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by Dave Cox
06 Apr 2021 17:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Intro Rides 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Intro Rides 2021

Hi George I'll definitely do one as long as COVID infections keep going down. Plans a bit fluid at the moment but won't be before June. I'll get back to you once I've had a second jab !!
by Dave Cox
14 Mar 2021 16:35
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Riding the Tour de France?
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Riding the Tour de France?

Look forward to the vicarious pleasure of tracking your progress around France in the summer - getting in some training watching highlights of the Paris-Nice (almost) !!
by Dave Cox
11 Mar 2021 17:05
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Riding the Tour de France?
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Riding the Tour de France?

I'm assuming that last year's pledges still stand - is that right?
by Dave Cox
11 Mar 2021 17:05
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Riding the Tour de France?
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Riding the Tour de France?

Double checked the date. Great to see that this can be set up for current year. Good luck Ian
by Dave Cox
24 Jan 2021 11:30
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 26 inch Schwalbe studded tyres
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: 26 inch Schwalbe studded tyres

Gone to a good home but too late for today !
by Dave Cox
15 Jan 2021 18:22
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 26 inch Schwalbe studded tyres
Replies: 1
Views: 257

26 inch Schwalbe studded tyres

Hi, I'm not riding in ice and snow anymore so I've got two well used studded tyres MTB FREE to anyone Beacon who could use them in the current/expected weather. They were great when I had to commute but now I've donated that bike. I hear that these are hard to come by at the moment and they've got a...
by Dave Cox
03 Jan 2021 17:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: December 30th - CLUB RUNS SUSPENDED AGAIN!!
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: December 30th - CLUB RUNS SUSPENDED AGAIN!!

So looks like I can only ride in Birmingham traffic great
by Dave Cox
03 Jan 2021 17:17
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 2021 AND AUDAX EVENTS
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: 2021 AND AUDAX EVENTS

Thanks Phil I've tried to express and interest in Beyond the Dyke hoping all will be well or at least better by October and that I'll still be riding. Having some difficulty getting into Audax account at the moment but will get that resolved next week.
by Dave Cox
09 Dec 2020 22:46
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: THURSDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2020 AT 7PM - VIRTUAL AGM AND AWARDS NIGHT
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Re: THURSDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2020 AT 7PM - VIRTUAL AGM AND AWARDS NIGHT

Ok just found it at the top of the Agenda - small print in preview see you all tomorrow
by Dave Cox
09 Dec 2020 22:43
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: THURSDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2020 AT 7PM - VIRTUAL AGM AND AWARDS NIGHT
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Re: THURSDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2020 AT 7PM - VIRTUAL AGM AND AWARDS NIGHT

Well I'm a fully paid up member please would someone send me the Zoom link? Don't think I missed it
by Dave Cox
23 Jun 2020 12:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Take Away Cafes During Covid
Replies: 26
Views: 4997

Re: Take Away Cafes During Covid

Thanks Phil very helpful
by Dave Cox
13 Jun 2020 13:32
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: DENNIS BAKER
Replies: 5
Views: 1199

Re: DENNIS BAKER

Very sad he was a club stalwart when I joined and always up for a chat out at the Liveridge Cafe gatherings on Tuesdays until recently. Astonishingly kind. One tale was when he was out in his Skoda after retirement (but before satnavs) and met a lorry driver stuck in Icknield St nr the Peacock. He a...
by Dave Cox
08 Jun 2020 11:23
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Northfield and #WalkCyclePlay
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: Northfield and #WalkCyclePlay

https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/news/article/634/16_million_of_cycling_and_walking_measures_to_be_delivered_in_birmingham In case you missed the excitement this morning on Twitter. Great news for Birmingham. If we want Northfield or any other area to be included in the next Phase later in the summer ...
by Dave Cox
28 May 2020 18:29
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Northfield and #WalkCyclePlay
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: Northfield and #WalkCyclePlay

Thanks Paul
by Dave Cox
27 May 2020 11:58
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Northfield and #WalkCyclePlay
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Northfield and #WalkCyclePlay

Hi, Is anyone interested in making Northfield a better place to cycle walk and play? As you will know the CO19 lockdown had led to a lot more people cycling and walking for daily exercise and "essential" travel. The Govt have instructed Local Authorities to improve infrastructure to help social dist...
by Dave Cox
05 Apr 2020 22:10
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Les Ladbury
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

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: 10186

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: 10186

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: 959

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: 1612

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: 959

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: 10186

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: 1405

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: 852

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: 852

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: 5104

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: 4205

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: 4205

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: 2365

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: 6
Views: 3023

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: 6
Views: 3023

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: 3235

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: 3235

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: 910

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: 910

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: 6
Views: 3023

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
10 Feb 2020 06:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th February
Replies: 15
Views: 3353

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: 1632

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: 3328

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: 1550

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: 2562

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: 4171

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: 4171

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: 2298

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: 2550

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
14 Nov 2019 12:09
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: RIP DP
Replies: 2
Views: 2262

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: 3827

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: 3827

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: 3827

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: 3827

Re: Club Runs - November 3rd

I'll lead an Intro Ride to Avonscroft