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by WorcsPhil
27 Sep 2021 10:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: ...AND THE WINNER OF THE 2020/2021 CLUB RUN TROPHY IS...
Replies: 1
Views: 111

...AND THE WINNER OF THE 2020/2021 CLUB RUN TROPHY IS...

The 2020/2021 club run season is over, but don't panic, the 2021/2022 season starts this Sunday...it's almost seamless. Anyway, the winner of this prestigious trophy is .... NEIL ORCHARD :D Due to Covid outages in November 2020 and Jan-March 2021, we only had club runs for 32 of the 52 weeks. Despit...
by WorcsPhil
27 Sep 2021 10:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Weekly Club Update and Club runs for the weekend of 3rd October
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Weekly Club Update and Club runs for the weekend of 3rd October

Could that have been the last warm sunny day of the year? Not for Stuart White it wasn't - Stu is riding the North Coast 500 over 3 days, nearly 300kms per day and had horrendous weather yesterday in the north west of Scotland, so think of that if you were sitting outside in the sunshine at a lovely...
by WorcsPhil
23 Sep 2021 22:01
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Simon White is the.......
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Simon White is the.......

I'm sure there will be plenty of others, Phil...but Simon has unfinished business as his 2021 Kiddy Killer ride lasted 2 miles and zero hills :D :D
by WorcsPhil
20 Sep 2021 10:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Weekly Club Update and Club runs for the weekend of 26th September
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Weekly Club Update and Club runs for the weekend of 26th September

Girl Power! It's obviously LEJOG season in September as both Helen Colson and Naomi Bell completed the Lands End to John O'Groats ride last week with Helen riding solo o'er gravel and hills and Naomi as part of the excellent Deloitte ride across Britain adventure, with an ex-member Gary Lowe also on...
by WorcsPhil
19 Sep 2021 17:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 19th September A-Run to Pershore 8.45am
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Sunday 19th September A-Run to Pershore 8.45am

Sorry to hear that, Phil - but late-posted rides always carry this risk, I suppose - hope to see you soon, it’s been ages!
by WorcsPhil
13 Sep 2021 09:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 19th September
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Club runs for the weekend of 19th September

Gawd, that hill climb looks tough. Admittedly it is only 3-5mins of effort, but judging from the pain on the riders' faces as they got near the top, it takes some lining off your lungs. Well done to all the riders, with special mention to Si Woodward for riding it on a fixed gear more suited to a ri...
by WorcsPhil
09 Sep 2021 17:40
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Club Audax Trophy
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Club Audax Trophy

All good points. My view is that if possible we should switch to November-October inclusive to be in line with the AUK calendar for the Beacon Audax trophy. I appreciate that this year (with our earlier awards night to coincide with our 75th anniversary date) this leaves little time for trophy subsc...
by WorcsPhil
08 Sep 2021 17:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL - A/B run to Broad Acres - Sunday 12th September 11:30 after the hill climb
Replies: 11
Views: 337

RIDE FULL - A/B run to Broad Acres - Sunday 12th September 11:30 after the hill climb

Hi, I will lead a sneaky A-run round to Broad Acres fisheries cafe for a humongous sandwich on Sunday… only catch is that it follows the Beacon hill climb, so will leave at 11:30’ish from the top of Winwood Heath Road. If you want to ride before, be my guest, the hill climb starts at 11, so you can ...
by WorcsPhil
06 Sep 2021 10:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 12th September
Replies: 0
Views: 161

Club runs for the weekend of 12th September

A heatwave. I repeat, a heatwave is here. Why not rag off work for a day and enjoy a ride midweek :D ...Paul Balfe has a D-ride to Hillers on Wednesday, and no doubt other rides are going on as well as the Tuesday night bash. Go on, have a go... A great set of club rides at the weekend, with a coupl...
by WorcsPhil
30 Aug 2021 16:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 5th September
Replies: 0
Views: 175

