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by toby
28 Mar 2018 21:25
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 2016 Giant Propel Advanced 2
Replies: 0
Views: 172

2016 Giant Propel Advanced 2

Some of you will know my mate Trew. He used to run iCycle in Bearwood until its owners closed the shop at the end of last year. He is selling his 2016 Giant Propel Advanced 2, size medium, Shimano 105 11 speed. He's done less than 1000 miles on it and its in superb condition. He is looking for £1100...
by toby
26 Feb 2018 14:07
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Snowdrop and Sunrise audaxes - Final word
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Snowdrop and Sunrise audaxes - Final word

Cracking job Phil and team... thanks for keeping this event going!
by toby
05 Nov 2017 14:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th November
Replies: 11
Views: 1544

Re: Club runs - 5th November

A Run to Wyre Forest Visitor Centre Andy (orange bike don't know surname) decided descretion was the better part of valour between Clent and Cookley. Neil Orchard **flat**d just before the Severn Crossing and Adam Green just after. As Adam repaired his, Phil Elwell had decided his gearing was insuff...
by toby
30 Oct 2017 11:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th November
Replies: 11
Views: 1544

Re: Club runs - 5th November

Sometimes inspiration comes from the most surprising of sources. I haven't crossed the Severn in a while.
Lets go to the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre this Sunday :lol:
by toby
16 Oct 2017 23:02
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Memorial ride and vigil on Monday from UoB
Replies: 16
Views: 2125

Re: Memorial ride and vigil on Monday from UoB

Tonight was both poignant and moving but I cannot remember somebody I did not know. So whether the event is described as a "remembrance" or a "demonstration" depends entirely on ones personal point of view. I can only show solidarity with everybody that uses Birmingham roads on two wheels and protes...
by toby
10 Oct 2017 21:14
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: 2018 - Cycling Adventures?
Replies: 11
Views: 1331

Re: 2018 - Cycling Adventures?

Good ideas, Chris and others. We normally list these out in the depths of winter, but as it's being raised now, I can suggest two thoughts at this stage 1. A 'circumcision of Birmingham' club run, which I'll lead sometime next year https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24451799 2. A 400kms audax, as this ...
by toby
10 Oct 2017 09:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2084

Re: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2017

Um... I appear to have been put down for the week before the one I volunteered for :?
by toby
09 Oct 2017 21:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2084

Re: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2017

I'll lead an A run on November 5th. Fireworks are optional.
(Destination TBC)
by toby
28 May 2017 22:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May
Replies: 44
Views: 4098

Re: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May

I can see the Strava activities getting uploaded now. Do I need to post a comment for one or two of them to turn round and form a search party?
by toby
17 May 2017 16:05
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 5462

So I've just seen the new kit and while the colours look good and vibrant and the fit looks contemporary, it seems a shame that the italic type face has been retained on the front. The new supplier would have been a golden opportunity to keep with the times but the "Beacon RCC" that has come across...
by toby
16 May 2017 20:59
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 5462

So I've just seen the new kit and while the colours look good and vibrant and the fit looks contemporary, it seems a shame that the italic type face has been retained on the front. The new supplier would have been a golden opportunity to keep with the times but the "Beacon RCC" that has come across ...
by toby
08 Apr 2017 14:36
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Little Mountain Time Trial
Replies: 23
Views: 2823

Really sorry to hear that Keith. Still two weeks to go so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you mate. Lots of vitamin C and green leafy vegetables if you've still got a lot of bruising. Take care.
by toby
07 Apr 2017 22:16
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Short term room let
Replies: 4
Views: 615

I did - I will ask my friend if she can do a short term thing
by toby
07 Apr 2017 09:52
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Little Mountain Time Trial
Replies: 23
Views: 2823

Thanks Tim. The CTT has Simon Dighton's email address against the event so I have sent him a message. I am unconcerned about refund. It's only 14 quid from my POV and if it goes to the club it's all good. The injury is inconveniently timed so I am philosophical rather than angry. I am very fortunate...
by toby
07 Apr 2017 08:44
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Little Mountain Time Trial
Replies: 23
Views: 2823

My training in the early part of this season was focussed on my first participation in this event. Early club TTs indicated I was going well. Unfortunately injury woes and imminent surgery have put paid to competing this year. I could not see anything in terms of protocol about declaring myself DNS ...
by toby
25 Mar 2017 18:30
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULT: TT K37/6G x2 25th March 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Thanks again Andy and Martin. Lovely day for it, if a bit blowy!
by toby
18 Mar 2017 16:46
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULT: TT K37/6G 18th March 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Yes thanks guys. Good effort ensuring the road works were completed on time Martin :wink:
by toby
20 Feb 2017 17:43
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - April, May and June 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3414

