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by WorcsPhil
19 Apr 2021 23:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs on Little Mountain Time Trial (LMTT) weekend - Sunday 25th April
Replies: 0
Views: 60

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: 220

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: 168

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: 253

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...
by WorcsPhil
05 Apr 2021 13:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 11th April
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Club runs for the weekend of 11th April

Hi all, fantastic to see nearly 30 riders out on the 5 club runs over the weekend...the weather was great and the messages on Strava about how good it was to be back riding in a group were heart warming. Also at the weekend, there were nearly 50 riders for the first of the Beacon RCC Time Trials, so...
by WorcsPhil
28 Mar 2021 16:51
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Updates and Covid Related Changes to the 2021 Audaxes
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: Updates and Covid Related Changes to the 2021 Audaxes

Great work, Phil - looking forward to all of these.

...errr, but just noticed how hilly the Begwyns is for the first one of the year...gulp!
by WorcsPhil
28 Mar 2021 16:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for 3rd and 4th April
Replies: 0
Views: 250

Club runs for 3rd and 4th April

Yes, after a 3-month hiatus, club runs are back next weekend....break open your prosecco gels... Many of you will have seen British Cycling's guidance rules on club runs, which in summary are: - Organised group rides are able to take place up to a max of 15 (this is not a target, but a maximum). - T...
by WorcsPhil
28 Mar 2021 16:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS BACK ON SUNDAY 4TH APRIL (maybe even the 3rd of April)
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: CLUB RUNS BACK ON SUNDAY 4TH APRIL (maybe even the 3rd of April)

Hi George, sorry, I missed this...I've got to get back into the habit of checking the message board more regularly now that we're riding again...but yes, I agree that Intro rides are better to start in May when hopefully cafes outside will be open
by WorcsPhil
22 Mar 2021 17:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS BACK ON SUNDAY 4TH APRIL (maybe even the 3rd of April)
Replies: 2
Views: 278

CLUB RUNS BACK ON SUNDAY 4TH APRIL (maybe even the 3rd of April)

Hi all, Beacon club runs will be back on Sunday 4th April (or even potentially Saturday 3rd), hoorah! ...but we will maintain the rule of six approach with riders signing up in advance for the time being. I will post on the message board next Monday (29th March) inviting people to lead, albeit pleas...
by WorcsPhil
08 Mar 2021 22:16
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Free Insurance with Strava Premium
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: Free Insurance with Strava Premium

Good spot, Ben...yes, seems a decent thing to have as it will pay for a Garmin damage also.

Hope to see you out on a club run post-April...
by WorcsPhil
05 Jan 2021 09:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run scores at the end of December 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 997

Re: Club run scores at the end of December 2020

Slight error in the club run scores...now corrected which puts Neil Orchard at the top making the running. He is safekeeping all of the Beacon trophies at present, and has obviously set out his stall to win ALL of them this year, (as he's noticed they all look nice on his mantelpiece) from club run ...
by WorcsPhil
04 Jan 2021 12:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run scores at the end of December 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 997

Club run scores at the end of December 2020

A quarter of the way through this very strange, intermittent club run season, and it's all to play for.... We have only had permitted rides on 7 of the 12 weeks so far, and on those seven weeks, we have had 163 riders and an average of 23.3 riders each week, which is great. This has been achieved de...
by WorcsPhil
30 Dec 2020 17:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: December 30th - CLUB RUNS SUSPENDED AGAIN!!
Replies: 2
Views: 482

December 30th - CLUB RUNS SUSPENDED AGAIN!!

Isn't it ridiculous. There are still 360 days till Christmas, and some people have already put their Christmas decorations up. :shock: Sorry to bring bad tidings again, but after today's Tier 4 announcement for everywhere in the Midlands except Worcestershire and Shropshire, we are again suspending ...
by WorcsPhil
22 Dec 2020 16:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Even-newer normal Club Runs - Sunday 27th December
Replies: 0
Views: 314

Even-newer normal Club Runs - Sunday 27th December

Hi all, a very merry Christmas to you all, although I suspect our conversations will be something like: "Hiya, have a good Christmas?" "Quiet, how about you?" "Yes, quiet as well" Let your highlight be Call the Midwife. :D So play by the rules and hopefully, all may be a little bit brighter next yea...
by WorcsPhil
14 Dec 2020 10:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Even-newer normal Club Runs - Sunday 20th December
Replies: 0
Views: 264

