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by Philip Whiteman
09 Apr 2018 07:59
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 15th April LMTT 10 marshals needed
Replies: 4
Views: 542

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: 97
Views: 13240

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: 1658

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: 1658

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: 1658

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: 575

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: 1414

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: 1282

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: 1055

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: 1055

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: 1282

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: 2064

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: 293

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: 480

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.
by Philip Whiteman
21 Feb 2018 19:01
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Snowdrop and Sunrise Audaxes - 3rd February update
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Re: Snowdrop and Sunrise Audaxes - 3rd February update

THE SUNRISE AND SNOWDROP EXPRESS AUDAXES ARE ALMOST UPON US 260 entrants are set for this Saturday's 120km audax rides around Worcestershire. This hardy annual audax has become an established event on the local cycling calendar. If you were hoping to enter then sadly you are out of luck as both sold...
by Philip Whiteman
09 Feb 2018 08:01
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Snowdrop and Sunrise Audaxes - 3rd February update
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Re: Snowdrop and Sunrise Audaxes - 3rd February update

Is Robert Mugabe not riding this year?
by Philip Whiteman
01 Feb 2018 14:43
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 4187

Re: Velodrome

Dave, I cannot disagree with your venting on the matter of a society that could afford such projects. It is of course a wider societal issue but beyond the ability of remit of BCC to address. It is a peculiar disease of the modern day. Whilst rose tinted spectacles can view history in inaccurate way...
by Philip Whiteman
01 Feb 2018 13:21
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 4187

Re: Velodrome

As much as I would love to see funding for a Velodrome, Birmingham City Council are in a dire situation as indicated by comments above. BCC are acutely aware of their situation. Back in the 15/16 Budget they stated that, "The council announced in its Business plan and summary budget 2015/16 ‘due to ...
by Philip Whiteman
31 Jan 2018 12:56
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cycling What's On Guide for Worcestershire
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: Cycling What's On Guide for Worcestershire

Dave, I'm afraid that you failed to use the correct formatting which did not represent the Beacon audaxes by importance 8-] . See my correction below. Hi, Lyndon Bracewell of Pushbikes Worcestershire has produced his excellent What's On guide to cycling in Worcestershire.Push Bike! If you’re aware o...
by Philip Whiteman
29 Jan 2018 10:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 28th January
Replies: 19
Views: 2532

Re: Club runs - 28th January

Also could someone let me know the name of that fast sat Early morning ride in Bromsgrove was it? Crazy Italian name The first two thirds are brisk but not ridiculous in terms of speed. It heads out towards Hanbury, Himbleton thence up towards Headless Cross after which it is absolute flat-out chai...
by Philip Whiteman
29 Jan 2018 09:51
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: V718 course proposed ban by Highways England
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: V718 course proposed ban by Highways England

I know this road well, given that I frequent its use en-route to a local authority in East Yorkshire. It is astonishing to learn the CTT could have ever deemed it safe enough for such purposes. Traffic volumes are high and most vehicles are travelling at full speed. Not in a million years would I ev...
by Philip Whiteman
21 Jan 2018 08:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st January
Replies: 19
Views: 2098

Re: Club runs - 21st January

Sunshine and a relentless sense of optimism here in Drayton
by Philip Whiteman
17 Jan 2018 15:44
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 6415

Re: Club Kit Discussion

Another thing that I, and I suspect others, would find useful is a clear and up-to-date statement of what old kit remains available and how to view/purchase it. Andy's last posting on the topic is presumably now out of date and communication with him isn't easy. When I saw this discussion reappear,...
by Philip Whiteman
11 Jan 2018 08:37
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Another cyclist killed.
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: Another cyclist killed.

Oscar, here is a further news article on the incident..

http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/158 ... _by_a_van/
by Philip Whiteman
23 Dec 2017 18:31
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Another cyclist killed.
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: Another cyclist killed.

http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/15789061.UPDATE__Cyclist_dies_after_A449_crash/ I heard about this tragic news yesterday via another local cyclist. It is my understanding that Tony was an impressive cyclist who had amassed a huge mileage over the year. He was known to a number of cyclists in the...
by Philip Whiteman
17 Dec 2017 07:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 17th December
Replies: 11
Views: 1723

Re: Club runs - 17th December

Anyone still going out should note that Worcestershire primary routes are treated but don’t be fooled as the water run off from old snow is turning to ice.
by Philip Whiteman
10 Dec 2017 16:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 10th December
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: Club runs - 10th December

Leaders of the three club runs today:

Adrian Ravenscroft
Alan Weaver
Philip Whiteman

Full points please
by Philip Whiteman
07 Dec 2017 13:34
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Clear Vinyl Wrap
Replies: 7
Views: 1201

Re: Clear Vinyl Wrap

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by Philip Whiteman
06 Dec 2017 09:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 97
Views: 13240

Re: New cafe suggestions

Clives are great but I am not convinced that they would easily handle groups as service can be quite slow.
by Philip Whiteman
26 Nov 2017 19:30
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Memorial ride and vigil on Monday from UoB
Replies: 16
Views: 2456

