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by Simon Woodward
11 Oct 2020 16:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Ride Full Sunday 11th B ride to Clive's of Cropthorne 9:00 for 09:15 start
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Ride Full Sunday 11th B ride to Clive's of Cropthorne 9:00 for 09:15 start

Everyone turned up as planned.
We were a bit late getting to Clive's because of a couple of **flat**s.
Thanks to all for taking your turn on the front, especially into the headwinds on the way home.
by Simon Woodward
08 Oct 2020 19:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Ride Full Sunday 11th B ride to Clive's of Cropthorne 9:00 for 09:15 start
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Ride Full Sunday 11th B ride to Clive's of Cropthorne 9:00 for 09:15 start

Fenella wrote:
08 Oct 2020 19:45
If anyone else wanted to go on this run, I don't mind leading the same route in reverse at a similar pace (or more slowly if I'm on the winter bike).
Thanks for the offer Fenella.
by Simon Woodward
08 Oct 2020 12:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 2 spaces left.... Sunday 11th... beacon burst. Meet 8.15 for 8.30 leave.
Replies: 17
Views: 548

Re: Sunday 11th... beacon burst. Meet 8.15 for 8.30 leave.

Sam Alvarez wrote:
08 Oct 2020 12:52
Stopping at a cafe?
Sam Beacon Bursts are non stop rides and tend to be shorter than normal rides.
So no, there won't be a cafe stop.
by Simon Woodward
08 Oct 2020 09:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Ride Full Sunday 11th B ride to Clive's of Cropthorne 9:00 for 09:15 start
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Ride Full Sunday 11th B ride to Clive's of Cropthorne 9:00 for 09:15 start

I'll lead a ride to Clive's of Cropthorne this Sunday. The route is 60 miles BH to BH. Place will be at the slow end of B pace. Please remember your face masks for entering the shop. I've made a route up. Please let me know if you see any problems with it. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34341974 Rid...
by Simon Woodward
04 Oct 2020 14:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 09:15 BH - 4th October Intro Ride to Rowberry's 35 Miles - Easy Pace
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: 09:15 BH - 4th October Intro Ride to Rowberry's 35 Miles - Easy Pace

It was a bit damp this morning and there was a total of 4 people at the Black Horse, so we decided to combine the C ride with the Intro ride and head off to Rowberry's. The riders were Simon Woodward (Leading the Intro) Dave Jones Richard Chaplin (Leading the C) Pete Norman Vince & Clare met us at t...
by Simon Woodward
01 Oct 2020 20:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 09:15 BH - 4th October Intro Ride to Rowberry's 35 Miles - Easy Pace
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: 09:15 BH - 4th October Intro Ride to Rowberry's 35 Miles - Easy Pace

Dave,

I've added you to the list. Please ask if you have any questions.

Simon
by Simon Woodward
29 Sep 2020 21:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 09:15 BH - 4th October Intro Ride to Rowberry's 35 Miles - Easy Pace
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: 09:15 BH - 4th October Intro Ride to Rowberry's 35 Miles - Easy Pace

Hi Naomi, Welcome to Beacon. We'll be meeting at the Black Horse in Northfield at 09:00 for a 09:15 start. You can have a look at our Club Run Guidance for some general advice on club runs but don't worry too much as we'll go through things at the start. Please also remember to bring a facemask as y...
by Simon Woodward
28 Sep 2020 10:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 09:15 BH - 4th October Intro Ride to Rowberry's 35 Miles - Easy Pace
Replies: 6
Views: 387

09:15 BH - 4th October Intro Ride to Rowberry's 35 Miles - Easy Pace

I'll lead this months Intro ride to Rowberry's Cafe near Chaddesley Corbett. I'll be using this route - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31865426 Meet at the Black Horse 09:00 for 09:15 The route is about 35 miles, the pace will be nice and easy and will be at the pace of the slowest rider. The maximu...
by Simon Woodward
24 Sep 2020 13:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 27 September B/C ride to Harvington - RIDE FULL
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: Sunday 27 September B/C ride to Harvington

