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by Simon Woodward
19 Jan 2020 14:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 19th January
Replies: 17
Views: 841

On today's cold and foggy B ride to Upton Snodsbury were Neil Titus Evanson (Met us at the Black Horse and immediately turned back saying "I've forgotten something, I won't be long" he was never seen again) Clare Fudge (Met us at the Cafe) André Gardner Stuart Jones (First ride with the Beacon) Ka L...
by Simon Woodward
18 Jan 2020 18:19
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Sunrise and Snowdrop Audaxes - Call for helpers
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Sunrise and Snowdrop Audaxes - Call for helpers

Phil,

As you're aware, I'm a snowdrop entrant but am more than happy to help in any position you need. I'm fine seeing the suriser's and snowdropper's of before tagging on at the back.
by Simon Woodward
17 Jan 2020 21:42
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: LondonEdinburghLondon 8th - 13th August 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: LondonEdinburghLondon 8th - 13th August 2021

I'll be there as well, and luckily qualify due to my long-standing audax membership...be great if we have a huge Beacon contingent for the UK's most prestigious audax...after our own of course :D Actually, getting in won't be so easy...to qualify, these are the requirements: •London Edinburgh Londo...
by Simon Woodward
17 Jan 2020 21:23
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Enter the Dragon Permanent
Replies: 10
Views: 879

Re: Enter the Dragon Permanent

Hi Audaxers, Has anyone ever done this? https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12698177 I'm thinking about converting my AAA SR into an SR Cymru, I'll need a 300 as my Cambrian with ECE won't count. It's obviously a lumpy ride I'm just wondering whether it's achievable in late Autumn which is probably when...
by Simon Woodward
15 Jan 2020 11:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 19th January
Replies: 17
Views: 841

Re: Club Runs - 19th January

The forecast for the weekend looks like it's going to be a tad chilly so wrap up warm. As long as the roads aren't too bad, I'll lead the B ride to the Twisted Spoon in Upton Snodsbury The route is available here - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31756453 and hopefully will be all on gritted roads. 2...
by Simon Woodward
14 Jan 2020 19:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020

I'll lead a B ride on the 19th Jan. Destination to be decided depending on the forecast. So it appears that the call for riders to get their names down early has lead to foul play in the B ride. I've been gazumped by Lord Whiteman. :twisted: I'll be harrumphing at the back, encouraging everyone to ...
by Simon Woodward
14 Jan 2020 14:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020

I'll lead a B ride on the 19th Jan. Destination to be decided depending on the forecast. So it appears that the call for riders to get their names down early has lead to foul play in the B ride. I've been gazumped by Lord Whiteman. :twisted: I'll be harrumphing at the back, encouraging everyone to ...
by Simon Woodward
10 Jan 2020 20:00
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: LondonEdinburghLondon 8th - 13th August 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: LondonEdinburghLondon 8th - 13th August 2021

I volunteered in 2017 which means I get a guaranteed entry for 2021.
I'm still undecided whether to enter in 2021 or volunteer.
If I can complete Mille Pennines I'll probably enter LEL
by Simon Woodward
06 Jan 2020 12:24
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Plans for 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Plans for 2020

So what rides are you all planning to do next year?

I'm hearing rumours of some very audacious rides!

My current plans look like this.
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by Simon Woodward
30 Dec 2019 13:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020

I'll lead a B ride on the 19th Jan. Destination to be decided depending on the forecast.
by Simon Woodward
15 Dec 2019 18:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 15th December
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Club Runs - 15th December

On today's combined B/C run to Warwick were Neil Evanson Clare Fudge Andre Gardner Andy McGrath Pete Norman Ewan Ross Jon Sadler James Tate Si Turner Simon Woodward There was a bit of frost about early on but everyone took it easy and there were no mishaps. The only issue was the leader having a fla...
by Simon Woodward
11 Dec 2019 14:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 15th December
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Club Runs - 15th December

Weather permitting, the B run will be to Warwick.
48 Miles in total and the pace will be quite relaxed.

