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by Dave Cox
28 Jan 2018 14:37
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 8658

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: 3329

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: 8658

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: 1788

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: 1788

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: 3138

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: 3138

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: 3138

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: 834

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: 2224

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: 1201

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: 2652

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: 4370

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: 3517

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: 3517

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: 1954

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: 1398

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: 2224

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: 2224

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: 6699

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: 4136

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: 1505

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: 5764

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: 3184

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.
by Dave Cox
01 Nov 2017 22:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th November
Replies: 11
Views: 3184

Re: Club runs - 5th November

Thanks Gemma that will be great
by Dave Cox
01 Nov 2017 11:53
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Dave Hughes LVRC National Track Champion
Replies: 6
Views: 1549

Re: Dave Hughes LVRC National Track Champion

Well done Dave and best wishes for a quick recovery to Ann
by Dave Cox
01 Nov 2017 11:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th November
Replies: 11
Views: 3184

Re: Club runs - 5th November

Hi Gemma. It depends on who turns up of course it is a variable feast! No more that 30 miles probably a bit less I'll vary loops to suit the group.
by Dave Cox
31 Oct 2017 15:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th November
Replies: 11
Views: 3184

Re: Club runs - 5th November

OK I'll do an Intro Ride to Earlswood be good to have a supporter please
by Dave Cox
22 Oct 2017 16:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd October
Replies: 8
Views: 2740

Re: Club runs - 22nd October

Thanks for the ride Simon - got back OK with Dave and Ade. Just had to strip the mudguard off but wheel will need a rebuild one spoke just ripped straight out. Might check the forks too or see if I can get some with a bit more clearance or use Crud guard in future. 25 cms tyres are a close fit. Coul...
by Dave Cox
19 Oct 2017 13:08
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Chris Ashford wins the Birmingham Marathon
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: Chris Ashford wins the Birmingham Marathon

Well done to Chris what an achievement for Beacon and for Birmingham
by Dave Cox
01 Oct 2017 15:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st October
Replies: 23
Views: 5439

Re: Club runs - 1st October

Intro Ride to Avoncroft Museum

Dave Cox (Leading)
Simon Woodward (Sweeping)
Steve O'Neill
Derek Reynolds
Jo Bozdoganli
Ash Turner
Charley Johnston

Good to meet Jo and Charley on their first Beacon ride and Steve back with the Beacon after a while.
by Dave Cox
27 Sep 2017 15:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st October
Replies: 23
Views: 5439

Re: Club runs - 1st October

Thanks Simon, we will go out via Barnt Green, Tutnal, Dusthouse Lane, Woodgate, Stoke Pound back over the Lickeys.
by Dave Cox
25 Sep 2017 21:42
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Velo Birmingham Closed Road Sportive
Replies: 52
Views: 8853

Re: Velo Birmingham Closed Road Sportive

I thought it was a superb ride and experience - nothing much to add. I've enjoyed two Ride London-Surreys but great to have the closed roads experience on our doorstep without the hassle of a long drive and overnight stay. The topology of the early bits made them really interesting twisting through ...
by Dave Cox
25 Sep 2017 21:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st October
Replies: 23
Views: 5439

Re: Club runs - 1st October

Hi Phil, I'll lead the Intro Ride to Avonscroft Museum - please would someone help
by Dave Cox
11 Sep 2017 07:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 10th September
Replies: 15
Views: 4028

Re: Club runs - 10th September

Interesting re "Just in Time" road clearance. It was the same at Bourton on the Hill on Saturday. Rolling road closure was about 15 mins or so ahead of the lead group. In France or Spain it is at least an hour - longer on Cols. Observing, me and another spectator did a spontaneous risk assessement a...
by Dave Cox
07 Sep 2017 17:45
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Velo Birmingham Closed Road Sportive
Replies: 52
Views: 8853

Re: Velo Birmingham Closed Road Sportive

I'm in Wave A2 leaving at 7.25
by Dave Cox
30 Aug 2017 16:56
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Volunteers for Cyclo-cross September 3rd
Replies: 17
Views: 3409

