Club runs - 29th May

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Club runs - 29th May

Post by WorcsPhil » 23 May 2016 09:28

Some numbers...there were 65 posts to last week's club run post (a new record), and there were 45 riders out this weekend for the three rides, yet there were only 4 new posts volunteering to lead a ride. I repeat that if we can get new leaders offering different sorts of rides, we will have a vibrant club run scene with something for everyone most weeks...so take a leaf out of Jess's book and volunteer to lead by posting to this thread below, and the July-Sept thread that will appear next week.
http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/message_boa ... php?t=7612

Anyway, it was a tremendous turn out at the weekend, especially on Paul's B-run, and my offer stands...any photographic evidence of someone hugging Mr Johnson wins a crème egg from the club run sec.

This week, it is the date for the Beacon's Brecon Extraordinary 300km club run, and any last minute changes, please let Philip Whiteman know, however, alternative club runs of a more traditional distance are encouraged...current arrangements below.

A: Warwick - Laurence Cooley
B: Wyre Forest Cafe - Phil Gameson
C: Arley - Andy Terry

Beacon's Brecon Extraordinary 300km Club run
A: Monstrous distance outside guidelines - Philip Whiteman
B: Monstrous distance outside guidelines - Paul Johnson
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Post by Downward » 23 May 2016 21:31

What time does the C run start and how long generally are they time wise ?

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Post by Andy Terry » 23 May 2016 22:45

Downward wrote:What time does the C run start and how long generally are they time wise ?
The C run this week will start at 9.15 from the Black Horse and we should be back by 2pm.

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Post by VeloVert » 25 May 2016 07:10

I'd be very happy to lead a C run a little later in the year, but as anyone who's seen my recent Strava tracks can attest, I may need to do some work on my routes and the planning thereof!! I saw that there was talk of a club run database being setup with GPX or plain old written routes, armed with a few of them I'd be happy to lead.

Only been on a couple myself in the last 25 years or so though, so I'd rather get back into the swing of it first.

And I'll be there on Sunday Andy, thanks for volunteering to lead this weeks run.

Will it be within the guidelines? 😜

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Post by laurence_cooley » 25 May 2016 08:03

VeloVert wrote:I'd be very happy to lead a C run a little later in the year, but as anyone who's seen my recent Strava tracks can attest, I may need to do some work on my routes and the planning thereof!! I saw that there was talk of a club run database being setup with GPX or plain old written routes, armed with a few of them I'd be happy to lead.
There's a couple of pages of routes here: http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/message_boa ... php?t=5342. Some of the links are broken now, but many of them still work.

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Post by PhilG » 27 May 2016 16:16

I am willing to lead the B run.

I don't think the B run has been to Wyre Forest Visitor Centre for a while.

The route (about 55 miles) is pretty hilly on the way out, less so on the way back. There is one section of poor road, but taken steadily should be OK for all - and it comes just before the steepest climb of the day.

The route will be http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Be ... yre-Forest or something pretty similar. [The plotted route has an unnecessary trip along the dual carriageway and back between Day House Bank and Belbroughton.]

I am guessing that there won't be huge numbers turning up at 9:15 due to the 300Km event. If there are only a few people then I am willing to lead anywhere else that I have route for (in particular Warwick, Charlecote and Croome Park) if everyone wants a flatter route.
Phil Gameson

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Post by Andy Terry » 27 May 2016 19:23

Weather forecast looks good and this week's C run will be a nice steady Bank Holiday weekend style 75km to Arley Arboretum. Quite hilly though - going out via Romsley, Clent, Kinver, and the other Romsley, returning through Shatterford and Wolverley.

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Post by dicvic » 28 May 2016 15:19

HI Andy
Will you be going out via Dayhouse Bank ?
Thanks
Richard

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Post by Andy Terry » 28 May 2016 17:17

dicvic wrote:HI Andy
Will you be going out via Dayhouse Bank ?
Thanks
Richard
Sort of ... turning right on Dayhouse Bank into Putney Lane towards Romsley

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Post by petemarshall » 28 May 2016 18:10

Andy, you going to the Arboretum or Post Office café in Arley?
I hope to see you there.

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Post by Andy Terry » 28 May 2016 18:11

Andy Terry wrote:Weather forecast looks good and this week's C run will be a nice steady Bank Holiday weekend style 75km to Arley Arboretum. Quite hilly though - going out via Romsley, Clent, Kinver, and the other Romsley, returning through Shatterford and Wolverley.

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Post by petemarshall » 28 May 2016 18:22

Andy Terry wrote:
Andy Terry wrote:Weather forecast looks good and this week's C run will be a nice steady Bank Holiday weekend style 75km to Arley Arboretum. Quite hilly though - going out via Romsley, Clent, Kinver, and the other Romsley, returning through Shatterford and Wolverley.
You don't really expect me to look back a whole three posts do you :oops: :roll:

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Post by laurence_cooley » 29 May 2016 13:37

An understandably small turnout at the Black Horse for the standard club runs today with most of the regulars otherwise engaged, so we decided to combine the A and the B runs for the outbound trip to Warwick, splitting into A and B pace groups for the ride home. Thanks for the company to:

Laurence Cooley (L)
Phil Gameson (L)
Alan Weaver
Ian Simpson
Chris Thompson

Meeting us at the café:
Wally Lowe
Sue Pemberton

The A route was 88 km, completed at around 27 km/h. Nice weather for it, save for the wind, and back in time for the final stage of the Giro...which is currently being played on a clay court in Paris, it seems.

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Post by Andy Terry » 29 May 2016 16:42

13 out on the 'C' run today:

Andy Terry (L)
David Little
Dave Cox
Richard Kent
Huan Dong
John Deeley
Dennis Snape
Jason Green
Mark Russell
Henry Witkowski
Cedric Gioan
Carolyn Clegg
David Stephenson

Pete Marshall met us at the cafe

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Post by Dave Cox » 29 May 2016 23:15

Thanks Andy great run and super route out to Arley

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Post by carolyn » 30 May 2016 03:58

Thanks for hosting the c ride, lovely day out x

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Post by John D » 30 May 2016 05:50

Andy, well paced, great route, cheap beans on toast...perfect, cheers

John

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Post by Macco » 31 May 2016 20:37

Thanks Andy for a great trip to Arley.

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Post by VeloVert » 01 Jun 2016 12:46

Yeah, thanks Andy, thoroughly enjoyed the route, just right for my level, tough without being sadistic!!

Cheers
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Post by Downward » 01 Jun 2016 21:51

Andy Terry wrote:13 out on the 'C' run today:

Andy Terry (L)
David Little
Dave Cox
Richard Kent
Huan Dong
John Deeley
Dennis Snape
Jason Green
Mark Russell
Henry Witkowski
Cedric Gioan
Carolyn Clegg
David Stephenson

Pete Marshall met us at the cafe
And me

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Post by Andy Terry » 01 Jun 2016 23:32

Sorry Ian, you weren't listed in my little black book

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