Club Runs - 17th February

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Club Runs - 17th February

Post by WorcsPhil » 11 Feb 2019 12:29

Well, that was another windy one. Thanks to Helen for leading the women's ride on Saturday in even heavier winds, and Neil and George for leading the A and B/C into the wet and wild Warwickshire lanes. Wonderful to see Dave Hughes and Jess Rhodes-Jones picking up trophies at the British Cycling Awards Ceremony over the weekend, and to Dave in particular for being the new UK record holder in the 200m sprint in his age category. Great stuff! Don't be behind him on the last sprint before the café.....

The weather is looking more calm and mild this coming week, so it would be great to follow the example of Dr Whiteman and lead a ride this weekend. Especially for the C-ride where, despite my nagging, there seems to be a reluctance to lead...I'll keep trying before I let Paul 'Rottweiler' Johnson come to your houses on a Thursday, in the dead of night, and 'persuade' you to lead...in the nice, gentle persuasive way of his. Be warned!

Anyway, this week's rides are:

A: Cropthorne - Philip Whiteman
B: Harvington Farm Shop - Si Walker
C: Ombersley - Pete Norman
Women's ride on Saturday 16th Feb at 08:15...details below and on facebook.

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Re: Club Runs - 17th February

Post by petemarshall » 11 Feb 2019 13:23

WorcsPhil wrote:
11 Feb 2019 12:29
and to Dave in particular for being the new UK record holder in the 200m sprint in his age category. Great stuff! Don't be behind him on the last sprint before the café.....

I would suggest behind him is exactly the right place to be. You'll be second to the cafe and Dave will have had time to get you a coffee and cake. :D

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Re: Club Runs - 17th February

Post by ballintrane » 11 Feb 2019 13:57

Phil i'm ready!!!
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Re: Club Runs - 17th February

Post by Philip Whiteman » 11 Feb 2019 20:43

I am proud to announce that the Club Run of Excellence (formally known as the A run) will be heading for Clives of Cropthorne this coming Sunday. A fine fayre of organic free range celery sandwiches using artisan wholemeal breads will be available for the delectation of the finest club run riders in the Beacon. Both B and C run riders could aspire to reach similar high standards both offering themselves to lead their respective runs this coming Sunday, so just put yourselves forward.

The Club Run of Excellence route will follow exquisite and tranquil lanes through the picturesque countryside that forms the ancient county of Worcestershire.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29312757

For this week's light hearted club run chat, Alan Weaver will introduce a discussion on the great Norwegian playwright and poet, best known for his middle class tragedies such as The Wild Duck, Hedda Gabler, A Doll's House and An Enemy of the People. These are set in a world where the middle class is dominant and explore the qualities of that life, its weaknesses and boundaries and the ways in which it takes away freedoms. It is the women who fare the worst in this society, something Ibsen explored in A Doll's House among others, a play that created a sensation with audiences shocked to watch a woman break free of her bourgeois family life to find her destiny. He explored dark secrets such as incest and, in Ghosts, hereditary syphilis, which attracted the censors. He gave actresses parts they had rarely had before, and audiences plays that, after Shakespeare, became the most performed in the world.
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Re: Club Runs - 17th February

Post by AlanW » 12 Feb 2019 12:35

Philip Whiteman wrote:
11 Feb 2019 20:43

For this week's light hearted club run chat, Alan Weaver will introduce a discussion on the great Norwegian playwright and poet, best known for his middle class tragedies such as The Wild Duck, Hedda Gabler, A Doll's House and An Enemy of the People.
Will I........ :shock:
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Post by carolyn » 14 Feb 2019 17:10

I'm back from my jollies!

Saturdays C ride adventure will continue this week with the 22 mile earlswood loop.
(New routes in development)

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Post by WorcsPhil » 15 Feb 2019 14:15

Good to have you back, Carolyn

Now, Sunday looks a perfect day for cycling, so please can we have a B and C run leader step forward please. Don't wait for someone else to do it, why not do your first lead? :shock:

Rottweilers at the ready.....

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Post by PeteNorman » 15 Feb 2019 18:50

I'll lead, call off the dogs!

