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by Dave Cox
09 Apr 2019 08:40
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Sat 13/04/19 14:00 K32/20 (with times)
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Sat 13/04/19 14:00 K32/20

Is this still the famous Tour of the Fords???
by Dave Cox
05 Apr 2019 18:01
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Cape/Poncho
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: Cape/Poncho

I've not used my cape for some years although I keep it for the Eroica Britannia to roll on top of my Carradice saddle bag on the Carlton Flyer recycled from Sutton Coldfield tip. I last used it on the Brompton where it kept me and the bike dry. However my friends in the Bromsgrove and Redditch Affi...
by Dave Cox
01 Apr 2019 14:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: NO CLUBS RUNS ON 7TH APRIL
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: NO CLUBS RUNS ON 7TH APRIL

I will be passing the Black Horse at 7.00 on Sunday (not stopping or waiting) so anyone who wants to can ride out with me at C pace. I'll be going straight down the A38 to Droitwich and then turning to Ombersley to take up marshalling point 9 at Holt Heath. Bring warm clothes for the standing around...
by Dave Cox
01 Apr 2019 11:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st March
Replies: 22
Views: 860

Re: Club runs - 31st March

Whoops just shows how addled my brain is at the end of a good club run. Now edited. Funny that none of the guys riding it were sharp enough to pick it up. Thanks for this. I'd hate the club archives to have an error to confuse future historians.
by Dave Cox
31 Mar 2019 16:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st March
Replies: 22
Views: 860

Re: Club runs - 31st March

Somewhat extended C Run to Evesham (definitely not via Bewdley!!) Dave Cox (Leading) Kamran Anwar - good to meet you Kamran on your first Beacon ride Joanne Congerton Finbarr Costigan Cedric Gioan Geoff Mann Mark McConkey Adrian McHugh (sweeping) Pete Norman started with us from Black Horse but had ...
by Dave Cox
30 Mar 2019 14:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st March
Replies: 22
Views: 860

Re: Club runs - 31st March

Yes

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by Dave Cox
29 Mar 2019 17:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st March
Replies: 22
Views: 860

Re: Club runs - 31st March

I'll do a C Run to Evesham it's about 60 miles a few hills but won't be fast !
by Dave Cox
20 Mar 2019 14:06
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Dennis Baker
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Dennis Baker

Thanks Charlie, Dennis is remarkably robust and clearly still enjoying his cycling albeit as a spectator. Please given him my best wishes when you next visit.
by Dave Cox
17 Mar 2019 16:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th March
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: Club Runs - 17th March

C Run to Knowle Wyndley Garden Centre

Finbarr Costigan
Dave Cox (leading)
Neil Evanson
Cedric Gioan
Matthew Hale
Toby Hale
Dave Little (sweeping)
Geoff Mann
Mark McConiley
David Phelps
Hamaad Raja
Simon Turner

And we met Chris Ashford's mum at the cafe!

Sun rain hail on repeat always windy !!
by Dave Cox
15 Mar 2019 08:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th March
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: Club Runs - 17th March

I'll lead a fairly gentle C Run. My idea is to go to Wyndley Garden Centre in Knowle for an early stop via Rea Valley a bit of canal and then follow the Brum/Solihull green belt line. Bring cafe locks please. Then longer loop via Packwood, Lowsonford, Claverdon, Aston Cantlow, Ullenhall home. But th...
by Dave Cox
12 Mar 2019 22:53
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: URGENT: LMTT Volunteers Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: URGENT: LMTT Volunteers Needed

Hi, happy to marshal usually at somewhere like Martley as I'll be riding out.
by Dave Cox
06 Mar 2019 21:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 730

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

On 19th May I'll lead a C pace run to the 98th Annual Meriden Memorial Service. It will be an early start at 8.15 so we can stop at Lavender Hall for refreshments. The Service starts at 11.00 and there is tea and cake afterwards. There is an option to return directly from Lavender Hall for a shorter...
by Dave Cox
06 Mar 2019 13:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 10th March
Replies: 19
Views: 1073

Re: Club Runs - 10th March

Thanks Gary has the Railway Cafe reopened at last
by Dave Cox
03 Mar 2019 17:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd March
Replies: 26
Views: 1308

Re: Club runs - 3rd March

Missing rider on your list is Ash Turner George - good intro and your ride home was epic!
by Dave Cox
02 Mar 2019 19:09
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Normandy and Loire Valley.
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: Normandy and Loire Valley.

