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by Philip Whiteman
25 Sep 2017 19:36
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Claims for Beacon Trophies
Replies: 9
Views: 2101

Re: Claims for Beacon Trophies

Dave, I have sent you an e-mail listing audax distances this year based on figures from AUK.
by Philip Whiteman
21 Sep 2017 15:41
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon RCC's Autumn Rivers Audax - 7th October
Replies: 7
Views: 2332

Re: Beacon RCC's Autumn Rivers Audax - 7th October

JUST 7 PLACES LEFT AND THEY ARE NOW GOING FAST

Please note that once the entry system is closed, I will only be accepting full AUK members onto the reservations list.
by Philip Whiteman
20 Sep 2017 12:48
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Velo Birmingham Closed Road Sportive
Replies: 52
Views: 8851

Re: Velo Birmingham Closed Road Sportive

I'm in A1 at 07:10 with Tim. I've stuffed a long handled broom in my saddle bag, so if I get to the tin tacks first, I'll sweep them out of the way whilst I'm repairing my pnucture :D Putting aside from the risk of tacks or other forms of stupid sabotage, keep your eyes open for vehicles on the car...
by Philip Whiteman
19 Sep 2017 19:17
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon RCC's Autumn Rivers Audax - 7th October
Replies: 7
Views: 2332

Re: Beacon RCC's Autumn Rivers Audax - 7th October

Just two and half weeks remain before this event and I will be shutting down the entry system soon.
by Philip Whiteman
19 Sep 2017 19:14
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Re: Autumn Rivers Audax Entries - 7th October
Replies: 0
Views: 939

Re: Autumn Rivers Audax Entries - 7th October

Here is the entry list for the 'no thrills; no horrors' Autumn Rivers Audax Entry and information can be found at: http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/audax/autumn/index.html. Please note that as a new event, it will have a smaller maximum limit numbered at around 80 starters. We currently have 59 listed. C...
by Philip Whiteman
11 Sep 2017 19:52
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon RCC's Autumn Rivers Audax - 7th October
Replies: 7
Views: 2332

Re: Beacon RCC's Autumn Rivers Audax - 7th October

Please find the route sheet and joining details attached.
by Philip Whiteman
30 Aug 2017 12:40
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Volunteers for Cyclo-cross September 3rd
Replies: 17
Views: 3408

Re: Volunteers for Cyclo-cross September 3rd

Sorry Dave, would help but it is my only free day for route checking Autumn Rivers.
by Philip Whiteman
08 Aug 2017 13:01
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Mudguards for 28 mm tyres
Replies: 5
Views: 1696

Re: Mudguards for 28 mm tyres

I reckon that if you give St John St Cycles a call, they could help. They stock virtually everything and anything. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/
by Philip Whiteman
08 Aug 2017 10:04
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon RCC's Autumn Rivers Audax - 7th October
Replies: 7
Views: 2332

Beacon RCC's Autumn Rivers Audax - 7th October

Belbroughton, Worcs - Bromyard - Ross on Wye - Winchcombe - Belbroughton . The next Beacon Roads Cycling Club audax is just two months away on Saturday, 7th October. You may be interested in entering. There are no expensive fees, no headline sponsors, no goodie bags, no kettling of riders, no numbe...
by Philip Whiteman
23 Jul 2017 16:42
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kidderminster Killer and Clee to Heaven Returns
Replies: 5
Views: 1608

Re: Kidderminster Killer and Clee to Heaven Returns

Many thanks..... Lynne Yeates, David Cox, Charlie Skinner, Oscar Hopkins, Michelle Mcguirk, Steve Smith, Barry Evans, Matt, Beccy and Cameron Regan for helping out with the audax - along with AUK controllers John Hamilton and Mark Rigby. Also, to all the participants at yesterday's event, many of wh...
by Philip Whiteman
19 Jul 2017 10:50
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Autumn Rivers Entry at the KK Audax
Replies: 0
Views: 524

Autumn Rivers Entry at the KK Audax

SIGN UP TO AUTUMN RIVERS...

