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by WorcsPhil
09 Dec 2019 10:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 15th December
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Club Runs - 15th December

17 riders out on Sunday after the night before. An excellent evening at the Beacon awards dinner on Saturday saw many people propping up the bar at midnight then still out the following morn...what a ridiculous lot we are, eh? Thanks to all the organisers of the awards night, good to see a fellow gi...
by WorcsPhil
03 Dec 2019 15:14
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon RCC AGM for 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Beacon RCC AGM for 2019

The AGM of the Beacon Roads Cycling Club will take place at 7.30 pm on Thursday 12th December 2019 at Rowheath Pavilion, Heath Road, Bournville B30 1HH. All members are cordially invited, and it would be good to see as many Beaconites there as possible. The agenda and reports from various committee ...
by WorcsPhil
02 Dec 2019 12:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th December
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Club runs - 8th December

Only 10 riders out braving the cold conditions on Sunday...thanks to George for leading the Intro and Si Walker for leading the impromptu B/C run. A few of us ventured further north to Leek on Sunday and boy was it a cold 'un ! It's the Beacon Awards Dinner this Saturday of course, so club ride atte...
by WorcsPhil
02 Dec 2019 11:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1060

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

Hi George, YES, it would be great if you took over Intro ride promotion and co-ordination...we always struggle to promote it effectively and as we know, new members are then lifeblood of the club etc! You certainly wouldn't be stepping on my toes! I've been musing on trying to find an effective lead...
by WorcsPhil
25 Nov 2019 10:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st December
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Club Runs - 1st December

27 riders out on what has to be said, was more than acceptable conditions for late November...Big thanks to me, Si Walker and Noel O'Dwyer (first time leader) for leading the three rides. Good to hear the banter and bonhomie of a social club ride is alive and well. Good grief, it's December...so mou...
by WorcsPhil
24 Nov 2019 14:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th November
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Club runs - 24th November

...and on the A-Run to Blackminster were, in alphabetical order James Bendle Phil Elwell James Hepburn Paul Johnson Ka Li Neil Lynch Phil Richards (Leading) Alex Rybinski Nick Shenton John Williams Andy Wrightson Zeus, the God of Satanic tomatoes A fine dry day, if a few puddles around... not bad th...
by WorcsPhil
22 Nov 2019 12:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th November
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Club runs - 24th November

Sunday looks a lovely dry day sandwiched between wet ones, so get yourself out on a club run rather than the old turbo screen watching... The A-ride will be to the Potted Pantry café at Blackminster (between Honeybourne and Evesham) this Sunday, using a route something like this: https://ridewithgps...
by WorcsPhil
18 Nov 2019 11:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th November
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Club runs - 24th November

Another 20 people out on Sunday... plenty of benign weather about at present so lube your chain and come on in, the water's lovely. Thanks to Andy, Simon and Phil G for leading the three rides...and yes, the club run trophy is up for grabs next year...a wide open leaderboard at present. It was good ...
by WorcsPhil
11 Nov 2019 11:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th November
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Club Runs - 17th November

18 riders out on the A and C runs this weekend, and although cold and wet under our tyres, it was a lovely sunny winter's day to be out on a bike. No frost, intelligent discussions on the neo-classical architecture seen in certain areas of Vienna, and how that has influenced the cultural reputation ...
by WorcsPhil
10 Nov 2019 15:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 10th November
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Club Runs - 10th November

... and on a beautiful winter’s day, the A-ride consisted of, in alphabetical order The Rt Hon Sir John Bercow, MP, Speaker of the House Fenella Brown Jasper Davies - first time riding with the Beacon Paul Johnson Neil Lynch Phil Richards (Leading) Nick Shenton John Williams Andy Wrightson Welcome t...
by WorcsPhil
04 Nov 2019 11:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 10th November
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Club Runs - 10th November

This week's A-run will be to Wellesbourne, because...well, why not?

Using this route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31416494

Shortish at 103kms...so a day for any B riders to step up if they wish... no one gets dropped, except people who whizz off the front allowing me to turn off unannounced :o
by WorcsPhil
04 Nov 2019 10:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 10th November
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Club Runs - 10th November

Another sunny Sunday saw just under 30 riders out on the 4 rides. Thanks, as always to Nick, Phil, Finbarr and Dave for leading the rides through the puddles. There are 4 active club members called 'Phil' and all lead club runs regularly, so I guess we need to recruit more Philberts and Philomena's ...
by WorcsPhil
28 Oct 2019 13:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - November 3rd
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Club Runs - November 3rd

26 riders out on Sunday in sky's so blue, it made your eyes water. Plenty of puddles about, including one on the A-ride which was so deep, it reached your ankles, and anyone with no momentum would have fallen in...unfortunately no one did! Thanks to Phil Richards (me), Phil Elwell and Simon 'Phil' T...
by WorcsPhil
27 Oct 2019 21:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 27th October
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Re: Club Runs - 27th October

