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by WorcsPhil
18 Mar 2019 15:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 24th March
Replies: 0
Views: 49

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: 614

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: 878

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: 4
Views: 308

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: 878

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: 1072

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: 1072

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: 736

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: 1039

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: 1039

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: 1039

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: 263

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: 739

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: 975

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: 1490

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: 1490

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: 878

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: 878

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: 878

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: 975

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...
by WorcsPhil
03 Jan 2019 09:36
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Sunrise and Snowdrop Entrants - Jan 19
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Sunrise and Snowdrop Entrants - Jan 19

Here's the emerging list of entrants on the Sunrise and Snowdrop audaxes...some notable absences so far...get your entries in...I have to do a lot of faffing round in the last 2-3 weeks so last minute entries are a pain! SUNRISE AUDAX Aadrvark Aaron the ADCOCK Keith ADDIS Philip ALI Maj ARGYLE Fiona...
by WorcsPhil
03 Jan 2019 09:24
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Sunrise and Snowdrop Audax - Final call for volunteers
Replies: 2
Views: 263

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
03 Jan 2019 09:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run scores at end of December 2018 (3 months gone)
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Club run scores at end of December 2018 (3 months gone)

With three points for leading a ride and 4 for leading an intro, the top of the club run points is as usual, edge of the seat stuff....and look who's sneaked into top place after a couple of recent leads, it's Paul 'The Power' Johnson, going for his third trophy in four years...if only he cared! But...
by WorcsPhil
31 Dec 2018 14:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 6th January
Replies: 12
Views: 1012

Club Runs - 6th January

So that's it...2018 has been and gone and 2019 has rushed up on us unannounced. and as it's lovely and mild out, what better way to start the new year than a good club run, the heartbeat of any cycling club's winter activities. As for last Sunday, a splendid A-ride led by the indomitable Paul Johnso...
by WorcsPhil
31 Dec 2018 12:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 30th December
Replies: 8
Views: 786

Re: Club Runs - 30th December

Hi...I think there was an impromptu C-run also on Sunday? Can someone post here with names as I noticed another half dozen at the Black Horse that are not accounted for in these lists.

Thanks
Phil
by WorcsPhil
24 Dec 2018 09:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 30th December
Replies: 8
Views: 786

Club Runs - 30th December

A healthy turnout to the pub on Sunday for a Christmas drink. At least 17 riders rode there, and plenty of Beaconites making their own way to the pub. Great to see Dave and Ann Cole there also...Happy Christmas, El Presidente. ...and wasn’t it great to have puddle water and mud back on the road. My ...
by WorcsPhil
23 Dec 2018 17:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd December
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: Club runs - 23rd December

On the A-run this morning to a soggy Chaddesley Corbett were in alphabetical order... Diane Abbott MP Chris Ashford Ben Crone Richard Leaper Neil Orchard Phil Richards (leading) Alex Rybinski Nick Shenton Alan Weaver Philip Whiteman Andy Wrightson Good to see everyone out at the Swan... If you were ...
by WorcsPhil
17 Dec 2018 09:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd December
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Club runs - 23rd December

Ice Ice Baby A set of dangerous rides headed out on Sunday with 18 riders on board. Despite forecasts suggesting ice had largely gone, it hadn’t and there were a number of crashes. On the A-Ride, 5 of the 6 people fell on ice patches with me and Neil Lynch creasing on the way to the Black Horse and ...
by WorcsPhil
12 Dec 2018 12:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1506

A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019

It's 2019...you've been given fourteen new bikes by Santa, you've lost weight over Christmas and your breakfast eggnogs have somehow given you unbelievable enthusiasm and mojo for cycling. So, slake that new energy by looking at this lonely, windswept thread and populate it with adventures so exciti...
by WorcsPhil
10 Dec 2018 11:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 16th December
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Club Runs - 16th December

