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by WorcsPhil
22 Oct 2019 16:43
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: IMPORTANT - Committee Vacancies for 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 19

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: 0
Views: 96

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 can through a full Monday post without using the word 'volunteer'...DAMN!! Failed...
by WorcsPhil
18 Oct 2019 15:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 20th October
Replies: 12
Views: 626

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: 626

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: 7
Views: 444

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: 572

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: 559

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: 156

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: 590

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: 590

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: 590

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: 6
Views: 459

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: 6
Views: 459

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: 892

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: 1192

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: 1192

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: 1192

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: 165

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: 1204

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: 874

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: 1204

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: 874

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: 1160

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: 1143

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: 1319

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: 1319

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: 1319

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: 217

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: 1018

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: 1213

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: 1526

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: 1809

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: 1526

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: 1490

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: 1490

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: 1524

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: 528

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: 19
Views: 2221

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: 1337

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: 4749

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: 1419

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: 1998

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: 1998

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: 1659

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: 1659

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: 881

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: 1659

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: 2286

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: 2286

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...