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by Dave Cox
20 Sep 2021 14:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: MIDWEEK D RUN
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: MIDWEEK D RUN

Hi Paul, I'll join you and it will be good to go back to the Vale. They've always been very welcoming as long as you don't sit in the Captain's chair !! It's the one that looks like an antique.
by Dave Cox
15 Sep 2021 15:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: MIDWEEK D RUN SROURPORT ON SEVERN
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: MIDWEEK D RUN SROURPORT ON SEVERN

Good ride today Paul many thanks for leading.
by Dave Cox
13 Sep 2021 14:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: MIDWEEK D RUN SROURPORT ON SEVERN
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: MIDWEEK D RUN SROURPORT ON SEVERN

Thanks Paul I'll be there good cafe and route Dave
by Dave Cox
08 Sep 2021 20:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: D RUN WEDNESDAY 8TH SEPT
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: D RUN WEDNESDAY 8TH SEPT

Good ride thanks Paul. Hope it's a "proof of concept" for a regular Wednesday D run
by Dave Cox
08 Sep 2021 20:21
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: VTTA National 25 championships
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: VTTA National 25 championships

Well done Ed
by Dave Cox
05 Sep 2021 15:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Meriden Memorial Service D Run 5th September
Replies: 21
Views: 499

Re: Meriden Memorial Service D Run 5th September

Mission accomplished Beacon Wreath delivered on time and in reasonable condition !

Dave Cox (leading)
Pete Norman
Rob Parker
Paul Balfe
Dave Stephenson.

John and Hilary Porter met us at Meriden

Berryfields Farm Shop went down well. HS2 works pedestrian diversion near Lavender Hall.
by Dave Cox
05 Sep 2021 06:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Meriden Memorial Service D Run 5th September
Replies: 21
Views: 499

Re: Meriden Memorial Service D Run 5th September

OK thanks for letting us know
by Dave Cox
04 Sep 2021 20:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Meriden Memorial Service D Run 5th September
Replies: 21
Views: 499

Re: Meriden Memorial Service D Run 5th September

Yes Robert Peacock would be fine
by Dave Cox
04 Sep 2021 14:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Meriden Memorial Service D Run 5th September
Replies: 21
Views: 499

Re: Meriden Memorial Service D Run 5th September

Thanks Robert see you tomorrow
by Dave Cox
03 Sep 2021 23:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: D RUN WEDNESDAY 8TH SEPT
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: D RUN WEDNESDAY 8TH SEPT

Thanks Paul, I'll join you
by Dave Cox
03 Sep 2021 23:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Meriden Memorial Service D Run 5th September
Replies: 21
Views: 499

Re: Meriden Memorial Service D Run 5th September

Richard thanks for letting me know

Marie-Lucie that's great
by Dave Cox
03 Sep 2021 17:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Meriden Memorial Service D Run 5th September
Replies: 21
Views: 499

Re: Meriden Memorial Service D Run 5th September

Hi Marie-Lucie - round trip is just under 50 miles and fairly flat. I'm probably bringing the wreath on a touring bike so it won't be a fast ride.

You would be very welcome to come along, hope to see you Sunday
by Dave Cox
31 Aug 2021 10:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Meriden Memorial Service D Run 5th September
Replies: 21
Views: 499

Re: Meriden Memorial Service D Run 5th September

Thanks Rich and Pete be good to see you. Yes Rich we can pick you up outside the Red Lion Earlswood at about 8.35? Pete I think I'm going to fit the touring carrier on my Bike Friday and see if I can get it on there with some protection. There's no cakes this year at Meriden because of COVID so I'm ...
by Dave Cox
30 Aug 2021 16:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Vintage club run 30/8/21 - DETAILS ADDED
Replies: 49
Views: 1876

Re: Vintage club run 30/8/21 - DETAILS ADDED

Very enjoyable ride. Many thanks to George for organising and Dave and Si for leading. Sorry to hear about your cold George. We must do it again next year. The old bike is surprisingly enjoyable to ride I might be using it all week !!
by Dave Cox
20 Aug 2021 14:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Meriden Memorial Service D Run 5th September
Replies: 21
Views: 499

Meriden Memorial Service D Run 5th September

We've had confirmation that the 100th Meriden Cyclists' Memorial Service postponed from May will go ahead on Sunday 5th September. As in previous years I'll be riding there at D run pace starting at 8.00. We should have time for a quick coffee/breakfast at Lavender Hall before riding down to Meriden...
by Dave Cox
17 Aug 2021 22:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Unofficial Club Run
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Unofficial Club Run

