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by petemarshall
30 Jun 2017 21:36
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: TdF Early Predictions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1769

Re: TdF Early Predictions?

neilo wrote:
30 Jun 2017 17:36
Is there a link for the league please, I'm not on Facebook.
https://www.velogames.com/
by petemarshall
30 Jun 2017 10:34
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: CX tubless tyres
Replies: 1
Views: 850

CX tubless tyres

I seem to remember Nick making some tyre recommendations, but can't find the thread.
All this tubless stuff is new to me but obviously the way to go for CX, so recommendations for a decent tyre for a bit of racing and general muddy fun please.
by petemarshall
29 Jun 2017 22:06
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 10289

Re: Kit order 2017

Andy, I have sent a text in relation to stock items.
The post says you do have some and to text you. No reply.
Does the club still have stock of winter jerseys or do we have to wait until a new order? Anyone know?
by petemarshall
29 Jun 2017 08:11
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Track Championships 1st July 2-6pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3051

Re: Beacon Track Championships 1st July 2-6pm

Club sessions at Derby are run during winter, so to late for last ones and a little early for next😁 Derby and other Velodromes like Newport, run regular taster sessions throughout the year, see their websites. Derbies taster session is also the first stage of the track accreditation process to get U...
by petemarshall
28 Jun 2017 19:00
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Track Championships 1st July 2-6pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3051

Re: Beacon Track Championships 1st July 2-6pm

Flat shoes as in not road cleats. Trainers or mtb shoes or road shoes with cleat removed, up to you, high heels and long boots aren't the best :oops: . Don't know if you have used clips, but a clip goes over the toe (hence clips) and a strap around the top of the shoe. When you do the session at Der...
by petemarshall
28 Jun 2017 09:20
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Track Championships 1st July 2-6pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3051

Re: Beacon Track Championships 1st July 2-6pm

A medium order 54cm should be fine for a woman 5' 8" , I have only seen a couple with women's saddles unfortunately and you aren't officially allowed to change saddles or pedals. You will need flat shoes as the hire bikes use straps and toe clips.
by petemarshall
23 Jun 2017 23:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 25th June
Replies: 11
Views: 2635

Re: Club runs - 25th June

PeteNorman wrote:
23 Jun 2017 22:14
C Ride to Flyford Flavell - Auntea Ritas

48 miles; not brisk! 2,300'.
Out over Clent, back through Lickeys.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22408387

See you
Pete Norman
Keep an eye out for me in Belbroughton Pete as I may join you for a bit.
by petemarshall
22 Jun 2017 20:16
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Velo Fantasy 2017 league
Replies: 0
Views: 567

Velo Fantasy 2017 league

Code for Velo Beacon RCC league 915878810
by petemarshall
22 Jun 2017 19:11
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: TdF Early Predictions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1769

Re: TdF Early Predictions?

There's a Beacon league for all the major races. Posted here and on Facebook.
Anyone but Froome is my first choice

Code for Velo Beacon RCC league 915878810
by petemarshall
17 Jun 2017 18:30
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Track Championships 1st July 2-6pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3051

Re: Beacon Track Championships 1st July 1-5pm

To do individual pursuit I would say Tim is quite right even if you have never ridden fixed it should only take,1/2 hour or so to get the basics and I am happy to help with Gav to do that if we can have the track before hand. For any mass start racing then at least a basic one hour session and prefe...
by petemarshall
14 Jun 2017 17:15
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Track Championships 1st July 2-6pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3051

Re: Beacon Track Championships 1st July 1-5pm

Doesn't work on Chrome.
I shall be riding
by petemarshall
26 May 2017 16:48
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Road/circuit race reports 2017
Replies: 79
Views: 10742

Re: Road/circuit race reports 2017

Yosser wrote:
23 May 2017 10:18
Thanks for the support guys. I have already made an addendum to current plan Martin, "At all times grip bars very tightly on British roads".
Descend on drops, hold bars lightly (race position ). May not always work but the recommended way 😊
by petemarshall
25 May 2017 17:08
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Feedback requested on bike safety guide
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Re: Feedback requested on bike safety guide

If commercial organisations want us to link to them then they should be paying, A quick read of their "guide " , unfortunately full of unsupported claims about clothing and helmets and poor use of dodgy statistics . Looks more like the Daily Mail guide to damn cyclists than anything serious or useful.
by petemarshall
03 May 2017 06:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 7th May
Replies: 20
Views: 4213

Your route, Si, doesn't appear to go up Sheepwalks, it goes along Sheepwash ( not a climb ) I can take you all up Sheepwalks as well if you like 😎
I may join you at the junction of Sugar Loaf Lane and Beech Tree Road, guessing you should be there around 10, so keep an eye out for me.
by petemarshall
02 May 2017 21:14
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Halesowen Friday Night Track League
Replies: 21
Views: 3785