Please download the route below
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31583380
by Simon Woodward
18 Nov 2019 13:51
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Little Mountain Time Trial 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Little Mountain Time Trial 2020

It's the Elenydd calendar Audax the day before, so I've got the perfect excuse for not riding the LMTT.
Put me down as a helper.
by Simon Woodward
17 Nov 2019 15:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th November
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Club Runs - 17th November

We had 9 riders out on today's B run to Croome Park. The 2 fords on the route were impassable by car, but we happily trundled our way over using the bridges. Sorry for my lack of fitness, I think I'll volunteer for the D ride next time! Today's Synchro Swimmers were Claire Fudge Phil Elwell Andy McG...
by Simon Woodward
11 Nov 2019 23:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th November
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Club Runs - 17th November

The B run will be to Croome Park.
62 Miles of mainly flat roads, following this route
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31418115
by Simon Woodward
11 Nov 2019 21:46
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Newport Winter Track Sessions - 2019/20
Replies: 19
Views: 1446

Re: Newport Winter Track Sessions - 2019/20

Such a shame they're great sessions.
Is a session planned for December?
by Simon Woodward
18 Oct 2019 18:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1506

Re: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019

I'll lead the B on the 17th November to Croome Park. 15th December and 19th January Venues TBC.
:D
by Simon Woodward
16 Sep 2019 21:47
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Enter the Dragon Permanent
Replies: 10
Views: 879

Re: Enter the Dragon Permanent

John Hamilton is not nicknamed Undulates for nothing. This looks like another one of his horrors - always a great choice of roads through fantastic scenery but rarely flat. John Hamilton tells me that only 13 people have completed the ride and only 4 of those finished within 20 hours. As you say, h...
by Simon Woodward
12 Sep 2019 22:40
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Enter the Dragon Permanent
Replies: 10
Views: 879

Re: Enter the Dragon Permanent

I completed this on Tuesday. A very tough ride which I just managed to complete in time with only 25 minutes to spare. I crawled up Bwlch y Groes averaging less than 3mph! I've always been a full value Audaxer but thought that my average speed would increase over the last100 km, as that part of the ...
by Simon Woodward
01 Aug 2019 07:29
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Enter the Dragon Permanent
Replies: 10
Views: 879

Re: Enter the Dragon Permanent

That means going up Bwlch-y-groes the hard-way! Looks tough but in late autumn the colours will be spectacular with rustic ferns on the mountain sides. Cheers Phil, I've managed to find some space bit earlier in my calendar so have booked the 10th September. Bwlch y groes and the following climb ou...
by Simon Woodward
29 Jul 2019 21:45
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Enter the Dragon Permanent
Replies: 10
Views: 879

Enter the Dragon Permanent

Hi Audaxers, Has anyone ever done this? https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12698177 I'm thinking about converting my AAA SR into an SR Cymru, I'll need a 300 as my Cambrian with ECE won't count. It's obviously a lumpy ride I'm just wondering whether it's achievable in late Autumn which is probably when ...
by Simon Woodward
05 Jul 2019 09:08
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Brum200 Audax
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Brum200 Audax

I'm confused.
I've entered the BRUM 200 but it's on the 21st Sept.
by Simon Woodward
30 Jun 2019 15:37
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Brum200 Audax
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Brum200 Audax

Yes, I've entered.
by Simon Woodward
23 Jun 2019 06:05
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: The BEACON ROADS CYCLE CLUB TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1234

Re: The BEACON ROADS CYCLE CLUB TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

Thank you to Ade and all the helpers at the track championships yesterday.
I had an absolutely fantastic time and loved every minute of it.
by Simon Woodward
02 Jun 2019 16:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 2nd June
Replies: 16
Views: 2183

Re: Club runs - 2nd June

Thanks for volunteering to lead the C run today Simon.
A great route and a thoroughly enjoyable ride.
I believe, the ride leader has the authority to eat and drink anything he fancies. :wink:
by Simon Woodward
30 May 2019 19:50
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Riding a 600kms Audax
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

Re: Riding a 600kms Audax

Congratulations to you all.
I'm assuming you can all now give yourselves the Title Super Randonneur?
I'm still a 400 short for that.
Good luck to those of you doing Paris-Brest-Paris.
by Simon Woodward
10 May 2019 07:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: What do B runners want to do on 19/5?
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Re: What do B runners want to do on 19/5?

