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by caashford
25 Nov 2018 22:06
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 80
Views: 3725

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: 509

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: 575

Re: Strava question

by caashford
10 Oct 2018 14:39
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Strava question
Replies: 20
Views: 575

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: 1131

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: 1131

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: 1131

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: 845

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: 509

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: 811

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: 141

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: 281

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: 188

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: 535

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: 509

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: 355

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: 188

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: 535

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: 149

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: 1295

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: 1295

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: 1295

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: 355

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: 156

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: 831

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: 1024

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: 80
Views: 3725

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: 259

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 ...
by caashford
25 Jun 2018 16:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon RCC(Six Counties)400km Club Run Saturday 23rd June 2018.
Replies: 12
Views: 1718

Re: Beacon RCC(Six Counties)400km Club Run Saturday 23rd June 2018.

Congrat's all kudo's for completing the challenge! If Paul wants a 500k challenge you could travel down to the Isle of Sheppey and complete Chase the Sun (327km), then "just" cycle home (200km) from Weston-Super-Mare. https://www.chasethesun.org https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/1235599# You ...
by caashford
25 Jun 2018 11:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1370

Re: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2018

Diary permitting and approval from the organisers, I will lead a 200k on the 5th August "Tramping the Two Loop" Audax. The plan would be to alter the order of the route to start at Barnt Green - Honeybourne - Banbury - Honeybourne - Barnt Green, rather than the two loops from Honeybourne. http://www...
by caashford
24 Jun 2018 21:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th June
Replies: 13
Views: 1071

Re: Club runs - 24th June - B Ride

I think most people were too stunned to see Andy Wrightson standing in front of them when the call went out for the "B" ride to Wellesbourne (although it might have had something to do with the football being on at 13:00) so it was a perfectly formed group of two for the full ride. Two BRAT's who ca...
by caashford
19 Jun 2018 10:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th June
Replies: 13
Views: 1071

Re: Club runs - 24th June

Hi George, no I'm not planning on stopping at Auntie Rita's. Some of the guys who will be coming on the club run want to head back for the football also, so if anyone wants a B-Run pace ride out to Flyford and then head back then it will be 120k route round trip (out and back). I would suggest that ...
by caashford
18 Jun 2018 11:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th June
Replies: 13
Views: 1071

100M / 160K - B Run (Wellesbourne) 08:30 Start

UPDATED 19/06/2018 - START TIME / ROUTE Well, its been a while, but I am going to make my return to the Beacon fold with a nice little B ride 100miler / 160k to Wellesbourne for those that don't want to watch the football. The route will be: Northfield - Flyfold Flavell 55k - Wellesbourne (The Coffe...
by caashford
05 Jun 2018 16:02
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Janet Kelly 10 mile TT Sun 17 June 8.00 -11.00
Replies: 9
Views: 755

Re: Janet Kelly 10 mile TT Sun 17 June 8.00 -11.00

Hi Dave,
I can help out first thing 07:30-09:00 for car parking before I have to head off to my next bit of volunteering for the day!

Drop me a message to let me know what you need.

Cheers
Chris
by caashford
05 Jun 2018 12:11
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Bike Fit
Replies: 27
Views: 2110

Re: Bike Fit

I have been to Bike Dynamics in Leamington for both Road and TT Bike fit:
http://bikedynamics.co.uk/

Tri-1st in harborne also do fitting, but haven't used them personally:
https://www.tri-1stcoaching.com/bike-fit/
by caashford
05 Jun 2018 12:09
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: LF easy routes advise around Birmingham
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: LF easy routes advise around Birmingham

Hey Alberto, I presume you have looked at the Intro Rides already? You could take her to the "Lets Ride" on Sunday in Brum City Centre? https://www.letsride.co.uk/events/birmingham I noticed that there is also something running from Loaf in Stirchley on Sunday too: https://www.facebook.com/events/17...
by caashford
20 Jan 2018 18:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st January
Replies: 19
Views: 2098

Re: Club runs - 21st January

Club run to Watopia? I hear the weather is always nice... ;-)

http://zwift.com/events/view/35390
by caashford
19 Jan 2018 22:12
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Tacx Bushido Smart Turbo Trainer
Replies: 0
Views: 289

