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by Philip Whiteman
25 Feb 2019 13:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd March
Replies: 26
Views: 2642

Re: Club runs - 3rd March

Hi All - thanks for your messages. I'm fine. Released from A&E yesterday after being checked over and x-rayed. No concussion or broken bones, but I had quite a lot of bleeding from my face and have complete memory loss of the incident and aftermath until some point in the afternoon when I came onli...
by Philip Whiteman
24 Feb 2019 12:04
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: SUNRISE AND SNOWDROP AUDAXES, 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: SUNRISE AND SNOWDROP AUDAXES, 2019

Well done Phil for arranging a superb audax this year. Also, all the controllers and marshals that enabled the event to happen. The weather was remarkable and I can never remember riding a Sunrise and Snowdrop audax in such warm conditions. It was my impression that the pace was much faster this yea...
by Philip Whiteman
17 Feb 2019 15:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th February
Replies: 19
Views: 2484

Re: Club Runs - 17th February

Club Run of Excellence Unfortunately, our speaker on Norwegian poetry was purloined by the B run, so today's cafe discussion was reduced to talking about Byzantine pottery and it's influence on 2nd century middle-eastern diet. The ride was uneventful albeit ridden at a refreshing pace. Philip Whitem...
by Philip Whiteman
11 Feb 2019 20:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th February
Replies: 19
Views: 2484

Re: Club Runs - 17th February

I am proud to announce that the Club Run of Excellence (formally known as the A run) will be heading for Clives of Cropthorne this coming Sunday. A fine fayre of organic free range celery sandwiches using artisan wholemeal breads will be available for the delectation of the finest club run riders in...
by Philip Whiteman
10 Feb 2019 14:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2719

Re: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019

Change of plan. The A run on the 17th will now go to Cropthorne.
by Philip Whiteman
03 Feb 2019 19:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2719

Re: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019

I'll lead an A run to Albrighton on 17th February*

*subject to temperatures and weather
by Philip Whiteman
01 Feb 2019 16:30
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 98
Views: 7846

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Well done Stu. I am not looking to purchase any club kit this time round but will be happy to go back to Giordana in future. Fit and quality wise, I thought they were better than Bodhi. My first pair of Bodhi shorts fell apart - although Bodhi did kindly send a replacement pair. In the ongoing saga ...
by Philip Whiteman
31 Jan 2019 15:20
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Does the club mind if I re-join...?
Replies: 19
Views: 3016

Re: Does the club mind if I re-join...?

Jim Moore wrote:
30 Jan 2019 19:43
I remember you John and am currently thinking the same way so interested to see the responses.
Bleedin Hell, Jim! I thought were rid of you. Well I suppose we ought have you back.
by Philip Whiteman
27 Jan 2019 13:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 27th January
Replies: 28
Views: 3301

Re: Club Runs - 27th January

AlanW wrote:
27 Jan 2019 13:12
Beacon Z ride - Watophia

Alan Weaver (L)
To be eligible for club run points, you have to arrive at the cafe. Which virtual cafe stop did you use? If it was Croome Park, they do a line in virtual Bacon rolls.
by Philip Whiteman
24 Jan 2019 11:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 27th January
Replies: 28
Views: 3301

Re: Club Runs - 27th January

G-Run. Has anybody got any experience with the shop cafe in Feckenham? Cheers Stu It seats about 9 people around three tables, so quite small. They serve coffee, cakes and items off the deli but not cooked items such as bacon sandwiches. The nearest alternative is located at Broad Acres Fisheries o...
by Philip Whiteman
21 Jan 2019 08:42
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Crit Race Practice...Sundays...
Replies: 10
Views: 1359

Re: Crit Race Practice...Sundays...