...and in the A-Run today to Coalport were, in alphabetical order: Sir Ken Dodd Paul Johnson Neil Lynch Neil Orchard Phil Richards (Leading) Nick Shenton Lee Spiers Vince Tennant Philip Whiteman John Williams Andy Wrightson A funny old day, beautifully sunny, puddly and wet under-tyre, with a humdin...
by WorcsPhil
24 Oct 2019 11:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 27th October
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Re: Club Runs - 27th October

Weather looks decent on Sunday, so as it closes for the winter next weekend (I checked), this Sunday's A-ride will be to Coalport YHA Café, using something like this route... https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31359871 35 miles there, 35 miles back. Clocks go back this weekend, so an extra hours sleep f...
by WorcsPhil
22 Oct 2019 16:43
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: IMPORTANT - Committee Vacancies for 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 113

IMPORTANT - Committee Vacancies for 2020

Hi all, In advance of the Beacon RCC AGM in mid-December (details will be published in the next few weeks), we would like to publicise early that there will be four vacancies on the committee for next year, that we will hopefully fill at the AGM. These are: Committee Secretary Time Trials Secretary ...
by WorcsPhil
21 Oct 2019 13:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 27th October
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Club Runs - 27th October

25 rides out in the sunshine on Sunday on the three club rides. Thanks To Paul Johnson, Simon White and Dave Cox for leading...some vast cycling knowledge and experience in those three names, eh? ...and there you go, I came through a full Monday post without using the word 'volunteer'...DAMN!! Faile...
by WorcsPhil
18 Oct 2019 15:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 20th October
Replies: 12
Views: 938

Re: Club Runs - 20th October

Can we have a named C-ride leader, please - let's not leave it to Pete Norman every week. Let's try alternative approaches as I've read that different people react best to different approaches... A: Angry - FFS, get your name down and lead. B: Pleading - Once more unto the breach, I prostrate before...
by WorcsPhil
14 Oct 2019 10:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 20th October
Replies: 12
Views: 938

Club Runs - 20th October

Another rainy Sunday, but as Neil Lynch pointed out... Only thing of note to report is the 8 Hopwood ladies merrily cycling away in the rain. An example to us all! ...hhhmmm Anyway, I have promises of a nicer weekend is on the way, so get your names down, we haven't had a full set of leaders this cl...
by WorcsPhil
09 Oct 2019 09:15
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon bobble hat?
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Beacon bobble hat?

At last night's committee meeting, we agreed that we would try one last go at getting the minimum order before refunding people, as there are still 10 people or so who expressed an interest yet still haven't bought one. These would make ideal Christmas presents to yourself or others, so please suppo...
by WorcsPhil
07 Oct 2019 08:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th October
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Club runs - 13th October

New club run season has started and Dave Cole has already gone into a commanding lead in the Club run competition. With Dave being like a Kenyan long distance runner, he'll be difficult to claw back once he's on the back straight, and the bookies now have him as Evens fav for next year's trophy, but...
by WorcsPhil
30 Sep 2019 11:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 6th October
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Club Runs - 6th October

Only 8 riders out for the last week of the club run season, and it was dry! At least overhead, the lanes were very wet.. All three leaders turned up, so we amalgamated into one ride for a blast down to Cobhouse. The new club run season is upon us, so what could be better than to get into an early le...
by WorcsPhil
30 Sep 2019 10:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 2018/2019 Club Run Season - Final Scores
Replies: 0
Views: 299

2018/2019 Club Run Season - Final Scores

Below is the complete listing of club runners during the 2018/2019 season, which ran from 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2019 All hail our new winner...yes, it's the Pied Piper of Iverley himself, Nick Shenton, with a new club run record of 78 points, which included a remarkable 21 leads in the ...
by WorcsPhil
29 Sep 2019 21:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Run - 29th September
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: Club Run - 29th September

Well, the weather wasn't as bad as forecast...no rain on the A-run ride down to Cobhouse, albeit many lanes were flooded, and we all enjoyed puddle riding at speed, especially Ade 'Mr Cross' Ravenscroft. Thanks all for turning up. On the A-ride today were...in alphabetical order: Dina Asher Smith Fi...
by WorcsPhil
28 Sep 2019 16:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Run - 29th September
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: Club Run - 29th September

This is the straightforward route to Cobhouse tomorrow. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26125094 Note that as the weather now looks to be almost approaching ok... then me and maybe others are riding to Cobhouse for breakfast and then instead of routing home on this route will extend by riding another...
by WorcsPhil
27 Sep 2019 09:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Run - 29th September
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: Club Run - 29th September

