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by caashford
27 Jul 2021 12:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Saturday 31st July - 6am - One-Day A-ride to Weston-Super-Mare and back
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Saturday 31st July - 6am - One-Day A-ride to Weston-Super-Mare and back

Yep, still planning on attending. Looking forward to it... I think.

Chris
by caashford
15 Jun 2021 14:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: TUESDAY 15TH CLUB RUNS
Replies: 33
Views: 1433

Re: TUESDAY 15TH CLUB RUNS

Beers you say? Yes, please.

A ride if there is space, B+ if not.

Cheers, Chris Ashford
by caashford
13 Jun 2021 15:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 13th June A Ride (Colliers, Clows Top) 08:45 Depart
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Sunday 13th June A Ride (Colliers, Clows Top) 08:45 Depart

Well, 08:45 didn't bring the 30c tarmac melting that we thought, but it had certainly warmed up by the late morning. A good route taking in Kinver and Clows Top climbs as well as a few lumps out over Stourport and a drag up Twatling back to the Black Horse. Only x2 on the ride, but we were joined by...
by caashford
10 Jun 2021 11:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 13th June A Ride (Colliers, Clows Top) 08:45 Depart
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Sunday 13th June A Ride (Colliers, Clows Top) 08:45 Depart

thomo20000 wrote:
09 Jun 2021 18:57
Hi
Can you please give me an idea of av mph please. Michelle
Hi Michelle, average speed for A runs is usually 18mph (I think). I would have a check with Andy W and he can give you a better response for pace, but you are more than welcome along:-) Just let me know.
by caashford
09 Jun 2021 13:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: SAT 12th June - non stop Beacon Burst.
Replies: 10
Views: 602

Re: SAT 12th June - non stop Beacon Burst.

Hi Gemma, can you please add Annie Byrne to this list? She is a potential new member, currently riding with BRAT's (but don't hold that against her) ;-) I will drop you a message with her details so you can link up pre-ride.
by caashford
09 Jun 2021 10:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 13th June A Ride (Colliers, Clows Top) 08:45 Depart
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Sunday 13th June A Ride (Colliers, Clows Top) 08:45 Depart

Its been a while since I lead a ride so felt like I should step up. The plan is to follow the Mad Mare Hare route, with a stop at Colliers on the Top of Clows Top. I will have a fiddle with the route later today, but it should be roughly like this, with a 08:45 departure from the Black Horse: https:...
by caashford
03 Jun 2021 17:21
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kit Shop CLOSED - Including 75th Anniversary Jersey
Replies: 40
Views: 5494

Re: *Kit Shop OPEN - Including 75th Anniversary Jersey*

Very nice. 75th anniversary Medium jersey ordered.

Cheers,
Chris
by caashford
28 May 2021 09:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: POSTPONED TILL SATURDAY 31ST JULY - Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run
Replies: 42
Views: 2659

Re: Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run

Yes please - If I can be put down for the A Run that would be great. If you can let us know the stops @Phil Richards for Audax DIY submissions it would be appreciated. I will be coming over from Solihull, so should make a nice 400k. What are the chances we will be giving the B runners a wave on the ...
by caashford
24 May 2021 15:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 23rd May - A Run to Brewood 8:45am Start
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: Sunday 23rd May - A Run to Brewood 8:45am Start

Thanks for leading Nick. Yes, just a few light droplets (meaning James and I had to put jackets on just before a St Kenelm's climb = #sweaty #boilinthebag) but back before the downpours!
by caashford
18 May 2021 15:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 23rd May - A Run to Brewood 8:45am Start
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: Sunday 23rd May - A Run to Brewood 8:45am Start

Yes please Nick. See you on Sunday.
by caashford
10 May 2021 11:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sun 9th May - C ride - 68 miles to Chesterton Windmill - RIDE FULL
Replies: 25
Views: 1210

