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Training Bashes

Beacon's racing members often get together to prepare for competitive events. Training bashes are usually organised on an ad hoc basis, to suit the current aims of the individuals concerned. For this reason, anyone interested in joining a training group is well advised to get in touch with other racing members via the message board or by contacting us.

Some of the bashes our members take part in involve riders from several clubs. Local training rides include the following:

SATURDAYS 07.00. Meet at the former Birmingham City Cycles shop, 94 Bristol Street, Birmingham [map]. A fast, hilly ride goes south via Redditch and the Lickey Hills (33 miles at around 18 mph winter; 20+ mph summer) and a slower, flatter, social ride goes north via Coleshill and Curdworth (29 miles at around 17-18 mph). Both rides finish at Café Rouge at the Bull Ring [Facebook group].

WEDNESDAYS 19.00. Meet at the Red Lion pub, Vicarage Road, Kings Heath [map]. A social training ride of 34 miles via Earlswood and Lowsonford (around 17 mph winter; 20 mph summer).

Other rides take place in the summer. Details will appear on the message board when they become available.

Many Beacon members (including non-racing members) join early-season training camps in Majorca. These camps involve a mix of training and (for the less single-minded) socialising and other non-cycling activities, such as walking. They are not organised by the club, but by commercial service providers, i.e. package tour operators, with whom club members make arrangements on a coordinated basis. Again, anyone who fancies the idea of joining in should get in touch with other interested members via the message board.

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