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by Matt Hale
20 Dec 2020 23:00
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon virtual Christmas quiz! Wednesday 23rd December
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Beacon virtual Christmas quiz! Wednesday 23rd December

Back for a festive edition, Toby will be the quiz master with a round up of the years events. If there's significant interest for another day, please post below (it's not like we're going anywhere!) Will post the details to Facebook as well. Here are the details: Time: Dec 23rd, 2020 08:30 PM Greenw...
by Matt Hale
20 Dec 2020 22:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL Sunday 20 December 09:15 Approx 45miles B pace burst 14-15mph
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: RIDE FULL Sunday 20 December 09:15 Approx 45miles B pace burst 14-15mph

All present on the later B run. A little lumpier than Si Woodward was hoping for on his fixie!! 😁
Rich Chaplin made his own way back from Alcester

Merry Christmas everyone
by Matt Hale
15 Dec 2020 11:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL Sunday 20 December 09:15 Approx 45miles B pace burst 14-15mph
Replies: 6
Views: 238

RIDE FULL Sunday 20 December 09:15 Approx 45miles B pace burst 14-15mph

I will lead a B run burst - approx 45 miles. Possible shop stop at Astwood Bank

9:00 at the Black Horse, for a 9:15 departure

Here's the route:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34802271

RIDE FULL

Riders:
Matt Hale
Toby Hale
Pete Norman
Rich Chaplin
Si Woodward
Rich Leaper
by Matt Hale
22 Oct 2020 12:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Ride Full - Sunday 25th Oct - Alternative B Ride - Alcester - 15mph - 8.45 for 9.00 departure
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Sunday 25th Oct - Alternative B Ride - Alcester - 15mph - 8.45 for 9.00 departure

Hi Ewan, Not sure if I'll be able to join you, but I did have a look at the route. Have you ridden it before? Looks like you might need to go 'off-road' or use bridle paths on Franklin's Lane leading to Cock Bevington. Good luck if you do...will be interesting to know if it's passable as there's a v...
by Matt Hale
14 Oct 2020 11:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUN ADVICE FROM 14TH OCTOBER...PLEASE READ
Replies: 3
Views: 1583

Re: CLUB RUN ADVICE FROM 14TH OCTOBER...PLEASE READ

Thanks Phil...that's how I see it. Playing devils advocate, if we rode to a café as a group of 6 and sat on 6 separate tables, would that be a way of still complying with the guidelines, but being able to sit inside. The only place that I can think of that might be large enough to do this is Cob Hou...
by Matt Hale
14 Oct 2020 10:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New Normal Club Runs - Sunday 18th October
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: New Normal Club Runs - Sunday 18th October

Thanks George...that was inline with my interpretation of the latest guidelines.

Lets hope some for good weather for these outdoor café stops!
by Matt Hale
13 Oct 2020 12:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New Normal Club Runs - Sunday 18th October
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: New Normal Club Runs - Sunday 18th October

Hi Phil,

Is there a likely change to cafe stops on a group ride following the announcement by Boris yesterday?

thanks
by Matt Hale
24 Sep 2020 14:14
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 27 September B/C ride to Harvington - RIDE FULL
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: Sunday 27 September B/C ride to Harvington

Count me in please George
by Matt Hale
20 Sep 2020 20:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 20th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Snitterfield (16mph) - FULL
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Re: Sunday 20th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Snitterfield (16mph) - FULL

Nice ride, especially when the sun came out - thanks all. One incident to note...Noel was stung by a wasp on the inside of his lip on the way back - able to ride on, but grimacing at times. Hope you're OK
by Matt Hale
18 Sep 2020 12:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 20th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Snitterfield (16mph) - FULL
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Re: Sunday 20th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Snitterfield (16mph)

Hi George, It's a nice stop at Ellenden - would be a good route to look forward to :D We'll see if the ride fills up, otherwise we can pick you up en-route (Portway or Bransons Cross would be fine) - if you could confirm by Sat evening. Yes - the section along A46 is a 'square' :shock: Did you have ...
by Matt Hale
17 Sep 2020 22:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 20th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Snitterfield (16mph) - FULL
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Re: Sunday 20th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Snitterfield (16mph)

Hi George,

Route above now - I've not been to 'The Farm' before, so thought it could be worth a try. Out of interest - where were you thinking of for a stop?
by Matt Hale
17 Sep 2020 10:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 20th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Snitterfield (16mph) - FULL
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Sunday 20th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Snitterfield (16mph) - FULL

I'll take a B Run to Snitterfield, approx 55 miles - Planning to stop at 'The Farm' - www.thefarmstratfordshop.com Route will be something like this: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34051842 (out via Ullenhall and Little Alne, return via Lowsonford and Earlswood) 9:00-09:15 at the BH Matt Hale (Leadi...
by Matt Hale
06 Sep 2020 18:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 6th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Worcester (16mph) FULL
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: Sunday 6th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Worcester (16mph) FULL

