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by ballintrane
27 Feb 2020 21:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon RCC Stwlan Dam & Barry Island 700km Club Run Weekend 19th-20th June 2021 05:00am.
Replies: 8
Views: 1813

Re: Beacon RCC Stwlan Dam & Barry Island 700km Club Run Weekend 20th-21st June 2020 05:00am.

CyclingLeedsFan wrote:
27 Feb 2020 20:38
Hey Paul

I'm new to the club but interested in this club run. Was just wondering roughly what sort of pace this would be?
Hi Andrew i would expect it to be around 16-17mph average more A run pace than B run.
by ballintrane
03 Feb 2020 12:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th February
Replies: 15
Views: 1827

Re: Club Runs - 9th February

The B ride to Wyre forest will hopefully follow this route - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31859593 The route takes us out via Kinver and Enville then comes back via Hartlebury and Chaddesley Corbett 55 Miles in total with the cafe at 30 miles. Great destination. If it is not piddling down then I ...
by ballintrane
02 Feb 2020 13:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd February
Replies: 21
Views: 2203

Re: Club Runs - 2nd February

Well the A/B run turned into a tyre blowout/**flat** nightmare it began with James tyre blowout in Drayton causing him to DNF then i **flat**d the other side of Chaddesley Corbett then i also suffered a tyre blowout just after Droitwich i then made the decision to limp home hoping my emergency boot ...
by ballintrane
31 Jan 2020 11:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 2nd February
Replies: 21
Views: 2203

Re: Club Runs - 2nd February

As we look overloaded with volunteer's to lead this week :roll: i'll lead a A/B combined run also to Broadacres Fishery.
Route will be something like this https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31847557?beta=false
by ballintrane
29 Jan 2020 20:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 107
Views: 29415

Re: New cafe suggestions

NeilL wrote:
29 Jan 2020 19:52
Pop into gilks garage cafe on the edge of Kineton, the other day. Good food and cycle friendly.

Worth a summer club run maybe.

https://gilksgaragecafe.com/
I like the look of that Neil and of course we can climb Edgehill on the way home!!! :shock:
by ballintrane
23 Jan 2020 19:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 26th January
Replies: 14
Views: 1916

Re: Club Runs - 26th January

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by ballintrane
01 Jan 2020 13:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon RCC Stwlan Dam & Barry Island 700km Club Run Weekend 19th-20th June 2021 05:00am.
Replies: 8
Views: 1813

Re: Beacon RCC Stwlan Dam & Barry Island 700km Club Run Weekend 20th-21st June 2020 05:00am.

Right to start the new year let's finalise some details of routes and potential stops :- Stwlan Dam (Day 1)https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31486810… 48km Dawley - Shops 72km Shrewsbury - Shops 88km Butty Box Cafe* 143km Bala - Shops/Cafe 180km Lakeside Cafe* 210km Bala - Shops/Cafe 251km Llansantffra...
by ballintrane
29 Dec 2019 14:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 29th December
Replies: 9
Views: 1270

Re: Club Runs - 29th December

On today's A run to the Cobhouse Fisheries
Paul Johnson(L)
Andrew Wrightson
Vincent Tennant
Ka Li
John Williams
Kim Jong Un
Philip Whiteman(Cafe)
Phil Richards(Cafe)
Philip Scholfield
Phil Mickelson
Phil Daniels
George Barker(Cafe)
by ballintrane
27 Dec 2019 14:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 29th December
Replies: 9
Views: 1270

Re: Club Runs - 29th December

Happy to make my A run a combined A/B run if no one wants to lead a B run about 100 km in total.
by ballintrane
19 Dec 2019 17:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 22nd December
Replies: 11
Views: 1819

Re: Club runs - 22nd December

WorcsPhil wrote:
19 Dec 2019 16:57
Hi George, probably about 11-11:15...enough time for a tomato-less bacon sandwich.
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by ballintrane
15 Dec 2019 14:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 15th December
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Re: Club Runs - 15th December

