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by ballintrane
05 Dec 2017 16:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon RCC(Six Counties)400km Club Run Saturday 23rd June 2018.
Replies: 12
Views: 3741

Beacon RCC(Six Counties)400km Club Run Saturday 23rd June 2018.

** FULLY PAID MEMBERS OF BEACON RCC ONLY ** Saturday 23rd of June 2018 00:15am to 19:30pm. Following on from Dr Whiteman's highly successful 300km Beacon Brecon club run the last two years i am now going to organise a even more ambitious club run of 400km in a day.This is the route https://ridewithg...
by ballintrane
03 Dec 2017 15:14
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd December
Replies: 9
Views: 2736

Re: Club runs - 3rd December

PhilG wrote:
03 Dec 2017 15:03
I was on Paul's ride too (and my name was on top of the list!).
Sorry Phil :oops:
by ballintrane
03 Dec 2017 14:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd December
Replies: 9
Views: 2736

Re: Club runs - 3rd December

On today's A/B run to Warwick
Paul Johnson(L)
Xavier Disley
Jess Rhodes-Jones
Alan Weaver
Ryan Evanson
Neil Lynch
Adam Green
Richard Wrightson
Andy Wrightson
Joe Warwood
Phil Gameson
by ballintrane
29 Nov 2017 14:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd December
Replies: 9
Views: 2736

Re: Club runs - 3rd December

Having read Dave Cox's report from last weeks visit to Evesham i am going to change my club run to Warwick about the same distance something like this https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26553171 (The thought of turning up and no bread pudding might be too much for some people!!)
by ballintrane
27 Nov 2017 11:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd December
Replies: 9
Views: 2736

Re: Club runs - 3rd December

Sunday's route will be something like this https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26544370 if someone wants to lead a separate B run i can make mine just a A run but i thought there might be one or two people a little worse for wear after the club dinner the night before and a easier club run might be the o...
by ballintrane
23 Nov 2017 14:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run ideas for 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 3371

Re: Club run ideas for 2018

Philip Whiteman wrote:
23 Nov 2017 12:36
Paul Johnson is has promised a 400km club run during the summer :shock:
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by ballintrane
22 Nov 2017 19:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 3863

Re: A, B and C Club runs October, November and December 2017

I'll lead a A/B combined(more B than A) run to Evesham on 3/12 as this is the morning after the club dinner there might not be a big turnout. :roll:
by ballintrane
19 Nov 2017 16:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 19th November
Replies: 17
Views: 4784

Re: Club runs - 19th November

We tried a new cafe in Mickleton (Decades), but although the cafe was nice, the food and drink pretty good, they struggled to cope with 11 cyclists, and their ‘make one meal at a time’ approach meant a wait of an hour...worth re-trying if there’s 6 or fewer riders. Phil here is a picture of my tea ...
by ballintrane
13 Nov 2017 11:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 19th November
Replies: 17
Views: 4784

Re: Club runs - 19th November

WorcsPhil wrote:
13 Nov 2017 09:54
You do realise, Matt, that if Mr Johnson had been on the C-run this week, he would have pushed the leader into the duckpond.

The very least he deserved!!! :twisted:
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by ballintrane
10 Nov 2017 13:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th November
Replies: 27
Views: 6088

Re: Club runs - 12th November

Phil_Elwell wrote:
10 Nov 2017 12:40
Sunday's B-run will be a steady ride to Kenilworth - cafe suggestions welcome
Cherry tree cafe.
by ballintrane
29 Oct 2017 17:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 29th October
Replies: 12
Views: 3740

Re: Club runs - 29th October

matthew wrote:
29 Oct 2017 17:00
Great ride today Paul. Steady pace great cafe with fast service :roll:
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by ballintrane
29 Oct 2017 15:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 29th October
Replies: 12
Views: 3740

Re: Club runs - 29th October

On today's completely uneventful A/B run(Apart from Ryan decking it on the Barnt green road descent and Matt's never ending wait for beans on toast at the not as advertised cafe) :roll: Paul Johnson(L) Alan Weaver(No eggs for you) Philip Whiteman Neil Lynch Dom Walker Anthony Joshua Phil Richards Ca...
by ballintrane
26 Oct 2017 13:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 29th October
Replies: 12
Views: 3740

