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by WorcsPhil
10 Aug 2020 09:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New Normal Club runs - Sunday 16th August
Replies: 0
Views: 115

New Normal Club runs - Sunday 16th August

Another four runs organized at the weekend saw four full houses of participants, so great to see this club run malarkey working. We do sometimes see other clubs having more than six riders out on the lanes, but being law abiding citizens, Beacon has the high moral ground! A variety of rides went out...
by WorcsPhil
03 Aug 2020 11:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 9th August - A-Ride BH Depart at 09:15 100miler in 5hrs 45 (18mph+)
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Sunday 9th August - A-Ride BH Depart at 09:15 100miler in 5hrs 45 (18mph+)

As it looks a nice day, and at the opposite end of the Beacon Burst option, I propose a 100miler to Tewkesbury following a very similar route to Si Walker's. Route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33628792 This is a flattish route so will be aiming for 18mph+ The route is 3miles short, but no do...
by WorcsPhil
03 Aug 2020 10:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 'New Normal' club runs - Sunday 9th July
Replies: 0
Views: 127

'New Normal' club runs - Sunday 9th July

Great to see how our Beacon activities have been welcomed back by our riders after full lockdown...We appreciate that things may close again, but let's hope not, eh! Our time trials have been inundated with riders, and after this week, they go back onto the popular Earlswood course from next Wednesd...
by WorcsPhil
27 Jul 2020 14:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 'New Normal' club runs - Sunday 2nd August
Replies: 1
Views: 221

'New Normal' club runs - Sunday 2nd August

Hi all, thanks again for sticking to our new rules in setting up and running with club runs during this strange time. Thanks to Neil Orchard, Matt Hale, Si Walker, and Si Woodward for organizing club runs on Sunday. So, we go again, Villa are still in the premier league, so the birds are singing wit...
by WorcsPhil
22 Jul 2020 21:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE NOW FULL Sunday 26th July 9.15 BH; Pershore 60-70 miles; A
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: Sunday 26th July 9.15 BH; Pershore 60-70 miles; A

I’ll join this ride if possible, Neil
by WorcsPhil
20 Jul 2020 10:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 'New Normal' club runs - Sunday 26th July
Replies: 2
Views: 330

'New Normal' club runs - Sunday 26th July

Well, that seemed to go ok, eh? A huge thank you for the people who put forward 'new normal' club runs at the weekend, and for following our guidance to the letter...so thanks to Matt Hale, Si Turner, Dave Cole and Andrew O'Connor. We had 18 riders out on those four rides, so well within guidelines....
by WorcsPhil
14 Jul 2020 22:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon Bakers Dozen - Sunday July 19th
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Beacon Bakers Dozen - Sunday July 19th

I hope to park in Evesham and be climbing the first hill in Ilmington around 09:30... and will finish when I finish.

Be great to see loads of Beacon jerseys going up and down these hills on Sunday!
by WorcsPhil
13 Jul 2020 08:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon Bakers Dozen - Sunday July 19th
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Beacon Bakers Dozen - Sunday July 19th

Although not a formal club run, club run points will be awarded to those who are out at the Beacon Bakers Dozen this coming Sunday. This is an informal club run, so there are no limits to how many participate, just ride solo or in small groups and have a beer or bacon sarnie in Winchcombe at the end...
by WorcsPhil
13 Jul 2020 08:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 'New Normal' Club Runs - Sunday July 19th
Replies: 0
Views: 271

'New Normal' Club Runs - Sunday July 19th

We're back...of a fashion. This week, we tentatively put forward the return of club runs. As I outlined in my previous post...see here http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/message_board/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9201 ...the rules are clear for us to return. We must limit groups to six, hence, if you are willing to...
by WorcsPhil
09 Jul 2020 16:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon 'new normal' Club Runs are back on Sunday July 19th
Replies: 0
Views: 738

