Club Runs - 1st September

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Club Runs - 1st September

Post by WorcsPhil » 26 Aug 2019 22:10

Plenty of big things happening last week that I will report on separately in the next few days, but.....

Can it be September already? So where did that time go...what a great summer of cycling we’re having, but before the autumnal air arrives and everybody succumbs to back-to-schools colds, why not take advantage of the fitness you have and roll out them summer bikes for a few more weeks. Thanks to Paul, Nick, Matt and Finbarr for leading last weeks’ Sunday rides and to Richard Leaper for a Monday Club Run invite...there were 18 riders out on the 5 rides, but as we all return from holidays or overseas adventures, club run attendance will only grow in September.

As such, it would be good to get VOLUNTEERS coming forward in advance for the club Runs this weekend...get your names down and details on cafe destinations.

This week’s rides are: Rides leave at 09:15 unless otherwise stated.

Beacon Burst A-Run - Ian Taylor
A: Circumcision of Birmingham 200k ride - Nick Shenton (meet at 07:50, leaving at 8am sharp)
B: Toddington - Si Walker (meet at 08:15 for 08:30 depart)
C: Volunteer required

Intro ride: Earlswood, Dave Cole leading, supported by Dave Cox

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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by Nicks_77 » 27 Aug 2019 17:18

This weeks A Run is another 200km jaunt around the lanes and roads of the Midlands.

This time we'll be revisiting our own Mr Richards Circumcision of Birmingham route. I've had to tweak it a bit as it wasn't actually 200km for those of us wanting to submit a DIY Audax entry for September.

Here is the route - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30959648

I propose a prompt 8am start so meet at The Black Horse for 7:45. Hopefully it'll stay dry :lol:

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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by ballintrane » 27 Aug 2019 17:40

Nicks_77 wrote:
27 Aug 2019 17:18
This weeks A Run is another 200km jaunt around the lanes and roads of the Midlands.

This time we'll be revisiting our own Mr Richards Circumcision of Birmingham route. I've had to tweak it a bit as it wasn't actually 200km for those of us wanting to submit a DIY Audax entry for September.

Here is the route - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30959648

I propose a prompt 8am start so meet at The Black Horse for 7:45. Hopefully it'll stay dry :lol:
Nick if your thinking of using that cafe in Polesworth for the first stop i would check to see if it's open because when we went past it last week it was shut.
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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by David Cole » 27 Aug 2019 17:56

I will lead an Introductory ride to Earlswood this Sunday

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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by Dave Cox » 27 Aug 2019 20:32

That's great Dave I'll be around to ride support if needed

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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by David Cole » 27 Aug 2019 20:40

Thanks Dave
Depending on numbers we may need a back marker
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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by caashford » 28 Aug 2019 10:08

Thanks @Nick Shenton, much appreciated. What do you have the controls / coffee stops down for the route, just so I can submit for DIY?

I will probably be riding in from Newport so will be an early start for me, and just drop in and out as close as possible to complete the full loop.

Cheers
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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by Nicks_77 » 28 Aug 2019 15:52

ballintrane wrote:
27 Aug 2019 17:40
Nicks_77 wrote:
27 Aug 2019 17:18
This weeks A Run is another 200km jaunt around the lanes and roads of the Midlands.

This time we'll be revisiting our own Mr Richards Circumcision of Birmingham route. I've had to tweak it a bit as it wasn't actually 200km for those of us wanting to submit a DIY Audax entry for September.

Here is the route - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30959648

I propose a prompt 8am start so meet at The Black Horse for 7:45. Hopefully it'll stay dry :lol:
Nick if your thinking of using that cafe in Polesworth for the first stop i would check to see if it's open because when we went past it last week it was shut.
Ok cheers for the heads up Paul. If it's closed there is a Co-Op close by instead.

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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by WorcsPhil » 28 Aug 2019 15:56

Thanks Daves!!

...and can we have a B-ride and C-Ride leader coming forward please, weather looks fine so be good to get a full set of club rides lined up in advance.

As the A-ride is a 200kms jaunt on Sunday, people are also most welcome to lead a Beacon Burst as an antidote and shorter option for A-riders...

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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by slogfester » 29 Aug 2019 17:29

Nick

Where and what distance are the stops on the A run? For those of us who don't do 200 km before-breakfast, need to know how much food to carry and if I'm going to survive. Have yet to do even a 100 miler this season :shock:
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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by IanT » 30 Aug 2019 09:03

I can lead a Burst - around 75k non stop at a brisk pace. 9am meet for 9.15am departure.

