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by caashford
10 Sep 2019 11:28
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Night Out (Constitution Hill) - Friday 11th October 19:30
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Beacon Night Out (Constitution Hill) - Friday 11th October 19:30

Beacon Night Out - Friday 11th October Syriana Restaurant, 1 Constitution Hill, B19 3LG (not far from City Centre) Probably our last get together before we run into the Christmas period. Syriana is a recommendation from Claire Fudge, so lets give it a go. Dinner booked for 19:30, meeting at the Wolf...
by caashford
30 Aug 2019 11:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 104
Views: 20447

Re: New cafe suggestions

The Old Priest House, Address: 0AA, 2 Vicarage Ln, Audlem, Crewe CW3 0AB Hours: 10:00-17:00 Weds - Sun Cracking Cafe although slightly small. £4ish for double beans / cheese / egg on toast, and £7 for a 7 options english breakfast, £7 for a 10 option mega breakfast. Nice and warm inside with great b...
by caashford
28 Aug 2019 10:20
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Paris Brest Paris
Replies: 11
Views: 703

Re: Paris Brest Paris

A great write up Phil Richards! Almost like I was there... oh, i was...;-) Must just have blanked it out of my mind... Currently in the "never again" camp, but give me a few years and it will be LEL! Oh, and if you want to do complete another challenge on route, then one for next year: "Europe Chall...
by caashford
28 Aug 2019 10:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st September
Replies: 21
Views: 904

Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Thanks @Nick Shenton, much appreciated. What do you have the controls / coffee stops down for the route, just so I can submit for DIY?

I will probably be riding in from Newport so will be an early start for me, and just drop in and out as close as possible to complete the full loop.

Cheers
Chris
by caashford
22 Jul 2019 15:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Monday 22nd - post work cycle anyone?
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: Monday 22nd - post work cycle anyone?

hi james, not about today, but if you are looking for regular mid week rides:
Tuesday 18:30 - BRAT (from Boo Boo Coffee - Harborne)
Wednesday 19:00? - Beacon (from Red Lion - Kings Heath)
Thursday - 18:30 Gorilla(from Gorilla Coffee - Kings Heath)

Cheers
Chris
by caashford
17 Jun 2019 13:18
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New bike.... any thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 1124

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? Always use the C2W if you can (why not, decent saving). Cycle Republic in brum have always been good to me, and the Boardmans (Endurance /...
by caashford
17 Jun 2019 13:13
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Night Out (China Town) - Friday 21st June 19:30
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Beacon Night Out (China Town) - Friday 21st June 19:30

Just a reminder that this is coming up on Friday 21st June and would be great to see as many Beacon's out as possible. Please post either here or on Facebook as I look to finalise numbers by Thursday.

Cheers
Chris
by caashford
05 Jun 2019 22:37
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Night Out (China Town) - Friday 21st June 19:30
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Beacon Night Out (China Town) - Friday 21st June 19:30

Beacon Night Out! China Town🍚🥠🍜 Time to mix it up a bit and try something different? I have booked 20 seats for Chung Ying in Brum City Centre for Friday 21st June 19:30, with pre-drinks at The Old Fox in the Arcadian from 18:30. Post below if you are in or out? Track Championships the following day...
by caashford
30 May 2019 09:31
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Riding a 600kms Audax
Replies: 10
Views: 743

Re: Riding a 600kms Audax

Well said Phil! It was a great event, and I would agree with all your comments, particularly regarding the emotional highs and lows. Although I wasn't tired at the 400k mark, I think just breaking the ride into 1x400 and 1x200 the following day makes a significant difference. I would also say that f...
by caashford
16 May 2019 11:59
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 8877

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

I CAN order a gilet if you are still after increasing orders. I have plenty but happy to add to the numbers if it will support pushing over the minimum order requirements.
by caashford
11 Apr 2019 11:54
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Academy Grass Track. Mayday 6th May 2-3
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Beacon Academy Grass Track. Mayday 6th May 2-3

Could my nephew (6 year's old non-Beacon member) take part in this or does he need to be British Cycling / Club member?