Re: Club runs - 29th October

I'll take the B run to The Potted Pantry, Blackminster http://www.thepottedpantry.co.uk/index.html about 66 miles bring a bike lock if you have one.As this is only a small cafe if we have a large group we will divert to Honeybourne.
by ballintrane
15 Oct 2017 16:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th October
Replies: 14
Views: 3973

Re: Club runs - 15th October

This meant that we had a hilly 15 miles to do in 50 minutes before Cobhouse stopped doing breakfasts at 11:30... this was the incentive for Mr Johnson and others to blast away at the front, and the fastest dismount since that little jockey rode 7 winners at Royal Ascot, to ensure a 11:31 arrival, w...
by ballintrane
08 Oct 2017 18:38
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: 2018 - Cycling Adventures?
Replies: 11
Views: 2725

Re: 2018 - Cycling Adventures?

2. A 400kms audax, as this is a new and tough distance for many of us, as it impinges on sleep-time... perhaps the National 400 next June. Phil i am planning to do a 400km ride on or around the 21st of june next year(The longest day)not necessarily going to do it as a official club run but if other...
by ballintrane
05 Oct 2017 19:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th October
Replies: 10
Views: 3211

Re: Club runs - 8th October

jamesla6177 wrote:
05 Oct 2017 17:01
Hi Phil,

Can do Whitlenge B run pace this Sunday if you want


Regards


Vince.
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by ballintrane
24 Sep 2017 19:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th September
Replies: 8
Views: 2416

Re: Club runs - 24th September

On today's A Run to Warwick were: Nick Shenton (Leading) Joe Warwood Dave Hughes Neil Orchard Barry Evans Andy Wrightson Tessa Oelfse Alberto Recchioni Alan Weaver Thanks to everyone for hanging back for me on the return journey. I left my legs in bed this morning. I think you may have forgotten so...
by ballintrane
27 Aug 2017 13:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 27th August
Replies: 12
Views: 3119

Re: Club runs - 27th August

On today's B run to Cobhouse Fisheries
Paul Johnson(L)
Nick Shenton
Alistair Hey
Neil Orchard
Neil Lynch
Mark Connell
Joe Warwood
Floyd Mayweather
John Hitchcock
by ballintrane
25 Aug 2017 18:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 27th August
Replies: 12
Views: 3119

Re: Club runs - 27th August

As i cannot do Chris's 200km ride i'll lead a B run to Cobhouse Fisheries about 60 odd miles of rolling terrain(Promise to keep to B run pace). :D
by ballintrane
20 Aug 2017 15:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th August
Replies: 12
Views: 3662

Re: Club runs - 20th August

A large B run split into two groups i lead the second group to Harvington(Farm Shop) Paul Johnson(L) Neil Orchard Alan Weaver John Hitchcock Alberto Recchioni(Broken chain turned back) Nick Shenton Tim Jarvis Vince Tennant George Barker(Cafe) We left the cafe at about 11.45 without joining up with t...
by ballintrane
06 Aug 2017 16:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 6th August
Replies: 18
Views: 3922

Re: Club runs - 6th August

On today's rowdy rather than boisterous 100 mile A run to Whichford
Paul Johnson(L)
Alan Weaver
Andy Wrightson
Neil Orchard
Barry Evans
James Tate
Vincent Tennant
Martin McGowan
Phil Richards
Justin Gatlin
Ian Simpson
Ryan Evanson
Neil Lynch
Chris Ashford
Nick Shenton
Kevin Young
by ballintrane
31 Jul 2017 13:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 6th August
Replies: 18
Views: 3922

Re: Club runs - 6th August

Sunday's A run route will be something like this https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23111320 to this cafe stop at halfway https://www.whichfordpottery.com/visiti ... aw-kitchen (Definitely no boisterous leadership on this club run :roll: )
by ballintrane
15 Jul 2017 17:55
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th July
Replies: 15
Views: 3397

Re: Club runs - 16th July

Thanks both!!
by ballintrane
15 Jul 2017 15:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th July
Replies: 15
Views: 3397

Re: Club runs - 16th July

I am afraid i can no longer lead tomorrow if someone could step in for me i would be grateful.
by ballintrane
14 Jul 2017 12:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th July
Replies: 15
Views: 3397

