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by Dave Cox
05 Apr 2020 22:10
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Les Ladbury
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Les Ladbury

I have two memories of Les. One was of an outstanding and professional slide show of one of his tours in Corsica. This was at the St Laurence Pastoral Centre and involved two synchronised slide projectors. The second was meeting him and Ann at the top of Weatheroak hill on touring bikes with pannier...
by Dave Cox
24 Mar 2020 18:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE AND CYCLING - MONDAY 16TH MARCH
Replies: 8
Views: 2594

Re: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE AND CYCLING - MONDAY 16TH MARCH

Just looked at Strava - lots of people doing solo rides in the country looks like you were unlucky to meet that tractor driver.
by Dave Cox
24 Mar 2020 18:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE AND CYCLING - MONDAY 16TH MARCH
Replies: 8
Views: 2594

Re: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE AND CYCLING - MONDAY 16TH MARCH

Sorry to hear this Oscar - people were very friendly on my last ride on Friday but I think the weekend changed things.
by Dave Cox
24 Mar 2020 18:17
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Turbo trainer
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Turbo trainer

Thanks both for your help. The Tacx would be great for my friend. I'll try to arrange for someone to pick it up in a car. I'm not even allowed out at the moment - directive from NHS because of my asthma. I know that Kelvin's partner has a car. Please would you dm me your mobile number and I'll put K...
by Dave Cox
24 Mar 2020 10:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Run Database - Time for an update?
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Club Run Database - Time for an update?

Good for you Chris. This is what I'm calling Beveridge work. He planned the Welfare State in 1942 while the bombs were still falling. It's a good way of filling down time and one bit of the Blitz spirit that might pay off !
by Dave Cox
23 Mar 2020 18:45
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Turbo trainer
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Turbo trainer

A local man with visual impairment who is training for the Ironman having previously done a half Ironman on a tandem is looking for a turbo trainer. If anyone has an old one having upgraded to a smart trainer for example that he could buy please let me know and I'll put you in touch. Thanks
by Dave Cox
23 Mar 2020 18:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE AND CYCLING - MONDAY 16TH MARCH
Replies: 8
Views: 2594

Re: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE AND CYCLING - MONDAY 16TH MARCH

I got my personalised NHS message to stay inside for 12 weeks today following a more detailed message from AsthmaUK last evening - I guess they must be sharing data because I have had no other engagement with Asthma UK although I support their work. So no more solo rides in the countryside for me al...
by Dave Cox
16 Mar 2020 10:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 22nd March and coronavirus update
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Club Runs - 22nd March and coronavirus update

Good advice Phil. However, as I'm over 70, was in hospital for 3 days after an asthma attack last year and am in danger of being locked down by the Government within days I'm going to have to stick to solo rides in future so no more D runs until we come out the other side. If you see someone on a ro...
by Dave Cox
10 Mar 2020 14:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Tuesday D Run 10th March
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Tuesday D Run 10th March

Worked out well but blustery wind
Dave Cox leading
Paul Balfe
David Jamieson
Derek Reynolds

In future we will leave at 9.30 to let the week day traffic in Northfield subside a bit !
by Dave Cox
09 Mar 2020 12:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Tuesday D Run 10th March
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Tuesday D Run 10th March

Black Horse 9.15 heading toward Wootton Wawen
by Dave Cox
08 Mar 2020 22:26
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Volunteering opportunities Beacon Academy Racing 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Volunteering opportunities Beacon Academy Racing 2020

Our plans for the summer aren't settled yet but I've put 4th July and 1st August in diary in the hope that we are in Birmingham.
by Dave Cox
08 Mar 2020 15:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th March
Replies: 22
Views: 816

Re: Club runs - 8th March

Thanks for leading Mariana. Nice route and very welcoming Cafe
by Dave Cox
02 Mar 2020 22:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th March
Replies: 22
Views: 816

Re: Club runs - 8th March

That's great Mariana, I'll come along to make sure you have your quota of Daves. Also it will be a new cafe for me. Club run leaders are not obliged to fix other people's mechanicals although we will all help where we can !!!
by Dave Cox
01 Mar 2020 17:10
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Sunrise and Snowdrop Audaxes - helpers nearly complete
Replies: 13
Views: 582

Re: Sunrise and Snowdrop Audaxes - helpers nearly complete

Many thanks to Phil and all the helpers - great day out yesterday one of the best Snowdrops
by Dave Cox
25 Feb 2020 14:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Routes for Intro and SC (Short Cafe) Rides - 30-40 miles approx
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: Routes for Intro and D Rides - 30-40 miles approx

Tuesday D Ride 25th Feb - stopping at Kinver Edge Farm Shop

Dave Cox
Derek Reynolds
by Dave Cox
25 Feb 2020 06:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Routes for Intro and SC (Short Cafe) Rides - 30-40 miles approx
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: Routes for Intro and D Rides - 30-40 miles approx

