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by petemarshall
15 May 2019 14:14
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Track bike to commuter.....
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Track bike to commuter.....

Single speed. If you have a flip flop hub, that is it has a screw thread on both sides you can have a freewheel on one side and a fixed sproket on the other. If not you will have to replace the sproket with a thread on freewheel. Pick the ratio carefully. Better to spin out downhill than to run out ...
by petemarshall
24 Apr 2019 19:39
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: SSECCRRL Race 16th May 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1845

Re: SSECCRRL Race 16th May 2019

Please note I will be part of the AM team at this race rather than helping organise
I have informed the race organising club.
James Tate will be organising Beacons helpers.
by petemarshall
14 Apr 2019 20:09
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: WWCC Two Counties Road Race 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: WWCC Two Counties Road Race 2019

The circuit at Bobbington unfortunately requires a minimum of 13 AM's and is also having a few post Velo problems with locals. Hopefully all sorted in time for the Thursday evening race shortly, but don't expect it to be used that often. The Bridgnorth circuit used today is a good safe route althoug...
by petemarshall
11 Apr 2019 19:36
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: BEACON ROADS CYCLE CLUB TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Re: BEACON ROADS CYCLE CLUB TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

Accreditation not required for our sessions, but always useful.
Halesowen CC organise accreditation sessions for the outdoor track only before FNTL starts, usually posted on Facebook.
Full UK track accreditation done at Velodromes and you should check out Derby or Newport if interested.
by petemarshall
03 Apr 2019 10:59
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Cape/Poncho
Replies: 12
Views: 719

Re: Cape/Poncho

No idea of the make and this would be over twenty years ago. Since the late nineties, when decent waterproofing arrived on breathable jackets I switched to a paramo jacket for touring.
by petemarshall
02 Apr 2019 18:51
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Cape/Poncho
Replies: 12
Views: 719

Re: Cape/Poncho

Used one often on tours, kept everything including bike and panniers dry 😁
Also particularly good as portable toilets for women on the roadside.
by petemarshall
08 Mar 2019 09:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 10th March
Replies: 19
Views: 1304

Re: Club Runs - 10th March

gmac wrote: ↑
06 Mar 2019 15:10
Thanks Dave I didn't know it had closed . So the riverside it is.
What route you taking, I may join you on the way.
by petemarshall
11 Feb 2019 13:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th February
Replies: 19
Views: 1487

Re: Club Runs - 17th February

and to Dave in particular for being the new UK record holder in the 200m sprint in his age category. Great stuff! Don't be behind him on the last sprint before the cafΓ©..... I would suggest behind him is exactly the right place to be. You'll be second to the cafe and Dave will have had time to get ...
by petemarshall
30 Jan 2019 19:15
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4356

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Don't need anything at present but glad to see a return to a sensible priced jersey 😎
by petemarshall
28 Jan 2019 18:36
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Newport Track Session - Saturday 29th December
Replies: 23
Views: 1472

Re: Newport Track Session - Saturday 29th December

I am also going on the 24th Feb 1900 intermediate/ expert. Did yesterday's intermediate session. The pace on the intermediate session as part of the longer three hour intermediate/ novice session was much easier than last night's πŸ˜‰
by petemarshall
28 Jan 2019 16:23
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Newport Track Session - Saturday 29th December
Replies: 23
Views: 1472

Re: Newport Track Session - Saturday 29th December

I see the 16th March sessions are now open for booking. I've booked onto the intermediate and will see you there.
https://goteamup.com/p/1608014-pdq-cycl ... 2019-03-16
by petemarshall
24 Jan 2019 08:10
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: SSECCRRL Race 16th May 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1845

Re: SSECCRRL Race 16th May 2019

For information, volunteers for this race so far Pete Marshall Driver Jame Tate Driver Steven Tudor Mike Kedian We need at least two more helpers. It would also be great if we had another driver as the race may be short of accredited marshals so I would have to do that. To drive you will need Silver...
by petemarshall
24 Jan 2019 07:41
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: SSECCRRL Race 16th May 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1845