Tacx Bushido Smart Turbo Trainer

Fed up of missing out on rides due to the bad weather? Want to explore the wonders of Wattopia? Feel like suffering in a hot sweaty room riding by yourself and going nowhere? Well now you can! I'm selling my old Tacx Bushido Smart Trainer. Compatible with Zwift / TrainerRoad / Sufferfest / Or Tacx S...
by caashford
08 Jan 2018 12:10
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: HONC 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: HONC 2018

Entered! I have no idea what it is, what I have let myself in for, but looking forward to a challenge!
by caashford
24 Oct 2017 10:52
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Chris Ashford wins the Birmingham Marathon
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Chris Ashford wins the Birmingham Marathon

Thanks Guys! I haven't been out on many rides recently as I have been focusing quite a lot on the running, and clearly it has paid off:-) I hope to get back out on the bike at the end of November after some MTB'ing over the next few weeks, and will try and make the Christmas club run to the Swan. Un...
by caashford
25 Sep 2017 11:55
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Velo Birmingham Closed Road Sportive
Replies: 52
Views: 4595

Re: Velo Birmingham Closed Road Sportive

Just to follow Phil's points, I also really enjoyed the Velo. I was in the Business 100 section, and similarly to Phil got a good run at the start - it did however mean I had the whole morning being spent being overtaken... clearly more focus required on cycling than running! I think the only issues...
by caashford
25 Sep 2017 11:40
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Return of Club Trophies
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: Return of Club Trophies

Any idea what day / date the awards evening is likely to be in December?
by caashford
20 Sep 2017 15:22
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: CycloX frame fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 1254

Re: CycloX frame fitting

I have a CAADX 58cm and am 186cm. Not ridden it a great deal, but picked it up of a friend who was a similar size / build. Not had any particular issues with it, or feel overly stretched. I'm probably not the best to comment on CX frames / racing though, as I have only done x2 in 3 seasons!
by caashford
18 Sep 2017 16:04
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Rapha Brevet Ride - 9th September
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: Rapha Brevet Ride - 9th September

How was the ride Alex?
by caashford
07 Sep 2017 11:30
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Velo Birmingham Closed Road Sportive
Replies: 52
Views: 4595

Re: Velo Birmingham Closed Road Sportive

07:10 with the Business 100 Team. See you there! I am recruiting for another member if anyone is interested. No charge. I am trying to give the space away to colleagues at work but can't find anyone.
by caashford
29 Aug 2017 11:40
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: End to End - Brevet Randonneur - 1400km
Replies: 8
Views: 981

Re: End to End - Brevet Randonneur - 1400km

Fantastic work from Stuart White who has completed this event in less than 4 days! A phenomenal achievement. Looking forward to seeing a full write up soon (probably once he has had some sleep)!
by caashford
27 Aug 2017 19:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 27th August
Replies: 12
Views: 1813

Re: Club runs - 27th August

Great weather tempted a few souls out for a long ride to Towcester using a new route (Saracen's permanent audax number 2). The route was good, but did have some fairly long sections on major roads - good for both summer and winter. It was definitely fast (although that probably had a lot to do with ...
by caashford
24 Aug 2017 10:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 27th August
Replies: 12
Views: 1813

Re: Club runs - 27th August

Yep Barry - 08:00 depart from the Black Horse. We will go direct to Bournville for the first checkpoint via Great Stone road and then join the route at the Kings Norton double roundabout's by the Fire Station. There should be a few cash machines around for a quick print out of receipts (or what ever...
by caashford
23 Aug 2017 12:33
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: 2018 - Cycling Adventures?
Replies: 11
Views: 1594

2018 - Cycling Adventures?

Hi All, I’m just mulling over my 2018 plans and thought that there might be some interest if I shared them or some who have had experience in doing them and could provide thoughts. I’m certainly not suggesting doing all of these things, but thought that after the success of some of the activities th...
by caashford
22 Aug 2017 15:25
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Mad Summer Hare Sportive 3 Sept
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Mad Summer Hare Sportive 3 Sept

Entered. Doing it with a colleague from work who I did the Kidderminster Killer with. Should be a good day out, although the 4 hills will be tough by the end. They do a great job with the Mad March Hare so it would be well organised.