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by PhilG
03 Nov 2019 15:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - November 3rd
Replies: 16
Views: 725

Re: Club Runs - November 3rd

The B run to Wyre Forest Visitor centre was almost without incident (chain off twice) on what turned into a very pleasant Autumn morning for a while. Low winds and no rain - the roads were wet and dirty, but very little flooding. The advantage of cycling West at this time of year is that you don't h...
by PhilG
02 Nov 2019 09:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - November 3rd
Replies: 16
Views: 725

Re: Club Runs - November 3rd

I’ll lead the B run to The Wyre Forest Visitor Centre
My usual route of about 55 miles with a fair amount of climbing.
Forecast is for it to be dry, but expect plenty of surface water.
by PhilG
06 Oct 2019 14:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 6th October
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Re: Club Runs - 6th October

Despite the weather forecast it was dry today, at least as far as precipitation went. However, the roads were very wet in places, with a little bit of flooding. The route was slightly shorter than advertised as I forgot to do the loop through Rowney Green on the outward leg. We went to the Tilted Wi...
by PhilG
05 Oct 2019 11:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 6th October
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Re: Club Runs - 6th October

I have managed to find a link that works:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27614490
by PhilG
05 Oct 2019 11:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 6th October
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Re: Club Runs - 6th October

I will lead a B run to Warwick.
It will be around 55 miles, relatively flat and not too quick.
I was going to use one of the Steve Smith routes on the Club Runs database, but I cannot currently get the links to work.
I will post a route later if I can.
by PhilG
01 Sep 2019 14:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st September
Replies: 21
Views: 1389

Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Not content with the paltry selection of rides on offer today (Beacon Burst, very long A run, long B run and Intro. ride) I led a short unadvertised C run. We went out via Tardebigge and back via Danzey Green. The roads were pretty quiet for the most part, until we ran into a huge car boot sale sout...
by PhilG
11 Aug 2019 14:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 11th August
Replies: 13
Views: 1308

Re: Club Runs - 11th August

A minor issue at the Black Horse with James Tate and myself both saying we had posted to lead the B run. I had posted on the message board and James on Facebook. James agreed to join the A Run and four of us set off for Worcester Country Park. The expected head wind did not disappoint! Our "new" rou...
by PhilG
10 Aug 2019 16:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 11th August
Replies: 13
Views: 1308

Re: Club Runs - 11th August

Here is tomorrow's route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30806296 This is 56 miles, with a longer outward leg (into a headwind) of 32 miles. There is a short section that is technically a bridle path, but from Google Maps it is paved. [Worst case scenario is we retrace our steps a bit, adding an ext...
by PhilG
10 Aug 2019 13:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 11th August
Replies: 13
Views: 1308

Re: Club Runs - 11th August

I'll lead a B run to Worcester Country Park.
My intention is to plot a new route of between 55 and 60 miles, but no doubt most of it will be on familiar roads.
I may post the route later today...
by PhilG
14 Jul 2019 12:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 14th July
Replies: 18
Views: 1713

Re: Club Runs - 14th July

On the B run today there was a tendency today for some people to ride two abreast virtually regardless of the road conditions. I am not the first to feel this way (there have plenty of post on this matter, including I believe from the chair person), nor was it the first time I have been concerned ab...
by PhilG
23 Jun 2019 15:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd June
Replies: 12
Views: 1477

Re: Club runs - 23rd June

Matt Hale offered to provide a list (from memory) of who was on the ride, so hopefully he will paste later. The ride was not without incident, but this weeks it was a mechanical. Wayne's back type blew out, leaving a medium sized hole at rim height. We put a temporary patch over the hole and made a ...
by PhilG
22 Jun 2019 12:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd June
Replies: 12
Views: 1477

Re: Club runs - 23rd June

The B run route to the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre will be https://ridewithgps.com/trips/36267753

I intend to deviate slightly, going out over Egg Hill near the start.
The route also includes a misplotted dead end along the A491 which we won't be doing.
by PhilG
21 Jun 2019 07:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd June
Replies: 12
Views: 1477

