Club runs - 8th March

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Club runs - 8th March

Post by WorcsPhil » 02 Mar 2020 10:52

Another windy day with lots of puddles on Sunday, but that doesn't deter the Beacon club rider, no siree.

Well over 20 riders out on the 3 rides, and thanks to Neil O, Phil G and particularly Mariana for leading for the first time. Excellent stuff, Mariana!

I will talk about the Sunrise/Snowdrop in a separate email, but thanks to all the Beaconites for supporting it...and great to see some audaxers were also out the following day on club rides.

I read the weather is now improving, and we can promise 20c temperatures on Sundays for the rest of the Spring/Summer, so come on out and lead whatever you fancy, be that normal 100kms+ rides, Beacon Bursts or shorter café rides, the choice is yours...come on down!

This weeks rides are:

A: Destination TBC - Nick Shenton (08:30 start)
B: Warwick - Neil Orchard
C: Alcester - George Barker

SC (Short Café) ride at C-ride pace (36 miles) - Botany café - Mariana Sorrell

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Re: Club runs - 8th March

Post by Mariana278 » 02 Mar 2020 14:20

I would like to do a D ride 40 miles somewhere anyone fancy joining me? Maybe botany cafe which is 36 miles ?

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Re: Club runs - 8th March

Post by WorcsPhil » 02 Mar 2020 14:33

Excellent, Mariana...you're in.

It may be worth advising roughly what pace (e.g. 12-14mph) you'll be riding so that others can judge whether to come along...

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Re: Club runs - 8th March

Post by Mariana278 » 02 Mar 2020 14:42

Ok, sorry, C ride pace, I’m not very good with mechanicals too maybe worth mentioning

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Post by Dave Cox » 02 Mar 2020 22:30

That's great Mariana, I'll come along to make sure you have your quota of Daves. Also it will be a new cafe for me. Club run leaders are not obliged to fix other people's mechanicals although we will all help where we can !!!

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Re: Club runs - 8th March

Post by neilo » 02 Mar 2020 23:06

I'll lead a B run this week with a cafe stop, destination tbc.

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Post by George » 03 Mar 2020 18:12

Sunday's C run will probably be to Alcester, >80km/50mi. However, I need to check with the café first. Also, I'm not going to be able to recce the route beforehand, so if anyone knows of any floods etc down that way, please let me know.

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Re: Club runs - 8th March

Post by neilo » 06 Mar 2020 17:37

This weeks B run will be to Warwick, about 60ish miles.

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Post by Nicks_77 » 06 Mar 2020 18:39

I'll take the A Run - Destination TBC (8:30am start)
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Post by CyclingLeedsFan » 06 Mar 2020 21:25

Sounds good. Looking forward to it.

This will be my 3rd ride now with the club. Really enjoyed it so far. Do I have to join the club officially now to carry on with club runs or is that just for races and other stuff?? How does it work?
neilo wrote:
06 Mar 2020 17:37
This weeks B run will be to Warwick, about 60ish miles.

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Re: Club runs - 8th March

Post by Andy Terry » 07 Mar 2020 07:26

George wrote:
03 Mar 2020 18:12
Sunday's C run will probably be to Alcester, >80km/50mi. However, I need to check with the café first. Also, I'm not going to be able to recce the route beforehand, so if anyone knows of any floods etc down that way, please let me know.
Could you post the route please George?

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Post by Nicks_77 » 07 Mar 2020 09:56

Tomorrow's A Run will be to Cobhouse Fisheries - Approx 100km (Note: This will be an 8:30am start)

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Re: Club runs - 8th March

Post by George » 07 Mar 2020 11:10

Apologies for the slowness posting details of Sunday's C run. The weather forecast for tomorrow is a mild day, but breezy with showers. I've therefore decided that maybe it isn't a great day for going anywhere where we might end up sitting outside (as often happens at Alcester). So my new plan is to go to Stourport. I will go over there this afternoon to check that the after-effects of the recent flooding aren't going to create any issues. Pending the outcome of that trip, here is the provisional route. It's moderately hilly, but the hills are mainly long steady drags, rather than anything severe, and it's on the short side to compensate. I won't be going fast.

https://www.strava.com/routes/16387525

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Post by George » 07 Mar 2020 18:02

Table booked at The Windlass. See you all tomorrow!

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Re: Club runs - 8th March

Post by Mariana278 » 08 Mar 2020 13:42

Great turn out today for the shorter C ride, nice route but the wind was a killer
Mariana Sorrill (leading)
David Stephenson
Paul balfe
Adrian Mc Hugh
Huan Dong
Andrew O’Connor
Dave Hughes
John Hitchcock
Tom Owen
Dave Cox
Shout out to derek 81 and joined us for the first 12 miles whoop!
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Post by neilo » 08 Mar 2020 14:33

Bright sunshine with only about 10 minutes of rain today, it's just the wind that needs to stop now!!
A flattish route so the pace was slightly above B run guidelines 🤫
Riders were-
James Bendle
Roger Cutler
Phil Elwell
Neil Evanson
Phil Gameson
Noel O Dwyer
Neil Orchard (leading)
Jon Sadler
Vincent Tennant
George Thorne
Andrew Wrightson
Thanks for a great ride everyone (apart from George)

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Re: Club runs - 8th March

Post by Noel » 08 Mar 2020 14:41

Flattish route he says with 14,000 feet on his Strava :?: :?:

Top route and leading again this week.
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Re: Club runs - 8th March

Post by neilo » 08 Mar 2020 14:46

Elevation corrected Noel 😀👍

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Post by Dave Cox » 08 Mar 2020 15:03

Thanks for leading Mariana. Nice route and very welcoming Cafe

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Post by Nicks_77 » 08 Mar 2020 17:32

Not sure if anyone got the message about an earlier start, or I've developed a bad odour but I was the only one on the A Run to Cobhouse Fisheries.

I waited until 8:30am then set off solo. Happily Phil Whiteman was at the cafe and we rode the return leg together.

On today's billy no mates A Run was:

Nick Shenton
Phil Whiteman (Met at cafe)

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Re: Club runs - 8th March

Post by George » 08 Mar 2020 18:36

On today's C run to Stourport were:

Ade Revenscroft
Andy Terry
Fenella Brown
George Barker (L)
Pete Norman
Si Walker

Thanks to all for your company and your patience.

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Re: Club runs - 8th March

Post by AdeR » 08 Mar 2020 20:10

Thanks George :)
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