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by Dave Cox
16 Aug 2017 14:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Eroica run (+C run?) 27/8/17
Replies: 9
Views: 2361

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: 2606

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: 3482

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: 3887

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: 3482

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: 3735

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: 5113

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: 702

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...
by Dave Cox
26 Jun 2017 13:12
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Reporting potholes
Replies: 10
Views: 2212

Re: Reporting potholes

Don't forget to use the Fill That Hole app or weblink if you are outside Birmingham. It automatically locates the relevant authority. When Pete and Colin came off in Lowsenford on a deceptive poorly filled trench. I'd reported complete with picture and depth guess before the nice lady opposite had f...
by Dave Cox
20 Jun 2017 11:27
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cyclist dies in crash in Romsley this morning
Replies: 3
Views: 1471

Re: Cyclist dies in crash in Romsley this morning

Just caught up with this very sad news. Most of you will know this but Cycling UK has been campaigning for many years with good legal and policy advice on Road Justice and inter alia influencing Prosecution and Sentencing guidelines, infrastructure, lorry safety standards etc. The related Cycling De...
by Dave Cox
13 Jun 2017 17:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C & Intro Club runs July, August and September 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 5113

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

Great idea George. I'm doing the Eroica Britannia next Sunday. I could probably do a ride on either 20th or 27th but former is more likely to be free from holiday negotiations because I know I am going to Edgbaston on the day before.
by Dave Cox
12 Jun 2017 16:39
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Go Ride Races Sat 10th June ENTER NOW & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Replies: 5
Views: 1361

Re: Go Ride Races Sat 10th June ENTER NOW & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Well done Helen all that training is paying off !!
by Dave Cox
04 Jun 2017 13:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 4th June
Replies: 16
Views: 3843

Re: Club Runs - 4th June

Intro Ride to Earlswood Dave Cox Leader Mel Kavanagh Will Woodhouse Derek Reynolds Mike Balenski Rob Parker 30 miles and we sat out the rain shower in the cafe! Good to meet Will and Mel on their first Beacon Club Run - hope they will both be back for a C run soon. Thanks to Derek, Mike and Rob for ...
by Dave Cox
01 Jun 2017 14:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 4th June
Replies: 16
Views: 3843

Re: Club Runs - 4th June

We really do need a June Intro Ride this Sunday - this is what brings new members and generates the B and A riders of the future. If no one else steps up I'll lead one and be there at 9.00 to meet any new riders who want to find out about the Beacon - probably go to Earlswood.
by Dave Cox
28 May 2017 16:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 28th May
Replies: 12
Views: 3112

Re: Club runs - 28th May

C Run to Pershore (including a short tour of cafes and pubs) Dave Cox (leading and autobus) Dave Cole (leading the breakaway) Ifor Jones Wayne Gibbs Natalia Barroso Dave Little (sweeper 1) Adrian McHugh (sweeper 2) Neil Evanson Mark Gardner Mark McConkey Alice Hipwell Catherine Corr (on first Beacon...
by Dave Cox
28 May 2017 06:52
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Two week tour
Replies: 12
Views: 2722

Re: Two week tour

Have a great ride Neil - look forward to hearing about it when you get back
by Dave Cox
26 May 2017 12:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 28th May
Replies: 12
Views: 3112

Re: Club runs - 28th May

I'll do a C Run to Pershore
by Dave Cox
22 May 2017 09:52
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: New Message Board Platform
Replies: 17
Views: 3887

New Message Board Platform

Congratulations to Steve in getting the Message Board working again. Does that mean that new members can now Register OK if so I'll pass the message on to everyone who has joined since FlashGordon http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/message_boa ... e=post&f=3# Why did the smiley go all funny???
by Dave Cox
22 May 2017 09:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st May
Replies: 16
Views: 4519

Re: Club runs - 21st May

The two C riders who went their own way Neil were Natalia Barrosa and Ifor Jones out on his first or possibly second Beacon Run
by Dave Cox
21 May 2017 16:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st May
Replies: 16
Views: 4519

C Run to Lavender Hall and the 96th Meriden Cyclists' Memorial Service Dave Cox (Leader) Laurie and Paul Derbyshire Mark McConkey Dave Little Neil Evans Gemma Johnson Many thanks to Dave L and Neil for coming on to Meriden and to Neil for representing our youth section and for laying the Beacon wrea...
by Dave Cox
15 May 2017 18:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st May
Replies: 16
Views: 4519

96th Cyclists’ Memorial Service 21st of May 2017 11.00 am Meriden Green Centre of England Tea/Coffee & Cakes In the Methodist Church Hall from 12.00 All cyclists welcome This traditional service, and gathering of the cycling clans, is the destination for the C Run this Sunday - note we are leaving...
by Dave Cox
13 May 2017 10:51
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A new challenge? A new discipline? Piloting a tandem?
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

A new challenge? A new discipline? Piloting a tandem?