Re: Club runs - 16th July

slogfester wrote:
14 Jul 2017 10:47
Mr Johnson, which way will you exit the great metropolis? so i can rendezvous with you.
Mr Evans we will depart via Tardebigge something like this https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23109185
by ballintrane
02 Jul 2017 13:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 2nd July
Replies: 12
Views: 2801

Re: Club runs - 2nd July

On today's B run to Cobhouse Fisheries
Paul Johnson(L)
Tim Jarvis
Alistair Hey
James Tate
Nick Shenton
by ballintrane
28 Jun 2017 00:13
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C & Intro Club runs July, August and September 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 4654

Re: A, B and C & Intro Club runs July, August and September 2017

neilo wrote:
27 Jun 2017 22:06
If it's reopening on that day don't you think everyone else will have the same idea?
The grand re-opening is Friday 14th july according to the website.
by ballintrane
27 Jun 2017 15:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C & Intro Club runs July, August and September 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 4654

Re: A, B and C & Intro Club runs July, August and September 2017

As Raphaels is re-opening i'll take the A run to Evesham on the 16/7(As Phil said it would be good if all the run's went there on that day so get volunteering!!)
by ballintrane
27 Jun 2017 10:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 2nd July
Replies: 12
Views: 2801

Re: Club runs - 2nd July

As i cannot lead next week i will take the B run to Cobhouse Fisheries about 60 miles.
by ballintrane
25 Jun 2017 09:28
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C & Intro Club runs July, August and September 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 4654

Re: A, B and C & Intro Club runs July, August and September 2017

Unfortunately i can no longer lead on the 9/7 sorry for the inconvenience, so i will change the destination of the 6/8 run to Whichford.
by ballintrane
12 Jun 2017 10:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th June
Replies: 21
Views: 4721

Re: Ckub runs - 18th June

WorcsPhil wrote:
12 Jun 2017 09:21
Is this the same Paul Johnson who's name appears as an entrant to the Kidderminster Killer? The same Paul who said..."if you ever see me riding the Kidderminster Killer, you have my permission to thrash me with birch twigs?". Perhaps not.
by ballintrane
11 Jun 2017 16:45
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th June
Replies: 9
Views: 2381

Re: Club runs - 11th June

On today's slightly undulating A run to Much Wenlock.
Paul Johnson(L)
Leonie Balter
Andy Wrightson
Vince Tennant
Ryan Evanson
Adam Green
Dom Walker
Daniel Newns(Glad you got home o.k.)
Simon Woodward(Leading the solo B run)
Martin McGowan
Neil Orchard
by ballintrane
05 Jun 2017 20:29
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th June
Replies: 9
Views: 2381

Re: Club runs - 11th June

Thanks for the route Paul. Those that have ridden with me before will know that I tend to ride at a more leisurely pace than most. So as long as it's Ok with everyone, I'll start off with everyone and then hopefully catch you all up at the cafe. If there are any C/B riders who fancy a longer ride b...
by ballintrane
05 Jun 2017 10:26
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C & Intro Club runs July, August and September 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 4654

Re: A, B and C & Intro Club runs July, August and September 2017

On the 9/7 i'll do a A run 100 in 7 to Whichford 8-15 am depart.And on the 6/8 i'll do a B run 100 in 8 to Market Bosworth 8-15 am depart.
by ballintrane
05 Jun 2017 10:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th June
Replies: 9
Views: 2381

Re: Club runs - 11th June

Sunday 100 in 8 route will be something like this https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21462967 cafe stop about halfway lots of necessary hills(and some unnecessary ones too!!) :roll:
by ballintrane
29 May 2017 14:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 28th May
Replies: 12
Views: 2796

Re: Club runs - 28th May

And a big thanks to Philip Whiteman for organising all this, despite not being able to ride it himself, we raised a metaphorical ham sandwich to his efforts. Thanks, Phil...next year? Thank Phil and I am glad that you enjoyed it. As for next year, would you want to repeat this route, similar on a t...
by ballintrane
29 May 2017 11:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May
Replies: 44
Views: 9050

