A, B and C club runs July, August and September 2016

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A, B and C club runs July, August and September 2016

Post by WorcsPhil » 06 Jun 2016 09:22

It's summer in Olympic year, and what the London Olympics taught us was that there was a 385% increase in people volunteering to lead club runs in the few months before and afterwards, so I'm expecting the same from Rio. With the Tour de France and Olympic road races scheduled in this quarter, surely this will prick your interest and find yourself signing up to lead before you've even realised you've done it.

If you are able to lead a club run or two, please post the date and café destination below. Don't forget, first-time leaders are more than welcome.

Note: This purpose of this topic is compile the schedule of club runs. Discussion about individual rides, including rider lists, should be done in a separate thread - one for each Sunday.

03/07/2016 A: Draycote Water Reservoir - James Tate B: Worcester - Andy Terry C: Intro:
10/07/2016 A: B: 100 in 8 to Much Wenlock - Paul Johnson (08:16 start) C: Lavender Hall Fisheries - Huan Dong
17/07/2016 A: British Camp (Malvern) - Philip Whiteman (08:15 start) B: Upton - Nick Shenton C: Evesham - Dave Cox
24/07/2016 A: B: Draycote Water Park - James Tate (08:15 start) C: Destination tbc - Helen Jamieson
31/07/2016 A: Wyevale Garden Centre (Stratford) - Ian Simpson B: Cobhouse Fisheries - Paul Johnson C: Bewdley Dave Cole
07/08/2016 A: Toddington - Chris Ashford B: Alcester - George Barker C: Worcester Country Park - Pete Norman Intro: Earlswood - Pete Marshall
(Alternative B/C Club run to the Staffordshire and Cheshire Moorlands led by Nick Shenton)

14/08/2016 A: Great Comberton - Phil Richards B: Warwick - Andy Terry C: Alcester - Pete Norman)
21/08/2016 A: 100 faster than the B run - 'mystery tour' - Philip Whiteman (8.15 start) B: 100 in 8 to Market Bosworth - Paul Johnson (8:15 start) C: Charlecote - John Deeley
28/08/2016 A: Coalport YHA - Phil Richards. B: Albrighton - Nick Shenton C: Croome Park - Helen Jamieson
04/09/2016 A: Wyre Forest - Philip Whiteman B: Chipping Campden - Paul Johnson C: Akambas in Solihull - Carolyn Clegg Intro: Cutnall Green - Bob Green
11/09/2016 A: B: Alcester - Andy Deere. C: 100-in-whatever John Deeley
Also alternative Club Run in Staffordshire led by Nick Shenton (see separate post)
18/09/2016 Hill climb championships (Romsley)
25/09/2016 A: Chipping Campden - Philip Whiteman Dep 0815 B: Tewkesbury - Neil Orchard C: Destination TBC - Colin Groves


02/10/2016 A: B: C: Intro:
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Post by ballintrane » 06 Jun 2016 13:12

To continue the B run quest to collect local counties on 10/7 i will do 100 in 8 to Market Bosworth(Leicestershire) 8.14 am start :roll:

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Leading a Ride

Post by Si_Walker » 06 Jun 2016 21:15

I thought it might be worth explaining for potential new leaders what is involved in leading a ride.

1) decide on a destination then plan / use a previous route (from the resources page, Strava or ask other club member) for the ride
2) notify the chosen cafe a few days before the ride that a group will be arriving and tell them the approx number of rider (guess) and estimated time of arrival. There is a list of cafes on the resources page).
3) take a note of the names of riders, preferably at the start, but certainly at the cafe and then post the names on the Message Board at the end of the ride. This is important for insurance purposes.

Leading the ride is not much different from participating in a normal ride, just maintain a steady pace, try to keep the group together and don't leave anyone behind. If you are unsure, ask an experienced rider to support you.

If you are a regular Beacon rider and haven't lead for a while or never before, please step up to do your share of leading rather than leaving it to the regular volunteers.

