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by Matt Hale
07 Jan 2020 12:19
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cafe lock
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Cafe lock

Hiplok also make the Z-lock that I use.
by Matt Hale
06 Jan 2020 17:52
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th January
Replies: 21
Views: 915

Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Andy,

This is the race/climb I mentioned with a super long climb:
http://www.taiwankom.org/en/index.asp

Looks a very long climb - how does it compare to the one you did in Colombia?
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by Matt Hale
06 Jan 2020 10:35
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Geraint Thomas-The Road will Decide- BBC iPlayer
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: Geraint Thomas-The Road will Decide- BBC iPlayer

It was on BBC2 last night - very good
by Matt Hale
04 Jan 2020 19:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th January
Replies: 21
Views: 915

Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Sounds good Si...was going to suggest the same :D
by Matt Hale
27 Oct 2019 14:31
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Pre Christmas Winter Kit
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: Pre Christmas Winter Kit

Hi Stu,
I might be interested in some tights...do you know what spec these are - FRC or based on the standard bib shorts?
by Matt Hale
17 Sep 2019 12:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 22nd September
Replies: 13
Views: 1374

Re: Club Runs - 22nd September

FYI - the cafe at Waseley Hills is currently closed. I believe they are looking for a new tenant
by Matt Hale
16 Sep 2019 10:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 22nd September
Replies: 13
Views: 1374

Re: Club Runs - 22nd September

Phil...club hill climb on Sunday
by Matt Hale
09 Sep 2019 12:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th September
Replies: 20
Views: 1889

Re: Club runs - 8th September

jbendle wrote:
09 Sep 2019 11:52
Thanks to all on the A run, a pacy 148km with >1400m of climbing (including an early morning eye-opener up Ivy Lane).
James, I believe it was Rumbow Lane / Walton Hill Rd...maybe my favourite climb in Clent!
by Matt Hale
07 Sep 2019 23:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th September
Replies: 20
Views: 1889

Re: Club runs - 8th September

Hi Matt,

Yes 9/9:15 normally unless stated otherwise 👍
by Matt Hale
25 Aug 2019 17:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 25th August
Replies: 14
Views: 1519

Re: CLUB RUNS - 25th August

Finbarr, There's a café at Wootton Wawen that's not too far...the Cow Shed
by Matt Hale
25 Aug 2019 15:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 104
Views: 24046

Re: New cafe suggestions

The Larch Barn, Been Savage https://www.thelarchbarn.co.uk/ Been open about a year, was going to go to the Cleobury cafe, but the this was a good alternative. Seemed to be plenty of room, including lots of outdoor picnic benches. Great views of Clee Hill and a decent menu (if slightly on the pricey ...
by Matt Hale
25 Aug 2019 15:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 25th August
Replies: 14
Views: 1519

Re: CLUB RUNS - 25th August

On the B run (2) to the Larch Barn: Nathan Burton Cedric Gioan Matt Hale (L) Toby Hale Ewan Ross Some new roads for me between Cleobury Mortimer and Clows Top (via Bayton)...nice views for much of the route. One incident on the descent from Abberley towards Dunley...Nathan skidded off on a tight ben...
by Matt Hale
24 Aug 2019 10:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 25th August
Replies: 14
Views: 1519

Re: CLUB RUNS - 25th August

At the risk of clogging up the club run options, I'm proposing a B ride to the 'Larch Barn' in Neen Savage, B run pace at the normal departure time...9/9:15 https://www.thelarchbarn.co.uk/ Sorry Nick - off to a BBQ tonight and could be a late one! :) Route: 61 miles BH to BH, out via Belbroughton, W...
by Matt Hale
18 Aug 2019 15:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 104
Views: 24046

Re: New cafe suggestions

Espresso Barn, Long Marston

Decent venue, caters well for cyclists-a little pricey, but good quality
by Matt Hale
18 Aug 2019 15:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th August
Replies: 13
Views: 1885

Re: Club runs - 18th August

On the B ride:

Neil Evanson
Matt Ford (New rider... well done and welcome to the Beacon)
Matt Hale (L)
Toby Hale
Alistair Hey
Noel O'Dwyer
Si Turner
Si Walker

Decent venue, caters well for cyclists-a little pricey, but good quality

Bonne chance to the PBP'ers! 👍🇫🇷💪
by Matt Hale
17 Aug 2019 12:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th August
Replies: 13
Views: 1885

Re: Club runs - 18th August

I can lead the B ride...will post more details later today.

Apologies for the late post...destination will be Espresso Barn, Long Marston. 59 miles BH to BH
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30874368
by Matt Hale
11 Jul 2019 23:33
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: New 150km Audax Route - What should we call it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

Re: New 150km Audax Route - What should we call it?

