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by Si_Walker
10 Aug 2020 16:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 16th August 8:00 BH; Toddington 82 miles; B (14-15mph)
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Sunday 16th August 8:00 BH; Toddington 82 miles; B (14-15mph)

I'll lead a ride to Toddington, stopping at the railway cafe at 44 miles. Distance is 82 Miles return, out via Droitwich and return via Charlton and Bishampton, pace will be 14-15 mph. Weather looks a bit uncertain at the moment, but will update later. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27502291 Please ...
by Si_Walker
09 Aug 2020 07:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL - Sunday 9th August - 100 miles in 8 hours
Replies: 21
Views: 560

Re: RIDE FULL - Sunday 9th August - 100 miles in 8 hours

Andy Terry wrote:
08 Aug 2020 20:06
I'll meet at the same place as George.
OK, thanks
by Si_Walker
04 Aug 2020 21:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL - Sunday 9th August - 100 miles in 8 hours
Replies: 21
Views: 560

Re: RIDE FULL - Sunday 9th August - 100 miles in 8 hours

Sorry to mess you about Si but I'm going to have to pull out of the ride. My Mom and Dad's dog's kennels have had to cancel on them and at late notice can't get him in anywhere so I'm going to have to stay with him and leaving him throughout the day for that long may not be a clever idea. If it was...
by Si_Walker
04 Aug 2020 08:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL - Sunday 9th August - 100 miles in 8 hours
Replies: 21
Views: 560

Re: Sunday 9th August - 100 miles in 8 hours

Noel wrote:
03 Aug 2020 17:13
Si,

I will not be able to make it on Sunday. My bottom bracket needs to be fixed and I will not have my bike back in time.

Noel
Sorry to hear that Noel, thanks for letting me know. Was that the clicking noises i could hear on Sunday?
by Si_Walker
02 Aug 2020 16:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL - Sunday 2nd August 09:15hrs - Charlecote 62 miles
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: RIDE FULL - Sunday 2nd August 09:15hrs - Charlecote 62 miles

A cracking ride out to Charlecote on a lovely warm sunny day.
All riders as planned at the onset.
by Si_Walker
01 Aug 2020 19:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL - Sunday 9th August - 100 miles in 8 hours
Replies: 21
Views: 560

Re: Sunday 9th August - 100 miles in 8 hours

Mariana278 wrote:
01 Aug 2020 16:09
Hi Si, it’s a no from me, booo :(
Sorry to hear that Mariana, hard luck! thanks for letting me know.
by Si_Walker
31 Jul 2020 21:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL - Sunday 9th August - 100 miles in 8 hours
Replies: 21
Views: 560

Re: Sunday 9th August - 100 miles in 8 hours

CyclingLeedsFan wrote:
31 Jul 2020 21:22
Can I join this ride next week?
Andrew, you are first reserve.
by Si_Walker
29 Jul 2020 16:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL - Sunday 9th August - 100 miles in 8 hours
Replies: 21
Views: 560

RIDE FULL - Sunday 9th August - 100 miles in 8 hours

I am willing to lead a 100 miler in 8 hours, meet at 07:45 for leaving at 08:00. Speed overall will be about 14 mph when riding. The first stop will be Tewkesbury (The Hop Pole for cooked breakfast), then round Breedon Hill to Elmley Castle, pass around and through Evesham, 2nd stop at Harvington ca...
by Si_Walker
29 Jul 2020 16:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL - Sunday 2nd August 09:15hrs - Charlecote 62 miles
Replies: 6
Views: 248

RIDE FULL - Sunday 2nd August 09:15hrs - Charlecote 62 miles

I guess there will be room for another ride, so I'll take one to Charlecote garden centre, an anticlockwise route passing through Barnt Green, Tamworth, Wilmcote and returning via Lowsonford and Dorridge. 62 miles, cafe stop after 34, not too lumpy overall, speed will be 14-15 mph and don't forget y...
by Si_Walker
24 Jul 2020 10:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL: - Sunday 26th July 9:15 BH; Evesham, 63 miles; B (14-15 mph)
Replies: 12
Views: 552

Re: Sunday 26th July 9:15 BH; Evesham, 63 miles; B (14-15 mph)

PhilG wrote:
22 Jul 2020 20:08
Si,

Assuming there is now/still a place please count me in too.
OK, Phil, you're in.
by Si_Walker
22 Jul 2020 17:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL: - Sunday 26th July 9:15 BH; Evesham, 63 miles; B (14-15 mph)
Replies: 12
Views: 552

Re: ** RIDE FULL ** Sunday 26th July 9:15 BH; Evesham, 63 miles; B (14-15 mph)

