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Club runs - 5th November

Posted: 30 Oct 2017 09:53
by WorcsPhil
Another pleasant autumnal day saw 26 riders out on the 2 club runs. We seem to have stagnated around this number for a few weeks, and this may coincide with late leaders being declared, but let's put this theorem to the test this week when we almost have a full set of leaders, and I'm sure that a C-ride leader will step up by Wednesday :roll:

This week's shout out for notable achievement is for John Hunt who represented Beacon at the National Hill Climb championships in Northumberland, and blasted up a 7.5% hill at nearly 15mph...great stuff, John...hope your lungs are ok!

Another eventful A/B run this week, where I think the Beacon contingent were louder in the café than the screaming group of toddlers in the playpen next door...don't know about you, but that made me proud...a fine ride led by Paolo, in his usual inimitable style. Thanks to Pete and Si for the C-ride double leader day out to the airport.

This week's rides are as follows, and as it's the first Sunday of the month, it would be great if we could get an Intro leader and support. Enjoy your week....and please give Toby a welcome back to Sunday riding after a lengthy collar bone lay-off

A: Wyre Forest - Toby Draper
B: Spiders Web at Albrighton - Nick Shenton
C: Wootton Wawen - Pete Norman

Intro ride: Earlswood, led by Dave Cox supported by Gemma Johnson

Re: Club runs - 5th November

Posted: 30 Oct 2017 11:38
by toby
Sometimes inspiration comes from the most surprising of sources. I haven't crossed the Severn in a while.
Lets go to the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre this Sunday :lol:

Re: Club runs - 5th November

Posted: 31 Oct 2017 09:19
by Nicks_77
This weeks B Run will be to Spiders Web at Albrighton for the infamous doorstep sized slices of toast.

Distance will be approx 100km BH to BH, usual route out via Belbroughton, Kinver.

Re: Club runs - 5th November

Posted: 31 Oct 2017 15:00
by Dave Cox
OK I'll do an Intro Ride to Earlswood be good to have a supporter please

Re: Club runs - 5th November

Posted: 31 Oct 2017 23:58
by Gemma_j1983
How far is your intro run Dave?

Re: Club runs - 5th November

Posted: 01 Nov 2017 11:50
by Dave Cox
Hi Gemma. It depends on who turns up of course it is a variable feast! No more that 30 miles probably a bit less I'll vary loops to suit the group.

Re: Club runs - 5th November

Posted: 01 Nov 2017 13:53
by Gemma_j1983
I’ll help you on intro run.
Need to get out, but been ill just lately, so short one will be easier for me. :)

Re: Club runs - 5th November

Posted: 01 Nov 2017 22:08
by Dave Cox
Thanks Gemma that will be great

Re: C runs - 5th November Wootton Wawen

Posted: 04 Nov 2017 13:48
by PeteNorman
I'll lead a circular route round Redditch

Café at Wootton Wawen Beans on Toast £3.85

Route 50 miles 2,300 feet, out via Lickeys back Lowsonford, Tanworth

Forecast rain at first, showers then dry after café!

Pete Norman

Todays riders were.....
Pete Norman
David Vick
Barney Butler
David 'Daz' Little
Adrian McHugh
Neil Evanson
Chris Ankcorn
Colin Hall
Will Woodhouse

Mostly fine weather and very pleasant company. Welcome to David and Barney who I expect to rapidly progress onto the faster rides, nice one guys!

Great café at Cow Shed, had reserved the Gallery! Only suitable if you reserve some space

Keep cycling

Pete Norman

Re: Club runs - 5th November

Posted: 05 Nov 2017 13:40
by Dave Cox
Intro Ride to Earlswood

Dave Cox Leading
Gemma Johnson Sweeping

Eli Chadwick
Dave Hutchings

Both very welcome and on their first Beacon Run.

Re: Club runs - 5th November

Posted: 05 Nov 2017 13:59
by Nicks_77
On what promised by the weatherman to be a nice, fine & dry day it actually turned out to be a Wet, filthy & cold one.

Still at least everyone's bikes had mudguards :roll:

On today's quite filthy B ride to Spiders Web were:

Nick Shenton (Leading)
Dom Walker
Paul (Why are we going up that F**king hill) Johnson
Andy Wrightson
Vince (Magical invisible mudguard) Tennant
Neil Lynch
Joe Warwood
Gaz Faulknell
Inderjit Singh

Re: Club runs - 5th November

Posted: 05 Nov 2017 14:48
by toby
A Run to Wyre Forest Visitor Centre

Andy (orange bike don't know surname) decided descretion was the better part of valour between Clent and Cookley.

Neil Orchard **flat**d just before the Severn Crossing and Adam Green just after. As Adam repaired his, Phil Elwell had decided his gearing was insufficient to power him over the remaining climbs and turned back.

At the cafe;

Toby Draper (leading)
Neil Orchard
Adam Green

George Barker arrived around the same time as us, surpisingly, after a similarly eventful ride out.