Phil, I'm happy to lead the A-ride to Cobhouse whatever the weather, it looks an improving picture in my rose-tinted world.
by WorcsPhil
23 Sep 2019 13:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1060

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

As per the above message, the routes for the four C-ride locations are as follows: Hillers - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9588045 Worcester Country Park - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10976764 Stourport - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26772661 Lavender Hall - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/3116...
by WorcsPhil
23 Sep 2019 12:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1060

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

...and so, the perpetual hamster wheel of club runs continues into a new season. October sees the start of a new season of club runs, and we're all keen for new ideas and new things to look forward to. So, after speaking to Pete Norman, an esteemed Beacon member, we'll try an experiment with the C-r...
by WorcsPhil
09 Sep 2019 19:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th September
Replies: 13
Views: 1129

Club runs - 15th September

Another fine weekend saw over 30 riders out on the four club runs, and thanks to James Bendle in particular for an excellent first lead of the A-ride...thanks also to Phil Elwell, Nick Shenton and Pete Norman for stepping up again. I’m away for a couple of weeks without a bike, boohoo!, so keen we g...
by WorcsPhil
05 Sep 2019 11:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th September
Replies: 20
Views: 1509

Re: Club runs - 8th September

Thanks James, now altered... A-riders, please mind you language in the Harvington café, there are normally loads of kids there and we don't want to be banned! I think it was there where I heard a comment last time from another café dweller. ...Second call for B and C ride leaders, after a first-clas...
by WorcsPhil
02 Sep 2019 16:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th September
Replies: 20
Views: 1509

Re: Club runs - 8th September

Thanks, Paul...you're right I did miss this...but an even bigger thanks James, you're in. Can you post below your starting time, James because if there is nothing specifically stated, the default is 09:00 meet for 09:15 depart. ...and what a start to my request, a first time A-run leader...come on B...
by WorcsPhil
02 Sep 2019 13:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th September
Replies: 20
Views: 1509

Club runs - 8th September

A lovely weekend for cycling saw nearly 40 people out on the 6 club runs at the weekend. Yes, you read that right, 6 rides! Surely there is something there to tempt the even the lowest mojo rider.... Thanks to all the leaders, namely Ian Taylor, Nick Shenton, Si Walker, Phil Gameson, Dave Cole and L...
by WorcsPhil
29 Aug 2019 11:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run scores at the end of August 2019 (5 weeks to go)
Replies: 0
Views: 237

Club run scores at the end of August 2019 (5 weeks to go)

Hi all, Here are the current club run scores correct up to and including Sunday August 25th, so there is just one month to go in the season...thrillingly, September has 5 weeks of club riding! Nick Shenton is powering away at the front and is now odds on for the trophy, but hopefully, he will contin...
by WorcsPhil
28 Aug 2019 15:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st September
Replies: 21
Views: 1526

Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Thanks Daves!! ...and can we have a B-ride and C-Ride leader coming forward please, weather looks fine so be good to get a full set of club rides lined up in advance. As the A-ride is a 200kms jaunt on Sunday, people are also most welcome to lead a Beacon Burst as an antidote and shorter option for ...
by WorcsPhil
27 Aug 2019 14:23
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Paris Brest Paris
Replies: 11
Views: 1000

Re: Paris Brest Paris

Paris Brest Paris 2019. - What an amazing experience! This a long brain-dump so read it at your peril! :D There were four Beacon RCC entrants into the PBP this year, which are the first from this club since 2007 (I think). PBP started as a pro-race in 1891, before reverting to an audax for amateurs...
by WorcsPhil
26 Aug 2019 22:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st September
Replies: 21
Views: 1526

Club Runs - 1st September

Plenty of big things happening last week that I will report on separately in the next few days, but..... Can it be September already? So where did that time go...what a great summer of cycling we’re having, but before the autumnal air arrives and everybody succumbs to back-to-schools colds, why not ...
by WorcsPhil
12 Aug 2019 20:45
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Paris Brest Paris
Replies: 11
Views: 1000

Re: Paris Brest Paris

Thanks Phil. Indeed there are four of us, with at least three of us a little nervous at the prospect. Being a seasoned Transcontinental rider, used to wild dogs and dysentery in Bosnia, Stu White will snort at the impudence of night riding in France... We are all in 84 hour completion group which le...
by WorcsPhil
12 Aug 2019 10:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th August
Replies: 13
Views: 1560

Club runs - 18th August

28 riders out on Sunday, on a day of sunshine and showers. Thanks to Nick for stepping in when Paolo couldn't lead the A-run and for leading on a ride that harked back to a more languid, romantic and wistful age - the route to Evesham was a club run so traditional it had a thatched roof and tweed bi...
by WorcsPhil
07 Aug 2019 10:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 11th August
Replies: 13
Views: 1458

