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by Matt Hale
09 Aug 2020 20:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL Sunday August 9th 09:15 BH; Warwick 56 miles; B run.
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: RIDE FULL Sunday August 9th 09:15 BH; Warwick 56 miles; B run.

Thanks for leading today Neil... good to see everyone πŸ‘
by Matt Hale
09 Aug 2020 20:22
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Tyre sidewall
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Tyre sidewall

**flat**d on the way home - cut to the sidewall. Shall I throw the tyre out now?? Expecting that the answer is yes, but tyre is pretty new and otherwise good condition.

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by Matt Hale
26 Jul 2020 19:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sun 26th July 9:30 BH; Upper Arley, 50 miles; B (15 mph)
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Sun 26th July 9:30 BH; Upper Arley, 50 miles; B (15 mph)

We started off with 4, but Noel turned off after not feeling 100%. Probably a wise decision as quite a bit of climbing and Sheepwalks was evil!

Ended up at the tearooms. I'd booked ahead, outdoor seating or takeaway only (cash only).

Matthew Hale
Toby Hale
Jon Sadler
by Matt Hale
23 Jul 2020 09:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sun 26th July 9:30 BH; Upper Arley, 50 miles; B (15 mph)
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Sun 26th July 9:30 BH; Upper Arley, 50 miles; B (15 mph)

I'm planning on going to either Arley Arboretum or the tea rooms next to the river. The route will be approx 50-55 miles from BH to BH, but reasonably hilly. Route will be similar/same as below. Speed will be about 15 mph. To avoid overcrowding, meet at the BH 09:15 for 09:30 start or meet en-route....
by Matt Hale
20 Jul 2020 13:21
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 23rd July
Replies: 0
Views: 68

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

Virtual quiz night no. 14...Thanks to Phil Richards for the quiz last week, Si Turner with another win...well done! Following my announcement about dropping the frequency of the quiz, the break will actually be after this week. Neil Orchard will be posing the questions this week, so looking forward ...
by Matt Hale
19 Jul 2020 15:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 19th July 9.00; Den Cafe (Stanford Bridge) 60 miles; B (15 mph) ** RIDE FULL **
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Sunday 19th July 9.00; Den Cafe (Stanford Bridge) 60 miles; B (15 mph) ** RIDE FULL **

Excellent ride today... everyone turned up that should have. We also saw a few of the 'C' in Drayton. Great to see everyone.
by Matt Hale
16 Jul 2020 22:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 19th July 9.00; Den Cafe (Stanford Bridge) 60 miles; B (15 mph) ** RIDE FULL **
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Sunday 19th July 9.00; Den Cafe (Stanford Bridge) 60 miles; B (15 mph)

Just spoke to Neil Orchard - he will be joining us too (top of Farley Lane), so that's 6 of us and capacity for the group. Neil - if you get a chance, could you confirm on here :D
by Matt Hale
14 Jul 2020 13:56
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 16th July
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 16th July

We'll be dropping the frequency of the quiz after this week, so dial in this week before a small summer break Virtual quiz night no. 13...Phil Richards will be the quiz master this week. Expecting the music round to be stand out having finally overcome a few technical issues Here are the details: Ti...
by Matt Hale
14 Jul 2020 13:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 19th July 9.00; Den Cafe (Stanford Bridge) 60 miles; B (15 mph) ** RIDE FULL **
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Sunday 19th July 9.00; Den Cafe (Stanford Bridge) 60 miles; B (15 mph) ** RIDE FULL **

Much as I'm tempted by the Bakers Dozen, I'm happy to stay a bit closer to home Destination - Den Cafe Distance - 60 miles (depending where you start) Pace - 15 mph Meet - Happy to meet at the Black Horse, but have plotted the route from home, so if anyone want to meet along the route, that's fine b...
by Matt Hale
07 Jul 2020 12:01
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 9th July
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 9th July

