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Club Runs - 13th December

Posted: 06 Dec 2015 22:20
by Beacon RCC
A: Tewkesbury Coffee#1 - Phil Richards
B: Bewdley SVR - Nick Shenton
C: Meriden - Dave Cox

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 14:39
by Nicks_77
Put me down for the B Run - Destination to be decided

Posted: 07 Dec 2015 15:14
by CakeStop
:oops: Not the first time I've started a thread about "club rubs", no wonder so many turn up on a Sunday morning in eager anticipation. A quick rum wouldn't be a bad idea either when it gets colder.

Posted: 08 Dec 2015 16:51
by Nicks_77
This Sunday's B Run will be to SVR in Bewdley

Heading out via Wychbold & Stourport

Returning via Cookley & Belbroughton

Approximately 90km

Posted: 09 Dec 2015 17:11
by Philip Whiteman
I am intending to ride on Saturday. Given that I have led and I am a scheduled to lead a number of A runs, I will yield to another volunteer. Assuming nobody else puts their name forward, I shall take the A run to Tewkesbury via direct routes.

Posted: 09 Dec 2015 21:18
by WorcsPhil
I'll respond to your kind offer and volunteer to lead the A-run this Sunday and demonstrating a total lack of new imagination will suggest Tewkesbury as a venue.

This will be at Coffee#1 on the High street so bring a cafe lock if you have one. We're only a couple of weeks away from Christmas where excessive food and drink will be consumed so come along to this weeks' club runs and pedal away 2,000-3,000 calories in the fresh air rather than stare at your garage wall listening to popular beat combos

Posted: 11 Dec 2015 09:39
by WorcsPhil
This is the proposed route to Tewkesbury. It's fairly flat after Rose Hill, so still aim to back in Brum at the normal times...

If it's wet or I'm Billy No-mates, I'll divert to a nearer café.

Posted: 11 Dec 2015 12:44
by Dave Cox
I've picked up a few more details about Meriden - The Heart of England Cycling Club Carol Service will be held at 1300hrs at St Laurence Church, Meriden. The village hall will be open before the service at 1200hrs.

What I am planning to do is stop at Lavender Hall en route so people can fuel up and return from there if they wish. I think we might need lights on the way back as a precaution it was very murky yesterday by 2.30!

Posted: 11 Dec 2015 14:36
by Dave Cox
Latest on Meriden, mince pies in Village Hall from 11.30 service at 1.00 (it won't be a long one! My route goes right past Lavender Hall anyway so people can decide on the day where they want to stop.

Posted: 13 Dec 2015 15:25
by Nicks_77
It was quite a good turn out for such a wet, cold and generally miserable day.

Spirits remained high and Paul was his usual cheerful self.

Service at the SVR cafe was dire to say the least with staff having 2 speeds, slow & stop!

On today's "Miserable" B Run to Bewdley were:-

Nick "Shifter" Shenton (L)
Neil Orchard
George "New Boy" Lazenby
Matt "Croix De Fer" Clegg
Paul "Cheerful" Johnson
James "Broken Kneecaps" Tate
Vince Tenant
Robin "Gnasher" Kirkham

Minor apologies for misleading you into thinking it was a flat route. You should all know me by now!

Posted: 13 Dec 2015 15:49
by WorcsPhil
...and on a drizzly, mizzly sort of morning, the darkness of the day was only lifted by the chippiness of today's A-riders.

In an early pincer movement planned to perfection, we managed to jettison Matt Regan in textbook style (sorry about that, Matt) leaving these magnificent seven to make it to the cafe:

Phil Richards (leading)
Phil Whiteman
Ian Taylor
Keith Adcock-Taylor
Chris Ashford
Nic Vipond
Alistair Hey

...and at the cafe Lisa and Tomble.

Posted: 13 Dec 2015 16:34
by Dave Cox
C Run to Meriden - there is no such thing as bad weather just not enough polar standard clothing!

Thank you to the following Beaconites for accompanying me on this adventure and drowning out my singing!

Rob (barker) Parker alternative navigator through Bowl of Porridge
Helen (alto and shivering vibrato) Jameison
Andy (chorister) Wrightman - sweeper
Leonie (athlete) Balder

Also at the first cafe Hilary and John Porter

Dave (growler) Cox Leader and choir master

Posted: 13 Dec 2015 18:18
by Philip Whiteman
Many thanks to all and to our leader, Phil Richards. Tewkesbury at this time of year and in today's weather, felt along way away. At least we achieved something today in terms of a decent exercise.

Hopefully, Chris's boot patch held out until home.

B run to Bewdley

Posted: 13 Dec 2015 18:36
by neilo
Thankyou for leading today nic and for everyone else for the company, beautiful muddy conditions and microwaved scrambled eggs! But a great ride :-)

Posted: 13 Dec 2015 18:41
by IanT
Just adding my thanks to Phil for leading something of an epic club run today, combination of ambitious route and testing conditions made it a memorable one. Hope the knee loosened up with a bit of WD40 on it Phil!

Posted: 13 Dec 2015 20:02
by keith
Yes thanks Phil, a perfect route for a nice summers day

Posted: 13 Dec 2015 21:06
by Hels147
Thanks for leading Dave, and also the loan of your jacket in the church. It was my cold feet that did for me. Think I need some new shoe covers!