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by Philip Whiteman
10 May 2017 14:11
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 9838

Thanks All.

Balance paid.
by Philip Whiteman
10 May 2017 14:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 14th May
Replies: 16
Views: 3160

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: 1411

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: 3940

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: 1610

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: 20800

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: 8381

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: 1442

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: 2853

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: 3209

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: 1139

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.
by Philip Whiteman
27 Mar 2017 15:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May
Replies: 44
Views: 8381

The clock is ticking towards the end of May.

If you have not yet signed-up, then it is not too late. But do not leave your mile-eating training too late.
by Philip Whiteman
20 Mar 2017 19:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C & Intro Club runs April, May and June 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 5646

ballintrane wrote:Neil is not the sharpest tool in the shed!! :lol:
Of course he is the sharpest tool in the box. He has a new bike.
by Philip Whiteman
20 Mar 2017 15:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C & Intro Club runs April, May and June 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 5646

neilo wrote:
jdtate101 wrote:4th June....I'll take the A run to Draycote Water
George is leading then James.
Neil and James. I have sent you both a PM


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by Philip Whiteman
20 Mar 2017 10:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th March
Replies: 11
Views: 2587

Andy Terry wrote:In that case I'll upgrade my C ride on 2nd April to a B.
and given my poor state of affairs in terms of cycling, I shall probably upgrade from an F to an E run.
by Philip Whiteman
07 Mar 2017 09:37
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Carbon Frame
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Has it got a crash history?

I'll second James - "don't ride it"
by Philip Whiteman
05 Mar 2017 18:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 5013

Philip Whiteman wrote:26th March. A Run to Staunton, Gloucestershire. Dep 08.15
I'm afraid that I will have to bale out of this one now.
by Philip Whiteman
03 Mar 2017 14:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th March
Replies: 16
Views: 2959

Nicks_77 wrote:This weeks B Run will be to the Railway carriage at Stratford.

Approx distance 100km
Goodie. By utter coincidence I think about taking Thomas for a cycle ride along the cycle track the carriage this weekend.
by Philip Whiteman
26 Feb 2017 13:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 103
Views: 19990

Further to above: Auntie Rita's Tearooms, Flyford Flavel Tel.: 01386 462536 - Location map (corner of Radford Road and Church Lane) Seats around 24 inside, additional tables outside in summer. Weekend breakfasts (served until 11:30) are popular, so can be full in fine weather. Groups of more than a...
by Philip Whiteman
22 Feb 2017 08:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May
Replies: 44
Views: 8381

Philmondo wrote:Phil, on the assumption that I can progress my (presently questionable) fitness sufficiently over the coming weeks, please add my name to this list.
Goodo Phil. Something forward for you [not] to look forward to. As for questionable fitness, I shall join the metaphorical club.
by Philip Whiteman
21 Feb 2017 19:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May
Replies: 44
Views: 8381

List updated above.

Incidentally, Paul Johnson is planning an extra long club run of 200km around the end of April as prep for the Beacon's Brecons.
by Philip Whiteman
19 Feb 2017 18:45
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: SUNRISE AND SNOWDROP EXPRESS: LATE AVAILABILITY OF PLACES
Replies: 0
Views: 349

SUNRISE AND SNOWDROP EXPRESS: LATE AVAILABILITY OF PLACES

Spare places now available for next week's Beacon Audax.

These are available via

http://www.aukweb.net/
by Philip Whiteman
16 Feb 2017 20:10
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: SUNRISE AND SNOWDROP EXPRESS 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1680

FIRE AT RAPHAELS Unfortunately, our control at Raphaels Restaurant in Evesham was badly damaged by fire yesterday. This means alternative arrangements will have to made. If we manage to find an alternative venue at short notice, otherwise Evesham will be declared a 'free control' whereby riders are...
by Philip Whiteman
16 Feb 2017 09:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Alternative 200km Club Run - 30th April.
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

Good idea Paul.

