A, B and C & Intro Club runs July, August and September 2017

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A, B and C & Intro Club runs July, August and September 2017

Post by WorcsPhil » 05 Jun 2017 09:22

High summer, and it's about time you dusted off your occasional legs and put on your club runs legs...a feast of entertainment awaits on the Summer Club runs...why not come along, or better still put yourself forward to lead...

If you are able to lead a club run or two, please post the date and café destination on this thread.

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.

02/07/2017 A: Destination TBC - Phil Richards B: Cob house Fisheries - Paul Johnson C: Hilliers Café, Alcester - Dave Cole Intro:
09/07/2017 A: Clows Top - Chris Ashford B: Ellendon - Andy Wrightson C: Arley - Pete Norman
16/07/2017 A: Raphaels in Evesham - Jess Rhodes-Jones B: Croome Park - Phil Gameson C: Raphaels in Evesham - Dave Cox
23/07/2017 A: B: C: This is the Kidderminster Killer and Clee to Heaven Audax weekend...big rides scheduled for 22 July, but club runs are stills scheduled for those who want two days of riding or even those (heaven forbid) not entered
30/07/2017 A: Honeybourne- Phil Richards B: Evesham - Phil Gameson C: Flyford Flavell - Gemma Johnson
06/08/2017 A: 100 in 7 to Whichford - Paul Johnson (08:15 start) B: Warwick - Phil Gameson C: Lavendar Hall - Helen Jamieson Intro
13/08/2017 A: B: C:
Nick Shenton's alternative club run in Staffordshire, involving the spirit of Eddy Mercxx, beers and pork pies
20/08/2017 A: B: Flyford Flavell - Andy Wrightson C:
27/08/2017 A: Towcester 200kms - Chris Ashford (Leaving at 08:00) B: Cobhouse Fisheries - Paul Johnson C: The great Eroica club run (vintage bikes welcome) + C ride to Spetchley - George Barker
03/09/2017 No club runs as it's the Redditch / Beacon Cyclocross event on this date
10/09/2017 A: Malvern - Neil Orchard (08:15 start) B: Wyre Forest - Phil Gameson C: Fladbury - Matt Hale
17/09/2017 No club runs as it's the Beacon Hill Climb Championships on this date


24/09/2017 A: B: C:

01/10/2017 A: B: C: Intro:

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Re: A, B and C & Intro Club runs July, August and September 2017

Post by ballintrane » 05 Jun 2017 10:26

On the 9/7 i'll do a A run 100 in 7 to Whichford 8-15 am depart.And on the 6/8 i'll do a B run 100 in 8 to Market Bosworth 8-15 am depart.
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Post by George » 10 Jun 2017 15:59

Eroica run on 20/8 or 27/8

Given that a) I don't yet have a suitable bike, and b) I can't actually ride a bike at the moment, this posting perhaps comes under the heading of wishful thinking. Nevertheless...

Four members of this club are planning to ride the Eroica in Italy in October. I know that a handful of other members have suitable bikes and an interest in this field. With that in mind, I fancy organising an Eroica club run, partly as a pre-Eroica road test for the bike I don't yet have and partly just for the fun of it. I don't envisage any strict application of Eroica rules: anyone who fancies the ride is welcome, including people on modern bikes who simply want to admire other people's vintage bikes.

I don't yet have any fixed ideas about a destination, but I am thinking of an arrangement whereby the route includes a halt/meeting point somewhere between the BH and the café, so that there is a 'short-course' option for elderly members with suitable bikes. Otherwise, standard club run format. The pace and distance will be appropriate for the nature of the bikes involved and the age/infirmity of the people involved.

I'm posting now so that we can pick a date that suits would-be participants before everyone starts making competing plans. I'll put up full details in a dedicated thread closer to the time.

Edit:
In the Facebook discussion, the preference seems to be for the 20th. So that's the provisional date.

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Post by bobg » 13 Jun 2017 10:02

20th is good for me George, on my 1960ish Percy Stallard. But like me it's seen better days and is a bit slow. We are off to France next week for the Anjou Velo, looks like a retro tour of the Anjou vineyards.
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Post by Dave Cox » 13 Jun 2017 17:40

Great idea George. I'm doing the Eroica Britannia next Sunday. I could probably do a ride on either 20th or 27th but former is more likely to be free from holiday negotiations because I know I am going to Edgbaston on the day before.

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Post by George » 21 Jun 2017 23:39

Sorry to go back and forth with so many different ideas, but a few people have now told me that that they can't make either the 20th or the 27th. So I was wondering about 3 September. Of course, the closer to autumn it gets, the worse the weather prospects, but hopefully that date won't be a fat lot different to late August. What do people think?

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Post by CakeStop » 22 Jun 2017 00:06

That's date of the Beacon / Redditch cyclocross George.
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Post by WorcsPhil » 22 Jun 2017 10:26

Unfortunately, I can't make the midnight run on the 1st July, so I'll lead a normal A-ride on the 2nd. Destination TBC.

