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by Dave Cox
25 Apr 2018 17:27
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Diamond Buses
Replies: 4
Views: 1621

Re: Diamond Buses

Well done Phil for following this up and getting an appropriate reply from the Company. Glad it wasn't worse but this sort of driving will put off many new cyclists.
by Dave Cox
23 Apr 2018 18:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 4337

Re: A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018

May 20th is the 97th Meriden Cyclists Memorial Service on the green. I'll lead a C Run at moderate pace leaving at 9.00 to give us plenty of time. There's cakes in the Village Hall afterwards or the option of just riding to Lavender Hall which is on the route.
by Dave Cox
08 Apr 2018 19:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 106
Views: 26025

Re: New cafe suggestions

Thanks for the heads up Phil. Pity I use this regularly but last time went to Riverside because of some train and cameras festival.
by Dave Cox
07 Apr 2018 22:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 4337

Re: A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018

I'll lead an Intro Ride on 6th May probably to Avoncroft
by Dave Cox
17 Mar 2018 23:11
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Consultation on Bath Row 'bus gate"
Replies: 0
Views: 1008

Consultation on Bath Row 'bus gate"

There is a consultation out until March 21st on City Centre Road Improvements. These are designed to smooth the flow of bus traffic in the City Centre which is generally a good thing. However the Birmingham City Council and the West Midlands Combined Authority have neglected their own commitments to...
by Dave Cox
17 Mar 2018 22:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th March
Replies: 11
Views: 2920

Re: Club runs - 18th March

Good call thanks for letting us know
by Dave Cox
12 Mar 2018 22:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th March
Replies: 11
Views: 2920

Re: Club runs - 18th March

Thanks Colin. I was at Aunty Ritas on Friday. They have had some problem with a large group of club cyclists (c20) who overwhelmed the cafe unannounced and then posted negative stuff on Trip Advisor. Given the size of a C group on a good day I wouldn't go there without giving them a phone call. Warw...
by Dave Cox
12 Mar 2018 14:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th March
Replies: 11
Views: 2920

Re: Club runs - 18th March

So good to have Colin stepping up nice and early to the plate (of bake beans probably) Never really understood the baseball? metaphor!
by Dave Cox
11 Mar 2018 14:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th March
Replies: 11
Views: 2646

Re: Club runs - 11th March

Thanks for leading Simon a classic Spring club run
by Dave Cox
10 Mar 2018 14:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th March
Replies: 11
Views: 2646

Re: Club runs - 11th March

New member Judy Smart is coming on the C ride tomorrow - be good to have a leader volunteer and to see some other women riders out to keep her company.
by Dave Cox
07 Mar 2018 07:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 4337

Re: A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018

I'm really interested in doing the circuit of Birmingham ride at a C pace. Can't yet commit to lead because not yet sure about family visits.
by Dave Cox
01 Mar 2018 20:09
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Pedal Power
Replies: 1
Views: 866

Re: Pedal Power

Keep it up Oscar !
by Dave Cox
28 Feb 2018 16:06
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Little Mountain Time Trial 15th April
Replies: 10
Views: 2306

Re: Beacon Little Mountain Time Trial 15th April

Sorry Dave my daughter is over from the States so I can't help this year
by Dave Cox
25 Feb 2018 10:01
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Snowdrop and Sunrise Audaxes - 3rd February update
Replies: 7
Views: 2041

Re: Snowdrop and Sunrise Audaxes - 3rd February update

Great day out on the bike yesterday. Many thanks to Phil and friends who did all the organising, stamped out cards etc. And to Matt Ball who helped me round while I navigated with the trusty cue sheets
by Dave Cox
12 Feb 2018 18:27
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Starley Sportive
Replies: 0
Views: 960

Starley Sportive

Weather permitting I'm doing this next Sunday [url]https://www.riderhq.com/events/75606/co ... ortive[url] I thought Coventry CTC would be coming but they've decided it's going to be too fast ! You can still enter if anyone fancies it.
by Dave Cox
12 Feb 2018 15:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th February
Replies: 15
Views: 4262

Re: Club runs - 11th February

Happy as long as I get my points !! Good to be near the conveniences though it's a bike ride from the Tuckery. I also saw some other stealth black Beacon jerseys including Keith Adcock - secret no stop training ????
by Dave Cox
11 Feb 2018 17:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th February
Replies: 15
Views: 4262

Re: Club runs - 11th February

All his own work beside the cafe he is no longer the lad with a hammer in his tool kit
by Dave Cox
11 Feb 2018 15:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th February
Replies: 15
Views: 4262

