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by WorcsPhil
17 Jun 2019 15:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 70

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

It's high summer, every weekend is joyful and sunny and you just love being out on your bike. Does this sound like you? If so, then we have 39 bike rides for you in the 13 weeks of July, August and September...isn't that just swell? So take a look at the below, pick one you like and come along, and ...
by WorcsPhil
17 Jun 2019 10:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd June
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Club runs - 23rd June

First things first, massive congratulations to Gemma Johnson for winning the Janet Kelly memorial Trophy event at the Beacon Open 10mile TT on Saturday. It's been fantastic to see her improve over the last couple of years, and with a time of 22:46, that's seriously fast! In addition, Gemma, together...
by WorcsPhil
13 Jun 2019 14:11
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN - PLEASE READ
Replies: 2
Views: 436

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN - PLEASE READ

Hi all, Beacon has always been a cycling club that has taken on a lot of varied activities, and we do them really well, whether that is club rides, road races, crits, track, time trials, audaxes, youth events etc, but for these to continue we are reliant on willing volunteers to organise and assist....
by WorcsPhil
10 Jun 2019 16:14
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th June
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Club runs - 16th June

Excellent to see over 30 riders out on the three club rides this weekend. Unfortunately I wasn't one of them, as mummy's brave little soldier had the lurgy and could hardly summon the energy to lie on the sofa and watch the cricket...so thanks to Nick for leading the A-ride at short notice. Also, it...
by WorcsPhil
07 Jun 2019 17:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th June
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: Club Runs - 9th June

I don't know what's happened with this message appearing everywhere...perhaps, I sub-consciously want EVERYONE to see it. In any case, PLEASE CAN WE HAVE A B-RIDE LEADER PLEASE! The A-ride will go to Wellesbourne this week, using this unusual route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19427604 76 miles, b...
by WorcsPhil
03 Jun 2019 10:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th June
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Club Runs - 9th June

30 riders out on three contrasting club runs on Sunday, and thanks to Nick, Jess and Simon for leading. It's great to see, almost for the first time someone offering to lead a Beacon Burst ride even though there was already an A-ride planned. Thanks for this Jess, and congratulations for winning the...
by WorcsPhil
01 Jun 2019 09:14
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 2nd June
Replies: 16
Views: 782

Re: Club runs - 2nd June

Thanks, Simon, let’s register this as the official C-run as I know there are newcomers looking to ride the C this week.

Any B-riders willing to lead this week?
by WorcsPhil
31 May 2019 11:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 2nd June
Replies: 16
Views: 782

Re: Club runs - 2nd June

Please can we have a B and C ride leader volunteering, please, as well as an Intro leader if you're pushed for time. I know there are a couple of new people coming along, so be good that we've got rides planned in advance. Weather is looking good, so please put yourself forward!
by WorcsPhil
29 May 2019 22:02
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Riding a 600kms Audax
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Riding a 600kms Audax

I’m a good boy, really, I’ve just fallen in with the wrong crowd. I used to just pootle about on my bike, then I discovered the love of longer rides, then I became friends with Jon Williams and Andy Wrightson, and together we’ve become the ginger Randonneurs, riding longer and longer rides all over ...
by WorcsPhil
28 May 2019 09:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 2nd June
Replies: 16
Views: 782

Club runs - 2nd June

So we now meander into the month of June, the prime month for cycling given nice weather and long days...and as a club we're after people who can give a few moments to help out and make us the most varied club in the area. It is a struggle to get people to help out 'out of hours' as it were, and we ...
by WorcsPhil
20 May 2019 16:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th May
Replies: 19
Views: 1084

Re: Club runs - 26th May

Haha, Paul waits for no one, George... President or pauper :?
by WorcsPhil
20 May 2019 09:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th May
Replies: 19
Views: 1084

Club runs - 26th May

25 riders out on the three club runs on Sunday...good to see some old names back, and new faces riding for the first or second time...hopefully you enjoyed a rollicking good time, all washed down with lashings of ginger beer. Great to hear of many riders out on local audaxes from Meriden and Round t...
by WorcsPhil
19 May 2019 06:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 19th May
Replies: 25
Views: 1118

Re: Club Runs - 19th May

Will, I think George’s Run is back to being at 9am for 09:15 depart
by WorcsPhil
14 May 2019 18:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 19th May
Replies: 25
Views: 1118