On today's A run to Cobhouse Fisheries
Mr Paul Johnson(L)
Mr Andrew Wrightson
Mr John Williams
Mr Vincent Tennant
by ballintrane
10 Dec 2019 12:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 15th December
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Re: Club Runs - 15th December

I'll lead the A run to Cobhouse Fisheries.
by ballintrane
24 Nov 2019 16:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th November
Replies: 7
Views: 1544

Re: Club runs - 24th November

...and on the A-Run to Blackminster were, in alphabetical order James Bendle Phil Elwell James Hepburn Paul Johnson Ka Li Neil Lynch Phil Richards (Leading) Alex Rybinski Nick Shenton John Williams Andy Wrightson Zeus, the God of Satanic tomatoes A fine dry day, if a few puddles around... not bad t...
by ballintrane
20 Nov 2019 17:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon RCC Stwlan Dam & Barry Island 700km Club Run Weekend 19th-20th June 2021 05:00am.
Replies: 8
Views: 1813

Re: Beacon RCC Stwlan Dam & Barry Island 700km Club Run Weekend 20th-21st June 2020 05:00am.

In his introductory chapters, Warren describes the search for a hill climb in Wales that would stand alongside his two giants of England and Scotland: respectively, Great Dun Fell and Bealach na Bà. His choice, and you may disagree, is The Stwlan Dam at Blaenau Ffestiniog. Though he awards it only 8...
by ballintrane
17 Nov 2019 16:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 17th November
Replies: 9
Views: 1710

Re: Club Runs - 17th November

It's worth pointing out for Paul Johnson's benefit that I was the first in the queue at Croome Park and the last person to receive a bacon sandwich that morning. The venue continues to live upto its useless self for breakfast items. Many thanks to Woody for leading the club run which included some ...
by ballintrane
16 Nov 2019 16:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 2745

Re: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2019

I'll lead the A run on 29/12 to Cobhouse Fisheries.
by ballintrane
20 Oct 2019 14:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 20th October
Replies: 12
Views: 2148

Re: Club Runs - 20th October

On today's A run to Upton
Paul Johnson(L)
Andrew Wrightson
Vincent Tennant
Nick Shenton
James Tate
Ben Crone
Neil Orchard
by ballintrane
14 Oct 2019 12:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 20th October
Replies: 12
Views: 2148

Re: Club Runs - 20th October

I'll lead the A run to Upton about 70 miles out via Tardebigge back via Droitwich weather looks cold but dry.
by ballintrane
17 Sep 2019 17:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 22nd September
Replies: 13
Views: 2410

Re: Club Runs - 22nd September

George wrote:
17 Sep 2019 16:57
Matt Hale wrote:
17 Sep 2019 12:20
FYI - the cafe at Waseley Hills is current closed. I believe they are looking for a new tenant
Thanks for pointing that out, Matt.

Can anyone suggest a good alternative?
Nimmings Wood NT Cafe,Clent
by ballintrane
02 Sep 2019 14:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th September
Replies: 20
Views: 3152

Re: Club runs - 8th September

Phil i think you may have missed James post below(I blame PBP). "Re: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2019 Post by jbendle » 21 Aug 2019 13:08 Hi All, Can't make the next two weekends. But volunteer to lead an A run (my first as lead!) on the 8th September. About 150km, thinking of so...
by ballintrane
27 Aug 2019 17:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st September
Replies: 21
Views: 3305

Re: Club Runs - 1st September

This weeks A Run is another 200km jaunt around the lanes and roads of the Midlands. This time we'll be revisiting our own Mr Richards Circumcision of Birmingham route. I've had to tweak it a bit as it wasn't actually 200km for those of us wanting to submit a DIY Audax entry for September. Here is t...
by ballintrane
25 Aug 2019 16:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 25th August
Replies: 14
Views: 2515

Re: CLUB RUNS - 25th August

On today's warm A run to Market Bosworth
Paul Johnson(L)
Sir Ben Stokes
Andy Wrightson
Kev Young
Jon Sadler
Sir Jack Leach
by ballintrane
24 Aug 2019 10:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon RCC Stwlan Dam & Barry Island 700km Club Run Weekend 19th-20th June 2021 05:00am.
Replies: 8
Views: 1813

Beacon RCC Stwlan Dam & Barry Island 700km Club Run Weekend 19th-20th June 2021 05:00am.

