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by WorcsPhil
24 May 2018 10:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 27th May
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Club runs - 27th May

It looks a bobby-dazzler of a day on Sunday, so a good week for a B and C-ride leader to step forward...

Why not let that be you!!
by WorcsPhil
21 May 2018 09:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 27th May
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Club runs - 27th May

30 riders out on the four excellent rides at the weekends. Thanks to all the leaders especially, and to Nick for opening his alternative club runs into Staffordshire and Wales to others. That looked a great ride, and pretty speedy at 20mph average! A good Beacon representation at the Meriden Cyclist...
by WorcsPhil
20 May 2018 22:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th May
Replies: 19
Views: 637

Re: Club runs - 20th May

On the sprightly A-run to Wellesbourne were:

Kevin Bacon
Alistair Hey
John Hunt
Paul Johnson
Phil Richards (Leading)
Lee Spiers
James Tate
Rob Wade
Joe Warwood
Kevin Young

A gorgeous, perfect day for cycling.
by WorcsPhil
18 May 2018 13:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th May
Replies: 19
Views: 637

Re: Club runs - 20th May

Hi Alberto, the bell is fine...I’m more worried that after your trip to Hawaii, it seems there are huge volcano eruptions wherever you go.
by WorcsPhil
17 May 2018 13:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th May
Replies: 19
Views: 637

Re: Club runs - 20th May

Unfortunately, I cannot make Nick's alternative club run as I have to be home at 13:30 this week, so I'll lead an A-ride to Wellesbourne on this route. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17981652 For consistency, this will ride will also start at 08:30 (meet at 08:15), 39 miles to the cafe, just 27miles...
by WorcsPhil
15 May 2018 08:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th May
Replies: 19
Views: 637

Re: Club runs - 20th May

That's great, Si...thanks for taking up the mantle. Mucho appreciato. As I have to be back home by 2pm (so unfortunately I'll have to miss the Staffs awayday run!!) I'll lead an A-run also leaving at 08:30 unless someone else steps forward by Thursday afternoon. If we all meet at 08:30, that'll be g...
by WorcsPhil
14 May 2018 09:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th May
Replies: 19
Views: 637

Club runs - 20th May

Another beautiful day for cycling and 28 riders out on the 2 rides...yes, 2 rides. Thanks to Si for leading again, especially with 20 riders turning up for the C-run, and putting even more pressure on Andy W in the 2-horse race to win the Club run trophy. Now here's a left field suggestion! Last yea...
by WorcsPhil
13 May 2018 20:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th May
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: Club runs - 13th May

Perfect conditions for the circumnavigation of Birmingham A-ride. Lots of quiet lanes albeit with poor road surfaces, and purely for the reason that they were in Staffordshire, Nick Shenton seemed to be getting the blame for the potholes, which seemed only fair😀. Anyway, the riders were, in alphabet...
by WorcsPhil
11 May 2018 09:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th May
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: Club runs - 13th May

Thanks, Phil...I always get my circumcisions and circumnavigations wrong.. :wink: That explains why I always walked around the patients when I was a surgeon. ...and can we have a B-ride leader coming forward please...not everyone wants to ride around Birmingham at some ungodly hour, so be good if so...
by WorcsPhil
07 May 2018 22:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th May
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: Club runs - 13th May

This is the route of the 178kms circumcision of Birmingham ride. This will start at 08:15, and will have two café stops, one at Polesworth (61kms or 38miles), and the other at Brewood (122kms or 76miles). Pretty flat with some pleasant climbs around Cannock Chase. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2725...
by WorcsPhil
07 May 2018 22:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th May
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Club runs - 13th May

With a full set of leaders, we had 33 riders out on the four rides this past weekend....and what a weekend it was! We don't get too many of these, eh, sunny, warm and dry, so it was great to see so many people making the most of it...has strava ever been so busy, with no one on Zwift! Be good if we ...
by WorcsPhil
07 May 2018 21:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run points - score after 7 months
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Club run points - score after 7 months

The below results show everyone who has mustered a club run point this season. Good to see Thomas Whiteman finally onto the scoreboard a few weeks ago...The results shown are from the beginning of October to the end of April, some 31 Sundays... It looks like a 2 horse race in the club run competitio...
by WorcsPhil
03 May 2018 18:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - May 6th
Replies: 15
Views: 647

Re: Club runs - May 6th

Hoorah! So we have a full complement of leaders on Sunday, and with a lovely day forecast, round up your neighbours, friends, lovers and nearby celebrities and get down to the Black Horse on Sunday morning and enjoy the marvels of a club run. These rides will be textbook, with riders so experienced ...
by WorcsPhil
30 Apr 2018 09:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - May 6th
Replies: 15
Views: 647

