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by Si_Walker
18 Oct 2020 13:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL -Sunday 18th Oct - B ride to Warwick - 56 miles- 08:45 for 09:00
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: RIDE FULL -Sunday 18th Oct - B ride to Warwick - 56 miles- 08:45 for 09:00

All riders participated as planned. A great ride out and a bit faster than planned but all six riders out, came back together. Thanks chaps.
by Si_Walker
14 Oct 2020 16:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: RIDE FULL -Sunday 18th Oct - B ride to Warwick - 56 miles- 08:45 for 09:00
Replies: 6
Views: 203

RIDE FULL -Sunday 18th Oct - B ride to Warwick - 56 miles- 08:45 for 09:00

I'll lead a ride to Warwick (56 miles), 09:00 start, which will be about 15 mph, taking a longer route out (31 miles) than back, via Snitterfield. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33423740 Probably stop at the Tilted Wig on the square, where they usually have outdoor seating, but other options are ava...
by Si_Walker
10 Oct 2020 16:59
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: TV Programme - Our World - Europe's Cycling Revolution
Replies: 0
Views: 65

TV Programme - Our World - Europe's Cycling Revolution

As captioned, an interesting short (~20mins) documentary currently available on the BBC iPlayer.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000n990
by Si_Walker
08 Oct 2020 15:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Ride Full Sunday 11th B ride to Clive's of Cropthorne 9:00 for 09:15 start
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: Sunday 11th B ride to Clive's of Cropthorne 9:00 for 09:15 start

Hi Si, please add me Si Walker and Si Turner. (any one else can change their name to 'Si')
by Si_Walker
04 Oct 2020 07:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: NOT FULL Sunday 4th October C Run Wootton Wawen 13/14 mph 50 miles - Meet 8.45 for 9.00am Depart
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Ride Full Sunday 4th October C Run Wootton Wawen 13/14 mph 50 miles - Meet 8.45 for 9.00am Depart

Richard, I’m going to bale out (literally) of today’s ride. Don’t fancy an all day soaking, sorry.
by Si_Walker
19 Sep 2020 15:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 20th September; C/B Ride to Warwick 14-15 mph
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Sunday 20th September; C/B Ride to Warwick 14-15 mph

bikercolin wrote:
19 Sep 2020 15:16
Can I come too please
Added to the list
by Si_Walker
19 Sep 2020 13:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 20th September; C/B Ride to Warwick 14-15 mph
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Sunday 20th September; C/B Ride to Warwick 14-15 mph

I'll lead a ride to Warwick, steady pace meet at the BH at 09:00 for 09;15. Weather forcecast is good Please bring a mask in case needed. The route is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33423740 Riders will be limited to SIX. Riders are: Si Walker Si Turner Colin Hall All riders participated as planned ...
by Si_Walker
13 Sep 2020 15:18
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Hill climb photos
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Hill climb photos

Here are just a few of Beacon riders on the hill climb to supplement George's photos

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmQJk1xk
by Si_Walker
12 Sep 2020 14:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 13th September; C/B Jinney Ring (after the Hill Climb) 14-15 mph
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: Sunday 13th September; C/B Jinney Ring (after the Hill Climb) 14-15 mph - RIDE FULL

Simmo wrote:
12 Sep 2020 12:44
Si I’m going to flip onto the C ride to Lavender Hall sorry but I’ve got so much on at the mo I need to get back as early as possible.
Ok, Si thanks for letting me know.
by Si_Walker
12 Sep 2020 10:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 13th September; C/B Jinney Ring (after the Hill Climb) 14-15 mph
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: Sunday 13th September; C/B Jinney Ring (after the Hill Climb) 14-15 mph - RIDE FULL

PeteNorman wrote:
12 Sep 2020 10:12
Sorry guys I am not able to ride on Sunday.

We need to go and see our grandchildren and children before Plague Village rulings set in on Tuesday.

Pete
Thanks for letting me know Pete.
by Si_Walker
07 Sep 2020 20:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 13th September; C/B Jinney Ring (after the Hill Climb) 14-15 mph
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Sunday 13th September; C/B Jinney Ring (after the Hill Climb) 14-15 mph

I'll lead a ride after the hill climb (probably starting about 11:00ish), it will be about 40 miles in total, with a cafe stop (Jinney Ring) after 14 miles. Then 26 miles back to the BH. Though it will probably be too late for breakfast by the time we arrive, you might want to bring a sandwich to ea...
by Si_Walker
06 Sep 2020 14:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 6th Sep; 09:15 BH; C/B Run to WORC COUNTRY PARK (14-15 mph) - RIDE FULL
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Sunday 6th Sep; 09:15 BH; C/B Run to WORC COUNTRY PARK (14-15 mph) - RIDE FULL