Re: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May

WorcsPhil wrote:
28 May 2017 23:30

Alberto, you're a star...it was a joy to hear the intelligent use of your bell, but can I please implore you never to lend it to Paul Johnson - he'd use it like a demonic shepherd frog-marching his herd.
Too late Phil!!!
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by ballintrane
19 May 2017 11:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C & Intro Club runs April, May and June 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 6037

My 100 in 8 on the 11/6 will now be to Much Wenlock(By popular demand!!) I may revisit the Towcester run later in the summer but it will be a 200km ride.
by ballintrane
16 May 2017 13:59
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st May
Replies: 16
Views: 4035

I say reasonably flat but I offer you a moral dilemma at 64kms. At Woodmancote, I intend to ascend Cleeve Hill on the longer, but still stiff climb on the B4632, however if you have never climbed Bushcombe Lane then you have the chance to do so...This is widely regarded as the hardest ascent in Sou...
by ballintrane
30 Apr 2017 17:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 30th April
Replies: 8
Views: 2338

On today's Alternative 200km club run Paul Johnson(L) Liam Roberts Alan Weaver(Cafe) Phil Richards(Don't try and knock me off!!) Nick Shenton James Hepburn Vincent Tennant Chris Ashford Neil Lynch Dom Walker Gary Mac(Cafe) Andy Wrightson Ryan Evanson Josh Stephenson Rob"Andy"Wade Well where to start...
by ballintrane
21 Apr 2017 19:38
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Alternative 200km Club Run - 30th April.
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

***Update*** Just a quick update to the route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20492129 I have changed the route just in case we have a large group and the cafe at Kineton might struggle to cope so Plan B will be to stop a Honeybourne at about halfway and use shops either side for water and food but i...
by ballintrane
09 Apr 2017 15:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th April
Replies: 12
Views: 2772

On today's B run to Kineton
Paul Johnson(L)
Rob Wade
Niall Whitehouse
Martin Vowles
Neil Lynch
Tim Jarvis
Neil Orchard
Andy Wrightson
Nick Shenton
Leonie Balter
Phil Elwell
by ballintrane
06 Apr 2017 17:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th April
Replies: 12
Views: 2772

Phil you silver tongued devil, after being promoted(or reclassified) last week i will relegate(or reclassify) myself this week and lead the B run to Kineton route will be something like this https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20085419 about 67 miles pretty flat. And i know Phil won't say it but other re...
by ballintrane
02 Apr 2017 16:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 2nd April
Replies: 15
Views: 3441

Philip Whiteman wrote:
For the sanity of fellow riders, I have just replaced my bottom brackets.
Did you have a squeaky bottom bracket i never noticed!! :roll:
by ballintrane
02 Apr 2017 14:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 2nd April
Replies: 15
Views: 3441

On Today's A run to Malvern
Paul Johnson(L)
Neil Orchard
Philip Whiteman
Jon Williams
Ryan Evanson
Neil Lynch
Vince Tennant
Winston Smith
by ballintrane
31 Mar 2017 19:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C & Intro Club runs April, May and June 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 6037

I am going to move my 100 in 8 to Towcester to 11/6 still a 8.15 am start.
by ballintrane
28 Mar 2017 16:14
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Alternative 200km Club Run - 30th April.
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

Right with just over a month to go about time we finalised our plan i am not going to call this a A,B or C run as it is a alternative club ride separate from that days club runs but it will be 15 - 17 mph average as it is fairly flat apart from the climb up Edgehill. The plan is to stop twice once a...
by ballintrane
27 Mar 2017 13:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 2nd April
Replies: 15
Views: 3441

On this week's reclassified ride we are not going to try and make a silk purse out of sow's ear so anyone who has rode on my B run's before it will be exactly the same pace no faster or slower. Anyway this week's route will be 86 miles with 6,000ft of climbing we will go out via Stourport and Knight...
by ballintrane
20 Mar 2017 16:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C & Intro Club runs April, May and June 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 6037

Neil is not the sharpest tool in the shed!! :lol:
by ballintrane
12 Mar 2017 15:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 12th March
Replies: 11
Views: 2593

On today's B run to Upton
Paul Johnson(L)
Alan Weaver
Alistair Hey
James Tate
Vincent Tennant
Nick Shenton
Jamie Dennis
Ben Crone
Chris Thompson
Ryan Evanson
Gary Mac
Joe Warwood
Neil Orchard
Andy Wrightson