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by Hels147
19 Jul 2019 21:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 21st July
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: Club Runs - 21st July

Hi. I can’t lead a C coz my garmin isn’t reliable, but if anyone wants to lead a C, but is nervous, I’m offering to help.
Cheers
Hels
by Hels147
07 Jul 2019 11:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 7th July
Replies: 17
Views: 834

Re: Club Runs - 7th July

Hey. Catherine Corr and I did a Beacon ladies burst from the black horse this morning. We both needed to get back!
by Hels147
06 Jul 2019 17:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 7th July
Replies: 17
Views: 834

Re: Club Runs - 7th July

Fenella wrote:
06 Jul 2019 12:07
Only me on the women's ride this morning. 40 miles and managed not to drop myself.
Gutted not to join you today, but I didn’t pick the bike up till 11am.
by Hels147
29 Jun 2019 20:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 30th June
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: Club Runs - 30th June

Fenella wrote:
29 Jun 2019 12:39
Thanks for guiding us round. Really enjoyed the ride today.
Thanks for helping with the navigation in the middle! Was lovely to see you.
by Hels147
29 Jun 2019 10:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 30th June
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: Club Runs - 30th June

Beacon ladies ride today. No incidents apart from me getting us slightly lost, but we did find a couple of lovely lanes!!

Helen jamieson (lead)
Sandy Henshaw
Fenella Brown
by Hels147
20 Jun 2019 21:28
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New bike.... any thoughts?
Replies: 12
Views: 643

Re: New bike.... any thoughts?

What do you actually want it for? Road summer / road winter / touring / audax / racing / time-trialing... So many options you might need to narrow it down a bit? Yeah - I really loved my old roubaix, so probably similar relaxed geometry. I can’t see me on an aggressive racing set up!! Lol Our c2w i...
by Hels147
12 Jun 2019 17:48
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New bike.... any thoughts?
Replies: 12
Views: 643

Re: New bike.... any thoughts?

So glad you got the insurance Helen, pity about the Roubaix though. There are so many good bikes about you will be spoiled for choice. Most brands get good reviews in Cycling Weekly. I'd still try some shops though and get a good fit. Red Kite have the Trek range nowadays not sure who has Specialis...
by Hels147
12 Jun 2019 17:47
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New bike.... any thoughts?
Replies: 12
Views: 643

Re: New bike.... any thoughts?

Matt Hale wrote:
12 Jun 2019 17:11
This:

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

Cycle to work, no £1000 limit!
Unfortunately I doubt I’d get that past work! Our C2W is through Evans.
by Hels147
12 Jun 2019 15:23
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New bike.... any thoughts?
Replies: 12
Views: 643

New bike.... any thoughts?

Ok, so Beacon hive mind, I’m looking for recommendations.... My Roubaix is a write off, but the lovely insurance people have paid out. So, I’m in the market for a new bike! The roubaix was the first road bike I ever bought and I got it coz I was clueless and the specialized store were nice to me! Lo...
by Hels147
12 Jun 2019 15:13
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Track bike to commuter.....
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: Track bike to commuter.....

JessRJ wrote:
06 Jun 2019 07:30
Oh no! What happened to your summer bike?
I’ve managed to bend the rear dropout. *...)
by Hels147
09 Jun 2019 18:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th June
Replies: 15
Views: 1270

Re: Club Runs - 9th June

Well, I think I might have been the sole beacon volunteer at the racing in the city centre today, an event that we were named as helping support...
Because I rode there and back, does that mean I get club run leader points?
by Hels147
05 Jun 2019 16:14
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Track bike to commuter.....
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: Track bike to commuter.....

Hi Helen - you will need brakes front and rear if going single speed - does it have a rear brake hole as well? Something like a 48t front / 18t rear would be good for commuting - that's a 72 inch gear :) Hi. Not sure. TBH, I’ve parked this idea at the moment. I’m too depressed about my summer bike ...
by Hels147
21 May 2019 22:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 19th May
Replies: 25
Views: 1476

Re: Club Runs - 19th May

I forgot to mention that we found a lost mobile phone on the C run. Andy Nott made sure it made its way back to its owner.
by Hels147
19 May 2019 13:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 19th May
Replies: 25
Views: 1476

Re: Club Runs - 19th May

Today’s C run to the Meriden service started out well. 5 of us set off from the black horse. Unfortunately about 10 miles short of Meriden I suffered an almost terminal mehanical. The guys managed to turn it into a single speed and get the wheel back in, albeit in a quite low gear so I was peddling ...
by Hels147
16 May 2019 21:18
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: wed 22nd May K36/4.5 CANCELLED
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: wed 22nd May K36/4.5 CANCELLED

Gutted! This is the only TT I do coz I can’t get lost!!!
by Hels147
15 May 2019 17:40
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: STORAGE AT LAST!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: STORAGE AT LAST!!!

Wow, well done guys. This has been a bit of a slog, but you’ve got there.
by Hels147
15 May 2019 07:36
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Track bike to commuter.....
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Track bike to commuter.....