Re: Club runs - 11th February

Thanks Simon, I managed to screw in the stop on the rear mech to a middling gear and then set off for Warwick using the triple as a 3 speed as in days of yore. Got to The Tuckery to find it full of the A group who'd been delayed by a **flat** and a wheel rebuild from Vince ! Which cafe did you choos...
by Dave Cox
10 Feb 2018 21:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th February
Replies: 15
Views: 4262

Re: Club runs - 11th February

Hope you feel better soon Colin. We will I am sure manage to set up the C Run tomorrow
by Dave Cox
09 Feb 2018 21:11
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Dave Hughes British Cycling Champion
Replies: 7
Views: 1653

Re: Dave Hughes British Cycling Champion

Amazing well done Dave - we will want to see pictures !
by Dave Cox
04 Feb 2018 17:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 4th February
Replies: 25
Views: 7340

Re: Club runs - 4th February

No takers for the Intro ride this morning so I joined Si's Lavender Adventure - thanks Si great route out
by Dave Cox
04 Feb 2018 17:40
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Canal closures at edge baston tunnel
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Re: Canal closures at edge baston tunnel

Basically I come off at the Vale Halls of Residence and make my way up to Westbourne Rd and Highfield Rd and then to Fiveways underpasses
by Dave Cox
03 Feb 2018 23:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 4th February
Replies: 25
Views: 7340

Re: Club runs - 4th February

Yes I'll be leading the Intro Ride. Be good if someone could ride support. I'll choose a suitably modest route tomorrow depending on turnout and weather. Probably Avoncroft or Earlswood area I quite fancy a return to Akamba - I've already been to Chaddersley this week! So Hutch don't worry about hil...
by Dave Cox
31 Jan 2018 09:12
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cycling What's On Guide for Worcestershire
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

Cycling What's On Guide for Worcestershire

Hi, Lyndon Bracewell of Pushbikes Worcestershire has produced his excellent What's On guide to cycling in Worcestershire.Push Bike! If you’re aware of any local events we’ve missed please send details to: lyndon.bracewell@btinternet.com Sats 20 January -10 February Woolly Mamil Closed Circuit Races ...
by Dave Cox
30 Jan 2018 16:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 4th February
Replies: 25
Views: 7340

Re: Club runs - 4th February

I'm happy to support George's Intro Ride on Sunday as long as it is not icy. I think a friend of mine might join us now I've given him an inner tube!
by Dave Cox
29 Jan 2018 00:01
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 9291

Re: Velodrome

Something like Tudor Grange or Stourport within Birmingham would enable young people and people without access to cars to get involved in the sport and shouldn't cost too much. I must declare an interest as a member of the Board but a mutual benefit society The Active Wellbeing Society is being set ...
by Dave Cox
28 Jan 2018 14:37
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 9291

Re: Velodrome

I agree with Pete !! There are other far more pressing priorities for cycling in Birmingham and even for cycle sport this is not a good use of money. Be good to just have a decent basic road circuit in Birmingham
by Dave Cox
15 Jan 2018 18:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 14th Jan
Replies: 11
Views: 3483

Re: Club runs - 14th Jan

Great run Carolyn thanks - you must come out with the C group again
by Dave Cox
14 Jan 2018 17:19
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 9291

Re: Velodrome

There already is a petition organised I think by someone connected to Halesowen
by Dave Cox
24 Dec 2017 15:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th December
Replies: 5
Views: 1871

Re: Club runs - 24th December

Well seven off us made it to Breakfast with Santa at Worcester Country Park Dave Cox (Leading) Tony Fowler (Welcome guest rider from Ravensthorpe CC) Colin Hall Dave Little Adrian McHugh Simon Turner Simon Walker Dave Cole started from the Black Horse and provided a Presidential escort as far as Coo...
by Dave Cox
24 Dec 2017 07:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th December
Replies: 5
Views: 1871

Re: Club runs - 24th December

My plan is a leisurely ride from Black Horse to Worcester Country Park which I think will be open though full of excited kids ! About 55 miles if anyone wants to join me.
by Dave Cox
19 Dec 2017 18:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 17th December
Replies: 11
Views: 3276

Re: Club runs - 17th December

Well I got to Meriden and got wet and cold and then faced some fog coming past the Peacock on the return but enjoyed myself. Do I get a club run point for getting to the Black Horse to cancel a run that no one turned up for??? Points mean prizes as you know !
by Dave Cox
17 Dec 2017 08:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 17th December
Replies: 11
Views: 3276

Re: Club runs - 17th December

Thanks for the advice Phil. I'm afraid the C Run to Meriden will have to be cancelled also. It's not safe to lead a run if there is ice about. I'll make my own way there slowly on studded tyres. Apologies if anyone was hoping to come.
by Dave Cox
14 Dec 2017 21:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 17th December
Replies: 11
Views: 3276