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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by Si_Walker » 30 Aug 2019 18:38

I will lead a B ride to Toddington, 82 miles, out via Droitwich and Pershore and return via Fladbury and Feckenham. It is relatively flat so it might suit some aspiring B riders to increase their distance endurance. Pace average will be about 15 mph. It is 45 miles to the cafe stop (Flag and Whistle Railway cafe) so I advise a calorific breakfast and to carry 2 full bottles and some energy bars or cake plus ensure you have the route below downloaded for your device.

Weather is predicted to be cooler at 10-14 deg C with light rain PM.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27502291

Meet at the BH at 08:15 for an earlier start than usual at 08:30 hrs., estimated return time 15:00 hrs.

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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by Nicks_77 » 31 Aug 2019 09:35

slogfester wrote:
29 Aug 2019 17:29
Nick

Where and what distance are the stops on the A run? For those of us who don't do 200 km before-breakfast, need to know how much food to carry and if I'm going to survive. Have yet to do even a 100 miler this season :shock:
There will be a cafe/shop stop approximately every 50km give or take but anyone is free to stop at anytime for a refuel on the route.

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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by Fordy » 31 Aug 2019 10:33

On the B ride tomorrow on the way out toward Toddington are you going via Quantry Lane or coming back that way? If it’s out then I can join in there or Fairfield as I live on Farley Lane so no need to go into Northfield. I can then peel off on the way back at Barnt Green. Thanks. Matt

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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by Si_Walker » 31 Aug 2019 16:57

Fordy wrote:
31 Aug 2019 10:33
On the B ride tomorrow on the way out toward Toddington are you going via Quantry Lane or coming back that way? If it’s out then I can join in there or Fairfield as I live on Farley Lane so no need to go into Northfield. I can then peel off on the way back at Barnt Green. Thanks. Matt
Matt, Yes out via Dayhouse Bank, Quantry lane, Fairfield & return via Barnt Green to the BH - see the route here.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27502291

Join us on that section, probably be 8.45 ish at that point.
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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by Fordy » 31 Aug 2019 17:56

Awesome thank you. I’ll see how I get on as my hamstring is a little sore but should be fine. I’ve fully rested today so fingers crossed. See you there 🚴🏼‍♂️

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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by IanT » 01 Sep 2019 13:21

On the Burst today were:

Ian Taylor
Matt Clegg
Gemma Johnson
Toby Hale
Matt Hale

Near perfect conditions made for a very enjoyable ride.

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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by PhilG » 01 Sep 2019 14:00

Not content with the paltry selection of rides on offer today (Beacon Burst, very long A run, long B run and Intro. ride) I led a short unadvertised C run.
We went out via Tardebigge and back via Danzey Green. The roads were pretty quiet for the most part, until we ran into a huge car boot sale south of Redditch. We stopped at Earlswood lakes after about 28 miles, then came back via a pretty direct route.

On the ride were:
Neil Evanson
Phil Gameson (leader)
Mel Kavanagh
Dave Little
Phil Gameson

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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by Si_Walker » 01 Sep 2019 15:05

Th B ride to Toddington was uneventful, with good conditions, a headwind on the way out and one brief shower on the return, slightly faster than estimated at 15.7 mph and back before 3pm
Riders were as follows;

Fenella Brown
Matt Ford
Claire Fudge
Cedric Gioan
Ewan Ross
Si Walker (Leading)
Simon White (outward only)
Philip Whiteman
Simon Woodward
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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by David Cole » 01 Sep 2019 16:23

On the Intro ride today to Earlswood Craft Centre were:
Dave Cole (leader)
Dave Cox (back marker)
Adam Simcox
Rob Poole
Derek Reynolds
Paul Balfe
Also claiming points because they made their way to the cafe independently:
Paul Deane
Wally lowe
Bob Green

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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by Hels147 » 01 Sep 2019 21:37

We had a ladies ride on Saturday, just laurie and I. Please put laurie down as leader as she dragged me round and deserves those extra points!!!!
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Re: Club Runs - 1st September

Post by Nicks_77 » 02 Sep 2019 08:16

Perfect conditions on what will probably be the last long A Run of the season today.

A large turnout of riders who enjoyed a circular route around Birmingham. Thanks to all who came along.

Nick Shenton (Leading)
Phil Richards (Mr PBP)
Paul Johnson (Love Staffordshire ambassador)
Neil Orchard
Neil Lynch
James Tate
Ka Li
Barry Evans
Chris Ashford
Andy Wrightson
Ben "Taffy" Crone

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