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by Nicks_77
25 Mar 2019 17:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 24th March
Replies: 16
Views: 923

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: 923

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: 923

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: 923

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: 777

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: 16118

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: 9
Views: 741

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: 777

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
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Exposure Light

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: 1755

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: 68
Views: 3143

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: 1787

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: 1787

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: 1787

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: 1755

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: 923

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: 923

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: 1364

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: 1500

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: 1500

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: 1500

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: 325

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: 1553

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: 1553

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: 2048

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: 2048

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: 275

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: 327

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: 1411

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.
by Nicks_77
24 Aug 2018 09:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th August
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Re: Club runs - 26th August

Update on Sunday's proposed 200km ride: The weather has decided to be its typical Bank Holiday self over the weekend. Depending on which weather report you look at there is some heavy rain and windy conditions forecast for Sunday. I'll check the forecast again tomorrow and make a decision late on if...
by Nicks_77
20 Aug 2018 15:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th August
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Re: Club runs - 26th August

This Sunday's A Run is probably one of the last opportunities to do an extended club run so I'll be leading a 200km ride from Northfield as far North as Stone in Staffordshire. The first cafe stop will be at 48 miles in Newport, Shropshire but there will be an opportunity to pick up snacks at the Co...
by Nicks_77
18 Aug 2018 20:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1915

Re: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2018

I’m proposing a 200km A Run on the 26th August, weather permitting. Heading out from Northfield up to Brewood, the plan is to head North West across to Newport then onto Ecclehsall & Stone. We then head back South via Milford & Penkridge before coming back through Brewood and Kinver on the return le...
by Nicks_77
12 Aug 2018 21:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th August
Replies: 11
Views: 1503

Re: Club runs - 12th August

On today’s warm and soggy A Run to Codsall were:

Nick Shenton (Leading)
Neil Orchard
Tom Jansons

And a warm a Beacon welcome to Jamie Brookes who moved to the area a week ago.
by Nicks_77
10 Aug 2018 22:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th August
Replies: 11
Views: 1503

Re: Club runs - 12th August

Sunday’s weather is currently looking like we’ll be needing a rubber dingy instead of a bike.

But.....I’m daft enough to still ride anyway, so the plan is a non stop Beacon Burst 50-60 miles.

If the weather miraculously changes there will be a revised plan.
by Nicks_77
06 Aug 2018 21:08
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Garmin Edge 200
Replies: 0
Views: 282

Garmin Edge 200

As new condition, used only twice and has just sat in its packaging since.

Garmin Edge 200 comes compete with charger, cable and stem mounts.

£50

PM or text me on 07595971540
by Nicks_77
06 Aug 2018 15:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th August
Replies: 11
Views: 1503

Re: Club runs - 12th August

I'll take the A Run this week. Destination to be decided.
by Nicks_77
22 Jul 2018 18:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd July
Replies: 9
Views: 1410

Re: Club runs - 22nd July

On today’s textbook Beacon A Run to Upton were: Nick Shenton (Leading) Paul Johnson Neil Orchard Phil Elwell Joe Warwood Kevin Frobisher Richard Henry Mark Parish (Wyre Forest CC & my neighbour) A warm Beacon welcome to Tom Jansons who joined us on his first Beacon Club Ride. We hope to see you back...
by Nicks_77
21 Jul 2018 09:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd July
Replies: 9
Views: 1410

Re: Club runs - 22nd July

I’ll take the A Run to the marina cafe at Upton on Severn

Pan flat route 75 miles Black Horse to Black Horse

8:15am start from the Black Horse
by Nicks_77
08 Jul 2018 14:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th July
Replies: 9
Views: 1403

Re: Club runs - 8th July

On today's hot & sweaty A Run to Leamington Spa were: Nick Shenton (Leading) Paul (Who didn't moan about anything) Johnson Neil Lynch Neil (Celeste) Orchard Phil Elwell Jess R Jones Xav Disley Dave (Bacon bap thief) Hughes Alan Weaver Joe Warwood Niall Harris Richard Henry Only one minor incident to...
by Nicks_77
03 Jul 2018 13:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th July
Replies: 9
Views: 1403

Re: Club runs - 8th July

I'll take a steady A Run to Leamington Spa
by Nicks_77
24 Jun 2018 09:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon RCC(Six Counties)400km Club Run Saturday 23rd June 2018.
Replies: 12
Views: 2493

Re: Beacon RCC(Six Counties)400km Club Run Saturday 23rd June 2018.

I don't know whether to thank you or send the boys round to knee cap you Paul, but for all the suffering it was a great, well executed ride. You know its a tough ride when in the 15 hours+ we were together hardly anyone spoke much whilst riding. As for a 500km ride, well you can..... right off :lol:
by Nicks_77
10 Jun 2018 14:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 10th June
Replies: 7
Views: 1212

Re: Club runs - 10th June

On today's **flat** free :roll: A Run to Brewood were:-

Nick Shenton (Leading)
Paul Johnson
Neil "Celeste" Orchard
Joe Warwood
Alistair hey
Kevin Young
Matt Reagan
Alberto "Ding Ding" Recchioni

Thanks to all for a great ride albeit quicker than I'd originally promised.
by Nicks_77
09 Jun 2018 19:56
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Shimano Ultegra Brakes
Replies: 0
Views: 284

Shimano Ultegra Brakes

Used and in excellent condition

Front & Rear Direct mount Shimano Ultegra brakes complete with brand new set of Swisstop Yellow pads.

£50 for the pair

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by Nicks_77
05 Jun 2018 13:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 10th June
Replies: 7
Views: 1212

Re: Club runs - 10th June

This weeks A Run will be to Brewood in Staffordshire. I’ll be taking this run at an easier A run pace, partly to save my legs for my trip to Italy and to give B run riders an opportunity to move up to an A run. The route will be approx 72 miles BH to BH and will head out via Kinver, Wombourne & head...
by Nicks_77
04 Jun 2018 18:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2837

Re: A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018

This weeks A Run will be to Brewood in Staffordshire. I’ll be taking this run at an easier A run pace, partly to save my legs for my trip to Italy and to give B run riders an opportunity to move up to an A run. The route will be approx 72 miles BH to BH and will head out via Kinver, Wombourne & head...
by Nicks_77
03 Jun 2018 22:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2837

Re: A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018

I’ll take the A Run on 10th June - Destination tbc
by Nicks_77
14 May 2018 21:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th May
Replies: 19
Views: 2471

Re: Club runs - 20th May

Thanks Phil and I shall have a word with our Local MP about the state of the roads in Staffordshire. This weeks and indeed this years first Alternative club ride is from Stoke to Llangollen. It’s a 166km long route from Trentham Gardens out via Whitchurch and Ellesmere. Cafe stop in Llangollen then ...
by Nicks_77
08 May 2018 23:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2837

Re: A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018

Alternative club ride 20th May

Stoke to Llangollen & back - 110 mile route

Full details to follow in the next few days
by Nicks_77
06 Mar 2018 19:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2837

Re: A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018

I have some dates for 2 alternative club rides/organised events 22nd April - April Fool Sportive - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/april-fool-cat-and-fiddle-sportive-in-aid-of-the-royal-british-legion-tickets-42361175416 20th May - Dougie Mac Llangollen ride - http://www.dmhospice.org.uk/eventold/dou...
by Nicks_77
26 Feb 2018 07:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 25th Feb
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

Re: Club runs - 25th Feb

I was longingly looking out of the window whilst painting the skirting boards :(