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by Dave Cox
30 Mar 2019 14:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st March
Replies: 22
Views: 3460

Re: Club runs - 31st March

Yes

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by Dave Cox
29 Mar 2019 17:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st March
Replies: 22
Views: 3460

Re: Club runs - 31st March

I'll do a C Run to Evesham it's about 60 miles a few hills but won't be fast !
by Dave Cox
20 Mar 2019 14:06
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Dennis Baker
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: Dennis Baker

Thanks Charlie, Dennis is remarkably robust and clearly still enjoying his cycling albeit as a spectator. Please given him my best wishes when you next visit.
by Dave Cox
17 Mar 2019 16:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th March
Replies: 10
Views: 2220

Re: Club Runs - 17th March

C Run to Knowle Wyndley Garden Centre

Finbarr Costigan
Dave Cox (leading)
Neil Evanson
Cedric Gioan
Matthew Hale
Toby Hale
Dave Little (sweeping)
Geoff Mann
Mark McConiley
David Phelps
Hamaad Raja
Simon Turner

And we met Chris Ashford's mum at the cafe!

Sun rain hail on repeat always windy !!
by Dave Cox
15 Mar 2019 08:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th March
Replies: 10
Views: 2220

Re: Club Runs - 17th March

I'll lead a fairly gentle C Run. My idea is to go to Wyndley Garden Centre in Knowle for an early stop via Rea Valley a bit of canal and then follow the Brum/Solihull green belt line. Bring cafe locks please. Then longer loop via Packwood, Lowsonford, Claverdon, Aston Cantlow, Ullenhall home. But th...
by Dave Cox
12 Mar 2019 22:53
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: URGENT: LMTT Volunteers Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

Re: URGENT: LMTT Volunteers Needed

Hi, happy to marshal usually at somewhere like Martley as I'll be riding out.
by Dave Cox
06 Mar 2019 21:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 3919

Re: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019

On 19th May I'll lead a C pace run to the 98th Annual Meriden Memorial Service. It will be an early start at 8.15 so we can stop at Lavender Hall for refreshments. The Service starts at 11.00 and there is tea and cake afterwards. There is an option to return directly from Lavender Hall for a shorter...
by Dave Cox
06 Mar 2019 13:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 10th March
Replies: 19
Views: 3565

Re: Club Runs - 10th March

Thanks Gary has the Railway Cafe reopened at last
by Dave Cox
03 Mar 2019 17:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd March
Replies: 26
Views: 4114

Re: Club runs - 3rd March

Missing rider on your list is Ash Turner George - good intro and your ride home was epic!
by Dave Cox
02 Mar 2019 19:09
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Normandy and Loire Valley.
Replies: 6
Views: 2263

Re: Normandy and Loire Valley.

Hi Neil look forward to catching up. Great to see you back and planning tours again
by Dave Cox
27 Feb 2019 17:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd March
Replies: 26
Views: 4114

Re: Club runs - 3rd March

I'll do the sweeper role George
by Dave Cox
24 Feb 2019 10:37
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Sunrise and Snowdrop Entrants - Jan 19
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: Sunrise and Snowdrop Entrants - Jan 19

Great edition of the Sunrise / Snowdrop yesterday. Many thanks to WorcsPhil and all the volunteers. Wonderful that you specified such perfect weather !
by Dave Cox
17 Feb 2019 18:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th February
Replies: 19
Views: 3744

Re: Club Runs - 17th February

> :D
by Dave Cox
17 Feb 2019 16:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th February
Replies: 19
Views: 3744

Re: Club Runs - 17th February

You would think these A stream intellectuals would get its right ????
by Dave Cox
05 Feb 2019 17:43
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Islabike article
Replies: 1
Views: 989

Re: Islabike article

I'm going up to Ludlow in a couple of weeks to look at these bikes with a friend who has arthritis which is making his usual bike uncomfortable.
by Dave Cox
01 Feb 2019 15:21
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 14963

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Well done Stuart a good move and I hope it works out. I don't need any kit at the moment but have been very pleased with Giordana in the past.
Thanks for all your efforts for the club.
by Dave Cox
31 Jan 2019 10:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 3rd February
Replies: 14
Views: 2868

Re: Club Runs - 3rd February

Hi folks - I'm going to cancel my Intro Ride on Sunday. The forecast is very cold and there could still be ice about from Friday. I don't think this is ideal for an Intro Ride. Happy to lead one on 3rd March if weather is tolerable
by Dave Cox
29 Jan 2019 09:30
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Erdington Cycle Jumble
Replies: 0
Views: 625