Cheers
Chris
by caashford
11 Apr 2019 11:47
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: BEACON ROADS CYCLE CLUB TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1316

Re: BEACON ROADS CYCLE CLUB TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

I really enjoyed watching last year, but thinking about racing this year. What do I need to do in advance to get track acredited? Can I just hire a bike on the day?
by caashford
24 Mar 2019 22:10
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: BCC Curry Night - Friday 29th March (Mela Harborne 19:30)
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: BCC Curry Night - Friday 29th March (Mela Harborne 19:30)

Hi all, just a reminder that this event is on Friday, so just need to firm up numbers. If you can mark yourself as "going" if you are planning on attending, and removing yourself if not. If you are bringing a +1 / +2 then please make sure you have noted in the comments below! I will be finalising on...
by caashford
24 Mar 2019 22:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 24th March
Replies: 16
Views: 2055

Re: Club Runs - 24th March

Well, it was always likely to be a hard sell for a 200k ride so early in the season, and the participants turned out to be thin on the ground. Probably a bit too long route for a 08:15 start, but still a good run that would work well with an earlier start and greater numbers! Riders were: Chris Ashf...
by caashford
14 Mar 2019 16:18
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: BCC Curry Night - Friday 29th March (Mela Harborne 19:30)
Replies: 4
Views: 582

BCC Curry Night - Friday 29th March (Mela Harborne 19:30)

BCC Beer and Curry Night! Friday 29th March - Aloo and Alcohol, Bhaji's and Beers, Chapatis and Cobras... you get the point... ;-) Does anyone fancy heading out for curry in a couple of weeks time? Friday 29th March in Harborne, with a meet up at The Junction, and then over to Mela Restaurant 19:30 ...
by caashford
14 Mar 2019 16:12
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 8877

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Men's L/S TENAX PRO Jersey, Thermal - Medium

Thanks Stu.
by caashford
12 Mar 2019 17:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2864

A/B Run - 24th March - 200km's Saracen's #2 - Permanent Audax 08:00 for 08:15

Sunday 24th March - 200km's Saracen's Number 2 - Permanent Audax 08:00 for 08:15 start from Black Horse. An early 200k ride to cover off a missed audax during March so I am going to lead the "Saracen's Number 2" permanent audax route. Route will head out to BOURNVILLE then MORTON IN MARSH then TOWCE...
by caashford
06 Jan 2019 16:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 6th January
Replies: 12
Views: 2060

Re: Club Runs - 6th January (A Run Riders)

Well, I don't know if it was: a) the offer of bread pudding at Raphael's b) the great weather c) new year's resolutions d) the opportunity to buy the birthday boy / old man a coffee but there was a great turn out for the A ride to Evesham today with familiar faces not seen in a while. Participants w...
by caashford
03 Jan 2019 09:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 6th January
Replies: 12
Views: 2060

A Ride - 6th January - Evesham (Raphael's) 09:15 depart

Chris Ashford's "It's my birthday and I will ride where I want too.. birthday ride" heading to Raphael's in Evesham because, I want some bread pudding;-)

09:00 for 09:15 roll out as long as its not snow / ice / acts of god...

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29093013
by caashford
27 Dec 2018 17:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2864

06/01/19 - A Ride - 09:15 Evesham (Raphael's) - Chris Ashford

06/01/2019 A: Chris Ashford's "It's my birthday and I will ride where I want too.. birthday ride" heading to Raphael's in Evesham. Because, well, I want some bread pudding;-) 09:00 for 09:15 roll out as long as not p*ssing it down / snow / ice / acts of god... https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29093013
by caashford
20 Dec 2018 12:18
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Curry Night Friday 11th Jan 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1229

Re: Curry Night Friday 11th Jan 2019

Can you clarify "this side of town" Phil Whiteman? I don't know the curry houses of Drayton. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g2717761-d3700272-Reviews-Five_Spice-Belbroughton_Worcestershire_England.html Found this in Belbroughton, but maybe something in Bromsgrove? We might have to c...
by caashford
16 Dec 2018 15:20
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Curry Night Friday 11th Jan 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1229

