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by Nicks_77
09 Jun 2019 17:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th June
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: Club Runs - 9th June

In the absence of our glorious leader Mr Richards I took the reigns on what was a swift A Run to Wellesbourne.

Nick Shenton (Leading)
Paul Johnson
Neil Lynch
Neil Orchard
Tom Jansons
Ka Li
Andy Wrightson
Phil Elwell
Fanella Brown
Vince Tenant

Thanks all, another textbook club ride.
by Nicks_77
07 Jun 2019 20:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th June
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: Club Runs - 9th June

I don't know what's happened with this message appearing everywhere...perhaps, I sub-consciously want EVERYONE to see it. In any case, PLEASE CAN WE HAVE A B-RIDE LEADER PLEASE! The A-ride will go to Wellesbourne this week, using this unusual route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19427604 76 miles, ...
by Nicks_77
02 Jun 2019 21:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 2nd June
Replies: 16
Views: 782

Re: Club runs - 2nd June

On today’s hilly, warm & wet A Run to Ludlow were:

Nick Shenton (Leading)
Phil Richards
Phil Elwell
Neil Lynch
Vince Tenant
Andy Wrightson
Jon Williams
Ka Li

Thanks everyone for a great ride, I promise the climbing is nowhere near as brutal on my 300 in a couple of weeks time.
by Nicks_77
01 Jun 2019 17:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 2nd June
Replies: 16
Views: 782

Re: Club runs - 2nd June

slogfester wrote:
01 Jun 2019 10:39
Nick, might try again to pick you up for a few hours. Which way are you coming through?
Heading out via Belbroughton. The road was back open again when I rode through this afternoon, just need to take care due to the loose chippings.
by Nicks_77
29 May 2019 19:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 2nd June
Replies: 16
Views: 782

Re: Club runs - 2nd June

Sunday’s A Run will start at 8:15 with a visit to Ludlow, approx 80 miles BH to BH.

This will be a very hilly route taking in Clee Hill on the return journey.

A great way to test your climbing legs if you’re doing my 300 in a few weeks time.
by Nicks_77
25 May 2019 20:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th May
Replies: 19
Views: 1083

Re: Club runs - 26th May

In the absence of Paul's A Run this week. I'll change my B to an A & we'll go to Evesham. Nick, got a route and what is the time of departure? Need to get back early tomorrow, so will probably peel off somewhere. Will you still be intact?! Barry, Normal time unless otherwise stated. Out via Tardebi...
by Nicks_77
25 May 2019 11:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th May
Replies: 19
Views: 1083

Re: Club runs - 26th May

In the absence of Paul's A Run this week. I'll change my B to an A & we'll go to Evesham.
by Nicks_77
20 May 2019 19:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th May
Replies: 19
Views: 1083

Re: Club runs - 26th May

I’ll take the B Run this Sunday.

I was originally planning to do Paul’s A Run but Mrs Shenton has enforced a curfew this week :( . I value my testicles so I’d rather take a berating from Mr Johnson than end up with squashed man veg.

Destination TBC
by Nicks_77
16 May 2019 17:26
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Mavic Aksium Wheelset
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Mavic Aksium Wheelset

Used but in good condition

Mavic Aksium wheelset - These have hardly been used and have plenty of life left in them.

10/11 Speed Shimano/SRAM hub.

£60 For the pair

DM me or tel/text 07595971540
by Nicks_77
12 May 2019 19:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 12th May
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Club Runs - 12th May

On today’s faster than anticipated A Run to Brewood were:

Nick Shenton (Leading)
Paul Johnson
Andy Wrightson
James Bendle
Simon White
by Nicks_77
11 May 2019 18:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 12th May
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Club Runs - 12th May

Nick The Velo goes north! Shouldn't we be going south? And South will be warmer for out-of-habitat antipodeans! Barry Velo goes mainly East towards Coventry, we will be heading out towards Cosford which is North West. Plus you come into contact with the Velo lot until the the return journey back in...
by Nicks_77
10 May 2019 22:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 12th May
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Club Runs - 12th May

Apologies for the late posting of this weeks destination, I’ve been a bit busy riding the cobbles of Flanders this week.

To avoid the madness of the Velo this Sunday the A Run will once again head North, most likely to Spiders Web but I might change my mind on the day.
by Nicks_77
05 May 2019 17:52
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Exposure Light - Price Reduced
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: Exposure Light

Now reduced to £200
by Nicks_77
05 May 2019 14:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th May
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Re: Club runs - 5th May

On today's B Run to Albrighton were: Nick Shenton (Leading) James Tate Neil Lynch Phil Whiteman Matt Hale Toby Hale Laurie Derbyshire Richard Leaper Phil Gameson Joe Perini Andy Owen John Soade Andy McGrath Robert Wade Alistair Hey joined the ride from the Black Horse but peeled off at Kinver. Thank...
by Nicks_77
02 May 2019 15:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th May
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Re: Club runs - 5th May

This weeks B Run will be to the 1232 Cafe in Albrighton

The route is approx 100km
by Nicks_77
30 Apr 2019 11:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th May
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Re: Club runs - 5th May