Abdon 'Barf'

or Abdon 'Barf' up a lung!
by Matt Hale
07 Jul 2019 20:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 7th July
Replies: 17
Views: 2087

Re: Club Runs - 7th July

On the B ride today: Claire Fudge Matt Hale (L) Toby Hale Andy McGrath Noel O'Dwyer Ewan Ross Alex Rybinski Si Walker Ewan had a **flat** on the way to the cafe, unfortunately at the bottom of a steep climb just before Abberley after most had already started to ascend. Kudos to Alex who volunteered ...
by Matt Hale
03 Jul 2019 17:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 7th July
Replies: 17
Views: 2087

Re: Club Runs - 7th July

I'll lead the B run - Clows Top... about 60 miles BH to BH. Out via Stourport, back via Bewdley. Will be avoiding the Clee to Heaven route as much as possible so that anyone riding that won't be riding the same roads in quick succession. See you tomorrow
by Matt Hale
23 Jun 2019 17:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd June
Replies: 12
Views: 1816

Re: Club runs - 23rd June

Thanks for leading the B ride Phil,

Riders were:

Claire Fudge
Phil Gameson
Wayne Gibbs
Cedric Gioan
Matt Hale
Toby Hale
John Hitchcock
Noel O'Dwyer

Met at the cafe - George Barker and Phil Whiteman 👍
by Matt Hale
16 Jun 2019 22:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th June
Replies: 12
Views: 1925

Re: Club runs - 16th June

On the B ride to Arley Arboretum

Matt Hale (L)
Claire Fudge
Cedric Gioan
Noel O'Dwyer

Thanks all, a few showers, but otherwise incident free. Sure we had a favourable wind on the way back 😉
by Matt Hale
15 Jun 2019 20:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th June
Replies: 12
Views: 1925

Re: Club runs - 16th June

Happy to take a B ride to Arley Arboretum if Simon (White) doesn't make it.

Route similar or same as this:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27687806
by Matt Hale
12 Jun 2019 18:39
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New bike.... any thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 1991

Re: New bike.... any thoughts?

Hels147 wrote:
12 Jun 2019 17:47


Unfortunately I doubt I’d get that past work! Our C2W is through Evans.
Says that you can apply directly...doesn't have to be through your employer.
by Matt Hale
12 Jun 2019 17:11
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New bike.... any thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 1991

Re: New bike.... any thoughts?

This:

https://www.canyon.com/en-gb/customer-s ... ative.html

Cycle to work, no £1000 limit!
by Matt Hale
07 Jun 2019 14:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 9th June
Replies: 15
Views: 2613

Re: Club Runs - 9th June

rdleaper wrote:
04 Jun 2019 22:59
This looks suspiciously unlike a post about time trials? :wink:
As Richard's post, I'm seeing this post duplicated in the 'Time Trials' section and also all other sections of the message board - is this intentional, or is something amiss?
by Matt Hale
26 May 2019 16:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th May
Replies: 19
Views: 3040

Re: Club runs - 26th May

Due to lowish numbers at the BH, the decision was made to combine the A and B rides. So we started with 10 heading to the Den cafe at Stanford Bridge, but quickly became 7 due to mechanicals. Hope those affected managed to get back ok. Matt Hale Claire Fudge Phil Gameson Richard Leaper Neil Orchard ...
by Matt Hale
25 May 2019 11:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th May
Replies: 19
Views: 3040

Re: Club runs - 26th May

I'll take the B ride - Den cafe stanford bridge.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30084160
by Matt Hale
06 May 2019 22:30
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Kids Beacon long sleeve Jersey
Replies: 0
Views: 336

Kids Beacon long sleeve Jersey

I have a Giordana kids Beacon L/S jersey (Age 8) for sale...£15. Still in great condition. Probably suitable fit for a child between 7-9 (depending on their size).

Message me if interested...happy to arrange a 'fitting' if required.
by Matt Hale
05 May 2019 20:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th May
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Re: Club runs - 5th May

Cheers Nick, thanks for leading... enjoyed it today.

Rob Wade is missing from the list and
by Matt Hale
25 Apr 2019 20:06
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: L'etape du Tour 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: L'etape du Tour 2019

No, but planning on going to see the penultimate stage (Albertville to Val Thorens)...gonna try and watch on the Cormet de Roselend. Hoping to be riding 25-28th Jul, based in Saint Gervais.

Have you got accommodation sorted?
by Matt Hale
19 Apr 2019 21:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 21st April
Replies: 12
Views: 2196

Re: Club Runs - 21st April

Here's the route...where would suit you to meet- prob set off around 9am. Two stops as exploring- Bodenham Arboretum, then halfpenny green.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29730803
by Matt Hale
19 Apr 2019 20:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 21st April
Replies: 12
Views: 2196

Re: Club Runs - 21st April

Heading out tomorrow (instead of Sunday) if anyone wants to tag along. B ride pace, approx 55 mile round trip for me from Bearwood. Heading towards halfpenny green, so could stop off at Clent or Romsley along the way

Post on here if interested
by Matt Hale
18 Apr 2019 12:15
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 13871

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Paid £19.80 by bank transfer (ref: MATT HALE TRACK)...thanks Stu
by Matt Hale
14 Apr 2019 17:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 14th April
Replies: 6
Views: 1675

Re: Club Runs - 14th April

On the B-ride today:

