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by WorcsPhil
12 Aug 2019 20:45
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Paris Brest Paris
Replies: 6
Views: 276

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: 752

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: 779

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: 915

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: 915

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: 915

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: 95

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: 728

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: 880

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: 1094

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: 1468

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: 1094

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: 1075

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 ...
by WorcsPhil
01 Jul 2019 12:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 7th July
Replies: 17
Views: 1075

Club Runs - 7th July

Another week with well over 30 riders out on Beacon club runs. Thanks to Paul Johnson, Nick Shenton, Ian Taylor, Carolyn Clegg and Helen Jamieson for leading the wide variety of rides. This week sees another monster club ride...to 'celebrate' Paul Johnson's 50th birthday, he is hosting a 500kms 'Pus...
by WorcsPhil
24 Jun 2019 10:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 30th June
Replies: 13
Views: 1133

Club Runs - 30th June

Simply wonderful to see 43 riders at least out on the 4 club runs on Sunday, including some welcome returners. Clearly the Beacon Burst is proving popular in the summer for those with less time, so let's keep it going as the normal A-runs are getting longer as we build towards the clubs first ever 5...
by WorcsPhil
24 Jun 2019 10:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run scores at the end of 23rd June 2019 (Almost 9 months gone, 3 to go)
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Club run scores at the end of 23rd June 2019 (Almost 9 months gone, 3 to go)

Hi all, here's the complete listing of club run scores, almost three quarters through the season, i.e. includes yesterday's rides. Nick Shenton is way out in front at present, and having led 13 times in the season, deservedly so. Paul Johnson is keeping the competition honest and is only a couple of...
by WorcsPhil
17 Jun 2019 15:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1323

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: 12
Views: 991

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: 2787

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: 1054

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: 1549

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: 1549

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: 1265

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: 1265

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: 685

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: 1265

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: 1743

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: 1743

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: 1839

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: 1839

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: 1839

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: 880

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: 267

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: 1327

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: 1337

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: 1404

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: 1164

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: 1164

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: 1164

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: 504

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: 1185

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: 1185

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: 557

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: 2072

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: 403

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: 2072

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: 1951

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: 1471

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: 2285

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