Re: Club runs - 23rd June

I'll lead the B ride to the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre.
It will be based on my usual route of just under 55 miles. There is quite a lot of climbing in the first two thirds, with the last third being a gentle climb back to Birmingham!
I'll probably post the route tomorrow.
by PhilG
24 Mar 2019 20:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 24th March
Replies: 16
Views: 2573

Re: Club Runs - 24th March

The B ride had quite a few riders today and I had been staying towards the back to try and keep an eye on anyone in difficulty. Not quite sure how Noel went unnoticed, but unfortunately if anyone at the back misses ever a single turning (and there were lots in Leamington) we may never see them again...
by PhilG
10 Feb 2019 16:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 10th February
Replies: 7
Views: 1661

Re: Club Runs - 10th February

Thanks for the ride today Neil, in particular for pulling us back home against a pretty fierce headwind.

Normally I am nearly have way down an alphabetical list - not used to being at the top!
by PhilG
03 Feb 2019 17:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 3rd February
Replies: 14
Views: 2511

Re: Club Runs - 3rd February

The B ride was incident free too. The route was a fairly safe one, involving long stretches of quiet A ad B roads (at least quiet today). Clare commented that the Cafe at Worcester Country Park was never particularly warm, but today I reckon it was about right - warm enough to thaw out my feet, but ...
by PhilG
03 Feb 2019 07:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 3rd February
Replies: 14
Views: 2511

Re: Club Runs - 3rd February

I can confirm that I will be leading today.
The BBC, forecast is for -1 at 9, up to 5 centigrade by 1pm, so getting the layers right may be a challenge! [Another forecast says -3 to +3.]
by PhilG
02 Feb 2019 17:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 3rd February
Replies: 14
Views: 2511

Re: Club Runs - 3rd February

I will stick with Worcester Country Park as I don't have a route for Worcester Garden Centre. Looks like it will be dry overnight so hopefully should be OK for the morning despite being below zero at 9am. The route is: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/18077371 I'll post by 8am tomorrow to confirm that ...
by PhilG
01 Feb 2019 18:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 3rd February
Replies: 14
Views: 2511

Re: Club Runs - 3rd February

I am willing to lead a B run on Sunday. It is certain to be frosty at 9:15 on Sunday, but they are not forecasting any snow (or other form of precipitation) for Saturday or Sunday so should be reasonably safe. If I consider it to be too slippy on Sunday morning then I will cancel the ride, and will ...
by PhilG
02 Dec 2018 15:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd December
Replies: 20
Views: 3035

Re: Club Runs - 2nd December

On the B run were: Phil Gameson (Leader) Andy McGrath Clare Fudge Brett Henshaw Richard Leaper It started raining on Quarry Lane and I thought that perhaps my choice of bike and clothing had been unwise. But then it cleared up and was actually quite pleasant. The wind seemed to pick up a bit, but it...
by PhilG
01 Dec 2018 15:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd December
Replies: 20
Views: 3035

Re: Club Runs - 2nd December

Here is my route for tomorrow:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28996066

About 58 miles and around 2,500 feet / 750 metres of descending.
by PhilG
01 Dec 2018 11:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd December
Replies: 20
Views: 3035

Re: Club Runs - 2nd December

I'll lead the B run to Charlecote unless anyone else steps forward to lead.

I'll post a route later today, but it will almost certainly be between 55 and 60 miles and not too hilly.
by PhilG
11 Nov 2018 14:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th November
Replies: 9
Views: 1818

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: 1818

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: 1818

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: 2753

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: 2753

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: 2753

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: 2386

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: 2386

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: 2117

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: 3560

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: 3560

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: 2168

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: 2168

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: 2610

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: 2610

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: 2610

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: 2610

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: 6392

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: 6392

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: 3058

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: 3058

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: 2792

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: 3261

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: 3261

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: 3261

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: 5112

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: 5112

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: 5112

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