Ok, so I’m not too sure about whether I'm going to do any more track racing atm, so I have a bike currently sitting around doing nothing that I’d like to be able to use for commuting. I’m assuming I can easily fit a front brake coz the fork already has a hole in, but what else? Am I best going for a...
by Hels147
14 May 2019 19:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 19th May
Replies: 25
Views: 1476

Re: Club Runs - 19th May

For anyone who’s not aware, it’s the service at the cyclists’s Memorial in meridan on Sunday. We’ll ride to lavender hall for breakfast, then go onto meridan for the service, where wreaths will be laid from Beacon RCC and other cycling clubs from around the region. If the weather looks cool, please ...
by Hels147
09 May 2019 22:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2265

Re: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019

I’ll lead the C to Meriden for the memorial service. It’ll be an 8am start, ride to lavender hall fisheries for breakfast, then on to Meriden for the service. Bring something warm if the weather is inclement.
by Hels147
07 May 2019 07:56
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Velo Birmingham 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: Velo Birmingham 2019

What start waves are people in? I’m red 2
by Hels147
06 May 2019 19:20
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 6819

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Oops! :shock:
£40.80 paid by PayPal just now. :D
by Hels147
28 Apr 2019 14:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs -28th April
Replies: 12
Views: 1128

Re: Club Runs -28th April

Well, despite being adamant I wasn’t going to..... I ended up leading the C run to lavender hall fisheries (it’s the only route in my garmin! Lol). It was a good run with no incidents. The ave speed was right at the top of the C run pace, so maybe I’m not as unfit as I feared?! On the run were; Hele...
by Hels147
27 Apr 2019 20:30
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE! Janet Kelly memorial 10 mile TT - 15th June
Replies: 18
Views: 1111

Re: Janet Kelly memorial 10 mile TT - 15th June

Hi - I’m doing a relay triathlon the day after, so I certainly won’t be riding this!
I’ll therefore help out with marshalling. :D
by Hels147
27 Apr 2019 18:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs -28th April
Replies: 12
Views: 1128

Re: Club Runs -28th April

Hi - I’ll be at the black horse in the morning and am looking to do a C run. My garmin is playing up and also I am NOT fit enough to lead a ride at the moment (which doesn’t look good for the velo in 2 weeks), so I will not lead a C run. However, if anyone is willing to lead, but is nervous about it...
by Hels147
17 Apr 2019 20:41
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 6819

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Are we able to get any women’s shorts stu?
by Hels147
23 Mar 2019 14:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 24th March
Replies: 16
Views: 1682

Re: Club Runs - 24th March

Saturday beaconette’s ride Helen jamieson (lead) Sandy Henshaw Katie Chesworth There were only three of us this morning, so we decided to join up with the Northfield cycle shop ride to be sociable and also for a change in route. We headed out to tardebrig, then left them as they were going to a cafe...
by Hels147
21 Mar 2019 21:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 24th March
Replies: 16
Views: 1682

Re: Club Runs - 24th March

I’m leading the women’s ride on Saturday. It’ll be the normal route and the normal 8 for 8:15am start, as I refuse to get out of bed any earlier on a weekend! :lol:
by Hels147
18 Mar 2019 09:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 12th May 2019 - Velo Bham Road Closures
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: 12th May 2019 - Velo Bham Road Closures

Tim wrote:
13 Mar 2019 18:12
Or keep the club runs short, stick up the gazebo, and hand out cake, sweets and cheers to riders :D
Yes please! It would be great to see the beacon gazebo up! I’d do it, but I’m riding the velo!
by Hels147
18 Mar 2019 09:28
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Newport Track Session
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Newport Track Session

I think it’s the distance. :( If I hadn’t been able to get a lift of carolyn, I wouldn’t have gone.
by Hels147
24 Feb 2019 16:14
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 24th February
Replies: 11
Views: 1441

Re: Club Runs - 24th February

Oh, and kudos, I think that was sandy’s first C run after going out on the Saturday ladies ride for a few weeks!
by Hels147
24 Feb 2019 16:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 24th February
Replies: 11
Views: 1441

Re: Club Runs - 24th February

Thanks for leading Simon, it was really appreciated.
It was a lovely ride in perfect weather (once the fog burnt off), although there is definitely a difference in opinion as to what constitutes a hill! Lol
by Hels147
09 Feb 2019 13:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 10th February
Replies: 7
Views: 1178

Re: Club Runs - 10th February

Beaconette’s Saturday ride! An architect, a project manager, a planning engineer and a civil engineer all met up at the black horse on a Saturday morning... sounds like the beginning of a joke, but I can assure you the ladies rides are no joke! 4 of us were on the ride today and it took till about h...
by Hels147
09 Feb 2019 13:10
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: BEACON ROADS CYCLE CLUB TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

Re: BEACON ROADS CYCLE CLUB TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

Unfortunately I can’t make that date, so if anyone wants to borrow my track bike (size 54 ish I think) give me a shout.
by Hels147
09 Feb 2019 13:06
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 6819

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Only just seen this - serves me right for going on holiday. I’m after some women’s bib shorts. Need to work out size, but it looks like we won’t make the minimum order anyway? ☹️
by Hels147
22 Nov 2018 22:24
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Dinner tickets go off sale Monday 26 November.
Replies: 0
Views: 287

Dinner tickets go off sale Monday 26 November.