Re: SSECCRRL Race 16th May 2019

Hi Pete, Do you know if they are accepting entries as of yet? I can't see anything on the British cycling website (i know its early). Outside of a bit of negotiating with work hours wise, more than up for this. Should be soon. The cross season has now pretty much finished and it's the same people o...
by petemarshall
23 Jan 2019 20:47
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: SSECCRRL Race 16th May 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1845

Re: SSECCRRL Race 16th May 2019

Hi Pete, Do you know if they are accepting entries as of yet? I can't see anything on the British cycling website (i know its early). Outside of a bit of negotiating with work hours wise, more than up for this. Should be soon. The cross season has now pretty much finished and it's the same people o...
by petemarshall
12 Jan 2019 19:29
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Ladies Bike for Club Runs
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Ladies Bike for Club Runs

Standard size road frame with short stem nothing in the slightest unusual about her most women have shorter torso and longer legs than men , any decent bike shop should be able to sort you out. I would recommend Red Kite as well, tell them you are from the Beacon 😎
by petemarshall
02 Jan 2019 20:41
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Newport Track Session - Saturday 29th December
Replies: 23
Views: 1472

Re: Newport Track Session - Saturday 29th December

AlanW wrote: ↑
30 Dec 2018 16:37
Yes you can.

But can l suggest that if anyone does book on one of Jasons sessions then maybe post it on here and FB as lm sure that others may want to join in?
I am booked on the intermediate session 17:00 Sunday 27th January. Anyone else interested and want to share travel costs get in touch.
by petemarshall
11 Dec 2018 14:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: G-Run
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: G-Run

Here's a decent and scenic ride for a bad weather day https://www.strava.com/routes/16420173 I say bad weather day as on a Sunday parts can get busy with walkers if its nice so better done in poor weather. My route starts in Stourbridge and drivers can park at the canal. but from Birmingham best rid...
by petemarshall
11 Dec 2018 12:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: G-Run
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: G-Run

Great. I will send a Strava bit, although bits can be added removed dependent on numbers weather etc.
Starting point in Stourbridge for off road routes best at the canal basin. Lots of parking.
The Bonded Warehouse
2 Canal St, Stourbridge DY8 4LU
01384 395216
https://goo.gl/maps/s6QT3tynseG2
by petemarshall
10 Dec 2018 19:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: G-Run
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: G-Run

If they have to start at the Black Horse no from me.
If they could start elsewhere I have a few decent circuits starting in Stourbridge 😊
by petemarshall
09 Dec 2018 16:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th December
Replies: 20
Views: 1765

Re: Club runs - 9th December

If you really want to use routes without connection to a computer, which is what I thought you were asking, then George's advice won't work as you won't be able to get the route from your phone to your Garmin. Try the Strava IQ app I suggested above. This works well and will transfer any Strava rout...
by petemarshall
08 Dec 2018 17:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th December
Replies: 20
Views: 1765

Re: Club runs - 9th December

Dependent on which Garmin you have the Garmin IQ app Strava Routes does it
https://apps.garmin.com/en-GB/apps/945c ... a1f7931335

And, how to use it
https://thetechnologyman.com/strava-rou ... asier-way/
by petemarshall
05 Dec 2018 18:32
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Newport Track Session - Saturday 29th December
Replies: 23
Views: 1472

Re: Newport Track Session - Saturday 29th December

How's this going Alan? Enough signed up?
by petemarshall
28 Nov 2018 20:17
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout
Replies: 11
Views: 999

Re: Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout

So they've made it possible for more cars to get to Northfield from Longbridge and visa versa. I imagine that they've also enlarged Northfield to cope with the Longbridge vehicles and visa versa. It's good to see more wonderful examples of transport planning in Birmingham. Makes me glad to live in D...
by petemarshall
27 Nov 2018 15:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd December
Replies: 20
Views: 1710

Re: Club Runs - 2nd December

Just a thought for ride leaders: This Sunday there's a cyclocross meeting at the Cob House near Martley, which several Beacon people will be competing in. Is it an idea to take a run there and combine refreshments with giving our riders a shout? (I would volunteer myself, but can't see myself getti...
by petemarshall
25 Nov 2018 14:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 25th November
Replies: 10
Views: 1154

Re: CLUB RUNS - 25th November

Philip Whiteman wrote: ↑
25 Nov 2018 13:48

Nick Shenton **flat**d his tubulars but failed to please those seeking to deride this new fangled technology with the hole quickly sealing itself.
tubular, new fangled and sealed itself? Certainly new fangled tubulars that seal themselves, where do I go to buy ?

