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by PhilG
11 Nov 2018 14:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th November
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: Club runs - 11th November

On today's B run were: Phil Gameson (Leader) Dave Hughes Richard Leaper Jon Sadler The slightly unpleasant weather at the Black Horse soon changed into sunshine. Dave joined us at Rednal, and on this occasion made it all the way back to Birmingham with us. I thought that a group of four and a choice...
by PhilG
10 Nov 2018 12:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th November
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: Club runs - 11th November

I have plotted a new route for tomorrow (my second ever own route) - total 56 miles and about 2,700 feet / 820 metres of climbing (and descending!). So not too hilly.
I expect most of the roads will be familiar, but maybe not joined up in the usual way...
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28906394
by PhilG
10 Nov 2018 09:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th November
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: Club runs - 11th November

In the absence of anyone else I am willing to lead the B Run this week. This would be the third B Run I have led in the last four weeks, so if anyone else wishes to lead please so! If I lead it will be to Alcester - I have yet to decide on / pick a route, but it will be between 50 and 60 miles. At t...
by PhilG
28 Oct 2018 14:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 28th October
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: Club Runs - 28th October

Due a no show from Richard I found myself leading today - sorry for the initial delay while I sorted a route. On the B run to The Tuckery in Warwick were Phil Gameson (leading) Wayne Gibbs Paul Derbyshire Laurie Derbyshire Huub Zwort Jon Saddler James Bindle The weather was great today (provided you...
by PhilG
27 Oct 2018 19:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 28th October
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: Club Runs - 28th October

Seeing I led last week I am quite happy for someone else to lead this week.
by PhilG
27 Oct 2018 15:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 28th October
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: Club Runs - 28th October

In the absence of anyone else I am willing to lead to Warwick tomorrow. I haven't decided on which route to use yet, but it will be around 55 miles, not too hilly and not involve anything off road.
by PhilG
21 Oct 2018 13:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st October
Replies: 13
Views: 752

Re: Club runs - 21st October

The B Run to the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre was enjoyed by a small and select group. The mist cleared just over half way on the way out to reveal some great views - in fact the best views were probably just as the mist began to lift. On the ride were: Phil Gameson (leading) Laurie Derbyshire Paul De...
by PhilG
18 Oct 2018 19:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st October
Replies: 13
Views: 752

Re: Club runs - 21st October

I will lead the B run on Sunday to the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre. The route will be http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Beacon-RCC-Wyre-Forest - my usual one to the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre. [The plotted route has an unnecessary trip along the dual carriageway and back between Day House Bank and...
by PhilG
19 Aug 2018 15:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 19th August
Replies: 9
Views: 854

Re: Club runs - 19th August

There was a good turnout at the Black Horse for 9:15 this morning, so In the end there was B run of sorts today. Dave Cole suggested that the B run also go to Hilliers at Dunnington. John Hitchcock agreed to lead on the way out (he was not going back to the Black Horse afterwards). I agreed to lead ...
by PhilG
05 Aug 2018 14:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th August
Replies: 20
Views: 1149

Re: Club Runs - 5th August

There were only four of us on the B run today, and not only did I manage not to lose anyone, I also managed not to lose the list either: Phil Gameson (leader) Huan Dong Mark McConkey Mark Gardner [Phil R - The two marks were missed off my list from two weeks ago. Aide McHugh may also be one of the o...
by PhilG
04 Aug 2018 11:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th August
Replies: 20
Views: 1149

Re: Club Runs - 5th August

I will lead a B run to Kenilworth: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/beacon-rcc-club-run-kenilworth You probably won't be able to view the route, but it should download OK. It is just under 55 miles with exactly 1000m of climbing - a bit undulating rather than big hills. I don't intend to set a p...
by PhilG
22 Jul 2018 14:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd July
Replies: 9
Views: 864

Re: Club runs - 22nd July

The B Run to Croome Park was incident free. Not only did I not lose anyone, I actually returned with one more person than at the start (Andy Terry joined us at Croome). What I did manage to lose though was the list of names, so the following is missing four people (assuming that those below did actu...
by PhilG
21 Jul 2018 08:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd July
Replies: 9
Views: 864

Re: Club runs - 22nd July

I am willing to lead a B run to Croome Park.
I will use the same route as Si Walker did a few months back:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27333159

This is 62 miles and you won't get much flatter starting from the Black Horse.
by PhilG
27 May 2018 15:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 27th May
Replies: 12
Views: 1118

Re: Club runs - 27th May

Despite thunder and lightning and torrential rain first thing this morning it was dry but cool at the Black Horse just before 9:15 this morning. Only one other person there, but we set off for Warwick as intended. It remained dry, with a bit of sunshine, but Wayne had a spoke break just beyond Earls...
by PhilG
26 May 2018 09:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 27th May
Replies: 12
Views: 1118

Re: Club runs - 27th May

My route tomorrow will be https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27614490

This is 55 miles / 90km, with c. 2,600 feet / 800 metres of climbing.

