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by Ian
20 Jul 2018 12:45
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cycling in Tuscany
Replies: 4
Views: 3075

Re: Cycling in Tuscany

Hi George, thanks for the reply, much appreciated.
I will bear this in mind and when I have a bit more info on what circumstances might be doing will catch up with you. Do you have any mapped out routes rather than Garmin? Or reccommended routes/climbs in that area?
by Ian
19 Jul 2018 18:59
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cycling in Tuscany
Replies: 4
Views: 3075

Cycling in Tuscany

Hi guys, thinking about doing a weeks riding in Tuscany next year, may be one centre (Lucca) or perhaps two. Has anyone done any riding in this area with Garmin or mapped out routes?
by Ian
04 Jul 2018 21:29
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Diamond Buses
Replies: 4
Views: 3492

Re: Diamond Buses

Hi guys, just to add to your posts. "Diamond Buses, while riding home on 4th July 2018 at 16:53 on the A38 (Bristol Road) I was passed by one of your buses which cut in front of me dangerously close, despite there being a free lane ahead which would allow the bus to pass me and then filter in safely...
by Ian
20 Aug 2017 15:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th August
Replies: 12
Views: 6133

Re: Club runs - 20th August

After the grand depart from the Black Horse of both A & B runs together the A run took up the initiative through Rednal on to Barnt Green, only for lead rider Neil Lynch to suffer a mechanical and abandon his ride. With Kevin Young stepping up to the plate, the group were ably led to Tewkesbury with...
by Ian
11 Feb 2017 11:33
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 19133

Hi Andy, please can you order me the following:

1x L/S Jersey (S) ~ £104.00

1x Luxe bibshorts (M) ~ £124.00

50% deposit to be paid by BACS shortly.

Thanks
by Ian
21 Nov 2016 20:13
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Mad March Hare Sportive
Replies: 9
Views: 4345

I'm in as well :D
by Ian
26 Oct 2016 20:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 'Cycling Weekly' Club run
Replies: 61
Views: 18695

Hi Phil, can book both days just in case, so good to go.
by Ian
24 Oct 2016 21:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 'Cycling Weekly' Club run
Replies: 61
Views: 18695

Hi Phil, count me in if given enough notice; could book a days leave.

Regards
by Ian
31 Jul 2016 15:50
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Near miss....again!
Replies: 6
Views: 2424

Unfortunately Alan I've got tons of clips and tales of near misses riding in to B'ham most days. It has to be said that the standard of driving, respect for others road users and general care & attention is sadly poor. It seems that a lot of car drivers only see what's at the end of their bonnet and...
by Ian
31 Jul 2016 15:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st July
Replies: 9
Views: 4002

Despite having to remember the route after a Garmin failure, first lead of an 'A' run appears to have been successful? On the ride today was:

Ian Simpson (L)
Martin McGowan
Adrian Ravenscroft
Steve Philpot
Oliver Timms

Approximately 60 miles BH to BH average 18mph, well done all.
by Ian
26 Jul 2016 15:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st July
Replies: 9
Views: 4002

Thanks Phil for the intro. New venue so hopefully meets the grade. Black Horse-Black Hill-Black Horse approximately 60 miles. Riders will need locks as the coffee shop is towards back of centre, with bikes parked at the side. One short stretch on a dual carriageway to be navigated but filter lanes a...
by Ian
16 Jul 2016 08:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 17th July
Replies: 19
Views: 6299

Phil, just to clarify. Will we be riding up to British Camp most of the way but running the last bit!!!
by Ian
10 Jul 2016 22:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C club runs July, August and September 2016
Replies: 35
Views: 12369

Phil, put me down for an A run on 31st July, not led a ride so thought it was about time. New destination, Wyevale Garden Centre, Black Hill near Stratford Upon Avon, 60 miles BH to BH. Checked out today looks okay. Couple of short stints on main roads but has potential for alternatives routes in th...
by Ian
03 Jul 2016 21:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd July
Replies: 19
Views: 6377

James, thanks for leading the run today, great new venue. Clocked 95miles door to door which I hadn't planned but still good, except the last leg from Alvechurch which was a grind. Thanks to Martin for riding back together after **flat**.

Regards
by Ian
07 Jun 2015 22:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs: 7th June
Replies: 40
Views: 11358

100 in 7

Don't forget me Phil

Regards
by Ian
10 Feb 2015 13:38
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: RideLondon100 2015 Team Entry
Replies: 56
Views: 13715

Thanks Lawrence, yes did it last year in all that rain.
by Ian
07 Feb 2015 21:06
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: RideLondon100 2015 Team Entry
Replies: 56
Views: 13715

Hi Phil, no luck this year but would like to put my name in the hat for a team place if available. After last years rain and shortened route would like another crack at it.

Plus, can't wait to stop at the Palm Tree Hotel again!!!.

Regards
by Ian
30 Sep 2014 22:10
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Autumn Epic Sportive: 5th October
Replies: 16
Views: 4276

Guys, wasn't necessarily looking to go all out as I know about the sting in tail at Glascwym, 20%-25%! Happy to go steady as its a nice ride, weather permitting.

