Club runs - 7th February

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Club runs - 7th February

Post by WorcsPhil » 01 Feb 2016 08:40

Obviously the wet start to Sunday meant that some riders decided on a duvet day, but there was a healthy turnout of 28 riders (19 on the two-café C-ride) across the three rides nonetheless. This weeks club runs are:

A: Charlecote GC - Ian Taylor
B: Kenilworth - Colin Groves
C: Lavender Hall Fisheries - Steve Smith

Intro Ride: Gary Macintosh as Leader, John Deeley in support

Gary, please take a quick glance at the new guidelines for Intro rides here
http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/message_boa ... php?t=7537
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Post by Dave Cox » 01 Feb 2016 11:11

Phil I reckon we had 28 riders out on Sunday - not a bad turn out very impressed with the guys who got to Chipping Camden a favourite summer ride for me!

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Post by WorcsPhil » 01 Feb 2016 11:25

quite right, Dave - I missed the C-riders were split into two cafes!...and I call myself a statto - I will offer my resignation immediately :)

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Post by Colin G » 01 Feb 2016 13:27

Sundays B run to Kenilworth will be around 58 miles and not particularly hilly.

I don't have many miles in my legs so far this year so the pace will probably sit towards the lower end of the B run guidelines. This might be a good opportunity for any confident C runners who want to try a B run to tag along.

I intend to go to Escape Café. If we're a big group it's worth having another Café up our sleeve to decant into if anyone can recommend one?

Bike locks are probably a good idea.

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Post by ballintrane » 01 Feb 2016 13:31

Colin G wrote:

I intend to go to Escape Café. If we're a big group it's worth having another Café up our sleeve to decant into if anyone can recommend one?

Bike locks are probably a good idea.
Colin we normally go to the Cherry tree cafe if this helps.

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Post by George » 01 Feb 2016 13:34

ballintrane wrote: Colin we normally go to the Cherry tree cafe if this helps.
Whereabouts is that?

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Post by Colin G » 01 Feb 2016 13:40

Thanks Paul, got it. We can do Cherry Tree. Do you normally ring ahead?

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Post by ballintrane » 01 Feb 2016 13:42

No i don't.

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Post by ballintrane » 01 Feb 2016 13:48

George wrote:
ballintrane wrote: Colin we normally go to the Cherry tree cafe if this helps.
Whereabouts is that?
https://goo.gl/maps/3etL2Cm1C6S2

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Post by John D » 01 Feb 2016 14:29

Intro Ride: Gary Macintosh as Leader, support volunteer required.


Gary, i need to be back home a bit earlier than normal on Sunday so happy to support if still required

JD

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Post by George » 01 Feb 2016 15:09

ballintrane wrote:
George wrote:
ballintrane wrote: Colin we normally go to the Cherry tree cafe if this helps.
Whereabouts is that?
https://goo.gl/maps/3etL2Cm1C6S2
Thanks!

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Post by Andy_Craddock » 01 Feb 2016 22:15

hmm, are I may venture out Sunday as I do quite like Kenilworth as its not too hilly. I may even crack out the pink beast :)

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Post by dweben » 02 Feb 2016 18:08

... and also your bike, Andy?

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Post by Andy_Craddock » 02 Feb 2016 19:25

dweben wrote:... and also your bike, Andy?
haha

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Post by Andy_Craddock » 02 Feb 2016 22:26

Colin, have you got a route that you will be taking?

If no link just a rough one will do where you will be passing. Cheers

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Post by Colin G » 03 Feb 2016 09:22

Andy - it'll be out via Branson's Cross, Ullenhall, Little Alne, Norton Lindsey and we'll scoot into Kenilworth past Hatton.

The shorter return leg will be via Baddesley Clinton, Hockley Heath and Earlswood.

Hope that helps.

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Post by J. Stevens » 04 Feb 2016 21:55

I fancy a crack at a B run, be gentle with me though.

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Post by Colin G » 05 Feb 2016 11:28

Jordan - you'll probably surprise yourself. 14 - 15 mph average is fairly easily achievable in a group on a flatter route, although the wind might slow us down a bit.

Might be an idea for anyone who hasn't been on a B run before to make themselves known to me at the Blackhorse so as a group we can keep an eye on them.

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Post by NeilL » 05 Feb 2016 15:24

I'm 50/50 for this weekend but if I can make it I'll also have a cracking on the B run.

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Post by IanT » 05 Feb 2016 21:05

If no-one else steps forward, I'll take the A run to Charlecote GC.

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Post by dweben » 06 Feb 2016 17:19

You doing a silly 70m detour route Ian or direct ?

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Post by IanT » 06 Feb 2016 18:13

Usual route out via Stratford, Loxley etc, return usual shorter route via Hampton Lucy. Around 60 miles in total I think.

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Post by DaleF » 06 Feb 2016 23:07

Not been out with you lot for a few weeks! :shock:

Think I'll jump onto the B wagon to spice it up.

Edit

Got called out for work instead... safe riding.

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Post by CakeStop » 07 Feb 2016 14:06

On the C run to Lavender Hall were:

Steve Smith
Neil Evanson
Ryan Evanson
David Little
Rob Parker
Pete Marshall (joined us at the cafe)
Eat cake before you're hungry

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Post by IanT » 07 Feb 2016 14:55

Splashing around on today's mechanically eventful A run were:

Ian Taylor (L)
Matt Clegg
Jessica Rhodes-Jones
Alastair Hay
Steve Philpott

Thanks to all for excellent company and an enjoyable ride.

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Post by Colin G » 07 Feb 2016 16:30

Large group - today's B run attendees:

Colin Groves (L)
Fenella Brown
Kevin Frobisher
Nick Shenton
Neil Orchard
Vince Tenant
Paul Johnson
Andy Craddock
Rob Wade
Ewan (Hamsnett)?
Claire Fudge
Jordan Steven
Phil Gameson
Paul Robinson
Andy Wrightson
Paul Knox
Neil Lynch
Chris Thompson

2 flats but no issues besides considering it was more cyclocross than anything else. Cafe was ok, we all fitted in nicely and considering there were so many of us the service wasn't that bad - albeit for a couple of hiccups.

Well done to the B run first timers. I made the average 14.4mph although the floods hampered progess.

Thanks all for your company today.

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Post by John D » 07 Feb 2016 16:38

On today's intro. Ride were
Gary Mackintosh (lead)
John Deeley (s)
Sue Roberts (second intro.outing)
Andy Nott
Mark McConkey

A very busy Stables cafe but good food as ever.

Regretfully Sue had an unscheduled dismount just after Seafield Lane resulting in some damaged clothing and a very sore thumb making gear shifting increasingly difficult. Thanks to Gary and Michelle for sorting a lift home from the cafe for Sue (any excuse for a second bacon sandwich Gary!!).

Sue, glad you got back on the bike and made it to the cafe, hope you're ok and hope to see you again.

As per the revised guidelines, I have Sues email address, who should this be forwarded to?

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Post by Si_Walker » 07 Feb 2016 18:43

Its great to see some C riders moving up to the B ride!
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Post by mouthonastick » 07 Feb 2016 20:48

Thanks to Colin and all the folks on todays B (for Biathlon - cycling and swimming) run to to Kenilworth. First 100km ride for me!

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Post by Dave Cox » 10 Feb 2016 11:18

John I have Sue's email address anyway and will be in touch with her. Thanks for recording it. For new riders I just keep their details in a notebook unless they start coming regularly. But by all means send them to me and I'll keep a note.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 10 Feb 2016 11:33

Looks like ice again :(

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