There must be something about the R. Severn. We've stopped for food, sitting outside overlooking the river on the last three rides I've led (Arley, Bridgnorth & Worcester). Where could be next? 😉
by Matt Hale
06 Sep 2020 16:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 6th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Worcester (16mph) FULL
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: Sunday 6th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Worcester (16mph) FULL

After Noel had switched to Si Walkers ride, we set off as 5 and decided to stop in the centre of Worcester. Takeaway from Viaduct cafe whilst sat overlooking the Severn.
Thanks all,

Matthew Hale (L)
Toby Hale
Gemma Johnson
Mark MacArdle
Andy McGrath
by Matt Hale
03 Sep 2020 19:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 6th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Worcester (16mph) FULL
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Sunday 6th Sep; 09:15 BH; B Run to Worcester (16mph) FULL

I'll take an B Run to Worcester, approx 55 miles - Planning to stop at Blooms/Worcester Garden Centre. Route will be something like this: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34003626 9:00-09:15 at the BH. Bring a café lock if you have one Matt Hale (Leading) Toby Hale Mark MacArdle Noel O'Dwyer Gemma Joh...
by Matt Hale
30 Aug 2020 21:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 30th August B/C ride to Alcester - 45 miles
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: 30th August B/C ride to Alcester - 45 miles

Thanks Si... have a good time in Wales
by Matt Hale
28 Aug 2020 23:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 30th August B/C ride to Alcester - 45 miles
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: 30th August B/C ride to Alcester - 45 miles

Hello Si, could you add me and Toby. See you Sunday
by Matt Hale
23 Aug 2020 16:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 23 August; 09:15 BH; B Run to Bridgnorth (16mph)
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: Sunday 23 August; 09:15 BH; B Run to Bridgnorth (16mph)

Ride as planned. Can recommend the café in Bridgnorth...v nice, steeped in history, good menu, views over the river from the terrace. George met us shortly after we arrived and rode with us part of the way back. One shower on the way back,which coincided with a small road covered in detritus, but ot...
by Matt Hale
22 Aug 2020 23:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 23 August; 09:15 BH; B Run to Bridgnorth (16mph)
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: Sunday 23 August; 09:15 BH; B Run to Bridgnorth (16mph)

Be good to see you Keith...see you at the BH 😁
by Matt Hale
22 Aug 2020 17:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 23 August; 09:15 BH; B Run to Bridgnorth (16mph)
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: Sunday 23 August; 09:15 BH; B Run to Bridgnorth (16mph)

The café is Bishop Percy's House/Tearoom - they have a terrace, so hopefully we can sit out (weather permitting)

https://www.bishoppercyshouse.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/bishoppercyshouse/

I've contacted them and said we'd aim to be there by 11:15
by Matt Hale
21 Aug 2020 20:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 23 August; 09:15 BH; B Run to Bridgnorth (16mph)
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: Sunday 23 August; 09:15 BH; B Run to Bridgnorth (16mph)

Sounds a good plan Phil - lets see who responds to the posts/turns up at the BH on Sunday
by Matt Hale
21 Aug 2020 18:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 23rd August; 9:15 BH: B Run to Wyre Forest Visitor Centre (55 miles 15mph)
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: Sunday 23rd August; 9:15 BH: B Run to Wyre Forest Visitor Centre (55 miles 15mph)

Hi Phil, Sheepwash or Sheepalks...quite different - think your route goes via Sheepwash - few holes and gravel in places, but otherwise OK. Sheepwalks is v. steep, but you miss it by taking Beacon Lane. Did you not fancy my ride to Bridgnorth? :) ...or did you not see it? Don't mind if you'd prefer ...
by Matt Hale
20 Aug 2020 13:50
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Tyre sidewall
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Tyre sidewall

Thanks Si - I think that would be my mindset :wink:
by Matt Hale
20 Aug 2020 11:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 23 August; 09:15 BH; B Run to Bridgnorth (16mph)
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Sunday 23 August; 09:15 BH; B Run to Bridgnorth (16mph)

I'll take an B Run to Bridgnorth - Planning to stop at Bishop Percy's house.

Route will be something like this: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33714252

9:00-09:15 at the BH

Matt Hale (Leading)
Toby Hale
Omar Khaled-Smith
Keith Adcock

George (meeting at cafe)

Sign up below
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: 873

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

Thanks for leading today Neil... good to see everyone 👍
by Matt Hale
09 Aug 2020 20:22
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Tyre sidewall
Replies: 3
Views: 499

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: 616

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: 616

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: 176

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: 877

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: 877

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: 199

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: 877

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: 176

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: 180

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: 532

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: 791

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: 294

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: 294

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: 211

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: 26
Views: 3835

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: 203

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...