Following the success of the Skegness 500km ride we will now attempt an even more ambitious 700km weekend this will involve two rides one on Saturday 19/6/2021(05:00am start) to Stwlan Dam 220 miles and then after sleeping in our own bed's we will then go to Barry Island 219 miles on Sunday 20/06/20...
by ballintrane
20 Aug 2019 12:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 25th August
Replies: 14
Views: 2515

Re: CLUB RUNS - 25th August

Having previously thought i would not be able to lead this week i now can so the A run will be to Market Bosworth(as previously planned) this will be 100 miles 08:15am start.The route will be something like this https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21981869?beta=false ;;-)
by ballintrane
16 Aug 2019 19:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th August
Replies: 13
Views: 2952

Re: Club runs - 18th August

Andy W wrote:
16 Aug 2019 17:18
A secret climb lol....
Does that mean it will be one of your no need to climb it but gonna do it anyway climbs then Paul
by ballintrane
16 Aug 2019 10:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th August
Replies: 13
Views: 2952

Re: Club runs - 18th August

Ooooo do tell me more Paul..... This Sunday’s weather is looking half decent so we’ll do Paul’s route to Malvern. Route as per his post for the 11th August out via Belbroughton approx 90 miles all in. 8:15 am start from the Black Horse. Nick does that include the secret climb i had planned that's n...
by ballintrane
15 Aug 2019 19:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th August
Replies: 13
Views: 2952

Re: Club runs - 18th August

Nicks_77 wrote:
15 Aug 2019 17:56
This Sunday’s weather is looking half decent so we’ll do Paul’s route to Malvern.

Route as per his post for the 11th August out via Belbroughton approx 90 miles all in.

8:15 am start from the Black Horse.
Nick does that include the secret climb i had planned that's not on the route? ;;-)
by ballintrane
10 Aug 2019 08:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4278

Re: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2019

ballintrane wrote:
12 Jul 2019 11:20
A run 100 in 7 to Market Bosworth 25/8 08:15am start.
I'm afraid i'm going to have to cancel this ride sorry.
by ballintrane
10 Aug 2019 00:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 11th August
Replies: 13
Views: 2771

Re: Club Runs - 11th August

Sorry i can no longer lead the A run on Sunday i'm sure someone else will step forward to take my place.
by ballintrane
07 Aug 2019 15:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 11th August
Replies: 13
Views: 2771

Re: Club Runs - 11th August

Cafe stop at Cafe H2O https://www.wyche-innovation.com/cafe-h2o with the alternative of the British Camp. Can't make this Sunday but I would be interested to know what H2O is like? I've been curious about that place for some time. It's alright Philip we went there last year they have cycle racks an...
by ballintrane
07 Aug 2019 14:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 11th August
Replies: 13
Views: 2771

Re: Club Runs - 11th August

Sunday's route will be something like this https://ridewithgps.com/trips/38282770 (Can't promise to stick exactly to the route!! :D )
Cafe stop at Cafe H2O https://www.wyche-innovation.com/cafe-h2o with the alternative of the British Camp.
by ballintrane
21 Jul 2019 14:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 21st July
Replies: 12
Views: 2645

Re: Club Runs - 21st July

On today's A run to Blackminster
Paul Johnson(L)
James Bendle
Kev Young
by ballintrane
18 Jul 2019 11:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 21st July
Replies: 12
Views: 2645

Re: Club Runs - 21st July

I'll lead the A run to Honeybourne/Blackminster about 70 miles if short of numbers happy to combine the A/B run.
by ballintrane
12 Jul 2019 11:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4278