Club runs for the weekend of 5th September

Well what do you know...August has come and gone without a drop of rain (or sunshine)...anyway, as it's September, you need to ride club runs before all your winter kit is brought out of the wardrobe. There was an excellent set of club runs at the weekend, topped off by the 'oddball bike' club run t...
by WorcsPhil
23 Aug 2021 10:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 29th August
Replies: 0
Views: 173

Club runs for the weekend of 29th August

Well, it's the Bank Holiday weekend coming up, and boy, do we have a treat in store. It's the first ever vintage club run on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August...running from Tardebigge to Churchfields in Salwarpe, this is the perfect opportunity to dig out your old bike, pump up the tyres, and ride. A...
by WorcsPhil
16 Aug 2021 08:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 22nd August
Replies: 0
Views: 175

Club runs for the weekend of 22nd August

Back after a week up in Scotland...wow, the northern section is simply fabulous to ride a bike on, so if you're looking for an adventure now that travelling abroad is difficult, get yourself up there and pray to the weather gods to smile on you :D Great to see a varied set of club runs at the weeken...
by WorcsPhil
02 Aug 2021 10:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 8th August
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Club runs for the weekend of 8th August

a rainy old weekend did not deter our weekend rides too much. A great day out to Weston and back saw 12 riders riding over 350kms to this most favourite of holiday destinations for us brummies. By God, Weston was packed with holidaymakers and donkeys... and for once I'm going to avoid the obvious jo...
by WorcsPhil
26 Jul 2021 08:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 1st August
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Club runs for the weekend of 1st August

Huge thanks to Dr Philip Whiteman for organising and arranging the Beacon RCC Kidderminster Killer Audax on Saturday! In perfect conditions, some 10c lower than midweek, thank God, the addition of three extra hills didn't take away the joy of climbing and descending all day. A decent Beacon continge...
by WorcsPhil
25 Jul 2021 22:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Saturday 31st July - 6am - One-Day A-ride to Weston-Super-Mare and back
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Saturday 31st July - 6am - One-Day A-ride to Weston-Super-Mare and back

Just to confirm that this re-arranged one-day ride to Weston goes ahead this coming Saturday. We go whatever the weather, rain, hail, snow, swarms of locusts, hell and damnation, we go this week. The route is confirmed as: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35937892 ...Rose Hill now removed! and the rid...
by WorcsPhil
19 Jul 2021 15:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs Scores as at the end of June 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 434

Club Runs Scores as at the end of June 2021

Beacon club runs were suspended from January to the end of March this year, but have proved very popular on their return. To the end of June we have had 538 club riders in the 19 available weeks, an average of 28.3 every week. This has been helped by the Tuesday rides of course, and big thanks to Ne...
by WorcsPhil
19 Jul 2021 15:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 25th July
Replies: 0
Views: 268

Club runs for the weekend of 25th July

Only one place to start on this Monday round-up and that's Martin Osman from CC Giro/Warwickshire Road Club. You will have heard by now that Martin took part in last Wednesday's Beacon Time Trial, but was tragically killed in a collision with a car. This is not the place to pontificate theories on w...
by WorcsPhil
12 Jul 2021 12:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 18th July
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Club runs for the weekend of 18th July

Well...where do we start this week after last's night whimpering performance from our beloved football team...best move on, I guess. Three big areas of congratulations first. How about that Ian Taylor then? Our esteemed Beacon member, Ian rode the whole route of the Tour de France one week before th...
by WorcsPhil
05 Jul 2021 08:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 11th July
Replies: 0
Views: 227

Club runs for the weekend of 11th July

Hi all, huge congratulations to the 7 guys who rode down to Weston Super Mare and back over the weekend. It seemed the weather was not as bad as forecast, and those that rode were rewarded with a great weekend. There is an excellent write-up from Si Walker on the separate thread below...well done al...
by WorcsPhil
02 Jul 2021 10:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: POSTPONED TILL SATURDAY 31ST JULY - Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run
Replies: 42
Views: 2663

Re: POSTPONED TILL SATURDAY 31ST JULY - Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run