Re: Curry Night Friday 11th Jan 2019

Thanks for organising Carolyn! It will be good to catchup in the New Year and see you back out on the Beacon rides. Are you doing the Christmas Club Run on Sunday 23rd December? Suggestions for other curry houses: Harborne - Bangla Lounge / Mela / Cardamom Balti Triangle - Asha's / Shabab's / Al Fra...
by caashford
25 Nov 2018 22:06
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 84
Views: 10800

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

hi stu, is there any plans to get beacon cycling caps?
by caashford
26 Oct 2018 11:31
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Paris - Brest - Paris 2019?
Replies: 6
Views: 1392

Re: Paris - Brest - Paris 2019?

Thanks for the head's up Phil. I'm just checking some details with Phil Richards. I only have Mark Rigby's A Rough Diamond as my 300k for pre-registration, where as a few have the irish mail 4005, and others have various rides for 2018. The 2019 rides look like they are all RM events. We just need t...
by caashford
15 Oct 2018 12:10
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Strava question
Replies: 20
Views: 2134

Re: Strava question

by caashford
10 Oct 2018 14:39
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Strava question
Replies: 20
Views: 2134

Re: Strava question

I just use it to browse what people have been upto. Most of my data analysis is done through TrainingPeaks. Probably depends on what you want it for. Golden Cheetah for power analysis, TrainingPeaks / TodaysPlan for data analysis. Have a look at some of the google extensions for Strava to sort into ...
by caashford
07 Oct 2018 21:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 7th October
Replies: 23
Views: 3163

Re: Club runs - 7th October

A very pleasant ride out to Shelsley Walsh to watch the Midland Hill Climbs for the B-run. A cafe more than capable of coping with a large number of cyclists, and decent prices too. Apologies for the pace which might have been a touch faster than it should have been, but everyone seemed to be ok wit...
by caashford
05 Oct 2018 17:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 7th October
Replies: 23
Views: 3163

Re: Club runs - 7th October

Neil, I hope that we can get to the hill climb for 10:00-10:30 (so people can get food) with the women racing from 11:09-11:25 (with Tessa@11:09 and Jess@11:25 racing) men's is from 11:26-12:30 (with Mark Patton@12:00 Ben Crone@12:07). https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/documents/download/5352 I t...
by caashford
02 Oct 2018 12:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 7th October
Replies: 23
Views: 3163

B Run: Shelsey Walsh 08:15 - Watching The Midland Hill Climb

I will take a steady B run out to Shelsley Walsh, meeting at 08:00 for a 08:15 departure to watch some of the Midland Hill Climbing Championships and support our Beacon riders. This will be post-Beacon Audax, so a steady ride for sure ~90k round trip. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28706667 We will ...
by caashford
27 Sep 2018 12:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club Runs October, November and December 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1933

B - Ride 09:15 07/10/2018 Shelsey Walsh Midland Hill Climb

I will take a steady B run out to Shelsey Walsh on Sunday 7th October to watch some of the Midland Hill Climbing Championships and support our Beacon riders. This will be post Beacon Audax, so a steady ride for sure, should be ~100k round trip (route TBC). https://shelsleywalshcyclinghillclimb.co.uk...
by caashford
19 Sep 2018 15:54
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Paris - Brest - Paris 2019?
Replies: 6
Views: 1392

Re: Paris - Brest - Paris 2019 / Super Randonneuring

For anyone thinking of joining the Beacon Randonneurs on the route to PBP qualification (or just super randonneuring) the following rides have been identified on the Audax Calendar. These will sell out pretty quickly as are key requirements for PBP qualification. All are local events organised by Ma...
by caashford
14 Sep 2018 10:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th September
Replies: 11
Views: 2142

Re: Club runs - 16th September

Hi Paul, have you got a ridewithgps.com route for Sunday? I need to be back by 13:00 so just need to see a route so I can see where I can pop a u-turn and head back.