For anyone riding this Saturday's KK and Clee audaxes, entry forms will also be available at GHQ for the following event, Autumn Rivers. Entry fee £6.50 (AUK or Cycling UK); £8.50 for day AUK members. http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/audax/autumn/index.html
by Philip Whiteman
13 Jul 2017 09:06
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Re: Entrants on Clee to Heaven & Kidderminster Killer. 22.7.17
Replies: 0
Views: 1096

Re: Entrants on Clee to Heaven & Kidderminster Killer. 22.7.17

ENTRY LIST UPDATED 13.7.17 KIDDERMINSTER KILLER AIRD Kevin ALLEN Graham ANSELL Clive ASHFORD Christopher BEASLEY Louise BISHOP Roy BLAIR James BOAZMAN Matthew BOLESWORTH PETER BOLLAND Terry BROWN Ashley BROWN Cathy CALLADINE Nigel CARDON Nathan CARTWRIGHT John CHARMAN Glen CLITHEROW Stuart CONNELL M...
by Philip Whiteman
09 Jul 2017 19:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th July
Replies: 22
Views: 4837

Re: Club runs - 9th July

Glad to see Peter Sagan on the A run. I hope he has paid his membership fee.
by Philip Whiteman
26 Jun 2017 13:29
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Bike Fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Re: Bike Fitting

I used Worcester University with positive results. I have recommended this to friends and it has worked for them too - one who was suffering knee issues.

https://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/bikefit.html

They are professional sports scientists.
by Philip Whiteman
26 Jun 2017 10:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 500kms Club Run
Replies: 51
Views: 10852

Re: 500kms Club Run

Sorry to hear about Andy, I hope no damage was done.

Otherwise, well done all. Sadly, I could not join this event as I was assisting on the National 400.
by Philip Whiteman
22 Jun 2017 10:23
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Hare and the tortise.
Replies: 2
Views: 1465

Re: Hare and the tortise.

Rode the Solihull audax last Sunday and was a bit surprised that I was the only Beacon rider. A good route and free refreshments at the start, finish and at the control at Kineton. Hello Bob. I rode the 200km version and I was very impressed with the route. Like you, I was surprised to be the only ...
by Philip Whiteman
15 Jun 2017 15:44
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kidderminster Killer and Clee to Heaven Returns
Replies: 5
Views: 1608

HELPERS AT THIS YEAR'S AUDAX

Thank you everyone for your offer of support at this year’s Kidderminster Killer audax on 22nd July. I have produced the usual list outlining locations, times and roles along with additional comments. Changes to the event: • The Ludlow control for the KK is now a ‘free-control’, meaning that a contr...
by Philip Whiteman
15 Jun 2017 09:27
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Clent Incident 14/06/2017 -
Replies: 9
Views: 2126

Re: Clent Incident 14/06/2017 -

Philip, I agree absolutely with you the only problem is that nothing is done until some poor innocent sod is killed. That sadly could well be the case. In the instances of malicious driving being captured on camera, previous reports may be taken into account. Once case in point happened last year: ...
by Philip Whiteman
15 Jun 2017 09:01
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Clent Incident 14/06/2017 -
Replies: 9
Views: 2126

Re: Clent Incident 14/06/2017 -

I was assaulted by a car driver at this location some years ago, in a large silver 4x4. I sped off too quickly to obtain the registration number. Despite reservations on whether the Police could deal with the matter, I reported the matter and was subsequently interviewed. Whilst they admitted that l...
by Philip Whiteman
12 Jun 2017 08:26
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Audax Digest
Replies: 103
Views: 24510

COTSWOLD ADVENTURE

Controls: Hampton in Arden (GHQ); Croperdy nr Banbury; Chadlington; Chipping Campden. + 3 info controls Date Ridden: 11.6.17 as a calendar event. Organiser: Trevor Wale, Solihull CC. A truly excellent route and probably the most best I have ever ridden through the Cotswolds. The route sheets were s...
by Philip Whiteman
08 Jun 2017 10:13
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: How to vote in today's General Election
Replies: 0
Views: 855

How to vote in today's General Election

Beacon members are instructed to vote for the following candidate in today's General Election at http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/audax/killerclee/index.html
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by Philip Whiteman
04 Jun 2017 16:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 4th June
Replies: 16
Views: 3761

Re: Club Runs - 4th June

Today's club run riders will be pleased to learn that today's miles will help their progression to riding the Kidderminster Killer and Clee to Heaven audaxes. If you have not already entered then please do not forget.
by Philip Whiteman
03 Jun 2017 20:21
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kidderminster Killer and Clee to Heaven Returns
Replies: 5
Views: 1608

Re: THE Kidderminster Killer and Clee to Heaven 2017

We don't race on audaxes (believe that and you will believe anthing), but.... The first female and male riders back on the Clee to Heaven and Kidderminster Killer will be presented with a free bottle of beer from breweries in close proximity to the routes. Breweries featured include Salopian, Woods,...
by Philip Whiteman
29 May 2017 08:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 28th May
Replies: 12
Views: 3029