How about the former Sainsbury's car park in Selly Oak? There are some large concrete blocks at the entrance way but otherwise access should be easy.
by Philip Whiteman
20 Jan 2019 13:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th January
Replies: 10
Views: 1676

Re: Club runs - 20th January

A fairly large group today, so I was rather relieved by space being available at the Orchard Cafe. Many thanks for the good company and I was personally pleased to see some unfamiliar and new faces. Most of the riders got cold feet during the club run and I am not talking in the metaphorical sense. ...
by Philip Whiteman
19 Jan 2019 10:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th January
Replies: 10
Views: 1676

Re: Club runs - 20th January

B Run: Worcester Country Park 'Orchard Cafe' I cannot abide Wellesbourne as it is full of proletariate and lacks anything civilised such as Waitrose or John Lewis and will therefore not be joining the A Run. To ensure that there is at least some form of a civilised element within the Beacon RCC, I w...
by Philip Whiteman
14 Jan 2019 14:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Run Route Database
Replies: 44
Views: 14634

Re: Club Run Route Database

WYRE FOREST CAFE https://www.facebook.com/TheForestCafeWyre/ Traditional Route via Cookley, Arley; return via Stourport: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29180345 Hilly A Run Route via Caunsell, Kinver & Arley. Return via Stourport. https://ridewithgps.com/users/30233 A Run Route via Teme Valley, Clo...
by Philip Whiteman
13 Jan 2019 14:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th January
Replies: 13
Views: 1911

Re: Club runs - 13th January

A Run to Wyre Forest.

That felt hard.

Philip Whiteman L
Phil Elwell
Ben Crone
Vincent Tennant
Jamie Brooks
Jon Foster
Ka Li
Omar Khaled-Smith
George Barker (joined us at cafe
by Philip Whiteman
09 Jan 2019 10:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th January
Replies: 13
Views: 1911

Re: Club runs - 13th January

Hello All

Here is the provisional route route for Sunday's Club Run. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29155829

Wyniattes Way is not included.

Regards

Philip
by Philip Whiteman
07 Jan 2019 19:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th January
Replies: 13
Views: 1911

Re: Club runs - 13th January

I'll do the A Run.

Wyre Forest Cafe. Out via Clent; Return via Heightington.

With a forecast of gusts , this circular ride will avoid prolonged periods riding into headwinds.
by Philip Whiteman
20 Dec 2018 16:16
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Curry Night Friday 11th Jan 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Re: Curry Night Friday 11th Jan 2019

Never been to Five Spice but the reviews look reasonable, so would be eager to try. It certainly has better reviews compared to my usual location.

Many thanks thanks for the location but perhaps I should have said this side of the City Centre.
by Philip Whiteman
16 Dec 2018 19:08
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Curry Night Friday 11th Jan 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Re: Curry Night Friday 11th Jan 2019

Something this side of town would be preferable to me.

Many thanks for organising
by Philip Whiteman
11 Dec 2018 10:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: G-Run
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

Re: G-Run

The compacted forestry tracks in the Wyre Forest are good providing you avoid the depths of winter when it us usually a quagmire and avoid the off-piste MTB routes.
by Philip Whiteman
07 Dec 2018 20:00
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 2018 AGM short report
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: 2018 AGM short report

What an absolutely superb star line up for the new Committee. A big smile from me :)
by Philip Whiteman
03 Dec 2018 12:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th December
Replies: 20
Views: 2731

Re: Club runs - 9th December

WorcsPhil wrote:
03 Dec 2018 09:48

It's the Beacon AGM this Thursday, why not come along and express an opinion.
"The Beacon's Kidderminster Killer audax is better than sex."
by Philip Whiteman
29 Nov 2018 12:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 102
Views: 19888

Re: New cafe suggestions

CROWLE COMMUNITY SHOP AND CAFE This has only just opened and is comparable to Feckenham Community Shop. A great little cafe and shop suitable for individuals or small groups passing by. There are around 16 seats in door with extra outdoors during the summer. Good coffee and cakes plus savouries. It...
by Philip Whiteman
25 Nov 2018 13:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 25th November
Replies: 10
Views: 1704