Have you got your ticket for the Beacon Annual Awards and Dinner yet? If not, why not?! This will be your last opportunity to hear the fabulously funny Mr David Cole speak as your club president. Our much loved president is stepping down this year, leaving some big shoes to fill! If charts and graph...
by Hels147
22 Nov 2018 22:23
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 2018 Beacon Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Replies: 8
Views: 1350

Re: 2018 Beacon Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Have you got your ticket for the Beacon Annual Awards and Dinner yet? If not, why not?! This will be your last opportunity to hear the fabulously funny Mr David Cole speak as your club president. Our much loved president is stepping down this year, leaving some big shoes to fill! If charts and graph...
by Hels147
08 Oct 2018 17:49
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Resignation of the President
Replies: 13
Views: 1928

Re: Resignation of the President

Nooooooooooo! *...)

That’s such a shame. Thanks for all the hard work you’ve put into making Beacon a great club.
by Hels147
08 Oct 2018 17:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 7th October
Replies: 23
Views: 2820

Re: Club runs - 7th October

I rode solo back from Shelsley Walsh due to those darn hills! I kept getting tantalising glimpses of the B run, but alas, could never catch them!
by Hels147
02 Oct 2018 19:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 7th October
Replies: 23
Views: 2820

Re: Club runs - 7th October

I want to watch the hill climb, but there’s no way I’m B run pace atm, so I’ll bimble along and meet you all there.
by Hels147
28 Sep 2018 08:09
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Velo Birmingham 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Velo Birmingham 2019

Love it or loath it, the velo is back again next year and entry opens on Thursday! Last time there was an opportunity to use a team name on the entry form, and as a result a lot of Beacon riders were able to start together. If they do it again this time, I’m suggesting we use “Beacon” as the team na...
by Hels147
24 Sep 2018 21:41
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 2018 Beacon Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Replies: 8
Views: 1350

2018 Beacon Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Beacon Roads Cycling Club cordially invites you, your partner, and guests to celebrate the achievements of club members at the 72nd Beacon Awards Dinner, which will be held at Hillscourt on Saturday 1 December starting at 6pm. The evening starts with a welcome drink in the bar, followed by a three-c...
by Hels147
25 Aug 2018 22:05
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 84
Views: 9454

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

Hi Stu

You’ve missed my small ladies jersey off the list?

Cheers

Helen
by Hels147
21 Aug 2018 21:53
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 84
Views: 9454

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

I need a small ladies fit jersey as a crash replacement. Ta.
by Hels147
03 Aug 2018 06:28
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 84
Views: 9454

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

tessas wrote:
25 Jul 2018 06:34
Hi Stuart,

Could I get the S woman jersey?

Thanks !
Tessa
Hi Tessa. Have you tried the jerseys on? The women’s are a bit large. I wear a small, and im a bit bigger than you! You may need an XS. Happy for you to try on my jersey to check.

Helen.
by Hels147
08 Jul 2018 14:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th July
Replies: 9
Views: 1731

Re: Club runs - 8th July

Had a lovely, steady paced C run to vale golf course today, with no incidents, other than the usual impatient drivers *sigh*. The bacon sandwiches were as nice as I remembered, and the company was great. We met a few at the cafe and we split into two groups on the way back. One was faster, and inclu...
by Hels147
07 Jul 2018 23:02
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 84
Views: 9454

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

Hi. I need a short sleeved ladies jersey. It’s a crash replacement. Do you need a minimum of 10 ladies jerseys?
Cheers

Helen
by Hels147
07 Jul 2018 10:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th July
Replies: 9
Views: 1731

Re: Club runs - 8th July

Ill lead a C run, probably to the vale golf course. Am just trying to check with them, so will confirm. It’ll be a steady pace coz I’ve not been doing much distance riding this year. So that means fast downhill and a snail up! :lol: The route is the one we did last year. It’s around 50miles and the ...
by Hels147
30 Jun 2018 20:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st July
Replies: 20
Views: 2776

Re: Club runs - 1st July

It’ll be good to see you too dave. I’ve not been on a club run in months! I’ll be digging out my f50 suncream though! Lol.
by Hels147
30 Jun 2018 16:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st July
Replies: 20
Views: 2776

Re: Club runs - 1st July

What time is the into ride leaving the black horse? It is normal time? I may come along on the intro. My back wheel is in the bike shop, so I’ll be on my commuter/winter bike....
by Hels147
05 Jun 2018 21:14
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club kit order - deadline 31 March
Replies: 26
Views: 3438

Re: Club kit order - deadline 31 March

Hi Dave, any news on the kit order? I’m really hoping it arrives before the 9up TTT a week Friday!
Cheers
Helen