Is anyone racing the first one this Friday? I'll be there I am, pretty sure Adrian is. I would hope Tim is going to be there and Jes maybe? Matt Clegg also told me he's racing whenever he can get back from college, so hopefully that includes this Friday. Loads of Beacon jerseys then and some even c...
by petemarshall
30 Apr 2017 06:59
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Halesowen Track Training session
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Just to bump this.
by petemarshall
04 Apr 2017 20:21
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Halesowen Track Training session
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

IanT wrote:Worth noting this clashes with the K34/25 tt - may affect the numbers attending.
Saturday's always going to clash with something😕
by petemarshall
04 Apr 2017 10:56
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Halesowen Track Training session
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Halesowen Track Training session

Track session for Beacon Riders.
14:00 - 16:00 6 May
https://www.facebook.com/events/441397172872833/

Experienced and/ or accredited riders with own bikes. Uncoached session particularly aimed at those riding the FNTL.
Cost £5 - 10 each depedent on numbers
by petemarshall
20 Feb 2017 20:15
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Track Accreditation
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

Just to be clear, UK track accredit ion gets you automatic probationary accreditation at all velodromes in the UK. This enables you to attend some but not all SQT (structured quality training) sessions at any velodrome. I understand Manchester is about the standard and their rules for Probationary a...
by petemarshall
20 Feb 2017 19:26
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Track Accreditation
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

I did mine through separate sessions. A club session will usually cover session 1. The accreditation is now shown on my BC license and should apply to any UK track. The license clearly states UK track accreditation and does not specify any particular track. If you've been told different then you nee...
by petemarshall
12 Feb 2017 19:33
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Points target for 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2327

Yosser wrote:In response to Andy' s comment about Dave's track racing. I have known Dave for 45 years and I have never found him a "joy"!!!
Anne
He may be no joy, but I was told yesterday he is the star of the LVRC track league😉
by petemarshall
10 Feb 2017 17:37
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Weight loss in cyclists
Replies: 18
Views: 3646

Hopefully most people will avoid the weight loss techniques often used by pros as Clenbuterol, Kenalog etc, combined with ridiculously low carb diets aren't exactly healthy. 😱
by petemarshall
08 Feb 2017 13:25
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Points target for 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2327

It's a pity sports funding is more or less entirely focused on elite adult sport, the Olympics and World Championship in cyclings case, as this means there is absolutely no interest in veterans by BC. As far as Sports England is concerned competitive cycling is for the under 40's, after that you're ...
by petemarshall
06 Feb 2017 18:04
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Points target for 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2327

The points table is BC not LVRC Dave. Our internal club points championship include LVRC though. I don't think that LVRC have a club points system, at least I haven't seen anything on their site and they don't actually ask your club when you register with the LVRC, which is a bit of a shame but prob...
by petemarshall
25 Jan 2017 17:00
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Nicolle Cooke parliamentary evidence
Replies: 6
Views: 1470

Nothing new though, nothing that hasn't been known for many years, yet Sky / BC have successfully used TUE'S to administer performance enhancing drugs perfectly legally as they continually point out. Athletes who fail to forfill their obligations under anti doping rules receive legal support from BC...
by petemarshall
10 Jan 2017 21:39
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Track Cycling Sessions January to April
Replies: 107
Views: 13519

The first LVRC Derby track league is this Thursday and every Thursday for the winter
https://www.riderhq.com/events/71681/lv ... -event-1-0
Anyone there?
by petemarshall
08 Jan 2017 08:41
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Track Cycling Sessions January to April
Replies: 107
Views: 13519

I think the sessions at Derby will work best if all riders have at least ridden fixed before, perhaps at Halesowen. This will allow for two groups as we had last night interchanging between me and Gav, so we get a ride as well as coaching. But it's not essential as most competent club riders pick up...
by petemarshall
03 Jan 2017 17:39
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Track Cycling Sessions January to April
Replies: 107
Views: 13519

I should be meeting with the Halesowen head coach in the next couple of weeks and will have an informal chat about areas were both clubs can pool some resources coaching wise. As far as booking a general uncoached session for us this can be done online. It may be best through yourself Tim. http://ww...
by petemarshall
21 Dec 2016 09:42
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Volunteer Deficit - Any advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 1536

For those that don't realise how special a club the Beacon is take a look at the Beacon Academy Race videos https://www.facebook.com/BeaconCyclingAcademy/?fref=nf Not only does Tim get enough helpers to put this sort of thing on, most of the helpers are not parents. In most other clubs its mainly pa...
by petemarshall
16 Dec 2016 11:15
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Hard and Fast - Crit/RR/Track Training Ride
Replies: 32
Views: 4347

And get on a track on a fixed where pushing round a bend becomes second nature and if the banking is high enough required if you don't want an inelegant slide to the deck.
by petemarshall
16 Dec 2016 11:11
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Hard and Fast - Crit/RR/Track Training Ride
Replies: 32
Views: 4347

Stuart, a key coaching point from the Stourport sessions that covered nearly every rider and is something you may want to address on these rides was poor cornering particularly when doing through and off. Majority of riders were breaking too late and too hard, scrubbing large amounts of speed off ri...
by petemarshall
15 Dec 2016 22:17
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: what are you planning?
Replies: 43
Views: 5819