John hasn't announced details for this year's page yet but from my archive of old pages.... A very important and popular option, our Roadman category will again feature this year. We will award prizes for the fastest riders completing the course using a standard road bike with only traditional-styl...
by toby
20 Feb 2017 14:56
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - April, May and June 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3414

I have entered the Little Mountain TT via the CTT website. I just wondered whether there was a link to the rules for "roadman" entry - I remember it somewhere on the Beacon site but I can't find it. I just want to be sure that any of my aero slipperyness will not void entry into this classification...
by toby
20 Feb 2017 12:42
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - April, May and June 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3414

I have entered the Little Mountain TT via the CTT website. I just wondered whether there was a link to the rules for "roadman" entry - I remember it somewhere on the Beacon site but I can't find it. I just want to be sure that any of my aero slipperyness will not void entry into this classification ...
by toby
13 Feb 2017 14:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May
Replies: 44
Views: 4098

George wrote:
toby wrote:I'm definitely a maybe for this again.
On the other hand, you may be a definite.
I might be George :wink:
by toby
12 Feb 2017 20:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May
Replies: 44
Views: 4098

I'm definitely a maybe for this again. And planning a second 300km ride the following Friday.
by toby
12 Jan 2017 20:31
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Proposed Club TT calender for 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2999

laurence_cooley wrote:I'd been thinking about it for almost four days and hadn't really come up with anything, George.

The new course is pending CTT approval. Fingers crossed...
Beacon RCC are awaiting the OK from CTT?
MRAU
by toby
05 Jan 2017 22:28
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Proposed Club TT calender for 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2999

If the LMTT is on the CTT site, does that mean we can enter asap, pdq?

TTFN

TD
by toby
08 Nov 2016 19:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 'Cycling Weekly' Club run
Replies: 61
Views: 4768

Hels147 wrote:Anyone got some heated insoles?! Not been on the road bike since the weather changed.... Fear I'm gonna be cold! :shock:
You, Andy and me on a ride together again? The weather is guarenteed to be utterly disgusting now!!
by toby
08 Nov 2016 19:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 'Cycling Weekly' Club run
Replies: 61
Views: 4768

Just copied the route to my navigation device so can do a turn or two.
The weather forecast changes depending on which website I look at but I'm optimistic the nastiness should have cleared by meet time.
See you in the morning!
by toby
08 Jun 2016 14:54
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: 2016 Aviva Women's Tour
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

This is the schedule for next Thursday's stage; http://www.womenstour.co.uk/files/documents/Stage2_Atherstone_StratforduponAvon_ETA.pdf I am planning to ride to Meriden and then to Stratford for the finish. If people have different plans or variation of pace then we could meet up on Bridge St as nea...
by toby
30 May 2016 11:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon's Brecons 300km Club Run. 29th May
Replies: 71
Views: 5834

Chapeau to everybody who shared our adventure yesterday. Particular thanks to Phil W for devising the mad idea, planning the route and your leadership and to Paul for leading that other unruly mob. Thanks also to Phil R for your enthusiastic stewardship of club runs and for lifting morale on the roa...
by toby
16 May 2016 12:47
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: 2016 Aviva Women's Tour
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

With a month to go, just wanted to "bump" this and make sure those interested had the time off on the 16th June and to see if anyone else wants to come and watch the race with us.

Between now and then we can discuss where to watch the race go past and routes there etc.
by toby
04 May 2016 10:56
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Fantasy Giro D'Italia 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 298

Fantasy Giro D'Italia 2016

http://www.velogames.com

Beacon RCC League code: 04104155
by toby
26 Mar 2016 18:46
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Results: K37/6G(x2) Saturday 26th March 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Respect to everyone, competitors and officials, for braving that. I spent the last four days looking at weather forecasts talking myself into and back out of showing up today.
by toby
21 Mar 2016 09:06
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Handicap 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1747

Woo hoo! That's fantastic. Thanks Simon.
by toby
20 Mar 2016 22:27
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Handicap 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1747

