Intro Ride - Sun 4th July - Aztec Adventure RIDE FULL

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Intro Ride - Sun 4th July - Aztec Adventure RIDE FULL

Post by djj212 » 11 Jun 2021 11:39

I have the pleasure of leading the July intro ride. The June ride was really well received and as a result there has been plenty of interest in subsequent D and C rides.

Hopefully we'll get the same engagement levels for July!

As always, prospective members are most welcome, as are those returning to road cycling. If you're new to group rides, please have a read of the club run guidelines.

The meeting time will be 08:45 at the Black Horse, in Northfield.

We'll have a quick chat about the ride before setting off.

The destination will be the Boat Shack Cafe at Aztec Adventure in Upton Warren. It's a loop approximately 30miles/50km long, with about 1600ft of total elevation. We'll aim for 10-12mph average speed, or the pace of the slowest rider. We'll stick together as a group in any case. There are no huge climbs, but is steadily uphill on the way back.

Maximum of eight riders, we'll split into two groups at the cafe.

Rich Chaplin has kindly volunteered to assist on the day.

The route is here.

For any prospective members, I'll be taking phone numbers for track and trace purposes. This can either be done on the day, or through a direct message on the forum.

Names below, please! Any questions, please feel free to ask.

David Jones (L)
Marie-Lucie Gioan
James Perrett
Huan Dong
Dan Thurston
Ben Holmshaw
Jason Green
Simon Buckley
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Post by MLG » 17 Jun 2021 21:12

Hello David,
I have done my two intros offered to people who want to join the club but don't feel ready to move up to a C ride. If your intro ride is not full, would you mind me joining your group ?
Thank you
Marie-Lucie

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Post by djj212 » 17 Jun 2021 22:53

Hi Marie-Lucie

Of course, I'm sure there'll be room. Look forward to it!

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Post by James Perrett » 18 Jun 2021 09:33

Hi David,

I sent an email through recently but thought I’d post here also, hope that’s okay!

New to the area and hoping to join the club and wished to come along to this introductory ride to get to know a few people and get a feel for the club also (already fairly certain at this point I’ll be joining anyway).

Could I get my name put down please to attend this ride?

My number is 07807416656 as well for track and trace.

Thank you 😊

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Post by djj212 » 18 Jun 2021 09:37

Hi James,

Welcome to sunny Brum! Always good to see new people, you're in. Thanks for providing your number, much appreciated.

See you in a few weeks

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Post by James Perrett » 18 Jun 2021 09:39

Amazing thank you! Looking forward to it 😊 see you then!

James

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Post by MLG » 19 Jun 2021 21:48

Many thanks. If by chance, you are full, let me know and I will step down.
xx ML

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Post by hd264 » 21 Jun 2021 19:40

Hi David,
I have a couple of friends who would like to come on your intro run so can we all sign up together please?
Their names are Dan Thurston and Ameet Ghasi and my name is Huan Dong
Many thanks,
Huan
ps I'm happy to provide assistance during the ride if you need it

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Post by djj212 » 21 Jun 2021 20:27

Hi Huan,

Great stuff! Thanks for the offer, too, much appreciated. I look forward to meeting you all.

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Post by hd264 » 22 Jun 2021 10:35

Great thanks! See you on the 4th.
Huan

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Post by Rich_Chaplin » 22 Jun 2021 14:12

Dave, great that the ride is filling up and with Huan offering to support (he has plenty of club run experience) I'm happy to drop out and free up another place.

I'll keep checking in and if anything changes or if there is still a place on the day then I'll jump back on or join another ride.

Cheers
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Post by djj212 » 22 Jun 2021 15:00

Rich, if you're sure then that's great, thank you. We'll see who else signs up, but appreciated.
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Post by hd264 » 27 Jun 2021 22:08

Hi, unfortunately Ameet has had to pull out but me and Dan will still be coming, so there should be one more space if more people want to sign up.
Cheers,
Huan

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Post by MightyWedders » 28 Jun 2021 07:57

Hi David,

If there’s still space I’d love to join the July ride. I emailed the address on the website but didn’t get a reply so posting here to check.

Are we able to park on the Black Horse car park?

Thanks,

Ben Holmshaw

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Post by djj212 » 28 Jun 2021 08:00

hd264 wrote:
27 Jun 2021 22:08
Hi, unfortunately Ameet has had to pull out but me and Dan will still be coming, so there should be one more space if more people want to sign up.
Cheers,
Huan
Thanks for letting me know Huan, much appreciated!
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Post by djj212 » 28 Jun 2021 08:07

MightyWedders wrote:
28 Jun 2021 07:57
Hi David,

If there’s still space I’d love to join the July ride. I emailed the address on the website but didn’t get a reply so posting here to check.

Are we able to park on the Black Horse car park?

Thanks,

Ben Holmshaw
Hi Ben, welcome! There's room for you to join us, look forward to meeting you. In terms of parking, I'd be wary of using the BH car park (I'm not sure of the restrictions, but I've heard a few bad stories with other Wetherspoons!). There's plenty of room to park on Great Stone Road, which leads up to the Black Horse.
Failing that, you're more than welcome to park outside my house (5 minute ride from the BH) until you've figured out somewhere better to park. Drop me a message if you want to do that and I'll pop over my address.

Thanks

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Post by VeloVert » 30 Jun 2021 09:41

Hi Dave,

I’d like to come on Sunday if there’s room?

Happy to run the back if needed.

Cheers
Jason

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Post by djj212 » 30 Jun 2021 09:50

Hi Jason,

You're in, looks like we've got plenty of help on the day!

Thanks

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Post by djj212 » 02 Jul 2021 11:24

Just a quick note to say that the weather looks 'changeable' on Sunday morning, with light rain forecast. I completely understand if people aren't comfortable riding in poor conditions, so please let me know if this is the case. The ride will go ahead regardless for those that are still planning on coming.

Fitting fenders/mudguards is a very good idea, especially riding in a group. (But by no means compulsory, so please don't feel like you have to rush out and buy any).

I would however recommend bringing a waterproof jacket.

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Post by djj212 » 04 Jul 2021 14:18

Thanks to all for a lovely ride, somehow managing to avoid the worst of the downpours! A bit grippy on the way back, but a really good average pace overall.
A quick note to say that Chris Yan will be leading a D ride next week, for anyone wanting similar distance and pace as today.
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Post by James Perrett » 04 Jul 2021 14:25

Thank you for today! Not quite sure how we avoided all the rain! Great to meet everyone and looking forward to joining some more rides in next few weeks and will be signing up to the club this week :D

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Post by Scb123 » 04 Jul 2021 21:01

Many thanks Dave and all for a great ride today.

Definitely showed me that my solo rides have clearly not had enough hills! :D

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Post by MLG » 04 Jul 2021 21:59

Really lovely ride. Thank you, David. I particularly like the fact that the pace is well adjusted to the needs of the riders.xx ML

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