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by Dave Cox
23 Feb 2020 13:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 23rd February
Replies: 15
Views: 578

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: 15
Views: 578

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: 67

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: 67

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 D Rides - 30-40 miles approx
Replies: 3
Views: 246

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: 0
Views: 137

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: 693

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: 148

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: 9
Views: 1345

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: 184

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: 787

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: 1082

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: 1082

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: 526

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: 1068

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: 222

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: 843

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: 1297

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: 1297

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: 1297

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: 1297

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: 1323

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: 1323

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: 1100

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: 256

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: 2061

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: 282

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: 1456

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: 1081

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: 1197

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: 2217

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: 2788

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: 484

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...
by Dave Cox
30 May 2019 06:52
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Riding a 600kms Audax
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: Riding a 600kms Audax

Yeah thanks good read well done. Glad you do it so I don't have to !!
by Dave Cox
22 May 2019 11:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 19th May
Replies: 25
Views: 3585

Re: Club Runs - 19th May

Beacon heroes
by Dave Cox
19 May 2019 14:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 19th May
Replies: 25
Views: 3585

Re: Club Runs - 19th May

Helen and the Beacon always get through true grit. I waited at Lavender Hall and then thought you wouldn't make it. Sorry to hear about the bike. If you have trouble getting it fixed a friend of mine has a contact who fixes carbon frames. Thanks also to Andy and Ade for coming along. And a superb bi...
by Dave Cox
10 May 2019 06:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 3925

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

Many thanks Helen I'll meet you at Lavender Hall. Looking forward to getting at least one club run point again !!!
by Dave Cox
07 May 2019 22:23
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kids races 060519 250719 270819
Replies: 12
Views: 1643

Re: Kids races 060519 250719 270819

Many thanks
by Dave Cox
07 May 2019 16:32
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kids races 060519 250719 270819
Replies: 12
Views: 1643

Re: Kids races 060519 250719 270819

Ade if you give me a heads up with dates then providing I'm in Birmingham and free I'll try to help with these events setting up or signing on. Don't want to do coaching or anything. I'm boycotting Facebook for political reasons.
by Dave Cox
07 May 2019 14:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th May
Replies: 10
Views: 2130

Re: Club runs - 5th May

I understand that Derek Reynolds and Dave Little led an Intro Ride to Earlswood last Sunday. 2 new riders. Dave do you have their names - you will certainly have your daughter"s !!

Many thanks for maintaining this important Club tradition.
by Dave Cox
07 May 2019 14:06
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Velo Birmingham 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1842

Re: Velo Birmingham 2019

I've had to drop out for health reasons.. Good luck all
by Dave Cox
06 May 2019 17:30
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kids races 060519 250719 270819
Replies: 12
Views: 1643

Re: Kids races 060519 250719 270819

Great event thanks to Ade and other helpers and the amazingly keen and committed Beacon Academy riders. At least one parent with children came over and wants to get involved and I directed him to the website Facebook etc. Sorry I couldn't help more but still a bit limited after operation.
by Dave Cox
30 Apr 2019 18:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 3925

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

By way of background to the Memorial Service for those who've not been before. In 1921 a Memorial was set up in Meriden by public subscription to commerate the many cyclists who died in the “Great War” 1914-1918. Meriden was chosen as the centre of England (always a matter of geographical debate!). ...
by Dave Cox
30 Apr 2019 09:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 3925

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

Sorry folks I wont now be able to lead a Club Run to the Meriden Cyclists' Memorial Service on 19th May. Or anywhere else really as I'm recovering from a minor op. We'll see if anyone else will pick it up. I'll go over by car or car and Brompton though.
by Dave Cox
27 Apr 2019 18:33
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE! Janet Kelly memorial 10 mile TT - 15th June
Replies: 18
Views: 2124

Re: Janet Kelly memorial 10 mile TT - 15th June

Hi Jess yes I think I could handle that ! Thanks
by Dave Cox
25 Apr 2019 22:04
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE! Janet Kelly memorial 10 mile TT - 15th June
Replies: 18
Views: 2124

Re: Janet Kelly memorial 10 mile TT - 15th June

Hi I'll try to keep the day free and help. But I am not prepared to marshall that MacDonalds roundabout again I find it too dangerous and stressful. After the LMTT (which ended up with a hospital admission) I might be better off doing something at HQ
by Dave Cox
09 Apr 2019 08:40
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Sat 13/04/19 14:00 K32/20 (with times)
Replies: 7
Views: 1179

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: 2098

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: 2050

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: 3462

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.