27 riders out on the 3 rides on Sunday, but annoyingly for those who like order and symmetry in their lives, we were split 9 riders on the A, 8 on the B and 10 on the C, rather than the 9-9-9 split that would have been perfect. I jest, of course, and it shows that we need to retain the three weekly ...
by WorcsPhil
07 Dec 2018 16:59
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 2018 AGM short report
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: 2018 AGM short report

Yes, good to see such a full room as I had the same fears as Laurence. A huge thanks to Dave Cole for all he has done in the last seven years as President, and look forward to seeing you actively involved in whatever capacity in the future, Dave. As you can see from the above list, there are a fair ...
by WorcsPhil
03 Dec 2018 12:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th December
Replies: 20
Views: 1367

Re: Club runs - 9th December

I've added that to the agenda, Phil. A fine AOB point to discuss after the finances. ...and talking of sex...er Audaxes, don't forget to enter either the Sunrise/Snowdrop audax as soon as you can. This event is on February 23rd next year, and looking like another sell out, especially if we get more ...
by WorcsPhil
03 Dec 2018 09:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th December
Replies: 20
Views: 1367

Club runs - 9th December

Another 21 people out on club runs on Sunday, which was a good effort as at least 10 of those were also out at the Beacon Awards Dinner the night before. Perhaps, Andy Wrightson wins the performance of the week - out on a 200kms audax on Saturday in the rain, quick change, out at the Beacon Dinner t...
by WorcsPhil
27 Nov 2018 11:31
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: SUNRISE AND SNOWDROP AUDAXES, 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 370

SUNRISE AND SNOWDROP AUDAXES, 2019

Hi all, yes, the first Beacon Audax of 2019 is now less than 3 months away, and we're half full already. Don't forget that this event normally sells out early in the New Year, and if you don't enter, you'll be mandated to spend all day with me helping out at HQ, so get your entries in. We don't have...
by WorcsPhil
26 Nov 2018 09:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd December
Replies: 20
Views: 1313

Club Runs - 2nd December

My escape from Australia was so finger-bitingly exciting and seat-of-the pants tense that involved a submarine, a long handled axe and the left knee of a wombat, that it will one day be made into a film...probably starring Ben Affleck. Albeit Ben Affleck may have to spend a long time in make-up. Big...
by WorcsPhil
08 Nov 2018 02:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th November
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Club runs - 11th November

So we had 21 riders out in the cold and damp on Sunday, a good effort. Particular thanks to Dave Cox for leading the intro and good to see some new riders out riding with the Beacon. It’s rememberance day this Sunday and we need some volunteers to lead club runs as the weather is bound to be sunny a...
by WorcsPhil
29 Oct 2018 14:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - November 4th
Replies: 16
Views: 1337

Club runs - November 4th

Well, what a varied weekend that was. Pride of place goes yet again to Dave Hughes with 3 golds and a silver at the LVRC National Track Championships in Derby...great stuff from our vey own world champion. Top kudos to Dave, Mark and John for strong performances at the National Hill Climb Championsh...
by WorcsPhil
26 Oct 2018 22:59
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: The great reunion
Replies: 15
Views: 1024

Re: The great reunion

Oscar, this is such a heart-warming story, and shows that the best things to do takes effort and determination. I really hope Dennis and Harry enjoyed their re-union and metaphorically cycled down to the coast in the sunshine that afternoon.
by WorcsPhil
22 Oct 2018 13:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 28th October
Replies: 15
Views: 1420

Club Runs - 28th October

What a lovely day to go out cycling with friends....We had 27 people out on Sunday, which included a World Champion in Dave Hughes, who extended his normal 150 metres - 3km riding distance at full pelt, to 100kms with reduced pelt. Great to see everyone out, and thanks to Paul, Phil and Simon for le...
by WorcsPhil
19 Oct 2018 10:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st October
Replies: 13
Views: 1253