Paul for many years there was a "steady pace" ride (old style C probably closer to D now) starting at the same time and place under the Saracen's auspices. Prior to COVID it was often down to me and Derek Reynolds so av 12-13 and 50 miles or so. There was also a "social ride" which was gentle but no...
by Dave Cox
09 Jul 2021 16:38
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 10th July West Mids Grass Track
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: 10th July West Mids Grass Track

Hi Ade, I'll be there for take down. Might pop over earlier to catch a bit of the action. Good luck
by Dave Cox
30 Jun 2021 12:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: POSTPONED TILL SATURDAY 31ST JULY - Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run
Replies: 42
Views: 2650

Re: Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Beacon RCC Diamond Anniversary Weston Run

Good luck folks. When these long rides were invented bikes were heavier etc but traffic was lighter and club runs could cruise down the A roads !!
by Dave Cox
28 Jun 2021 12:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 100 mile C run Sunday June 27th RIDE FULL
Replies: 32
Views: 1586

Re: 100 mile C run Sunday June 27th RIDE FULL

Thanks Dave I also got a bit of protected rider status from Ben on a couple of long drags. I didn't answer Lewis' question at Revills. The Five Asks from the cycling community put together by Adam Tranter for the West Midlands Mayoral election were :- 1. Pledge to meet the Govt targets to double lev...
by Dave Cox
21 Jun 2021 15:19
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: What are you up to Tues 29th?
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: What are you up to Tues 29th?

Yep I could do that !
by Dave Cox
19 Jun 2021 22:12
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: What are you up to Tues 29th?
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: What are you up to Tues 29th?

Hi Ade, I could help with some of the no-technical basics as long as I can socially distance !! Is it Holders field again??
by Dave Cox
18 Jun 2021 20:30
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: VTTA F2/50 National 50 Championships
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: VTTA F2/50 National 50 Championships

Excellent rides
by Dave Cox
10 Jun 2021 18:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: HUGHIE MAGUIRE ride 07 07 21
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: HUGHIE MAGUIRE ride 07 07 21

Great idea Ade but I will be away in Ludlow have a good one
by Dave Cox
03 Jun 2021 12:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 100 mile C run Sunday June 27th RIDE FULL
Replies: 32
Views: 1586

Re: 100 mile C run Sunday June 27th

Hi Dave,

I'm up for this if there's still room. 100 in 8 was my first Beacon event in 1980 something

Dave
by Dave Cox
29 May 2021 11:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Vintage club run 30/8/21 - DETAILS ADDED
Replies: 49
Views: 1876

Re: Possible vintage club run

OK George I'll be up for that on my 1980s Carlton Eroica bike steel is real (not so sure about the steel wheels !)
by Dave Cox
29 May 2021 11:10
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kit Shop CLOSED - Including 75th Anniversary Jersey
Replies: 40
Views: 5470

Re: *Kit Shop OPEN - Including 75th Anniversary Jersey*

Great thanks I've ordered one Anniversary Jersey in Medium
by Dave Cox
26 May 2021 21:47
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 144
Views: 53492

Re: A great read

Rhubarb and liquorice allsort I think?
by Dave Cox
21 May 2021 10:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sun 30th May - 'Let's go to chuch' C+ ride - 71 miles. Depart 9:10
Replies: 38
Views: 1715

Re: Sun 30th May - 'Let's go to chuch' C+ ride - 68 miles. Depart 9:10

Revills is very good and has a new toilet block. Also you can pick up a bunch of asparagus in the shop
by Dave Cox
14 May 2021 18:07
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 10th July West Mids Grass Track
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: 10th July West Mids Grass Track

Put me down as a taker downer please Ade
by Dave Cox
14 May 2021 18:04
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Supporters required for the Kidderminster Killer please - 24th July
Replies: 20
Views: 1005

Re: Supporters required for the Kidderminster Killer please - 24th July

Hi Phil, all being well I'll do my usual stint with clearing up HQ at the end. Should be easy to be socially distanced if that's still required.
by Dave Cox
06 Apr 2021 17:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Intro Rides 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 1933

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: 6
Views: 1042

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: 6
Views: 1042

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: 6
Views: 1042

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: 400

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: 400

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: 623

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: 1311

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: 1186

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: 1186

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: 6385

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: 1454

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: 1472

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: 1472

Re: Northfield and #WalkCyclePlay

Thanks Paul
by Dave Cox
27 May 2020 11:58
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Northfield and #WalkCyclePlay
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

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: 1584

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: 10649

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: 10649

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: 1211

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: 1928

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 !