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Post by toby » 04 Feb 2016 17:32

The race starts on Wednesday 15th June. Lizzie Armitstead should be racing, so this will be a chance to cheer on the current World Road Racing Champion.

On Thursday 16th, stage two passes through Beacon Club run territory with a stage from Atherstone to Stratford Upon Avon.
If there is sufficient interest, I'd suggest A, B and C paced runs to a pre-determined point on the course, all meeting at the same point so we can form a tricolore wall along each side of the road in our finest red, white and green spandex. And maybe scrawl LIZZIE and BEACON in the road (as well as the names of some our other favourite racers).

Stages 3 and 4 pass through "Shenton Country" and I gather he is thinking about one of his classic road trips out for one of those stages as well.

So let's get those holiday requests in at work and we can devise routes and more concrete plans in the meantime!

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Post by rob64 » 04 Feb 2016 23:19

Count me in for an A pace ride out. Great idea Toby

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Post by Dave Cox » 05 Feb 2016 18:27

Yep its in the diary for a leisurely C paced excursion

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Post by John D » 05 Feb 2016 19:55

Good call Toby. I've had a word with myself and decided to allow myself a day off....joys of the self employed

Hope there's a good turnout, that's 2 for the c run

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Post by Hels147 » 05 Feb 2016 22:56

John D wrote:
Hope there's a good turnout, that's 2 for the c run
3 for the C run.... My 'expression of interest' was made on the FB post. :D
Beacon awards dinner on 1 December.

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Post by toby » 16 May 2016 12:47

With a month to go, just wanted to "bump" this and make sure those interested had the time off on the 16th June and to see if anyone else wants to come and watch the race with us.

Between now and then we can discuss where to watch the race go past and routes there etc.

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Post by toby » 08 Jun 2016 14:54

This is the schedule for next Thursday's stage;

http://www.womenstour.co.uk/files/docum ... on_ETA.pdf

I am planning to ride to Meriden and then to Stratford for the finish.
If people have different plans or variation of pace then we could meet up on Bridge St as near to the finish as possible?!

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Post by jdtate101 » 08 Jun 2016 20:04

Would love to, but I'll be racing the SSSCCRRL that night...

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Post by Andy Terry » 09 Jun 2016 16:56

I was thinking Burton Dassett then back to Stratford for the finish. If that's too tight for time then maybe Kineton area or Warwick.

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Post by Andy Terry » 13 Jun 2016 12:30

I've sorted out a route to Ruth's at Leek Wootton. 8.45 start from the BH will give us plenty of time at C+ pace.

All welcome of course, or we'll see you there.

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Post by Dave Cox » 15 Jun 2016 18:35

Thanks Andy hope to join you. Weather is looking marginally better in latest forecast.

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Post by AlanW » 16 Jun 2016 10:17

Dave Cox wrote: Weather is looking marginally better in latest forecast.
Really.....?
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