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by Simon Woodward
04 Apr 2021 14:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 4th April- Warwick 9-15
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Sunday 4th April- Warwick 9-15

Cheers for the ride Si. It's good to be able to start riding with friends again
You picked a fine route and led beautifully, though from a somewhat unorthodox position.
by Simon Woodward
03 Apr 2021 15:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 4th April- Warwick 9-15
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Sunday 4th April- Warwick 9-15

Can you also put me down.
by Simon Woodward
31 Mar 2021 14:17
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 2021 club TT Events
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: 2021 club TT Events

Hi Paolo,

You can sign up on the club Website
http://beaconrcc.org.uk/club-time-trials-2021/

I'll see you at the start, and probably half way round as you zoom past me. :)
by Simon Woodward
12 Mar 2021 20:48
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Schwalbe Marthon Supreme tyres gone
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: Schwalbe Marthon Supreme tyres

Colin, I'll happily take those of you.
by Simon Woodward
12 Feb 2021 09:24
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 2021 AND AUDAX EVENTS
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: 2021 AND AUDAX EVENTS

Andy, A Brevet Populaire is a shorter version of Audax, (less than 200km)

The type of event doesn't really matter unless your trying to qualify for Paris-Brest-Paris, or going for one of Audax UK's awards.
by Simon Woodward
21 Jan 2021 12:03
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: BEACON TO HOST CROSS EVENT 2021/2 SEASON
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Re: BEACON TO HOST CROSS EVENT 2021/2 SEASON

It sounds fantastic.
I'd be more than happy to help out. Please let me know once you have an idea of a date.
by Simon Woodward
21 Dec 2020 10:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL Sunday 20 December 09:15 Approx 45miles B pace burst 14-15mph
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: RIDE FULL Sunday 20 December 09:15 Approx 45miles B pace burst 14-15mph

Cheers Matt,

It was great fun on the Fixie and a good route for it. I'm not sure why more people don't do it.
by Simon Woodward
18 Dec 2020 21:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Take Away Cafes During Covid
Replies: 26
Views: 4914

Instone Court Vending Machines

It's not quite a cafe but an interesting concept and useful in these interesting times.

A farmhouse shop with vending machines. When I went, there were Eggs, Apples, Cobnuts, Cake, Milk & Veg

Munderfield, Bromyard HR7 4JS
by Simon Woodward
29 Oct 2020 20:02
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: ***KIT COLLECTION***
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Re: ***KIT COLLECTION***

Fantastic Stu,

I wasn't expecting it till well after Christmas.
Can I collect at 1pm please.
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: 761

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: 761

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: 1264

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: 761

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: 757

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: 757

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: 757

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: 757

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: 804

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: 710

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: 18
Views: 5713

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: 5675

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: 868

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: 868

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: 603

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: 1033

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: 941

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: 4831

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: 4831

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: 2797

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: 2797

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: 2797

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: 904

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: 3323

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: 2155

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: 3323

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: 3323

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: 3103

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: 4990

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: 3968

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: 3968

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: 2334

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: 2194

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: 3070

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: 3968

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: 3103

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: 3103

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: 2194

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: 788

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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