RCC has a varied social programme, which includes weekly club
nights, an annual dinner and occasional events organised on
an ad hoc basis. Details of forthcoming events are published
in our calendar
and in the club’s e-mail news Bulletin.
Weekly club nights
Every Thursday evening at 9pm, club members who want to have
a drink and a chat meet at the Rednal Social Club, Barnt Green
The social club has a security door, so you can't simply walk
in. However, if you press the buzzer and say you are with
the Beacon, you'll be allowed in.
Several times a year, special 'themed' club nights are organised.
These may involve showing a cycling-related film, a presentation
or talk on anything from sports psychology to touring in far-flung
places, a quiz, or some other form of entertainment.
Annual Dinner-Dance & Prize Presentation
The dinner-dance is the centrepiece of the Beacon's social
programme. Its format is quite formal, but the atmosphere
is very lively and easygoing. The dinner-dance is normally
held on the last Saturday in November to celebrate the people
who have won club trophies in the preceding season. It involves
a three-course meal with cross-toasting, speeches by club
members and an entertaining guest speaker, a prize presentation
and a disco (during which non-dancing members congregate in
Occasional special events
Beacon members get together throughout the year for events
that don't follow a regular pattern, but are organised to
suit the level of interest. Past get-togethers have included
barbeques, balti outings, carvery meals, skittles evenings,
weekends away (hotel or bunkhouse accommodation, travelling
on two or four wheels, or even two feet!)
"Beacon Boots" country walks
Beacon members like walking nearly as much as cycling! Like-minded
souls get together for not-too-strenuous rambles through the
countryside, which usually involve a pub meal. Many of these
get-togethers are held on Bank Holidays or during the Christmas-New
Christmas Carols at a local pub
A week or so before Christmas every year, cyclists from several
midlands clubs converge on a local pub for a seasonal get-together:
a unique, unmissable event with a very special atmosphere.