Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May

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Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May

Post by Philip Whiteman » 30 Jan 2017 15:41

BEACON’S BRECONS 300 CLUB RUN: Sunday 28th May

A repeat of last year's extraordinary club run that attracted 27 members across two groups. So here it is back by popular demand.

The route will be a little over 300km in length following an undulating but not unnecessarily hilly route along quiet B and A roads with some lanes. The route heads out through Tenbury, Leominster / Hay on Wye for a cafe stop - Tal-y-bont - Abergavenny - Monmouth for a cafe stop - Newent - Upton for a shop stop - Crowle and home. Overall, it is not too testing in terms of hills. The only challenging sections come after Tenbury and just before Monmouth.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13209182

If you are willing to lead the second group, please let me know. GPX files will be provided.

As with last year, the ride is exclusive to fully paid up members of the Beacon. Last year, we had a number of non-members seeking to participate but it would have made the ride unwieldy.

Please let me know if you are interested in order that we can gauge the number of groups and leaders required
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Post by WorcsPhil » 30 Jan 2017 16:53

Count me in, Phil. Looking forward to a hot, balmy day - aren't bank holidays always like that...

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Post by neilo » 30 Jan 2017 19:32

I'm in please, thanks for organising.

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Post by ballintrane » 30 Jan 2017 20:07

Even with Neil's presence count me in. :lol:

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Post by George » 30 Jan 2017 20:17

I'd like to do the same as last year: start and finish at home and ride 200km-ish with the group.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 30 Jan 2017 20:37

Coleslaw for the man sleeping at the table please.
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Post by NeilL » 30 Jan 2017 21:30

I'm in pending a late fitness check. Paul, unfortunately this means there may be 2 Neils present :D

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Post by Nicks_77 » 31 Jan 2017 10:31

I'm in again to put myself through a long torturous day with Paul.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 31 Jan 2017 10:55

Here is the list of interested parties to date:

(ps please remember to renew your subs http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/message_boa ... php?t=8089 )

Andy Wrightson
Beast of Ankerdine
Phil Richards
Neil Orchard
Robert Wade
Paul Johnson
Adam Green
Nick Shenton
James Tate
Philip Whiteman
Carolyn Clegg
Alistair Hey
Lazenby George
Johnny Mursa
Barry Fight
Alan Weaver
Ryän Evanson
Barry Evans
Andy Deere
Charles White
Christopher Ashford
Mark Connell
Neil Lynch
Robert Mugabe
Craig Walmsley
Gary King
Ben Walmsley
Toby Draper
Vince Tennant
George Lazenby
Cedric Goan
Glyn Marston
Phil Field
Leonie Balter
Lee Dowling
Simon Woodward

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Post by craig » 06 Feb 2017 20:27

HI Phil
Could you please put Craig and Ben down on your list
Thanks

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Post by GaryK » 07 Feb 2017 19:56

Can you put me down as a possible please Phil
Great ride last year and the memory has almost faded enough to convince myself I should do it again.
Nothing compares with the simple pleasure of a bike ride!

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Post by Andy W » 12 Feb 2017 19:04

Come on vince u say ur doing it but still not seen ur name on the list

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Post by toby » 12 Feb 2017 20:36

I'm definitely a maybe for this again. And planning a second 300km ride the following Friday.

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Post by George » 13 Feb 2017 11:27

toby wrote:I'm definitely a maybe for this again.
On the other hand, you may be a definite.

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Post by toby » 13 Feb 2017 14:39

George wrote:
toby wrote:I'm definitely a maybe for this again.
On the other hand, you may be a definite.
I might be George :wink:

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 21 Feb 2017 19:25

List updated above.

Incidentally, Paul Johnson is planning an extra long club run of 200km around the end of April as prep for the Beacon's Brecons.
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Post by Philmondo » 21 Feb 2017 23:08

Phil, on the assumption that I can progress my (presently questionable) fitness sufficiently over the coming weeks, please add my name to this list.
I can gather all the news I need on the weather report.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 22 Feb 2017 08:20

Philmondo wrote:Phil, on the assumption that I can progress my (presently questionable) fitness sufficiently over the coming weeks, please add my name to this list.
Goodo Phil. Something forward for you [not] to look forward to. As for questionable fitness, I shall join the metaphorical club.
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Post by Lee D » 24 Feb 2017 12:30

Great ride last year, count me in again please
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Post by Philip Whiteman » 27 Mar 2017 15:40

The clock is ticking towards the end of May.