Registration opens at 08:00 so probably start just after, if that helps.
by Ian
29 Sep 2014 22:49
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Autumn Epic Sportive: 5th October
Replies: 16
Views: 4276

Hi guys, just wondered as there was a number of beaconites entered for this sportive whether people are looking to ride together?
by Ian
21 Aug 2014 13:23
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Autumn Epic Sportive: 5th October
Replies: 16
Views: 4276

Hi Phil, spoke to Philmondo on the Clee audax. I'm in and agree good ride, have done a few times over the years.
by Ian
11 Aug 2014 21:05
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: RideLondon 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 5417

Having been luckily enough to get an individual entry joined up Martin McGowan (thanks for driving Martin) to share travel and accommodation costs. Left Saturday morning and arrived at the salubrious Bay Tree Hotel. Rode down to ExCel to complete registration and pick up ride kit which included bike...
by Ian
16 May 2014 22:53
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Schwalbe Durano, anyone tried them?
Replies: 14
Views: 3683

Hi Alan, bought Schwalbe Durano 25mm on the advice from Epic cycles a couple of years back when doing C2C. Found them to be very good and continued to use through winter, especially after reading article suggesting that 25mm have less rolling resistance than 23mm due to less deformation. Definitely ...
by Ian
28 Mar 2014 22:34
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: RideLondon100 Beacon Club entry
Replies: 35
Views: 7387

Hi guys, just to let you know that I have an individual entry registered. Appreciate you will be riding as a group but if possible could get on a back wheel? If it helps with numbers & cost, have no travel or lodgings arranged as yet.
by Ian
14 Feb 2014 20:31
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Ride 100 London
Replies: 15
Views: 4233

Andy, feedback from friend who did the ride last year was that he and his wife went on the Saturday by train, tavelling light. Went from Warwick Parkway to Marylebone, rode to their hotel near Tower Bridge. Went across to ExCel to register (advised to go early). On the day, 5 mile ride down A11. Did...
by Ian
13 Feb 2014 08:52
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Ride 100 London
Replies: 15
Views: 4233

Andy, I have sent an email to a mate who rode it last year to get his take on accommodation, transport etc, will let you know.

Sounds like we need to watch our backs when riding in Worcester!
by Ian
11 Feb 2014 20:32
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Ride 100 London
Replies: 15
Views: 4233

Andy, thanks, managed to pay. Not sure if there is anyone else signed up? No pressure to commit, but have you considered travel and accommodation?
by Ian
07 Feb 2014 21:20
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Ride 100 London
Replies: 15
Views: 4233

Andy, have you tried to register and pay? Tried a few times and not sure if the problem is at my end as web can't find the registration page!
by Ian
07 Feb 2014 11:37
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Ride 100 London
Replies: 15
Views: 4233

Andy, managed to get a place. I did start another thread not realising this one was underway. :oops:
by Ian
07 Feb 2014 11:34
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Prudential RideLondon_2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

Martin, thanks for the stir, pun intended. Will post something on the other thread
by Ian
06 Feb 2014 21:36
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Prudential RideLondon_2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

Prudential RideLondon_2014

Just received provisional acceptance pack for 2014 event. Wondered whether there were any other Beacon members who applied and fortunate to get in?
by Ian
02 Feb 2014 19:34
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Midsummers Night Ride?
Replies: 48
Views: 9795

Alan, register my interest just in case it changes, but if at the end of July will be away :cry:
by Ian
24 Jun 2013 22:07
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Shropshire Devil 2
Replies: 0
Views: 739

Shropshire Devil 2

Hi all, just wondering if there are any other Beacon riders doing the Shropshire Devil 2 out of Shrewsbury (Red Kite) on Sunday 30th June?
by Ian
02 Jun 2013 13:02
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 45125

Thank you all for a superb days riding, especially Phil for organising. Thanks to Greg for lending me a Beacon shirt, thanks to everyone for your friendly welcome.
by Ian
27 May 2013 21:25
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 45125

Based on todays ride, can I put a suggestion forward to break the ride down into 25 miles segments rather than just one at 50 miles? And when I when breaks, I mean nothing more than a quick drink/food/wee stop, no longer than 1/4 hr tops? Alan, sounds like a good idea, based on recent ride to Abery...
by Ian
23 May 2013 21:28
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 45125

Weston Run_Practice

Alan, rode to Aberystwyth last Saturday to get 115 miles in so tapering off this weekend :wink:
by Ian
22 May 2013 22:30
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 45125

Weston Run_Practice

Martin, thanks for the stir on practice run. Greg, hope to join club run around Cakebole Lane (08:45) if I have the direction right from map/cue sheet. Just another appeal, if anyone has a Beacon Jersey (S) which they would like to loan/sell for the Weston Ride, would be much appreciated.
by Ian
20 May 2013 22:50
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 45125

Weston Run_Practice

Hi Guys, any further details for the practice run on 26th, start location & time, proposed route etc.
by Ian
25 Mar 2013 20:36
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 45125

The Weston Run

Cheers, no counselling but plenty of WD40 & duct tape I believe!!!
by Ian
24 Mar 2013 17:38
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 45125

The Weston Run

Hi all, new member, ridden out with Alan Weaver and group on a Saturday/Sunday. Weston run looks challenging & exciting so count me in. Based in Bromsgrove so Speeds @ 06:30 is ideal. Look forward to the ride, so long as the snow has gone by then!!!