Re: CLUB RUNS - 25th November

A Run to Cropthorne Philip Whiteman L Paul Johnson Nick Shenton Neil Orchards Phil Elwell Ian Simpson John Hitchcock Spencer Tapia Dave Hughes Niel Lynch Pol Pot Cropthorne Cafe was a pleasant new venue. Prices were slightly expensive, service slightly slow but a good option for club run destination...
by Philip Whiteman
20 Nov 2018 18:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Run on Sunday 25th Nov
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Re: Club Run on Sunday 25th Nov

Hello Brett Looking forward to seeing you. I'll be leading the A run to Cropthorne . Whilst there are currently no destinations or leaders listed for either B or C runs, there are usually groups leaving the Black Horse. Just as a guide on speeds and distances to help your preference just take a look...
by Philip Whiteman
19 Nov 2018 14:14
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 25th November
Replies: 10
Views: 1704

CLUB RUNS - 25th November

Whilst Phil Richards is still serving out his conviction at the penal colony breaking rocks and sewing mail-bags, I am posting the club runs notice in his absence. Let's hope that the parole board see fit to return Phil back to home via the next sailing from Botany Bay. Twenty-six members ventured o...
by Philip Whiteman
16 Nov 2018 10:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 18th Nov
Replies: 11
Views: 1990

Re: CLUB RUNS - 18th Nov

RoadBadger wrote:
14 Nov 2018 22:29
Hi everybody
I have just moved to the area, will be coming down for a first club ride this Sunday the 18th.
Look forward to meeting some of you.
Spence
Welcome aboard - just introduce yourself on Sunday morning to the leader (Paul probably) . Hope you have a great ride.
by Philip Whiteman
12 Nov 2018 15:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 18th Nov
Replies: 11
Views: 1990

CLUB RUNS - 18th Nov

Phil Richards has been sent as a convict to Perth. So in his absence I am posting the latest notice on club runs. We had three volunteers leading rides to Wyre Forest, Alcester and Wootton Wawen this week. One matter that united all three rides was the significance of the date and time, the eleventh...
by Philip Whiteman
11 Nov 2018 15:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th November
Replies: 9
Views: 1566

Re: Club runs - 11th November

What a wonderful day which was unseasonably warm for November. Nothing untoward to report other than a mystery tour through Stourport on the way home as an attempt to avoid Gilgal. The route was slightly shortened outbound to avoid having to stop on a climb at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day. ...
by Philip Whiteman
09 Nov 2018 20:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th November
Replies: 9
Views: 1566

Re: Club runs - 11th November

Here is Sunday's route. Note the rather odd arrangement on the return portion through Stourport. This mystery tour is due to the town centre being closed between 10.30 and 1.30 for Remembrance Sunday. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28903763
by Philip Whiteman
08 Nov 2018 18:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th November
Replies: 9
Views: 1566

Re: Club runs - 11th November

I'm available for Sunday's A Run: Wyre Forest Visitor Centre. Join me in purgatory whilst I lead the most miserable and depressing club run ever within Beacon RCC history as we cycle round litter strewn streets talking about BREXIT, Phil Richards and how we are all going to die of Ebola. At the cafe...
by Philip Whiteman
24 Oct 2018 11:44
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Paris - Brest - Paris 2019?
Replies: 6
Views: 1330

Re: Paris - Brest - Paris 2019?

Chris, I have not checked out your suggested events but just make sure that they are all BRM registered. This is shown on the calendar entry page. http://www.aukweb.net/events/pbp/ Don't leave it too late to enter, as the longer BRMs are usually sold-out. I see that the 600km Brian Chapman is alread...
by Philip Whiteman
14 Oct 2018 06:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 14th October
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

Re: Club runs - 14th October

Well the weather is so abysmal this morning, I'm afraid that I will put out of leading the A run today.
by Philip Whiteman
11 Oct 2018 13:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 14th October
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

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: 2078

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: 2078

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: 1135

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: 658

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: 102
Views: 19888

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: 772

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: 658

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: 478

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: 658

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: 2387

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: 426

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: 2235

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: 859

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: 2985

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: 2985

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: 3426

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. ;;-)