Hi Neil look forward to catching up. Great to see you back and planning tours again
by Dave Cox
27 Feb 2019 17:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd March
Replies: 26
Views: 1308

Re: Club runs - 3rd March

I'll do the sweeper role George
by Dave Cox
24 Feb 2019 10:37
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Sunrise and Snowdrop Entrants - Jan 19
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Sunrise and Snowdrop Entrants - Jan 19

Great edition of the Sunrise / Snowdrop yesterday. Many thanks to WorcsPhil and all the volunteers. Wonderful that you specified such perfect weather !
by Dave Cox
17 Feb 2019 18:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th February
Replies: 19
Views: 1242

Re: Club Runs - 17th February

> :D
by Dave Cox
17 Feb 2019 16:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th February
Replies: 19
Views: 1242

Re: Club Runs - 17th February

You would think these A stream intellectuals would get its right ????
by Dave Cox
05 Feb 2019 17:43
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Islabike article
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Re: Islabike article

I'm going up to Ludlow in a couple of weeks to look at these bikes with a friend who has arthritis which is making his usual bike uncomfortable.
by Dave Cox
01 Feb 2019 15:21
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3123

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Well done Stuart a good move and I hope it works out. I don't need any kit at the moment but have been very pleased with Giordana in the past.
Thanks for all your efforts for the club.
by Dave Cox
31 Jan 2019 10:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 3rd February
Replies: 14
Views: 1123

Re: Club Runs - 3rd February

Hi folks - I'm going to cancel my Intro Ride on Sunday. The forecast is very cold and there could still be ice about from Friday. I don't think this is ideal for an Intro Ride. Happy to lead one on 3rd March if weather is tolerable
by Dave Cox
29 Jan 2019 09:30
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Erdington Cycle Jumble
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Erdington Cycle Jumble

Birmingham's famous and historic cycle jumble is returning on Saturday 2 March at the usual time of 10am at Erdington Methodist Church Centre (the corner of Station Rd and Wesley Rd) Organised by North Birmingham Cycling UK (aka CTC) Great gathering of the clans and opportunity to rummage for classi...
by Dave Cox
28 Jan 2019 22:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 3rd February
Replies: 14
Views: 1123

Re: Club Runs - 3rd February

Weather is looking doubtful there may still be snow lying about this weekend
by Dave Cox
28 Jan 2019 17:53
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Do you want to be on Tele ? On your bike 7th Feb
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Do you want to be on Tele ? On your bike 7th Feb

Hi, I'm going along to this event, explained below, in the hope of getting some favourable coverage for cycling as a way to winter fitness etc? Does anyone else who can get away in the afternoon fancy coming along? Information about the ITV Central News filming that will take place Thu 7th Feb 12noo...
by Dave Cox
27 Jan 2019 21:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 27th January
Replies: 28
Views: 1781

Re: Club Runs - 27th January

Just in case people get the wrong idea, I don't usually have a pocket angle grinder on club runs. So if you've got a D lock please don't lose the key in the cafe! What a club run, looking forward to the cross-toasting at the Dinner in December.
by Dave Cox
26 Jan 2019 10:32
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Ladies Bike for Club Runs
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Ladies Bike for Club Runs

Really pleased to hear that. Great news and I am sure your wife will enjoy it
by Dave Cox
24 Jan 2019 16:46
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Schwalbe marathon Winter tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Re: Schwalbe marathon Winter tyres

Yes I've been using a set on an MTB for several years. With low pressure they cut through most ice and frozen slush etc. Any skid is much more manageable. They are slow though but for me they were a good investment - I could keep commuting on minor roads or Rea Valley during a couple of cold winters...
by Dave Cox
20 Jan 2019 15:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th January
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Club runs - 20th January

Thanks for stepping in to lead the C Run Colin. Lovely route for a winter's ride
by Dave Cox
14 Jan 2019 12:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1751

Re: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019

I'll do an Intro Ride to Earlswood on the 3rd Feb subject to weather forecast will cancel if its icy.
by Dave Cox
13 Jan 2019 15:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th January
Replies: 13
Views: 1098

Re: Club runs - 13th January

C Run to Lavender Hall Xmas Recovery Ride Dave Cox (leading) Richard Chaplin Joanne Congerton Margaret Ehrenberg Neil Evanson (2nd group leader) Graham Gamblin Colin Hall Dave Little (sweeping) Adrian Low Adrian McHugh (sweeping) David Phelps Hamaad Raja Matt Stanczysyn David Stephenson Great to mee...
by Dave Cox
12 Jan 2019 21:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th January
Replies: 13
Views: 1098

Re: Club runs - 13th January

Yes and bunch of women cyclists coming back through Northfield and Bournville at 10.30 -probably from the Beacon Ride Well done Carolyn
by Dave Cox
12 Jan 2019 19:12
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Ladies Bike for Club Runs
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Ladies Bike for Club Runs

