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by Philip Whiteman
11 Oct 2018 13:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 14th October
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: Club runs - 14th October

A RUN - SUN 14TH OCT - FOREST CAFE, WYRE FOREST. Yes, I shall be back with vengeance after some period of quiet on club runs. Forget enjoyment, forget socialibility and forget an easy day-out; Come and join this Sunday's A Run to the Wyre Forest and see what fun is in store. Naturally I will be shou...
by Philip Whiteman
10 Oct 2018 09:15
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Resignation of the President
Replies: 13
Views: 1587

Re: Resignation of the President

I think we ought to start a "I Love Dave" campaign to encourage him to stay as El Pres.

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by Philip Whiteman
08 Oct 2018 19:58
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Resignation of the President
Replies: 13
Views: 1587

Re: Resignation of the President

Please don't go, Dave. You've been excellent.
by Philip Whiteman
08 Oct 2018 11:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 14th October
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: Club runs - 14th October

I'll do the A Run. Forest Cafe, Wyre Forest. 09.15 departure. The route will be decided on the day. I'll make sure that I have a treat in store :evil:
by Philip Whiteman
07 Oct 2018 18:54
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: AUTUMN BEYOND THE DYKE- 200KM AUDAX - 6th October
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: AUTUMN BEYOND THE DYKE- 200KM AUDAX - 6th October

BEYOND THE DYKE ROLL OF HONOUR. 31 brave souls finshed out of the 90 entrants. 6 started but did not finish. It was horribly wet and cold, so well done to all. What should have a moderately challenging route turned into an extremely tough day as riders battled their way through atrocious conditions....
by Philip Whiteman
27 Sep 2018 09:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 16940

Re: New cafe suggestions

CLIVES OF CROPTHORNE I have heard that Clives Fruit Farm and Cafe of Upton have opened another cafe in Cropthorne. I have yet to test out their new cafe but it looks like a great venue for club runs, as it is a similar distance to Evesham. They always welcomed cycling groups at their Upton venue. E...
by Philip Whiteman
24 Sep 2018 13:39
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Re: Beyond the Dyke Entry List
Replies: 0
Views: 657

Re: Beyond the Dyke Entry List

The event is now full and no spaces are available but further details about the audax can be found at: website . List correct as of 24th September http://www.aukweb.net/perms/120b.jpg ADCOCK Keith Birmingham ANDY WRIGHTSON Mr. Birmingham ASHFORD Christopher n BAIRD Robert Bristol CTC BANKS Jon CTC B...
by Philip Whiteman
16 Sep 2018 19:51
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: AUTUMN BEYOND THE DYKE- 200KM AUDAX - 6th October
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: AUTUMN BEYOND THE DYKE- 200KM AUDAX - 6th October

Alan Mason was a genius when he devised Beyond the Dyke and I hope you will agree in three weeks time on 6th October, assuming you enter. Whilst knowing all of the roads I had never ridden them in this format. So yesterday I took the opportunity to test ride Beyond the Dyke and check the accuracy of...
by Philip Whiteman
10 Aug 2018 09:45
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Autumn Audax Helpers Please - 6th October
Replies: 0
Views: 342

Autumn Audax Helpers Please - 6th October

Hello all, For the Beyond the Dyke Audax, I am looking for a single car park marsha l and possibly one kitchen helper in the evening. Like last year I will be preparing cooked food in advance of the evening, so kitchen people will need to just serve and possibly top-up supplies. Volunteer positions ...
by Philip Whiteman
24 Jul 2018 11:30
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: AUTUMN BEYOND THE DYKE- 200KM AUDAX - 6th October
Replies: 2
Views: 494

AUTUMN BEYOND THE DYKE- 200KM AUDAX - 6th October

Everybody is invited to enter the next Beacon RCC Audax, "Beyond the Dyke " on 6th October. Beyond the Dyke is the resurrection of the once popular event organised by Beacon member, Alan Mason. The route crosses Offa’s Dyke with a short loop into Mid-Wales before heading back to Worcestershire. Tak...
by Philip Whiteman
23 Jul 2018 08:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2021

Re: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2018

Sorry but I have a diary clash on Sunday 29th, so will have to pull out of leading the club run
by Philip Whiteman
13 Jul 2018 12:47
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Beacon Audax: Clee audax entries reopened
Replies: 0
Views: 309

Beacon Audax: Clee audax entries reopened

Hello All

The Beacon's Clee audax has reopened as further places are now available.

