Club runs - 9th July

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Club runs - 9th July

Post by WorcsPhil » 03 Jul 2017 08:16

28 riders out at the weekend, on what was a perfect day for cycling...Thanks to me, Paul Johnson and Dave Cole for leading, and yes, we are all experienced leaders, but it's now time for others to volunteer to compliment the regulars. Apart from Paul, we have no further club run leader for weeks lined up on the July/August/September thread, so let's remedy that please. Look in your diaries, and if you're not on holiday, then volunteer to lead one ride in this period!

A big shout out for the Hughes' this week. With Anne being crowned European Masters short-course Triathlon champion last week, and Dave Masters track champion this week, they really are an example to us all...successful, super-fit, they drive a beautiful open top Morgan, and they are really nice people also...they make you sick, don't they! :D Only joking, huge congratulations to them both!

Back to club runs - we have an average of 28 riders out every week this year, compared to only 25-26 in previous years so this is a great part of being in the Beacon, and is clearly popular, but we get even more when we have pre-determined leaders...

Go on, you know it makes sense. I'll start if off by putting my name down for a week in August. I can't lead this week as I'm off riding a big, commercial closed roads sportive in south Wales, but let's not start that old chestnut :roll:

This week's rides are, not surprisingly given my rant...

A: Clows Top - Chris Ashford (08:15 START)
B: Ellendon Farm shop - Andy Wrightson
C: Arley Arboretum - Pete Norman

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Re: Club runs - 9th July

Post by Hels147 » 03 Jul 2017 23:24

Go on then - I'll lead a C run on Sunday. I'll probably be lazy and lead to leamington again coz i know I've got that route on my garmin and also it's relatively flat. It will be at a steady C run pace as last Sunday was the first long ride I've done in a while... :lol:
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Post by WorcsPhil » 04 Jul 2017 10:07

Thanks, Helen...a fine example to all.

One slot down, 37 to go...keep 'em coming, especially if you're just about to volunteer for the first time.

...and Vince - get your name down!!! :shock:

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Re: Club runs - 9th July

Post by Hels147 » 04 Jul 2017 14:38

WorcsPhil wrote:
04 Jul 2017 10:07
Thanks, Helen...a fine example to all.
Ha! It's only so I get to control the pace and can't get dropped! ;;-) :lol:
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A-Ride (Clows Top Stingers) - 08:15 Start

Post by caashford » 05 Jul 2017 10:27

A-Ride (Clow's Top Stingers) - 08:15 Start

I will lead Phils "Clows Top Stingers" ride with an 08:15 start. It is a short but hilly route. Hopefully the "mountain goats" among you will wait for me at the top of the climbs!
Probably an ideal opportunity for anyone else also looking to give the legs a last tester before the challenge of the KK in two weeks time.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22806549

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Re: Club runs - 9th July

Post by Hels147 » 08 Jul 2017 10:21

Aaaaargh! Really sorry but I can no longer lead the C run tomorrow. Hopefully someone will step in, and I promise I'll find a Sunday later in the summer when I can lead.

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Re: Club runs - 9th July

Post by slogfester » 08 Jul 2017 11:23

Chris, I'll try and hang on to the back of the A. I'll meet you at c. 0835 at Romsley Green when you're en route to St Kenelms.
Where will we eat bacon butties and drink macchiato? :lol:
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Re: Club runs - 9th July

Post by PeteNorman » 08 Jul 2017 19:43

I'll lead C ride to Arley Arboretum, unless there are any other volunteers or alternative destinations;? nearly 50 miles, 4000 feet elevation and 96 degrees in the shade!
I'll post the route later tonight
See y'all
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Re: Club runs - 9th July

Post by Andy W » 08 Jul 2017 20:00

Ill lead a B ride to ellenden farm shop tomorrow, it will be at B pace if any c riders fancy a go, as u know iv got very sore ribs so u may be waiting for me ha

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Re: Club runs - 9th July

Post by PeteNorman » 08 Jul 2017 21:47

C Run, Arley Arboretum
3200 feet elevation
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22929876

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Re: Club runs - 9th July

Post by petemarshall » 08 Jul 2017 21:59

PeteNorman wrote:
08 Jul 2017 21:47
C Run, Arley Arboretum
3200 feet elevation
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22929876
Watch out for me, I will join at the junction of Sugar Loaf Lane and Beech Tree lane, just after you cross the A451

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Post by PeteNorman » 08 Jul 2017 23:32

ok Pete

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Post by dweben » 09 Jul 2017 08:21

What distance for b run Andy and are you heading out via Barnt green ?

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Post by Andy W » 09 Jul 2017 14:33

On todays sunny B ride to harvington was
Andy wrightson (leading)
Kevin young
Neil compton
John hitchcock
Dave hughs
Simon woodward
Paul johnson met us at ellenden farm shop
No mechanicals or punchers to report but lost simon as we came over the lenches on our return, i rode back to the crossroads to see if he was there but must have carried straight on.

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Post by caashford » 09 Jul 2017 15:17

Hilly morning ride out with several new faces, as well as some lesser seen Beacon riders keen to the most of the good weather.
Great work from all, and lots of care taken that no one was left behind on the climbs. Only one chain off and a **flat** to report, so good progress made despite the hills. Thanks Phil for letting me steal the route.

Riders present:
Chris Ashford (l)
Paul Warner
Jon Williams
Jamie Dennis
Stuart White
Jessica Rhodes Jones
Barry Evans
Peter Sagan
Neil Orchard
James Graymer
Vince Tennant

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Re: Club runs - 9th July

Post by Simon Woodward » 09 Jul 2017 16:19

Andy, Thanks for leading the B run at such short notice. I lost you when you turned right and Dave Hughes carried straight on. I could see Dave in the distance and eventually caught up with him where he explained he was going elsewhere. He very kindly sorted me out with directions before sending me on my merry way.

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Re: Club runs - 9th July

Post by Andy W » 09 Jul 2017 17:27

, kevin thought that might have been the case but glad u made it home ok simon and good effort today

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Re: Club runs - 9th July

Post by neilo » 09 Jul 2017 18:32

Thanks for leading today Chris, enjoyed it cheers, especially those 20% climbs :roll:

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 09 Jul 2017 19:33

Glad to see Peter Sagan on the A run. I hope he has paid his membership fee.
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Re: Club runs - 9th July

Post by rdleaper » 09 Jul 2017 19:43

Thanks to both Petes for helping me to pile on the miles before C2H in a fortnight. :)

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Re: Club runs - 9th July

Post by JessRJ » 09 Jul 2017 22:04

Thanks for leading Chris! Great route Phil :)

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Re: Club runs - 9th July C Run

Post by PeteNorman » 09 Jul 2017 22:22

To Arley

Pete Norman (L)
Pete Marshall (L second group)
Ifor Jones
Jermal Omar
John Stewart
Graham Muth
Will Woodhouse
David Jones
Laurie Derbyshire
Paul Derbyshire
Colin Hall
Richard Leaper
Charlotte Jackson
Adrian McHugh
David Little (S)

Thanks to Pete for leading some of the group, welcome to Charlotte and David on your first Beacon rides, strong stuff from Jermal with limited gears, and apologies to Dave for not noticing you'd dropped off the back of one of the groups with two flats!

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Re: Club runs - 9th July

Post by slogfester » 10 Jul 2017 23:58

Thanks Andy (and Phil) for A ride. Just loved those multiple 20+ %ers :shock:

The lanes between Kniver and Arley (through Romsley) were particularly tricky and needed great care on the descents.
Belt up, we're going for a ride

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