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by WorcsPhil
16 Jul 2018 09:55
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Tour de France
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: Tour de France

agree with Dave completely...and yesterday's stage was carnage...perfect entertainment! We should have at least one cobbles stage every year, it's great to see the peloton completely breaking up for once, groups all over the road, dirt-covered riders, crashes, top class breakaways with one-day speci...
by WorcsPhil
16 Jul 2018 09:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd July
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Club runs - 22nd July

20 riders out on Sunday , evenly split over the three rides. Thanks to Paul, James and Neil for leading. Just one quick point, we seem to lack people willing to volunteer to lead C-rides at present. A few people have moved up to B-runs, but C-run remains our most popular ride...so be great if you do...
by WorcsPhil
13 Jul 2018 10:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run points - scores after 8th July
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Club run points - scores after 8th July

Well, with just 10 or 11 weeks to go till the end of the club run season, the battle for the trophy remains close, albeit probably a two-horse race between Andy and Simon. So book your seat in the pub to watch how it pans out. If it's a tie, we will go to penalties. Some stats: - Mirroring a maximum...
by WorcsPhil
09 Jul 2018 09:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th July
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Club runs - 15th July

36 riders out on what was probably the hottest day for a club run in many a year. Great to see such a big turnout, so thanks to Nick, Matt and Helen for leading the three runs. Also good to see the C-ride heading out towards the location of the Solihull Road Race, and hopefully you caught some actio...
by WorcsPhil
03 Jul 2018 08:55
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Rough Diamond
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Rough Diamond

Hi Stu, yes, there are a few of us riding this - me, Chris, Andy Wrightson and Jon Williams to name 4...maybe Tessa also.

See you there bright and early. Looks like it going to be a hot 'un
by WorcsPhil
02 Jul 2018 09:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th July
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Club runs - 8th July

Another gloriously sunny morning saw around 35 riders out on club runs, despite there being no C-ride leader coming forward...a great effort. The A-ride went off to Revills farm shop for the first time, and a very pleasant stop it was, highly recommended for another visit. The B-ride seemed to split...
by WorcsPhil
01 Jul 2018 15:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st July
Replies: 20
Views: 830

Re: Club runs - 1st July

...and on the A-ride to Revills farm near Defford were (in alphabetical order) Chris Ashford Ben ‘Grimpeur’ Crone Paul Derbyshire Paul Johnson Lawrence of Arabia Neil Orchard Phil Richards (leading) Tessa Sandberg Ian Simpson James Tate George Thorne Philip ‘second best sprinter in Sussex’ Whiteman ...
by WorcsPhil
28 Jun 2018 11:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st July
Replies: 20
Views: 830

Re: Club runs - 1st July

Thanks Si,

'Sham 69' - I like it - didn't they have a hit with 'Hurry up, Harry'? Very apt.

Kids - look them up. Punk band as far away from One Direction as it's possible to be
by WorcsPhil
26 Jun 2018 16:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st July
Replies: 20
Views: 830

Re: Club runs - 1st July

This week's A-ride will be to Revills Café at Defford, using something like the below route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27901604 I've often cycled past here but never stopped, so unless someone shouts out 'don't go there, it's crap!' that's where we'll go. The route is 125kms so I propose a 08:3...
by WorcsPhil
25 Jun 2018 10:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon RCC(Six Counties)400km Club Run Saturday 23rd June 2018.
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: Beacon RCC(Six Counties)400km Club Run Saturday 23rd June 2018.

