A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018

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A, B and C Club runs for April, May and June 2018

Post by WorcsPhil » 05 Mar 2018 13:15

It's springummer! This is the period when the spring classics turn into the prime cycling months of May and June, so put away your salbutamol, no need for jiffy bags, it's all about social riding on club runs of such extraordinary diversity, it'll make your eyes well up with emotion. In this quarter, there may be 200kms rides, 400kms rides, circumcisions of Birmingham, lots of short rides to lovely cafes and hopefully a few awaydays to the moors of Staffordshire with the pied piper of Iverley himself, Mr Nick Shenton...so check you diaries, be inventive and get posting below. If it's your first time leading, you will receive massive acclaim, so don't be put-off, be great to hear from you. Old hands in this leadership lark are obviously also encouraged!

If you are able to lead a club run or two, please post the date and café destination on this thread, and I'll add you onto this diary....

Note: This purpose of this topic is compile the schedule of club runs. Discussion about individual rides, including rider lists, will be done in a separate thread - one for each Sunday, which I will post each Monday morning before the ride in question.

01/04/2018 A: Cleobury Mortimer - Phil Richards. B: C: Lavender Hall - Pete Norman Intro
08/04/2018 A: 100 in 7 to Whichford (voted best bacon sandwich of 2017) - Paul Johnson B: C: Evesham - Si Walker
15/04/2018 No runs - Little Mountain Time Trial weekend
22/04/2018 A: Pershore - Neil Orchard B: C: Lavender Hall - Neil Evanson
29/04/2018 A: Stanford Bridge - Neil Lynch B: C: Croome Park - Si Walker
06/05/2018 A: Malvern - Andy Wrightson B: Broadway Tower - Ian Taylor (08:15 depart) C: Wyre Forest - Simon Woodward Intro: Avoncroft Museum led by Dave Cox
13/05/2018 A: Circuit of Birmingham ride (175kms) - Phil Richards (08:15 depart) B: C: Cobhouse - Si Walker
20/05/2018 All starting at 08:30!!!! A: Wellesbourne - Phil Richards B: Toddington - Si Walker C: Meriden/Lavender Hall - Dave Cox
Alternative Club Run - Stoke to Llangollen organised by Nick Shenton (Nick to post details)
27/05/2018 A: 200kms to Towcester - Phil Richards (meet at 07:30 for 07:45 start) B: Warwick - Phil Gameson C:
03/06/2018 A: B: C: Intro
10/06/2018 A: Brewood - Nick Shenton B: Ilmington (Grump St!) - George Barker C: Kenilworth - Dave Cole
Let's Ride Family Club run:
17/06/2018 No club runs this week as we have the Beacon RCC Open 10 Time Trial


24/06/2018 A: Beacon Burst 50 miler non-stop - Neil Orchard (leaves at 08:30) B: Wellesbourne 100miler - Chris Ashford (leaves at 08:30) C: Bewdley - Matt Hale (leaves at 08:30)
Alternative Club run: 400km to everywhere in the Midlands - led by Paul Johnson (leaves at 00:15 on Saturday 23rd)

01/07/2018 A: B: C: Intro:

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Post by ballintrane » 05 Mar 2018 13:53

I'll lead a "PAN FLAT" 100 in 8 to Leominster on 27/5 meet at 07:30am for a 07:45am start.And a 200km to Towcester as a warm up for the 400km on the 3/6 same meet and start time.
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Post by Nicks_77 » 06 Mar 2018 19:40

I have some dates for 2 alternative club rides/organised events

22nd April - April Fool Sportive - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/april-fo ... 2361175416

20th May - Dougie Mac Llangollen ride - http://www.dmhospice.org.uk/eventold/do ... bike-ride/

Both rides are for charity and are great local events that both start and finish in North Staffordshire.

Advanced booking is recommended but not essential as entry can be paid for on the day.

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Post by Dave Cox » 07 Mar 2018 07:13

I'm really interested in doing the circuit of Birmingham ride at a C pace. Can't yet commit to lead because not yet sure about family visits.

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Post by George » 27 Mar 2018 13:46

I'll lead a run on 10 June. Provisionally, it'll be a B run (roughly 26kph). However, that does depend on me first demonstrating to myself that I have regained the necessary strength and fitness. I'll confirm one way or the other a month in advance. If I have any lingering doubts about my ability to lead a B run, it'll be a C run.