I see Paul has cancelled his A ride tomorrow because of the weather - hopefully this shorter ride will be a bit more bearable!
by PhilG
25 May 2018 17:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 27th May
Replies: 12
Views: 1118

Re: Club runs - 27th May

George, I was intending to go the usual ("The Tuckery"), but with so many cafes nearby to fall back on I was not intending to book. The links to the routes I was considering on the Club Runs Database are no longer working, so I will have to see if I can upload one I have already saved or create a ne...
by PhilG
25 May 2018 10:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 27th May
Replies: 12
Views: 1118

Re: Club runs - 27th May

I am willing to lead the B run on Sunday to Warwick. This will be around 55 miles and although overall it will be one of our flatter routes there may be some short sharp climbs. I haven't decided on the exact route yet but will post that in the next 24 hours. [I won't use the route I did last summer...
by PhilG
04 Feb 2018 15:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 4th February
Replies: 25
Views: 2758

Re: Club runs - 4th February

I did well today - we set off with five riders and arrived at the café with six! Dave Hughes joined us at the top of Day House Bank and Andy McGrath at the bottom of said hill. Dave was intending to leave us before the café, though I am a little uncertain at what point he actually departed. It was a...
by PhilG
02 Feb 2018 18:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 4th February
Replies: 25
Views: 2758

Re: Club runs - 4th February

The B run route to the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre will be http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Beacon-RCC-Wyre-Forest (my usual one). [The plotted route has an unnecessary trip along the dual carriageway and back between Day House Bank and Belbroughton.] This is relatively short at 55 miles, but is ...
by PhilG
31 Dec 2017 14:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st December
Replies: 10
Views: 1644

Re: Club runs - 31st December

The ride to Kenilworth was more of an A/B ride than a B ride, with almost all of the 12 riders having done A rides in the past. The ride out was fairly uneventful despite the large amount of water and debris on the road. However, the Cherry Tree Café was closed, so we then headed into the centre of ...
by PhilG
30 Dec 2017 09:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st December
Replies: 10
Views: 1644

Re: Club runs - 31st December

I am willing to lead a B run to Kenilworth - http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/beacon-rcc-club-run-kenilworth This may not display the map correctly, but you should be able to download the GPX file. 55 miles, about 1000m climbing, so not too many hills. This route takes us to the café by the cast...
by PhilG
03 Dec 2017 15:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd December
Replies: 9
Views: 1650

Re: Club runs - 3rd December

I was on Paul's ride too (and my name was on top of the list!).
Thanks for leading today Paul, and sorry that we showed our thanks by dropping you towards the end - I know it was quite hard going at the front on the way back.
by PhilG
26 Nov 2017 14:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th November
Replies: 12
Views: 1759

Re: Club runs - 26th November

The B run made steady progress to Charlecote Park, apart from a stop for Indy to mend a **flat**. Alan Weaver joined us at Charlecote, and having failed to meet up with us on route. As usual the ride back was a little slower and harder - overall we averaged 15.2mph (24.5kmh). Alan and Nick split off...
by PhilG
25 Nov 2017 07:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th November
Replies: 12
Views: 1759

Re: Club runs - 26th November

Seeing that the B run hasn't been to Charlecote Park in quite a while I thought we would go there:
54 miles:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19694096
by PhilG
24 Nov 2017 16:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th November
Replies: 12
Views: 1759

Re: Club runs - 26th November

I am willing to lead the B run on Sunday. It will be to either Charlecote Park or Warwick, which means that it will be reasonably flat and about 55 miles. The pace will depend on who turns up, but my estimate would be that it will be between 15mph and 16mph. I post no later than midday Saturday the ...
by PhilG
01 Oct 2017 14:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st October
Replies: 23
Views: 2744