C Ride to Ombersley 46 miles; either to Wildside Café or Checketts Fine Foods I'll check tomorrow, it's Checketts Fine Foods Ombersley Coffee cake and hot food all available, its downhill all the way there, once we get to the top of St. Kenelms!

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29333164

Pete Norman (L)
Joanne Congleton
Cedric Gioan
Matt Hales
Colin Hall
Dave Little
Adrian Low
Adrian McHugh
Neil Stretton
Vince Tennant

Note to self, route lumpy! Thanks to Matt for leading advanced group home from Elmbridge as we split due to F***t.
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Re: Club Runs - 17th February

Post by Si_Walker » 15 Feb 2019 19:07

I will lead The B ride to Harvington Farm shop, approx 54 miles out via Barnt Green and Tardibigge, Inkberrow and Rous Lench. Return via Temple Grafton, Spernal, Portway. Speed will be approx 15mph.
The route is here;
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Post by WorcsPhil » 15 Feb 2019 21:08

Thanks both - appreciated.

Paul, back in your kennel till next week

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Re: Club Runs - 17th February

Post by ballintrane » 15 Feb 2019 23:23

WorcsPhil wrote:
15 Feb 2019 21:08
Thanks both - appreciated.

Paul, back in your kennel till next week
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Re: Club Runs - 17th February

Post by carolyn » 17 Feb 2019 09:01

Saturdays Beaconette C ride:

Carolyn Clegg (leading)
Gemma Johnson
Catherine Corr
Sandy Henshaw
Lisa Spurgeon

We set off as usual for our 22 mile Earlswood loop, nice and leisurely. The ladies that have improved over the last few weeks were tasked to do a few sprints then return to myself and Lisa. Great company, blue sky's and sunshine made for cracking ride out :)

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Post by Si_Walker » 17 Feb 2019 14:52

The B riders to Harvington were as follows; (there are a couple of riders who did not sign the the register, please post to add to the list).

Finbar Cositgan
Claire Fudge
Graham Gamblin
Brett Henshaw
Richard Leaper
Andy McGrath
Alex Rybinski
Lee Spires
Alan Weaver
Si Walker (leading)

James ??

Three riders went ahead of the group before the main group turned off to Broome, they were never seen again!
Hope you got back OK.
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Post by Philip Whiteman » 17 Feb 2019 15:02

Club Run of Excellence

Unfortunately, our speaker on Norwegian poetry was purloined by the B run, so today's cafe discussion was reduced to talking about Byzantine pottery and it's influence on 2nd century middle-eastern diet.

The ride was uneventful albeit ridden at a refreshing pace.

Philip Whiteman (L)
Simon White
HRH Duke of Edinburgh (safety support car)*
Phil Richards
Dave 'right hand turn' Hughes
John Hitchcock
Paul Johnson
Andy Wrightson
Nick Shenton
Kevin Young
Ben Halesowen-Crone

*according to the attendance sheet.
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Post by Lee_spiers1 » 17 Feb 2019 15:22

Si_Walker wrote:
17 Feb 2019 14:52
The B riders to Harvington were as follows; (there are a couple of riders who did not sign the the register, please post to add to the list).

Finbar Cositgan
Claire Fudge
Graham Gamblin
Brett Henshaw
Richard Leaper
Andy McGrath
Alex Rybinski
Lee Spires
Alan Weaver
Si Walker (leading)

James ??

Three riders went ahead of the group before the main group turned off to Broome, they were never seen again!
Hope you got back OK.
Safe and sound - thanks for leading.

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Re: Club Runs - 17th February

Post by Dave Cox » 17 Feb 2019 16:43

You would think these A stream intellectuals would get its right ????

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Post by simplysimon » 17 Feb 2019 18:41

Dave Cox wrote:
17 Feb 2019 16:43
You would think these A stream intellectuals would get its right ????
I assumed that was a translation problem from the original Norwegian?

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Post by Dave Cox » 17 Feb 2019 18:44

> :D

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Post by GrahamGamblin » 17 Feb 2019 19:05

Lovely ride today Si, thanks for leading and thanks to everyone for the company. Spring was briefly in the air!
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Re: Club Runs - 17th February

Post by Yosser » 17 Feb 2019 22:37

Guardian readers alert.Today's follow up discussion point; the Grocers (grocer's) apostrophe. Enjoy.

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