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by Matt Hale
27 May 2020 15:38
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 28th May
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 28th May

Phil Richards knows his climbs...it proved the difference last week, but what will be the decisive round this week? Virtual quiz night no. 6...Toby will dreaming up another 5 rounds Here are the details: Time: May 28, 2020 08:20 PM Greenwich Mean Time Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7883...
by Matt Hale
19 May 2020 18:56
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 21st May
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 21st May

Si Turner has proved that we have similar taste in music and films...and strong Belgian beers! :lol: Sign of a mis-spent youth...or a dedication to culture and the arts? Virtual quiz night no. 5...Toby will dreaming up another 5 rounds. Maybe some new rounds this week, maybe some from previous weeks...
by Matt Hale
11 May 2020 23:57
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 14th May
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 14th May

Si Turner has been de-throned! Phil Richards took the win last time out, taking an early lead and easing to victory :) Virtual quiz night no. 4...Toby will hopefully have time to put the quiz together this week (in between walking the dog, catching up with David Millar and learning a bit of painting...
by Matt Hale
04 May 2020 21:04
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 7th May
Replies: 0
Views: 237

Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 7th May

Roll up, roll up! Virtual quiz night no. 3... Simon Turner is proving difficult to beat! He scored joint highest with Phil Richards last time out, coming from behind to equalise in the final round :lol: Toby is busy locked in his room dreaming up the questions again Here are the details: Time: May 7...
by Matt Hale
29 Apr 2020 23:24
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 30th April
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 30th April

OK - the questions are ready and have been vetted. Another bumper quiz ready for tomorrow - similar format to last week...5 rounds x 10 questions.

Hope to see you tomorrow evening 8:20 for 8:30 start :D
by Matt Hale
27 Apr 2020 00:49
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 30th April
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 30th April

Slight update to the start time. We'll be joining at 8:20 and starting around 8:30. Hope that's ok...see you there 😁
by Matt Hale
26 Apr 2020 10:59
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 30th April
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 30th April

For anyone that missed last weeks quiz... there'll be another one this week. Simon Turner scored highest demonstrating an excellent music knowledge and how pretty he thinks Fabian Cancellara is :shock: :lol: Toby will once again be the quizmaster - he'll be dreaming up a new set of questions this we...
by Matt Hale
26 Apr 2020 10:55
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 23rd April
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 23rd April

We'll be having another quiz this week - same day, same time. New set of questions for this week - I'll create a new post with the details :D
by Matt Hale
23 Apr 2020 12:21
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 23rd April
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 23rd April

Tonight's the night! We'll be joining at just after 8 and will be starting the quiz around 8:10-8:15 to allow people a chance to join Toby has finalised the quiz and it's looking really good. There's 5 round x 10 questions. We'll have a few breaks between rounds for drinks/comfort breaks etc See you...
by Matt Hale
21 Apr 2020 18:52
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 23rd April
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 23rd April

If anyone's not used 'zoom' before, you don't need to register. You can just click the link / enter the credentials if requested. Hope to see you on Thursday night
by Matt Hale
20 Apr 2020 23:53
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 23rd April
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 23rd April

Hi, Hope everyone is doing OK. Proposing to host a quiz on Thursday for anyone that would like to join (details below). Toby has been busy passing the time setting a quiz for us. There'll be some cycling themed rounds and some that are more general. I'll be assisting with the questions :D Topic: Bea...
by Matt Hale
09 Mar 2020 16:31
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Danny Mason Highland Challenge - 14th June
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: Danny Mason Highland Challenge - 14th June

Me too - enough Beaconites for a free beer!
by Matt Hale
03 Feb 2020 13:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd February
Replies: 21
Views: 1875

Re: Club Runs - 2nd February

The other rider was Mark McArdle
by Matt Hale
07 Jan 2020 12:19
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cafe lock
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Re: Cafe lock

Hiplok also make the Z-lock that I use.
by Matt Hale
06 Jan 2020 17:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th January
Replies: 21
Views: 1963

Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Andy,

This is the race/climb I mentioned with a super long climb:
http://www.taiwankom.org/en/index.asp

Looks a very long climb - how does it compare to the one you did in Colombia?
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by Matt Hale
06 Jan 2020 10:35
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Geraint Thomas-The Road will Decide- BBC iPlayer
Replies: 1
Views: 650

Re: Geraint Thomas-The Road will Decide- BBC iPlayer

It was on BBC2 last night - very good
by Matt Hale
04 Jan 2020 19:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th January
Replies: 21
Views: 1963

Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Sounds good Si...was going to suggest the same :D
by Matt Hale
27 Oct 2019 14:31
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Pre Christmas Winter Kit
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Re: Pre Christmas Winter Kit

Hi Stu,
I might be interested in some tights...do you know what spec these are - FRC or based on the standard bib shorts?
by Matt Hale
17 Sep 2019 12:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 22nd September
Replies: 13
Views: 2161