Even-newer normal Club Runs - Sunday 20th December

Well, the heavy rain and strict rules on meeting up put paid to that Sunday, eh. So what did you all get up to? My wife said to me on Sunday that... "When you're not cycling, you're just a useless, lazy slob, and I deserve better" So, I said, "You woke me up at 3pm just to tell me that?" I love it w...
by WorcsPhil
07 Dec 2020 09:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Even-newer normal Club Runs - Sunday 13th December
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Even-newer normal Club Runs - Sunday 13th December

Hi all, wonderful weather to welcome back club runs, eh? Huge thanks to Philip Whiteman for organising the Salt and Cotswolds Audax on Saturday. There were 30 riders, with six from Beacon, so a decent turnout given the wintry forecast. Those of us on Philip Whiteman's Saturday audax had the better o...
by WorcsPhil
30 Nov 2020 12:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: LIMITED CLUB RUN RESUMPTION FROM SUNDAY 6TH DECEMBER
Replies: 0
Views: 470

LIMITED CLUB RUN RESUMPTION FROM SUNDAY 6TH DECEMBER

Hi all, after much reviewing of the Government advice, we have decided to re-commence club runs within this guidance from this Sunday (6th December). The Even-newer normal is defined below: Two types of club runs are permissable, namely: 1. Non-stop Beacon Burst rides with a maximum of six riders 2....
by WorcsPhil
02 Nov 2020 09:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS SUSPENDED AGAIN!
Replies: 1
Views: 565

CLUB RUNS SUSPENDED AGAIN!

This is perhaps, the least surprising message of the week, but as we enter Lockdown v2.0 from Thursday 5th November, we have no choice but to suspend club runs until at least early December, or until Birmingham is defined as Tier 2 or better. Official advice is that outdoor exercise is encouraged, b...
by WorcsPhil
26 Oct 2020 21:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A ride wellesbourne - Sunday 1st November
Replies: 10
Views: 859

Re: A ride wellesbourne Sunday 1st November

I’ll join you also, Andy. Lovely outdoor seating in Wellesbourne :D
by WorcsPhil
26 Oct 2020 13:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Even newer normal club runs - Sunday 1st November
Replies: 0
Views: 347

Even newer normal club runs - Sunday 1st November

Spoiler alert: So who watched the Giro and the Vuelta at the weekend?...stirring stuff indeed, and so great to see another British winner, and one who is still only 25, how fate welcomed him after Geraint was hitting the bottle (figuratively speaking)...fingers crossed for a similar result for Hugh ...
by WorcsPhil
20 Oct 2020 16:14
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: THURSDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2020 AT 7PM - VIRTUAL AGM AND AWARDS NIGHT
Replies: 9
Views: 689

THURSDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2020 AT 7PM - VIRTUAL AGM AND AWARDS NIGHT

Hi all, It's not ideal we know, but this year's AGM will be a virtual meeting via Zoom for obvious reasons and you won't need Zoom to join in, we will provide you a link to click onto. The evening will consist of two parts: - 7pm will be a fast-moving AGM to cover the key points of what has been a u...
by WorcsPhil
19 Oct 2020 09:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Even Newer Normal Club Runs - Sunday 25th October
Replies: 0
Views: 308

Even Newer Normal Club Runs - Sunday 25th October

Thanks to all the leaders for sticking to the Tier 2 rules on Sunday. Clearly, sitting outside isn't ideal, but it was good to see that our club runs followed the rules by having either non-stop rides or outside café stops. We'll have to stick to these rules for a while of course, so bear that in mi...
by WorcsPhil
14 Oct 2020 11:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A run 18th October *RIDE FULL*
Replies: 6
Views: 631

Re: A run 18th October

Neil,

I'm in - but see advice in new post about club runs as of today...does that change what your are proposing?

Phil
by WorcsPhil
14 Oct 2020 10:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUN ADVICE FROM 14TH OCTOBER...PLEASE READ
Replies: 3
Views: 1792

CLUB RUN ADVICE FROM 14TH OCTOBER...PLEASE READ

Unfortunately, this week's advice on the Tier system has placed Birmingham/Solihull/Walsall/Wolverhampton and Sandwell into Tier 2 - High Category. The official advice for Birmingham now reads...: New coronavirus restrictions have been announced for Birmingham residents as a result of the government...
by WorcsPhil
12 Oct 2020 10:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New Normal Club Runs - Sunday 18th October
Replies: 4
Views: 540

New Normal Club Runs - Sunday 18th October

We timed that nice day well, eh? A lovely autumnal day saw another 6 club runs going out, so thanks to Mariana/Pete, Si Woodward, Fenella, Neil O, and Gemma/Stu for leading a wide range of rides. Don't forget, if you fancy riding and your ride is full, then why not post that you will lead an overflo...
by WorcsPhil
06 Oct 2020 22:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A run 11th October *RIDE FULL*
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Re: A run 11th October *RIDE FULL*