Re: Club runs - 28th May

And a big thanks to Philip Whiteman for organising all this, despite not being able to ride it himself, we raised a metaphorical ham sandwich to his efforts. Thanks, Phil...next year? Thank Phil and I am glad that you enjoyed it. As for next year, would you want to repeat this route, similar on a t...
by Philip Whiteman
28 May 2017 14:59
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: SAM WELLER'S APRIL FOOLERY. 2OOKM CALENDAR AUDAX
Replies: 0
Views: 685

SAM WELLER'S APRIL FOOLERY. 2OOKM CALENDAR AUDAX

Sam Weller's April Foolery - 200KM Calendar Event Ridden: May 2017. Other Beacon riders: Richard Hurley and Alan Weaver Controls: Tewkesbury (start & finish); Bromyard, Ludlow, Allensmore plus four information controls. http://www.aukweb.net/perms/638b.jpg This event is also known as Kings, Castles...
by Philip Whiteman
27 May 2017 18:41
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: John Green -Founder member
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: John Green -Founder member

Sorry to hear this Dave. It is my understanding he had been in very difficult place health wise in recent years. Even so, it does not seem that long ago that he attended the LMTT as a spectator, discharging his jovial humour.
by Philip Whiteman
26 May 2017 13:55
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Audax Digest
Replies: 103
Views: 24510

CAMBRIAN SERIES 2B. Permanent 200km Audax

Controls: Monmouth, Chepstow, Abergavenny, Brecon, Builth Wells, Hay on Wye. Start at any point and ride in either direction. Date Ridden: May 2017. http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/CB18/ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21298483 No printed route card is provided for this event, so design your own r...
by Philip Whiteman
26 May 2017 13:35
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Audax Digest
Replies: 103
Views: 24510

WANDERING WOLVES - PERMANENT 200KM AUDAX

Controls: Albrighton, Wem, Lake Vyrnwy, Dinky's Diner (near Shrewsbury). Can be started at any control and ridden in either direction. Ridden: April 2017 (also ridden by Phil Richards in Feb 2017) http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/JHA22/ http://www.aukweb.net/perms/jha22b.jpg A mildly entertaining...
by Philip Whiteman
26 May 2017 13:19
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Audax Digest
Replies: 103
Views: 24510

SEVERN AND WYE -200km - PERMANENT AUDAX

Controls: Wellington, Ludlow, Hay-on-Wye, Leintwardine. Start or finish at any point and can be ridden in either direction. Ridden : April 2017. Organiser ; John Hamilton http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/JHA01/ http://www.aukweb.net/perms/jha01b.jpg Starting from Wellington, there is a lumpy sect...
by Philip Whiteman
26 May 2017 13:10
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Audax Digest
Replies: 103
Views: 24510

SEVERN AND MALVERNS PERMANENT 200km AUDAX

Start and finish at any control: Cleobury Mortimer, Malvern, Ledbury, Ludlow, Wellington. I have ridden this route twice and Wellington makes the better starting point as a mean of avoiding busy midday traffic in Telford. Ridden: November 2016; May 2017 Organiser: John Hamilton http://www.aukweb.ne...
by Philip Whiteman
25 May 2017 08:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May
Replies: 44
Views: 9870

Re: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May

CakeStop wrote:
24 May 2017 23:56
I wouldn't have thought it should be a problem Martin given there are more than one non-members on the list.
Can I remind all rider that they MUST be paid-up members of the Beacon. If you are not a member then please join at http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/joining/index.html
by Philip Whiteman
24 May 2017 20:38
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Bishop's Castle
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Re: Bishop's Castle

You could follow the Kidderminster Killer route as far as Acton Scott, thence head down to Marshbrook and cross the A49 and onto the B4370 for Bishops Castle. Tea Rooms at Upper Arley by the river or the little sandwich bar behind Arley Station. There is also the tea room at Acton Scott farm but use...
by Philip Whiteman
23 May 2017 16:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May
Replies: 44
Views: 9870

Re: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May

Due to some rather pi55 poor planning on my part, but I have also entered a Mark Rigby 215km audax the day before as I thought this ride was next weekend.... :oops: So the burning question is, do you think that MrsW would tolerate me doing both? Having ridden both the routes, I would say that they ...
by Philip Whiteman
22 May 2017 09:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May
Replies: 44
Views: 9870