Yes, thanks, Paul. This distance ain't easy because of the sleep deprivation...Having done one that started at 7am and one at midnight, I think I slightly prefer the former, as you only get tired towards the end, whereas, being a softie, I just felt sleepy all day, especially at the cafes. The one w...
by WorcsPhil
25 Jun 2018 09:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st July
Replies: 20
Views: 830

Club runs - 1st July

Well, what a sporty weekend that was. England winning in football, cricket and rugby, and the sun promising to shine till November, surely even the worst pessimist should feel alive... Anyway, Saturday first and two big Beacon events...well done to all those at the Beacon Track Day at Halesowen, and...
by WorcsPhil
18 Jun 2018 09:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th June
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Club runs - 24th June

There were no club runs on Sunday, of course, as it was the Janet Kelly Beacon RCC 10 mile Open TT. With her now weekly shout out, top kudos goes to Jess Rhodes-Jones, who won the female TT, equalling the course record with 22:01, over a minute clear of the second place rider...a fantastic ride agai...
by WorcsPhil
18 Jun 2018 09:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 438

A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2018

It's the final quarter of the club run season, but what a three months to end with. High and late summer is made for getting out on your bike and riding with your chums to a far way café to discuss the fundamentals of life. Let's not have small talk about cassette ratios, tyre choices etc, let's tal...
by WorcsPhil
11 Jun 2018 11:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 17th June
Replies: 0
Views: 184

Club runs - 17th June

The news is that there are no club runs planned for this coming Sunday as it is the Beacon RCC Open Time Trial, and be good to maximise riders, helpers and spectators for this prestigious event. Thanks to Nick, George and Dave for leading the A, B and C rides respectively at the weekend. 31 riders o...
by WorcsPhil
11 Jun 2018 10:03
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Irish Mail 400kms Audax
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Irish Mail 400kms Audax

Me, Andy Wrightson and Jon Williams rode the Irish mail 400 on Saturday. This John Hamilton audax is not run every year, but is one to look out for as John's routes are always 'testing'. Yr Elyndd anyone? The route starts and finishes at Upton Magna just outside Shrewsbury and heads to Holyhead and ...
by WorcsPhil
05 Jun 2018 08:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 10th June
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Club runs - 10th June

26 riders out on the three rides on Sunday. Thanks to Ben, Matt and Andy for leading. There are no club runs on the 17th June due to the club’s 10mile open TT, so why not double your efforts and come out this Sunday - we have Nick and George leading the A and B rides respectively to little known des...
by WorcsPhil
01 Jun 2018 10:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs -3rd June
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Club runs -3rd June

Thanks Ben and Andy...first time lead for Ben, so please come along and support him. ...and Andy is riding out with a few of us on a 240kms ride on Saturday, so huge kudos for also leading the day after!! So, how's about one of the other faster C-riders leading a textbook B ride as per my prompt a f...
by WorcsPhil
28 May 2018 09:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs -3rd June
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Club runs -3rd June

So the people who did venture out eastwards on the two club runs were the lucky ones. Phil G’s B-ride saw no rain, and the A-ride with the three ginger randonneurs went all the way to Towcester and only had one rain shower early doors, together with one comedy car splash, as a car travelling the opp...
by WorcsPhil
27 May 2018 21:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 27th May
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: Club runs - 27th May

...and there weren’t hundreds on the A-run either...in fact there were three of us, namely: Phil Richards (leading) Jon Williams Andy Wrightson The Beacon Randonneurs. We had one spell of rain for 15 mins some half hour after the start, but that was all...the rest of the ride was warm and sunny, in ...
by WorcsPhil
26 May 2018 12:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 27th May
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: Club runs - 27th May

Hi Paul, thanks for the early warning...a couple of us still intend to ride this 200 down to Towcester (still meeting at BH at 07:45 but may abort if the roads are flooded etc...so option is still there for the hundreds of people who’s heart was set on riding :D
by WorcsPhil
24 May 2018 10:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 27th May
Replies: 12
Views: 786

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: 12
Views: 786

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: 1037

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: 1037

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: 1037

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: 1037

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: 1037

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: 684

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: 684

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: 684

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: 684

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: 120

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: 914

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: 914

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: 142

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: 677

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: 851

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: 851

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: 340

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: 1132

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: 1132

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: 648

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: 648

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: 648

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: 648

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: 1190

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: 1190

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: 1190

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: 934

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: 16
Views: 1651

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...