Sadly, I'm away that weekend :(
by Philip Whiteman
13 Feb 2017 16:51
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Smethwick into Birmingham. Canal question
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

It's a mixed bag Phil. I get on at Smethwick Galton Bridge in the summer months. It can get a bit muddy and puddly and there are some bumpy sections for a mile or so then it opens out onto a rough gravel path which you can barrel along on. I ride it on a road bike with 35mm tyres to compensate - it...
by Philip Whiteman
13 Feb 2017 15:09
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Smethwick into Birmingham. Canal question
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

Smethwick into Birmingham. Canal question

Does anyone know about the condition of the tow paths between Smethwick and Brindley Place?

Just wondering if they are paved and/or suitable for road bikes.
by Philip Whiteman
09 Feb 2017 18:51
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 9838

Ordered:

2x Black Luxe Bibshorts @ £124 each. Size L

Transferred deposit via Paypal
by Philip Whiteman
06 Feb 2017 17:03
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: SUNRISE AND SNOWDROP EXPRESS 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1680

ROUTE SHEETS, PARKING INSTRUCTIONS AND GPS LINKS ARE NOW POSTED ON THE BEACON WEBSITE:

http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/audax/express/routes.html
by Philip Whiteman
06 Feb 2017 09:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th Feb
Replies: 28
Views: 4673

matthew wrote:
dweben wrote:Matt had a flat on saturday too... methinks he's not looking after his toys!
Who kicked your coffin
And each time he has presented himself a club run in the last three months.

George gave him the name, 'Flatmatt'.
by Philip Whiteman
31 Jan 2017 13:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 5013

26th March. A Run to Staunton, Gloucestershire. Dep 08.15
by Philip Whiteman
31 Jan 2017 10:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May
Replies: 44
Views: 8381

Here is the list of interested parties to date: (ps please remember to renew your subs http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/message_board/viewtopic.php?t=8089 ) Andy Wrightson Beast of Ankerdine Phil Richards Neil Orchard Robert Wade Paul Johnson Adam Green Nick Shenton James Tate Philip Whiteman Carolyn Cle...
by Philip Whiteman
30 Jan 2017 20:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May
Replies: 44
Views: 8381

Coleslaw for the man sleeping at the table please.
by Philip Whiteman
30 Jan 2017 15:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May
Replies: 44
Views: 8381

Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May

BEACON’S BRECONS 300 CLUB RUN: Sunday 28th May A repeat of last year's extraordinary club run that attracted 27 members across two groups. So here it is back by popular demand. The route will be a little over 300km in length following an undulating but not unnecessarily hilly route along quiet B a...
by Philip Whiteman
25 Jan 2017 10:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 29th January
Replies: 15
Views: 2924

Link to Sundays c run below Be great to go back to Wombourne we did use it back in the day when Oscar was just a Vet. I expect it has changed hands by now but food was good although the owner's attitude varied with his mood. Dave, not sure if that is the same venue (fingers crossed no issues), but ...
by Philip Whiteman
23 Jan 2017 14:43
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Call for The Cambrian
Replies: 0
Views: 693

Call for The Cambrian

We have received a call for entries from the organiser. It is an excellent route and one that has always been popular with Beacon members - with the possible exception of last year due to appalling weather. A dedicated website can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/thecambrianaudax/home Sa...
by Philip Whiteman
19 Jan 2017 19:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd January
Replies: 11
Views: 2436

MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB RUN - SUNDAY As road conditions threaten to be icy, how about a return of a rough stuff ride through the Wyre Forest, starting from Button Oak? The route will be nothing too loopy given my slowness and inadequate skills off-road Suggested departure time 0930, starting here Cafe s...
by Philip Whiteman
17 Jan 2017 10:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 500kms Club Run
Replies: 51
Views: 9521

I'm afraid that I am out already due to a diary clash. :(
by Philip Whiteman
15 Jan 2017 10:09
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Free food at the Sunrise and Snowdrop Express.......
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Hels147 wrote:Cool. Just let me know what time you need me. 😊
Probably 7.45-8.45. I may also ask you to marshal riders out of Whitlenge Lane onto the main road at 8.30-8.35. So you will need to cycle up to the junction.
by Philip Whiteman
15 Jan 2017 09:50
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Free food at the Sunrise and Snowdrop Express.......
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Hels147 wrote:I'm riding the snowdrop, but could come early and help with parking at ghq if that works?
Many thanks Helen. The car park is full by the time the Snowdrop is ready to start. So your offer will work fine.
by Philip Whiteman
15 Jan 2017 09:39
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Not yet entered on the Sunrise & Snowdrop Express?
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Dear All

This is a quick reminder that you can still enter the events if you are fully paid up Beacon RCC or AUK Members. Please see above for details.