Perhaps tubeless?
by petemarshall
22 Nov 2018 12:27
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: SSSCCRRL AGM
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: SSSCCRRL AGM

I have got agreement that we will be shown as a co organising club for the Enville round of the league. This means that Beacon members may enter the league or individual rounds with priority. Of course this does mean anyone riding this series should offer to assist with this round, if unable to do s...
by petemarshall
21 Nov 2018 19:36
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: SSSCCRRL AGM
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: SSSCCRRL AGM

Unfortunately nobody attended for the club
See this post if you wish to help one of the rounds
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=8791
by petemarshall
21 Nov 2018 08:46
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: SSECCRRL Race 16th May 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1845

SSECCRRL Race 16th May 2019

I have been contacted by the organisers of the Thursday evening race league. I previously posted requesting that if people were interested in racing this league, which in my opinion is one of the best ways of learning road racing for lower category riders, they should attend. Unfortunately I am told...
by petemarshall
31 Oct 2018 12:14
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Accredited marshal scheme, volunteers needed.
Replies: 0
Views: 246

Accredited marshal scheme, volunteers needed.

See the following message from Joe Wilkes. Please consider volunteering for this. If you want to know more contact me or Joe Wilkes directly. Hi All, I trust you are well, Just an email to say a big thank you for all of your hard work this season, it has been a huge success and that is all down to y...
by petemarshall
24 Oct 2018 20:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 28th October
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Re: Club Runs - 28th October

Maybe should have said race series 😁
I think there are nearly 20 registered for the West Midlands CX league, from 5 to 62.


Takes place most Sundays at venues at distances that would make club runs so just giving details in case any potential ride leader is looking for somewhere to go on a club run.
by petemarshall
22 Oct 2018 15:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 28th October
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Re: Club Runs - 28th October

Maybe not forgetting the Beacon CX team which actually features more Beacon riders than any other races that the club takes part in.
This Sunday at
Stoneleigh National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre , Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, CV8 2LG
A club run to support always welcome.
by petemarshall
10 Oct 2018 08:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 14th October
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: Club runs - 14th October

Why not do a run to this weekend's CX racing? Baggeridge Country Park, Gospel End, Dudley, West Midlands, DY3 4HB https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/184955/West-Midlands-Cyclo-Cross-League-Round-5 Good cafe, but probably very busy. We have folks racing in U8'2, U10's U12's V50 Ladies a...
by petemarshall
09 Oct 2018 21:16
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Wales CX
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Wales CX

Fancy a trip into Wales on either 18 or 25 November for CX?

No West Midlands league on those dates and the Welsh league events both in Brecon Beacons so only a couple of hours away.
by petemarshall
25 Sep 2018 17:58
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: SSSCCRRL AGM
Replies: 2
Views: 432

SSSCCRRL AGM

SSSCCRRL - AGM 25.10.18 STARTING AT 1930. Venue : The Bell Pub at Tong This years AGM will be as above. If your club wants to promote or co-host an event next year can we ask that you have representation at this meeting? We look forward to seeing you. Message from organisers above Link to event, loc...
by petemarshall
15 Sep 2018 10:16
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Does the club mind if I re-join...?
Replies: 19
Views: 2265

Re:

A couple of decades back, I remained a member (and wore the kit) for several years while living abroad. The sense of community within a club is enhanced by the core of its membership living close enough together to meet on a reasonably regular basis, but that in no way precludes some members living...
by petemarshall
13 Sep 2018 17:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run points with 3 weeks to go
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: Club run points with 3 weeks to go

Three points for a win was a step forward in encouraging attacking play in the English league.
by petemarshall
07 Sep 2018 16:12
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 84
Views: 7480

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

Won't be there Sunday now, family stuff. If Stuart can't find you a medium try one of the other guys at the race. I forgot my jersey at one race last year and Nick Vipond lent me a Beacon gilet, there's always a way 😊
by petemarshall
07 Sep 2018 13:45
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 84
Views: 7480

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

Evening all, I have just placed my order of bibs and jersey both in medium. I am racing in the cyclocross league this year and wondered if there is any way that I am able to borrow a jersey for when I am racing as the delivery will not be here in time. If this is not possible then don't worry. Than...
by petemarshall
28 Aug 2018 09:34
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: 85 at 85.
Replies: 11
Views: 1080

Re: 85 at 85.