I'd encourage others to support James' midnight ride, so if there is a preference for a B-ride on Sunday instead, I'll happily lead that instead, however B-ride leaders also encouraged.....

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Post by George » 24 Jun 2017 14:58

CakeStop wrote:
22 Jun 2017 00:06
That's date of the Beacon / Redditch cyclocross George.
Aaagh! Okay, that's out then.

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Post by ballintrane » 25 Jun 2017 09:28

Unfortunately i can no longer lead on the 9/7 sorry for the inconvenience, so i will change the destination of the 6/8 run to Whichford.
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Post by ballintrane » 27 Jun 2017 15:47

As Raphaels is re-opening i'll take the A run to Evesham on the 16/7(As Phil said it would be good if all the run's went there on that day so get volunteering!!)
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Post by neilo » 27 Jun 2017 22:06

If it's reopening on that day don't you think everyone else will have the same idea?

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Post by laurence_cooley » 27 Jun 2017 22:59

neilo wrote:
27 Jun 2017 22:06
If it's reopening on that day don't you think everyone else will have the same idea?
Time to revive the bread pudding sprint?

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Post by ballintrane » 28 Jun 2017 00:13

neilo wrote:
27 Jun 2017 22:06
If it's reopening on that day don't you think everyone else will have the same idea?
The grand re-opening is Friday 14th july according to the website.
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Post by Dave Cox » 09 Jul 2017 21:12

I'll take the C run to Raphaels next week 16th if there are any problems there is another cafe at a Farm Shop that works well.

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Post by Nicks_77 » 23 Jul 2017 21:10

I'm proposing running the previously postponed Eddy Merckx ride from April on the 13th August.

Full details below as before:

Starting from Stone in Staffordshire we shall head South East through Milford skirting along the edge of Cannock Chase before heading South West to Penkridge before heading North West up to our cafe stop in Newport, Shropshire.

From here we head North East a short distance to the small market town of Eccleshall to the Merckx Bar which is full of Cannibal related memorabilia and some rather tasty Belgian Beers & a selection of home made pork pies.

From here we attempt to ride in a straight line back to Stone for the finish.

The ride is 54 miles in length with very little climbing but should prove to be a good day out on the bike. Usual rules apply there will be no specific pace and we all keep together.

The public car park in Stone is in the A520 Christchurch Way just before Morrisons on the one way system, ST15 8ZB. Parking is free on a Sunday.

Aiming to meet up at around 8:30 for a prompt 9:00 start.

Can anyone interested let me know if this date suits?

Thanks

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Post by George » 25 Jul 2017 11:56

EDITED!
The Eroica club run is going to have to be 27 August. I'm happy to make it a combined Eroica + C run, if no there's no volunteer to lead a separate C run. I haven't worked out the details yet, but it's likely to be a meandering route to somewhere easy, e.g. Grafton Flyford. Details follow early next week, when I'll start a separate thread.

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A-Run 27th August - Saracens Permanent No.2 - 200km 08:00 Start

Post by caashford » 17 Aug 2017 11:39

2017-08-19 Updated Details:

Sunday 27th Bank Holiday A Run - 200km's Saracen's Number 2 - Permanent Audax 08:00 start

I thought it might be worth getting one more long ride in before the Autumn Audax in October so I am going to lead the "Saracen's Number 2" permanent audax route.

200km permanent cycling event starting from Bournville. BOURNVILLE - MORTON IN MARSH - TOWCESTER - WARWICK. Enjoy a ride through the Cotswolds before heading north to Towcester and Warwick before returning to Bournville. Doesn't look too hilly (2,000m climb / descent).

http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/SBA02/

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24305355

It will be a 08:00 start from the Black Horse with a target of the Jack Hills Cafe (one of Paul Johnson's suggestions) which is just 1km on from Towcester. They are open until 14:00 and have a VW meet on the Sunday so a chance to look around some classic cars!
If we are tight for time then Bell's Plantation is open across the road until 16:30.

Stops on route:
CHP 1 - 65k - Moreton in the Marsh - Fosseway Garden Centre - https://www.fossewaygardencentre.co.uk/ ... estaurant/ GL56 0DS
CHP 2 - 128k - Towcester - Jack Hills Cafe - https://jackshillcafe.co.uk/ NN128ET
CHP 2 - 128k - Towcester (Backup) - Bell Plantation Cafe https://www.bellplantation.co.uk/cafe/ NN12 6GX
CHP 3 - 170k - Warwick - Warwick North Services https://www.welcomebreak.co.uk/location ... north-m40/ CV35 0AA
CHP 4 - 217k - Bournville - Finish

I'm happy to lead, but certainly won't be sitting on the front all day - more shouting instructions "left / right and off the back!"

If anyone want's to get their audax points for the month - or wants to follow official channels its £3.00 for entry / £4.50 for Paypal entries to audaxUK.
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Re: A, B and C & Intro Club runs July, August and September 2017

Post by neilo » 18 Aug 2017 15:45

I'll lead the A run on the 10th September to Draycote Water

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