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by charlie
30 Dec 2019 11:51
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Trevor Shipway (Funeral arrangements added)
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: Trevor Shipway

it was a shock to hear about Trevor. He was a real gentleman. He did so much for the club and will be sadly missed. Please put any news relating to the funeral etc. on this site as we are out of the Country at the moment but would like to be there if at all possible. RIP old friend.
by charlie
11 Dec 2019 21:27
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Don Harrison
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Don Harrison

Sorry to hear that. I raced with him during the sixties, he was as keen as mustard. RIP Don.
by charlie
18 Nov 2019 16:22
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation

George, so sorry, will not be able to attend the club dinner this year as we are already booked for an event near Melton Mowbray over that weekend. Hope it all goes as well as it usually does, and good luck on your first, of many I'm sure, dinner as President. Best wishes Charlie.
by charlie
29 Jul 2019 22:30
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Norman Adams
Replies: 13
Views: 1671

Re: Norman Adams

So sorry to hear about Norman, always had time for a chat, and never heard him say a bad word about anyone. Condolences to his family . RIP Norman
by charlie
20 Mar 2019 11:37
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Dennis Baker
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Dennis Baker

For those of you that don't know Dennis, he is one of only two founder members of the club who are still with us. Yesterday I went to see Dennis in the QE where he was taken last Friday after suffering a stroke in the home where he now lives in Northfield. He seems to be on the mend and can now walk...
by charlie
03 Jun 2017 20:31
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Graham Webb 1944-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

Graham Webb 1944-2017

Just had a message from a friend in the Solihull, confirming that Graham Webb, passed away in his adopted Country of Belgium. He had been ill for some time I believe. He was World Amateur Road Champion in 1967 when the event was held in The Netherlands.
by charlie
06 Jan 2017 16:41
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Gerry Gordon
Replies: 9
Views: 1926

Richard. Just got back today from Ireland. So sorry to hear about your dad. I rode with him many times and always enjoyed his company. Condolences to all of the family. Charlie.
by charlie
06 Nov 2016 14:34
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 2016 BEACON AWARDS DINNER
Replies: 5
Views: 1436

Gary, can I have two tickets for the dinner? Charlie
by charlie
21 Feb 2016 20:22
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: David Duffield.
Replies: 4
Views: 1295

Sad news indeed, remember him well. A great character. R.I.P. Dave.
by charlie
24 Jan 2016 19:01
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: BENNY MOLIN.
Replies: 5
Views: 1291

BENNY MOLIN.

Some of you may not have known Benny, he was a club member for many years and he rode LEJO with us in 1991. Last June he had a stroke and was in hospital until Christmas Eve when he was moved to a home. I'm sorry to say that I've just had a call from Ann, his wife, to say that he passed away this mo...
by charlie
09 Oct 2015 16:20
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Wern Watkin club weekend away Fri 26 - Sun 28 Feb 2016
Replies: 49
Views: 7063

Yes please, both of us would like to go.
by charlie
05 Aug 2015 23:44
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Bennie Mollin
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Bennie

So sorry to hear this news. Cycled LEJO with him and visited his home in Italy a few times. We wish him a speedy recovery.
by charlie
01 Aug 2015 12:23
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Barbecue 8th August
Replies: 21
Views: 3545

Bbq

2 more please, Charlie and Andrene.
by charlie
10 Jun 2013 11:22
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Tommy Godwin Sportive.
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Sorry for my spelling, that should of course read Tommy Godwin.
by charlie
10 Jun 2013 11:20
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Tommy Godwin Sportive.
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Tommy Godwin Sportive.

