IF HAVE ONE

From me too, Mariana. Great to catch up with a few I haven't been able to chat to for a long time now.
by George
08 Aug 2021 17:04
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Hello.
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Hello.

Hello everyone, my name is Kali-Ann. Hello, Kali-Ann, and welcome to the Beacon! I hauled my old bike out of the garage and it became very clear that it was basically a dinosaur, not really surprising as I bought it in 1976 *...) Oh well time to get something a little more up to date. I will be pur...
by George
07 Aug 2021 21:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: FULL C+ Run - Sunday 8th august - Snitterfield WEAR BEACON TOP IF HAVE ONE
Replies: 14
Views: 640

Re: FULL C+ Run - Sunday 8th august - Snitterfield WEAR BEACON TOP IF HAVE ONE

Mariana278 wrote:
07 Aug 2021 18:26
George would be great to see you there tomorrow, if you like tag along and meet us at BH one more won’t make much different
Thanks, Mariana, but tomorrow's not a good day for me to come into B'ham first. I'll ride over from home. See you tomorrow.
by George
07 Aug 2021 16:22
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Help needed: Phil Robbins' photo archive
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Help needed: Phil Robbins' photo archive

snailmale wrote:
07 Aug 2021 10:21
Sorry George, not 'The Boot' but Alec Humm who was club secretary around that time.

I have a vague recollection that he emigrated to Australia later.
Ah, I thought it was a long shot. Thanks for the clarification, Alan.
by George
06 Aug 2021 22:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: FULL C+ Run - Sunday 8th august - Snitterfield WEAR BEACON TOP IF HAVE ONE
Replies: 14
Views: 640

Re: FULL C+ Run - Sunday 8th august - Snitterfield WEAR BEACON TOP IF HAVE ONE

Pete, I realise that the ride itself is full, but would you mind if I pitch up at the café to say hello? Your route and estimated speed are consistent with an arrival time of about 10:30, I reckon. Does that sound about right?
by George
06 Aug 2021 21:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Vintage club run 30/8/21 - DETAILS ADDED
Replies: 49
Views: 1839

Re: Vintage club run 30/8/21

Apologies for not doing much on the organisation of this ride for a long time. It's very much on, and I have started thinking about routes. Will hopefully be able to share something soon. Watch this space!
by George
06 Aug 2021 21:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Vintage club run 30/8/21 - DETAILS ADDED
Replies: 49
Views: 1839

Re: Vintage club run 30/8/21

bikercolin wrote:
05 Aug 2021 19:51
Gutted to miss this bit Simon Turner and I are off doing Lon Las Cymry that weekend.
Enjoy!
by George
06 Aug 2021 21:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Vintage club run 30/8/21 - DETAILS ADDED
Replies: 49
Views: 1839

Re: Vintage club run 30/8/21

PhilG wrote:
26 Jul 2021 20:16
George,

My 1989 Reynolds 653 framed bike and I would like to be included please.

I would be grateful for a route a couple of weeks in advance as I currently have a rather high bottom gear (42 x 18) which could probably be swapped if absolutely necessary.
Great, you're in!