I'm going to have to pull out for the moment. My rear wheel is currently been worked on by the Mechanic and he couldn't promise I'd get it back in time for Sunday. (He's 90% sure it will be done) If the spot is still available later in the week and I've got my bike back I'll sign back up again or a...
by Si_Walker
21 Jul 2020 17:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL: - Sunday 26th July 9:15 BH; Evesham, 63 miles; B (14-15 mph)
Replies: 12
Views: 552

Re: Sunday 26th July 9:15 BH; Evesham, 63 miles; B (14-15 mph)

Thanks chaps, ride is now full.
Si Walker
Simon Turner
Andy Terry - see you at Timberhonger
Neil Evanson
Colin Hall.
Phil Gameson
by Si_Walker
20 Jul 2020 19:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL: - Sunday 26th July 9:15 BH; Evesham, 63 miles; B (14-15 mph)
Replies: 12
Views: 552

RIDE FULL: - Sunday 26th July 9:15 BH; Evesham, 63 miles; B (14-15 mph)

I'll lead a ride to Evesham, 63 miles from and to the BH. The route is as follows, passing through Bournheath and Dodford on an anti-clockwise direction, Stopping at The New Hampton Farm Shop just this side of Evesham. Speed will be about 15 mph, i.e. not fast. Meet at the BH 09:00 for 09;15 start o...
by Si_Walker
18 Jul 2020 18:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 19th July 9.15 BH; Warwick 60 miles; Slow B (13-14mph)
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Sunday 19th July 9.15 BH; Warwick 60 miles; Slow B (13-14mph)

On behalf of Si Turner, the route will be something like this for you to download; https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33423740 31 miles to Warwick, with a shorter return distance. Plenty of choice of cafes in the town. Weather looks to be a cool 12 deg and possibly damp to start with a North Westerly br...
by Si_Walker
05 Apr 2020 20:47
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Blood Donation
Replies: 11
Views: 2549

Re: Blood Donation

I’ve now got another appointment for Tuesday!
by Si_Walker
30 Mar 2020 07:58
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Blood Donation
Replies: 11
Views: 2549

Re: Blood Donation

Has anybody here provided a platelet donation as I am wondering if there any after effects? With blood I usually feel rough for two days and lethargic for a week but I guess that platelets might not have the same effect. Not platelets, but white cells, the only effect was being chilly as was put on...
by Si_Walker
26 Mar 2020 16:03
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Blood Donation
Replies: 11
Views: 2549

Re: Blood Donation

Keep Looking, I managed to get a slot on Saturday morning, someone must have cancelled.
by Si_Walker
26 Mar 2020 12:30
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Blood Donation
Replies: 11
Views: 2549

Blood Donation

If you are fit, healthy, able and willing, which is probably most of you, please consider donating an armful of your blood (it does fill up again!) to help out in the current crisis. Many regular donors will not be able to get to the donation centres and those that are ill / injured in hospital will...
by Si_Walker
26 Feb 2020 10:38
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Car drivers attitudes, status and personality
Replies: 1
Views: 875

Car drivers attitudes, status and personality

There is a Finnish research study report in the press today (26th Feb; The Times in the UK, amongst others) reporting a relationship between owners of high value cars and their attitudes to driving. https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/nordic-welfare-news/the-fast-and-the-furious-research-shows-that-owne...
by Si_Walker
23 Feb 2020 16:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 23rd February
Replies: 16
Views: 2078

Re: Club Runs - 23rd February

On the 'C' ride to Warwick were as follows;

Neil Evanson
Simon Turner
Si Walker (Leading)

I was expecting Andrew O'Connor to join us but see he went on the b ride.
by Si_Walker
22 Feb 2020 14:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 23rd February
Replies: 16
Views: 2078

Re: Club Runs - 23rd February

I'll lead a C ride to Warwick, 53 miles BHorse return, out via Ullenhall and Morton Baggot, return via Beausale and Earlswood. Coffee at the Tilted Wig or other as preferred. Bring a cafe lock
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31984783
by Si_Walker
09 Feb 2020 14:38
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Recruiting research subjects
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Re: Recruiting research subjects

StuartWhite wrote:
06 Feb 2020 00:03
Looks like that email address might need correcting...
Thanks, now corrected
by Si_Walker
06 Feb 2020 14:51
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Danny Mason Highland Challenge - 14th June
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

Danny Mason Highland Challenge - 14th June

Ludlow CC's Danny Mason Highland Challenge, 14th June, starts from Ludlow, 65 miles, 1800 m of climbing. I did it last year with a few chaps and it was enjoyable. Its not an audax, just a ride with refreshment points en-route. The club is offering a round of beers (or non alcoholic drink) for any gr...
by Si_Walker
03 Feb 2020 12:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd February
Replies: 21
Views: 2658

Re: Club Runs - 2nd February

I see that Phil Gameson may have forgotten to post the riders names for the C ride.
They are as far as I can remember they are.