:roll: On Bank holiday Monday,Aug 5th, there is to be The " Tommy Gowin Sportive" in the Solihull area, with 20km and 80km rides. When I get any more info I will post It here.
by charlie
24 Nov 2012 22:53
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Air less tyres.
Replies: 3
Views: 945

A South African company produced TOOBZ which were intended to replace a normal inner tube. They were a hardened foam, which were made, at the time, for 26inch MTB wheels. They also produced them for 26X1 1/4 inch. They never really became popular as they were intended for one particular shape of rim...
by charlie
01 Sep 2011 12:37
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: `Self Serve Cycle Repair Kiosk
Replies: 10
Views: 1563

:roll: Yes but how long would it last in Northfield??
by charlie
28 Aug 2011 09:38
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Beacon bottles on tour
Replies: 58
Views: 12291

:roll: If any of you go on a long club run to Christchurch, South Island New Zealand, pop in to the local Museum, there should be a Beacon Anniversary mug on display, Wot I donated a few years back!
by charlie
06 Jun 2011 23:03
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 28149

:roll: Just finished a book "All-Round Genius" by Mick Collins. Although not a cycling book its about a sportsman named Max Woosnam who not only spent 4 years in the army during World War 1 but also captained Manchester City and England, was Wimbledon doubles champion, Davis Cup captain and an Olymp...
by charlie
26 Aug 2010 16:53
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 28149

:roll: Have been watching Clare Balding "riding" around Britain using guides written by Harold Briercliffe. I have volume number 5 "The Midlands" and it is interesting to see his comment:: "I must admit that for the cyclist and walker Central England has a smaller appeal than the Lake District, York...
by charlie
20 Nov 2009 23:21
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Stupid question
Replies: 8
Views: 1236

:roll: Some wheels are built with the spokes too tight. When one breaks it usually results in quite a buckle in the wheel because of the tension. I used to slacken off all the spokes on a new wheel, although you have to be very careful whilst doing it.
by charlie
31 Mar 2009 19:19
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Chain + Freewheel
Replies: 24
Views: 3204

:roll: Always best to change chain and block/casette at the same time. Teeth on chain rings tend to get thinner and start to curve forwards with time.
by charlie
20 Feb 2009 19:13
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: split tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

:roll: You used to be able to get tread filler in a tube. It worked quite well. No good for tyre walls though. Don't know if it is still on sale.
by charlie
13 Feb 2009 17:40
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: END TO ENDERS
Replies: 22
Views: 4900

:roll: 15 so far, but I KNOW there are more to come.(HINT- HINT)
by charlie
25 Jan 2009 11:06
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New helmet
Replies: 14
Views: 1916

:roll: Last week they had some helmets in International Stock in Kings Heath. Don't know what make they were, but in the past they have had Giro and Lmet. Usually cheaper than elsewhere.
by charlie
21 Nov 2008 12:39
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: END TO ENDERS
Replies: 22
Views: 4900

END TO ENDERS

:roll: As you may have seen in the latest Hub-ub, I am putting together a list of all Beacon members(past and present) who have ridden the End to End. If you want to use this site to put details of your ride then you can leave dates, distances etc and I will take it from there. If you have completed...
by charlie
27 Sep 2007 19:13
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Ankerdine by the Pros
Replies: 74
Views: 6865

:roll: OOOPS Sorry folks, been off line for over 3 weeks and missed page 4.
by charlie
27 Sep 2007 19:10
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Ankerdine by the Pros
Replies: 74
Views: 6865

:roll: 3.25?
by charlie
30 Jun 2007 12:27
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 28149

:roll: I have still got 4 copies of Toms book left if anyone is interested? Will have them with me at the open 10. Charlie.
by charlie
13 Jun 2007 17:57
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 28149

:roll: Tommy Godwin called round today and left me a few copies of the book that he has written, entitled ;; "IT WASN'T THAT EASY" They will retail at £15. A quick browse through at the pictures leaves me thinking it should be a good, humerous read. Anyone interested in a copy?
by charlie
06 Mar 2007 12:17
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Why aren't more people using GPS?
Replies: 42
Views: 4810

:roll: I agree with John S. I enjoy planning the route on the map. So saying, my daughter and her husband are into "gadgets" and when we went to Sweden over the new year the GPS was invaluable. My only attempt at using the GPS ended with the "thing" wanting me to do a U turn down the Bewdley by-pass...