Club runs - May 6th

20 riders out on Sunday over the two rides, big thanks to Neil for leading to Stanford Bank and Si to Croome Park. Cold, weren't it! :shock: BUT, weather now looks good next weekend and beyond so this is a call out for Beacon to have two good weeks and run 3 rides...we haven't done this for a while ...
by WorcsPhil
27 Apr 2018 17:06
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Bianchi Infinito C2C - Brand new frame and di2
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Bianchi Infinito C2C - Brand new frame and di2

Hi all, selling my Bianchi Infinto C2C carbon bike. This is an almost brand new unused bike! The frame is a brand new replacement infinito c2c frame from Bianchi (after previous frame had small cracks following a crash, Bianchi replaced the frame and I subsequently upgraded the whole bike, with new,...
by WorcsPhil
23 Apr 2018 08:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 29th April
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Club runs - 29th April

So am I the only person this spring who hasn't gone to Mallorca? Next year, we should do a club run out to the lighthouse. Back in mundane Blighty, an excellent weekend of cycling saw a healthy Beacon contingent out on the Cambrian Audax in Wales on Saturday, where there was fine sunshine in the mou...
by WorcsPhil
19 Apr 2018 13:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd April
Replies: 11
Views: 639

Re: Club runs - 22nd April

Any chance we could have some leaders coming forward this weekend? I'm monitoring who's registering the most on the message board so fully expect Bing [Bot] and Yahoo [Bot] to lead soon, but until I've worked on them, the club would appreciate some leaders...Get your bot down! (did you see what I di...
by WorcsPhil
16 Apr 2018 09:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd April
Replies: 11
Views: 639

Club runs - 22nd April

No club runs at the weekend, but lots of Beacon cyclists out in Saturday's sunshine and Sunday's gloom...Congratulations to John Hitchcock and all the marshals and helpers at the LMTT, another great event...chapeau to everyone who rides this most difficult event, but particularly to Simon Dighton fo...
by WorcsPhil
09 Apr 2018 09:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: No Clubs runs on 15th April due to LMTT
Replies: 3
Views: 246

No Clubs runs on 15th April due to LMTT

No club runs this coming Sunday as it is the prestigious Little Mountain Time Trial from Shelsley Walsh...this is one of Beacon's biggest events, and if you can help out, then please let Dave Cole know via the other thread, facebook, pigeon or even write him a letter, but probably best via the first...
by WorcsPhil
05 Apr 2018 23:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th April
Replies: 17
Views: 870

Re: Club runs - 8th April

Normal Thursday request...we have 20 or so regular C riders, can we have a volunteer to lead this week, please. There are likely to be new riders, so be good if we can a decent turnout, which is always higher when there is a pre-listed leader. And as the A-ride is a long one starting at 08:15 this w...
by WorcsPhil
02 Apr 2018 10:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th April
Replies: 17
Views: 870

Club runs - 8th April

16 riders or so out on Easter Sunday, in the small window of decent weather this holiday. Strava suggests lots of riders out doing lots of different things, which is always good to see. No plea this week, I even bore myself sometimes. I threw the biscuit away. Anyway, we’re now promised a sustained ...
by WorcsPhil
01 Apr 2018 14:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st April
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Club runs - 1st April

On the lumpy-bumpy A/B ride to Cleobury Mortimer today were ( in alphabetical order): Ryan Evanson Phil Gameson (part) Alistair Hey Martin McGowan Neil Orchard Phil Richards (leading) Vince Tennant ...and meeting us at the cafe before their Belgian afternoon watching Tour of Flanders were: Nick Shen...
by WorcsPhil
30 Mar 2018 18:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st April
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Club runs - 1st April

Thanks, Pete.

Hi, Tim, A-rides are typically anywhere between 26-30kph depending on terrain and time of year...this week’s ride will probably be at the lower end of that range for both of those reasons.

Phil
by WorcsPhil
29 Mar 2018 15:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st April
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Club runs - 1st April

so, only George has posted so far...my promised biscuit tomorrow is looking like it will be fade to staleness and be thrown away. We had over 30 riders out last week, if just half of you posted to lead just once, we'd be laughing for weeks to come... Anyway, the A-Ride this week (on Tour of Flanders...
by WorcsPhil
26 Mar 2018 10:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st April
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Club runs - 1st April

A rare day of nice weather saw 37 club riders out on the B, C and X ride on Sunday. As I've mentioned on the weekly thread, anything can count as a club run, just give it some pre-publicity on the relevant message board thread so that others can come along if they want, and it counts. Thanks to Phil...
by WorcsPhil
26 Mar 2018 09:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 25th March
Replies: 17
Views: 924

Re: Club runs - 25th March

Hi Dave,

points for the X- run are fine...don't forget everybody, that club runs can be anything between rides of 1km or 1,400kms... Just announce it in advance so that others could choose to join or not, saying where and when you're going and it counts.