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-415/
by Philip Whiteman
13 Jul 2018 08:21
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Tour de France
Replies: 11
Views: 1554

Re: Tour de France

With all the scandals and allegations, I've given up. Professional racing has lost its sparkle.
by Philip Whiteman
06 Jul 2018 09:07
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Re: KK and CLEE AUDAX: Start and Volunteer Lists
Replies: 0
Views: 737

Re: KK and CLEE AUDAX: Start and Volunteer Lists

Hello All. It is not too late to enter the Kidderminster Killer scheduled for 21st July but From Clee to Heaven is now full. http://beaconrcc.org.uk/audaxes/kidderminster-killer-clee-to-heaven/ LIST CORRECT: 6th July. EVENT VOLUNTEERS Belbroughton - Michelle and Gary on catering. 07:00-09:00 - Marti...
by Philip Whiteman
01 Jul 2018 16:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st July
Replies: 20
Views: 2381

Re: Club runs - 1st July

Thanks to Phil for leading us on this very hot day. I agree about Defford although it is probably too limited in terms of capacity for winter rides due to the limited space inside.

It was also good see our Beacon Spanish representatives riding as independents to the cafe; Wally and Sue Lowe.
by Philip Whiteman
27 Jun 2018 13:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st July
Replies: 20
Views: 2381

Re: Club runs - 1st July

Service is not particularly speedy but the food is good quality. It's the sort of place that would like advanced warning. If busy, there are plenty of items for sale in the shop which can be eaten outside. I've always found the place decent.
by Philip Whiteman
26 Jun 2018 10:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon RCC(Six Counties)400km Club Run Saturday 23rd June 2018.
Replies: 12
Views: 2702

Re: Beacon RCC(Six Counties)400km Club Run Saturday 23rd June 2018.

Well, I suppose I ought to offer some form of tepid congratulations on what was a perfectly adequate yet unremarkable ride. ;;-)
by Philip Whiteman
26 Jun 2018 10:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st July
Replies: 20
Views: 2381

Re: Club runs - 1st July

Phil. Any idea on your destination?

Regards

P
by Philip Whiteman
20 Jun 2018 20:24
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: From Clee to Heaven - nearly full
Replies: 0
Views: 308

From Clee to Heaven - nearly full

Only a few places remaining on this 120km Beacon Audax and I will be shutting it down soon. Places remain on the Kidderminster Killer although that is not too far behind.

To enter and for more details: http://beaconrcc.org.uk/audaxes/
by Philip Whiteman
11 Jun 2018 13:53
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Irish Mail 400kms Audax
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: Irish Mail 400kms Audax

It's also worth remembering Paul Johnson's 400km club run scheduled for this month! So you can all have a go.

I have prostatitis and as a consequence, no cycling for eight weeks, so won't be riding. That's my story and I am sticking to it, which is literally a pain in the bum!
by Philip Whiteman
11 Jun 2018 11:26
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Irish Mail 400kms Audax
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: Irish Mail 400kms Audax

Absolutely brilliant account.

Well done all.

The Irish Mail is one certainly for the bucket list by all accounts that I have read.
by Philip Whiteman
11 Jun 2018 09:28
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Kit delivered
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: Beacon Kit delivered

Thanks Dave. I shall pop around soon after 4pm
by Philip Whiteman
04 Jun 2018 12:46
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Urgent Request for Audax Volunteers: 21st July
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: Urgent Request for Audax Volunteers: 21st July

Many thanks Fenella, I shall be in touch on exact times. Many thanks Dave, your help will be most valued as locking/clearing up is always a task at the end of a very long day.
by Philip Whiteman
31 May 2018 11:00
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Urgent Request for Audax Volunteers: 21st July
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Urgent Request for Audax Volunteers: 21st July