Matt Hale (L)
Toby Hale
Ewan Hamnett
Alistair Hey
Ka Li
Pete Norman

Thanks all - fairly fast on the way out, aided by a tailwind. Headwind and hillier on the way back.
by Matt Hale
11 Apr 2019 21:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 14th April
Replies: 6
Views: 1675

Re: Club Runs - 14th April

Put me down to lead the B ride... destination likely to be Wolverley. Approx 50 miles, out via Stourport & Bewdley, return via Kinver and Clent. Slightly longer outward journey
by Matt Hale
01 Apr 2019 11:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 31st March
Replies: 22
Views: 3296

Re: Club runs - 31st March

Dave Cox wrote:
31 Mar 2019 16:19
Somewhat extended C Run to Bewdley

Didn't you head to Evesham Dave? :?: :)
by Matt Hale
05 Mar 2019 10:24
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 13871

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Hi Stu,

Can I order a Men's S/S VERO PRO Jersey, Size (S),

thanks, Matt
by Matt Hale
26 Feb 2019 18:34
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Islabikes Beinn 24 (Ages 7+)
Replies: 0
Views: 537

Islabikes Beinn 24 (Ages 7+)

Listing this also on ebay (start price £150), excellent kids bike

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163567363502
by Matt Hale
31 Jan 2019 14:28
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Danny Mason Highlands challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: Danny Mason Highlands challenge

Thanks Col - just signed up for this...looks good!
by Matt Hale
04 Jan 2019 08:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run scores at end of December 2018 (3 months gone)
Replies: 2
Views: 1165

Re: Club run scores at end of December 2018 (3 months gone)

Nice stats Phil... keep 'em coming!
by Matt Hale
23 Dec 2018 21:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd December
Replies: 4
Views: 1477

Re: Club runs - 23rd December

On the B run to the Swan via Jinney Ring Café:

Matt Hale (L)
Toby Hale
Pete Norman
Mark Russell, and...all the Si's
Si Turner
Si Walker
Si Woodward

Merry Christmas everybody!
by Matt Hale
17 Dec 2018 21:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd December
Replies: 4
Views: 1477

Re: Club runs - 23rd December

I'll lead a ride, weather permitting, to the Jinney Ring café, then onto Chaddesley Corbett. Route optimised to ensure that we get to the Swan for first orders! 😁🍻

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29053447
by Matt Hale
25 Nov 2018 19:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 25th November
Replies: 10
Views: 2199

Re: CLUB RUNS - 25th November

On the 'B' ride: Matt Hale Si Walker Si Turner Ade McHugh We used the same route as the C ride, but stopped at Time for Tea instead. We also started off down the private road, but turned round and rerouted. Pete... thanks for the route, might be worth editing it (avoiding the off-road section) in ca...
by Matt Hale
18 Nov 2018 14:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 18th Nov
Replies: 11
Views: 2547

Re: CLUB RUNS - 18th Nov

Not quite the planned C ride as route didn't load onto my computer yesterday. Anyway, took the standard route out to Stourport and the rest was pretty much as planned. Riders were: Matt Hale Toby Hale Clare Fudge Mark McConkey Mark Gardner Joanne congerton Adrian low Anne Hughes rode with us until S...
by Matt Hale
17 Nov 2018 10:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: CLUB RUNS - 18th Nov
Replies: 11
Views: 2547

Re: CLUB RUNS - 18th Nov

I can lead a C ride to Wolverley (Old village stores). If anyone else wants to lead, happy to step aside.

Route as follows: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27830103

28 miles to the stop, then a shorter return
by Matt Hale
12 Nov 2018 12:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: New cafe suggestions
Replies: 104
Views: 24046

Re: New cafe suggestions

The Windlass Café is pretty good George (Severn Side)
by Matt Hale
11 Nov 2018 14:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th November
Replies: 9
Views: 1990

Re: Club runs - 11th November

On the C ride today: Matt Hale (L) Dave Cox Neil Evanson Mark Gardner Toby Hale Anne Hughes (turned off at Caughton just before the stop) Dave Little Mark McConkey Ade McHugh Vince Tennant Si Walker It was busy at the cafe and we had to sit outside...would be worth booking ahead and reserving a tabl...
by Matt Hale
10 Nov 2018 17:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th November
Replies: 9
Views: 1990

Re: Club runs - 11th November

I can lead a C run, but will be a little shorter than usual as I need to be home early afternoon. I'll post a route/destination later. If anyone else wants to do a normal length ride, happy to step aside. Destination Wootton Wawen (Cowshed @ Yew Tree Craft Centre). Out via Tardebigge & Astwood Bank,...
by Matt Hale
10 Oct 2018 10:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 7th October
Replies: 23
Views: 3891

Re: Club runs - 7th October

I was on the C run to Earlswood led by Carolyn - nice route (even if a little shorter than a normal C run)...thanks Carolyn
by Matt Hale
09 Oct 2018 17:41
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Strava question
Replies: 20
Views: 2964

Re: Strava question

Bit like Facebook's feed...my preference would be a chronological timeline, but someone must be impressed by the algorithms they seem to like developing!