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by Simon Woodward
21 Sep 2021 13:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 5th Oct Women's Tour - Barr Beacon
Replies: 0
Views: 9

5th Oct Women's Tour - Barr Beacon

I'm planning on going to watch the women's tour on 5th October. It starts and finishes in Walsall, with 9 laps of Barr Beacon.

Please put your name down if your interested in riding out to watch.
by Simon Woodward
18 Sep 2021 19:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Saturday 18th September, 9:15 B ride to Heightington (Nothing Bound brewery taphouse)
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Saturday 18th September, 9:15 B ride to Heightington (Nothing Bound brewery taphouse)

Thanks for organising and leading such a great ride Matt.
Nothing Bound, Fixed Wheel with the occasional hill in between.
Perfect
by Simon Woodward
17 Sep 2021 14:36
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Important Notice for Regular Beacon Audaxers
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Important Notice for Regular Beacon Audaxers

Looks like John Williams has a very big lead. http://www.aukweb.net/results/detail/2021/listride/?Rider=19004 Simon Woodward is in at second place. http://www.aukweb.net/results/detail/2021/listride/?Rider=19004 Phil Richards is in at third place. http://www.aukweb.net/results/detail/2021/listride/...
by Simon Woodward
10 Sep 2021 18:04
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Club Audax Trophy
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: Club Audax Trophy

While we're contemplating moving the dates that the Audax trophy is awarded I'd also like to highlight another potential issue. Currently the Audax trophy is awarded to "The member who completes the greatest mileage in audax events during the twelve-month period ending 30 September" There's no defin...
by Simon Woodward
09 Sep 2021 12:35
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Overshoe recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Overshoe recommendation

Philip Whiteman wrote:
08 Sep 2021 11:36

Depends on your budget but I am a firm convert to Spatz, especially for warmth. They come with a high price tag. They are easy to repair with Black Witch.
Phil, Do you have any contact details for the Black Witch?
by Simon Woodward
09 Sep 2021 12:31
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Club Audax Trophy
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: Club Audax Trophy

I'm aware that Audax UK decided to change the season to align it with to the international Audaxing year.

I was wondering whether other sections have differing seasons? What about time trialling, when does their season begin?
by Simon Woodward
07 Sep 2021 13:40
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Important Notice for Regular Beacon Audaxers
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Important Notice for Regular Beacon Audaxers

Thanks Simon The KK is 23rd July and the Autumn Audax (South Salopian) will be 1st October. It looks as though Phil has filled his Sunrise Express with volunteers though I am sure he will correct me if I am wrong, and I am guessing it will be the last Saturday in February. I spoke with Phil this mo...
by Simon Woodward
06 Sep 2021 21:45
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Important Notice for Regular Beacon Audaxers
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Important Notice for Regular Beacon Audaxers

Hello All Don't forget, if you have not yet volunteered, please remember that all regular audaxers need to commit to supporting on of our events to be eligible to enter a Beacon audax in 2022. Phil, Do you have dates for 2022 yet, so we can work out Which ones we're available to volunteer for. Cheers
by Simon Woodward
11 Aug 2021 20:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A RUN SUNDAY 15TH AUGUST
Replies: 21
Views: 646

Re: A RUN SUNDAY 15TH AUGUST

neilo wrote:
11 Aug 2021 19:13
Simon Woodward wrote:
11 Aug 2021 18:37
neilo wrote:
09 Aug 2021 16:39
I'll lead an A run to Draycote Water this Sunday (weather permitting), leaving the BH at 8.30 covering about 85 miles.
Neil, Have you got a route for when I get dropped?
Sent it you mate.
Cheers,

If anyone else wants the route, it's here - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37119991
by Simon Woodward
11 Aug 2021 18:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A RUN SUNDAY 15TH AUGUST
Replies: 21
Views: 646

Re: A RUN SUNDAY 15TH AUGUST

neilo wrote:
09 Aug 2021 16:39
I'll lead an A run to Draycote Water this Sunday (weather permitting), leaving the BH at 8.30 covering about 85 miles.
Neil, Have you got a route for when I get dropped?
by Simon Woodward
09 Aug 2021 17:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A RUN SUNDAY 15TH AUGUST
Replies: 21
Views: 646

Re: A RUN 15TH AUGUST

I'm sure I'll end up regretting this.

Can you sign me up for my first A ride
by Simon Woodward
26 Jul 2021 09:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Saturday 31st July - 6am - One-Day A-ride to Weston-Super-Mare and back
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: Saturday 31st July - 6am - One-Day A-ride to Weston-Super-Mare and back

I'm sure I'll regret this as I've not done a 400km ride in less than 24hrs before, but put me on the confirmed list please.
by Simon Woodward
08 Jul 2021 17:41
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: YHA Weekend Rides
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: YHA Weekend Rides

Sounds like a cracking idea to me. 100 miles sounds about right, we had quite a few doing a century a couple of weeks ago.