Beacon 'new normal' Club Runs are back on Sunday July 19th

Hi all, On July 7th, the Beacon RCC committee agreed to initiate a phased return of organised club runs, following updated advice from the relevant governing bodies. This decision will be continuously reviewed and activities will be suspended again if we judge activities to be unsafe or if advice fr...
by WorcsPhil
01 Jul 2020 16:28
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon socially-distanced day out - Sunday July 19th
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Beacon socially-distanced day out - Sunday July 19th

Not really, Matt but somewhere around the square may be the most obvious (Plaisterers Arms?)
by WorcsPhil
01 Jul 2020 12:02
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon socially-distanced day out - Sunday July 19th
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Beacon socially-distanced day out - Sunday July 19th

It is unlikely that formal club runs will be back before August (we need the 6 riders maximum to be relaxed first!), hence this is not a formal Beacon event, but to get us in the mood of potential club runs together in the next few weeks, how about a big Beacon day out on Sunday July 19th. This is t...
by WorcsPhil
03 Jun 2020 11:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon events and Covid19 - Update on 3rd June
Replies: 1
Views: 3286

Beacon events and Covid19 - Update on 3rd June

Hi all, just a quick update from us about re-starting Beacon events as we emerge from lockdown. As you may be aware, advice has been patchy, and we have been taking our lead from Cycling UK who have confirmed that the most recent advice from 1st June is that there is no limit on the duration, freque...
by WorcsPhil
21 Apr 2020 12:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run scores as at Lockdown (includes 15th March)
Replies: 0
Views: 1105

Club run scores as at Lockdown (includes 15th March)

So here are the club run scores up to and including the 15th March, after which we have been on lockdown... Pretty tight behind Si Walker, who is out at front at present, but as the season ends at the end of September, it's anybody's guess whether this competition will re-start! Simon Walker 31 (7) ...
by WorcsPhil
16 Mar 2020 21:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE AND CYCLING - MONDAY 16TH MARCH
Replies: 8
Views: 9502

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE AND CYCLING - MONDAY 16TH MARCH

UPDATED BEACON MESSAGE Following government advice released today (16/3/20) the Beacon committee has taken the decision to cancel all its planned cycling events until further notice. There will be no official club rides nor club Time Trials until this has passed. The Little Mountain Time Trial (LMTT...
by WorcsPhil
16 Mar 2020 10:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 22nd March and coronavirus update
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Club Runs - 22nd March and coronavirus update

Hi all, UPDATED IN NEW POST. THE BELOW IS NO LONGER APPLICABLE so what's it best to do? Cancel everything or run things as normal? There isn't a right answer of course, but official advice is carry on (with precautions) at present. We recognise that there is a growing ethical and emotional response ...
by WorcsPhil
15 Mar 2020 22:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 15th March
Replies: 5
Views: 1041

Re: Club Runs - 15th March

...and on the equally wet A-Run were (in alphabetical order)... James Bendle Phil Richards (Leading) Pete Warwick Professor Chris Whitty Andy Wrightson ...and meeting us in the cafe was George Barker. To be honest, it was nice to feel normal for a while. Everyone kept their own counsel and there was...
by WorcsPhil
09 Mar 2020 15:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 15th March
Replies: 5
Views: 1041

Re: Club Runs - 15th March

The A-ride will be to Cobhouse Fisheries again (!), but this time with a normal 09:15 start, a huge breakfast at the café, followed by two snorters of hill climbs to get our climbing legs going again in advance of the longer rides to come this Summer. Come along and contribute to this week's café di...
by WorcsPhil
09 Mar 2020 15:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 15th March
Replies: 5
Views: 1041

Club Runs - 15th March

29 riders out on the four runs on Sunday, good stuff. The Short café ride is proving popular, so thanks to Mariana for leading that again, nicely splitting the large C-ride group into two rides... Unfortunately, Nick's A-ride was a solo affair as two people who wanted to go on that showed up a few m...
by WorcsPhil
02 Mar 2020 15:10
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Snowdrop/Sunrise Audax Summary
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Snowdrop/Sunrise Audax Summary

Well, that was an audax that will go down in the annals, as one of the floodiest rides ever. Although there was a brief rain and hail shower, the day was largely sunny but blustery, but the overnight rain meant that roads were puddly and by late morning, the River Avon at Eckington began to rise rem...
by WorcsPhil
02 Mar 2020 14:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th March
Replies: 22
Views: 2216

Re: Club runs - 8th March

Excellent, Mariana...you're in.

