Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

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AdeR
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Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by AdeR » 02 Sep 2021 17:30

Delighted to announce that we can have traffic free training under floodlights.
When?: Five dates 23/09 30/09 07/10 14/10 21/10.
Time?: 6:30 - 7:30
Who?: Open to club members aged 18+
What?: Structured training rides
Where?: Birmingham Wheels Park, 1 Adderley Road South Birmingham B1 1AD
Why?: Build speed/stamina.
Equipment?: Road bikes
Cost?: Free to club members
What's the craic? We have the use of a 400m banked oval track. I have had a go and it is a lot of fun to ride. At the weekends this is used for stock car racing & there's a spectator area & floodlights. I found out about this when I was looking for potential academy facilities. I've been in discussion with Nick Selibas of KarbonaUK & him & Luke (son) will be helping out with the sessions. They have a wealth of coaching & racing experience & we'll vary the structure from week to week. It would not involve staring at a screen & you can be with actual other riders in the real world! It would be good if you could sign up here so that we can keep an eye on numbers. Max - 20 per session.
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Re: Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by Lewis » 03 Sep 2021 12:55

Yes please Ade - right on my doorstep!

*edit - to confirm dates, I'm on holiday 23/09 so I'll come along for 30/09 onwards :)
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AdeR
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Re: Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by AdeR » 03 Sep 2021 17:40

Nice one Lewis!
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Re: Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by Celia_brown » 03 Sep 2021 22:05

Please can you put me down for the 30th and 14th? Sounds great, thank you.

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Re: Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by Shinyspoke » 04 Sep 2021 06:54

I can make 23rd September. Cheers Ade.

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Re: Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by RichardL » 06 Sep 2021 18:08

Put me down for 23rd.
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Re: Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by stuart jones » 17 Sep 2021 18:13

Hi Ade, Definately interested for the adult session, however will look to join join you on the 7th October, onwards. After the Beacon Tuesday night Burst finishs at end of Sept. Also know another member who is interested too! Stuart

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Re: Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by AdeR » 17 Sep 2021 19:05

Thanks all who have signed up so far - please keep spreading the word. It should be a blast! 8)
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Re: Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by stuart jones » 19 Sep 2021 08:32

Hi Ade, Change of plans can make this Thursday 23rd. Stuart

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Re: Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by Kyle » 19 Sep 2021 10:39

Signed up for Thursday Ade - looking forward to it!

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Re: Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by AdeR » 19 Sep 2021 16:48

Nice one Kyle!
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Re: Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by Mark_R » 19 Sep 2021 19:26

Sounds like fun! Count me in - although i can't make the first one this Thursday due to kids commitments....

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Re: Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by AdeR » 20 Sep 2021 10:45

Great stuff Mark!
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Re: Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by AdeR » 21 Sep 2021 19:21

Dear Riders/
Thank you for signing up for our training sessions at the Birmingham Wheels Park. We have two sessions running i) an open academy session for children ii) a club session for adult members.
We hope that you will find the sessions enjoyable and that they will provide opportunities to develop fitness skills and an appreciation of some tactics used in race situations. Our philosophy is that riders who are having a good time on their bikes are far more likely to do well.
The academy sessions start at 5, the adult sessions at 6:30. The venue for the academy training is the in-line skate circuit marked with a red arrow on the map [see the beacon facebook page] . The venue for the adult training is 400m oval marked with a green arrow (ditto). Please arrive in good time so that the training can start promptly.
Please could you check that your bike is in good working order? There is a link to a useful article/video here: https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/ge ... n-11-steps

Getting there:
Adderley Park Station is nearby and bikes are permitted on West Midlands trains. From the station, head north on Bordesley Green Rd/B4145 towards Arden Rd Turn left onto Arden R Turn left onto Adderley Rd S
The Grand Union Canal runs nearby and there is an entrance/exit point on Landor St which is at the top of the Satellite image on the facebook
To find Birmingham Wheels using a Sat Nav use the post code B8 1A
From Lawley Middleway turn left into Landor Street just before the railway bridge. Adderley Road South is the second turning on the right.
If you’ve any questions, don’t hesitate to e mail academy@beaconrcc.org.uk
See you Thursday!
All the best,
Ade
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Re: Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by cai_bl » 22 Sep 2021 07:55

Pop me down for tomorrow please! Cai

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Re: Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by AdeR » 22 Sep 2021 08:40

Great stuff Cai! 8)


That's better! - adults coaching venue shown here with the green arrow. Academy training with the red arrow. http://beaconrcc.org.uk/wp-content/uplo ... WP-map.png

Thanks Laurence Cooley :idea:
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Re: Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by cai_bl » 22 Sep 2021 21:06

AdeR wrote:
22 Sep 2021 08:40
Great stuff Cai! 8)


That's better! - adults coaching venue shown here with the green arrow. Academy training with the red arrow. http://beaconrcc.org.uk/wp-content/uplo ... WP-map.png

Thanks Laurence Cooley :idea:

Forgot I've got something on, so it will have to be next week!

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Re: Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by AdeR » 25 Sep 2021 14:44

First session Birmingham Wheels Park - a cracking session. We were really well looked after. Steve must've been off the front when this pic was taken. Why not get yourselves off the zwift next week! Sessions Thurs 6:30 - 7:30 & free to club members. Come & have a blast 🙂


Pic here from Thursday's session https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=101 ... 0885570964
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Re: Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by Kyle » 27 Sep 2021 16:00

Thank you for great session last week Ade! I can confirm that this is far superior to an hour staring at a wall or trying to chase riders with a 350W FTP at 5'3'' and 60kg :roll: up a digital mountain... there's plenty of winter coming for that!

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Re: Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by AdeR » 28 Sep 2021 09:12

Thanks Kyle - glad you enjoyed it. See you Thurs. Looks like it might be a wet one so methinks a mudguards week. Out of interest what did you have on the clock? I know you could have pushed the pace on further - so thanks for looking after the line behind on the last bit of the session!
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Re: Winter Training FOR ADULT RIDERS

Post by AdeR » 29 Sep 2021 21:43

Sorry all. The adults’ session at the wheels park is cancelled for this week. I’m off at a funeral, I’m afraid. Kids’ session can still go ahead. All being well we’ll be back on next week (7th).
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