Re: Club runs - 21st October

Thanks, Phil! It's my usual Friday lament, played out to that haunting Radiohead song...we have 15-20 regulars on the C-ride but a lack of people wishing to lead, despite a huge amount of experience in the riders. Please can someone post here with a route and suggested length for Sunday, where the w...
by WorcsPhil
15 Oct 2018 13:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st October
Replies: 13
Views: 1253

Club runs - 21st October

So, another damp squib of a weekend, we're not having much luck at the moment, with Sunday's weather taking a huge turn for the worse in the last couple of days, so suspected there was no one at the Black Horse on Sunday...and Zwift ruled again - harrumph. I saw a few actually outside via strava, co...
by WorcsPhil
10 Oct 2018 20:30
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Resignation of the President
Replies: 13
Views: 1304

Re: Resignation of the President

Are you listening to the love, Dave? Us Beaconites have massive respect for what you do, and you’d be so hard to replace...it would be like trying to follow Sir Alex Ferguson when he retired from Man Utd....in fact, his first announcement to retire was swiftly followed by a change of heart, and he s...
by WorcsPhil
08 Oct 2018 09:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 14th October
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Club runs - 14th October

Well, that was a fun weekend, with many Beacon riders out riding... Saturday was an Audax day, so typically the day was greeted with pelting rain and a huge drop in temperature, but there was still a big Beacon turnout on Philip Whiteman's Beyond the Dyke Audax. Fantastic organisation as ever by Phi...
by WorcsPhil
04 Oct 2018 10:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 7th October
Replies: 23
Views: 1868

Re: Club runs - 7th October

Thanks to Nick and Chris... Another call for a C-ride and Intro leader please...we have lots of C-run guys, but a reluctance to lead, so this might be the week to cross that line...why not also go to Shelsley Walsh, seems the weather is set fair for a pleasant run out to watch the hill climb, and ce...
by WorcsPhil
01 Oct 2018 15:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Run Competition 2017/18 - Final Scores
Replies: 0
Views: 275

Club Run Competition 2017/18 - Final Scores

Below are the final scores for the 2017/18 club run season which ran from 1st October 2017 to 30 September 2018. Congratulations to Andy Wrightson, a well deserved winner, who turned up nearly every week, come rain, sleet, snow or shine. We had 1081 riders at an average of 20.4 each week...not bad f...
by WorcsPhil
01 Oct 2018 09:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 7th October
Replies: 23
Views: 1868

Club runs - 7th October

Well, that's it. The club run season is over for another year, but wait, the new club run season starts immediately...there's no close season for us! So, we go again, and what a year we have in store. I can promise rain, sleet, wind, closed cafes, **flat**s and crashes, but can also promise sun, new...
by WorcsPhil
25 Sep 2018 22:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 30th September
Replies: 14
Views: 3316

Re: Club runs - 30th September

Stu, as leader, you can suggest what you want, one kilometre club run, 500kms club run, it’s the leaders prerogative, although surely no one will suggest the latter :D ...and your plan may encourage a few more who need to get back early to come along, as you’ll be back in Northfield well before 1pm....
by WorcsPhil
24 Sep 2018 10:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 30th September
Replies: 14
Views: 3316

Club runs - 30th September

well, another Sunday of rain meant that only three riders ventured out on Sunday, and fair play to them...This was a week where the forecast was terrible, but the weather on the day wasn't too bad, but people had already made alternative arrangements (including me)...harrumph. Anyway, kudos to Rob, ...
by WorcsPhil
22 Sep 2018 10:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd September
Replies: 6
Views: 904

Re: Club runs - 23rd September

Apologies all, but I won’t be leading tomorrow morning now. Although it’s a slightly better picture weather-wise, I’m committed to family stuff now.
by WorcsPhil
21 Sep 2018 09:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd September
Replies: 6
Views: 904

Re: Club runs - 23rd September

Weather on Sunday looks frigging awful at the moment, but I'll wait until tomorrow before deciding whether to lead an A-run this week. If not, I'll defer to early October.