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by WorcsPhil
08 Nov 2018 02:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th November
Replies: 9
Views: 449

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: 716

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: 11
Views: 395

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: 778

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: 750

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: 750

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: 520

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: 478

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: 1002

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: 135

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: 1002

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: 1516

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: 1516

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: 556

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: 556

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.
by WorcsPhil
20 Sep 2018 11:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club Runs October, November and December 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 642

A, B and C Club Runs October, November and December 2018

The new 2018/2019 club run season starts here, and what could be better as the nights draw in and your seasonality affective disorder re-ignites but to contemplate the pure joy that comes from riding your bike with like-minded people, in like-minded kits. The racing and TT season will end, so come a...
by WorcsPhil
20 Sep 2018 11:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd September
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: Club runs - 23rd September

I'll lead an A-run this week, and award myself 15 club run points to ensure the club run competition goes to the last week... :D

I'll post destination here shortly...

Phil
by WorcsPhil
17 Sep 2018 09:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd September
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Club runs - 23rd September

Forget Simon Yates' achievement...Andy Wrightson has officially won the Club rider of the year 2018 with two weeks still to go. The national anthem will play proudly at the prize dinner as Andy steps forward...well done, Andy. We had 22 riders out at the weekend on the three rides, and thanks to Pau...
by WorcsPhil
14 Sep 2018 15:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th September
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: Club runs - 16th September

Thanks all....can we have a B-run leader this week, please. Weather looks ok, so be good to get a full set of leaders by Saturday.
by WorcsPhil
13 Sep 2018 10:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run points with 3 weeks to go
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Club run points with 3 weeks to go

So here's the top 20 club riders with just 3 weeks of the season to go. Andy Wrightson is nearly there, but Simon Walker can still catch him (and win on leader points) if he leads the last 3 weeks and Andy doesn't turn up for any more rides...an unlikely scenario Andy Wrightson 48 (6) Simon Walker 4...
by WorcsPhil
11 Sep 2018 12:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th September
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Club runs - 16th September

no club runs last Sunday, but lots of Beacon riders out and about. It was both the opening round of the CX season in Redditch and with Beacon hosting this round, thanks to Gary Mac for organising and all the marshals who turned out to help. It was also the Beacon hill climb championships of course, ...
by WorcsPhil
03 Sep 2018 15:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: No club runs this week...see you on the 16th!
Replies: 0
Views: 209

No club runs this week...see you on the 16th!

34 riders out on Sunday for the three club runs... thanks to Neil, Simon and Dave for leading and a particular welcome to all the new riders on the Intro ride. Hope you enjoyed it and want to come back again...you'll be very welcome. Kudos this week to Jess Rhodes-Jones who finished third at the UCI...
by WorcsPhil
28 Aug 2018 09:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 2nd September
Replies: 7
Views: 682

Club runs - 2nd September

Huge kudos to the (dirty) dozen who still turned up for the two club runs last Sunday. The weather was foul, but like the true past heroes of the Midlands, 12 disciples hoisted damp club run flags in nearby cafes. Well done all, and thanks to James Tate and Dave Cole in particular for still turning ...
by WorcsPhil
28 Aug 2018 09:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th August
Replies: 10
Views: 847

Re: Club runs - 26th August

I'm assuming the following were on the combined A/B ride...shout if incorrect.

James Tate (leading)
Phil Gameson
Neil Orchard
Nick Shenton
Ian Simpson
Andy Wrightson
Billy the Fish
by WorcsPhil
20 Aug 2018 09:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th August
Replies: 10
Views: 847

Club runs - 26th August

34 riders out on the weekend's three club runs...it's like a return to our glory years...of last year, and our first time over 30 riders for weeks! Fun, isn't it? Thanks to me, John/Phil G, and Dave Cole for leading the three rides, and good to ride in middling temperatures, where as nice Brits we m...
by WorcsPhil
20 Aug 2018 09:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 19th August
Replies: 9
Views: 851

Re: Club runs - 19th August

The snorter is Larkstoke Hill, Dave, which is just west of Ilmington, and heads south towards Ebrington. It's similar to Dovers Hill, but much less well known
by WorcsPhil
19 Aug 2018 16:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 19th August
Replies: 9
Views: 851

Re: Club runs - 19th August

A speedy and pleasant run out to Chipping Camden saw 9 make it to the town via the one snorter of a hill, and 5 others breaking off to Wellesbourne, thereby missing said snorter. Those at Chipping Campden were: Sir Chris Bonnington Jamie Brookes Paul Johnson Neil Lynch Phil Richards (leading) Nick S...
by WorcsPhil
14 Aug 2018 15:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 19th August
Replies: 9
Views: 851

Re: Club runs - 19th August

Ok, I'll lead the A-ride this week...It will go to Chipping Campden, on a route similar to this: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16802301 This route is just shy of 125kms and as it's still summer, we'll meet at 08:15 for an 08:30 start. Can't promise that Stuart White or Adam Green will be there, but...
by WorcsPhil
13 Aug 2018 09:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 19th August
Replies: 9
Views: 851

Club runs - 19th August

Wonderful news that both our Transcontinental racers have finished in the last few hours. Adam Green and Stuart White finished within a few hours of each other, and remarkably, they both had exactly the same average moving speed (20.8kph) over the 4,000kms of the race. There have been tales of miser...
by WorcsPhil
06 Aug 2018 09:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th August
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Club runs - 12th August

So we had 23 riders out on club runs this Sunday, on what was possibly the hottest club run day of the year. A storming 200kms+ A-ride saw 7 riders start in Barnt Green to meet up with the Tramping the Two Loops Audax, where Alan, Si and Sarah also rode and therefore also nab club points... Great to...
by WorcsPhil
30 Jul 2018 14:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th August
Replies: 20
Views: 1147

Club Runs - 5th August

Well, that was a damp squib of a Sunday, eh? No UK club runners due to the weather and people were even spotted on Zwift again. But some people did venture out, there was a Beacon A(ustralia) ride with Barry Evans and Laurence Cooley from Brisbane, and we would recommend these rides for some guarant...
by WorcsPhil
26 Jul 2018 10:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 29th July
Replies: 10
Views: 744

Re: Club runs - 29th July

Thanks, Andy...up in Scotland with no WiFi for a few days, so thanks for posting...please can someone let me have the names of the 4 missing B-riders from last week please.
by WorcsPhil
16 Jul 2018 09:55
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Tour de France
Replies: 11
Views: 699

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: 9
Views: 862

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: 308

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: 967

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: 239

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: 880

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: 1285

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: 1285

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: 1285

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: 1608

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: 1285

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: 986

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: 10
Views: 1293

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: 295

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: 682

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: 782

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: 913

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: 913

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...