Club runs - 25th September

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Club runs - 25th September

Post by WorcsPhil » 19 Sep 2016 09:33

Congratulations to all those who gasped their way up Winwood Heath Road on Sunday...some impressive times to be sure, and it is great to have the National Hill Climb champion, Richard Bussell, competing a week or two before he defends the trophy. Good luck, Rich, from all at the Beacon!

Anyway, where were we after we were so rudely interrupted. The 2015/16 club run season ends this Sunday, then after a 2-day close season starts again the Sunday after. So come and toast this years winner, Paul Johnson, raise his arms aloft and give him a hug...a clear winner. To celebrate, the club run leaders will disperse to the following destinations.

A: Chipping Campden - Philip Whiteman (08:15 start) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16790994
B: Tewkesbury - Neil Orchard
C: Pershore - Colin Groves

Let's make it a high turn out this week.
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Post by Colin G » 19 Sep 2016 09:49

Pershore I reckon for the C Run this Sunday. Bring a café lock.

50 - 55 miles.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 19 Sep 2016 10:54

A RUN - 0815 start

Destination: Chipping Campden Coffee Shop, Sheep Street.

Distance: Approx 120km round trip.

Out via: Man in the Moon

Back via: Tardebigge.

Bring a cafe lock.

The cafe have been warned of our impending arrival and will be looking forward to the conclusion of our recent deliberations on our favourite topic of the written word, considering how the invention of writing made the scientific revolution of the Enlightenment possible. We will be examining influential documents, including the student notebooks of Sir Isaac Newton and how they influenced societal discourse during that period.
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Post by neilo » 19 Sep 2016 14:07

The B run to Tewkesbury is approximately 75 miles and as flat as flattish can be, cafe is coffee #1 so bring locks if you have them.
I've also made enquiries and Mr Johnson has kindly given permission for anyone to give him a big hug as long as they buy him one of the bostin 'tarte au citron' cakes!!! Risk it if you dare....

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Post by Andy Terry » 23 Sep 2016 19:51

neilo wrote:The B run to Tewkesbury is approximately 75 miles and as flat as flattish can be, cafe is coffee #1 so bring locks if you have them.
Going out through Tardebigge, by any chance, Neil?

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Post by neilo » 23 Sep 2016 22:34

Out via tutnall and down dusthouse lane andy.

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Post by Si_Walker » 24 Sep 2016 12:28

Is there a route for the B ride, no doubt I may drop off the back on the way home!
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Post by Andy Terry » 24 Sep 2016 14:21

neilo wrote:Out via tutnall and down dusthouse lane andy.
Even better. See you tomorrow.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 24 Sep 2016 15:29

Sorry but I have been experiencing some horrific back pain today and I feel that it would be unwise to cycle tomorrow. So I will have to declare DNS on leading the club run.

Here is the route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16790994

The destination: http://www.campdencoffeecompany.co.uk/ They are expecting us.

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Post by Serg » 24 Sep 2016 18:43

Hi everyone, can I join the ride C? Where and when the ride starts? Can I somehow watch the route? I'm new in Birmingham and that would be my first ride here :roll:

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 24 Sep 2016 18:53

Serg wrote:Hi everyone, can I join the ride C? Where and when the ride starts? Can I somehow watch the route? I'm new in Birmingham and that would be my first ride here :roll:
Hello Sergey

Hopefully the attached information will help. There is a link to a map. The C run leaves at 9.15 http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/club_runs/sunday/index.html

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Post by Serg » 24 Sep 2016 19:25

Philip Whiteman wrote: Hello Sergey

Hopefully the attached information will help. There is a link to a map. The C run leaves at 9.15 http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/club_runs/sunday/index.html
Hello Philip, thanks :)

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Post by WorcsPhil » 24 Sep 2016 19:34

I was definitely going to ride the A-ride so I'm happy to lead as Philip's first reserve unless someone pushes me off my bike at 08:14. Rain coming at 2pm so the 08:15 start should see everybody home well before then.

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Post by Colin G » 24 Sep 2016 21:08

Hi Sergey

I look forward to seeing you on the C run tomorrow. The route is fairly flat but there's the inevitable climb back into Birmingham on the return.

It'll be a sociable pace and we'll all stick together.

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Post by WorcsPhil » 25 Sep 2016 14:34

An excellent turnout on the 'Dr Whiteman Tribute A-ride' this morning.

Phil Richards (Leading)
Matt Regan
Ian Taylor
Keith Adcock
Chris Ashford
Nathan Cardon
Mark Roberts
Jose Binatti...and
George Barker, who met us at the café where a number of clues led us to conclude that Cigli Federico is his porn name.