Hello All We are currently in desperate need for volunteers to assist at the audax on 21st July. You will be aware that the audaxes are an important item on the club's annual calendar. Could you please spare a few hours to help with dishing out food and drink to returning riders? 2.00pm-5.30pm; 5.30...
by Philip Whiteman
10 May 2018 16:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th May
Replies: 8
Views: 1504

Re: Club runs - 13th May

This is the route of the 178kms circumcision of Birmingham ride. This will start at 08:15, and will have two café stops, one at Polesworth (61kms or 38miles), and the other at Brewood (122kms or 76miles). Pretty flat with some pleasant climbs around Cannock Chase. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/272...
by Philip Whiteman
08 May 2018 09:00
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club kit order - deadline 31 March
Replies: 26
Views: 2946

Re: Club kit order - deadline 31 March

I would be very surprised to see a delivery quite so soon as most manufacturers have a lead time of three months.
by Philip Whiteman
07 May 2018 19:29
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: New Club Record
Replies: 18
Views: 1730

Re: New Club Record

Sounds like a celebratory drink is required :)
by Philip Whiteman
02 May 2018 20:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - May 6th
Replies: 15
Views: 2115

Re: Club runs - May 6th

Dave. I currently have the lurgy but hopefully it will have cleared by Sunday, so should be able to give you a hand.
by Philip Whiteman
27 Apr 2018 08:14
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Diamond Buses
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: Diamond Buses

AlanW wrote:
27 Apr 2018 07:22
standard reply back word for word as yours. :evil:
:(
by Philip Whiteman
27 Apr 2018 08:05
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Dave Hughes LVRC TT Champion
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Dave Hughes LVRC TT Champion

I'll offer a free place on The Kidderminster Killer audax to show congratulations.

Congratulations, Dave. Just get in contact regarding the offer.
by Philip Whiteman
25 Apr 2018 16:11
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Diamond Buses
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Diamond Buses

Dear Diamond Buses. Whilst riding through Belbroughton en-route to work, I was nearly taken-out by one of your buses on a close-pass and by the fact it pulled in too early on an inside bend. The service concerned was the 318 heading out of Belbroughton towards Bromsgrove at approximately 13:10. I su...
by Philip Whiteman
22 Apr 2018 19:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 16940

Re: New cafe suggestions

EVESHAM COFFEE #1

Reported via Lisa.

Coffee #1 don't need explaining as they are used by the club at various locations. They now have a large cafe in Evesham on the retail estate to the north of the town https://www.coffee1.co.uk/locations/evesham/
by Philip Whiteman
22 Apr 2018 17:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 16940

Re: New cafe suggestions

Ilmington Community Shop and Cafe http://www.ilmingtonshop.co.uk/

Excellent sizeable cafe with fantastic coffee, cakes and breakfast items. Highly recommended. Despite its size, it is popular and I would reccommend an 8:15 start to arrive before other cycling clubs.
by Philip Whiteman
16 Apr 2018 07:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 16940

Re: New cafe suggestions

This note was posted on Facebook by Lezley Moran:

If you are going to Auntea Ritas at Flyford Flavell note that they now only allow 10 cyclists on the premises at any one time. Today they were turning cyclists away including a lone female cyclist.
by Philip Whiteman
11 Apr 2018 19:51
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: The Kidderminster Killer - 21st July 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 386

The Kidderminster Killer - 21st July 2018

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. 21st JULY - STARTING FROM BELBROUGHTON REC THE KIDDERMINSTER KILLER This audacious audax has a long history and the ...
by Philip Whiteman
09 Apr 2018 07:59
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 15th April LMTT 10 marshals needed
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: 15th April LMTT 10 marshals needed

I have already offered as a car park marshal. Just let me know what time I need to arrive?
by Philip Whiteman
08 Apr 2018 08:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 16940

Re: New cafe suggestions

BEWDLEY STATION The high class restaurant (aka dodgy shack) has been condemned as unsafe. Instead the railway are now using a railway carriage as a interim measure. This means that use by cycling groups will become more problematic due to limited capacity and at seat service. It will probably be be...
by Philip Whiteman
25 Mar 2018 15:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 25th March
Replies: 17
Views: 2476

