Club Runs 25th October

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Club Runs 25th October

Post by Philip Whiteman » 18 Oct 2015 18:15

A: Coalport - Philip Whiteman
B: Kenilworth - Neil Orchard
C: LEADER REQUIRED - PLEASE VOLUNTEER


Please remember that the clocks change from BST to GMT this weekend. You will have an extra hour in bed before setting off for the club run.
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Post by Philip Whiteman » 18 Oct 2015 18:17

A Run to Coalport

This will be the last chance to use the Coalport YHA cafe before it closes for the winter season. The outbound route will be via Claverley; returning via Highley.

The weather forecast is not promising for next weekend with a likely return of very wet and windy weather. If the poor conditions materialise, the A run will be truncated at an alternative venue.

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Post by neilo » 23 Oct 2015 08:45

Sunday's B run to Kenilworth will be quite flat really so again it's another opportunity for any C runners to take the plunge! Cafe stop is 'time for tea' so bring a lock if you have 1, weather is looking dry at the moment as well :D

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Post by jdtate101 » 23 Oct 2015 08:51

Might ride the fixed on the B run then!!

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Post by petemarshall » 23 Oct 2015 16:31

If no one else volunteers I can lead a C ride to lavender hall fisheries café as long as someone else leads it back to the Black Horse (or you find your own way back ).

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Post by HarrisBurger » 24 Oct 2015 15:29

Hiya, I'm hoping to join Beacon and am keen to pop along to the C ride tomorrow. I can ride 30 - 40 miles at 15mph comfortably so would suggest if be ok rather than waiting until the introductory ride next week? How far is tomorrow's C use likely to be?

Many thanks
Mark

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Post by Hels147 » 24 Oct 2015 21:18

Pete - if I can get the computer to work tonight with the garmin, I can get the run back from lavender hall fisheries

Mark - the run to lavender hall and back is around 50 miles. I know that group cycling is 'easier' than solo riding, but I'm not experienced enough to give you advice. The last time the c run did that route, we averaged 13mph. Hope that info helps.
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Post by petemarshall » 24 Oct 2015 21:23

Great stuff Hels
I can lead back to the road towards Knowle if that helps. From there it's pretty straightforward.
See you in the morning.
My route out is 49kms from the Black Horse.
http://bikeroutetoaster.com/BRTWebUI/Course/839066
Routes back around 30kms dependent on how quickly you want to get back. The pace will not be fast and its an ideal route for a first timer, not hilly and minor roads.
Here's a route back you may want to use. Shortish and avoiding most busy roads.
http://bikeroutetoaster.com/BRTWebUI/Course/839065
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Post by Dave Cox » 24 Oct 2015 22:37

Hi I've also been given clearance to ride tomorrow. Lavender Hall is one of our steadiest rides. Be great to see Helen again and be good to meet Mark. It's a good route and easy to retrace.

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Post by petemarshall » 25 Oct 2015 13:33

An eventful and truncated ride, due to several **flat**s which seemed to take forever to fix for some reason.
We split into two rides and a different leader on the way back, so how that it is worked for points I don't know :)
Here's who was on it.
Pete Marshall Lead on the way out
Dave Cox lead the last bit for a second group of **flat**d riders.
Helen Jamison lead back from the cafe.
Simon Turner didn't make the cafe.
Mark Harris
Si Walker
Dave Little
Amelia Rouse
Kim Shapiro
Mark McConkey
Anne Hughes
Huan Dong
Colin Hall

Some new faces today, its not usually like this :shock:
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B run to Kenilworth

Post by neilo » 25 Oct 2015 14:14

Very flat B run today with a tour of Kenilworth to find a cafe that was open thrown in, James tate's chain broke (which he fixed quickly) and 1 **flat**, B runners were.....
Neil Orchard (leading)
George Lazenby
Nick Shenton
Date hughes
James tate
Paul Johnson
Claire fudge
Toby draper
Rob wade
Phil gameson
Andy Wrighton
Phil elwell (1st B run)
Alistair hey and Jennifer Howard (just engaged!) met us at the cafe

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Post by toby » 25 Oct 2015 15:22

Very entertaining Neil!

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Post by Dave Cox » 25 Oct 2015 16:20

Its Amelia Rouse - she had to take the train for last few miles acc to Strava

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Post by Hels147 » 25 Oct 2015 16:37

By the time we made it back to the black horse, there were 3 of us.
Amelia peeled off with Anne as her tyre wouldn't stay inflated. I think the station she got the train from was earlswood.

Nope, just heard it was wythall.
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Post by Philip Whiteman » 25 Oct 2015 17:10

A Run to Coalport

Robin Kirkham
Chris Ashford
Ben Walmsley
Craig Walmsley
Philip Whiteman L

Independent

Lisa Spurgeon
Tomble Whiteman

Great autumnal weather with colours to boot.

Thanks to everyone for the company. Figures were slightly down this weekend due to A run riders being spread around the country on varying cycling activities.

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Post by Yosser » 27 Oct 2015 04:51

First of all thanks to Pete, Helen and Pete C For leading the rides today.
Amelia had a slow **flat** today and when we got to Earlswood , there were no trains running. I thought about about just leaving a new club member stranded there- not a good idea so off to Wythall where I spotted trains to where Amelia wanted to go.
I hope she got home safely!

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Post by petemarshall » 27 Oct 2015 12:49

Yosser wrote:First of all thanks to Pete, Helen and Pete C For leading the rides today.
Amelia had a slow **flat** today and when we got to Earlswood , there were no trains running. I thought about about just leaving a new club member stranded there- not a good idea so off to Wythall where I spotted trains to where Amelia wanted to go.
I hope she got home safely!
For future refence Dorridge or Whitocks Ends are best bet for trains from that area on a Sunday both have regular Sunday service to Moor Street.

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Post by Dave Cox » 30 Oct 2015 06:30

Another ***flat from that lane when I went to get the bike out yesterday! At least it stayed up to get me home. I've switched to winter touring bike.

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