Really good quiz last week...anyone could have won going into the final round. What could be more exciting on a Thursday evening!! :) Virtual quiz night no. 12...Toby will be the quiz master again tomorrow. Here are the details: Time: Jul 9, 2020 08:30 PM Greenwich Mean Time Join Zoom Meeting https:...
by Matt Hale
01 Jul 2020 16:02
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 2nd July
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 2nd July

Late call for the quiz this week. An interesting quiz last week thanks to Si Woodward Virtual quiz night no. 11...Toby will be the quiz master tomorrow. Here are the details: Time: Jul 2, 2020 08:30 PM Greenwich Mean Time Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78837174608?pwd=TWRNWEc4cGxjTjRQMz...
by Matt Hale
01 Jul 2020 14:40
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon socially-distanced day out - Sunday July 19th
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Beacon socially-distanced day out - Sunday July 19th

Any suggestions on pubs in Winchcombe Phil?
by Matt Hale
29 Jun 2020 00:29
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Thicknal Lane
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Thicknal Lane

Returning from Kinver direction towards Clent today on a much used route via Caunsall and Churchfield...upon reaching the end of Stakenbridge Lane at the Junction with A456 (Kidderminster Rd S), the entrance to Thicknall Lane has been made a 'No Entry'. There were concrete barriers at the junction, ...
by Matt Hale
20 Jun 2020 22:17
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 25th June
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 25th June

I'm not sure if zoom has a BST option, but will check. It's 8:30pm regardless
by Matt Hale
19 Jun 2020 19:47
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 25th June
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 25th June

A good quiz last night...just goes to show, it pays to know your onions (or petit pois)! :) Virtual quiz night no. 10...Si Woodward will be the host next week. Here are the details: Time: Jun 25, 2020 08:30 PM Greenwich Mean Time Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78837174608?pwd=TWRNWEc4cG...
by Matt Hale
17 Jun 2020 16:51
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 18th June
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 18th June

A close competition last week, all contestants within a handful of points. Thanks to Phil R for the questions last week. Virtual quiz night no. 9...The Hale household will again be posing the questions this week Here are the details: Time: Jun 18, 2020 08:30 PM Greenwich Mean Time Join Zoom Meeting ...
by Matt Hale
15 Jun 2020 10:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Take Away Cafes During Covid
Replies: 22
Views: 1871

Re: Take Away Cafes During Covid

Nothing's changed there then Phil :lol:
by Matt Hale
05 Jun 2020 12:35
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 11th June
Replies: 0
Views: 128

Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 11th June

New host, familiar winner! Thanks to Si Turner for posing the questions, Phil Richards scored highest and will be hosting the quiz next week Virtual quiz night no. 8...Slightly later start time (8:30/8:40 start) Here are the details Time: Jun 11, 2020 08:30 PM Greenwich Mean Time Join Zoom Meeting h...
by Matt Hale
01 Jun 2020 10:09
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 4th June
Replies: 0
Views: 137

Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 4th June

A close competition last week, with Si Turner claiming the victory. His prize, hosting the quiz this week :D Virtual quiz night no. 7...Si Turner will be posing the questions, will the Hale's team up or compete against each other?? Here are the details Time: Jun 4, 2020 08:20 PM Greenwich Mean Time ...
by Matt Hale
27 May 2020 15:38
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon (virtual) social Quiz night - Thursday 28th May
Replies: 0
Views: 173

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: 193

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: 279

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: 360

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: 406

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: 406

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: 406

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: 547

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: 547

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: 547

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: 547

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: 1303

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: 2678

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: 1269

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: 2715

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: 931

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: 2715

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: 613

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: 2578

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: 2578

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: 3462

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: 3462

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: 2735

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: 31034

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 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 side...
by Matt Hale
25 Aug 2019 15:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 25th August
Replies: 14
Views: 2735

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: 2735

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: 31034

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: 3125

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: 3125

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