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by Matt Hale
18 Jun 2018 16:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th June
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Club runs - 24th June

I can lead a C Run - destination Bewdley. I'm going to copy Neil's suggestion, and go with an early start - meet 8:15 for an 8:30 departure. Route will be around 50 miles BH to BH. I'll post up the proposed route later in the week I am planning a cafe stop though and open to suggestions - there's th...
by Matt Hale
03 Jun 2018 15:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs -3rd June
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: Club runs -3rd June

On the 'hilly' B ride to Arley Arboretum:

Matt Hale (L)
Laurie Derbyshire
Paul Derbyshire
Eugene Farrell
Andy McGrath

Textbook stuff today. Thanks for the company on a lovely sunny day.
by Matt Hale
03 Jun 2018 00:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs -3rd June
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: Club runs -3rd June

Bit of a late post, but if there's interest, I could lead a B run to Arley Arboretum. 47 miles BH to BH. If numbers/interest is low, may join the C ride. Will endeavour to give more notice next time!
by Matt Hale
14 May 2018 12:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th May
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Club runs - 13th May

Thanks Si,

Fantastic ride today - with the novelty of a hidden 'new' cobbled climb that had most(all?) people walking. Next time we'll know what's coming! :lol:
by Matt Hale
23 Apr 2018 11:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1425

Re: A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018

Nice address for the Ilmington Cafe...Grump Street :lol:

There could be a few grumpy people depending on whether you decide to tackle the climb up Campden Pitch or Larkstoke after the cafe :D
by Matt Hale
20 Mar 2018 10:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 25th March
Replies: 17
Views: 1040

Re: Club runs - 25th March

Hi George,

Si Walker led the C ride there on 18th Feb, so not too long ago. Not sure which cafe they stopped at, but normally a good destination!
by Matt Hale
13 Dec 2017 11:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 17th December
Replies: 11
Views: 1349

Re: Club runs - 17th December

Hi Dave,

Is the intention to return to the Black Horse on the way back, or head to Chaddesley Corbett?

thanks

Matt
by Matt Hale
12 Nov 2017 20:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th November
Replies: 27
Views: 2354

Re: Club runs - 12th November

Thanks Dave... a few unplanned turns too 😀
by Matt Hale
12 Nov 2017 17:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th November
Replies: 27
Views: 2354

Re: Club runs - 12th November

Well a C ride with a difference today 😁 After stopping for a fl*t somewhere near Cooksey Green, we carried on to tackle pig hill and get the blood pumping and warm everyone up! The cranks stopped turning at 10:59 and the group observed a minutes silence at 11. We carried on across the best countrysi...
by Matt Hale
11 Nov 2017 14:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th November
Replies: 27
Views: 2354

Re: Club runs - 12th November

I'll lead a C run to Cob House Fisheries

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26480740
by Matt Hale
15 Oct 2017 18:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th October
Replies: 14
Views: 1709

Re: Club runs - 15th October

Thanks for stepping in Si... nice run out to Hillers. Will see if I can get my computer working for next week!
by Matt Hale
15 Oct 2017 18:08
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For Sale: liquorice allsorts
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: For Sale: liquorice allsorts

Hi Barry,

Is the speed and cadence sensor still available? Could head over now if convenient, or evenings before you head back down under 😀

You can get back to me on here or my mobile no is 07947240747

cheers

Matt
by Matt Hale
14 Oct 2017 10:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th October
Replies: 14
Views: 1709

Re: Club runs - 15th October

I'll take the C ride... destination Halfpenny Green
by Matt Hale
24 Sep 2017 14:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th September
Replies: 8
Views: 1111

Re: Club runs - 24th September

On the C ride today:

Matthew Hale (Leading)
Toby Hale
Si Walker
Si Turner
Kelly Baker
Mark McConkey
Adrian McHugh
and...
Anne Hughes, World Champion 👏

Thanks all for a great day out.
by Matt Hale
23 Sep 2017 13:18
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th September
Replies: 8
Views: 1111

Re: Club runs - 24th September

I'll lead a C run to Lavender Hall fisheries
by Matt Hale
10 Sep 2017 15:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 10th September
Replies: 15
Views: 1690

Re: Club runs - 10th September

On the C ride today: Matthew Hale (Leading) Toby Hale Si Walker Neil Evanson Colin Hall Simon Turner Gemma Johnson Will Woodhouse Natalia Barroso Richard Jones Mel Kavanagh Mark McConkey Mark Gardner Huan Dong Pete Norman Thanks everyone... home before the rain and a well timed café stop meant the r...
by Matt Hale
09 Sep 2017 10:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 10th September
Replies: 15
Views: 1690

Re: Club runs - 10th September

I'll lead a C run to Fladbury, café will be Café Craycombe.