Re: Club Runs - 19th May

Oops, now corrected...I just can’t wait for your 500, Paul!
by WorcsPhil
13 May 2019 14:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 19th May
Replies: 25
Views: 1118

Club Runs - 19th May

so that was an eventful weekend. The Velo went ahead of course, and it was great to see so many Beacon riders riding. By my estimate, there was between 20-30 members all posting to strava and seeming to enjoy it. Of course the day was seriously marred by a rider crashing on a descent and subsequentl...
by WorcsPhil
06 May 2019 21:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 12th May
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Club Runs - 12th May

Great to see the photos of the academy racing at Rowheath today, it looked like an excellent day of individual pursuit racing! Thanks to Adrian and helpers for making it happen, and hope everyone enjoyed it. ...and despite the parky conditions on Sunday, we had 35 riders out on the three club runs. ...
by WorcsPhil
06 May 2019 20:24
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Bryan Chapman Memorial
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial

Hi Simon, the ginger Beacon Randonneurs are riding Mark Rigby's Summer Outing Audax on 25th May as our 600...bit flatter than the Bryan Chapman! Good luck, but we all admire your tenacity and drive to keep going when things get difficult, the ridiculous Mam Tor audax showed that...exactly the right ...
by WorcsPhil
29 Apr 2019 17:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th May
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Club runs - 5th May

28 riders out on Sunday's three club runs, so thanks to Nick, Simon and Helen leading the A, B and C respectively...especially Helen given she was a reluctant leader, but stepped forward nevertheless...top bombing. Oh, and get your name down to support our Academy event, namely kid's grass racing ne...
by WorcsPhil
24 Apr 2019 09:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs -28th April
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Club Runs -28th April

two messages for the price of one this week: WITH MY CHAIRMAN'S HAT ON.... Thanks to everyone who makes Beacon a thriving club. We don't just participate, we actually organise successful club runs, audaxes, road and cross races, time trials, young people events, track days, which is far more than ot...
by WorcsPhil
15 Apr 2019 10:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 21st April
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Club Runs - 21st April

22 riders out on the three club runs on Sunday...was there a women's ride on Saturday? If so, please can you post names... Thanks to me, Matt and Colin for leading the three rides on a chilly, but otherwise fine day. It's Easter this weekend, but club rides stop for nothing...well, apart from snow. ...
by WorcsPhil
14 Apr 2019 17:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 14th April
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: Club Runs - 14th April

...and on the A-ride today to Clive’s Fruit Farm just outside Upton were: Paul Johnson Neil Lynch Noel O’Dwyer Phil Richards (Leading) Donald Tusk Jon Williams Andy Zero Wrightson An excellent day out to a little used cafe, but reserving the table helped and service was brisk (in and out in 30 mins)...
by WorcsPhil
11 Apr 2019 14:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 14th April
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: Club Runs - 14th April

...and the destination for the A-ride on Sunday is Clive's fruit farm just outside Upton. I've phoned the café and they're ready for us. If there is too many, I may need to divert elsewhere... As it's 45 miles to the café, I will also leave the Black Horse at 08:30, so please gather at 08:20. Slight...
by WorcsPhil
08 Apr 2019 10:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 14th April
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Club Runs - 14th April

Congratulations to all the organisers, marshals, timekeepers and riders of course at the Little Mountain Time Trial on Sunday. This is perhaps, Beacon's most prestigious event, and a big thanks to James Tate for taking on the organisation this year! There were lots of other Beacon volunteers there, ...
by WorcsPhil
08 Apr 2019 09:24
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: LMTT 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: LMTT 2019

Yes, this is a great Beacon event. Big thanks to James Tate for taking on the organising, supported by Chris H. and John H., and Dave H as master of ceremonies of course. As a club, we stand or fall by the coming forward and resilience of volunteers prepared to step into responsibility, so well done...
by WorcsPhil
02 Apr 2019 09:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: NO CLUBS RUNS ON 7TH APRIL
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: NO CLUBS RUNS ON 7TH APRIL

Think it best to cancel this month's Intro ride and come back with a well-publicised May Intro ride...we still need someone to lead that of course!
by WorcsPhil
01 Apr 2019 10:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: NO CLUBS RUNS ON 7TH APRIL
Replies: 9
Views: 794

NO CLUBS RUNS ON 7TH APRIL

No, it's not an April Fool's joke, there are no club runs this coming Sunday (the women's ride on Saturday is still likely to be on, so watch this space for details of this). It is the Little Mountain Time Trial this Sunday, so if you're not competing or marshalling why not cycle or drive over as it...
by WorcsPhil
01 Apr 2019 10:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run scores at the end of March 2019 (halfway stage!)
Replies: 0
Views: 357

Club run scores at the end of March 2019 (halfway stage!)