A Brazilian, a Canadian, some Brummies and even someone from Newcastle....don't say we're not inclusive.

A strong group, with splendid road discipline. Thanks for all who rode and made it a very enjoyable day out despite the nagging wind.

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Post by Colin G » 25 Sep 2016 15:43

Large group today, incident free and very sociable...well I talked a lot anyway.

Colin Groves (L)
John Deeley
Pete Norman
Mike Preece
Graham Muth
Tom Muirhead
Graham Gamblin
David Cox
Cedric Gioan
Huan Dong
Laurie Derbyshire
Si Walker
Helen Jamieson
Dave Little
Sergey Fifsov
Dave Cole (met us at the Blackhorse for part of the outward leg)

Disaster averted in that the usual cafe was heaving with no seating and a passer by happened to mention there was an empty cafe further down the High Street in Bakers Arcade. Plenty of seating, somewhere to put the bikes where you can see them, good service and good food. Coffee & More...be worth adding it to the cafe list.

Thanks to Dave Cox for forming a groupette on the way back. Hope Sergey got back safely. Huan, we lost you right at the end...consensus was that you were riding strongly so had turned off.

Thanks all for your company.

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B run to tewkesbury

Post by neilo » 25 Sep 2016 15:46

blustery conditions but the rain held off apart from a short shower 10 miles from home, coffee #1 had no bacon or sausage baps left much to mr johnsons disgust! james bramwell made it to the café but had to get the train home (hope you got back ok)
B runners were- neil orchard (leading)
nic `Sharapova` shenton
james tate
tim Jarvis
andy wrightson
phil gameson
simon turner
paul `what no pig`johnson
james bramwell (to café)
alan weaver (first 30 miles)

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Post by George » 25 Sep 2016 15:49

Classic style, Phil. You just can't beat it.

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Post by Dave Cox » 25 Sep 2016 17:05

Thanks Colin for a great C ride avoiding most of the rain and producing a cafe by magic from an unpromising High St. It's Coffee and More in Bakers Arcade 07521399548. Sergey, Pete and I got back OK at an easy pace. Good to meet you Sergey and we hope you come out again soon.

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Post by Hels147 » 25 Sep 2016 17:07

Thanks for a good C run today Colin.

The cafe was sooooooo much better than coffee #1. It had great bacon sandwiches :lol:
If you’re all about the destination, take a f#€king flight!

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Post by laurence_cooley » 25 Sep 2016 17:11

Great to see James Bramwell's name again - I hope the reason for the train wasn't too serious.

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Post by neilo » 25 Sep 2016 17:34

He hasn't ridden much laurence so was struggling before we got to the cafe.

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Post by John D » 25 Sep 2016 17:48

Colin, many thanks for leading today, great job.
Good find with the cafe who managed to process the orders pretty quickly.
Thanks to Pete and Dave C for shepherding Segey home.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 25 Sep 2016 18:44

WorcsPhil wrote:An excellent turnout on the 'Dr Whiteman Tribute A-ride' this morning.
What did you think of the climb up Ilmington Hill? I have never actually ridden it before but it looked great on the map.

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Post by matthew » 25 Sep 2016 19:39

Philip Whiteman wrote:
WorcsPhil wrote:An excellent turnout on the 'Dr Whiteman Tribute A-ride' this morning.
What did you think of the climb up Ilmington Hill? I have never actually ridden it before but it looked great on the map.
Nice phill passed a though cyclist pushing up there.
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Post by Andy Terry » 25 Sep 2016 20:12

Philip Whiteman wrote:
WorcsPhil wrote:An excellent turnout on the 'Dr Whiteman Tribute A-ride' this morning.
What did you think of the climb up Ilmington Hill? I have never actually ridden it before but it looked great on the map.
It's known as Lark Stoke hill. I rode with Rich Greer and other BRATs today, also partly following your route. That hill is a real find. 2km average 8%.

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Post by GrahamGamblin » 26 Sep 2016 09:48

Thanks Colin for leading an enjoyable C ride, nice to be back on a club run after an extended absence. Coffee and More did really well given that we descended upon them without advance warning. Good day out all round.
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Post by Serg » 26 Sep 2016 13:38

Thanks to everyone it was great to join you guys in the ride C and special thank you to Pete and Dave. Though I've underestimated the ride C. You guys are really fast :) Also I've never ridden 120 km before yesterday so that's my personal record now 8)

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