Patch wrote:Toby your handicap was 3.00 which is the difference between base time 15 min and your previous best 18.00. So you are quite right you should have had 3 min knocked off your new PB of 16:41 = 13:41
Thanks for confirming Chris :D
by toby
20 Mar 2016 22:07
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Handicap 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1747

... so further to my last post, reviewing others' expected time, they have had the difference between expected and actual time taken from (or added to) the base 15 mins. Which makes my handicap time 13.41, correct?
by toby
20 Mar 2016 20:14
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Handicap 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1747

Hi Simon - I rode the course with a time of 18 minutes last year. So I'm just interested to find out whether my result here is restricted to the base time like riders who've not rode the course before or whether, by coincidence, my result matches a ride that results a calculated time that equals the...
by toby
19 Mar 2016 16:22
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Results: K37/6G Saturday 19th March 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Thanks for today Andy & Chris. Well done to everybody. It was cold and that bloody road never gets any less worrying.
by toby
04 Feb 2016 17:32
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: 2016 Aviva Women's Tour
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

2016 Aviva Women's Tour

The race starts on Wednesday 15th June. Lizzie Armitstead should be racing, so this will be a chance to cheer on the current World Road Racing Champion. On Thursday 16th, stage two passes through Beacon Club run territory with a stage from Atherstone to Stratford Upon Avon. If there is sufficient in...
by toby
27 Jan 2016 09:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon's Brecons 300km Club Run. 29th May
Replies: 71
Views: 5834

Do I need to confirm on this thread? Mrs Draper has just green lighted all my proposed cycling dates for the year :D
by toby
05 Dec 2015 16:32
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: WEDNESDAY NIGHT RUNS
Replies: 6
Views: 2466

It would be good to attract new riders to Weds night runs. It starts on my doorstep so I try to turn out as often as possible all year round. Newbies used to turn up regularly but that appears to have abated of late. Perhaps the route is off putting at this time of year? There are three particularly...
by toby
25 Oct 2015 15:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs 25th October
Replies: 17
Views: 1522

Very entertaining Neil!
by toby
23 Aug 2015 14:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Run 23 August
Replies: 14
Views: 1088

Cheers Keith, that was... character building.
by toby
30 Jul 2015 23:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs: 2nd August
Replies: 30
Views: 2210

Hey Matthew. I don't mean to be presumptuous about your riding just from your breif description. A runs are generally over 16 mph even when we do the occasional longer route, like James's on Sunday. I tried to graduate from solo riding straight into an A run when I joined the Beacon and I regretted ...
by toby
26 Jul 2015 21:27
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Velogames fantasy TdF
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Tim wrote:Just checked this for first time!

It was £20 each yes? winner takes all? :D
Certainly nothing for fifth place mate.
by toby
25 Jul 2015 21:22
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: THE AUDACIOUS AUDAX ENTRY LIST - KK and FC2H audaxes
Replies: 20
Views: 2107

Thanks to Phil for organising a superb event once again and your team of helpers on the day.
by toby
15 Jun 2015 10:11
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Results for Club 50 Championship
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Thanks all. As I said earlier, I didn't want this to sound like sour grapes and definitely did not want to offer anything other than congratulations to Simon and Martin for those excellent times. And add appreciation to Patch et al for their efforts over the season. But last night, after a long day ...
by toby
14 Jun 2015 23:21
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Results for Club 50 Championship
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

... or the number of points on offer should be weighted by the low turn out. There were two riders entered. They scored 40 and 39 points. A third person, high in the table in the handicap comp could have entered today, rolled round in three and a half hours and score 38 points.
by toby
14 Jun 2015 23:09
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Results for Club 50 Championship
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Yes. Both valid points. And the club absolutely needs a 50 champs. But if future schedule conflicts occur, the TT should be removed as a contributing event towards the handicap comp when the date is published.
by toby
14 Jun 2015 21:58
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Results for Club 50 Championship
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

I get that Laurence. But if Simon hadn't raced today, Martin would've got 40 points for the handicap comp, unchallenged by anyone else at the top of the table who was supporting a major club event.
by toby
14 Jun 2015 21:30
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Results for Club 50 Championship
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

BTW - well done Simon and Martin. I didn't want to detract from your performances today. This isn't sour grapes:)
by toby
14 Jun 2015 20:59
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Results for Club 50 Championship
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

That was the page i was referring to Laurence. But I've never scrolled down that far. I'm going to stop reading the club page on a smartphone and use a proper computer monitor next season so I don't miss out on handicap points from not reading something in the page footer. That's to say nothing abou...