Re: Club runs - 25th March

Today's B+/A- Run basked in the sunshine with plenty of chit chat on the merits of philosophy of the Hellenistic period and its influence on modern western culture. Aside from that it was sunny. We had a new rider with us who hopes to ride time trials this year. Tessa Sandberg is in the UK for just ...
by Philip Whiteman
23 Mar 2018 19:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 25th March
Replies: 17
Views: 2476

Re: Club runs - 25th March

The B Run cafe stop discussion will focus upon the myths and history of the ancient Greek city of Thebes and its depiction in Athenian drama. In myths it was said to be home to Heracles, Dionysus, Oedipus and Cadmus among others and, in history, was infamous for supporting Xerxes in the Persian War....
by Philip Whiteman
22 Mar 2018 10:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 25th March
Replies: 17
Views: 2476

Re: Club runs - 25th March

I'll do the B Run assuming that I don't experience a wheel failure again. Destination: Croome Park. Out via Tardebigge; return via Crutch Lane.

Happy to lead a joint A/B run providing if no A leader is forthcoming but the pace will be at B pace. My legs are too sluggish to go any faster.
by Philip Whiteman
20 Mar 2018 20:10
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Trevor Jarvis hand built bike (SOLD)
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: Trevor Jarvis hand built bike

I would have thought that a Trevor Jarvis bike would a wonderful item for any collector of classic bikes.

I remember meeting Trevor at Burford Country House near Tenbury and had a long chat about his famous Flying Gate frames. I believe that the business under a the auspices of a new owner.
by Philip Whiteman
16 Mar 2018 07:50
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Kit evening, Rowheath Pavilion, 20:00, 20th March
Replies: 17
Views: 2158

Re: Kit evening, Rowheath Pavilion, 20:00, 20th March

Article 7 of T&Cs makes for interesting reading https://www.bodhicycling.com/node/89 ARTICLE 7 EXCHANGE 7.1 If the Buyer has a bicycle accident [NSOM2] during the first two years after the purchase date of the Items, he will receive a discount of fifty percent (50%) on the purchase price of a subseq...
by Philip Whiteman
11 Mar 2018 16:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th March
Replies: 11
Views: 1848

Re: Club runs - 11th March

Many thanks Neil for being a last minute substitute. I had a stuffed tyre on my way in this morning. So had to limp back to Drayton. It did however provide an opportunity and time for a complete post-winter bike strip down.
by Philip Whiteman
09 Mar 2018 14:37
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Little Mountain Time Trial 15th April
Replies: 10
Views: 1513

Re: Beacon Little Mountain Time Trial 15th April

Just a quick note to mention that the postponed Mad March Hare has been scheduled for the same day. I doubt it will distract entrants to the LMTT but it may produce a deficit in terms of helpers. :(
by Philip Whiteman
06 Mar 2018 09:38
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Little Mountain Time Trial 15th April
Replies: 10
Views: 1513

Re: Beacon Little Mountain Time Trial 15th April

If there are any early morning tasks then let me know. I will have to be away by 10am.
by Philip Whiteman
06 Mar 2018 07:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th March
Replies: 11
Views: 1848

Re: Club runs - 11th March

I'll take the B Run this Sunday to Wyre Forest. Happy to combine with A run if necessary but it will be at B run pace.
by Philip Whiteman
05 Mar 2018 14:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C club runs for January, February and March 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 2511

Re: A, B and C club runs for January, February and March 2018

I'll take a B run this Sunday to the Forest Cafe, Wyre Forest.

Happy to operate it as a joint A/B run but I am currently out of condition for anything speedy.
by Philip Whiteman
01 Mar 2018 12:53
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Mad March Hare - 1 space available
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Re: Mad March Hare - 1 space available

The request is probably academic now. The event has been postponed due to poor weather.
by Philip Whiteman
26 Feb 2018 20:04
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Snowdrop and Sunrise audaxes - Final word
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: Snowdrop and Sunrise audaxes - Final word

The fat has not yet sung for Phil. So whilst it may be the final word, it is not home and dry. Paying monies over to AUK, dealing with Brevet Cards, etc.