George, can I join you on your ride to Harvington please?
by Simon Woodward
15 Sep 2020 21:02
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 'THE BEACON THREE' X RATED AUDAXES OPEN SOON
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: 'THE BEACON THREE' X RATED AUDAXES OPEN SOON

Thanks for organising these events Phil. I always look forward to new routes and as a plodder X rated events suit me perfectly.
by Simon Woodward
25 Aug 2020 19:17
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Shop Open!
Replies: 16
Views: 3110

Re: Club Shop Open!

Great work Stu.
I've put my order in. :D
by Simon Woodward
13 Aug 2020 19:06
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Beacon Tour of The Hebrides and Highlands 2015?
Replies: 18
Views: 3795

Re: Beacon Tour of The Hebrides and Highlands 2015?

Pete, the Outer Hebrides are wonderful. Can I suggest going up the East coast of Harris from Rodel rather than using the Hebridean Way up the west coast. A few years ago I cycled Mull, Ardnamurchan, Skye, Torridons, Ullapool, Stornoway and then down the Outer Hebrides and back to Oban. It was fantas...
by Simon Woodward
21 Jul 2020 07:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 26th July 08:00 Stourport; Brum 200; B (14 mph)
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Sunday 26th July 08:00 Stourport; Brum 200; B (14 mph)

Schoolboy error :x

To confirm the route is clockwise.
by Simon Woodward
20 Jul 2020 21:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 26th July 08:00 Stourport; Brum 200; B (14 mph)
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Sunday 26th July 08:00 Stourport; Brum 200; B (14 mph)

AlanW wrote:
20 Jul 2020 19:56
I'm interested in joining you, but wont know for sure till later in the week. If I can make it, I will meet you at Astwood Bank if thats okay?
Alan - I'm not sure what time we'll get to astwood Bank. Anywhere between 5pm and 7pm I reckon :?
by Simon Woodward
20 Jul 2020 15:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 'New Normal' club runs - Sunday 26th July
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: 'New Normal' club runs - Sunday 26th July

Brum 200 - Clockwise starting from Stourport 08:00 I'll lead a 200Km ride this Sunday that follows Paolo Coppo's Brum 200 route but starting in Stourport and going anti-clockwise. Pace will be around 14Mph. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33364680 Let me know if you fancy coming along Signed up so f...
by Simon Woodward
13 Jul 2020 19:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon Bakers Dozen - Sunday July 19th
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: Beacon Bakers Dozen - Sunday July 19th

My plan is to set off around 06:30 from home. I'll head down to Illmington and will hopefully be in Winchcombe before closing time. I'll then plod my way home from there.
by Simon Woodward
27 May 2020 21:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs: 31st May
Replies: 1
Views: 820

Re: Club Runs: 31st May

Roger Green and I will take the A run to Barnard's Castle. It'll be nice for me to be the Stoker for a change.
by Simon Woodward
02 Apr 2020 21:59
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Blood Donation
Replies: 11
Views: 4140

Re: Blood Donation

Simon that is amazing. You have given blood almost every month for the last 20 yrs!!! Chapeau. More or less Dave. Though it's taken a bit longer than 20 years and I used to give every 3 weeks. I had to have time off occasionally because of Rugby injuries and am struggling at the moment because my i...
by Simon Woodward
01 Apr 2020 23:13
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Blood Donation
Replies: 11
Views: 4140

Re: Blood Donation

I'm a regular platelet donor with around 400 donations (platelet donations count double) Platelets can only be donated locally at New Street and you're on the machine for a maximum of 90 minutes. There are no I'll effects other than some people can get a slight reaction to the anticoagulant but this...
by Simon Woodward
16 Feb 2020 17:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 16th February
Replies: 12
Views: 2264

Re: Club Runs - 16th February

Helen wrote:
16 Feb 2020 17:16
I had a fantastic time, thanks all!