Hi all, with some sadness, we have decided to postpone tomorrow's one-day ride to Weston. There are a number of riders who have understandably pulled out given that the footie is on, but more importantly, the weather forecast is pretty dreadful which does not really enhance the appeal of an 18-hour ...
by WorcsPhil
30 Jun 2021 10:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: POSTPONED TILL SATURDAY 31ST JULY - Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run
Replies: 42
Views: 2663

Re: Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run

Just to confirm that this one-day ride to Weston goes ahead this coming Saturday. It looks mainly dry although there will be a band of rain passing through around lunchtime, so bring a rain coat. The route is confirmed as: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35937892 and the ride will leave the Black Hor...
by WorcsPhil
28 Jun 2021 09:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 4th July
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Club runs for the weekend of 4th July

Hi all, first of all, well done to all those who entered and raced at the Beacon Track Championships on Saturday at Halesowen. It was a good day out and those that raced all said it was great fun and something different...be great to get some of the regular B and C riders there next year for a taste...
by WorcsPhil
21 Jun 2021 09:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 27th June
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Club runs for the weekend of 27th June

Fabulous weekend for the Beacon randonneurs, with a never-to-be-forgotten 400kms ride out to Stwlan Dam in North Wales. Eight riders were out on that, but as we didn't get home and into bed until after 2am, we unfortunately missed the Summer Solstice ride to the Swan at Chaddesley Corbett. I heard t...
by WorcsPhil
14 Jun 2021 10:14
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Tour 21 - riding the route of the Tour de France 2021 - UPDATE
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Tour 21 - riding the route of the Tour de France 2021 - UPDATE

yes, best of luck with this, Ian...great that you've finally got yourself on Strava, and we'll be following your progress with great interest.

...oh and huge congratulations to Geoff Thomas for his MBE in the Queen's Honours list last week, very well deserved!
by WorcsPhil
14 Jun 2021 09:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 400kms Pushing the Boundaries Club Run - Saturday 19th June 5am
Replies: 3
Views: 400

400kms Pushing the Boundaries Club Run - Saturday 19th June 5am

This year's 'pushing the boundaries, ride is from the Black Horse to the Stwlan Dam climb and then home again, a minimum distance of some 385kms, but more likely 400kms. This is not a ride for those inexperienced in riding these distances, as it is a mountainous course with several long climbs aroun...
by WorcsPhil
14 Jun 2021 09:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 20th June
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Club runs for the weekend of 20th June

Phew, what a scorcher! Lovely to see the sunny and hot weather on Sunday and soooo many Beacon riders out in the countryside, and for many to get back to see England win was a great bonus...for those of us that gave a monkeys that is. :) Unfortunately our prestigious Janet Kelly Open 10 Time Trial, ...
by WorcsPhil
08 Jun 2021 23:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 13th June
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Club runs for the weekend of 13th June

haha, there's no interview process, Chris, just join on the website, and enjoy your riding1 Apparently, there used to be an interview process to join Beacon, in that potential riders had to fill out an application form that was considered by the committee before entry was allowed, but we don't do th...
by WorcsPhil
07 Jun 2021 23:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: POSTPONED TILL SATURDAY 31ST JULY - Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run
Replies: 42
Views: 2663

Re: Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run

As highlighted above, here's the proposed route for the one-day trip. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35937892 This leaves the Black Horse at 6am sharp! Proposed stops on this 'there and back' in a day 372kms ride are: - St George's bakery, Corse (68kms) - Chepstow Tesco Express (128kms) - Weston pro...
by WorcsPhil
07 Jun 2021 15:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 13th June
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Club runs for the weekend of 13th June

Well, the cycling weather gods were against us on Sunday with the only rain of the week happening on Sunday morning, grrrrr, but as George Formby once said, it turned out nice again. It's June, perfect time for cycling so get your name down to lead and participate on Tuesday's evening bash or on thi...
by WorcsPhil
02 Jun 2021 07:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: INTRO RIDE-RIDE FULL-Sunday 6 June to Wootton Wawen-meet at 9:00
Replies: 32
Views: 1366