Re: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2019

I'll also lead the A run to Malvern 11/8 also 08:15am start.
by ballintrane
12 Jul 2019 11:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4278

Re: A, B and C Club runs July, August and September 2019

A run 100 in 7 to Market Bosworth 25/8 08:15am start.
by ballintrane
08 Jul 2019 12:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon RCC Skegness 500km Club Run Saturday 6th July 2019 06.00am
Replies: 11
Views: 3141

Re: Beacon RCC Skegness 500km Club Run Saturday 6th July 2019 06.00am

You summed it up perfectly Phil i have no more to add apart from thanks to everyone who came along on this stupid idea i had for a 500km ride.As for next year err.........................No!! :D
by ballintrane
07 Jul 2019 10:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 7th July
Replies: 17
Views: 3185

Re: Club Runs - 7th July

On Saturday/Sunday's Skegness 500
Paul Johnson(L)
Phil Richards
Andy Wrightson
Chris Ashford
John Williams
Nick Shenton
Martin McGowan
Alberto Recchioni
Vincent Tennant
Simon Woodward
by ballintrane
30 Jun 2019 16:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 30th June
Replies: 13
Views: 2783

Re: Club Runs - 30th June

On today's A run to Whichford
Paul Johnson(L)
Andy Wrightson
Martin McGowan
Phil Richards
Sir Ian Botham
Ka Li
Neil Orchard
Demi Moore
Alberto Recchioni
George Barker(Cafe)
by ballintrane
24 Jun 2019 11:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 30th June
Replies: 13
Views: 2783

Re: Club Runs - 30th June

neilo wrote:
24 Jun 2019 10:50
Mr Chairman my name is Neil not Nick! Many thanks :wink:
Just because you didn't ride your mint green bike!!!! :cry:
by ballintrane
12 Jun 2019 18:21
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New bike.... any thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 3375

Re: New bike.... any thoughts?

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXTEMV3 ... st-rival22
A lot of bike for the money and one bike to do it all.
by ballintrane
12 Jun 2019 18:15
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New bike.... any thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 3375

Re: New bike.... any thoughts?

https://www.planetx.co.uk/
Always doing good deals.
by ballintrane
24 May 2019 17:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th May
Replies: 19
Views: 4197

Re: Club runs - 26th May

Unfortunately i can no longer lead the A run on Sunday but if someone wants to take over the route or lead a different run it would be much appreciated.
by ballintrane
20 May 2019 17:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th May
Replies: 19
Views: 4197

Re: Club runs - 26th May

WorcsPhil wrote:
20 May 2019 16:42
Haha, Paul waits for no one, George... President or pauper :?
by ballintrane
20 May 2019 11:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th May
Replies: 19
Views: 4197

Re: Club runs - 26th May

George wrote:
20 May 2019 10:14
ballintrane wrote:
20 May 2019 09:45
one main stop at Leominster
Paul, are you using the same greasy spoon in Leominster that we used on Phil's 300 a couple of years ago?
Yes George.
by ballintrane
20 May 2019 09:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th May
Replies: 19
Views: 4197

Re: Club runs - 26th May

Sunday's A run route will be this https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29290506?beta=false one main stop at Leominster and a second shorter stop at Malvern/Upton(lots of options for stops to be decided on the day) it is a hilly route but only in the middle!! :shock: And remember if your thinking of doing ...
by ballintrane
16 May 2019 14:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon RCC Skegness 500km Club Run Saturday 6th July 2019 06.00am
Replies: 11
Views: 3141

Re: Beacon RCC Skegness 500km Club Run Saturday 6th July 2019 06.00am

Just a quick note about a new additional stop at 392 km in Tugby(Fox and Hounds pub car park).Thanks to Vincent Tennant and more especially his better half who will be meeting us with fresh supplies and god forbid if any one wanted to bail out a lift home(but that would be frowned upon😠).