Re: Club Runs - 22nd September

FYI - the cafe at Waseley Hills is currently closed. I believe they are looking for a new tenant
by Matt Hale
16 Sep 2019 10:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 22nd September
Replies: 13
Views: 2161

Re: Club Runs - 22nd September

Phil...club hill climb on Sunday
by Matt Hale
09 Sep 2019 12:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th September
Replies: 20
Views: 2858

Re: Club runs - 8th September

jbendle wrote: ↑
09 Sep 2019 11:52
Thanks to all on the A run, a pacy 148km with >1400m of climbing (including an early morning eye-opener up Ivy Lane).
James, I believe it was Rumbow Lane / Walton Hill Rd...maybe my favourite climb in Clent!
by Matt Hale
07 Sep 2019 23:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th September
Replies: 20
Views: 2858

Re: Club runs - 8th September

Hi Matt,

Yes 9/9:15 normally unless stated otherwise πŸ‘
by Matt Hale
25 Aug 2019 17:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 25th August
Replies: 14
Views: 2270

Re: CLUB RUNS - 25th August

Finbarr, There's a cafΓ© at Wootton Wawen that's not too far...the Cow Shed
by Matt Hale
25 Aug 2019 15:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 107
Views: 28036

Re: New cafe suggestions

The Larch Barn, Been Savage https://www.thelarchbarn.co.uk/ Been open about a year, was going to go to the Cleobury cafe, but the this was a good alternative. Seemed to be plenty of room, including lots of outdoor picnic benches. Great views of Clee Hill and a decent menu (if slightly on the pricey ...
by Matt Hale
25 Aug 2019 15:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 25th August
Replies: 14
Views: 2270

Re: CLUB RUNS - 25th August

On the B run (2) to the Larch Barn: Nathan Burton Cedric Gioan Matt Hale (L) Toby Hale Ewan Ross Some new roads for me between Cleobury Mortimer and Clows Top (via Bayton)...nice views for much of the route. One incident on the descent from Abberley towards Dunley...Nathan skidded off on a tight ben...
by Matt Hale
24 Aug 2019 10:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 25th August
Replies: 14
Views: 2270

Re: CLUB RUNS - 25th August

At the risk of clogging up the club run options, I'm proposing a B ride to the 'Larch Barn' in Neen Savage, B run pace at the normal departure time...9/9:15 https://www.thelarchbarn.co.uk/ Sorry Nick - off to a BBQ tonight and could be a late one! :) Route: 61 miles BH to BH, out via Belbroughton, W...
by Matt Hale
18 Aug 2019 15:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 107
Views: 28036

Re: New cafe suggestions

Espresso Barn, Long Marston

Decent venue, caters well for cyclists-a little pricey, but good quality
by Matt Hale
18 Aug 2019 15:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th August
Replies: 13
Views: 2704

Re: Club runs - 18th August

On the B ride:

Neil Evanson
Matt Ford (New rider... well done and welcome to the Beacon)
Matt Hale (L)
Toby Hale
Alistair Hey
Noel O'Dwyer
Si Turner
Si Walker

Decent venue, caters well for cyclists-a little pricey, but good quality

Bonne chance to the PBP'ers! πŸ‘πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ’ͺ
by Matt Hale
17 Aug 2019 12:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th August
Replies: 13
Views: 2704

Re: Club runs - 18th August

I can lead the B ride...will post more details later today.

Apologies for the late post...destination will be Espresso Barn, Long Marston. 59 miles BH to BH
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30874368
by Matt Hale
11 Jul 2019 23:33
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: New 150km Audax Route - What should we call it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1880

Re: New 150km Audax Route - What should we call it?

Abdon 'Barf'

or Abdon 'Barf' up a lung!
by Matt Hale
07 Jul 2019 20:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 7th July
Replies: 17
Views: 2990

Re: Club Runs - 7th July

On the B ride today: Claire Fudge Matt Hale (L) Toby Hale Andy McGrath Noel O'Dwyer Ewan Ross Alex Rybinski Si Walker Ewan had a **flat** on the way to the cafe, unfortunately at the bottom of a steep climb just before Abberley after most had already started to ascend. Kudos to Alex who volunteered ...
by Matt Hale
03 Jul 2019 17:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 7th July
Replies: 17
Views: 2990

Re: Club Runs - 7th July

I'll lead the B run - Clows Top... about 60 miles BH to BH. Out via Stourport, back via Bewdley. Will be avoiding the Clee to Heaven route as much as possible so that anyone riding that won't be riding the same roads in quick succession. See you tomorrow
by Matt Hale
23 Jun 2019 17:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd June
Replies: 12
Views: 2417

Re: Club runs - 23rd June

Thanks for leading the B ride Phil,

Riders were:

Claire Fudge
Phil Gameson
Wayne Gibbs
Cedric Gioan
Matt Hale
Toby Hale
John Hitchcock
Noel O'Dwyer

Met at the cafe - George Barker and Phil Whiteman πŸ‘
by Matt Hale
16 Jun 2019 22:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th June
Replies: 12
Views: 2548

Re: Club runs - 16th June

On the B ride to Arley Arboretum

Matt Hale (L)
Claire Fudge
Cedric Gioan
Noel O'Dwyer

Thanks all, a few showers, but otherwise incident free. Sure we had a favourable wind on the way back πŸ˜‰
by Matt Hale
15 Jun 2019 20:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th June
Replies: 12
Views: 2548

Re: Club runs - 16th June

Happy to take a B ride to Arley Arboretum if Simon (White) doesn't make it.

