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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: 341

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: 341

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: 313

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: 472

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: 676

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: 2468

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: 2468

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: 1846

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: 1846

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: 1846

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: 599

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: 2148

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: 1263

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: 2148

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: 2148

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: 2229

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: 3470

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: 2582

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: 2582

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: 1410

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: 1440

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: 2216

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: 2582

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: 2229

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: 2229

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: 1440

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: 544

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: 2229

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: 1420

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: 1420

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: 2391

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: 1903

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: 1903

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: 3470

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: 3021

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: 2216

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: 2216

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: 2216

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: 2216

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: 1332

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: 1332

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: 2168

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: 3193

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: 1998

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: 1220

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: 921

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: 2834

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: 2834

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: 2834

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: 4387

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