(who's jacques?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xCfwoNd2U6k
by Simon Woodward
16 Feb 2020 15:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 16th February
Replies: 12
Views: 2264

Re: Club Runs - 16th February

A much better turnout this week for storm Dennis. We headed South to Upton Snodsbury. The roads were a bit wet in places with many of the floods coming above the bottom bracket. The only other problem was my slow **flat** which I finally sorted at the cafe Today's intrepid riders were Helen Colson J...
by Simon Woodward
15 Feb 2020 21:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 16th February
Replies: 12
Views: 2264

Re: Club Runs - 16th February

For those that are still undecided about tomorrow, I'll be at the Black Horse in the morning. We can work out where we're going and at what pace once we're there. Come on, get out into the real world and throw that turbo away! Otherwise we'll need to change the name to the Beacon fair weather and in...
by Simon Woodward
15 Feb 2020 19:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs 23rd February
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Re: Club runs 23rd February

Dave,
Is it worth defining your D run so that any prospective new riders have an idea of not just mileage but expected pace?
by Simon Woodward
09 Feb 2020 14:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th February
Replies: 15
Views: 2635

Re: Club Runs - 9th February

At the Black Horse the ride leaders agreed to all head out on the same route. We were worried about overwhelming the cafe with numbers but felt they should be able to cope if we staggered our arrival. Unfortunately the cafe at Wyre forest was closed. Apparently it was too dangerous, though we never ...
by Simon Woodward
06 Feb 2020 19:20
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Danny Mason Highland Challenge - 14th June
Replies: 4
Views: 1669

Re: Danny Mason Highland Challenge - 14th June

This looks like a great route and free 🍺

I've entered and am planning to ride to the start to turn it into a 200km ride.
by Simon Woodward
05 Feb 2020 17:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th February
Replies: 15
Views: 2635

Re: Club Runs - 9th February

The Corporate Director for Club Runs has an organisational resilience plan for dealing with such meteorological situations. Our strategy is customer focused and I guess that runs may be cancelled off. I am sure that strong leadership will produce announcements about the day but I don't expect to he...
by Simon Woodward
03 Feb 2020 11:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th February
Replies: 15
Views: 2635

Re: Club Runs - 9th February

The B ride to Wyre forest will hopefully follow this route - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31859593

The route takes us out via Kinver and Enville then comes back via Hartlebury and Chaddesley Corbett
55 Miles in total with the cafe at 30 miles.
by Simon Woodward
02 Feb 2020 10:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for January, February and March 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 2576

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

I'll lead the B ride next week to Wyre Forest (55 Miles) :D
by Simon Woodward
20 Jan 2020 10:36
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Newport Winter Track Sessions - 2019/20
Replies: 21
Views: 4016

Re: Newport Winter Track Sessions - 2019/20

Hope you recover soon Alan,
I'll be there on the 2nd Feb and will be bimbling around at the back as always. _Q
by Simon Woodward
19 Jan 2020 19:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 19th January
Replies: 18
Views: 3181

Re: Club Runs - 19th January

Si, Just to clarify I only had to return back to the BH as left my Oakleys on the wall and gave that info to the rider behind me. Minutes later I threw caution to the conditions down the A38 to ride back on but sadly never saw the group again :( As not sure of revised B route due to the weather con...
by Simon Woodward
19 Jan 2020 14:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 19th January
Replies: 18
Views: 3181

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 - helpers nearly complete
Replies: 13
Views: 1732

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: 8
Views: 1738

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: 2492

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: 18
Views: 3181

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: 12
Views: 2576

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: 12
Views: 2576

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: 8
Views: 1738

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: 623

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: 12
Views: 2576

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: 1608

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: 1608

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: 10
Views: 2738

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: 2187

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: 2187

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: 21
Views: 4016

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: 3512

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: 2492

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: 2492

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 ...