It may be worth advising roughly what pace (e.g. 12-14mph) you'll be riding so that others can judge whether to come along...
by WorcsPhil
02 Mar 2020 11:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 800

A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2020

CLUB RUNS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Summer is here, Coronavirus will cancel everything and the only sporting thing left to do is a Beacon club run, no doubt keeping 2m away from each other as the search for the rhesus monkey with the serum continues. As such, why not look deep within your nethe...
by WorcsPhil
02 Mar 2020 10:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th March
Replies: 22
Views: 2216

Club runs - 8th March

Another windy day with lots of puddles on Sunday, but that doesn't deter the Beacon club rider, no siree. Well over 20 riders out on the 3 rides, and thanks to Neil O, Phil G and particularly Mariana for leading for the first time. Excellent stuff, Mariana! I will talk about the Sunrise/Snowdrop in ...
by WorcsPhil
26 Feb 2020 14:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st March
Replies: 18
Views: 1968

Re: Club Runs - 1st March

Thanks for stepping up Neil and Mariana... Just for clarification, we have a range of rides that anyone can volunteer to lead, which as well as a standard A, B and C ride each week now includes: - Monthly Intro Ride (first Sunday of the month): Involves a cafe stop and is designed for those new to g...
by WorcsPhil
25 Feb 2020 09:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st March
Replies: 18
Views: 1968

Club Runs - 1st March

Well, the appalling weather continues, and Sunday's windfest was another crawl along the lanes of Worcestershire and Warwickshire. Nevertheless, there were 21 riders out on the four rides, and great to see a D-Ride out to complement our other three rides. So, this Sunday is the 1st March of course, ...
by WorcsPhil
23 Feb 2020 16:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 23rd February
Replies: 16
Views: 2106

Re: Club Runs - 23rd February

A splendidly hilly A-ride this week to Clows Top.

On the ride were (in alphabetical order)

James Bendle
Anthony Featherstone
Tyson Fury
The unsociable Paul Johnson
Ka Li
Neil ‘summer bike’ Lynch
Ade Ravenscroft
Phil Richards (Leading)
Nick Shenton
Vince Tennant
George Thorne
Andy Wrightson
by WorcsPhil
22 Feb 2020 13:14
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 23rd February
Replies: 16
Views: 2106

Re: Club Runs - 23rd February

The A-run tomorrow will be to Clows Top, albeit using a fairly flat route...58kms out, but just 43kms back...
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31984353

Please can we have a C-ride leader coming forward, then we'll have a full house of 4 rides tomorrow.
by WorcsPhil
21 Feb 2020 23:11
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Sunrise and Snowdrop Audaxes - helpers nearly complete
Replies: 13
Views: 1467

Re: Sunrise and Snowdrop Audaxes - helpers nearly complete

Thanks, Neil...as you’re so desperate that you posted four times, you’re in!

Bring your inner Del Boy
by WorcsPhil
17 Feb 2020 11:37
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Sunrise and Snowdrop Audaxes - helpers nearly complete
Replies: 13
Views: 1467

Re: Sunrise and Snowdrop Audaxes - helpers nearly complete

Two weeks to go, and as long as the waters recede, we're all systems go. In terms of helpers, we have: Evesham Control (Raphaels): Dave Cole Upton Control (Stables): Mark Rigby HQ Morning: Me, Helen Jamieson and Adrian Ravenscroft HQ Car Park: Andy Wrightson A442 Junction duties: Simon Woodward HQ A...
by WorcsPhil
17 Feb 2020 10:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 23rd February
Replies: 16
Views: 2106

Club Runs - 23rd February

Ciara, Dennis...will it ever end? No doubt Storm Ermintrude will raise it's head next weekend, but let's be optimistic that weekend storms are behind us, and we can now get back to enjoy our cycling. Indeed, if there are storms every week, then Simon Woodward would win the Club Run trophy by a lands...
by WorcsPhil
13 Feb 2020 22:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 16th February
Replies: 12
Views: 1885