Phil Gameson (Leading)
Claire Fudge
André Gardner (abandoned at the Cafe)
Matt Hale
Noel O'Dwyer
Simon Turner
Si Walker

Plus a new chap, but can't remember his name.
by Si_Walker
22 Jan 2020 12:29
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Recruiting research subjects
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Recruiting research subjects

Hello, I have a colleague at work (Birmingham City University) that is requesting help for an undergraduate student in recruiting cyclist in participating in a research study. Please see the information below which provides the details, if you are interested please contact Thomas directly. ---------...
by Si_Walker
12 Jan 2020 12:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 12th January
Replies: 10
Views: 1773

Re: Club Runs - 12th January

In the absence of Gemma the Beacon Burst went on a loop to Belbroughton, Elmbridge, Stoke Prior and Alvechurch; riders were as follows;

Fenella Brown
Noel O'Dwyer
Si Walker (Leading)
by Si_Walker
06 Jan 2020 21:57
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cafe lock
Replies: 4
Views: 1255

Cafe lock

I sometimes get asked about my cafe lock. Here is a similar one at a reasonable price by Hiplok. https://www.tredz.co.uk/.HipLok-FX-Wearable-Retractable-Combination-Lock_103713.htm?sku=380493&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_shopping&gclid=CjwKCAiA0svwBRBhEiwAHqKjFh2ijUCL-e4buu56...
by Si_Walker
05 Jan 2020 20:42
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Geraint Thomas-The Road will Decide- BBC iPlayer
Replies: 1
Views: 918

Geraint Thomas-The Road will Decide- BBC iPlayer

As captioned on the iPlayer for the next 17 days, TDF documentary (posted 5/1/20).
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... ill-decide
by Si_Walker
05 Jan 2020 14:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th January
Replies: 21
Views: 2703

Re: Club Runs - 5th January

The alternative 'B' group to Worcester CP averaged 15.7 mph on an uneventful ride and not quite adhering to the planned route. Riders were as follows; David Cole (at the cafe) Jemima Cooper (New Rider) Neil Evanson Clare Fudge Matt Hale Toby Hale Neil Lynch Andy McGrath Neil Orchard Jon Sadler Ade R...
by Si_Walker
05 Jan 2020 08:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th January
Replies: 21
Views: 2703

Re: Club Runs - 5th January

I will lead the C run to Worcester Country Park. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10976764 If the C group is quite big or if there is a preference for some riders, Ill lead a faster group to the same place, with maybe a modified starting route to Belbroughton. So, same route to Worcester but a bit fa...
by Si_Walker
04 Jan 2020 18:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th January
Replies: 21
Views: 2703

Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Noel wrote:
03 Jan 2020 08:41
I will lead the C run to Worcester Country Park.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10976764
If the C group is quite big or if there is a preference for some riders, Ill lead a faster group to the same place, with maybe a modified starting route to Belbroughton.
by Si_Walker
01 Jan 2020 07:56
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 33932

What Goes Around

I’ve just finished reading another book by Emily Chappell, ‘What Goes Around’. Another interesting and entertaining read which I found to be quite compulsive. It records stories if life as a cycle courier recounting tales of life, the jobs, characters and mishaps. Well worth a read.
by Si_Walker
29 Dec 2019 14:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 29th December
Replies: 9
Views: 1493

Re: Club Runs - 29th December

The C ride split at the start to make the groups more manageable. The faster 'B' group and averaged about 15 mph were as follows;

Neil Evanson
Matt Hale
Toby Hale
John Hitchcock (at the cafe)
Dave Hughes (at the cafe)
Si Walker (Leading)
Simon Woodward
by Si_Walker
22 Dec 2019 18:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd December
Replies: 11
Views: 2090

Re: Club runs - 22nd December

Rich_Chaplin wrote:
22 Dec 2019 18:20
Cheers for today Si but my surname is Chaplin - my writing if awful!! :D
Thanks, all sorted.
Si
by Si_Walker
22 Dec 2019 15:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd December
Replies: 11
Views: 2090