I'll take the B Run this week - Destination TBC
by Nicks_77
28 Apr 2019 20:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs -28th April
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Re: Club Runs -28th April

On today’s A Run to Upton were:-

Nick Shenton (Leading)
Paul Johnson
Andy Wrightson
Spencer Tapia
Chris Ashford
Vince Tenant
Mark Parish

Jamie Brooke’s suffered a terminal **flat** around 5km from the cafe so had to ring for a taxi/lift home.
by Nicks_77
26 Apr 2019 09:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1936

Re: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019

I'll take the A Run on 2nd June - Destination TBC
by Nicks_77
26 Apr 2019 09:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1936

Re: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019

The alternative run to Llangollen on the 12th May isn't going ahead now but I'll lead an A Run that day instead, destination - TBC
by Nicks_77
25 Apr 2019 14:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs -28th April
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Re: Club Runs -28th April

This Sundays A Run will be to Upton On Severn

75 Miles all in
by Nicks_77
25 Apr 2019 14:14
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs -28th April
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Re: Club Runs -28th April

I'll take the A Run this Sunday - Destination tbc
by Nicks_77
25 Mar 2019 17:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 24th March
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: Club Runs - 24th March

BenC wrote:
24 Mar 2019 18:35
Just because I was wearing a Halesowen jacket doesn't mean I don't qualify for club run points! I'm a paid up Beaconite, don't you know!
Oh bugger! Sorry Ben & I had your name on my phone aswell :oops:
by Nicks_77
24 Mar 2019 17:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 24th March
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: Club Runs - 24th March

A beauatiful spring day saw the B Run head to Simons Cafe in Leamington Spa. The pace was at the top end of the club run guidelines but everyone seemed to cope ok. We did unfortunately loose Noel on the way out of Leamington and despite 2 other club members going back as far as the cafe we couldn’t ...
by Nicks_77
21 Mar 2019 14:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 24th March
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: Club Runs - 24th March

The B Run this Sunday will be to Alfonso's in Leamington Spa

57 Miles BH to BH - Nice & steady pace on the Summer Bikes.
by Nicks_77
20 Mar 2019 22:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 24th March
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: Club Runs - 24th March

I’ll take a sedate B Run out this Sunday avoiding the hoarding MMH masses.

Destination tbc but will be approx 100k.
by Nicks_77
17 Mar 2019 16:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th March
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: Club Runs - 17th March

This was my 3rd attempt at getting an A Run to Nans cafe in Shifnal. We did eventually make it today but had to battle wind, rain and hail to get there. Vince Tenant and a flat on the outward journey and our glorious club run leader Phil Whiteman suffered the same fate on the return leg. The cafe is...
by Nicks_77
17 Mar 2019 16:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 18156

Re: New cafe suggestions

The A Run visited Nans cafe in Shifnal today. Overall the food was good, reasonably cheap and quick to come. I would however suggest if anyone intends on taking a club ride to the cafe in future then ring ahead. 10 of us turned up this morning which isn’t out the ordinary, however we were met with a...
by Nicks_77
17 Mar 2019 16:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1936

Re: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019

I’m proposing an alternative club ride on 12th May from Stoke to Llangollen and back. This is ideal for those of you wanting to avoid the hoarding masses of cyclists on the Velo Birmingham event. Starting from Trentham Gardens in Stoke-On-Trent- More details to follow on the Beacon Facebook page and...
by Nicks_77
14 Mar 2019 13:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th March
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: Club Runs - 17th March

I'll take the A Run this Sunday.

Lets make another attempt at going to Shifnal. Hopefully it won't be 40-50mph gusting winds this time :roll:
by Nicks_77
14 Mar 2019 13:15
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Exposure Light - Price Reduced
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Exposure Light - Price Reduced

Exposure Six Pack Mk6 Super bright LED bike light - Max output is 4000 lumens so you'll see and be seen. Strictly speaking this is an off road light however I've used it on road at a lower setting. Incredibly bright on dark, pot holed lanes. Only selling as I've not really used it that much in the l...
by Nicks_77
22 Feb 2019 10:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2225

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

I won't be able to lead on the 10th March now as I'll be doing a 200km Audax instead.
by Nicks_77
31 Jan 2019 15:02
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 93
Views: 5628

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Great news Stu.

Hoping this proves to be a successful and lasting relationship with Giordana.
by Nicks_77
27 Jan 2019 15:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 27th January
Replies: 28
Views: 2497

Re: Club Runs - 27th January

A challenging A Run this morning which resulted in the shortening of the route to the South Staffs Railway cafe in Wombourne. No incidents to speak of other than riders trying to remain upright in storm force conditions. On today’s gale force A Run were: Nick Shenton (Leading) Neil Lynch Phil Richar...
by Nicks_77
25 Jan 2019 21:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 27th January
Replies: 28
Views: 2497

Re: Club Runs - 27th January

Sunday’s weather is forecast as cold and blustery so a good opportunity to try a new destination and bacon sandwich establishment.

The route will be approx 73 miles BH to BH.