Re: Club Runs - 16th February

Given the shocking forecast on Sunday, I won’t be leading this week, but will lead next week. Even Saturday looks appalling, so it could be a good week to get that decorating or spring clean done. If you do go out, then keep it short and take care. The rivers looked very high on Thursday, so it is h...
by WorcsPhil
10 Feb 2020 13:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 16th February
Replies: 12
Views: 1885

Club Runs - 16th February

Good Grief, that was a bit blowy on Sunday, wasn't it? ...and remarkably we still had three club runners out to complement the 7 riders who sensibly rode on Saturday. It may be prudent to remind people at this point that you ride on club runs thorough your own choice, Beacon accepts no liability for...
by WorcsPhil
06 Feb 2020 15:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th February
Replies: 15
Views: 2180

Re: Club Runs - 9th February

Good thinking, chaps. Of course, these Saturday rides will get club run points. The over-riding mantra of club runs in Beacon is suggest what you want to do and put it out there. Others invariably follow. Volunteering to do something different including this week’s sensible and safer option will onl...
by WorcsPhil
03 Feb 2020 10:59
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Sunrise and Snowdrop Audax Entries - Feb 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Sunrise and Snowdrop Audax Entries - Feb 2020

Hi all, we are closed for entries on the Sunrise and Snowdrop audaxes which take place on Saturday February 29th. Below is a full list of entries, so if your name is NOT on this list but you want to enter, just slip me a £20 the next time you see me, and we'll see what we can do. In all seriousness,...
by WorcsPhil
03 Feb 2020 10:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th February
Replies: 15
Views: 2180

Club Runs - 9th February

02.02.2020 Yesterday was a palindrome day, I don't think we make the most of them, do you? It's months till the next one (there's your quiz for the day...when is the next one?). Anyway, to celebrate, Andy Wrightson said yesterday on entering the café "Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog" :D :D It se...
by WorcsPhil
31 Jan 2020 20:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd February
Replies: 21
Views: 2699

Re: Club Runs - 2nd February

Thanks for stepping up, Paul. So in this weekly game of dare, why not just rise above it and put your name forward... I will nominate the A-ride leader next week already, a popular rider who rides regularly but rarely leads, so we can all look forward to VT at the helm on the A-ride next week... don...
by WorcsPhil
28 Jan 2020 09:47
Forum: Cycling Commercials
Topic: Cycling pop-up cafe
Replies: 0
Views: 692

Cycling pop-up cafe

Just received this - which may tempt some of us to visit a week on Saturday... You and your cycling group are cordially invited to our "Pop up" cafe at the Dolphin Pub in Bishampton on Saturday 8th of February 8am - 1pm (we are primarily directing this to the cycling fraternity). The day will be run...
by WorcsPhil
27 Jan 2020 11:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd February
Replies: 21
Views: 2699

Club Runs - 2nd February

27 riders out on Sunday on the 4 rides...good to see the women's ride re-appear on Saturday, always a welcome addition to the weekly calendar....and it seems that Beacon Bursts (shorter rides with no cafe stop) are always popular, so these are also actively encouraged. Thanks to Nick, Neil, Pete and...
by WorcsPhil
24 Jan 2020 10:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 26th January
Replies: 14
Views: 2263

Re: Club Runs - 26th January

I'll be there...looking forward to the banter. ...and who ever heard of a café, upon taking an order of a 'bacon sandwich on toasted bread', unilaterally decide to load it also with toxic, rancid tomatoes. It was simply not cricket. :D ....and as usual, please can we have a B and C ride leader pleas...
by WorcsPhil
20 Jan 2020 16:38
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kit in Stock
Replies: 21
Views: 5155

Re: Kit in Stock

Just a reminder that all the existing stock of kit is listed here... https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/0/d/16U9dmiZJd9Ft41ABA9DEN3Bc3ab167Z_yUc3VxsRJ4A/htmlview ...and now for your delectation, many items have been discounted as you can see by the red column. So get your orders in via Stuart as...
by WorcsPhil
20 Jan 2020 16:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 26th January
Replies: 14
Views: 2263