Beacon member Roger Green is seeking some new sighted pilots to join him on his bespoke Longstaff for occasional social rides from Cofton Hackett. Some of us having been doing this for years but we are getting worn out and it would great to find some new partners. Roger despite being blind has a det...
by Dave Cox
10 May 2017 20:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 14th May
Replies: 16
Views: 3755

Simon would be a great leader he has toured extensively and is a very competent rider.
by Dave Cox
08 May 2017 19:37
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Big Bike Picnic and Meet the Mayoral Candidates 22 April
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Many thanks to Si Walker, Lynne Yeates and Pete and Jan Norman for coming along. It was a great success and there are pictures posted on Birmingham Cyclist. We now know that Andy Street was elected Mayor and we look forward to him fulfilling the commitments to enabling cycling that he made in his sp...
by Dave Cox
07 May 2017 13:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 7th May
Replies: 20
Views: 4660

Well attended Intro Ride to Avoncroft - 8 new riders and thx to Matt for supporting

Dave Cox (Leading)
Jake Williams
Alice Hipwell
Tim Jones
Richard Choplon
Patrick McKeon
Beverley Nielsen
Rob Emmerson
Toby Hale
Matthew Hale (Sweeping)
by Dave Cox
04 May 2017 09:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 7th May
Replies: 20
Views: 4660

Hi Matt that's great thanks. Basic route is out on Rea Valley path to Longbridge thru Barnt Green, Tutnall, Dusthouse Lane, a left and a right etc. We can add loops if it's going well. They don't open until 10.30. Bring cafe locks cos you park at the entrance.
by Dave Cox
02 May 2017 16:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 7th May
Replies: 20
Views: 4660

I'll take an Intro ride to Avoncroft Museum this Sunday - need a supporter please
by Dave Cox
01 May 2017 08:41
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Open 10 TT Janet Kelly Memorial Trophy 13th May
Replies: 16
Views: 2931

Ok i'm available too thinking of riding out to leave Sunday free for family visit
by Dave Cox
20 Apr 2017 18:02
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Big Bike Picnic and Meet the Mayoral Candidates 22 April
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Latest news is free cake and soft drinks for the first 100 people to turn up!
by Dave Cox
18 Apr 2017 18:00
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Little Mountain Time Trial
Replies: 29
Views: 4889

Adrian McHugh is here with me and keen to come out and help

07772 078078

Is anyone riding out from Black Horse?

Ade isn't on email but I can pass on message or text him

Thanks

Dave
by Dave Cox
16 Apr 2017 14:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th April
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

C Run to Lavender Hall - small but perfectly formed peloton just dodged the rain

Dave Cox Leading
Colin Hall
Pete Norman
Mark McConkey
Neil Evanson
by Dave Cox
15 Apr 2017 22:32
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 23mm vs 25mm tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 3343

Just been reading the Aero edition of Cycling Weekly right tyres and wheels to get aero benefits apparently 23mm front and 25mm rear but I think you need to be tanking along before this works!
by Dave Cox
15 Apr 2017 12:36
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Big Bike Picnic and Meet the Mayoral Candidates 22 April
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Big Bike Picnic and Meet the Mayoral Candidates 22 April

As most of you know in addition to leading C Runs I'm pretty busy with cycle campaigning currently with Push Bikes and the Bike West Midlands Network. We've been lobbying the candidates standing for the post of Mayoral the West Midlands Combined Authority. All of them have committed to our campaign ...
by Dave Cox
15 Apr 2017 12:24
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 23mm vs 25mm tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 3343

23 is so last century now! I switched to 25mm a while ago and they are great but now people are using wider rims and going up to 28 even on fast bikes. I've got a 21mm front tyre somewhere if anyone wants it, Only problem with old frames is clearance particularly if you use mudguards.
by Dave Cox
15 Apr 2017 09:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th April
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

I'll take C run to Lavender Hall other places likely to be very busy on Easter Sunday will go out on the River Rea Route for a change
by Dave Cox
09 Apr 2017 21:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C & Intro Club runs April, May and June 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 6565

