Local Tour of Britain Stage - Wednesday 10th September

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Local Tour of Britain Stage - Wednesday 10th September

Post by CakeStop » 31 Mar 2014 20:13

Yay - we have a local stage this year! An early ascent of the Malverns (I bet they're not going up to West Malvern from Mathon though) followed by visits to Upton, Pershore, Evesham & Broadway.

Book the day of work folks!

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Post by Ed Moss » 31 Mar 2014 20:26

Shame it comes so early in the stage...
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Post by Andy_Craddock » 31 Mar 2014 23:40

Maybe they saw my route yesterday and thought they needed to do it aswell :)

Doubt they will be going to Raphaels though lol

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Post by slogfester » 06 Aug 2014 15:12

Keen to see this if I am around. who is in? where? I guess either Malvern or snowshill.
Time sheet says about 1100 at The Wyche (err... presume that is Malvern?), so would have to be a reasonably early start from BH.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 06 Aug 2014 15:30

Snowshill is probably better given that it is later into the stage. Unfortunately, there is no pavement unlike Wyche Cutting. Snowshill is a nicer ride and means that you can avoid the horrible roads around Worcester.
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Post by CakeStop » 06 Aug 2014 19:59

A slightly disappointing flirtation with the Malverns, think I might go to Snowshill instead.
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Post by carl » 06 Aug 2014 20:27

Hi Steve if ure going and don't mind I'll join u

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Post by CakeStop » 06 Aug 2014 21:00

Definitely going somewhere Carl, I've booked the day off work. Could either take train to Malvern / Colwall and ride home or ride to Snowshill and back. Might be influenced by the weather.
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Post by carl » 06 Aug 2014 21:21

Ok Steve sounds like a plan
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Post by AlanW » 15 Aug 2014 13:03

Just booked the day off, just need to decide where to go now!
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Post by Andy_Craddock » 15 Aug 2014 13:29

Im off too so ill tag along if possible

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Post by slogfester » 15 Aug 2014 14:59

Snowshill is later which will allow us more time to go via Cleeve hill and do a few reps up Bushcombe Lane in prep for the hill TT :twisted:
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Post by AlanW » 15 Aug 2014 16:06

slogfester wrote:Snowshill is later which will allow us more time to go via Cleeve hill and do a few reps up Bushcombe Lane in prep for the hill TT :twisted:
I'm going back to work then.... :wink:
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Post by Philmondo » 15 Aug 2014 17:07

I've booked the day off and am up for a ride out somewhere to watch :)
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Post by Nicks_77 » 21 Aug 2014 16:12

I've booked that day off also. Are we going as a collective? If so where/when are we meeting up?

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Post by petemarshall » 21 Aug 2014 16:48

See you at Snowshill as I am biking down from Stratford, cuts out the boring bits from Solihull.

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Post by carl » 27 Aug 2014 17:25

Is anyone going to be riding there....
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Post by jdtate101 » 05 Sep 2014 10:15

Can I suggest 9.15am departure from the Black horse (as per the usual club runs)???? That should give us plenty of time if we take a direct route.

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Post by AlanW » 06 Sep 2014 21:18

I also plan on heading down to Snowshill.
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Post by Philmondo » 07 Sep 2014 10:48

9.15 at BH sounds alright to me James.
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Post by AlanW » 07 Sep 2014 17:13

Philmondo wrote:9.15 at BH sounds alright to me James.
Guys, just a heads up, but you might want to leave earlier than you first planned as apparently the Broadway road will be closed and no access will be granted.

A group of us who were originally planning to leave from the Tardebigge at 10 o'clock, but in view of the above we are now leaving at 9 o'clock.
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Post by Philmondo » 07 Sep 2014 21:20

Thanks Alan. Maybe we should make it 0815 from BH then?
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Post by Philip Whiteman » 08 Sep 2014 09:40

I don't know when the Tour passes through Broadway but here is some guidance that might be useful for determining the departure time from Birmingham.

A runs to Broadway used to arrive in Broadway at around 11.30-11.45 using a reasonably direct route. In other words, a journey time of 2.15-2.45 hours.
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Post by slogfester » 08 Sep 2014 10:50

Just to throw some more info-light at this, according to the website

http://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/files/do ... mation.pdf

The only road closures outside of rolling road closures are planned FULL CLOSURES with no
exemptions, for associated activity, as follows:
The Butts, Worcester – between 4-5.30am and 9am – 1pm.
Church Street, Wells Road and Abbey Road, Malvern – between 8am – 2pm
Market Square, Evesham – between 10am – 2pm
High Street, Broadway – between 10 -11.30am

I am a bit puzzled by this because according to the race time sheet they are due on the High St at 1234 (@ av.42 kph)??

http://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/files/do ... A_v2.0.pdf

The support vehicles and race are due on the Snowshill sometime between 1215 and 1236 (42 kph) so I guess we need a depart time and a route that will steer clear of the High St and get us on Snowshill no later than -say- 1145?

I'm in and will meet at Black Horse at ??? time. Weather forecast in v.good :)
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Post by jdtate101 » 08 Sep 2014 14:36

As per the thread on FB, we're leaving from the Black Horse at 8.15am, grabbing a dirty fry-up on route and I've got two routes (there and back) that avoid the main climb and broadway.

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