Club runs - 12th March

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Club runs - 12th March

Post by WorcsPhil » 06 Mar 2017 13:01

another Sunday morning, another crappy day. We've been a bit unlucky with the weather this year, but being an optimistic soul, we will soon be blessed with sunshine and warmth. A big well done to the 16 people who rode out, especially Nick Shenton, who must have sighed when he turned up in his warm car, hoping to find no one, only to find 6 others wanting to follow the Pied Piper out into the rain. Particular thanks also to Si Turner and James/Helen for the off-road club run (yes, club run points happily awarded).

We have a good few weeks of volunteers now, so come on out, don your best bib and tucker and enjoy....This week's rides are:

A: Wellesbourne - Phil Richards
B: Upton - Paul Johnson
C: Kenilworth - Mike Preece

...and note that the April, May and June club run listing has also been posted...why not look into your souls and put yourself down to lead a ride in the Spring...
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Post by ballintrane » 06 Mar 2017 13:11

Sunday's B run route* will be something like this https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19342784

*Any similarity between the posted route and actual route is purely coincidental :lol:

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Post by WorcsPhil » 08 Mar 2017 11:23

The A-run will be to Wellesbourne using something like this route:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19427604

So 42 miles there, just 26 miles back.

The café discussion will be the ethical boundaries presented by the VeloBirmingham cycle event, with agitated speakers representing both sides. We have an angry farmer turning up with a 56-slide presentation who is eager to present his views, opposed by a Taoist Monk who specialises in calming people down. Come along and enjoy the fun... :D

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Post by Dave Cox » 08 Mar 2017 22:48

All the activities at Wellesbourne are now technically trespassing according to the staff on Tuesday. It's been sold for housing but they've not yet been evicted! Enjoy while you can but there might be a more existential crisis to stimulate discussion!

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Post by AlanW » 09 Mar 2017 07:51

ballintrane wrote:Sunday's B run route* will be something like this https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19342784

*Any similarity between the posted route and actual route is purely coincidental :lol:
NOTE

Woodgate Road just South of Lower Bentley is closed while they rebuild the subsided embankment adjacent to the brook. The actual road closure is 1/2 mile before the cross roads at the top of Ditchford Bank Road. It is NOT passable, trust me!!

I would therefore suggest either going via Upper Bentley, Elcocks Brook and then up to the crossroads at Ditchford Bank Road, or go straight into Feckenham from Elcocks Brook and across the Saltway to Bradley Green.
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Post by ballintrane » 09 Mar 2017 08:35

AlanW wrote:
ballintrane wrote:Sunday's B run route* will be something like this https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19342784

*Any similarity between the posted route and actual route is purely coincidental :lol:
NOTE

Woodgate Road just South of Lower Bentley is closed while they rebuild the subsided embankment adjacent to the brook. The actual road closure is 1/2 mile before the cross roads at the top of Ditchford Bank Road. It is NOT passable, trust me!!

I would therefore suggest either going via Upper Bentley, Elcocks Brook and then up to the crossroads at Ditchford Bank Road, or go straight into Feckenham from Elcocks Brook and across the Saltway to Bradley Green.
Thanks Alan.I think we may do the route out via Droitwich and then make it up as we go along on the way back(No change there then) :roll:

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Post by George » 11 Mar 2017 09:10

Which café will be used in Kenilworth?

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Post by Si_Walker » 12 Mar 2017 08:16

George wrote:Which café will be used in Kenilworth?
Possibly one called 'Arden' in the town, but cant be certain (this stem from a mail exchange with Mike)
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Post by Dave Cox » 12 Mar 2017 15:07

Many thanks to Mike for great club run and for finding Ardens Cafe. Found Ade with another **flat** just outside Hockley Heath. He was going to phone a mate to pick him up with his van

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Post by ballintrane » 12 Mar 2017 15:11

On today's B run to Upton
Paul Johnson(L)
Alan Weaver
Alistair Hey
James Tate
Vincent Tennant
Nick Shenton
Jamie Dennis
Ben Crone
Chris Thompson
Ryan Evanson
Gary Mac
Joe Warwood
Neil Orchard
Andy Wrightson

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Post by WorcsPhil » 12 Mar 2017 16:26

...and on today's brisk A run to to Wellesbourne were:

Phil Richards (leading)
Chris Ashford
Simon Dighton
Adam Green
Billy Vunipola
Steve Philpott

Thanks to the group for an almost equal sharing on the front...good work

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Post by WorcsPhil » 12 Mar 2017 22:11

Posting on behalf of Mike Preece, but on today's C run were:

Mike Preece (Leading)
Natalie Barroso
Si Walker
Dave Cox
Dave Little
Pete Norman
Mark McConkey
Neil Evanson
Dave Cole
Adrian McHugh
Jonathan Barrett
Benedict Cumberbatch

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