Re: Club runs - 22nd December

Today's C riders on the Christmas ride to the Swan were as follows; Helen Colson Richard Chaplin Finbar Costigan Neil Evanson Mathew Hale Toby Hale And McGrath Noel O' Dwyer Mark Russell David Stephenson Rob Wade Si Walker (Leading) Simon Woodward A stop at the Jinny Ring for breakfast proceeded fur...
by Si_Walker
16 Dec 2019 12:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd December
Replies: 11
Views: 2090

Re: Club runs - 22nd December

Weather permitting, I will lead a C or C/B ride, stopping off at the Jinny Ring (~19 miles) for breakfast before proceeding to the Swan (~12 miles) for further hydration at a pace as appropriate to suit all. Set yourself to autopilot after the pub and the GPS will get you back to The Blackhorse. The...
by Si_Walker
01 Dec 2019 14:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st December
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Re: Club Runs - 1st December

An impromptu C/B Ride was organised to Kennilworth.
The lanes had some patchy ice, with strong sunlight and a chilly easterly wind.

Finbar Costigan
Neil Evanson
Andre Gardner
Mark Russell
Vince Tennant
Si Turner
Si Walker (Leading)
by Si_Walker
24 Nov 2019 14:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th November
Replies: 7
Views: 1747

Re: Club runs - 24th November

An impromptu B ride was taken to Warwick. The 'B' should be for Boat, as there was quite a bit of flooding in the (mucky) lanes. Very nice snack and coffee taken at the Tilted Wig in the festive Warwick square. Si Walker - Captain Neil Evanson - Bosun Matt Hale - 1st officer Toby Hale - 2nd Officer ...
by Si_Walker
15 Nov 2019 12:00
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 33932

Emily Chappell - listen and read

This is more of a listen than a read on the iPlayer Emily Chappell: From Bike Courier to Transcontinental Winner https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07tvnpm Also, Emily (who came to our Club dinner a couple of years ago) has written a book 'Where there's a Will' which I'm currently reading. Its reall...
by Si_Walker
31 Oct 2019 11:47
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Plumber Recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Re: Plumber Recommendations

Ed
I use James Wardle, gas services, based in Harborne, but not sure he is about this week.
http://jameswardlegasservices.co.uk/
by Si_Walker
24 Sep 2019 14:56
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Aldi Cycling Special Buys
Replies: 0
Views: 1339

Aldi Cycling Special Buys

The usual Autumn cycling special buys at Aldi from Sunday 29th

http://tiny.cc/6f9adz
by Si_Walker
01 Sep 2019 15:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st September
Replies: 21
Views: 3548

Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Th B ride to Toddington was uneventful, with good conditions, a headwind on the way out and one brief shower on the return, slightly faster than estimated at 15.7 mph and back before 3pm Riders were as follows; Fenella Brown Matt Ford Claire Fudge Cedric Gioan Ewan Ross Si Walker (Leading) Simon Whi...
by Si_Walker
31 Aug 2019 16:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st September
Replies: 21
Views: 3548

Re: Club Runs - 1st September

On the B ride tomorrow on the way out toward Toddington are you going via Quantry Lane or coming back that way? If it’s out then I can join in there or Fairfield as I live on Farley Lane so no need to go into Northfield. I can then peel off on the way back at Barnt Green. Thanks. Matt Matt, Yes out...
by Si_Walker
30 Aug 2019 18:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st September
Replies: 21
Views: 3548

Re: Club Runs - 1st September

I will lead a B ride to Toddington, 82 miles, out via Droitwich and Pershore and return via Fladbury and Feckenham. It is relatively flat so it might suit some aspiring B riders to increase their distance endurance. Pace average will be about 15 mph. It is 45 miles to the cafe stop (Flag and Whistle...
by Si_Walker
13 Aug 2019 07:27
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Paris Brest Paris
Replies: 11
Views: 2148

Re: Paris Brest Paris

Best of luck to all of you who are taking part, I wish you well and safe ride.
by Si_Walker
05 Aug 2019 11:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 4th August
Replies: 18
Views: 3333

Re: Club Runs - 4th August

George, thanks for cracking ride, very enjoyable and nice steady pace, with two cafes for refuelling.
by Si_Walker
13 Jul 2019 15:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 14th July
Replies: 18
Views: 3642

Re: Club Runs - 14th July

Rob, can you post a route for the B ride please?
by Si_Walker
20 May 2019 12:42
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Track bike to commuter.....
Replies: 7
Views: 1945

Re: Track bike to commuter.....

I use a single speed with a freewheel hub. Myself, I'm not happy using it as fixed in the traffic, although the wheel has a flip flop hub. The advice on choosing the correct size sprocket is important though and you need to consider the gradient of hills you are likely to encounter in that decision.