Well, just look who's back on top of the club run competition! After a fallow year last year, Paul Johnson is keeping the competition honest by leading regularly and even venturing into the cafes from time to time....but with 5 or 6 people close, this year could be the most exciting ever. Surely thi...
by WorcsPhil
29 Mar 2019 11:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st March
Replies: 22
Views: 1446

Re: Club runs - 31st March

With the weather looking dry and mild on Sunday, please can we have a B and C ride leader, please. I know it's mother's day, so if you're time restricted why not put forward a shorter than normal club run, as this might be quite popular this week.

Thanks
by WorcsPhil
26 Mar 2019 10:33
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: West Midlands Cycling Summit
Replies: 0
Views: 297

West Midlands Cycling Summit

If you haven't heard, Shanaze Read (World Champion both on the track and BMX) is the new West Midlands Cycling and Walking Ambassador, and her role is to 'supercharge' the development of cycling and walking in the West Midlands... She's holding a summit to set out her mission in May, so if you want ...
by WorcsPhil
25 Mar 2019 10:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st March
Replies: 22
Views: 1446

Club runs - 31st March

it's much nicer to cycle in nice weather, eh? ... and Sunday was a taster of the many warm Sundays to come, so thanks to the 4 leaders for putting yourselves up there. Very popular B and C rides led by Nick Shenton and Si Walker respectively, set out in different directions, but spare a thought for ...
by WorcsPhil
18 Mar 2019 15:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 24th March
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Club Runs - 24th March

I don't know...the ruses that people will pull to earn a club run point. Neil Orchard is claiming leaders points for leading for just over a mile on Sunday :) but Chris Ashford takes the biscuit...he sent his mum to the café to pretend to be him whilst he's off skiing somewhere. We saw through that!...
by WorcsPhil
11 Mar 2019 14:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th March
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Club Runs - 17th March

This coming Sunday is St Patricks Day...so if you have any Irish heritage, like a pint of Guinness or refuse to pander to Irish stereotypes then why not don your green jersey and lead a club ride to a local café...What could be more celtic than some cycling following by a heated debate on the necess...
by WorcsPhil
11 Mar 2019 09:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 10th March
Replies: 19
Views: 1646

Re: Club Runs - 10th March

Thanks all,

can Stuart and Gary post the names here from the Gravel and C-run respectively when you get a mo.

Thanks
by WorcsPhil
06 Mar 2019 19:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1937

A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019

Spring has sprung...and as the classics season turn into the grand tours, summer bikes come out, Stuart's order for mankini's in the tricolore of Beacon RCC arrive and we all look splendid as we ride off to the wondrous cafes of Worcestershire and Warwickshire, and occasionally Staffordshire, white ...
by WorcsPhil
04 Mar 2019 13:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 10th March
Replies: 19
Views: 1646

Club Runs - 10th March

Well, that was remarkable...28 riders out on club rides at the weekend with 24 of those out on a horrible Sunday morning of rain and wind. Thanks are due to Paul and George (where were John and Ringo?) for volunteering to lead in advance, and with 12 out on George's intro ride, I hope you haven't be...
by WorcsPhil
25 Feb 2019 15:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd March
Replies: 26
Views: 1969

Re: Club runs - 3rd March

yes, James - great to hear that you're back at home and ok...reminds us all i think to make sure we have ID when we're out and about.

Hope to see you on a club run again soon

Phil
by WorcsPhil
25 Feb 2019 10:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd March
Replies: 26
Views: 1969

Club runs - 3rd March

First of all, a big thanks for all the riders and helpers at the Sunrise/Snowdrop audax on Saturday. We were blessed with wonderful weather and it seemed this was a successful Beacon event. Great stuff. A big turn out for this event meant that club run attendance was understandably lower than normal...
by WorcsPhil
18 Feb 2019 07:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 24th February
Replies: 11
Views: 1244

Club Runs - 24th February

As you should be aware by now, I love a good stat, and symmetry in numbers is an art form that should be in museums alongside Monet. On Sunday, there were 30 people at the Black Horse on a warm, spring-like day and 10 went off on the A-run, 10 on the B and 10 on the C. Quite splendid. Should I get o...
by WorcsPhil
15 Feb 2019 21:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th February
Replies: 19
Views: 1849

Re: Club Runs - 17th February

Thanks both - appreciated.

