Club Runs - 5th January

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Club Runs - 5th January

Post by WorcsPhil » 30 Dec 2019 09:37

So, that's it...that's the end of that decade, did you make the most of it? Did you ride as much as you wanted?

If not, then the club runs is the ideal occasion to do more this decade before we're all too old to ride a bike. We have teens to octagenerians riding bikes in this club, so what's your excuse? There are a range of club runs at different speeds and we're the only club offering 3 or 4 rides a week at different speeds and lengths, so stop staying indoors thinking 'I'll start next year', pump up them tyres and get riding.

Please start posting your free times to the Jan/Feb/March thread on when you can lead and post here if you can lead for the first club run of the 480 we have planned for this decade. They can be anything from 20kms to 700kms, suggest it and they will come...

This week's rides are:

A: Albrighton - Nick Shenton
B: Beacon Burst 22miler at approx. 15mph - Gemma Johnson
C: Worcester Country Park - Noel O'Dwyer
No Intro ride in January, back in February!

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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by Nicks_77 » 30 Dec 2019 15:47

I'll take the A Run to either Spiders Web or 1232 Cafe in Albrighton

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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by Gemma_j1983 » 02 Jan 2020 21:37

I’ll lead a ride round earlswood loop. 22.5miles
Will be min of 15mph.
Everyone is welcome, boy or girls

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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by Noel » 03 Jan 2020 08:41

I will lead the C run to Worcester Country Park.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10976764

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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by Si_Walker » 04 Jan 2020 18:48

Noel wrote:
03 Jan 2020 08:41
I will lead the C run to Worcester Country Park.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10976764
If the C group is quite big or if there is a preference for some riders, Ill lead a faster group to the same place, with maybe a modified starting route to Belbroughton.
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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by Andy Terry » 04 Jan 2020 19:11

Si_Walker wrote:
04 Jan 2020 18:48
Noel wrote:
03 Jan 2020 08:41
I will lead the C run to Worcester Country Park.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10976764
If the C group is quite big or if there is a preference for some riders, Ill lead a faster group to the same place, with maybe a modified starting route to Belbroughton.
So, same route to Worcester but a bit faster?

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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by Matt Hale » 04 Jan 2020 19:55

Sounds good Si...was going to suggest the same :D

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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by Si_Walker » 05 Jan 2020 08:16

Andy Terry wrote:
04 Jan 2020 19:11
Si_Walker wrote:
04 Jan 2020 18:48
Noel wrote:
03 Jan 2020 08:41
I will lead the C run to Worcester Country Park.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10976764
If the C group is quite big or if there is a preference for some riders, Ill lead a faster group to the same place, with maybe a modified starting route to Belbroughton.
So, same route to Worcester but a bit faster?
Andy: Yes, same route from Belbroughton and a bit faster, will miss out St Kenelms section, but go up Egghill to Wasley hills then Quantry Lane Bell End to Belbroughton,
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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by Gemma_j1983 » 05 Jan 2020 12:13

Today Earlswood loop was

Gemma Johnson - Leading
Dan Newns
Helen Jaimeson
Phil Gameson
Tom Williams
Erin - new rider

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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by Si_Walker » 05 Jan 2020 14:29

The alternative 'B' group to Worcester CP averaged 15.7 mph on an uneventful ride and not quite adhering to the planned route.
Riders were as follows;

David Cole (at the cafe)
Jemima Cooper (New Rider)
Neil Evanson
Clare Fudge
Matt Hale
Toby Hale
Neil Lynch
Andy McGrath
Neil Orchard
Jon Sadler
Ade Ravenscroft
Andy Terry
Si Walker (Leading)
Tony Webb (at the cafe)
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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by Noel » 05 Jan 2020 15:30

On the C ride to Worcester Country park today were,

Pete Norman
Dave Cox.
David Stephenson
Adrian Mc Hugh
Bryony Aitken
Helen Colson
Si Turner
Rob Wade
Paul Balfe
Ann Hughes (to Droitwich)
Noel O’Dwyer (l)

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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by Dave Cox » 05 Jan 2020 15:41

Thanks for leading Noel - a really enjoyable run

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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by PaulB » 05 Jan 2020 16:12

Noel wrote:
05 Jan 2020 15:30
On the C ride to Worcester Country park today were,

Pete Norman
Dave Cox.
David Stephenson
Adrian Mc Hugh
Bryony Aitken
Helen Colson
Si Turner
Rob Wade
Paul Balfe
Ann Hughes (to Droitwich)
Noel O’Dwyer (l)

Brilliant route Noel, well done on leading and enjoyed the day out, good banter, good cafe stop
Thank You

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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by Nicks_77 » 05 Jan 2020 16:14

Today's A Run to Albrighton was quite an eventful one with 3 separate incidents involving idiot drivers.