Out via Tardebigge, Bradley Green and the Lench especially. Back via Bishampton, Stoke Prior and Dayhouse Bank.
by Matt Hale
27 Aug 2017 18:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 27th August
Replies: 12
Views: 1448

Re: Club runs - 27th August

Thanks for leading George... lovely day out.

Strava says that we rode with Eugene Farrell
by Matt Hale
13 Aug 2017 14:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th August
Replies: 11
Views: 1383

Re: Club runs - 13th August

On the thoroughly enjoyable C ride today: Matthew Hale (leading) Pete Norman Toby Hale Si Walker Neil Evanson Colin Hall Helen Jamieson Mark McConkey John Stewart David Little Dave Cole rode with us to Bewdley and then turned off just before the café. Gary's mac met us at Cafe, but didn't ride back ...
by Matt Hale
12 Aug 2017 20:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th August
Replies: 11
Views: 1383

Re: Club runs - 13th August

Here's the route for the C ride - destination: Wyre Forest (49 miles)

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24142740
by Matt Hale
12 Aug 2017 14:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th August
Replies: 11
Views: 1383

Re: Club runs - 13th August

I'll lead a C ride... destination TBC. Will post details later
by Matt Hale
16 Jul 2017 20:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th July
Replies: 15
Views: 1505

Re: Club runs - 16th July

Cheers Dave, thanks for leading
by Matt Hale
25 Jun 2017 15:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 25th June
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

Re: Club runs - 25th June

Thanks Pete, really good run for Toby's first C run 👍
by Matt Hale
05 Jun 2017 10:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 4th June
Replies: 16
Views: 1501

Re: Club Runs - 4th June

The B ride to the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre was made by a small but select group: Phil Gameson (leader) Vincent Bulso Matthew Hale We made it to the café with only a slight bit of drizzle, but it still felt cold when setting off on the way back. We made it as far as Belbroughton before there was a...
by Matt Hale
19 May 2017 00:30
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: West Midlands Schools Hill Climb Championships
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Could be interested in this Tim (for Toby... maybe Isobel) - was going to ask about this on Sunday (assuming it's all go for Derby). If there are any forms to fill in, would you be able to bring them?

thanks very much
by Matt Hale
07 May 2017 16:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 7th May
Replies: 20
Views: 1809

Thanks Dave, Toby enjoyed himself today - will try and keep working on his endurance to get him out on the C run soon!
by Matt Hale
03 May 2017 07:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 7th May
Replies: 20
Views: 1809

Dave,

I can ride support for the intro ride - hoping to bring my son along. Do you have a route available?
by Matt Hale
27 Apr 2017 21:59
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Track Championships Sat 1st July at Halesowen
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Great, thanks Tim...see you Saturday
by Matt Hale
26 Apr 2017 19:40
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Track Championships Sat 1st July at Halesowen
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Thanks for the info Tim,

Can I just check the age limit for the juniors (for this weekends session and also for the track champs)?

cheers

Matt
by Matt Hale
18 Apr 2017 12:53
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 23mm vs 25mm tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Good article here:

https://intheknowcycling.com/2015/05/28 ... ike-tires/

...suggests trying to match your tyre width to your rim
by Matt Hale
27 Jan 2017 15:42
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Track Cycling Sessions January to April
Replies: 107
Views: 6033

Paid via bank transfer
by Matt Hale
09 Jan 2017 00:05
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Track Cycling Sessions January to April
Replies: 107
Views: 6033

Thanks for organising the session Tim, loved it! Please put me down for the next session
by Matt Hale
05 Dec 2016 10:14
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Track Cycling Sessions January to April
Replies: 107
Views: 6033

Thanks Tim (& Gary), I'm in - paid via bank transfer
by Matt Hale
18 Nov 2016 15:52
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Track Cycling Sessions January to April
Replies: 107
Views: 6033