Club Runs - 11th August

There is only one place to start this week, and that is to pay tribute to Norman Adams, a longstanding and notable Beacon member who died last week. Norman's passing is the subject of another thread on this message board, and people who knew him are posting their messages of tribute, but I, like man...
by WorcsPhil
04 Aug 2019 21:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 4th August
Replies: 18
Views: 1649

Re: Club Runs - 4th August

An excellent A-ride doubling up as a 200kms Audax. On the ride were (in alphabetical order) Ka Li Phil Richards (Leading) Nick Shenton Simon White Jon Williams Andy Wrightson Unfortunately a knee injury severely hampered Ka so much so he wasn’t his normal whippet on the climbs. He eventually called ...
by WorcsPhil
29 Jul 2019 14:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 4th August
Replies: 18
Views: 1649

Re: Club Runs - 4th August

The A-ride this week is the Tramping the Two Loops Audax on Sunday. This is a 07:45 departure from Black Horse, meeting at Barnt Green Tesco at 08:15. The route takes us from Barnt Green - Honeybourne - Banbury - Honeybourne - Barnt Green, rather than the two loops from Honeybourne. Audax Entry - ht...
by WorcsPhil
29 Jul 2019 13:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 4th August
Replies: 18
Views: 1649

Club Runs - 4th August

What a to-do, eh? A complex weather pattern fooled a few potential club riders this week in that the maps on the BBC and Met Office websites only showed rain north of Wolverhampton, and dry south of there, but the hourly icons, which must be a simple random guess from Darren in accounts were showing...
by WorcsPhil
25 Jul 2019 13:53
Forum: Cycling Commercials
Topic: Invitation for a free 3-days of cycling (except flights) - COSTA DAURADA
Replies: 0
Views: 302

Invitation for a free 3-days of cycling (except flights) - COSTA DAURADA

Hi all, the club has just received this email...seems a decent offer at face value. Any takers? Dear Cycle Friends, My name is Marc Bunskoek, member of the staff of Cycling Costa Daurada www.cyclingcostadaurada.com We are located at Cambrils - Costa Daurada - Spain, 100km south of Barcelona ,1 hour ...
by WorcsPhil
22 Jul 2019 13:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 28th July
Replies: 9
Views: 1231

Club Runs - 28th July

First of all, a huge thanks to Philip Whiteman for a quite wonderful sets of audaxes on Saturday. The Kidderminster Killer is exactly that and is a day of tough ups and downs all day, as is the shorter, but no less fearsome Clee to Heaven Audax. So a big thanks to Phil and all the helpers for making...
by WorcsPhil
15 Jul 2019 09:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 21st July
Replies: 12
Views: 1453

Club Runs - 21st July

Anyone for cricket? Wow, what a game to come home from a club run to, let's get a Beacon cricket game together, quick! Feel sorry for Djokovic playing possibly one of the greatest finals beating Federer but happening on a day of bigger news...same goes for Lewis Hamilton. A great Sunday of sport mad...
by WorcsPhil
11 Jul 2019 11:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 14th July
Replies: 18
Views: 1855

Re: Club Runs - 14th July

Felicitations et merci, Cedric! ...and as Ced says, it's his first time leading so help him out by offering advice and shouting up and down the line so everyone is clear on riders dropping off etc. That only leaves a B-run leader to come forward, weather forecast looks excellent, so let's celebrate ...
by WorcsPhil
08 Jul 2019 11:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon RCC Skegness 500km Club Run Saturday 6th July 2019 06.00am
Replies: 11
Views: 2084

Re: Beacon RCC Skegness 500km Club Run Saturday 6th July 2019 06.00am

A big thanks to Paul Johnson for organising an epic day out to Skegness, the Naples of Lincolnshire, at the weekend. Yes, a 500kms ride is not to be sniffed at, and amazingly TEN people were at the Black Horse on Saturday morning, where less that 5 were expected. Some were prepared for arctic winter...
by WorcsPhil
08 Jul 2019 11:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 14th July
Replies: 18
Views: 1855

Club Runs - 14th July

Well what a weekend that was. Ten of us trudged off to Skegness for a club ride to remember and more details of that have been posted separately in a thread below. ...and we had a couple of new club leaders out, and as Finbarr noted, the world didn't fall of it's axis due to leading a ride...great s...
by WorcsPhil
05 Jul 2019 16:14
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 7th July
Replies: 17
Views: 1822

Re: Club Runs - 7th July

Thanks, Finbarr...an excellent example of someone stepping up to lead for the first time. To help him out, please ensure that you follow the fundamentals of club run etiquette, which is even more important when someone is perhaps leading for the first time...in particular - Ride at the pace Finbarr ...