I'd certainly be happy with a hostel and Brecon Beacons is easy to get to and not as lumpy as it sounds.
by Simon Woodward
28 Jun 2021 18:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: TUESDAY 29TH CLUB RUNS
Replies: 15
Views: 691

Re: TUESDAY 29TH CLUB RUNS

Can you put me down for the C please. This is tentative as it depends on work. Thanks
by Simon Woodward
23 Jun 2021 12:30
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Beacon RCC Track Championships 2021 Sat, 26 Jun 2021 12:00 Halesowen.
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Re: Beacon RCC Track Championships 2021 Sat, 26 Jun 2021 12:00 Halesowen.

Hi Ade, I've registered for this - hope I'm not too late. I've never done any track riding before so I'll attend the training session. I have selected bike hire as well, so I will just bring myself, Lycra and SPD-SLs? Looking forward to it! Thank you - Lewis I'm sure you'll love it Lewis. I'll be h...
by Simon Woodward
21 Jun 2021 11:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs for the weekend of 27th June
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Club runs for the weekend of 27th June

Phil,
Did you mean as of 2022?
It's great news that we'll be having 6 Audaxes and the plan to encourage the regulars to volunteer for at least one event sounds excellent.
by Simon Woodward
14 Jun 2021 18:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 400kms Pushing the Boundaries Club Run - Saturday 19th June 5am
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: 400kms Pushing the Boundaries Club Run - Saturday 19th June 5am

This year's 'pushing the boundaries, ride is from the Black Horse to the Stwlan Dam climb and then home again, a minimum distance of some 385kms, but more likely 400kms. This is not a ride for those inexperienced in riding these distances, as it is a mountainous course with several long climbs arou...
by Simon Woodward
11 Jun 2021 21:12
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Danny Mason Highland Challenge - 14th June
Replies: 9
Views: 2663

Re: Danny Mason Highland Challenge - 14th June

Black away kit?
I've only got the home kit.
I've not done the ride before but was my thinking of starting as late as possible to avoid the masses.
by Simon Woodward
09 Jun 2021 22:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Intro Rides 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 1925

Re: Intro Rides 2021

I'm struggling with most of the dates but will happily least the November intro ride.
by Simon Woodward
09 Jun 2021 13:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Two-Day overnighter Weston run 3-4 July
Replies: 42
Views: 2162

Re: Slow Weston run 3-4 July

Guys are you carrying clothes and maybe a pair of shoes or do we rock up to the beefeater in full cycle gear? Also do we need to book food for evening / morning and is there a determination as to where? The Premier Inn mentioned booking breakfast early as Saturday/Sunday a busy day. I’ve not done t...
by Simon Woodward
07 Jun 2021 21:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 13th June ONE SPACE LEFT D RIDE to Packwood House 9 AM START
Replies: 28
Views: 1207

Re: Sunday 13th June D RIDE to Packwood House 9 AM START

Chesterton windmill and now Packwood House. Sounds like someone's starting the British Cycle Quest.
https://www.cyclinguk.org/british-cycle-quest
by Simon Woodward
07 Jun 2021 08:03
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Free beer at the Fixed Wheel!
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Free beer at the Fixed Wheel!

Hi everyone, When the last club track championships were held in 2019, I competed in my first cycle race and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. I hired a bike at the track and set a PB in every event I entered. At the end of the event I cycled to the Fixed Wheel brewery which is about 3 miles away and...
by Simon Woodward
22 May 2021 16:58
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: BEACON TO HOST CROSS EVENT 2021/2 SEASON
Replies: 17
Views: 1368

Re: BEACON TO HOST CROSS EVENT 2021/2 SEASON

Ade, have you any idea of a date for this event yet?
by Simon Woodward
02 May 2021 17:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 100 miles in ~8 hrs - Sun June 27th - 07:30-FULL
Replies: 19
Views: 1330

Re: 100 miles in ~8 hrs - Sun June 27th - 07:30

Can you sign me up as well please Si
by Simon Woodward
04 Apr 2021 14:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 4th April- Warwick 9-15
Replies: 5
Views: 358

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: 358

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: 1141

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: 551

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: 1308

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: 17
Views: 1368

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: 711

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: 6384

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: 1214

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: 1130

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: 1130

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: 1770

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: 1130

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: 1017

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: 1017

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: 1017

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: 1017

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: 1170

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: 1009

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: 19
Views: 6532

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: 6631

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: 1159

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: 1159

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 :?