Non-standard club runs are very welcome!!
by WorcsPhil
20 Mar 2018 17:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 25th March
Replies: 17
Views: 924

Re: Club runs - 25th March

Oi, A and B riders, get your name down to lead this week! It’s shaping up well weather-wise, it’s not Easter, and we have some leaders for the following 2-3 weeks...let’s have a full house of leaders for a change.
by WorcsPhil
19 Mar 2018 11:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 25th March
Replies: 17
Views: 924

Club runs - 25th March

Good grief...that's all I can say. Good Grief. Another Sunday wiped out by the poor weather, and not even Andy Wrightson turned up at the Black Horse, although we did wipe him out on Saturday on a long audax in temperatures so cold that we heard clanging sounds from our bibshorts (is that too much i...
by WorcsPhil
12 Mar 2018 13:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th March
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Club runs - 18th March

Another 20+ riders out on the 2 club runs. Thanks to Si Walker for leading the C-ride and to Alistair/Neil on the A-ride, and thanks for stepping in. Unfortunately there was a rider clipped by a wing mirror on the A-ride, so hope you're ok, Andy. Can I appeal to the 30+ regular club riders to put th...
by WorcsPhil
05 Mar 2018 13:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1100

A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018

It's springummer! This is the period when the spring classics turn into the prime cycling months of May and June, so put away your salbutamol, no need for jiffy bags, it's all about social riding on club runs of such extraordinary diversity, it'll make your eyes well up with emotion. In this quarter...
by WorcsPhil
05 Mar 2018 10:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th March
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Club runs - 11th March

Andy Wrightson. He turned up. no one else did. He extends his lead in journey towards the club run trophy, and keeps his perfect record (illness excluded) in this club run season, is there any weather event that won't deter him! Anyway, with the parky weather now behind us, and endless sunny days an...
by WorcsPhil
26 Feb 2018 09:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 4th March
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Club runs - 4th March

...and so, we enter the Spring classic season, but the weather as everyone knows looks awful this week, getting even colder with high risk of snow later in the week...therefore we have little chance of a big set of club runs being organised this Sunday. Last Sunday, there were 7 hardy souls who vent...
by WorcsPhil
26 Feb 2018 08:59
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Snowdrop and Sunrise audaxes - Final word
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Snowdrop and Sunrise audaxes - Final word

Just a final word from me on the 2018 Snowdrop and Sunrise Audaxes. We had 275 entrants over the two events, and as Philip had warned me, this event always has a lot of DNS's due to the time of year, and how long ago people actually entered. On the day, we had 170 starters and 162 finishers, with on...
by WorcsPhil
25 Feb 2018 13:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 25th Feb
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: Club runs - 25th Feb

On a short club run this morning to Auntea Rita’s in Flyford Flavell, via the majestic Edwardian splendour of the little known town of Redditch-upon-Severn were, in alphabetical order: Keith Adcock Alistair Hey Paul Johnson Titus Oates, who left us at the cafe saying “he will be some time” Adrian Ra...
by WorcsPhil
23 Feb 2018 23:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 25th Feb
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: Club runs - 25th Feb

Hi, as it’ll be f. cold on Sunday morning, and I might just be all on my lonesome, the short club ride will go to Flyford Flavell. There will be a stop at Auntea Rita’s at around 40kms which re-opens tomorrow after an extension (to the kitchen). In total, this will be a shortish ride of 80-90kms on ...
by WorcsPhil
19 Feb 2018 14:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 25th Feb
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Club runs - 25th Feb

...and it's Audax week. Yes, it's the much lauded Snowdrop and Sunrise Express Audaxes on Saturday, where many Beacon riders will be riding down into south Worcestershire for no better reason than to come back again. It's my first year as organiser, and I have one objective....don't cock it up too m...
by WorcsPhil
15 Feb 2018 16:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th Feb
Replies: 13
Views: 1112

Re: Club runs - 18th Feb

the Lord give'th and the Lord take'th away. Thanks anyway, Nick. We're back to needing three leaders this weekend...and for once, the weather looks quite splendid, so it would be a good week to get your name down...dust off your summer bike, roll up your trouser legs and come along to a good-old fas...
by WorcsPhil
12 Feb 2018 17:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th Feb
Replies: 13
Views: 1112

Club runs - 18th Feb

A healthy 23 riders out on Sunday, for a pleasant ride in the sun, snow and wind. Heading northwest was particularly pleasant, so I hope you all did your share on the front! Anyway, after last week's plea, more to the point this week...This Sunday's rides are yet to be filled, but some good Samarita...
by WorcsPhil
06 Feb 2018 23:21
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Snowdrop and Sunrise Audaxes - 3rd February update
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: Snowdrop and Sunrise Audaxes - 3rd February update

Yes, no worries, Matt. I don’t know how to move people officially on the system, but as long as you ride the early one backwards you’ll be fine :)

I actually have a few shape-shifters on the day, just remember your brevet card will be found in the Snowdrop box at registration.