If you have not yet signed-up, then it is not too late. But do not leave your mile-eating training too late.
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Post by Philip Whiteman » 26 Apr 2017 13:49

Dear All

Beacon’s Brecons 300km Club Run

In a month’s time, we will be holding a repeat of the Beacon’s Brecons 300km club run on 28th May. Thank you for expressing an interest in joining this club. So down to business, the purpose of this e-mail is to ask whether you are still interested in order that we can gauge numbers and to provide details on the actual ride.

The route:

Is almost the same as last year’s minus some improvements between Talgarth and Tal-y-bont, and; White Ladies and Droitwich. Details can be found here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13209182

The Cafes

If everyone turns out for the run, more than one group will be necessary and each will probably need to use cafes on route. Here are some suggested stops for each group to choose:
1. Leominster or Hay-on-Wye cafes

2. Tal-y-bont for the shop

3. Monmouth for cafes

4. Upton for the Coop shop stop


Departure Time

Same as last year. 0600 from the Black Horse, Northfield. The anticipated ride time is between 12-14 hours depending upon riders and weather conditions. Faster if warmer.

Absence


Despite organising the event, I will not be riding. On the day of the Beacon’s Brecon, I stupidly double booked myself for some online tuition work with students to cover the absence of a colleague. Phil Richards will be there on the day to help sort out any issues. As most of us are experienced club run riders, ‘leaders’ will not really be necessary. Just sort your groups out in the morning. Whilst not there physically; I will be with you in spirit.

Potential riders so far:

....sorry paid up-Beacon RCC members only

Andy Wrightson
Phil Richards
Neil Orchard
Robert Wade
Paul Johnson
Adam Green
Nick Shenton
James Tate
Carolyn Clegg
Alistair Hey
Johnny Mursa
Barry Fight
Ryän Evanson
Barry Evans
Charles White
Christopher Ashford
Mark Connell
Neil Lynch
Craig Walmsley
Gary King
Ben Walmsley
Vince Tennant
George Lazenby
Cedric Goan
Phil Field
Leonie Balter
Lee Dowling
Simon Woodward
Joe Warwood
Alex Hill

Any queries, please let me know.

Regards

Philip Whiteman
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Post by deero83 » 04 May 2017 12:43

Phil

Given my lack of distance riding this year, please could you remove me from the list.

Thanks

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Post by slogfester » 17 May 2017 09:22

I'm out. Neither the legs or the time, unfortunately.
Enjoy.
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Post by Yosser » 19 May 2017 11:43

Intending to ride the Masters National track champs next month, (flying 200 metres etc). Will this be a good sharpener for me?

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Re: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May

Post by Philip Whiteman » 22 May 2017 09:46

Looks like rain.





............not really. Sunny weather with a light westerly wind. Temperatures will be slightly warmer than last year so hydration whilst riding is essential. There are no carriageway closures indicated on roadworks.org

The route has been amended slightly to reflect some road alterations in Gilwern. The edited version can be found here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17716037

Have a good day all.
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Post by Alex Hill » 22 May 2017 17:27

Really looking forward to this, although as my first Beacon club run I haven't exactly chosen an easy one to join in on!

I've already mentioned this to Phil, but as I live in Cleobury Mortimer, I'll meet the group in Great Witley as you all come through. I'll be there early to make sure I don't miss you all!

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Post by WorcsPhil » 23 May 2017 10:59

A couple of points about this Sunday's 300kms ride, where the weather looks as if it will behave and be nice for us. First, it's highly likely we will split into two groups, so not all of you will be able to ride with Paul Johnson, aka Mr Popular, brace yourselves for that disappointment if you don't.

Secondly, to help you decide your eating and drinking strategy, we propose the following 4 stops:
1. Leominster at 70kms (section = 44 miles)
2. Talybont at 136kms (section = 41 miles)
3. Monmouth at 185kms (section = 31 miles - hilly section)
4. Upton at 245kms (section = 37 miles)
5. Finish at 304kms (section = 37 miles)

Total = 304kms or 190miles

Late night laps of your local chip shop to make it 200miles is optional!

Please plan your bidons and back pocket food appropriately for the above plan.

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Post by AlanW » 23 May 2017 12:39

Due to some rather pi55 poor planning on my part, but I have also entered a Mark Rigby 215km audax the day before as I thought this ride was next weekend.... :oops: So the burning question is, do you think that MrsW would tolerate me doing both?
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Post by laurence_cooley » 23 May 2017 14:52

AlanW wrote:
23 May 2017 12:39
So the burning question is, do you think that MrsW would tolerate me doing both?
Most people would be wondering if their legs would tolerate a 500 km weekend, but not Alan...

