Club runs - 1st July

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Club runs - 1st July

Post by WorcsPhil » 25 Jun 2018 09:46

Well, what a sporty weekend that was. England winning in football, cricket and rugby, and the sun promising to shine till November, surely even the worst pessimist should feel alive...

Anyway, Saturday first and two big Beacon events...well done to all those at the Beacon Track Day at Halesowen, and looking forward to reading a summary of the day soon. At the opposite end of the cycling spectrum, Saturday also saw the 'Pushing the Boundaries' club run for 2018. A motley crew of 7 set off at 00:15 on Saturday morning for a 400kms yomp across six counties of the Midlands. Stopping first at Evesham 24hr MacDonald's at 03:20. You get to see a lot of humanity at that time of the morning, and that includes a group of 13 year olds high on something. It was probably wrong to engage the ringleader in conversation who wanted to borrow my bike and 'pull a wheelie, Bruv'. At that point we made our excuses and left. 400kms is a bloody long way, and everyone had low points, but overall the day was fabulous, and six of us finished after Andy Wrightson had to bail at Long Buckby after a crash the day before when a car knocked him into a steel post, but riding 200kms plus with a damaged shoulder was no mean feat. Big thanks to Paul Johnson for organising and his 'quiet' encouragement throughout the day. Paul is contemplating a 24hr 500kms club run for next Summer, so pop that in your mental microwave and see if it defrosts.

Three excellent club runs also ran on Sunday, with two of the three getting back before the footie. Thanks to Neil, Chris and Matt for leading

We're now into July, so be good if we can get the month off to a good start with an Intro leader as well as B and C run leaders this week. See you on Sunday.

This week's rides are:

A: Revills café at Defford - Phil Richards (meet at 08:15, leaving at 08:30)
B: Evesham 'Sham 69' - Si Walker (meet at 08:15, leaving at 08:30)
C: Volunteer required

Intro: Akambas in Solihull - led by Dave Cox

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Re: Club runs - 1st July

Post by Dave Cox » 25 Jun 2018 11:56

I'll lead an Intro ride probably to Akamba

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 26 Jun 2018 10:15

Phil. Any idea on your destination?

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Re: Club runs - 1st July

Post by WorcsPhil » 26 Jun 2018 16:30

This week's A-ride will be to Revills Café at Defford, using something like the below route:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27901604

I've often cycled past here but never stopped, so unless someone shouts out 'don't go there, it's crap!' that's where we'll go. The route is 125kms so I propose a 08:30 start (meet at 08:15) to ensure we get to the café before breakfast ends, and to ensure getting back to enjoy the afternoon with our loved ones.

It's a nice flat route, so aiming to get everyone back into Brum around 13:30-13:45

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 27 Jun 2018 13:55

Service is not particularly speedy but the food is good quality. It's the sort of place that would like advanced warning. If busy, there are plenty of items for sale in the shop which can be eaten outside. I've always found the place decent.
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Re: Club runs - 1st July

Post by Si_Walker » 28 Jun 2018 11:02

I will lead a Eve 'Sham 69' ;-) B ride of 69 miles which will be at a pace of about 15 mph intended for C riders who might wish to move up to a quicker pace and longer distance.
The route will be out via Kings Norton golf club to pass Hilliers at Dunnington and past the farm cafe at Harvington (with an option to stop for a drink), then into Evesham to the planned stop at the Ellendon farm cafe (35 miles). Return via Fladbury, Droitwich and Belbroughton.
There is scope for those wishing to take a shorter route (-10miles) or if it’s too hot to divert at Hillier’s to rejoin the main route at Flyford to get back the Black Horse.
The route can be found here:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27908565
Shorter route
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27916724

Please copy it to your device for navigation.

Meet at 08:15 for a start time of 08:30.

The forecast is for it to be very hot, i recommend two full bottles of fluid and the application of suncream.
(having been out this week for a long ride, these were definitely required!)
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Re: Club runs - 1st July

Post by WorcsPhil » 28 Jun 2018 11:30

Thanks Si,

'Sham 69' - I like it - didn't they have a hit with 'Hurry up, Harry'? Very apt.