Cheers
Chris
by caashford
12 Sep 2018 12:00
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Chris Hoy: How to Ride a Bike (Tuesday 18/09/2018 19:30)
Replies: 0
Views: 424

Chris Hoy: How to Ride a Bike (Tuesday 18/09/2018 19:30)

Chris Hoy: How to Ride a Bike (Tuesday 18/09/2018 19:30) Hot on the heels of the last cinema social, there will be a few of us attending a talk / book signing by Chris Hoy at the Birmingham Town Hall on Tuesday 18th 19:30. Same plan as with the cinema, if you would like to attend, please buy your ti...
by caashford
05 Sep 2018 12:47
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: LeJOG 10 Day - Peak Tours - Highly Recommended!
Replies: 0
Views: 924

LeJOG 10 Day - Peak Tours - Highly Recommended!

Having just returned from my LeJOG 10 Day adventure I can highly recommend Peak Tours for anyone thinking of attempting next year. They were a well organised group catering for a range of speeds and abilities. They offer both 10 and 14 day tours, averaging ~60 and ~100 miles respectively. Based out ...
by caashford
05 Sep 2018 12:06
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: An evening with Simon Warren - 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs - 13th September, Solihull Arden Club, 20:00-22:00
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: An evening with Simon Warren - 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs - 13th September, Solihull Arden Club, 20:00-22:00

I have purchased a ticket to this but can't attend any more. If anyone wants the ticket for £5.00 (rather than £10.00) let me know and I will forward you the email confirmation.
by caashford
04 Sep 2018 17:47
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cinema - A Race to the End, Time Trial
Replies: 9
Views: 1471

Re: Cinema - A Race to the End, Time Trial

Looks like we have a good turn out for tomorrows Beacon's Cinema Trip to the Mockingbird. If my numbers are correct we now have 10 people meeting at the Mockingbird Kitchen (18:45 for a 19:00 booking) with a further 3 for the film. If there is anyone that wants to meet earlier straight after work th...
by caashford
21 Aug 2018 18:49
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Paris - Brest - Paris 2019?
Replies: 6
Views: 1392

Paris - Brest - Paris 2019?

Has anyone from the club done Paris - Brest - Paris before? Experiences? Is anyone thinking about it for 2019? I was wondering about London - Edinburgh - London, but realised that this is going to be a couple of years from now. When I say "wondering", I'm really just opening up general chat! http://...
by caashford
21 Aug 2018 18:36
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cycling in Croatia (Split)?
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: Cycling in Croatia (Split)?

Cheers all. Just to let you know I had a great time cycling in Split, Croatia. I did x2 rides of 120k, one heading West along the coast from Split and then returning back through the hills and one North and East from Split and then back through the flats and descents to Split. I hired a German bike ...
by caashford
21 Aug 2018 18:26
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: An evening with Simon Warren - 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs - 13th September, Solihull Arden Club, 20:00-22:00
Replies: 1
Views: 515

An evening with Simon Warren - 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs - 13th September, Solihull Arden Club, 20:00-22:00

13 September at 20:00–22:00, Solihull Arden Club, Sharmans Cross Rd, B91 1RG Solihull An Evening in the ‘Pain Cave’, with Simon Warren on Thursday 13 September 8pm at Solihull Arden Club, Sharmans Cross Road. Tickets are £10 if purchased during August, £12 after that. The Paypal Money Pool link belo...
by caashford
21 Aug 2018 16:02
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cinema - A Race to the End, Time Trial
Replies: 9
Views: 1471

Re: Cinema - A Race to the End, Time Trial

Right, just back from holiday and sorting this out before I head off again! I have just booked x2 seats for myself and Helen Jamieson for Wednesday 5th @ 20:30 Time Trial showing. I'm not booking tickets for anyone, but we have seats F09 / F10 and you can select seats on the same row if you would li...
by caashford
06 Aug 2018 16:01
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Tramping the Two Loops - Audax (Review)
Replies: 0
Views: 415