Slightly longer on the outward journey to the cafe at around 40 miles, 33 on the return leg.
by Nicks_77
23 Jan 2019 15:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 27th January
Replies: 28
Views: 2497

Re: Club Runs - 27th January

This weeks A Run is to Shifnal The current weather reports show temps dipping from Saturday's balmy 9oC to -1 at it's lowest point & to a high of around 5oC on Sunday. The ride is therefore subject to change or cancellation depending on the conditions. If it's icy then I won't be leading or riding. ...
by Nicks_77
05 Jan 2019 11:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2225

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

I'll take the A Run's on the 27th Jan and 10th March
by Nicks_77
16 Dec 2018 13:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 16th December
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

Re: Club Runs - 16th December

An eventful A Run to say the least this morning saw 5 out of the 6 of us hitting the deck due to black ice. Phil Richards & Neil Lynch both took a tumble en-route to the Black Horse. Myself, Andy W & Tessa Sandberg all did a synchronized fall worthy of a Dancing on Ice style 10's across the board in...
by Nicks_77
11 Dec 2018 08:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 16th December
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

Re: Club Runs - 16th December

This weeks A Run will be to Codsall & Wergs Garden centre cafe.

I took a ride here earlier in the year and the breakfasts are very good and reasonably priced for a Garden Centre.

Distance will be approx 100km BH to BH. Out via Kinver & Wombourne; Back via Seisdon & Kinver.
by Nicks_77
02 Dec 2018 20:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club Runs October, November and December 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1574

Re: A, B and C Club Runs October, November and December 2018

I’ll tak the A Run on the 16th December - Destination TBC
by Nicks_77
02 Dec 2018 17:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd December
Replies: 20
Views: 2025

Re: Club Runs - 2nd December

On today’s blustery A Run to Alcester were: Nick Shenton (Leading) Andy (Audax) Wrightson Ben Crone Neil Lynch Vince Tenant Phil Elwell Matt Reagan Spencer Tapia Nothing out of the ordinary on today’s ride. Phil had a flat on the way out and the mythical tail wind was short lived on the return home....
by Nicks_77
01 Dec 2018 16:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd December
Replies: 20
Views: 2025

Re: Club Runs - 2nd December

Tomorrow’s A Run will be to Alcester

Approx 55-60 miles, flat route.
by Nicks_77
26 Nov 2018 22:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd December
Replies: 20
Views: 2025

Re: Club Runs - 2nd December

I’ll take an alcohol fuelled post Beacon Awards night A Run for a greasy fry up.

Destination tbc
by Nicks_77
07 Nov 2018 23:46
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Tyres

Brand new & unused

2 x Challenge Paris Roubaix tyres 27mm

rrp £40 each

Selling the pair for £40

PM or tel/text 07595971540
by Nicks_77
28 Oct 2018 17:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 28th October
Replies: 15
Views: 1979

Re: Club Runs - 28th October

On today’s chilly but sunny A Run to Spiders Web were:

Nick Shenton (Leading)
Paul Johnson
Neil Lynch
Neil Orchard
Mark Connell
Lee Spiers
Phil Elwell
Andy Wrightson
by Nicks_77
26 Oct 2018 17:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 28th October
Replies: 15
Views: 1979

Re: Club Runs - 28th October

I'll take the A Run to Spiders Web at Cosford this Sunday.

67.5 miles Black Horse to Black Horse

This will be at the lower end of A Run pace as I've not been out as much this last week.
by Nicks_77
07 Oct 2018 17:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 7th October
Replies: 23
Views: 2543

Re: Club runs - 7th October

On today's A Run to Evesham were:

Nick Shenton (Leading)
Paul Johnson
James Tate
Neil Orchard
Jamie Brookes
Phil Gameson
Vince Tenant
Phil Elwell

There was another chap on a Pinarello FP1. Apologies I didn't get your name.
by Nicks_77
04 Oct 2018 08:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 7th October
Replies: 23
Views: 2543

Re: Club runs - 7th October

I'll take a very steady A Run to Raphaels in Evesham.
by Nicks_77
04 Sep 2018 10:01
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Rapha Softshell Jacket
Replies: 0
Views: 326

Rapha Softshell Jacket

Hardly worn and in excellent condition Rapha Pro Team Softshell jacket - Rapha's answer to the Castelli Gabba in that its a waterproof, breathable and windproof jacket that is worn as a jersey with a base layer if needed. This is a great piece of kit and looks great. Red with grey reflective detaili...
by Nicks_77
30 Aug 2018 13:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Tour Of Britain Stage 4
Replies: 0
Views: 381

Tour Of Britain Stage 4

A few of us have booked the day off next Weds 5th September to ride down to the first KOM at Ilmington in The Cotswolds to watch the Tour Of Britain Stage 4. I've plotted a route from my house which is 44 miles but as some of you may be heading from different areas maybe we could arrange a meet up p...
by Nicks_77
25 Aug 2018 09:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th August
Replies: 10
Views: 1660

Re: Club runs - 26th August

Tomorrow's 200km ride is cancelled due to heavy rain forecast for much of the day.

I may be out in the morning to lead another shorter A Run but this depends how bad it is first thing.