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 23 May 2017 16:31

AlanW wrote:
23 May 2017 12:39
Due to some rather pi55 poor planning on my part, but I have also entered a Mark Rigby 215km audax the day before as I thought this ride was next weekend.... :oops: So the burning question is, do you think that MrsW would tolerate me doing both?
Having ridden both the routes, I would say that they are on a par in terms of effort. Asides from Leysters and the Rockfield Road out of Abergavenny, the 300 is a moderate route with the main route presenting itself in the form of distance rather than ascent. Phil Richards and I rode the 200 last January and found that demanding for the opposite reason (what do you say Phil?). Personally speaking, I would not wish to ride both on consecutive days and given that it would be an early start on Sunday, will you have recovered sufficiently from Saturday?

If it helps your choice, the route for Sam Weller's April Foolery is the same as Castles, Kings and Priests which is scheduled for December, meaning that you will have another chance later this year http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/17-395/
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Post by Lee D » 24 May 2017 20:45

Really sorry but I'm unable to ride this Sundays 300km due to a injury knee. Gutted at last years ride was really enjoyable.

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Post by martin mc » 24 May 2017 23:06

Hi. If there are any places available as a result of riders withdrawing could I join? I realize it's very late & won't be offended if answer is NO.
Thanks, Martin.

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Post by CakeStop » 24 May 2017 23:56

I wouldn't have thought it should be a problem Martin given there are more than one non-members on the list.
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Post by WorcsPhil » 25 May 2017 00:37

Yes, come along Martin, you'll be very welcome. We're aware of a few people on the list not being able to make it, so Any last-minute 'yes's' are free to come along

Weather doesn't look so hot now compared to the forecast earlier in the week, but should be ok for most of the day.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 25 May 2017 08:03

CakeStop wrote:
24 May 2017 23:56
I wouldn't have thought it should be a problem Martin given there are more than one non-members on the list.
Can I remind all rider that they MUST be paid-up members of the Beacon. If you are not a member then please join at http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/joining/index.html
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Post by AlanW » 26 May 2017 12:30

Other than the fact I had double booked myself, I now have to go to work on Sunday down at Paignton, so thats me also out. Have a great day everyone
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Post by Philmondo » 27 May 2017 21:13

I'll not be riding due to lack of miles. Have a great ride all!
I can gather all the news I need on the weather report.

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Post by Simon Woodward » 28 May 2017 19:36

Thanks to everyone that waited for me at Monmouth. Unfortunately I was unable to find the cafe. I'm still plodding along. <@> glad I brought the lights, I'll need them.
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Post by toby » 28 May 2017 22:08

I can see the Strava activities getting uploaded now. Do I need to post a comment for one or two of them to turn round and form a search party?

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Post by Alberto Recchioni » 28 May 2017 23:00

A huge thank to all the beacys that took part in this incredible ride!
It was the first time that I ride such distance.
I probably need an ass transplant but it deserved
!

Next time I will try to dress my self less than today (of course with Beacon jersey).

Last but not least I wish you a fantastic DING DING bell Monday and a lot of MAMMA MIA!

Big hugs beacys!

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Post by Simon Woodward » 28 May 2017 23:05

I'm back. Enjoying a pint in the Black Horse
17 hours. Is that a club record?

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Post by WorcsPhil » 28 May 2017 23:30

Great stuff, Simon - glad you made it back ok...you didn't miss anything at Monmouth, except an 80min cafe stop and a 60min wait for a ham sandwich, only to be told that they'd run out of ham.

Alberto, you're a star...it was a joy to hear the intelligent use of your bell, but can I please implore you never to lend it to Paul Johnson - he'd use it like a demonic shepherd frog-marching his herd.

A fab day out with the Beacons today - thanks to all!

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Post by Alex Hill » 29 May 2017 10:29

Thanks for a great day out guys, it really was an awesome day and first Club Run for me!

I managed to get absolutely soaked through with 20 miles to go so I couldn't be bothered with getting to 300km, but I think we were blessed with the weather so not complaining!

Looking forward to a few more club runs!

Cheers :)

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Post by ballintrane » 29 May 2017 11:46

WorcsPhil wrote:
28 May 2017 23:30

Alberto, you're a star...it was a joy to hear the intelligent use of your bell, but can I please implore you never to lend it to Paul Johnson - he'd use it like a demonic shepherd frog-marching his herd.
Too late Phil!!!
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Post by Andy W » 29 May 2017 19:46

What a fantastic day, thank to all for another epic day in the saddle, laughs, jokes, good banter and the best ham sandwhich iv ever eatern ha and carnt forget the ding ding of albertos bell, thanks lass and lads heres to next years 300

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