Re: Club runs - 1st October

The B run was a small and select group of 4 today: Phil Gameson (nominally leading) John Hitchcock (actually leading on the way out) Claire Fudge Wayne Gibbs The route I had chosen was actually one sticking to gritted roads and I was having trouble reading my Garmin (which was not willing to give me...
by PhilG
30 Sep 2017 14:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st October
Replies: 23
Views: 2744

Re: Club runs - 1st October

Phil, thanks for pointing out the road closure. I will reroute to avoid Belbroughton on the way back, instead going via Fairfield. The diverted bit of the route is: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25742681 [I couldn't work out how to amend the existing route.] This is about the same length as before,...
by PhilG
30 Sep 2017 09:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st October
Replies: 23
Views: 2744

Re: Club runs - 1st October

Just in case anyone wants to download the route, I found that the "Export" button is not visible in Chrome, but it is in Internet Explorer (top of the screen).
http://bikeroutetoaster.com/BRTWebUI/Course/483367
by PhilG
30 Sep 2017 09:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st October
Replies: 23
Views: 2744

Re: Club runs - 1st October

I can only find one route for Worcester Country Park, which is:
http://bikeroutetoaster.com/BRTWebUI/Course/483367

Despite having been posted by Phil Whiteman this is both fairly short (86Km, 54 miles) and relatively flat (785m / 2,600' climbing)!
by PhilG
29 Sep 2017 19:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st October
Replies: 23
Views: 2744

Re: Club runs - 1st October

I am willing to lead the B run on Sunday, in which case it will be to Worcester Country Park. I have yet to decide on the route, but it will be tried and tested (i.e. borrowed), and almost certain between 50 and 60 miles and not too hilly. I will try and set the pace to satisfy everyone, but if it's...
by PhilG
10 Sep 2017 14:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 10th September
Replies: 15
Views: 2077

Re: Club runs - 10th September

A fairly uneventful ride. On the way out mist turned to drizzle then light rain, but stopped as soon as we put our rainwear on. As advertised a relatively hilly route out, with the return leg somewhat easier. At least te hills protected us from the wind some of the time. On the ride were: Phil Games...
by PhilG
08 Sep 2017 19:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 10th September
Replies: 15
Views: 2077

Re: Club runs - 10th September

Sorry, the link (copied and pasted from the 4th of June) did not work.
Hopefully it will be OK this time: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Be ... yre-Forest
by PhilG
08 Sep 2017 19:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 10th September
Replies: 15
Views: 2077

Re: Club runs - 10th September

I will lead the B run on Sunday to the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre. The route will be http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Be ... yre-Forest - my usual one to the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre. [The plotted route has an unnecessary trip along the dual carriageway and back between Day House Bank and Belb...
by PhilG
06 Aug 2017 14:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 6th August
Replies: 18
Views: 2117

Re: Club runs - 6th August

I hadn't been expecting many on the B run today because a lot of people would be on holiday - how wrong I was. I think 15 or 16 of us set from the Black Horse. One person apparently **flat**d very early on (before the Man on the Moon), but no message was passed forward and we didn't stop. Our second...
by PhilG
05 Aug 2017 11:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 6th August
Replies: 18
Views: 2117

Re: Club runs - 6th August

Here is the route for the B run to Warwick.
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/beacon-rcc-warwick
This is actually about 63 miles, but can be shortened by a couple of miles on the longer outward leg if we want to.
by PhilG
04 Aug 2017 09:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 6th August
Replies: 18
Views: 2117

Re: Club runs - 6th August

In the absence of anyone else I am happy to lead on Sunday, but as this would be my third B run lead in 4 weeks other people might like a change!
If do lead then I propose going to Warwick, which will mean about 55 miles and a middling amount of climbing. I will post a route nearer the time.
by PhilG
30 Jul 2017 14:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 30th July
Replies: 13
Views: 1790

Re: Club runs - 30th July

The B run encountered rain before we got to Evesham. What started as a drizzle became proper rain, followed by a downpour. And then 3 minutes later the roads were dry and the sun was shining. I think everyone had dried about by the time we left the café. We had one new rider today (Will, I hope you ...
by PhilG
29 Jul 2017 08:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 30th July
Replies: 13
Views: 1790

Re: Club runs - 30th July

I have decided to use Neil Lynch's route from 21st May - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20064699 Unless there is a preference for Raphael's we will stop at Hampton Farm Shop after about 37 miles, otherwise we will stop at Raphael's a mile or so later. Total length 65 miles or so. I am guessing that ...
by PhilG
29 Jul 2017 07:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 30th July
Replies: 13
Views: 1790