Red Kite have a good selection of Trek road bikes and expertise to fit
by Dave Cox
08 Jan 2019 17:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th January
Replies: 13
Views: 1098

Re: Club runs - 13th January

I'll do a C Run to Lavender Hall - this will be old school 12-13mph direct route ideal for people who've not got out much over the holidays or stepping up from Intro. For faster harder longer lead the B run !
by Dave Cox
09 Dec 2018 19:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th December
Replies: 20
Views: 1537

Re: Club runs - 9th December

Thanks George excellent pace for a winter C run and super cafe
by Dave Cox
02 Dec 2018 13:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd December
Replies: 20
Views: 1498

Re: Club Runs - 2nd December

Intro/Social Ride to Avonscroft Museum

Joanne Congerton
Dave Cox (leading)
Clare Inglis
Dave Little
Adrian Low
Adrian McHugh
Alex Rybinski (alt leader for Col de Lickey!)
Ash Turner
by Dave Cox
01 Dec 2018 23:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd December
Replies: 20
Views: 1498

Re: Club Runs - 2nd December

That's great look forward to seeing you again
by Dave Cox
29 Nov 2018 15:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 16115

Re: New cafe suggestions

Also in Crowle there is the Springridge Garden Centre Cafe on Old Turnpike Rd just before the turn into the village
by Dave Cox
28 Nov 2018 11:31
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout
Replies: 11
Views: 894

Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout

Hi you may have noticed that the roundabout on the A38 junction with Lickey Road has been "improved" through a Longbridge "Connectivity" Project consulted on in 2015. The object of the "improvement' is to speed up motor traffic and ease "congestion". The inner lane of the A38 dual carriageway toward...
by Dave Cox
28 Nov 2018 11:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd December
Replies: 20
Views: 1498

Re: Club Runs - 2nd December

Intro route something like this [url]https://www.strava.com/activities/1814074411/url]
by Dave Cox
28 Nov 2018 11:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd December
Replies: 20
Views: 1498

Re: Club Runs - 2nd December

Intro ride is out via Barnt Green, Tardebigge, Woodgate, Stoke Prior, Avoncroft, back up Upper Gambold Lane and Dusthouse lane perhaps over Lickeys. We did it on 2nd Sept so it's on Strava. Big good to see you both and Ade again!
by Dave Cox
27 Nov 2018 09:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd December
Replies: 20
Views: 1498

Re: Club Runs - 2nd December

I'll do an Intro Ride to Avoncroft about 30 miles
by Dave Cox
25 Nov 2018 16:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 25th November
Replies: 10
Views: 1020

Re: CLUB RUNS - 25th November

Many thanks Pete all very enjoyable and eventful and a great cafe too
by Dave Cox
12 Nov 2018 12:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 16115

Re: New cafe suggestions

It's the Windlass. Go straight on instead of crossing the canal and you'll find it beside the canal basin
by Dave Cox
11 Nov 2018 14:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th November
Replies: 9
Views: 957

Re: Club runs - 11th November

Thanks Matt nice route on steadily improving day. I pottered home just fine !
by Dave Cox
04 Nov 2018 14:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - November 4th
Replies: 16
Views: 1487

Re: Club runs - November 4th

Intro Ride to Earlswood cake and coffee and back by 12.30 ! Dave Cox (leading) Dave Hutchins Ash Turner (support) Ashiq Saffy on his very first Beacon ride - welcome Ashiq Hamaad Raja welcome back Derek Reynolds Oh and we passed a guy practicing (not busking) with a Alpen Horn under the M5 on Icknie...
by Dave Cox
03 Nov 2018 18:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - November 4th
Replies: 16
Views: 1487

Re: Club runs - November 4th

Most people going for discs but some are better than others apparently. I've not got my head around them so have stuck to callipers
by Dave Cox
02 Nov 2018 18:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - November 4th
Replies: 16
Views: 1487

Re: Club runs - November 4th

Hi Faye - it's great that you are thinking of returning to cycling.You will be very welcome. Many of us come back to cycling and to the Beacon after long breaks. Yes you'll need a bike though and probably worth getting used to it a bit before you try a group ride. I'm sure Red Kite can advise you if...
by Dave Cox
02 Nov 2018 18:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - November 4th
Replies: 16
Views: 1487

Re: Club runs - November 4th

Thanks Ash that's great
by Dave Cox
29 Oct 2018 17:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - November 4th
Replies: 16
Views: 1487

Re: Club runs - November 4th

I'll lead an Intro Ride to Earlswood about 25 miles or so