Jon/Andy, you seem to want my permission to ride on Neil Orchard’s ride - am I that much of a control freak? :D :D :D
by WorcsPhil
06 Oct 2020 17:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A run 11th October *RIDE FULL*
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Re: A run 11th October

Stand up, Neil, sit down. Me too - I’ll be there this week
by WorcsPhil
05 Oct 2020 14:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New Normal Club Runs - Sunday 11th October
Replies: 0
Views: 339

New Normal Club Runs - Sunday 11th October

What's a few puddles and light showers between friends? Ok, it was a trifle damp on Sunday, but good to see people out and about riding on the club runs. What's that saying?? - There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing... well that theory was tested out on Sunday that's for s...
by WorcsPhil
30 Sep 2020 14:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 4th October A Run Evesham 16/18 mph - 8.30am Depart (RIDE FULL)
Replies: 9
Views: 864

Re: Sunday 4th October A Run Evesham 16/18 mph - 8.30am Depart

Me too, Nick...will probably pick you up along the way somewhere near Tardebigge, but note that your ridewithgps is private to you...can you make it public, please? :D
by WorcsPhil
30 Sep 2020 11:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: FINAL CLUB RUN SCORES 2019/2020
Replies: 1
Views: 590

FINAL CLUB RUN SCORES 2019/2020

All hail the new club run champion! Congratulations to Si Walker for a landslide victory in this season's club run table, which runs from October 2019 to end of September 2020. Although we had an enforced 4-month layoff of course due to Covid, we have had plenty of enthusiasm after the re-start, and...
by WorcsPhil
28 Sep 2020 11:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New Normal Club Runs - Sunday 4th October
Replies: 0
Views: 370

New Normal Club Runs - Sunday 4th October

So that's it, the end of another club run season. I will total the scores up and post the final club run scores in a day or two....and what a season it was, except for the four months when it wasn't. We can't guarantee that we won't have another enforced break of course, but we will continue whilst ...
by WorcsPhil
25 Sep 2020 09:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 27 September B/C ride to Harvington - RIDE FULL
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Re: Sunday 27 September B/C ride to Harvington - RIDE FULL

I wouldn’t describe it as a ‘mess’, it seems a fair and equitable way of recording rides and riders. (I know you didn’t mean it in that way 😀). The A-ride and B-ride filled up very fast yesterday, so another A/B ride leader would be welcome this week... weather looks good, why not suggest a second A...
by WorcsPhil
24 Sep 2020 21:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sun 27th A run to Den Cafe. RIDE FULL
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Sun 27th A run to Den Cafe.

Hi Neil...although my name is not Neil, count me in also please
by WorcsPhil
21 Sep 2020 09:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New Normal Club Runs - Sunday 27th September
Replies: 0
Views: 346

New Normal Club Runs - Sunday 27th September

Hi all, We had SIX club rides out on Sunday...pretty good, eh? Each aligning nicely to the new rules of six, so thanks for the leaders for stepping forward and all other riders for coming along. I'm hearing of a crash on one of our rides, it seems as if a rider was just too close to another rider an...
by WorcsPhil
18 Sep 2020 17:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUN SCORES UP TO AND INCLUDING SUNDAY 13TH SEPT
Replies: 3
Views: 486

CLUB RUN SCORES UP TO AND INCLUDING SUNDAY 13TH SEPT

Hi all, with just two weeks to go in this strangest of all club run seasons, we have a runaway leader, Si Walker, and unless there is some herculean skullduggery by me, is likely to win the club run trophy this year :D … Si will be formally anointed in early October... A full listing of everybody wh...
by WorcsPhil
17 Sep 2020 22:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 20 Sep; 08:30 BH; A Run to 1232 Cafe, Albrighton (16-18 mph) (RIDE FULL)
Replies: 12
Views: 977

Re: Sunday 20 Sep; 08:30 BH; A Run to Spiders Web, Cosford (16-18 mph) (RIDE FULL)

That’s fine as long as there are no further changes to the Covid rules by Sunday!
by WorcsPhil
16 Sep 2020 21:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 20 Sep; 08:30 BH; A Run to 1232 Cafe, Albrighton (16-18 mph) (RIDE FULL)
Replies: 12
Views: 977

Re: Sunday 20 Sep; 08:30 BH; A Run to Spiders Web, Cosford (16-18 mph)

I’ll join you, Nick...probably meet you in Belbroughton given your earlier start time
by WorcsPhil
15 Sep 2020 16:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs are ON for Sunday 20th September
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: Club runs are ON for Sunday 20th September