Enjoy.
by WorcsPhil
06 Feb 2018 09:41
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Snowdrop and Sunrise Audaxes - call for help!!
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Snowdrop and Sunrise Audaxes - call for help!!

That's great, Rob...all you'll need is a keen eye for traffic and a left arm that goes up and down...
by WorcsPhil
05 Feb 2018 18:51
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Snowdrop and Sunrise Audaxes - call for help!!
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Snowdrop and Sunrise Audaxes - call for help!!

Hi, this is getting serious now - PLEASE can I have 3 volunteers to help out on car parking duties in Whitlenge/Hartlebury for just 75 minutes on Saturday 24th February from 07:45 till 9am, and one rider on the Snowdrop who can marshal at the A442 junction from 08:30...you only need to leave 2 minut...
by WorcsPhil
05 Feb 2018 09:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th February
Replies: 15
Views: 1358

Club runs - 11th February

We had 22 riders out on Sunday, all enjoying the very cold, but bright and dry conditions. It seems to me that the people who go on club runs enjoy them, and judging from the A-ride yesterday, there's plenty of camaraderie, laughter and unusual discussions (!), but numbers are definitely down this c...
by WorcsPhil
03 Feb 2018 10:24
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Sunrise Audax open again for the weekend
Replies: 0
Views: 145

Sunrise Audax open again for the weekend

The Sunrise Express Audax is open to Beaconites till tomorrow night...get in quick. ...and please can I have 3 volunteers to assist on car parking duties at Whitlenge Garden Centre and one person (Snowdropper) to act as a marshall at the A442 junction for just 30 mins. All helpers get a free breakfa...
by WorcsPhil
02 Feb 2018 17:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 4th February
Replies: 25
Views: 1664

Re: Club runs - 4th February

we've almost got a full set of leaders now...C-riders, there's normally a dozen or so people turn up...please, please, please can one of the regulars post here saying that you'll lead to some far-off venue so exciting, they'll put cakes on to welcome you
by WorcsPhil
31 Jan 2018 16:31
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cycling What's On Guide for Worcestershire
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Cycling What's On Guide for Worcestershire

That's an excellent list, Dave, thanks for posting. I wonder how many of these 56 events will see some Beacon involvement...the vast majority of them, I suspect. I see the 300kms Rough Diamond Audax is back after a year's gap, and some 2 weeks after the 400kms club run, so that could be tempting? an...
by WorcsPhil
29 Jan 2018 12:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 4th February
Replies: 25
Views: 1664

Club runs - 4th February

Sunday weather was definitely better than Saturday, so hopefully everyone enjoyed the almost-spring like conditions, and who knows, perhaps we even had cyclists in shorts. First of all, can I have the names of people on the A/B run please...I don't like to leave this too long as it easily gets forgo...
by WorcsPhil
26 Jan 2018 16:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 28th January
Replies: 19
Views: 1786

Re: Club runs - 28th January

Thanks James and Pete...can we have an A-run leader please!!! Weather looks set fair at 12c and dry, so there will probably be over 30 riders out on Sunday, so it will be good if we have 3 equal-ish groups, giving choice to whoever turns up.

Thanks

Phil
by WorcsPhil
22 Jan 2018 08:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 28th January
Replies: 19
Views: 1786

Club runs - 28th January

Another weekend full of snow, ice, rain, pestilence, locusts and damnation resulted in cancelled club runs. There were a few hardy souls spotted on social media venturing outside to slip and slide around, but ultimately the indoor turbo saw plenty of action for Beacon members again....harrumph! :( C...
by WorcsPhil
15 Jan 2018 09:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st January
Replies: 19
Views: 1348

Club runs - 21st January

Mornin' all, a few points this week... Firstly, can I please have names of riders on the impromptu B-ride to Wyre Forest and C-ride to Akamba...Andy? Carolyn?...the points prize is intensely followed by all members ;;-) so be good to keep up to date Secondly, could all riders on club runs remember t...
by WorcsPhil
08 Jan 2018 09:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 14th Jan
Replies: 11
Views: 1231

Club runs - 14th Jan

Well, there were only two winners on Sunday and they were the iceman and the Zwift app. Best laid plans and all that, but common sense prevailed and there were only a handful at the Black Horse with hope rather than expectation in their hearts, and Pete somewhere in Belbroughton waiting for the cava...