A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019

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A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019

Post by WorcsPhil » 06 Mar 2019 19:37

Spring has sprung...and as the classics season turn into the grand tours, summer bikes come out, Stuart's order for mankini's in the tricolore of Beacon RCC arrive and we all look splendid as we ride off to the wondrous cafes of Worcestershire and Warwickshire, and occasionally Staffordshire, white skin itching to be tanned for the Summer. As ever, I long for the diary below to fill up with leaders all vying to put themselves forward and give back to the club that gives so much. You'll see reference to a couple of ridiculous rides below, but please feel free to post alternatives and rides to wherever you want (within reason)

If you are able to lead a club run or two, please post the date and café destination below.

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 that I will post every week.

07/04/2015 No Sunday Club runs - as this is the date of the Beacon's flagship event, the Little Mountain Time Trial. Why not come and along and support. Women's Saturday ride details posted below and on Facebook
14/04/2015 A: Clive's fruit farm - Phil Richards (leaves at 08:30) B: Destination TBC - Matt Hale C: Charlecote - Colin Groves (leaves at 08:30
21/04/2015 A: Broad Acre Fisheries - Ben Crone B: C:)
28/04/2015 A: Upton - Nick Shenton B: Destination TBC - Simon Woodward C: Lavender Hall - Helen Jamieson
05/05/2015 A: Towcester 200kms - Paul Johnson (meet at 07:30 for 07:45 start) B: Destination TBC - Nick Shenton C: Intro
12/05/2015 A: Destination TBC - Nick Shenton B: C:
This is the weekend of Velo Birmingham, so choose your route carefully
19/05/2015 A: Burford - Philip Whiteman (08:15 start) B: Destination TBC - George Barker C: Meriden Cyclists' service via Lavender Hall - Helen Jamieson (Leaving at 8am)
26/05/2015 A: Leominster 200kms - Paul Johnson (meet at 07:30 for 07:45 start) B: C:
02/06/2015 A: Ludlow - Nick Shenton (08:15 start) B: C: Wootton Wawen - Simon White Intro
09/06/2015 A: Wellesbourne - Nick Shenton B: C: Alcester - Colin Groves Beacon Burst: Ian Taylor
16/06/2015 A: Beacon Burst - Neil Orchard B: Edge Hill and Arley - Simon White and Matt Hale respectively C: Lavender Hall - Simon Turner
Saturday 15th : Nick Shenton's 300kms club run to the Cat and Fiddle near Macclesfield, leaves at 06:00 from the Black Horse
23/06/2015 Beacon Burst - Jess Rhodes Jones A: Draycote Water - Neil Orchard B: Wyre Forest - Phil Gameson C: Churchfields at Salwarpe - Carolyn Clegg


30/06/2015 A: 100 in 7 to Whichford Pottery Café - Paul Johnson (08:15 start) B: Albrighton - Nick Shenton (08:15 start) C: Beacon Burst C-Run led by Carolyn Clegg

07/07/2015 A: B: C: Intro:
This is the weekend of Beacon's very first, utterly, utterly, stupid 500kms club run to Skegness and back...the Las Vegas of the East Coast

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Re: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019

Post by ballintrane » 06 Mar 2019 19:57

In preparation for my Skegness(Skegvegas) 500km ride and also Nick Shenton's 300km ride i will be leading two 200km club rides in May.

Sunday 5th May 2019 at 07:45am start to Towcester(Flat)
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29290508?beta=false

Sunday 26th May 2019 at 07:45am start to Leominister/Malvern(Lumpy)
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29290506?beta=false

These will have one main stop(45-50miles) at a greasy spoon of my choice and a second shorter shop stop.
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Post by Dave Cox » 06 Mar 2019 21:37

On 19th May I'll lead a C pace run to the 98th Annual Meriden Memorial Service. It will be an early start at 8.15 so we can stop at Lavender Hall for refreshments. The Service starts at 11.00 and there is tea and cake afterwards. There is an option to return directly from Lavender Hall for a shorter run.

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Post by George » 16 Mar 2019 11:24

I'll lead a B run on 19 May. If the weather in the run-up looks encouraging, and if there's appetite, I might make it a two-stop hundred-in-eight. Otherwise a conventional distance to a well-used destination, e.g. Spetchley. Details to follow early May.

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Post by Nicks_77 » 17 Mar 2019 16:36

I’m proposing an alternative club ride on 12th May from Stoke to Llangollen and back.

This is ideal for those of you wanting to avoid the hoarding masses of cyclists on the Velo Birmingham event.

Starting from Trentham Gardens in Stoke-On-Trent- More details to follow on the Beacon Facebook page and Messageboard.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 20 Mar 2019 16:13

I'll lead an A run on 28th April. Destination: Ilmington Departure: 0815

Provisional Route which may be subject to alteration when leaving Ilmington. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29529876
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Post by Colin G » 29 Mar 2019 16:18

I'll take a C run on the 14th April and 9th June. Destination TBC.