The first unfortunately resulted in a crash involving Andy & John. Andy came off the worst in his attempt to avoid a van driver who had taken exception to us being on the road/existing and circled around a junction to intimidate us further. Unfortunately Andy crashed into the back of John whilst avoiding what can only be described as a total bell end in the van.

Andy has suffered a bashed up knee, hip and arm and damage to his clothing but managed to finish the ride. John suffered a damaged shoe and came off unscathed.

In the other 2 incidents a Mercedes driver gave us all a close pass going at well over 60mph, so much so the wing mirror clipped my jacket. The 3rd incident was another close pass at slower speed.

It's incidents like these today that sometimes makes me question why I carry on riding with such disregard for our lives and makes me consider the purchase and use of cameras on all rides.

Thankfully we all got back without further issue. Andy I hope you heal up soon mate.

Nick Shenton (Leading)
Andy Wrightson
John Williams
Paul Johnson

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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by Lee_spiers1 » 05 Jan 2020 17:27

Jesus! Glad to hear it wasn’t too bad!

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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by PaulB » 05 Jan 2020 17:52

Nicks_77 wrote:
05 Jan 2020 16:14
Today's A Run to Albrighton was quite an eventful one with 3 separate incidents involving idiot drivers.

The first unfortunately resulted in a crash involving Andy & John. Andy came off the worst in his attempt to avoid a van driver who had taken exception to us being on the road/existing and circled around a junction to intimidate us further. Unfortunately Andy crashed into the back of John whilst avoiding what can only be described as a total bell end in the van.

Andy has suffered a bashed up knee, hip and arm and damage to his clothing but managed to finish the ride. John suffered a damaged shoe and came off unscathed.

In the other 2 incidents a Mercedes driver gave us all a close pass going at well over 60mph, so much so the wing mirror clipped my jacket. The 3rd incident was another close pass at slower speed.

It's incidents like these today that sometimes makes me question why I carry on riding with such disregard for our lives and makes me consider the purchase and use of cameras on all rides.

Thankfully we all got back without further issue. Andy I hope you heal up soon mate.

Nick Shenton (Leading)
Andy Wrightson
John Williams
Paul Johnson

Thats terribel, thats why i have front and rear cameras on at all times plus a head cam on my helmet when im out on my own.
I also have a little sign on the back of my small saddlebag saying " You're on camera".
Iy is quite amazing how motorists approach from behind, i can hear them coming up behind fst and then all of a sudden sow down
Thank You

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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by Dave Cox » 05 Jan 2020 18:36

Awful news. Hope you get well soon Andy

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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by PaulB » 05 Jan 2020 19:54

Dave Cox wrote:
05 Jan 2020 18:36
Awful news. Hope you get well soon Andy
yep agree
get well soon Andy
Thank You

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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by bikercolin » 05 Jan 2020 22:19

Nearly killed today on the Henly- Studly road i came down on the grass by the small Church on a right turn. Driver did'nt see me or my exposure light.empathy for everything said, I am looking into a camera now too.
Get well soon Andy

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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by AdeR » 06 Jan 2020 09:32

That is awful news - get well soon Andy. Thanks to Si for a great run.
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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by George » 06 Jan 2020 10:34

Bloody hell. I suddenly feel very lucky to be stuck indoors with man-flu.

Best wishes to all the victims of aggression and carelessness.

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Re: Club Runs - 5th January

Post by Matt Hale » 06 Jan 2020 17:52

Andy,

This is the race/climb I mentioned with a super long climb:
http://www.taiwankom.org/en/index.asp

Looks a very long climb - how does it compare to the one you did in Colombia?
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