Can't see why Stourport is any more or less dangerous than any other circuit. The Mammil is hard if you are coming to them with little or no racing in your legs since summer. Many of the riders will have spent the last few months racing CX every weekend and coached sessions at Stourport, Tudor Grang...
by petemarshall
14 Dec 2016 18:05
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: what are you planning?
Replies: 43
Views: 5819

Here's one for you to consider
http://greatormeroadrace.co.uk/
Spectacular race. Sadly didn't happen last year. Be good to see some Beacon entrants.
by petemarshall
09 Dec 2016 18:22
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Volunteer Deficit - Any advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 1536

Some useful stuff here https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/go-ridevolunteer I think BC even run courses on encouraging volunteers. Beacon is better than many in my experience in that there is a reasonable large pool of regular volunteers and many of them aren't retired😉 but it's a problem for ...
by petemarshall
08 Dec 2016 17:56
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Strava
Replies: 17
Views: 2709

Alan's only miffed because he was denied his rightful place at the top of the leaderboard last week. He's out riding his bike now to make sure it doesn't happen again :) While we're at it we should also ban anyone who doesn't use their proper name or uses a photo which doesn't represent a true like...
by petemarshall
25 Nov 2016 18:54
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 2234

There's an exception to the liability insurance whereby one BC member can't claim against another in a race, though. Don't you have to be a BC member to be in a race? so their insurance is basically invalid whilst racing. As an aside, I used to do mine via LVRC until they changed the cover to exclu...
by petemarshall
23 Nov 2016 23:35
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 2234

See BC's cycling cover here https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/membership/compare See, that suggests that it covers competitive cycling, but then https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/thirdpartyliability states "Important exclusions include: One member against another in a cycling competition, race, tim...
by petemarshall
22 Nov 2016 20:25
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 2234

I think it's appropriate to point out that BC cover for Silver membership is third party for both racing and coaching, not just whilst generally cycling (as long as you follow the BC codes and rules). They would also usually provide full representation if required for claims arising out of racing/co...
by petemarshall
16 Nov 2016 22:48
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Christmas Go Ride Cross Races Tuesday 20th Entry Open
Replies: 25
Views: 3916

I will check what stuff I have in new Go Ride bag. I will also bring FA bag and can cover that.
by petemarshall
06 Nov 2016 14:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 6th November
Replies: 12
Views: 2694

C ride
Pete Marshall joint leader
Mark McConkey joint leader
Ash Turner
Sean Hegarty (first Beacon outing😁)
Dave Little
Paul Balfe
Adrian McHugh
Reinout Mildner
by petemarshall
04 Nov 2016 16:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 6th November
Replies: 12
Views: 2694

OK, unless I hear differently (Facebook message or text me)! Will expect to see the C ride at 09:45 at Belbroughton.
by petemarshall
03 Nov 2016 18:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 6th November
Replies: 12
Views: 2694

If anyone is happy to lead a group as far as Belbroughton, I would be happy to take over from there for a C run out to Bobbington, brunch at the airport. Lumpy. Not wanting to do the extra distance out and back to the Black Horse from here in Stourbridge. Need to know by Friday evening. Suggested ro...
by petemarshall
31 Oct 2016 20:44
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: CTT National Hillclimb 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1211

Great results for Jes and John. Having the bottle to even start the National Hill Climb deserves a club prize imo.😊
I watched the video of Jes and pedalling that smoothly, with that form up a near 20% slope is a lesson to us all
by petemarshall
30 Oct 2016 19:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 30th October
Replies: 11
Views: 2581

Re: Ombersley C Ride

http://www.checketts.co.uk/ Excellent smallish cafe in Ombersley, particularly useful as the ride leader had not checked that his intended cafe stop was not closed for refurbishment. Thanks for your patience people! Pete Checketts strangely empty today. Great cafe but best phoned in advance usually...
by petemarshall
30 Oct 2016 15:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 'Cycling Weekly' Club run
Replies: 61
Views: 10482

Unless Cycling Weekly has undergone a major change in the last decades since I stopped reading it, it isn't going to say anything negative and will be positive about the club whatever you do or say. So I would suggest a group get together and rip the legs off the guy and then get him to pay for the ...
by petemarshall
28 Oct 2016 14:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 30th October
Replies: 11
Views: 2581

I may join you on Sunday Pete, keep an eye out for me as you go through Belbroughton.
by petemarshall
26 Oct 2016 21:47
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Cracked Front Mud Guard
Replies: 7
Views: 1638

Ditch the bracket. Pass a zip tie through the holes which were filled by the studs that held the bracket to the guard. The zip tie now goes round the brake mount. I always mount guards front and rear using zip ties rather than the horrid alu mounts. Makes them easy to adjust, remove, replace. Just m...
by petemarshall
11 Oct 2016 07:43
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Wheel speed shimmy advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1471

The usual reason for shimmy on a decent frame is the bars being set to high, particularly using a lot of spacers between headset and stem. If you have more than 15mm ( three standard spacers) this may be the cause. After that, shimmy may be caused by using a fork with two much or two little rake or ...