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Post by Tim » 05 Apr 2019 13:56

Sunday 9th June is the Birmingham British Cycling closed road Let's Ride event. Perfect opportunity to do a super intro/family ride straight down the A38 and use the new segregated bike lane (which is to be finished in May, only delivered 5months late by Amey!) and enjoy the closed roads in the city centre around the bull ring, Aston uni, moor street etc.
There are youth races 3-5pm afterwards too.
Can register for it here https://www.letsride.co.uk/events/birmingham
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Post by BenC » 06 Apr 2019 15:44

I can lead the A run on the 21st. It's subject to change, but I'm thinking of going to Broad Acres Fisheries. It's not that far away, so we'll take the scenic route.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 21 Apr 2019 19:16

Sadly I will no longer be available to lead the Sunday A run on 28th April.

I had prewarned the cafe at Ilmington and planned a route and will need to notify them that I no longer intend to use them as a destination. . If anyone wishes to continue with Ilmington then please let me know. My proposed route had been https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29529876
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Post by Nicks_77 » 26 Apr 2019 09:25

The alternative run to Llangollen on the 12th May isn't going ahead now but I'll lead an A Run that day instead, destination - TBC

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Post by Nicks_77 » 26 Apr 2019 09:27

I'll take the A Run on 2nd June - Destination TBC

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Post by Dave Cox » 30 Apr 2019 09:28

Sorry folks I wont now be able to lead a Club Run to the Meriden Cyclists' Memorial Service on 19th May. Or anywhere else really as I'm recovering from a minor op. We'll see if anyone else will pick it up. I'll go over by car or car and Brompton though.

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Post by Dave Cox » 30 Apr 2019 18:54

By way of background to the Memorial Service for those who've not been before. In 1921 a Memorial was set up in Meriden by public subscription to commerate the many cyclists who died in the “Great War” 1914-1918. Meriden was chosen as the centre of England (always a matter of geographical debate!). Thousands turned out for the initial ceremony and it is a tradition that local cyclists and cycling clubs have kept going ever since. 2021 will be the 100th anniversary of course.

It has always been clear that this Memorial and the Service was not to glorify war but a way of fellow cyclists remembering the many young men and women who were caught up in war and those who did not survive. Unfortunately, there have been too many wars since and additional plaques have been added to the Memorial since 1921 including the Second World War and subsequent conflicts.

Our research for the 2014 Service 100 years after the start of WW1 showed how many soldiers from the Empire were involved in the fighting from Africa, Caribbean, India and including Muslim, Sikh and Hindu faiths. The Service is led by the local Vicar to a Christian format but in recent years has included a very moving address by a representative of Veterans for Peace, this year will include a poem from a Sikh representative and next year we plan to involve an Imam. Beacon RCC lays a wreath with the simple message All Faiths and All Nations We Remember. The music is provided by the Bulkington Brass Band.

Cycling was at the height of its popularity in 1914 and many clubs were decimated by the losses of the war. Most of these young men were conscripted into the infantry while women served in hospital units and of course munitions factories. However, there were specific Cycling Battalions as the military experimented with what was still a new technology. Military cycling suffered from the problem familiar to all club run leaders of keeping the group together especially when some were towing guns or ammunition. Also because parades are important to military training and traditions the cycles passing at walking pace wobbling around looked untidy compared to smart marchers or tanks in crawler gears. In practice most military cycling was for scouting and communications purposes although some early BSA folding bikes were used by parachutists in the Second World War.

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Post by ballintrane » 06 May 2019 13:02

I'll lead a 100 in 7 A run on 30/6 for our annual visit to Whichford Pottery(The Straw Kitchen) 08:15 am start.
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Post by Philip Whiteman » 06 May 2019 16:35

19th May - A run to Burford nr Tenbury. Departure: 08:15
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Post by George » 07 May 2019 21:33

I'd like to know what sort of B run people would prefer on 19 May.

See viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8930

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Post by Hels147 » 09 May 2019 22:00

I’ll lead the C to Meriden for the memorial service. It’ll be an 8am start, ride to lavender hall fisheries for breakfast, then on to Meriden for the service. Bring something warm if the weather is inclement.
If you’re all about the destination, take a f#€king flight!

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Post by Dave Cox » 10 May 2019 06:15

Many thanks Helen I'll meet you at Lavender Hall. Looking forward to getting at least one club run point again !!!

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Re: A, B and C Club runs April, May and June 2019

Post by neilo » 03 Jun 2019 16:43

I'll lead an A run on the 23rd June, destination tbc.

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