Route similar or same as this:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27687806
by Matt Hale
12 Jun 2019 18:39
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New bike.... any thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 3123

Re: New bike.... any thoughts?

Hels147 wrote: ↑
12 Jun 2019 17:47


Unfortunately I doubt I’d get that past work! Our C2W is through Evans.
Says that you can apply directly...doesn't have to be through your employer.
by Matt Hale
12 Jun 2019 17:11
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New bike.... any thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 3123

Re: New bike.... any thoughts?

This:

https://www.canyon.com/en-gb/customer-s ... ative.html

Cycle to work, no Β£1000 limit!
by Matt Hale
07 Jun 2019 14:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th June
Replies: 15
Views: 3319

Re: Club Runs - 9th June

rdleaper wrote: ↑
04 Jun 2019 22:59
This looks suspiciously unlike a post about time trials? :wink:
As Richard's post, I'm seeing this post duplicated in the 'Time Trials' section and also all other sections of the message board - is this intentional, or is something amiss?
by Matt Hale
26 May 2019 16:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th May
Replies: 19
Views: 3928

Re: Club runs - 26th May

Due to lowish numbers at the BH, the decision was made to combine the A and B rides. So we started with 10 heading to the Den cafe at Stanford Bridge, but quickly became 7 due to mechanicals. Hope those affected managed to get back ok. Matt Hale Claire Fudge Phil Gameson Richard Leaper Neil Orchard ...
by Matt Hale
25 May 2019 11:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th May
Replies: 19
Views: 3928

Re: Club runs - 26th May

I'll take the B ride - Den cafe stanford bridge.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30084160
by Matt Hale
05 May 2019 20:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th May
Replies: 10
Views: 2448

Re: Club runs - 5th May

Cheers Nick, thanks for leading... enjoyed it today.

Rob Wade is missing from the list and
by Matt Hale
25 Apr 2019 20:06
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: L'etape du Tour 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1160

Re: L'etape du Tour 2019

No, but planning on going to see the penultimate stage (Albertville to Val Thorens)...gonna try and watch on the Cormet de Roselend. Hoping to be riding 25-28th Jul, based in Saint Gervais.

Have you got accommodation sorted?
by Matt Hale
19 Apr 2019 21:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 21st April
Replies: 12
Views: 2683

Re: Club Runs - 21st April

Here's the route...where would suit you to meet- prob set off around 9am. Two stops as exploring- Bodenham Arboretum, then halfpenny green.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29730803
by Matt Hale
19 Apr 2019 20:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 21st April
Replies: 12
Views: 2683

Re: Club Runs - 21st April

Heading out tomorrow (instead of Sunday) if anyone wants to tag along. B ride pace, approx 55 mile round trip for me from Bearwood. Heading towards halfpenny green, so could stop off at Clent or Romsley along the way

Post on here if interested
by Matt Hale
18 Apr 2019 12:15
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 18583

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Paid Β£19.80 by bank transfer (ref: MATT HALE TRACK)...thanks Stu
by Matt Hale
14 Apr 2019 17:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 14th April
Replies: 6
Views: 1978

Re: Club Runs - 14th April

On the B-ride today:

Matt Hale (L)
Toby Hale
Ewan Hamnett
Alistair Hey
Ka Li
Pete Norman

Thanks all - fairly fast on the way out, aided by a tailwind. Headwind and hillier on the way back.
by Matt Hale
11 Apr 2019 21:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 14th April
Replies: 6
Views: 1978

Re: Club Runs - 14th April

Put me down to lead the B ride... destination likely to be Wolverley. Approx 50 miles, out via Stourport & Bewdley, return via Kinver and Clent. Slightly longer outward journey
by Matt Hale
01 Apr 2019 11:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st March
Replies: 22
Views: 3959

Re: Club runs - 31st March

Dave Cox wrote: ↑
31 Mar 2019 16:19
Somewhat extended C Run to Bewdley

Didn't you head to Evesham Dave? :?: :)
by Matt Hale
05 Mar 2019 10:24
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 18583

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Hi Stu,

Can I order a Men's S/S VERO PRO Jersey, Size (S),

thanks, Matt
by Matt Hale
31 Jan 2019 14:28
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Danny Mason Highlands challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Re: Danny Mason Highlands challenge

Thanks Col - just signed up for this...looks good!