Re: Sun 9th May - C ride - 68 miles to Chesterton Windmill - RIDE FULL

Looks like a great route, and would work well for a club run with stops at Wellesbourne or Stratford. Just a quick note that the route around Lowsonsford (27k) attempts to take you off onto tracks via Mill Lane, as well as just after High Cross. Stick with the main roads and all will be fine! Same w...
by caashford
02 May 2021 16:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL - Sunday 2nd May - A Run to Clives of Cropthorne - 8:30am departure
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: RIDE FULL - Sunday 2nd May - A Run to Clives of Cropthorne - 8:30am departure

Thanks for the ride today Nick! New destination for me - great views:-) Kurt - Just some of the stuff we chatted through: Bike Repairs: Paddy Allaway, Harborne (Home Mechanic) paddy@velomate.co.uk https://www.velomate.co.uk/ 07944 339263 Ben at Venture Bikes, Stirchley https://venturebikes.com/ http...
by caashford
28 Feb 2021 16:24
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Riding the Tour de France?
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

Re: Riding the Tour de France?

Good luck on this adventure Ian! You are always more than welcome on the Beacon Audax adventures and I know the club will support you in this great endeavour. My friend / ex-BRAT training and racing team mate Steve Faulkner is part of your Tour21 team having being impacted by cancer at a young age. ...
by caashford
20 Apr 2020 11:44
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New Wheels?
Replies: 2
Views: 1386

New Wheels?

Hi all, I'm just looking for some prices and advice for x2 wheel builds. For the Ribble CGR Titanium I am looking for a wheelset with a dynamo: My thoughts are: Aluminum - shallow depth / SON Dynamo / 28spoke / Centrelock / Tubeless / 32mm tyres / Shimano For summer club runs: My thoughts are: Carbo...
by caashford
26 Mar 2020 09:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Run Database - Time for an update?
Replies: 6
Views: 1930

Re: Club Run Database - Time for an update?

If anyone has Strava premium I would be interested as to how this would turn out new club runs:

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/late ... ure-452517
by caashford
24 Mar 2020 10:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Run Database - Time for an update?
Replies: 6
Views: 1930

Club Run Database - Time for an update?

Ok, so now we all have a bit of free time on our hands and are looking forward to getting back out on the bike in a few weeks (hopefully) is there any chance that people could upload / copy their known routes to the Club Run Database? Just a brief description of: Direction / Terrain / Length It woul...
by caashford
10 Jan 2020 15:01
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: LondonEdinburghLondon 8th - 13th August 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 2699

LondonEdinburghLondon 8th - 13th August 2021

Anyone thinking of entering this next year? Its going to be a big one, and the potential for lots of Beacon riders to enter: https://londonedinburghlondon.com/ 8th - 13th August 2021 Entries open on 7 January 2021 The entry fee for 2021 will be £350 and includes: hot meals (including vegetarian and ...
by caashford
10 Jan 2020 14:53
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cafe lock
Replies: 4
Views: 2443

Re: Cafe lock

I use this one: https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/BLJOIMREL ... -cafe-lock

£4.99 (plus 10% off at the moment).

Bargain
by caashford
07 Oct 2019 18:40
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 44627

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Payment completed @Stu White. Can you please bring along L/S (Medium) Jersey to dinner on Friday night? If not, I might be able to collect on Sunday afternoon, but no rush currently.

Cheers
Chris
by caashford
07 Oct 2019 17:50
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Night Out (Constitution Hill) - Friday 11th October 19:30
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

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

Just a reminder that this event is on Friday and I will be looking to finalise numbers on Thursday. Please post here or on Facebook confirming you are attending and I look forward to seeing everyone Friday!

Cheers
Chris
by caashford
10 Sep 2019 11:28
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Night Out (Constitution Hill) - Friday 11th October 19:30
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

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: 114
Views: 46692

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: 3840

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: 6406

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: 1448

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: 5940

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: 1105

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: 1105

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: 3558

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: 123
Views: 44627

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: 1586

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: 3701

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: 1951

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: 6522

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: 1951

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: 123
Views: 44627

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: 7583

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: 4912

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: 4912

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: 7583

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: 3256

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: 3256

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: 28878

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: 3733

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: 8076

Re: Strava question

by caashford
10 Oct 2018 14:39
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Strava question
Replies: 20
Views: 8076

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: 7831

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...