Erdington Cycle Jumble

Birmingham's famous and historic cycle jumble is returning on Saturday 2 March at the usual time of 10am at Erdington Methodist Church Centre (the corner of Station Rd and Wesley Rd) Organised by North Birmingham Cycling UK (aka CTC) Great gathering of the clans and opportunity to rummage for classi...
by Dave Cox
28 Jan 2019 22:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 3rd February
Replies: 14
Views: 2868

Re: Club Runs - 3rd February

Weather is looking doubtful there may still be snow lying about this weekend
by Dave Cox
28 Jan 2019 17:53
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Do you want to be on Tele ? On your bike 7th Feb
Replies: 0
Views: 540

Do you want to be on Tele ? On your bike 7th Feb

Hi, I'm going along to this event, explained below, in the hope of getting some favourable coverage for cycling as a way to winter fitness etc? Does anyone else who can get away in the afternoon fancy coming along? Information about the ITV Central News filming that will take place Thu 7th Feb 12noo...
by Dave Cox
27 Jan 2019 21:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 27th January
Replies: 28
Views: 5153

Re: Club Runs - 27th January

Just in case people get the wrong idea, I don't usually have a pocket angle grinder on club runs. So if you've got a D lock please don't lose the key in the cafe! What a club run, looking forward to the cross-toasting at the Dinner in December.
by Dave Cox
26 Jan 2019 10:32
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Ladies Bike for Club Runs
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: Ladies Bike for Club Runs

Really pleased to hear that. Great news and I am sure your wife will enjoy it
by Dave Cox
24 Jan 2019 16:46
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Schwalbe marathon Winter tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 1433

Re: Schwalbe marathon Winter tyres

Yes I've been using a set on an MTB for several years. With low pressure they cut through most ice and frozen slush etc. Any skid is much more manageable. They are slow though but for me they were a good investment - I could keep commuting on minor roads or Rea Valley during a couple of cold winters...
by Dave Cox
20 Jan 2019 15:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th January
Replies: 10
Views: 2318

Re: Club runs - 20th January

Thanks for stepping in to lead the C Run Colin. Lovely route for a winter's ride
by Dave Cox
14 Jan 2019 12:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 3954

Re: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2019

I'll do an Intro Ride to Earlswood on the 3rd Feb subject to weather forecast will cancel if its icy.
by Dave Cox
13 Jan 2019 15:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th January
Replies: 13
Views: 2693

Re: Club runs - 13th January

C Run to Lavender Hall Xmas Recovery Ride Dave Cox (leading) Richard Chaplin Joanne Congerton Margaret Ehrenberg Neil Evanson (2nd group leader) Graham Gamblin Colin Hall Dave Little (sweeping) Adrian Low Adrian McHugh (sweeping) David Phelps Hamaad Raja Matt Stanczysyn David Stephenson Great to mee...
by Dave Cox
12 Jan 2019 21:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th January
Replies: 13
Views: 2693

Re: Club runs - 13th January

Yes and bunch of women cyclists coming back through Northfield and Bournville at 10.30 -probably from the Beacon Ride Well done Carolyn
by Dave Cox
12 Jan 2019 19:12
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Ladies Bike for Club Runs
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: Ladies Bike for Club Runs

Red Kite have a good selection of Trek road bikes and expertise to fit
by Dave Cox
08 Jan 2019 17:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th January
Replies: 13
Views: 2693

Re: Club runs - 13th January

I'll do a C Run to Lavender Hall - this will be old school 12-13mph direct route ideal for people who've not got out much over the holidays or stepping up from Intro. For faster harder longer lead the B run !
by Dave Cox
09 Dec 2018 19:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th December
Replies: 20
Views: 3816

Re: Club runs - 9th December

Thanks George excellent pace for a winter C run and super cafe
by Dave Cox
02 Dec 2018 13:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd December
Replies: 20
Views: 3591

Re: Club Runs - 2nd December

Intro/Social Ride to Avonscroft Museum

Joanne Congerton
Dave Cox (leading)
Clare Inglis
Dave Little
Adrian Low
Adrian McHugh
Alex Rybinski (alt leader for Col de Lickey!)
Ash Turner
by Dave Cox
01 Dec 2018 23:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd December
Replies: 20
Views: 3591

Re: Club Runs - 2nd December

That's great look forward to seeing you again
by Dave Cox
29 Nov 2018 15:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 106
Views: 24889