Paul, back in your kennel till next week
by WorcsPhil
15 Feb 2019 14:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th February
Replies: 19
Views: 1849

Re: Club Runs - 17th February

Good to have you back, Carolyn

Now, Sunday looks a perfect day for cycling, so please can we have a B and C run leader step forward please. Don't wait for someone else to do it, why not do your first lead? :shock:

Rottweilers at the ready.....
by WorcsPhil
11 Feb 2019 12:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th February
Replies: 19
Views: 1849

Club Runs - 17th February

Well, that was another windy one. Thanks to Helen for leading the women's ride on Saturday in even heavier winds, and Neil and George for leading the A and B/C into the wet and wild Warwickshire lanes. Wonderful to see Dave Hughes and Jess Rhodes-Jones picking up trophies at the British Cycling Awar...
by WorcsPhil
04 Feb 2019 15:28
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Sunrise and Snowdrop Audax - Final call for volunteers
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Sunrise and Snowdrop Audax - Final call for volunteers

We're now only three weeks away from the first Beacon audax of the year, and we're full to bursting, so the audaxes are now closed to entry. I've got a few volunteers to help including Mark Rigby (Audax legend) manning the Upton control, and Helen/Jess for the morning and afternoon slots at HQ respe...
by WorcsPhil
04 Feb 2019 10:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 10th February
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Club Runs - 10th February

Amazingly, nine people ventured out in the permafrost on Sunday for a club run. Top kudos to all and hope your feet have defrosted....but wait, the temperatures are on the rise and we may get huge numbers this week, so just like when wasps all seem to come out of their paper houses at the same time ...
by WorcsPhil
28 Jan 2019 10:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 3rd February
Replies: 14
Views: 1531

Club Runs - 3rd February

30 riders out in the wind, and 26 comments on the thread, almost one comment for each rider. Yes, it was windy, very windy, so good to see so many people out battling in the aero position when heading north.... and we have our very first six-pointer. By leading on both days, Carolyn climbs the club ...
by WorcsPhil
24 Jan 2019 16:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 27th January
Replies: 28
Views: 2497

Re: Club Runs - 27th January

Hi Stu,

thanks for organising this...could you offer any guide on what bikes may be suitable for this G-ride? Mountain bikes only? Cross-bikes as well? ... or would sturdy road bikes be good enough in your opinion?
by WorcsPhil
21 Jan 2019 09:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 27th January
Replies: 28
Views: 2497

Club Runs - 27th January

Dry January means no rain to me, so we obviously all love to celebrate this dry January by riding out on club runs. This meant another good week of 33 riders on the 3 club runs, even though the early frost on Saturday saw a cancellation of the women's ride this week. :( . Philip Whiteman's B-run to ...
by WorcsPhil
20 Jan 2019 14:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th January
Replies: 10
Views: 1286

Re: Club runs - 20th January

And on the A-Ride to Wellesbourne were, in alphabetical order:

Chris Ashford
Ben Crone
Phil Elwell
Paul ‘Diva’ Johnson
Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson
Ulrika-ka-ka Jonnson
Ka Li
Neil Orchard
Phil Richards (Leading)
Andy Wrightson
by WorcsPhil
18 Jan 2019 15:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th January
Replies: 10
Views: 1286

Re: Club runs - 20th January

This Sunday's A-run will be to Wellesbourne as I haven't been there for ages! The route is similar to this: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19427604 30 miles out, 36 back If the roads are sketchy, I have a gritted roads alternative route to Wellesbourne, and if it's very icy, I will cancel by 8am on ...
by WorcsPhil
14 Jan 2019 09:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th January
Replies: 10
Views: 1286

Club runs - 20th January

Wow - 46 riders out on the four club runs at the weekend, the highest weekend number for over 2 years! In January!! Of course, Carolyn's women's only rides have added to our club run options and it's great to see so many riders turning up for this. There has been an occasional request from men askin...
by WorcsPhil
07 Jan 2019 09:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th January
Replies: 13
Views: 1486

Club runs - 13th January

Well, it was like a return to the post Olympics cycling craze...well over 30 riders at the Black Horse on Sunday, and around 40 riders picking up a club run point or three. Thanks to birthday-boy Ashford, Rob and Pete for leading the three rides. No doubt the mild weather helped, but despite the fac...