This looks like a great idea George.
I'm surprised no one has voted yet. Unfortunately I'll be plodding my way through Wales that weekend so better not vote.. _Q
by Simon Woodward
06 May 2019 11:05
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Bryan Chapman Memorial
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Bryan Chapman Memorial

Hi,
I was wondering if any other fellow Beaconites had entered the Bryan Chapman on the 18th May?

It'll be my first event over 300km and my lack of pace on the hills worries me. :(

As it's PBP year, what qualifying events are folks doing?
(For clarity, I haven't been crazy enough to enter PBP)
by Simon Woodward
28 Apr 2019 16:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs -28th April
Replies: 12
Views: 2072

Re: Club Runs -28th April

The B run was a great route (Thanks Si Walker) and quick on the way out as promised to make sure we could cope with mechanicals and still get to the Cafe whilst it was in time for breakfast. Of course I didn't expect the mechanicals to be all mine. A **flat** on the rear and later on the front all w...
by Simon Woodward
26 Apr 2019 10:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs -28th April
Replies: 12
Views: 2072

Re: Club Runs -28th April

B Ride
The B ride will be to Ellenden Farm Shop in Harvington - 54 Miles.
The pace will probably be towards the top end of B pace to get there in time for breakfast.
The route is available to download here, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29812165
by Simon Woodward
24 Apr 2019 16:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs -28th April
Replies: 12
Views: 2072

Re: Club Runs -28th April

I'll lead a B ride on Sunday.
I'm not sure where to yet, but I'll be posting the route on here when I've worked out where to go.
by Simon Woodward
24 Apr 2019 14:30
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: SSECCRRL Race 16th May 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 3284

Re: SSECCRRL Race 16th May 2019

Hi, Could you please put me down as a volunteer. If you could let me know what's required and when and where to meet please.
Cheers
by Simon Woodward
31 Mar 2019 15:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st March
Replies: 22
Views: 3296

Re: Club runs - 31st March

We had a couple of mechanicals on the B ride today to Clows Top. A set of misaligned brakes and a mangled derailleur. We were able to sort the brakes but failed to fix the derailleur so lost our leader before we got to the café. Glad to see that Richard made it back OK. Alex Agnew - First Beacon rid...
by Simon Woodward
24 Feb 2019 15:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 24th February
Replies: 11
Views: 2369

Re: Club Runs - 24th February

The C ride to Lavender Hall was thankfully uneventful other than the ride leader having a **flat**. Nathan met us at the café, which was impressive as we set off for Kenilworth before changing our minds and heading for Lavender Hall Nathan Burton Cédric Gioan Sandy henshaw Helen Jamieson Dave little...
by Simon Woodward
02 Feb 2019 20:33
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 13871

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Stu,
Can I order
Men's S/S VERO PRO Jersey, XL please
by Simon Woodward
20 Jan 2019 14:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th January
Replies: 10
Views: 2247

Re: Club runs - 20th January

C Run
A lovely C run to Alcester, nothing extraordinary to report
.

What about the 2 Beaconites on a tandem gatecrashing your ride?
Do we get 1/2 a point each?
by Simon Woodward
16 Dec 2018 13:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 16th December
Replies: 7
Views: 1856

Re: Club Runs - 16th December

There was a Change of both leader and destination for the B ride. We also encountered black ice with a couple of riders including Si Walker hitting the deck. This prompted us to keep to the main roads and stay well away from the country lanes for the rest of the route which went without incident. On...
by Simon Woodward
15 Dec 2018 13:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 16th December
Replies: 7
Views: 1856

Re: Club Runs - 16th December

Unfortunately there need to be a change of plan for the B Run. Hillers are fully booked up. :(
I'll lead a ride to Clows Top instead.