Re: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May

Looks like rain. ............not really. Sunny weather with a light westerly wind. Temperatures will be slightly warmer than last year so hydration whilst riding is essential . There are no carriageway closures indicated on roadworks.org The route has been amended slightly to reflect some road alter...
by Philip Whiteman
16 May 2017 09:43
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Route to Telford
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

This is roughly based on a route that I done recently

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21192348

This starts from Belbroughton
by Philip Whiteman
12 May 2017 18:01
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Drivers needed - SSSCCRRL road race, Enville, 25 May
Replies: 4
Views: 1074

Just a word of warning. Drivers should check their insurance policy first. I made an inquiry some time for this purpose and discovered that I was not covered.
by Philip Whiteman
11 May 2017 15:21
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Cotswold Audax by Solihull CC
Replies: 0
Views: 951

Cotswold Audax by Solihull CC

There is no Beacon Cotswold Audax this year but Solihull CC will running a very similar event in mid-June. The organiser is a decent fellow ensuring a good day out. 11th June 200km Cotswold Adventure 150km Solihull Mini-randonee 100km Warwickshire Wanderer Details and entry at: http://www.aukweb.net...
by Philip Whiteman
10 May 2017 14:34
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 10962

laurence_cooley wrote:Balance paid by bank transfer. Now to see if someone just shy of 6'2" can fit in a medium skinsuit...
Use lube, that should help.
by Philip Whiteman
10 May 2017 14:11
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 10962

Thanks All.

Balance paid.
by Philip Whiteman
10 May 2017 14:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 14th May
Replies: 16
Views: 3686

From Facebook:

If we don't have anyone else wanting to, I'll lead the B ride on Sunday. I've never led before, have no idea what I'm doing or where to go. So any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. [Simon Woodward]
by Philip Whiteman
09 May 2017 12:37
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kidderminster Killer and Clee to Heaven Returns
Replies: 5
Views: 1608

Kidderminster Killer and Clee to Heaven Returns

As ever, there a fools and damn fools in cycling. The latter enter our The Kidderminster Killer and the former enter From Clee to Heaven. ...The Beacon's most audacious cycling event. 22nd JULY - STARTING FROM BELBROUGHTON REC THE KIDDERMINSTER KILLER This audacious audax has a long history and the...
by Philip Whiteman
07 May 2017 21:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 7th May
Replies: 20
Views: 4570

Sorry to hear that Barry. This will cheer you up...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dnjnD_Xv-M
by Philip Whiteman
03 May 2017 20:04
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: End to End - Brevet Randonneur - 1400km
Replies: 8
Views: 1853

Hi Stuart. Some years ago, I did toy with the idea of riding this event and undertook some rudimentary planning. My route was segmented into fairly equal sections based upon Premier Inns and Travelodges where I could at least get some sleep and recuperate. The route was fairly dull to be quite frank...
by Philip Whiteman
30 Apr 2017 16:35
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Audax Digest
Replies: 103
Views: 24510

BEYOND THE DALES WE KNOW - 304km - 3.5AAA Start and Finish: Newby Wiske between Thirsk and Northallerton Controls: Boroughbridge, Ilkley, Littondale, Tebay, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Staindrop plus one checkpoint. Ridden: 29th April 2017. Ride Time: 14h. Participants: 40 Organiser : Dean Clementson of...
by Philip Whiteman
26 Apr 2017 13:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May
Replies: 44
Views: 9870

Dear All Beacon’s Brecons 300km Club Run In a month’s time, we will be holding a repeat of the Beacon’s Brecons 300km club run on 28th May. Thank you for expressing an interest in joining this club. So down to business, the purpose of this e-mail is to ask whether you are still interested in o...
by Philip Whiteman
24 Apr 2017 14:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Alternative 200km Club Run - 30th April.
Replies: 5
Views: 1684

Don't forget that Paul's ride will provide a good foundation for the 300km Beacon's Brecons club runs at the end of May :)
by Philip Whiteman
15 Apr 2017 16:41
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 23mm vs 25mm tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 3280

25mm don't appear to wear quite so quickly*

*not subject to rigorous scientific enquiry
by Philip Whiteman
02 Apr 2017 16:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 2nd April
Replies: 15
Views: 3719

Good ride Paul. Really enjoyable. I think Ryan's name needs adding.

For the sanity of fellow riders, I have just replaced my bottom brackets.
by Philip Whiteman
31 Mar 2017 08:43
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: K8 10T
Replies: 5
Views: 1299

If I recall, it was unpopular with participants.

It was used for club time trials until a few years ago. The Wyre Forest CRC continue to use the route on a weekly basis.