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Post by jdtate101 » 06 Jun 2016 22:47

3rd July..I'll take the A run to Draycote Water Reservoir. 131km 1200m

http://www.strava.com/routes/5285109

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Re: Leading a Ride

Post by petemarshall » 06 Jun 2016 23:21

Si_Walker wrote: 2) notify the chosen cafe a few days before the ride that a group will be arriving and tell them the approx number of rider (guess) and estimated time of arrival. There is a list of cafes on the resources page).


Thanks.
Just to add that it isn't always necessary or even possible to book cafes in advance. This can be particular useful when you can't be sure of numbers, weather etc. But don't just turn up at a cafe on spec, book in advance unless you know there isn't a problem.
These are a couple cafes I know and use where there is no need to book in advance.

The SVR cafe Bewdley. (you need to check that trains are running on website as its closed when they aren't)

Halfpenny Green Airport Cafe.

My other regular cafes, Arley arboretum, Kinver Edge etc. like a phone call or text on the morning with approximate numbers, although I can't say it makes much difference to the speed of service.
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Post by Philip Whiteman » 07 Jun 2016 08:28

In addition to Pete's comment:

Advance notice is not necessary for Evesham, Croome Park, Worcester Country Park, Coffee#1, Churchfields, Toddington GWSR Station, Wyre Forest, Burford (Tenbury), British Camp, Broadway Tower, Cobhouse, Bridgnorth SVR Station and Wellesbourne Airfield.

Advance notice is useful for Rays Farm, Cleobury Cafe, Bromyard, Alcester, Upton Secret Mess and Comberton Golf Course. There are probably others too that require advance warning.
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Post by Nicks_77 » 07 Jun 2016 08:55

Put me down for the B Run on the 17th July - Destination TBA

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Post by George » 08 Jun 2016 17:40

I'll lead a B run on 7 August.

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Post by ballintrane » 13 Jun 2016 20:12

I am now going to move the B run 100 in 8 to Market Bosworth to 28/8 and now the B run 100 in 8 on 10/7 will be to Much Wenlock(by popular demand)should be a good training ride for the kiddie killer both starting at 8.14 AM. :wink:

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Post by Andy Terry » 26 Jun 2016 20:03

I'll do a B run on 14th August to Warwick.
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Post by hd264 » 03 Jul 2016 16:53

I'll take the C run to Lavender Hall Fishery next Sunday 10th July.
It's my first time leading....

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Post by jdtate101 » 04 Jul 2016 15:31

Another new location...4th Sept I'll lead the B run to Brewood. Route Here:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14869059

Cafe is:

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restauran ... gland.html

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Post by Nicks_77 » 09 Jul 2016 11:44

Alternative Club Ride - North Staffs & Cheshire

I've not arranged one of these for a while so thought it's about time.

Looking at early August to do the ride with a preliminary date of the 7th.

No firm route decided as yet but expect climbs such as the Col Du Cat & Fiddle, Col Du Gunn Hill and possibly Col Du Mow Cop to be included.

Distance will be approx 60-80 miles

The ride will be expected to be at the lower end B Run pace to enable some of the recent C runners who have moved up to a B, to enjoy the ride. No one will be dropped and it is intended to be a social ride.

Further details to follow

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Post by Nicks_77 » 09 Jul 2016 11:45

The B Ride on the 17th of July will be to Upton On Severn

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 09 Jul 2016 12:04

I'll take the A run on the 17th July.

Departing 08.15 for British Camp. Out via Himbleton. Return via Martley.

130-140km
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Post by Ian » 10 Jul 2016 22:01

Phil, put me down for an A run on 31st July, not led a ride so thought it was about time. New destination, Wyevale Garden Centre, Black Hill near Stratford Upon Avon, 60 miles BH to BH. Checked out today looks okay. Couple of short stints on main roads but has potential for alternatives routes in the future. Bike locks will be required.

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Post by John D » 17 Jul 2016 20:58

We've not had the pleasure of Steve Smiths company as much this year meaning that his popular c run/century in as long as it takes ride has not been on the calendar.
So if I'm not treading on Steves shoes, I'd be happy to lead a ride on the 11th September very much in the spirit of Steves previous runs (probably using a similar if not the same route) which is perfect for anyone who has not ridden a century before.
As ever, if anyone wishes to lead a "within usual guidelines" c run on that date, feel free.

