THE KIDDERMINSTER KILLER - 20th July 2019

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THE KIDDERMINSTER KILLER - 20th July 2019

Post by Philip Whiteman » 20 May 2019 09:08

As ever, there a fools and damn fools in cycling. The latter enter our The Kidderminster Killer and the former enter From Clee to Heaven.

...The Beacon's most audacious cycling event.

20th JULY - STARTING FROM BELBROUGHTON REC


THE KIDDERMINSTER KILLER
This audacious audax has a long history and the Beacon RCC is proud to continue with and to develop the event. This epic event follows a stunning but vertically challenged route: Out via the Stretton Hills; crossing the border into Mid-Wales; and back via the escarpments facing over The Marches. 212km in length; 3,750m of ascent; 3.75 AAA points.

Belbroughton - Wenlock Edge - Acton Scott - Long Mynd - Montgomery - Clun - Ludlow - Clee Hill escarpment - Belbroughton


FROM CLEE TO HEAVEN
This Figure of 8 audax is aimed at riders seeking a shorter but challenging ride. It incorporates spectacular views and tranquil lanes clinging that cling to the side of the Clee Hills. What a great way to see Shropshire's legendary blue hills of A E Housman fame! 120km in length; 2,000m of ascent, 2AAA points.

Belbroughton - Wyre forest - Rays Farm - Clee Hills - Rays Farm - Highley - Belbroughton

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ENTRY http://beaconrcc.org.uk/audaxes/kidderm ... to-heaven/

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Beacon Audaxes The Kidderminster Killer & From Clee to Heaven 20.7.19; Autumn South Salopian 5.10.19. www.beaconrcc.org.uk/

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Re: THE KIDDERMINSTER KILLER - 20th July 2019

Post by Philip Whiteman » 24 Jun 2019 15:36

With little less than a month to go, both audaxes are filling nicely.

Don't be the 'billy-no-mates' by forgetting to enter this Beacon Audax.

http://beaconrcc.org.uk/audaxes/kidderm ... to-heaven/
Beacon Audaxes The Kidderminster Killer & From Clee to Heaven 20.7.19; Autumn South Salopian 5.10.19. www.beaconrcc.org.uk/

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Re: THE KIDDERMINSTER KILLER - 20th July 2019

Post by Philip Whiteman » 11 Jul 2019 10:35

Just a sample of beers to be awarded to riders on KK and Clee audaxes:

12th; 24th; 36th;48th and 60th places

Plus Bathams for event helpers at GHQ Belbroughton.

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Re: THE KIDDERMINSTER KILLER - 20th July 2019

Post by Philip Whiteman » 23 Jul 2019 15:11

POST EVENT ROUND-UP

I hope that the soreness in everyone’s legs is now abating after Saturday’s exertions.
What a day! The weather was good despite the forecasts. There was a high turnout of starters and the events went smoothly. Many thanks to those that heeded the car parking advice and rode to the HQ. Whilst there were a large number of starters, we did experience an unusually high number of riders with mechanical problems causing some to abandon. A small number did not turn-up on the day after an unfounded Whatsapp rumour that the Clee-to-Heaven route included Abdon Burf!
A number of Clee to Heaven riders decided to go off-piste this year and attempt ‘The Incline’ up to the top of Abdon Burf. Completely mad but I must say “chapeau”.

Developments for 2020:
· Given the pressures on parking at Belbroughton Recreation Centre, the event next year will depart on a Sunday. This will also guarantee quieter roads.
· Given the queues experienced on the Kidderminster Killer at Acton Scott, the control for next year will-be-relocated to Carding Mill Valley.
· Next year will see the launch of an additional ride, The Beacon Burns, deliberately targeted at riders who love a ridiculous challenge. This 150km route will incorporate Worcestershire’s steepest hill, the 25% Wynniatts Way; Stamford Bank; Titterstone Clee summit and the relentless 20% ascent up ‘The Incline’ onto Abdon Burf.
· From Clee to Heaven will be re-routed to avoid the main road out of Shatterford.

The Autumn South Salopian Audax – 5th October.
Controls: Belbroughton > Tenbury Wells > Bishops Castle > Ironbridge > Belbroughton
Voted upon by last year’s Autumn Audax riders, this event is nowhere near as hilly as either the Kidderminster Killer or From Clee to Heaven. Whilst not flat, it fails to achieve any Audax Altitude Award points, so you will be in for an easier day. The only big summit is located at the northern end of the Long Mynd as you pass from Bishops Castle towards Ironbridge, though there are at least three short spiteful climbs en-route.
Details about the Autumn South Salopian can found at: http://beaconrcc.org.uk/audaxes/autumn-audax/ . Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28781039

Additional Thanks:
To all the event supporters (who will offered free-entry to the South Salopian this October:
Belbroughton

· Michelle McGuirk - kitchen
· Gary Mackintosh Macintosh -kitchen
· Anthony Wheatley – car park
· Donna Wheatley – car park
· Glyn Marston – registrations
· Katie Healey – kitchen
· Bob Scarle and Mrs Bob – kitchen
· Mark Rigby Rigby – validations
· George Barkerr – kitchen
· Claire Fudge – kitchen and clearing-up (Last minute stand-in, so special thanks)
Rays Farm
· Sarah Peters – controller
Acton Scott
· Danial Webb Webb – controller
Any offers to volunteer at future events will always be welcomed plus if you have any comments on improving the events then please let me know.

Kind regards
Philip Whiteman
Beacon Roads Cycling Club
Beacon Audaxes The Kidderminster Killer & From Clee to Heaven 20.7.19; Autumn South Salopian 5.10.19. www.beaconrcc.org.uk/

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