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by WorcsPhil
20 Jan 2019 14:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th January
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: Club runs - 20th January

And on the A-Ride to Wellesbourne were, in alphabetical order:

Chris Ashford
Ben Crone
Phil Elwell
Paul ‘Diva’ Johnson
Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson
Ulrika-ka-ka Jonnson
Ka Li
Neil Orchard
Phil Richards (Leading)
Andy Wrightson
by WorcsPhil
18 Jan 2019 15:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th January
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: Club runs - 20th January

This Sunday's A-run will be to Wellesbourne as I haven't been there for ages! The route is similar to this: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19427604 30 miles out, 36 back If the roads are sketchy, I have a gritted roads alternative route to Wellesbourne, and if it's very icy, I will cancel by 8am on ...
by WorcsPhil
14 Jan 2019 09:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th January
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Club runs - 20th January

Wow - 46 riders out on the four club runs at the weekend, the highest weekend number for over 2 years! In January!! Of course, Carolyn's women's only rides have added to our club run options and it's great to see so many riders turning up for this. There has been an occasional request from men askin...
by WorcsPhil
07 Jan 2019 09:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th January
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Club runs - 13th January

Well, it was like a return to the post Olympics cycling craze...well over 30 riders at the Black Horse on Sunday, and around 40 riders picking up a club run point or three. Thanks to birthday-boy Ashford, Rob and Pete for leading the three rides. No doubt the mild weather helped, but despite the fac...
by WorcsPhil
03 Jan 2019 09:36
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Sunrise and Snowdrop Entrants - Jan 19
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Sunrise and Snowdrop Entrants - Jan 19

Here's the emerging list of entrants on the Sunrise and Snowdrop audaxes...some notable absences so far...get your entries in...I have to do a lot of faffing round in the last 2-3 weeks so last minute entries are a pain! SUNRISE AUDAX Aadrvark Aaron the ADCOCK Keith ADDIS Philip ALI Maj ARGYLE Fiona...
by WorcsPhil
03 Jan 2019 09:24
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Sunrise and Snowdrop Audax - First call for volunteers
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Sunrise and Snowdrop Audax - First call for volunteers

We're now only a few weeks away from the first Beacon audax of the year, and with over 200 entrants already booked on, it would be good if a small number of people could help out in terms of: - A person to man the control at Raphaels in Evesham...what better way of spending a Saturday in welcoming c...
by WorcsPhil
03 Jan 2019 09:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run scores at end of December 2018 (3 months gone)
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Club run scores at end of December 2018 (3 months gone)

With three points for leading a ride and 4 for leading an intro, the top of the club run points is as usual, edge of the seat stuff....and look who's sneaked into top place after a couple of recent leads, it's Paul 'The Power' Johnson, going for his third trophy in four years...if only he cared! But...
by WorcsPhil
31 Dec 2018 14:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 6th January
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Club Runs - 6th January

So that's it...2018 has been and gone and 2019 has rushed up on us unannounced. and as it's lovely and mild out, what better way to start the new year than a good club run, the heartbeat of any cycling club's winter activities. As for last Sunday, a splendid A-ride led by the indomitable Paul Johnso...
by WorcsPhil
31 Dec 2018 12:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 30th December
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Club Runs - 30th December

Hi...I think there was an impromptu C-run also on Sunday? Can someone post here with names as I noticed another half dozen at the Black Horse that are not accounted for in these lists.