The route is Matt Hale's and is available below.
Clows Top Route
by Simon Woodward
13 Dec 2018 21:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 16th December
Replies: 7
Views: 1856

Re: Club Runs - 16th December

The forecast for Sunday is looking good I'll lead the B ride to Hillers Farm Shop, following Sean Barker's route on the routes database. 59 Miles with the cafe at 36 miles. The route's available to download below Hillers Farm Shop There's been a change of plan. The B ride will now be going to Clows ...
by Simon Woodward
10 Dec 2018 19:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 16th December
Replies: 7
Views: 1856

Re: Club Runs - 16th December

I'll lead a B ride on Sunday. Venue and route to be confirmed later in the week.
by Simon Woodward
09 Dec 2018 18:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th December
Replies: 20
Views: 3621

Re: Club runs - 9th December

On the B run to Lowsonford aka The Magical Mystery Tour were Simon Turner (L) Si Walker Si Woodward Matt Hale Rob Wade Richard Leper Pete Norman Alex Rybinski Cheers for your patience and sorry we almost starved A fine magical mystery tour Si. It just goes to show, anyone can lead and you don't eve...
by Simon Woodward
16 Nov 2018 20:44
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Newport Track Session - Saturday 29th December
Replies: 23
Views: 3445

Re: Newport Track Session - Saturday 29th December

Sorry, I'd have loved to have done that session but am working and won't be able to get the the off. :(
Maybe next time.
by Simon Woodward
28 Oct 2018 14:42
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: The great reunion
Replies: 15
Views: 2526

Re: The great reunion

Oscar, There's often an awful lot of tosh written on forums and I'm just as guilty as everyone else. But sometimes a little gem comes along that warms the heart and rekindles your faith in human kind.
Thank you.
by Simon Woodward
02 Oct 2018 18:50
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Touring Trophy
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Re: Touring Trophy

I might have a go and submit a resume of the touring I've done this year trying to complete the British Cycle Quest. I'll just need to get back from my tour of Southwest Scotland first!
by Simon Woodward
16 Sep 2018 16:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th September
Replies: 11
Views: 2680

Re: Club runs - 16th September

On today's B ride to Clows top were

Matt Clegg
Mark Gardner
John Hitchcock (Left us before the cafe)
Dave Hughes (Left us before the cafe)
Luca Tinnirello
Rob Wade
Simon Woodward (Leading)

A very uneventful ride with plenty of room at the cafe.
Thanks everyone
by Simon Woodward
15 Sep 2018 18:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th September
Replies: 11
Views: 2680

Re: Club runs - 16th September

I'm happy to lead a B ride to Clows Top if no one else fancies leading. The route is one that Matt Clegg did this year and is 55 miles, with the Cafe at 31.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28605037
by Simon Woodward
02 Sep 2018 17:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 2nd September
Replies: 7
Views: 1895

Re: Club runs - 2nd September

The B ride got to Lavender Hall without a problem but there was a 3/4 hour wait for food so we were told of a great cafe a couple of miles away. Unfortunately they were also full so we ended up 1 **flat** later with a Spa shop on the village green at Meridan. Todays riders were Nathan Burton Huang D...
by Simon Woodward
28 Aug 2018 13:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 2nd September
Replies: 7
Views: 1895

Re: Club runs - 2nd September

The B ride to Lavendar Hall will be about 55 miles with the cafe just over halfway at 32 miles. The pace won't be quick and the route is fairly flat so if there are any C riders who fancy moving up to the B this is the perfect opportunity. The route is available here - https://ridewithgps.com/routes...
by Simon Woodward
19 Aug 2018 17:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2783

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

I'll lead a B ride to Lavender Hall on the 2nd September.