Re: Memorial ride and vigil on Monday from UoB

Lobbying Andy Street is an appropriate action. He is a good guy and may prove to be one of the best leaders the Midlands has seen since Jo Chamberlain. As a progressive individual he is the most likely candidate to understand and enact change, whilst a member of political party he is clearly unpolit...
by Philip Whiteman
25 Nov 2017 17:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th November
Replies: 12
Views: 1806

Re: Club runs - 26th November

Any decision on which café to use in Upton? When passing through Upton the other week, I noticed that the Secret Mess opposite the pub is no longer a cafe and appears to have become a fully blown restaurant. So on a Sunday I guess that the only option would be The Marina or Clive’s Fruit Farm. Ther...
by Philip Whiteman
23 Nov 2017 14:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run ideas for 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1720

Re: Club run ideas for 2018

How about a club run to Worcester Country Park during 2018? Out and back via the A38

I thought that I would lower the game.
by Philip Whiteman
23 Nov 2017 12:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run ideas for 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1720

Re: Club run ideas for 2018

Paul Johnson is has promised a 400km club run during the summer :shock:
by Philip Whiteman
19 Nov 2017 13:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 19th November
Replies: 17
Views: 2735

Re: Club runs - 19th November

l'll do a steady and relaxed B run to the railway carriage @ Bewdley https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17307779 Great ride Alan though I am not convinced by the relaxed claim. Now it was completely my fault for not viewing the route profile. Given a sluggish ride into Northfield, at the time it seemed...
by Philip Whiteman
17 Nov 2017 15:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 19th November
Replies: 17
Views: 2735

Re: Club runs - 19th November

l'll do a steady and relaxed B run to the railway carriage @ Bewdley https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17307779 Alan, I know that you were short of a few numbers but here is the rosta for Sunday at Bewdley: GWR Pannier 0-6-0PT 1501 SR Light Pacific 4-6-2 34027 'Taw Valley' GWR Pannier 0-6-0PT 7714 Cla...
by Philip Whiteman
14 Nov 2017 21:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 19th November
Replies: 17
Views: 2735

Re: Club runs - 19th November

I have taken Philip Whiteman's recent post on new cafes and gambled on a new venue in Mickleton, east of Honeybourne. It even has a picture of Abba on the walls, so if anyone is coming direct from Flares nightclub, you'll fit right in. If the Decades meets everyone's satisfaction then please feel o...
by Philip Whiteman
06 Nov 2017 10:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 97
Views: 13240

Re: New cafe suggestions

DECADES TEA ROOM MICKLETON, GLOUC. New cafe located to south of Mickleton on the road to Broadway. It is adorned by a sign, 'cyclists welcome'. https://www.facebook.com/Decades-Tearoom-1720352161326852/ UPDATE. 20.11.17 We tried a new cafe in Mickleton (Decades), but although the cafe was nice, the ...
by Philip Whiteman
02 Nov 2017 08:50
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Anne Hughes # collarbone
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Anne Hughes # collarbone

What bad luck. At least it was not mid-racing season. I wish a quick recovery.
by Philip Whiteman
15 Oct 2017 18:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th October
Replies: 14
Views: 2239

Re: Club runs - 15th October

Vermin, vermin everywhere. I never knew there so few ways of dispatching rats legally.

On another topic, it was great to witness Paul ‘Nurse Nightingale’ Johnson in full action and demonstrating care and compassion for his fellow riders. An example to us all.
by Philip Whiteman
11 Oct 2017 09:51
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: 2018 - Cycling Adventures?
Replies: 11
Views: 1594

Re: 2018 - Cycling Adventures?

Chris. A few years ago, a Beacon collective rode LEJOG last year over a period of nine days, the same period as your suggestion. Whilst I will not have time to ride LEJOG due to a backlog on my climbing targets, I can send details on the route that we used. Our version took us up the spine of the UK...
by Philip Whiteman
09 Oct 2017 14:11
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon RCC's Autumn Rivers Audax - 7th October
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

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

Dear Audaxer AUTUMN RIVERS AUDAX ROUND-UP Congratulations to all that completed this event. Everyone returned in good time and I did not hear any complaint aside from swearing about the matter of a few small hills before and after Ross. Given the positive feedback it is fair to say that Autumn River...
by Philip Whiteman
08 Oct 2017 18:38
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon RCC's Autumn Rivers Audax - 7th October
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

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

Well done Philip and the elves for another excellent event The section along the Wye was particularly nice although it was bracketed by a couple of serious climbs . Plenty of places to stop an eat and stiĺ get back in a reasonable time . It's a shame in a way it's a one off. We will riding beyond t...
by Philip Whiteman
30 Sep 2017 11:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st October
Replies: 23
Views: 2831

Re: Club runs - 1st October

Phil - Just a quick note regarding Belbroughton. Roads through the village are closed for the Scarecrow weekend. It will impassable on two wheels due to the volume of visitors but walking through on foot for about half a kilometre will be feasible. A diversion can be made through Chaddesley Woods an...
by Philip Whiteman
25 Sep 2017 19:36
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Claims for Beacon Trophies
Replies: 9
Views: 1136

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: 1130

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: 4595

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: 1130

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: 686

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: 1130

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: 1960

Re: Volunteers for Cyclo-cross September 3rd

Sorry Dave, would help but it is my only free day for route checking Autumn Rivers.