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by Hels147
31 Oct 2019 21:29
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon bobble hat?
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: Beacon bobble hat?

Order update!!!

We’ve succeeded in getting enough numbers to place an order and we should be receiving them before Christmas!!

I’ll post another update when I get more details about specific delivery date, and also about distribution/collection.

Cheers all.
by Hels147
22 Oct 2019 20:24
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: First Aiders Required
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: First Aiders Required

Hey. I marshal a bit and used to be a first aider. I’m good to get the training again if it helps the club out.
by Hels147
20 Oct 2019 21:29
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: WMCCL - league table
Replies: 0
Views: 355

WMCCL - league table

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Name Category position Total league points position cat position league points position cat position league points position cat position league points position cat position league points position cat position league points Stephen Croggon M V55 1 261 43 14 60 ...
by Hels147
20 Oct 2019 21:28
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: WMCCL round 5 - race report
Replies: 0
Views: 72

WMCCL round 5 - race report

WMCCL – Round 5 – Newport Shropshire Cycling Club So, this week’s race was less dramatic, in that the mud wasn’t as clarty as previous weeks, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t blumming tough! The normal single track was missing from this round due to construction works, so the course was routed around...
by Hels147
15 Oct 2019 11:10
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: WMCCL round 4 race report.
Replies: 1
Views: 114

WMCCL round 4 race report.

WMCCL round 4 – Solihull CC, Heart of England Conference Centre Well, what a race day that was! Normally, the section of the course people dread at the Heart of England Conference Centre is the sand pit….. well not this time! The ground was so wet that the sand was one of the easier parts! There was...
by Hels147
01 Oct 2019 19:54
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Velo birmingham 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: Velo birmingham 2020

Fab! I entered today. Not cheap, but I decided I wanted to do it! :)
by Hels147
24 Sep 2019 18:55
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Velo birmingham 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Velo birmingham 2020

It looks like entries for next year open soon.

I’m going to enter again and like before, I’ll put Beacon RCC as my reference. I know I can’t keep up with most Beacon riders, but it is nice to have company in the starting pen!
by Hels147
17 Sep 2019 12:39
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: WMCCL - round 2 race report
Replies: 0
Views: 166

WMCCL - round 2 race report

Race Report WMCCL round 2 – Redditch Road and Path CC – Sunday 16 Oct 2019 We’ve not had much rain recently, and that meant the course on Sunday for the second round of the WMCCL was hard, dry and fast! The course at Redditch is around the outside of the running track, the football pitch and into an...
by Hels147
01 Sep 2019 21:38
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon bobble hat?
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: Beacon bobble hat?

Orders are open. If we don’t get enough interest by 22 sept, we won’t be able to place an order. Please spread the word. Tia.

http://beaconrcc.org.uk/beacon-bobble-hat-orders/
by Hels147
01 Sep 2019 21:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st September
Replies: 21
Views: 1426

Re: Club Runs - 1st September

We had a ladies ride on Saturday, just laurie and I. Please put laurie down as leader as she dragged me round and deserves those extra points!!!!
by Hels147
11 Aug 2019 11:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 11th August
Replies: 13
Views: 1335

Re: Club Runs - 11th August

Just myself and catherine corr on the ladies ride today. A nice ride and a steady pace, with a yucky headwind at times! No incidents.
by Hels147
10 Aug 2019 18:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 11th August
Replies: 13
Views: 1335

Re: Club Runs - 11th August

I’m leading a ladies ride tomorrow. We’re doing the usual route of around 27 miles, setting off from the black horse at 8am. No cafe stop.
by Hels147
21 Jul 2019 18:34
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon bobble hat?
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Beacon bobble hat?

I know it’s the middle of summer, and thoughts of colder days are far away, but would anyone be interested if I got some beacon bobble hats made by the big bobble hat company? We can get some made in beacon colours, with a woven beacon badge on the front. Depending on numbers, they’ll be around £18 ...
by Hels147
19 Jul 2019 21:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 21st July
Replies: 12
Views: 1377

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: 1701

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: 1701

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: 1688

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: 1688

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: 13
Views: 1654

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: 13
Views: 1654

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: 13
Views: 1654

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: 13
Views: 1654

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: 1009

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: 2220

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: 1009

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: 2677

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: 2677

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: 1274

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: 756

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: 1009

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: 2677

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: 3323

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: 1623

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: 120
Views: 11694

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: 1846

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: 1774

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: 1846

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: 120
Views: 11694

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: 2639

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: 2639

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: 1083

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: 456

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: 2190

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: 2190

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: 1685

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: 1545

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: 120
Views: 11694

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: 430

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: 1820

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: 2445

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.