Please note that if you are no longer able to ride, AUK will not accept substitute riders as per their entry conditions.

Regards

Philip
by Philip Whiteman
15 Jan 2017 09:32
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Snowdrop & Sunrise Express: Rider List
Replies: 0
Views: 1165

Snowdrop & Sunrise Express: Rider List

The entry list for this premier Beacon RCC event is growing. Make sure that you don't miss the exciting chance to enter this fantastically wonderful and brilliant event. http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/audax/express/index.html LIST UPDATED : 15/01/2017 SUNRISE EXPRESS. Dep 0830. ANSELL Clive ASHFORD Chr...
by Philip Whiteman
15 Jan 2017 09:22
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Free food at the Sunrise and Snowdrop Express.......
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Philip I can help at one of the morning sessions Dave Dave, many thanks for you offer and will gladly accept. Bring a HV and a swagger stick to beat errant participants who park their cars in the wrong place. I could do with somebody located on Station Road, Hartlebury to police overflow participan...
by Philip Whiteman
14 Jan 2017 19:25
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Nasty fall
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Ouch! Sorry to hear that Graham. I hope you recover soon and don't loose too much sleep when attempting to roll over in bed at night.
by Philip Whiteman
14 Jan 2017 14:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 500kms Club Run
Replies: 51
Views: 9521

NOT FORGETTING THAT THE BEACON BRECONS 300 on 30th May will provide a good grounding for Phil's ride.

Add both to your diaries or the lads will be coming around in the depths of the night.
by Philip Whiteman
12 Jan 2017 16:34
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Beacon already featured in cycling weekly on website
Replies: 13
Views: 2188

laurence_cooley wrote:I've just been to the Spar on campus to try to find a copy, but either they don't sell Cycling Weekly or Philip Whiteman has bought up all of their copies. :(
Not guilty me lord.
by Philip Whiteman
10 Jan 2017 14:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 500kms Club Run
Replies: 51
Views: 9521

Sounds like a great idea and a great route. I will send my apologies for the August date due holiday. Unfortunately I cannot find any flea ridden bunkhouses in the Harlech area aside from a 56 bedder, so you may need an amended destination unless riders book up alternative accommodation. The castle ...
by Philip Whiteman
09 Jan 2017 19:24
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Audax Digest
Replies: 103
Views: 20800

KINGS, CASTLES, PRIESTS AND CHURCHES - 201km Event held in December and available as a perm audax https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18356473 Controls Tewkesbury Ledbury Bromyard Ludlow Presteigne Kington Allensmore Tewkesbury Description An excellent ride with Phil Richards on a perm in January. The r...
by Philip Whiteman
09 Jan 2017 14:10
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Stourbridge Reliability Ride
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Re: Stourbridge Reliability Ride

The Highways Code provides guidance. Section 66: "You should not ride more than two abreast". Section 70: "just as there are parking rules for vehicles, there are also ones for cyclists. You should always aim to use cycle stands of cycle parking facilities wherever possible and avoid leaving your bi...
by Philip Whiteman
04 Jan 2017 15:34
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Free food at the Sunrise and Snowdrop Express.......
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Free food at the Sunrise and Snowdrop Express.......

HELP REQUIRED.... We are currently looking for helpers to support the Sunrise and Snowdrop Express audax on Saturday 25th February. It would be useful to have: - an extra marshals at Whitlenge (7.45-9am) - a marshal in Hartlebury (7.45-9am) - one extra person to help registering riders (7.45-9am) - ...
by Philip Whiteman
04 Jan 2017 10:00
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Reliability Rides 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 647

Reliability Rides 2017

January Sunday 08th STOURBRIDGE CC Rel/Trials £4.00 09.00 Dudley Kingswinford Rugby Club, Sunday 15th VC SEVALE Rel/Trials 35/52mls £4.00 10.00 Victoria Park Bowling Club, Malvern. WR14 2JY February. Sunday 05th WYRE FOREST CRC Rel/Trials 105km £4.00 10.00 Stourport Sports Club. DY13 8BQ Sunday 12t...