Re: New cafe suggestions

Also in Crowle there is the Springridge Garden Centre Cafe on Old Turnpike Rd just before the turn into the village
by Dave Cox
28 Nov 2018 11:31
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout
Replies: 11
Views: 2148

Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout

Hi you may have noticed that the roundabout on the A38 junction with Lickey Road has been "improved" through a Longbridge "Connectivity" Project consulted on in 2015. The object of the "improvement' is to speed up motor traffic and ease "congestion". The inner lane of the A38 dual carriageway toward...
by Dave Cox
28 Nov 2018 11:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd December
Replies: 20
Views: 3591

Re: Club Runs - 2nd December

Intro route something like this [url]https://www.strava.com/activities/1814074411/url]
by Dave Cox
28 Nov 2018 11:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd December
Replies: 20
Views: 3591

Re: Club Runs - 2nd December

Intro ride is out via Barnt Green, Tardebigge, Woodgate, Stoke Prior, Avoncroft, back up Upper Gambold Lane and Dusthouse lane perhaps over Lickeys. We did it on 2nd Sept so it's on Strava. Big good to see you both and Ade again!
by Dave Cox
27 Nov 2018 09:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd December
Replies: 20
Views: 3591

Re: Club Runs - 2nd December

I'll do an Intro Ride to Avoncroft about 30 miles
by Dave Cox
25 Nov 2018 16:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 25th November
Replies: 10
Views: 2293

Re: CLUB RUNS - 25th November

Many thanks Pete all very enjoyable and eventful and a great cafe too
by Dave Cox
12 Nov 2018 12:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 106
Views: 24889

Re: New cafe suggestions

It's the Windlass. Go straight on instead of crossing the canal and you'll find it beside the canal basin
by Dave Cox
11 Nov 2018 14:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th November
Replies: 9
Views: 2075

Re: Club runs - 11th November

Thanks Matt nice route on steadily improving day. I pottered home just fine !
by Dave Cox
04 Nov 2018 14:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - November 4th
Replies: 16
Views: 3102

Re: Club runs - November 4th

Intro Ride to Earlswood cake and coffee and back by 12.30 ! Dave Cox (leading) Dave Hutchins Ash Turner (support) Ashiq Saffy on his very first Beacon ride - welcome Ashiq Hamaad Raja welcome back Derek Reynolds Oh and we passed a guy practicing (not busking) with a Alpen Horn under the M5 on Icknie...
by Dave Cox
03 Nov 2018 18:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - November 4th
Replies: 16
Views: 3102

Re: Club runs - November 4th

Most people going for discs but some are better than others apparently. I've not got my head around them so have stuck to callipers
by Dave Cox
02 Nov 2018 18:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - November 4th
Replies: 16
Views: 3102

Re: Club runs - November 4th

Hi Faye - it's great that you are thinking of returning to cycling.You will be very welcome. Many of us come back to cycling and to the Beacon after long breaks. Yes you'll need a bike though and probably worth getting used to it a bit before you try a group ride. I'm sure Red Kite can advise you if...
by Dave Cox
02 Nov 2018 18:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - November 4th
Replies: 16
Views: 3102

Re: Club runs - November 4th

Thanks Ash that's great
by Dave Cox
29 Oct 2018 17:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - November 4th
Replies: 16
Views: 3102

Re: Club runs - November 4th

I'll lead an Intro Ride to Earlswood about 25 miles or so
by Dave Cox
28 Oct 2018 16:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 28th October
Replies: 15
Views: 3186

Re: Club Runs - 28th October

Thanks Dave an excellent run and interesting route around lanes I'd forgotten and handy survey of the new housing estates around Droitwich !
by Dave Cox
28 Oct 2018 15:04
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: The great reunion
Replies: 15
Views: 2658

Re: The great reunion

Well done Oscar great detective work too !
by Dave Cox
21 Oct 2018 21:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st October
Replies: 13
Views: 2698

Re: Club runs - 21st October

Thanks for leading Si and nice to ride up your (100 year old) Grandad's favourite climb.
by Dave Cox
19 Oct 2018 20:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st October
Replies: 13
Views: 2698

Re: Club runs - 21st October

Excellent be good to go back to Maxstoke
by Dave Cox
19 Oct 2018 19:59
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Resignation of the President
Replies: 13
Views: 2789

Re: Resignation of the President

You've done a marvellous job Dave and helped the club achieve so much. Be very sorry to see you stand down but can understand reasoning.