In time honoured tradition, we shall have an early start, 8-15, but more importantly, finish off with a celebratory beverage at the Coach and Horses, Weatheroak Hill.

Hope to have a good turnout

JD

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Post by ballintrane » 19 Jul 2016 20:46

I'll take the B run on 31/7 to Coalport.

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Post by Andy_Craddock » 19 Jul 2016 21:07

ballintrane wrote:I'll take the B run on 31/7 to Coalport.
Is that flat and ok for Pink bikes to partake?

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Post by ballintrane » 19 Jul 2016 21:15

Andy_Craddock wrote:
Is that flat and ok for Pink bikes to partake?
Pretty flat and you know my feelings about that bike. :cry:

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Post by ballintrane » 22 Jul 2016 14:51

I'm going to change my B run on the 31/7 to Cobhouse Fisheries.

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Post by Colin G » 25 Jul 2016 12:52

I'll do the C Run on 25th September. Destination TBC.

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Post by ballintrane » 26 Jul 2016 08:07

I think i'm going to move my 100 in 8 'B' run to Market Bosworth from the 28/8 to 21/8 still 8.15am departure.

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Post by Nicks_77 » 27 Jul 2016 14:07

Phil R - Could you add my alternative ride to the 7th August line up?

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 27 Jul 2016 14:21

I can do the A run on 21st August. Destination tbc.
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C Ride 7 August

Post by PeteNorman » 05 Aug 2016 14:31

Hi Phil

I will lead to Worcester Country Park on Sunday

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Post by Nicks_77 » 08 Aug 2016 08:56

Put me down to lead the B on 28th August - Destination is Spiders Web, Albrighton

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Post by jdtate101 » 08 Aug 2016 21:39

I'm going to have to bail on the B run for the 4th Sept....Just realised I've double booked myself for this B run and the Club 25 TT Champs...so obviously I can't do both. I'd like to do the TT, so if anyone can volunteer to take the B that day, that would be great. You can either choose you own destination or go to Brewood via this route I had planned:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14869059

Cafe is the Lazy Days Cafe:

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restauran ... gland.html

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 09 Aug 2016 11:51

Philip Whiteman wrote:I can do the A run on 21st August. Destination tbc.

"100 in a Quicker Time Than the B Run Magical Mystery A Run"
. Please pardon the snappy title.

This magical mystery tour will take riders along roads never previously used on a club run. Self inquiry should lead you to ask, "why is it magical"? The answer is obvious, all hills on this route exist as an illusion to the eyes and don't exist in reality.

What I can reveal....



There is only one single horrible climb as we take a 'cut through the chase' , the meaning of which will become apparent. Generally speaking the route is a roller coaster. Some of the lanes are potholed and require some care. The return portion will be flatter and familiar to riders. The estimated climb is 1543m overall, so not excessive.

Overall estimated time: 7h15m - 7h45m
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Post by carolyn » 09 Aug 2016 12:39

I'll attempt my first ride leading. 4th Sept I'll take the C's, destination to be confirmed 🙈🚲👊

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A Ride 14th Aug

Post by AdeR » 14 Aug 2016 19:19

Grat ride thansk :-)
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C ride 4th September

Post by carolyn » 25 Aug 2016 08:41

I'll be taking the C gang to Akambas 4th Sept http://www.akamba.co.uk/

50 miles and a little on the lumpy side but with a nice flat bit in the middle :-D
I'll post the route when I've worked out how to link it on here

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Post by ballintrane » 27 Aug 2016 13:47

I'll take the B run on 4/9 to Chipping Campden.

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Post by neilo » 07 Sep 2016 20:54

I'll lead the B run on 25/9, destination to be decided nearer the time.

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Post by neilo » 14 Sep 2016 22:28

Destination will be Tewkesbury.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 15 Sep 2016 16:30

I can lead the A run on the 25th September. Destination: Chipping Campden

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