Re: Volunteers for Cyclo-cross September 3rd

Only just realised that it is the Abbey Stadium this year not the usual Pitcher Oak Woods !!!!
by Dave Cox
27 Aug 2017 18:05
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Volunteers for Cyclo-cross September 3rd
Replies: 17
Views: 3409

Re: Volunteers for Cyclo-cross September 3rd

I'll be there at 11.00 and ride out from the Black Horse starting usual time if anyone wants to join me. Always a good day out. Bring some insect repellent in case you are posted into the woods!!
by Dave Cox
26 Aug 2017 20:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Eroica run (+C run?) 27/8/17
Replies: 9
Views: 2317

Re: Eroica run (+C run?) 27/8/17

Great George I'll see you at the Black Horse tomorrow !
by Dave Cox
17 Aug 2017 14:05
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Speeds Cycles
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: Speeds Cycles

That is a real pity they've invested a lot recently and do a great job looking after Roger's tandem. It is not just the internet but also large retailers like Evans and now Halfords. I know other shops are under pressure because the bike boom isn't all it is cracked up to be. I think the future for ...
by Dave Cox
16 Aug 2017 18:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Eroica run (+C run?) 27/8/17
Replies: 9
Views: 2317

Re: Eroica run (+C run?) 27/8/17

Yes their advertising boards weren't there last time I passed through
by Dave Cox
16 Aug 2017 14:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Eroica run (+C run?) 27/8/17
Replies: 9
Views: 2317

Re: Eroica run (+C run?) 27/8/17

Great idea George, all being well I'll come along on either a 2000 Mercian or my Eroica Britannia 1980s Carlton
by Dave Cox
02 Aug 2017 15:22
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Panniers?!
Replies: 10
Views: 2551

Re: Panniers?!

I've used panniers for 30 odd years for commuting. I started with Carradice but settled on Ortleib which are just great. Fully waterproof and less prone to go out of shape. I always use two to balance the load. Laptop should be fine as long as it is in a protected bag or case. I think some panniers ...
by Dave Cox
31 Jul 2017 20:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 30th July
Replies: 13
Views: 3435

Re: Club runs - 30th July

Rob Parker was with us to Flyford Flavell

The "other chap" was David but I can't remember his surname at the moment
by Dave Cox
28 Jul 2017 20:56
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: New Message Board Platform
Replies: 17
Views: 3774

Re: New Message Board Platform

Many thanks Steve
by Dave Cox
26 Jul 2017 21:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 30th July
Replies: 13
Views: 3435

Re: Club runs - 30th July

That's great Gemma, I hope to join you if my back ache clears up. Gardening or anything involving ladders is definitely not good for you. My bike can find its own way to Flyford so we won't get lost.
by Dave Cox
16 Jul 2017 16:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th July
Replies: 15
Views: 3664

Re: Club runs - 16th July

C Run to Raphael's for the Grand Reopening with deck, new kitchens and the same quality bread pudding. Dave Cox (Leading) Colin Hall Richard Jones Toby Hale Matt Hale Mark Gardner Pete Norman Mark McConkey Adrian McHugh (sweeping) Dave Little (sweeping) Simon Turner Jemal Omar (second Beacon run pre...
by Dave Cox
09 Jul 2017 21:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C & Intro Club runs July, August and September 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 4999

Re: A, B and C & Intro Club runs July, August and September 2017

I'll take the C run to Raphaels next week 16th if there are any problems there is another cafe at a Farm Shop that works well.
by Dave Cox
09 Jul 2017 17:33
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Birmingham Bikeathon
Replies: 0
Views: 682

Birmingham Bikeathon

This is a charity ride in aid of Bloodwise (Blood Cancer Charity) I think it its 3rd year. Good 100 mile route modelled on Beacon Cotswold Adventure apart from some tedious suburbs getting back to Cannon Hill park. Mark Gardner, Mark McConkey, Neil Evanson and myself represented the Beacon C Runners...