Hi all, After much discussion, BC have confirmed to us that club runs can continue within Birmingham with our ‘new normal’ procedures. Just a reminder that we MUST: - Stick to a maximum of 6 riders. - The leader must take the contact details of all new people on the ride, and if you are not a Beacon...
by WorcsPhil
14 Sep 2020 09:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs are ON for Sunday 20th September
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Club runs are ON for Sunday 20th September

I will post about next Sunday's club runs in the next couple of days as we seek clarifications from British Cycling (BC) about exactly what is and isn't permissible for group cycling in the local lockdown areas of Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull. There is a regional BC meeting tonight where we hop...
by WorcsPhil
11 Sep 2020 22:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 13th September A-ride to Broad Acres Fisheries (11:30 top of Winwood Heath Road) - 18mph
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Re: Sunday 13th September A-ride to Clives of Cropthorne (10:30 top of Winwood Heath Road) - 18mph

Change of plan - given the hill climb starts at 11am, the club run will leave at 11:30 for a short 60kms ride with a cafe stop at Broad Acres Fisheries (if it’s open). So if you want a longer ride, either ride from 9-11am to meet at the top of Winwood Heath Road, or ride further after the cafe stop,...
by WorcsPhil
09 Sep 2020 14:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 13th September A-ride to Broad Acres Fisheries (11:30 top of Winwood Heath Road) - 18mph
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Sunday 13th September A-ride to Broad Acres Fisheries (11:30 top of Winwood Heath Road) - 18mph

Hi, I will lead an A-run to Clives of Cropthorne, leaving as the hill climb finishes from the top of Winwood Heath Road, I.e. about 11:30 The route is pretty short given the later start time, so still expect to be back in Northfield before 14:30 Please post below if you're on board for this fun and ...
by WorcsPhil
07 Sep 2020 16:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 'New Normal' club runs - Sunday 13th September
Replies: 2
Views: 447

'New Normal' club runs - Sunday 13th September

It's the Beacon Hill climb this Sunday, so although club runs will go ahead, it would be good if Beacon members either enter this one-off event or go along to support. The hill climb starts at 10am, so why not watch, cheer on the riders, then ride off on a coffee stop ride or Beacon Burst afterwards...
by WorcsPhil
02 Sep 2020 11:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sun 6th Sept - *RIDE FULL* 100 mile A run.
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: 100 mile A run.

I'll join you Neil, as there is little enthusiasm for the Teme Tickler...not that you're a consolation prize, of course! :D

I'll see you somewhere between Chaddesley and Belbroughton as you're heading out that way, I believe.
by WorcsPhil
31 Aug 2020 09:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 'New Normal Club Runs - Sunday 6th September
Replies: 1
Views: 411

'New Normal Club Runs - Sunday 6th September

we're getting used to this 6-riders full system now, eh? Thanks again to all those leading and coming along and ensuring we ride responsibly as a club, whilst enjoying some outdoor activities. Another four rides at the weekend, ably led by Nick Shenton, Neil Evanson, Si Walker and Mariana Sorrill, t...
by WorcsPhil
24 Aug 2020 10:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 'New Normal' Club Runs - Sunday 30th August
Replies: 0
Views: 367

'New Normal' Club Runs - Sunday 30th August

Three club runs ran at the weekend again, with TWO B-runs and one A-run enticing 14 riders out from their festering beds. Thanks to Nick Shenton, Matt Hale and Phil Gameson for posting and leading in what turned out to be a pleasant day. Be good if we get a full set on A,B and C rides this week, so ...
by WorcsPhil
19 Aug 2020 08:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 23 August; 8:15 BH; A Run to Clives @ cropthorne (16-18)
Replies: 10
Views: 993

Re: Sunday 23 August; 8:15 BH; A Run to Clives @ cropthorne (16-18)

I’ll join you en route, Nick.

Don’t think your ridewithgps route is public, as keep getting an error message
by WorcsPhil
17 Aug 2020 09:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 'New Normal' Club runs - Sunday 23rd August
Replies: 0
Views: 363

'New Normal' Club runs - Sunday 23rd August

Yet again, we had four runs organised at the weekend again all limited to six riders. The early morning rain saw a slightly truncated turn-out, but all four rides went ahead, and after the rain stopped at about 10'ish it proved to be a warm and humid late morning. Again, we saw other clubs with load...
by WorcsPhil
10 Aug 2020 09:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New Normal Club runs - Sunday 16th August
Replies: 0
Views: 356

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: 592

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: 302

'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...