23rd Feb went well. A Tuesday "proof of concept" run with Dave Cole and Derek Reynolds on 18th was also a success. We are doing another Tuesday D today starting from the Black Horse at 9.15.
by Dave Cox
23 Feb 2020 13:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 23rd February
Replies: 16
Views: 968

Re: Club Runs - 23rd February

D Run to Earlswood lumpy route Dave Cox leading Dave Cole Dave Little Davina (Bryony) Aitken Enjoyable social ride everyone welcome you don't have to be a Dave. Looks like there might be a demand for D Runs. I'll lead them when I'm available. Idea is to gradually build up distances and average speed...
by Dave Cox
22 Feb 2020 15:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 23rd February
Replies: 16
Views: 968

Re: Club Runs - 23rd February

Just to confirm D run will be to Earlswood via lumpy route c 30 miles av speed likely to be between 11-12 mph
by Dave Cox
15 Feb 2020 19:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs 23rd February
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Club runs 23rd February

Yes happy to do so we will be riding at between 12 and 13 mph average but obviously no one will be left behind. It should be good for anyone who like me has been off the bike for a few weeks but wants to kick start their training for C runs or the Snowdrop or the Velo. Or anyone who enjoys a good so...
by Dave Cox
15 Feb 2020 18:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs 23rd February
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Club runs 23rd February

I'll lead a D run of no more than 40 lumpy miles stopping at Earlswood
by Dave Cox
15 Feb 2020 18:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Routes for Intro and SC (Short Cafe) Rides - 30-40 miles approx
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: Intro Rides and D Rides - 30-40 miles - Routes

I'm proposing to lead a D run on the 23 Feb. It'll be part of my journey from flu like virus syndrome to the Snowdrop and Dave Cole is supporting. All depending on safe weather. Route will be lumpy but adapted to suit turnout. Probably cafe stop at Earlswood on return loop.
by Dave Cox
14 Feb 2020 21:06
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For Sale : 2017 Cycliq Fly 12 and Cycliq Fly 6 camera lights unused
Replies: 1
Views: 426

For Sale : 2017 Cycliq Fly 12 and Cycliq Fly 6 camera lights unused

Long story. I bought both of these from Urban Cycles in November 2017 after a taxi knocked me off in Digbeth. They have sat on my desk for 2 years and never been brought into use. Still boxed but they have been offered up to various bikes. The Fly6 rear camera light is the old model and looks clunky...
by Dave Cox
10 Feb 2020 06:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th February
Replies: 15
Views: 1023

Re: Club Runs - 9th February

Chapeau to Simon, Ade and Robbie. Probably a good idea to ride separately? A large group is more likely to be blown into each other which is why I once drove to the Black Horse and cancelled a ride in a gale. Ruth Eyles and Tony Shardlow rode on and were OK. I did a ride in high winds years ago with...
by Dave Cox
04 Feb 2020 22:00
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: What's On in Worcestershire - Cycling Events
Replies: 0
Views: 361

What's On in Worcestershire - Cycling Events

Lyndon Bracewell of Push Bike Worcestershire has just published his regular What's On Guide to cycling events around the County in 2020 Nice bit of publicity for the Beacon Audaxes as usual and the Yr Elennydd - Dave Pountney Memorial and lots more [url] https://eur04.safelinks.protection.outlook.co...
by Dave Cox
30 Jan 2020 10:00
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Little Mountain Time Trial 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Re: Little Mountain Time Trial 2020

After last year when Holt Heath put me in the QE for 3 days I'd prefer an indoor duty please
by Dave Cox
27 Jan 2020 20:18
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: HALF TERM BIKE FUN for Kids
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: HALF TERM BIKE FUN for Kids

Hi Ade, I've put this in my diary and will try to come along in support Dave
by Dave Cox
08 Jan 2020 08:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 12th January
Replies: 10
Views: 987

Re: Club Runs - 12th January

Phil, William Gibson has a new book out later in January
by Dave Cox
05 Jan 2020 18:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th January
Replies: 21
Views: 1421

Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Awful news. Hope you get well soon Andy
by Dave Cox
05 Jan 2020 15:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th January
Replies: 21
Views: 1421

Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Thanks for leading Noel - a really enjoyable run
by Dave Cox
30 Dec 2019 09:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 29th December
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: Club Runs - 29th December

Thanks for leading the C Run Simon T great ride.
by Dave Cox
19 Dec 2019 14:37
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Trevor Shipway (Funeral arrangements added)
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: Trevor Shipway

Very sad news Trevor did so much for the club. It was good to see him at the Dinner again this year.
by Dave Cox
19 Nov 2019 19:53
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Brompton 3 speed H Type
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: Brompton 3 speed H Type

Hi Dave, I've left a message on your phone. My neighbour is interested. Dave
by Dave Cox
14 Nov 2019 12:09
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: RIP DP
Replies: 2
Views: 1001