Thanks
Phil
by WorcsPhil
24 Dec 2018 09:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 30th December
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Club Runs - 30th December

A healthy turnout to the pub on Sunday for a Christmas drink. At least 17 riders rode there, and plenty of Beaconites making their own way to the pub. Great to see Dave and Ann Cole there also...Happy Christmas, El Presidente. ...and wasn’t it great to have puddle water and mud back on the road. My ...
by WorcsPhil
23 Dec 2018 17:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd December
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Club runs - 23rd December

On the A-run this morning to a soggy Chaddesley Corbett were in alphabetical order... Diane Abbott MP Chris Ashford Ben Crone Richard Leaper Neil Orchard Phil Richards (leading) Alex Rybinski Nick Shenton Alan Weaver Philip Whiteman Andy Wrightson Good to see everyone out at the Swan... If you were ...
by WorcsPhil
17 Dec 2018 09:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd December
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Club runs - 23rd December

Ice Ice Baby A set of dangerous rides headed out on Sunday with 18 riders on board. Despite forecasts suggesting ice had largely gone, it hadn’t and there were a number of crashes. On the A-Ride, 5 of the 6 people fell on ice patches with me and Neil Lynch creasing on the way to the Black Horse and ...
by WorcsPhil
12 Dec 2018 12:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 597

A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019

It's 2019...you've been given fourteen new bikes by Santa, you've lost weight over Christmas and your breakfast eggnogs have somehow given you unbelievable enthusiasm and mojo for cycling. So, slake that new energy by looking at this lonely, windswept thread and populate it with adventures so exciti...
by WorcsPhil
10 Dec 2018 11:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 16th December
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Club Runs - 16th December

27 riders out on the 3 rides on Sunday, but annoyingly for those who like order and symmetry in their lives, we were split 9 riders on the A, 8 on the B and 10 on the C, rather than the 9-9-9 split that would have been perfect. I jest, of course, and it shows that we need to retain the three weekly ...
by WorcsPhil
07 Dec 2018 16:59
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 2018 AGM short report
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: 2018 AGM short report

Yes, good to see such a full room as I had the same fears as Laurence. A huge thanks to Dave Cole for all he has done in the last seven years as President, and look forward to seeing you actively involved in whatever capacity in the future, Dave. As you can see from the above list, there are a fair ...
by WorcsPhil
03 Dec 2018 12:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th December
Replies: 20
Views: 897

Re: Club runs - 9th December

I've added that to the agenda, Phil. A fine AOB point to discuss after the finances. ...and talking of sex...er Audaxes, don't forget to enter either the Sunrise/Snowdrop audax as soon as you can. This event is on February 23rd next year, and looking like another sell out, especially if we get more ...
by WorcsPhil
03 Dec 2018 09:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th December
Replies: 20
Views: 897

Club runs - 9th December

Another 21 people out on club runs on Sunday, which was a good effort as at least 10 of those were also out at the Beacon Awards Dinner the night before. Perhaps, Andy Wrightson wins the performance of the week - out on a 200kms audax on Saturday in the rain, quick change, out at the Beacon Dinner t...
by WorcsPhil
27 Nov 2018 11:31
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: SUNRISE AND SNOWDROP AUDAXES, 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 141

SUNRISE AND SNOWDROP AUDAXES, 2019

Hi all, yes, the first Beacon Audax of 2019 is now less than 3 months away, and we're half full already. Don't forget that this event normally sells out early in the New Year, and if you don't enter, you'll be mandated to spend all day with me helping out at HQ, so get your entries in. We don't have...
by WorcsPhil
26 Nov 2018 09:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd December
Replies: 20
Views: 856

Club Runs - 2nd December

My escape from Australia was so finger-bitingly exciting and seat-of-the pants tense that involved a submarine, a long handled axe and the left knee of a wombat, that it will one day be made into a film...probably starring Ben Affleck. Albeit Ben Affleck may have to spend a long time in make-up. Big...
by WorcsPhil
08 Nov 2018 02:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th November
Replies: 9
Views: 663

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: 1010

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: 15
Views: 712

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: 1072

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: 967

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: 967

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: 956

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: 624

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: 1382

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: 208

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: 1382

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: 2368

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: 2368

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: 740

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: 740

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: 8
Views: 1075

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: 740

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: 740

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: 1012

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: 350

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: 1012

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: 282

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: 891

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: 1065

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: 1065

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: 1091

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: 1091

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: 1091

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: 1091

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: 1129

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: 1536

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...