Happy birthday :D
You may wish to switch to kilometers soon :D
by petemarshall
09 Aug 2018 20:55
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Volunteers Needed for Cyclocross 9th of September
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Volunteers Needed for Cyclocross 9th of September

As understand it, registered riders get average points for marshaling their own event. Hopefully all those who ride the series will marshal this event. If others are riding rather than marshaling I will do likewise as I do a considerable amount of marshalling during the summer. So please only includ...
by petemarshall
21 Jul 2018 23:42
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July
Replies: 23
Views: 2267

Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

All

Feedback from mike below - thanks again for all your help πŸ‘

Good event
Good marshalling
Good drivers
Good admin
Good atmosphere
Felt safe
Good planning

Well done to all.

Pete please pass to all at Beacon

Regards

Andrew Bailey
by petemarshall
19 Jul 2018 23:16
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July
Replies: 23
Views: 2267

Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Thanks for everyone's help tonight. A good and safe race. Racing can only take place thanks to the voluntary activity of people like yourselves. I hope to see you again at future events. Anyone interested in become a volunteer at races in the future in official capacity such as Accredited Marshal or...
by petemarshall
19 Jul 2018 15:30
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July
Replies: 23
Views: 2267

Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Hi Can I just confirm that this stil going on tonight and we are still required? ive just checked on the british cycling website and it doesn metion us at all in the club listings. thanks You should have received an email from me last week via the BC system. The event is on. If you have any problem...
by petemarshall
14 Jul 2018 21:08
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Road/circuit race reports 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1690

Re: Road/circuit race reports 2018

The answer is, take up cyclocross Laurence😁
by petemarshall
14 Jul 2018 20:58
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Road/circuit race reports 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1690

Re: Road/circuit race reports 2018

You'll get that 3rd cat in no time! I'm having a bit of a break now before hopefully doing some 3/4 road races towards the end of the season, if I can find some. Best of luck finding a 3/4 road race😁 Most 1/2/3 /4 There's a few more rounds of the SSSSC etc. And there's the West Midlands Championshi...
by petemarshall
12 Jul 2018 12:25
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Beacon Stourport series race 10th July
Replies: 16
Views: 1689

Re: Beacon Stourport series race 10th July

The following message has been sent to you by the club Beacon Roads CC Hi All, Thanks for your assistance at our round of the Stourport Summer Series last Tuesday evening. Grass roots and junior racing would be impossible without the active volunteers, like yourselves, who make this possible. I hope...
by petemarshall
05 Jul 2018 16:29
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 6061

Re: Velodrome

I attended the regional BC board meeting yesterday evening with Dave Veiner (originator of the petition and Chairman of Halesowen ) to present a case for the Velodrome , including some of the financial and feasibility studies Dave has commissioned. A very interesting debate and covering far too much...
by petemarshall
27 Jun 2018 22:40
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July
Replies: 23
Views: 2267

Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

E-mail sent to volunteers by BC system (attachment referred to isn't attached here as I don't have permission) Hi all, Thanks for assisting at this event on 19th July Attached is the full information about the event. Briefings will take place at 18:00 sharp and you must attend these, please let me k...
by petemarshall
26 Jun 2018 21:32
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Beacon Stourport series race 10th July
Replies: 16
Views: 1689

Re: Beacon Stourport series race 10th July

Following sent to emails on BC system (posted here for those not on system) Hi Thank you for volunteering at the Stourport Summer Series Round 10 - Beacon RCC Details of the event, including a location map can be found here https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/177543/Stourport-Summer-Ser...
by petemarshall
25 Jun 2018 21:37
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July
Replies: 23
Views: 2267

Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

The present Beacon contingent is
Volunteers
Pete Marshall (driver)
James Tate (driver)
Stuart White
Robin Kirkham
Dan Newns
Mike Kedian
Roger Cutler
Amanda Whitehouse