Riders today were as follows, a few changes pre-ride. Si Walker (leading) Fenella Brown Richard Chaplin Noel O'Dwyer (swopped across from the other Worcs ride) David Stephenson Philip Whiteman (at the cafe) Thanks for your patience when I had to stop to take a couple calls. (James and George Bendle ...
by Si_Walker
04 Sep 2020 19:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 6th Sep; 09:15 BH; C/B Run to WORC COUNTRY PARK (14-15 mph) - RIDE FULL
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Sunday 6th Sep; 09:15 BH; C/B Run to WORC COUNTRY PARK (14-15 mph) - RIDE FULL

I'll take a ride to Worcester Country Park, 47 miles, out via Droitwich, return via Barnt Grn. Possibly a chilly start to the day. Please sign up below, riders limited to SIX please and bring a mask (just in case). Meet at 09:00 'C' riders are welcome. The route will be https://ridewithgps.com/route...
by Si_Walker
30 Aug 2020 18:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 30th August B/C ride to Alcester - 45 miles
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: 30th August B/C ride to Alcester - 45 miles

George wrote:
30 Aug 2020 18:03
Thanks for a great ride, Si.
George, it was a pleasure, a very sociable ride, thanks to all who came along.
by Si_Walker
30 Aug 2020 13:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 30th August B/C ride to Alcester - 45 miles
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: 30th August B/C ride to Alcester - 45 miles

Alcester riders were as follows and we stopped as the Parisienne Cafe in the courtyard on a sunny but cool day

George Barker
Phil Gameson
Matt Hale
Toby Hale
Noel O'Dwyer
Si Walker - Leading
by Si_Walker
28 Aug 2020 17:14
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 30th August B/C ride to Alcester - 45 miles
Replies: 7
Views: 371

30th August B/C ride to Alcester - 45 miles

I'll take a B/C ride to Alcester, 14-15 mph, 09:00 for 09:15 start. I've not booked a cafe, so we will take pot luck with this. Out via Barnt Green, & Bradley Green return via Tanworth & Danzey Green https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29104799 Riders limited to 6, please sign up below. Weather is likely...
by Si_Walker
23 Aug 2020 18:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 23rd August; 9:15 BH: B Run to Wyre Forest Visitor Centre (55 miles 15mph)
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Sunday 23rd August; 9:15 BH: B Run to Wyre Forest Visitor Centre (55 miles 15mph)

Phil, thanks, an enjoyable route, challenging in parts, but varied. I have to admit to feeling fatigued on the return after walking lots yesterday, however a good day outI
by Si_Walker
23 Aug 2020 08:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 23rd August; 9:15 BH: B Run to Wyre Forest Visitor Centre (55 miles 15mph)
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Sunday 23rd August; 9:15 BH: B Run to Wyre Forest Visitor Centre (55 miles 15mph)

Phil, I'll join you this morning at the Black Horse if you are going to Wyre Forest.
by Si_Walker
20 Aug 2020 12:35
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Tyre sidewall
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Tyre sidewall

Ive had a new tyre get damaged in a similar way by the tyre sliding into a crack in the road, tearing the side wall. IMHO - bin it. Not worth the risk. A boot is Ok at protecting the inside and further flats in the short term, but it will be subject to wear and abuse on the outside, which will only ...
by Si_Walker
16 Aug 2020 06:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 16th August 8:00 BH; Toddington 82 miles; B (14-15mph)
Replies: 13
Views: 699

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

Euge wrote:
15 Aug 2020 22:56
Si, I’ll see you at Quantry Lane just after Dayhouse Bank. I’ll be there at 8:15 waiting.
Ok, bring a coat!
by Si_Walker
15 Aug 2020 15:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 16th August 8:00 BH; Toddington 82 miles; B (14-15mph)
Replies: 13
Views: 699

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

Si, I was supposed to be going on holiday this weekend... but suddenly I'm not. So I may pitch up at the café. Don't count me in the six though, because I won't be riding with the group (unless you catch me on the road -- my route will be the same as yours for the last few kilometres). If there are...
by Si_Walker
15 Aug 2020 14:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 16th August 8:00 BH; Toddington 82 miles; B (14-15mph)
Replies: 13
Views: 699

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

Euge wrote:
15 Aug 2020 08:19
I’m up for that ride Si. If it’s peeing down before leaving home I might not come.
Euge, I'll add you to the list.
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: 13
Views: 699

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 like it will be quite wet before 8:00 but settling down to be damp until mid afternoon. Hopefully not...
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: 1019

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: 1019

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: 1019

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: 426

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: 1019

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: 1019

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: 1019

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: 426

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: 881

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: 881

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: 881

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: 881

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: 425

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: 4092

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: 4092

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: 4092

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: 4092

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: 1155

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: 2536

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: 2536

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: 1278

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: 1657

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: 3240

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.