Re: INTRO RIDE Sunday 6 June to Wootton Wawen-meet at 9:00

Hi Chris, Chris Cotter has emailed to say he would like to join the Intro ride this Sunday - please can you add him to your list... thanks
by WorcsPhil
31 May 2021 09:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 6th June
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Club runs for the weekend of 6th June

What a great weekend that was! Starting off with the NEC 10mile TT charity event for Cure Leukaemia on Friday night. As we move into June...this is the month that Ian Taylor will ride every stage of the Tour de France for this charity, one week before the Pro's, so thanks if you have already contrib...
by WorcsPhil
30 May 2021 22:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL - Sunday 30th May - A-Ride stopping at Broad Acres. Depart at 09:15
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: RIDE FULL - Sunday 30th May - A-Ride stopping at Broad Acres. Depart at 09:15

All present and correct on the A run. An excellent quickish ride on a lovely day...Thanks to all for coming along
by WorcsPhil
29 May 2021 13:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sun 30th May; 09:15 BH; B run to ?Neen Savage?
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: Sun 30th May; 09:15 BH; B run to ???

Hi Matt, Scott Green would like to join your B ride tomorrow if that’s ok... a guest rider down from Sheffield
by WorcsPhil
28 May 2021 22:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Vintage club run 30/8/21 - DETAILS ADDED
Replies: 49
Views: 1922

Re: Possible vintage club run

I'd be keen George, but can only make the August dates.

I have a 1995 lilac, 7-speed Claude Butler that deserves to see the light of day again! :D
by WorcsPhil
25 May 2021 21:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL - Sunday 30th May - A-Ride stopping at Broad Acres. Depart at 09:15
Replies: 7
Views: 398

RIDE FULL - Sunday 30th May - A-Ride stopping at Broad Acres. Depart at 09:15

I'll lead an A-ride on Sunday using this route... 100kms fairly fast, not stupid https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36159029 ...with a cafe stop at Broad Acres Fisheries at the 80kms mark for a mega-sandwich :D ...so 100kms Black Horse to Black Horse. Leaving at 09:16 Phil Richards (Leading) Andy Wright...
by WorcsPhil
25 May 2021 15:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: POSTPONED TILL SATURDAY 31ST JULY - Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run
Replies: 42
Views: 2663

Re: Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run

That's great that we're getting people committing now. I appreciate that there is a separate thread, but I'll put names for the one -day A-ride and the 2-day reliability ride at the top of this thread...so keep 'em coming folks...we may limit numbers so please post your interest in advance!
by WorcsPhil
24 May 2021 07:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for Sunday 30th May
Replies: 0
Views: 228

Club runs for Sunday 30th May

I've spoken to Thomas Shafferk...Schaforna...Shaeffernaqu...er, Ben Rich, and he's promised me that the rainy weekends are over, all that stretches ahead of us now are endless Sundays of warm sunshine, tailwinds - ideal club run weather. As such, this coming Bank Holiday weekend screams out as being...
by WorcsPhil
17 May 2021 08:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs for week ahead - NEW RULES, PLEASE READ
Replies: 0
Views: 569

Club Runs for week ahead - NEW RULES, PLEASE READ

Hi everyone, a lot to say this week as the Covid rules have changed as of Monday 17th of course and BC have offered new advice, which basically says that the numbers riding organised rides are unlimited from this date...BUT As indoor cafes are limited to six and outdoor cafes to 30, we feel that som...
by WorcsPhil
10 May 2021 08:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs on the weekend of Sunday 16th May
Replies: 0
Views: 259

Club runs on the weekend of Sunday 16th May

25 riders out on Sunday, on what turned out to be a nice warm day...I loved Cedric's on-off thoughts about his ride on Saturday and really pleased you went ahead and enjoyed an excellent ride...great communications, Cedric! :D So Tuesday rides begin this week...They all start from 18:30 at Northfiel...
by WorcsPhil
10 May 2021 08:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: POSTPONED TILL SATURDAY 31ST JULY - Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run
Replies: 42
Views: 2663