Tramping the Two Loops - Audax (Review)

"Tramping the Two Loop" (200km) Audax organised by Evesham & District Wheelers. Based at Honeybourne village hall (just down from All Things Wild) this was a great route, out to Barnt Green then back to Honeybourne, then out to Banbury and back. HQ was easily identifiable by large flags flying on th...
by caashford
06 Aug 2018 12:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th August
Replies: 20
Views: 3154

Re: Club Runs - 5th August

Were you part of the Beacon A Ride @Alan Weaver?! Nope - therefore no club run points for you! ;-)

I think @Phil Richards is being kind to you though...

Team work = Dream work for the next ride!
by caashford
05 Aug 2018 21:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th August
Replies: 20
Views: 3154

Re: Club Runs - 5th August

Great day out on the "tramping the two loops" audax for the Beacon A Run. A cool start, quickly lead to a very hot and sunny afternoon with many struggling as the temperatures hit over 30c. Still better than 0c and driving rain though... Andy Wrightson (winner of most combatative rider - due to star...
by caashford
30 Jul 2018 16:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th August
Replies: 20
Views: 3154

A Ride - Tramping Two (Hundred) Loops Audax - 07:30 Departure

A-Ride = "Tramping the Two Loop" Audax 07:15 for a 07:30 departure from Black Horse We will be participating in the Tramping the Two Loops Audax on Sunday. The route takes us from Barnt Green - Honeybourne - Banbury - Honeybourne - Barnt Green, rather than the two loops from Honeybourne. Audax Entry...
by caashford
28 Jul 2018 16:52
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cycling in Croatia (Split)?
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Cycling in Croatia (Split)?

Anyone got any experience of cycling (or seen anyone cycling in) Croatia? I'm heading out to Split in August so wondering about hiring a bike out there, but not seen how crazy the drivers are! I have had a bit of a look on yacf / cycling advice FB groups, but Beacon experience always useful:-)
by caashford
28 Jul 2018 16:42
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Helfa Cymraeg Benjamin Allen Audax (Tewkesbury) - Saturday 11th August 05:30
Replies: 1
Views: 514

Helfa Cymraeg Benjamin Allen Audax (Tewkesbury) - Saturday 11th August 05:30

I think Phil Richards and myself will be completing / attempting to complete the Helfa Cymraeg Benjamin Allen (Mark Rigby's 300k Audax) on Saturday 11th August. Its an early start at 05:30, but should be a good ride out. If any one would like to join us, it would be great to have some more company -...
by caashford
28 Jul 2018 16:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 29th July
Replies: 10
Views: 1908

Re: Club runs - 29th July

Hi Andy Terry, just an FYI if you do decide to ride the 160km tomorrow, the bit of the route from 35.5-37km through Worcester Hospital is all off road / rough gravel track so you might need to divert along the A4440 from 35.5-40km. Doesn't take much off the route, but might save some **flat**s!
by caashford
13 Jul 2018 08:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th July
Replies: 8
Views: 1976

Re: Club runs - 15th July

An "undulating" looking route there Paul! I'm a bit tied for time on Sunday, so have to be back by 12:30 / 13:00 latest. If anyone would like to join me, I will be riding out with the A-ride at 07:45 and then turn after 2 hours will travel south and then join the return route. It will depend very mu...
by caashford
09 Jul 2018 10:47
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 84
Views: 10800

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

Hi Stuart, I was just looking at the kit link, but it seems to be down. Can you have a chat with the Bhodi guys and get the link re-activated?

http://www.bodhicycling.cc/en/team/beacon

Also if you can re-post costs / kit descriptions etc that would be appreciated.

Chris
by caashford
03 Jul 2018 11:45
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Rough Diamond
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: Rough Diamond

Stuart, you do know that it is "only" 300k? Will we be expecting you to ride to the start and then ride home afterwards? ;-) The way that you are riding these days you can probably set of from brum at 04:00 and still be back home before most of us have even finished the ride! I will be pleased just ...