Club Runs - 26th January

Amazingly 14 riders ventured out into the frosty, tundra wastelands on Sunday on the two club runs that survived the weather. Sensibly, the two leaders chose gritted roads to get to the café - very sensible! Thanks to Andy Wrightson and Simon Woodward for leading these rides. So, onwards and upwards...
by WorcsPhil
19 Jan 2020 21:55
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Sunrise and Snowdrop Audaxes - helpers nearly complete
Replies: 13
Views: 1467

Re: Sunrise and Snowdrop Audaxes - Call for helpers

Hi Helen,

Yes, you did...my apologies. Hopefully you can still make it...that’s great if you can. 07:45 - 9am at Whitlenge if possible...free bacon sarnie and cuppa is yours :D

Si...thanks also for volunteering - marshalling at the first corner for two 5 min spells is all yours...

Thanks both
by WorcsPhil
18 Jan 2020 16:07
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Sunrise and Snowdrop Audaxes - helpers nearly complete
Replies: 13
Views: 1467

Sunrise and Snowdrop Audaxes - helpers nearly complete

The Sunrise and Snowdrop audaxes are on Saturday February 29th this year (Leap day!), and the HQ is again Whitlenge Garden Centre café, near Hartlebury. The Snowdrop is full and is taking no more entries, but there a dozen spaces left on the Sunrise, but filling up around 1-2 entries per day, so you...
by WorcsPhil
16 Jan 2020 15:31
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: LondonEdinburghLondon 8th - 13th August 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 1475

Re: LondonEdinburghLondon 8th - 13th August 2021

I'll be there as well, and luckily qualify due to my long-standing audax membership...be great if we have a huge Beacon contingent for the UK's most prestigious audax...after our own of course :D Actually, getting in won't be so easy...to qualify, these are the requirements: •London Edinburgh London...
by WorcsPhil
15 Jan 2020 13:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 19th January
Replies: 18
Views: 2659

Re: Club Runs - 19th January

Hi David,

As a guide, at this time of the year, the A-ride averages around 16-18mph, where this higher speed only on routes. The B-ride averages 14-16mph, and the C-ride 12-14mph.

Hope that helps and hope to see you out soon.

Phil
by WorcsPhil
15 Jan 2020 09:27
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: SUNRISE AND SNOWDROP AUDAXES 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 723

SUNRISE AND SNOWDROP AUDAXES 2020

Hi all, For those who still don't know, these two bike rides are Beacon's largest event, attracting over 260 entrants around either the Sunrise or Snowdrop route. This year's event is on Saturday 29th February (Leap day) with the Sunrise going clockwise from the HQ at Whitelenge Garden centre in Har...
by WorcsPhil
15 Jan 2020 09:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 19th January
Replies: 18
Views: 2659

Re: Club Runs - 19th January

Can we have an A-ride and C-ride leader for Sunday, please!
by WorcsPhil
15 Jan 2020 09:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 2273

Re: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020

Oh dear, Simon...you're right...somehow I missed your post. Humble apologies, my resignation will be with the Prime Minister later today :shock:

Given Phil's predicament, I will assume that you're leading the B-ride this week.
by WorcsPhil
13 Jan 2020 14:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 19th January
Replies: 18
Views: 2659

Club Runs - 19th January

20 riders out on Sunday on the three rides, two replacement leaders in myself and Si Walker, with Pete Norman leading the C-ride. You will note all three leaders this week were in the top 5 of club run leaders, so again, the time is ripe for fresh leaders to give the old hands a break! Dismal rain a...
by WorcsPhil
12 Jan 2020 15:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 12th January
Replies: 10
Views: 1798

Re: Club Runs - 12th January

A traditional A-ride this morning, which ventured out to Clive's of Cropthorne. Other drivers behaved themselves and there were no incidents. It was very cold and wet for the first 50mins, but then the clouds cleared and it was quite a lovely day (after Nick Shenton and James Tate downed tools and h...