Re: Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run

Here's the proposed route. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35937892 Down via the Forest of Dean and the Severn Bridge, then over Avonmouth bridge and routing the Strawberry line (converted rail track) to Weston Coming back is re-route to Avonmouth bridge, then via the small, but pretty lanes on the E...
by WorcsPhil
03 May 2021 22:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: POSTPONED TILL SATURDAY 31ST JULY - Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run
Replies: 42
Views: 2663

Re: Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run

Here’s a thought for some...turn round at Clevedon, takes 40kph off the distance and a nicer town..
by WorcsPhil
03 May 2021 14:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: POSTPONED TILL SATURDAY 31ST JULY - Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run
Replies: 42
Views: 2663

POSTPONED TILL SATURDAY 31ST JULY - Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run

Hold the date! To celebrate Beacon's 75th anniversary this year, we are re-kindling one of Beacon's most famous yearly runs, the trip to Weston-Super-Mare and back, a 300kms yomp to the jewel of the Bristol channel and back. Romantically, back in the day, this used to start at the gents urinals in R...
by WorcsPhil
03 May 2021 14:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs on the weekend of Sunday 9th May
Replies: 0
Views: 217

Club runs on the weekend of Sunday 9th May

Nearly 40 riders out on club runs at the weekend, with rides on Saturday and Sunday, and would have been Monday except for a terrible weather forecast... That's great, and as they are proving very popular as Summer appears over the horizon, don't forget if a ride is full, then why not suggest leadin...
by WorcsPhil
29 Apr 2021 21:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs on Sunday May 2nd weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: Club Runs on Sunday May 2nd weekend

We have 2 A-rides, 2 C-rides and an Intro ride this week for your delectation

Any riders wishing to lead a B-ride would be welcome to complete the set...why not step forward and receive the roars of gratitude from the crowd?
by WorcsPhil
26 Apr 2021 14:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs on Sunday May 2nd weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Club Runs on Sunday May 2nd weekend

The star of last weekend was the Little Mountain Time Trial, Beacon's national event which attracted 135 riders from all over the country. Huge congratulations to the organisers, John Hitchcock, Ian Taylor, Keith Adcock and Simon Dighton, who was incidentally Beacon's fastest rider on the day. Also,...
by WorcsPhil
19 Apr 2021 23:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs on Little Mountain Time Trial (LMTT) weekend - Sunday 25th April
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Club runs on Little Mountain Time Trial (LMTT) weekend - Sunday 25th April

What an excellent weekend to ride a bike that was, eh? Eight Beacon riders were out on Dr Philip Whiteman's mountainous 200kms audax, riding from dawn to dusk out to the Welsh border, but not over it!...big thanks to Philip for organising and well done to everyone who rode. A day that will live long...
by WorcsPhil
16 Apr 2021 09:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 18th Apr; 09:15 BH; B Run to Worcester, 57 miles (16mph)
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Sunday 18th Apr; 09:15 BH; B Run to Worcester, 57 miles (16mph)

Hi Matt, can I register Michelle and Chris Thompson onto your ride, please.

They are new members but having registrations issues with the message board at the mo...

Thanks
by WorcsPhil
12 Apr 2021 22:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 18th April
Replies: 0
Views: 307

Club runs for the weekend of 18th April

Hi all, good to see snow and hail around at the weekend, eh? :D Let's hope that these cold conditions retreat and that the spring warmth takes over from now on, so what better time to come out on an organised and sanctioned club ride! We have agreed that the maximum number of riders for club runs th...
by WorcsPhil
07 Apr 2021 21:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 11th April
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Re: Club runs for the weekend of 11th April

Hi all, slight change to the rules in that we have agreed that the maximum number of riders for club runs that do not stop is raised to 8 to accommodate new members wanting to come along. Please keep to six if a cafe/takeaway is planned, as this is the limit when stopped. If for any reason you end u...