In the following three-month block, I intend to lead another retro/C run, probably late August or September. Details in due course.

When the February Intro Ride couldn't go ahead, I said that I would try to lead an Intro Ride in one of the following months instead. However, ridiculous though it may sound, it turns out that I have conflicting plans on every one of the first Sundays of the month throughout the summer. So (unless something falls through) I'm not available to do an Intro Ride before autumn. Sorry!

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Post by NeilL » 31 Mar 2018 17:14

New cafe (I think) I'll take a A run on. The 29/4, to The Den Cafe, Stanford Bridge. Route to follow but likely to be on the lumpy side considering the area.

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Post by Dave Cox » 07 Apr 2018 22:10

I'll lead an Intro Ride on 6th May probably to Avoncroft

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Post by George » 22 Apr 2018 20:51

I can now confirm that my run on 10 June will be a B run (approx 26kph, 100km +/- 10%). Destination TBC, but I feel inclined to investigate the possibility of using that place at Ilmington recently commended by Phil and Alan.

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Post by Matt Hale » 23 Apr 2018 11:25

Nice address for the Ilmington Cafe...Grump Street :lol:

There could be a few grumpy people depending on whether you decide to tackle the climb up Campden Pitch or Larkstoke after the cafe :D

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Post by George » 23 Apr 2018 13:23

Matt Hale wrote:
23 Apr 2018 11:25
Nice address for the Ilmington Cafe...Grump Street :lol:

There could be a few grumpy people depending on whether you decide to tackle the climb up Campden Pitch or Larkstoke after the cafe :D
Haha, yes, I dare say you're right, Matt.

I'm far from certain that that's where we'll go, but I like the look of it and plan to check it out. However, I have no opportunity to go out there just yet, so the decision will be on the back burner for a while.

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Post by Dave Cox » 23 Apr 2018 18:16

May 20th is the 97th Meriden Cyclists Memorial Service on the green. I'll lead a C Run at moderate pace leaving at 9.00 to give us plenty of time. There's cakes in the Village Hall afterwards or the option of just riding to Lavender Hall which is on the route.

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Post by Dave Cox » 03 May 2018 09:54

Re Meriden run on 20th May. I've checked what we did last year and we need to LEAVE at 8.30 to be sure of arriving in time. More details later.

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Post by Nicks_77 » 08 May 2018 23:08

Alternative club ride 20th May

Stoke to Llangollen & back - 110 mile route

Full details to follow in the next few days

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Post by ballintrane » 15 May 2018 13:23

Phil i can no longer lead on the 3/6 so what i will do is move the 200km ride to Towcester from that date to 27/5 it makes more sense to do this on a bank holiday weekend and we will do the Leominster ride later in the summer. :D
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Post by Nicks_77 » 03 Jun 2018 22:56

I’ll take the A Run on 10th June - Destination tbc

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Post by George » 04 Jun 2018 18:14

Phil Whiteman is a bloody trouble-maker.

He has cunningly lured me into leading a B run to Ilmington by waxing lyrical about delicious coffee and wholesome food in order to distract my attention from how far it is.

It turns out that the shortest cycling-friendly route from the BH to Ilmington is about 52km. With just a little bit of variation between the outward and home routes, the total works out at 109km (68 miles). At textbook B run pace of 25-26kph (16mph), that means roughly 4 1/4 hours.

How do regular B-runners feel about that? Are you up for doing a little more than the standard distance? Or shall I scrap the Ilmington plan?

Weather forecast is quite good and the route isn't very hilly. Here is the provisional plan:
- 109km route Black Horse to Ilmington

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Post by Nicks_77 » 04 Jun 2018 18:45

This weeks A Run will be to Brewood in Staffordshire.

I’ll be taking this run at an easier A run pace, partly to save my legs for my trip to Italy and to give B run riders an opportunity to move up to an A run.

The route will be approx 72 miles BH to BH and will head out via Kinver, Wombourne & head back via Pattingham & Kinver.

If it’s nice on the way back there will be an option to stop somewhere for a pint too.

Normal 9:15 start time from Northfield.

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