Re: RIP DP

Very sad news. A legend and a lovely bloke gone much too early. His events were always a bit beyond me including the Kidderminster Map Reading Contest but I got to know him and Charlotte via CTC in later years. He was also famous for his exploits on trikes including a PBP I think.
by Dave Cox
03 Nov 2019 12:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - November 3rd
Replies: 16
Views: 1586

Re: Club Runs - November 3rd

Intro Run to Avonscroft - 3 Daves 1 Derek Dave Cox (leading) Dave Cole (support) Dave Little Derek Reynolds More of a Retro run given combined ages. Tales of Derek's first Beacon Club Run across the City and straight up the A roads to Ashbourne (!) and a visit to Beacon Hill on the return where the ...
by Dave Cox
02 Nov 2019 18:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - November 3rd
Replies: 16
Views: 1586

Re: Club Runs - November 3rd

Thanks Dave
by Dave Cox
02 Nov 2019 12:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - November 3rd
Replies: 16
Views: 1586

Re: Club Runs - November 3rd

Weather looks OK for tomorrow's Intro Ride to Avoncroft Museum's Edwardian Tea Room. 30 miles, pleasant potter on nice lanes, a few hills, bring a cafe lock. Be good to have a back up rider.
by Dave Cox
28 Oct 2019 22:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - November 3rd
Replies: 16
Views: 1586

Re: Club Runs - November 3rd

I'll lead an Intro Ride to Avonscroft
by Dave Cox
20 Oct 2019 16:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 20th October
Replies: 12
Views: 1565

Re: Club Runs - 20th October

Beacon C Run to Stourport Dave Cox Leading Paul Balfe Richard Chaplin Dave Cole At the Windlass Cafe Roger Green George Barker Colin Edney Wally Lowe Andy Terry (rode home with us) All went well apart from Dave Cole getting a thorn **flat** in the back wheel of his lovely new bike from the hedge cut...
by Dave Cox
19 Oct 2019 21:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 20th October
Replies: 12
Views: 1565

Re: Club Runs - 20th October

I'll be there for a C Ride, hope Pete gets better soon. Still to Stourport will improvise a route I can't get routes onto my Garmin - well I can get them on but then cant find them.
by Dave Cox
13 Oct 2019 14:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th October
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Re: Club runs - 13th October

C Run Worcester Country Park - bit wet at start but nice ride.

Dave Cox (stand in leader !)
Fenella Brown

We started out on a 30 mile loop but by the time we got to Crowle it was comparatively dry so we pressed on. Thanks for coming Fenella
by Dave Cox
09 Sep 2019 15:20
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Audax on 5th October likely to close to entries early.
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: Beacon Audax on 5th October likely to close to entries early.

I'll be away so can't help or ride but congratulations on getting this new event established successfully. Hope it goes well
by Dave Cox
27 Aug 2019 20:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st September
Replies: 21
Views: 2447

Re: Club Runs - 1st September

That's great Dave I'll be around to ride support if needed
by Dave Cox
26 Aug 2019 22:43
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Summer Holiday Cyclo Cross Reminder - this Tuesday
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: Summer Holiday Cyclo Cross Reminder - this Tuesday

Hi Ade, I'll come over during the afternoon to help clear up
by Dave Cox
31 Jul 2019 18:27
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Norman Adams
Replies: 13
Views: 1671

Re: Norman Adams

Sad news re Norman an amazing record of lifetime achievement. A great character as well as a great cyclist. I remember marshalling the LMTT a few years ago when Norman took the wrong turn on the way back through Martley and did the first Hallow loop for a second time. We all yelled and waved but he ...
by Dave Cox
30 Jul 2019 16:24
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: le Tour
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: le Tour

Great summary George couldn't agree more.
by Dave Cox
10 Jul 2019 20:31
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: New 150km Audax Route - What should we call it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1402

Re: New 150km Audax Route - What should we call it?

I like Pete's suggestion and so do my legs - as a warning
by Dave Cox
12 Jun 2019 17:20
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New bike.... any thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 2651

Re: New bike.... any thoughts?

So glad you got the insurance Helen, pity about the Roubaix though. There are so many good bikes about you will be spoiled for choice. Most brands get good reviews in Cycling Weekly. I'd still try some shops though and get a good fit. Red Kite have the Trek range nowadays not sure who has Specialise...
by Dave Cox
07 Jun 2019 12:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th June
Replies: 15
Views: 3086

Re: Club Runs - 9th June

Venue Expresso is usually welcoming but might be worth ringing ahead?
by Dave Cox
30 May 2019 07:07
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Cycling UK Try-Vets
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Cycling UK Try-Vets

In contrast to our awesome hard core Audaxers, I'll be riding the traditional Cycling UK (aka CTC) Tri-Vets on Sunday all being well. This is a very civilised century only open to the over 50s and occurs every 3 years so you can measure out your remaining cycling life in Tri-Vets events. Organised b...