Re: Club runs - 17th December

Hi Matt, I'm committed to go to Meriden for the Cyclists' Carol Service so will miss out on Chaddersley. The format is cakes at Meriden Village Hall from 11.00 and growling out some carols at the Church at 1.00. We'll be passing Lavender Hall Fishery en route so there's is an option for people to st...
by Dave Cox
04 Dec 2017 08:54
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Awards Dinner Photographs
Replies: 1
Views: 875

Re: Beacon Awards Dinner Photographs

Many thanks Si you should start doing weddings - good photos
by Dave Cox
04 Dec 2017 08:48
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Annual Beacon Awards Dinner
Replies: 9
Views: 2338

Re: Annual Beacon Awards Dinner

Agree it was a great night celebrating amazing successes. Great to see people who started on C Runs winning cups.
by Dave Cox
30 Nov 2017 22:10
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Web Site Redesign
Replies: 3
Views: 1258

Re: Club Web Site Redesign

Many thanks Steve and Robin a great improvement and very neat design
by Dave Cox
28 Nov 2017 23:11
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Help on '90s 'TT' build
Replies: 12
Views: 2868

Re: Help on '90s 'TT' build

Great read George and all the time I thought you were working on an old MBK aka Motobecane. My daughter had one for a while OK but not remarkable !!
by Dave Cox
26 Nov 2017 16:37
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Memorial ride and vigil on Monday from UoB
Replies: 16
Views: 4878

Re: Memorial ride and vigil on Monday from UoB

There is another slow roll and ride on Dec 3rd to present a petition to Andy Street West Midlands Mayor. Details can be found on their Facebook page but I've posted them below for people who don't use Facebook. Should be possible to do it after the Beacon Club Runs. The time has come to hand over th...
by Dave Cox
26 Nov 2017 16:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th November
Replies: 12
Views: 3707

Re: Club runs - 26th November

Evesham in winter sunshine C Run Dave Cox Leading Will Woodhouse Simon Woodward Dave Hutchins Dave Cole Mark McConkey Si Walker Si Turner Neil Evanson Started with us but broke away to warm up and went to Upton Warren (?) Raphaels was fine but the refurb after the fire means that they are probably c...
by Dave Cox
22 Nov 2017 10:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th November
Replies: 12
Views: 3707

Re: Club runs - 26th November

I'll do a moderately paced run C to Evesham - feeling the need for miles and bread pudding
by Dave Cox
16 Nov 2017 18:51
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Guys and Dolls
Replies: 7
Views: 2156

Re: Guys and Dolls

Can't get there sorry too many meetings but great feedback from U3A group
by Dave Cox
15 Nov 2017 21:57
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: John Landreth
Replies: 4
Views: 1483

Re: John Landreth

Yes great photo
by Dave Cox
13 Nov 2017 21:25
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Annual Beacon Awards Dinner
Replies: 9
Views: 2338

Re: Annual Beacon Awards Dinner

All done looking forward to it. Dave if you've got little paper tickets would you pop them in some time? #oldschool
by Dave Cox
13 Nov 2017 21:22
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Annual Beacon Awards Dinner
Replies: 9
Views: 2338

Re: Annual Beacon Awards Dinner

Hi me and Derek Reynolds are coming will try to PayPal the tickets
by Dave Cox
12 Nov 2017 19:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th November
Replies: 27
Views: 7123

Re: Club runs - 12th November

Thanks for leading Matt an epic ride with lots of new turns and lanes for me !
by Dave Cox
10 Nov 2017 20:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 4330

Re: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2017

All being well with weather etc I'll lead a C Run to Meriden for the traditional Cycling UK/ CTC Carol Service on 17th Dec. There's cakes in the Village Hall first so an option to miss the sing song and ride back early.
by Dave Cox
08 Nov 2017 18:06
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: West Midland CX leauge
Replies: 4
Views: 1658

Re: West Midland CX leauge

Well done Helen
by Dave Cox
08 Nov 2017 06:33
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - July, August and September 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 6070

Re: Time trials - July, August and September 2017

Thanks Laurence a really good and succinct report on a remarkable campaign. Congratulations to all those courageous Beacon climbers.
by Dave Cox
05 Nov 2017 13:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th November
Replies: 11
Views: 3310

Re: Club runs - 5th November

Intro Ride to Earlswood

Dave Cox Leading
Gemma Johnson Sweeping


Eli Chadwick
Dave Hutchings

Both very welcome and on their first Beacon Run.