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by Dave Cox
05 Feb 2019 17:43
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Islabike article
Replies: 1
Views: 215

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: 23
Views: 743

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: 774

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: 88

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: 774

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: 69

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: 1134

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: 311

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: 306

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: 712

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: 14
Views: 955

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: 802

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: 802

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: 311

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: 802

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: 1102

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: 1027

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: 1027

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: 99
Views: 14726

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: 629

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: 1027

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: 1027

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: 1027

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: 765

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: 99
Views: 14726

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: 730

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: 1135

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: 1135

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: 1135

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: 1135

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: 1135

Re: Club runs - November 4th

I'll lead an Intro Ride to Earlswood about 25 miles or so
by Dave Cox
28 Oct 2018 16:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 28th October
Replies: 15
Views: 1199

Re: Club Runs - 28th October

Thanks Dave an excellent run and interesting route around lanes I'd forgotten and handy survey of the new housing estates around Droitwich !
by Dave Cox
28 Oct 2018 15:04
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: The great reunion
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: The great reunion

Well done Oscar great detective work too !
by Dave Cox
21 Oct 2018 21:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st October
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: Club runs - 21st October

Thanks for leading Si and nice to ride up your (100 year old) Grandad's favourite climb.
by Dave Cox
19 Oct 2018 20:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st October
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: Club runs - 21st October

Excellent be good to go back to Maxstoke
by Dave Cox
19 Oct 2018 19:59
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Resignation of the President
Replies: 13
Views: 1120

Re: Resignation of the President

You've done a marvellous job Dave and helped the club achieve so much. Be very sorry to see you stand down but can understand reasoning.
by Dave Cox
09 Oct 2018 21:39
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Velo Birmingham 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Velo Birmingham 2019

So did I
by Dave Cox
01 Oct 2018 10:12
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Long-sleeved club jersey size L (but more like M)
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Long-sleeved club jersey size L (but more like M)

It fits well as a medium George thanks. I'll post the cheque.
by Dave Cox
01 Oct 2018 10:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 7th October
Replies: 23
Views: 1582

Re: Club runs - 7th October

It would be good to have a leader for the Intro this Sunday. I'll be away so can't lead. We do have at least one rider, Hamaad Raja has posted on Facebook that he would like to do one more Intro.
by Dave Cox
18 Sep 2018 17:13
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Congratulations to Anne Hughes
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Congratulations to Anne Hughes

Wonderful achievement Anne well done
by Dave Cox
06 Sep 2018 17:31
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Long-sleeved club jersey size L (but more like M)
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Long-sleeved club jersey size L (but more like M)

23rd would be good because I'm out with Roger on the 25th. Dave
by Dave Cox
06 Sep 2018 14:33
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Long-sleeved club jersey size L (but more like M)
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Long-sleeved club jersey size L (but more like M)

If it's a medium it should fit me George. Would £25 be acceptable?
by Dave Cox
02 Sep 2018 13:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 2nd September
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: Club runs - 2nd September

Intro Ride to Avonscroft
(aka short C run)

Dave Cox leading
Dave Little
Hamaad Raja - on very first Beacon Ride welcome Hamaad
Georgina Fisher
Joe Hitchcock
Joanne Page
Adrian Lowe
Dave Hutchings support
Derek Reynolds
by Dave Cox
30 Aug 2018 22:52
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Volunteers Needed for Cyclocross 9th of September
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: Volunteers Needed for Cyclocross 9th of September

Hi I can be there for 11.00 until the end
by Dave Cox
26 Aug 2018 18:14
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: 85 at 85.
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: 85 at 85.

Happy birthday Oscar - so pleased that you are still riding
by Dave Cox
12 Aug 2018 15:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th August
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: Club runs - 12th August

C Run to Charlecote (aka not the retro run) Dave Cox (leading) Si Walker Mark Gardner Mark McConkey Joanne Congerton Adrian Lowe Luca Tinnirello (on first Beacon Run - welcome Luca hope to see you next week!) Dave Little also flock of house martins escorted us straight outta Sherborne at least two b...
by Dave Cox
11 Aug 2018 17:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th August
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: Club runs - 12th August

Advice please - do we want make tomorrow's C Run a retro ride as per George's original intention or shall we leave that till the Autumn???
by Dave Cox
09 Aug 2018 12:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

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

I'll lead an Intro Ride to Avonscroft on 2nd September
by Dave Cox
09 Aug 2018 12:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th August
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: Club runs - 12th August

That's awful George

I'll be turning out on Sunday and will lead to Charlecote if necessary.