Hi Tim,

I'd be up for this

cheers Matt
by Matt Hale
30 Oct 2016 15:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 30th October
Replies: 11
Views: 1187

Cheers Phil, smashing ride today... have you blanked the hills from your memory! Shame we missed Oscar Wilde at the café stop!
by Matt Hale
24 Oct 2016 09:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd October
Replies: 22
Views: 2135

Jose,

Cat and fiddle route here:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10751299
by Matt Hale
23 Oct 2016 16:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd October
Replies: 22
Views: 2135

Keith's birthday special to Clows Top (A run) Riders were: Matt Hale (leading) Keith Adcock Craig Walmsley Ben Walmsley Ian Taylor Matt Regan Jose Binatti Jr Steve Philpott 2 **flat**s and an errant qr wheel nut to report. A hilly route, including the wall-like Wynniatts Way, meant tired legs for th...
by Matt Hale
22 Oct 2016 10:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd October
Replies: 22
Views: 2135

Here's the likely route for the A run

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13966847
by Matt Hale
17 Oct 2016 15:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd October
Replies: 22
Views: 2135

by Matt Hale
13 Oct 2016 18:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C club runs - October, November and December - 2016
Replies: 32
Views: 3107

I'll take the A run on 23rd October to Clows Top (again, I know - but it's a decent café). Different route - will be going clockwise direction this time. Out via Stourport, Dunley, Abberley & return via Kinlet, Shatterford and Cookley.
by Matt Hale
09 Oct 2016 22:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th October
Replies: 15
Views: 1468

Cheers Chris, thanks for leading...lovely Autumn day for a ride and good group - enjoyed the company. Thanks also to Phil Richards for the devilish route... the noahs ark climb on the detour out towards Bewdley was particularly tough at that point in the ride! 👿 :D
by Matt Hale
02 Oct 2016 22:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 2nd October
Replies: 15
Views: 1463

Cheers Neil - one of the very toughest B runs I've been on... Some cracking scenery and an interesting route in good company. Thanks
by Matt Hale
14 Aug 2016 23:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 14th August
Replies: 22
Views: 1789

Thanks for leading Phil. The dancing disco ponies were a hot topic on the other table at the café stop :D

Hope Andy makes a quick recovery
by Matt Hale
28 Jun 2016 13:04
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Spetchley
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Andy, George took the B run on 17th April. Here are his comments prior to the ride: I dropped by at Spetchley to make sure that they are happy to receive us on Sunday. They are, but the café has changed hands/operators over the winter. As always seems to happen in such circumstances, they have gone ...
by Matt Hale
19 Jun 2016 18:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 19th June
Replies: 16
Views: 1776

Thanks to Ian for leading today...a very enjoyable ride that was perfectly paced throughout and certainly the best A ride I've been on this year :D
by Matt Hale
13 Mar 2016 22:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th March
Replies: 16
Views: 1349

Nice run out today Paul...great conditions for a ride, thanks for leading. Paul W. - I owe you some money from the café stop...thanks for the loan. I'm unlikely to be on a club run for a few weeks, so can transfer you the money if you want to PM me some details, or I can sort it out next time I see ...
by Matt Hale
10 Jan 2016 18:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 10th January
Replies: 20
Views: 1659

Thanks for leading Keith... nice run out, certainly blew the cobwebs away!
by Matt Hale
01 Nov 2015 22:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st November
Replies: 17
Views: 1339

Let me know anytime you're interested Tim.

Not too far from the start of this years L'etape du Tour and very close to some of the TdF stages too! I might be booking myself in for that weekend - haven't yet decided though!

Time Megeve - Mont Blanc sportif also runs annually from nearby Megeve
by Matt Hale
01 Nov 2015 19:56
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st November
Replies: 17
Views: 1339

Cheers Chris...good route today!

Details of my parents apartment in the French Alps if you're interested:

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/VacationRe ... voie_.html
by Matt Hale
05 Oct 2015 23:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs: 4th October 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1227

Certainly did Alan, although after I'd left the group at Charlecote, I rode on to Hidcote Manor Gardens to check out their box hedges ... very nice indeed - maybe a future club run destination?? (National trust cafe prices though) :)