Re: Club runs - 30th July

I will lead to Evesham. Not being a great fan of Raphael's Plan A is to stop at the Farm Shop that we went to a couple of month's back, but if the group as a whole wants to go to Raphael's then it is OK. Either way, expect a route of about 65 miles that will almost certainly return via the Lenches. ...
by PhilG
16 Jul 2017 14:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th July
Replies: 15
Views: 1847

Re: Club runs - 16th July

The B run to Croome Park was pretty uneventful, apart from the vast numbers of other bikes on the road. Apart from joining the route of a sportive once if not twice, we also got passed by the Saracens and a group from Halesowen (the average age of the Saracens was probably three times that of Haleso...
by PhilG
15 Jul 2017 07:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th July
Replies: 15
Views: 1847

Re: Club runs - 16th July

Here is my route for Sunday - http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Be ... roome-Park
This is 62 miles (100 Km) and according to Ride with GPS has 3,200 feet of climbing. [A relatively flat club run is about 2,400 feet and a hilly one 4,500 feet.]
by PhilG
13 Jul 2017 09:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th July
Replies: 15
Views: 1847

Re: Club runs - 16th July

I'll lead the B run to Croome Park. I will post a route in the next couple of days, but I expect it will be around 65 miles and not particularly hilly.
Pace will be determined by the group as a whole.
by PhilG
02 Jul 2017 15:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 2nd July
Replies: 12
Views: 1449

Re: Club runs - 2nd July

Thanks for a good route today Phil.
It there may have been a bit more than the odd pimple but it was nice to use some unfamiliar roads and see some great countryside.
I hope everyone made it home after some people followed Neil who was not going to the Black Horse.
by PhilG
11 Jun 2017 14:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th June
Replies: 9
Views: 1315

Re: Club runs - 11th June

On the C Ride today were: Phil Gameson - Main Leader Si Walker - led a second group on the way out David Little - let a second group on the way back Phil Hird Will Woodhouse Mel Kavanagh Neil Evanson Richard Jones Adrian McHugh Wayne Gibbs Gemma Johnson Laurie Derbyshire Ash Turner One other person ...
by PhilG
10 Jun 2017 11:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th June
Replies: 9
Views: 1315

Re: Club runs - 11th June

I will use Si Walker's route from six weeks or so ago: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19694096

This is about 55 miles and is one of our flatter routes, once leaving Birmingham gently losing height to Charlecote and then gently gaining it again on the way home.
by PhilG
10 Jun 2017 09:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th June
Replies: 9
Views: 1315

Re: Club runs - 11th June

I am willing to lead the C Run to Charlecote tomorrow. I don't know what the turnout will be tomorrow, but if we have a reasonable number of A and B riders at 9:15 who didn't fancy / know about the 8:15 start / 100 mile rides, then it may be worth having two 9:15 rides. So if any one else wants to b...
by PhilG
04 Jun 2017 15:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 4th June
Replies: 16
Views: 1845

Re: Club Runs - 4th June

The B ride to the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre was made by a small but select group: Phil Gameson (leader) Vincent Bulso Matthew Hale We made it to the café with only a slight bit of drizzle, but it still felt cold when setting off on the way back. We made it as far as Belbroughton before there was a ...
by PhilG
03 Jun 2017 18:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 4th June
Replies: 16
Views: 1845

Re: Club Runs - 4th June

The route will be http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Be ... yre-Forest - my usual one to the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre.
[The plotted route has an unnecessary trip along the dual carriageway and back between Day House Bank and Belbroughton.]
by PhilG
02 Jun 2017 06:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 4th June
Replies: 16
Views: 1845

Re: Club Runs - 4th June

I'll lead the B run to the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre. I can' find a copy of the route I use on the web at the moment, but the route is just under 55 miles and goes out via Bewdley and back via Stourport. There are a lot of hills on the way out, and is flatter on the way back. [I'll post the route i...
by PhilG
15 Mar 2017 20:15
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - January, February and March 2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4623

Not sure if this is the best place to highlight this, but there are currently roadworks / traffic lights on the route of the time trial this Saturday (18/03/17) - going down Church Hill to the left turn onto Icknield Street.
I think they are resurfacing the pavement and are due to finish on Friday.