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Post by Si_Walker » 28 Jun 2018 11:59

Perhaps we should have a competition for best musically related named club ride - 'I'll take the A Train' (ride) perhaps?
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Post by Dave Cox » 28 Jun 2018 17:41

Intro Ride will be the usual <30 mile potter suitable for people wanting to do a first group ride or returning after a break. Be good to have a support rider please.

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Post by hd264 » 28 Jun 2018 19:40

I'll support on the intro ride Dave

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Post by Dave Cox » 29 Jun 2018 17:30

Many thanks Huan that's great

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Post by Wilvo » 29 Jun 2018 17:38

I have 3 ladies who are all accomplished runners but are nervous about cycling. Trying to encourage them to come on the intro ride. What is the pace of the intro ride?

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Post by Hels147 » 30 Jun 2018 16:47

What time is the into ride leaving the black horse? It is normal time? I may come along on the intro. My back wheel is in the bike shop, so I’ll be on my commuter/winter bike....
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Post by Andy Terry » 30 Jun 2018 18:19

Wilvo wrote:
29 Jun 2018 17:38
I have 3 ladies who are all accomplished runners but are nervous about cycling. Trying to encourage them to come on the intro ride. What is the pace of the intro ride?
25-30 miles at about 10mph is usual

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Post by Dave Cox » 30 Jun 2018 19:42

That’s right and we can adjust speed and distance. They will be very welcome. Be great to see you Helen. Start at 9.15 meet at 9.00.

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Post by Hels147 » 30 Jun 2018 20:23

It’ll be good to see you too dave. I’ve not been on a club run in months! I’ll be digging out my f50 suncream though! Lol.
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Post by Wilvo » 30 Jun 2018 21:32

Is there going to be a C ride tomorrow? If so will it also be at 8:30?

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Post by Dave Cox » 01 Jul 2018 13:27

Intro/social ride to Akamba

Dave Cox (leading)
Helen (TTT) Jamieson
Huan Dong (sweeping)
Clare Inglis (on first solo club run)
Dave Little
Will Woodhouse
Mark McConkey

nb Akamba still a fascinating place but doesn't do breakfast or any savoury food after 11.00 with a gap till lunch at 12.00
Ok for coffee and cake though.

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Post by Si_Walker » 01 Jul 2018 14:50

Riders who set off on the B ride consisted of 3 separate groups, two of which broke away at various points along the route.

Billesley Break away group
Adrian McHugh
Pete Norman
Mat Jones (new rider)

Hillier's Breakaway group
Colin Hall
Phil Gameson
Judy Smart

The 'Sham 69''s were
Fenella Brown
Laurie Derbyshire
Eugene Farrell
Richard Henry
Si Turner
Si Walker (Leading)

Andy Terry (we missed him cafe as we did not stop at Ellenden)
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Re: Club runs - 1st July

Post by WorcsPhil » 01 Jul 2018 15:46

...and on the A-ride to Revills farm near Defford were (in alphabetical order)

Chris Ashford
Ben ‘Grimpeur’ Crone
Paul Derbyshire
Paul Johnson
Lawrence of Arabia
Neil Orchard
Phil Richards (leading)
Tessa Sandberg
Ian Simpson
James Tate
George Thorne
Philip ‘second best sprinter in Sussex’ Whiteman
Andy Wrightson
Kevin Young

..with one of the highlights being Paul Johnson being told off by a local after his usual bout of loud swearing whilst cycling through a village.

Quite happy with the service and welcome from the cafe...food was pretty promptly delivered and waitress service in the garden certainly helped. A worthy cafe addition to the rota, I thought.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 01 Jul 2018 16:43

Thanks to Phil for leading us on this very hot day. I agree about Defford although it is probably too limited in terms of capacity for winter rides due to the limited space inside.

It was also good see our Beacon Spanish representatives riding as independents to the cafe; Wally and Sue Lowe.
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