Michael Preece cannot now lead the C club run on the 14th of May because of changing shift patterns. Please would someone else lead it and Mike will do one later in the year. Mike is having difficulty registering on the Message Board so I am passing this message on.
by Dave Cox
09 Apr 2017 15:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th April
Replies: 12
Views: 2995

Sunny C Run to Bewdley SVR Cafe Dave Cox Leader Mark McConkey Jon Griggs Mike Preece Neil Evanson Huan Dong Gemma Johnson Natalia Barroso Neil Compton Emma Bridger Georgia McDowell Mark Russell Pete Norman Dave Little Sweeper 1 Adrian Mc Hugh Sweeper 2 Good to see Jon Emma and Georgia out with us an...
by Dave Cox
07 Apr 2017 03:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th April
Replies: 12
Views: 2995

Hi I'll take the C Run to Bewdley Railway Station not too far one big hill
by Dave Cox
04 Apr 2017 21:59
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: More Cycle Commuter Media Stars Wanted Cmon Gary !!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 644

More Cycle Commuter Media Stars Wanted Cmon Gary !!!!

Hiya David if you know of folks who might be interested in this initiative then pass on to them..? Please feel free to contact charlotte direct Chris Email address: charlotte.cross@itv.com Enquiry: I work for ITV Central, and we are planning a series of features ahead of the first-ever West Midlands...
by Dave Cox
12 Mar 2017 15:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th March
Replies: 11
Views: 2842

Many thanks to Mike for great club run and for finding Ardens Cafe. Found Ade with another **flat** just outside Hockley Heath. He was going to phone a mate to pick him up with his van
by Dave Cox
12 Mar 2017 15:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 106
Views: 24850

Ardens Kenilworth 17 Talisman Square CV8 1JB www.ardenskenilworth.co.uk 01926512345 cakes, panini, beans on toast and bacon sandwiches good coffee Best bit is a spacious upstairs room with views of bikes parked on car park railings so can accommodate large groups. Thanks to Mike Preece for researchi...
by Dave Cox
08 Mar 2017 22:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th March
Replies: 11
Views: 2842

All the activities at Wellesbourne are now technically trespassing according to the staff on Tuesday. It's been sold for housing but they've not yet been evicted! Enjoy while you can but there might be a more existential crisis to stimulate discussion!
by Dave Cox
06 Mar 2017 22:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C & Intro Club runs April, May and June 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 6565

May 21st is the Meriden Cyclists' Memorial Service. I'll take a C Run leaving at 8.30 stop for coffee at Lavender Hall then get to Meriden Green for 11.00 Service to remember cyclists killed in wars since WW1 - cakes in Methodist Hall afterwards. Always option to return from Lavender Hall if you nee...
by Dave Cox
05 Mar 2017 19:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 106
Views: 24850

Flyford Grafton Cyclists and Walkers Community Cafe. Sat and Sun only 10-1.00. Very welcoming and good capacity. Would open in week if booked or for special occasions. Cake, tea cakes, sausage or bacon baps. Keen to build up relationships with local clubs. www.threeparisheshall.co.uk Contact is Tony...
by Dave Cox
05 Mar 2017 16:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th March
Replies: 16
Views: 3576

Hi it is Glynn Hughes. We went to the new Cyclists and Walkers Cafe in Grafton Flyford. Community Cafe by the Church. Quite roomy and friendly people usual breakfast baps, good tea cakes and cake. Worked out well for us and a sunny ride sure that Glynn a triathlete will be out again.
by Dave Cox
04 Mar 2017 15:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th March
Replies: 16
Views: 3576

Andy I'll ride support on the Introductory ride
by Dave Cox
01 Mar 2017 17:31
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: New Audax for August
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Thanks Alan looks good i've entered while still on a high from Saturday!
by Dave Cox
26 Feb 2017 13:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 106
Views: 24850

We stopped at Hampton Farm Shop on the B4084 just coming into Evesham from the west. Brand new shop on edge of the new estate. Very welcoming, free bananas, keen to attract cyclists. No too many tables so best for small groups. Breakfasts and cakes etc. Not a substitute for Raphaels but useful meanw...
by Dave Cox
26 Feb 2017 08:03
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: SUNRISE AND SNOWDROP EXPRESS 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1906

Forgot to thank Phil for the Morris Men Welcome in Upton and the heady mix of free bananas for cyclists and expensive but very early local asparagus at the Hampton Farm Shop!
by Dave Cox
25 Feb 2017 21:33
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: SUNRISE AND SNOWDROP EXPRESS 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1906

Many thanks for an excellent Snowdrop to Phil and all the helpers. Really enjoyed my ride.