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Club Run Route Database

Post by CakeStop » 26 Dec 2012 22:37

Typical routes to popular club run destinations follow below - thanks to Sean Barker for providing a good number of these. If you have an alternative route to an existing destination or a route to a new destination please reply and this will be added to the relevant section.

It may be useful if you could add brief comments along the lines of "hilly 55 mile route to xxxxx using some minor lanes which get muddy after wet weather" or any other info that might be useful.
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Arley Arboretum

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:17

Arley Arboretum A B & C run destination (Tea room closed during winter)

60 mile route by Andy Terry
http://ridewithgps.com/trips/82447
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Bewdley

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:18

Bewdley A B & C run destination - various cafes available

51 mile route by Laurence Cooley returning via Kinver http://connect.garmin.com/course/2625312

57 mile route by Sean Barker passing the riverside cafes and the railway station
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Beacon-RCC-Bewdley
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Bidford Glider Club

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:20

Bidford Glider Club A B & C run destination - NB only open during BST

61 mile route by Sean Barker
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Be ... Club536296

58 mile route by Steve Smith
http://www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php?l ... idford.gpx
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Chaddesley Corbett (Rowberry's Garden Centre)

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:20

Chaddesley Corbett (Rowberry's Garden Centre) Intro ride destination
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Charlecote (Garden Centre)

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:22

Charlecote (Garden Centre) A B & C run destination

58 mile route by Steve Smith
http://www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php?l ... lecote.gpx
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Cob House Fishery (Whichenford)

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:23

Cob House Fishery (Whichenford) A B & C run destination

61 mile route by Andy Terry
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/468065
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Croome Park

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:24

Croome Park A B & C run destination

62.4 mile route by Sean Barker
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Be ... roome-Park

61.5 mile route by Sean Barker
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Beacon-Croome-Park
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Cutnall Green (Lord Mortons)

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:24

Cutnall Green (Lord Mortons) Intro ride destination
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Earlswood (Manor House Tea Rooms)

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:25

Earlswood (Manor House Tea Rooms) Intro ride destination

23 mile route by Steve Smith
http://www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php?l ... dintro.gpx
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Evesham (Hampton Ferry Cafe)

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:26

Evesham (Hampton Ferry Cafe) A B & C run destination

60 mile route by Sean Barker
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Evesham
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Halfpenny Green Airport

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:26

Halfpenny Green Airport A B & C run destination

49 mile route by Steve Smith
http://www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php?l ... _green.gpx
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Hatton Locks

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:28

Hatton Locks Occasional destination for club runs curtailed due to poor weather - only suitable for small groups.
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Holt Heath (Broomfield Fruit Farm)

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:31

Holt Heath (Broomfield Fruit Farm) A B & C runs - not too distant so useful during winter but quite small so one group only.

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Hillers Garden Centre (Dunnington)

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:32

Hillers Garden Centre (Dunnington) Not a frequent destination but useful if a ride is curtailed due to poor weather

58.6 mile route by Sean Barker
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Hillers-GC
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Ilshaw Heath (Stables)

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:33

Ilshaw Heath (Stables) Intro ride destination

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Lavender Hall Fishery (Balsall Common)

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:39

Lavender Hall Fishery (Balsall Common) A B & C run destination

51 mile route by Steve Smith
http://www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php?l ... _dec09.gpx
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Leamington Spa (Alfonso’s)

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:40

Leamington Spa (Alfonso’s) A B & C run destination

56 mile route by Steve Smith
http://www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php?l ... ington.gpx

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Kenilworth

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:41

Kenilworth A B & C run destination

55.5 mile route by Sean Barker
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/be ... kenilworth
NB - This route leads to Time for Tea near the castle but due to overcrowding there the preferred destination is now [Escape Cafe, 47 Abbey End, CV8 1QJ] which this route goes near but not directly past. Tel 01926 863 200.
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Pershore

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:41

Pershore A B & C run destination (has not been visited for some time)

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Rays Farm (Billingsley)

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:43

Rays Farm (Billingsley) A B & C run destination

65 mile route by Andy Terry
http://ridewithgps.com/trips/127244
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Spetchley Gardens

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:44

Spetchley Gardens A B & C run destination (closed during winter)

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Stratford Railway carriage

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:45

Stratford Railway carriage A B & C run destination

62 mile route by Sean Barker
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Be ... riage-5344
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Upton upon Severn

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:45

Upton upon Severn A B & C run destination

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Warwick (Tuckery)

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:46

Warwick (Tuckery) A B & C run destination

62.4 mile route by Sean Barker
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/beacon-rcc-warwick

54 mile route by Steve Smith - longer outward leg & shorter return
http://www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php?l ... rwick2.gpx

54 mile route by Steve Smith - roughly equal outward & return distances
http://www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php?l ... rwick1.gpx
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Wellesbourne Airfield

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:47

Wellesbourne Airfield A B & C run destination

56 mile route by Steve Smith
http://www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php?l ... rfield.gpx
Last edited by Beacon RCC on 28 Dec 2012 21:15, edited 1 time in total.

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Wheelbarrow Castle (Radford)

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:48

Wheelbarrow Castle (Radford) Occasional visits by A B & C runs (shorter distance than normal)

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Worcester Country Park

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:49

Worcester Country Park A B & C run destination

link no longer worked so has been removed
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Wyre Forest

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:49

Wyre Forest A B & C run destination

55 mile route by Sean Barker
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Be ... yre-Forest
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Yew Tree Farm (Wootton Wawen)

Post by Beacon RCC » 28 Dec 2012 19:52

Yew Tree Farm (Wootton Wawen) A little out of range for intro rides, and nearby for A B & C runs but useful during poor weather or can be visited using a circuitous route.

48 mile route by Steve Smith
http://www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php?l ... w_tree.gpx

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Post by laurence_cooley » 06 Jan 2013 16:39

Here's the route I used for Bewdley today, returning via Kinver: http://connect.garmin.com/course/2625312.

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Obscure Destinations

Post by Philip Whiteman » 06 Jan 2013 19:40

Here are some rarely used but interesting A run destinations

Cosford RAF Museum

link no longer worked so has been removed

Toddington Station. Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway. Subject to operating days.

link no longer worked so has been removed

Bridgnorth SVR Station. Subject to operating days.

link no longer worked so has been removed
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Post by laurence_cooley » 03 Feb 2013 15:23

Here's my route to Charlecote from today, using a mixture of lanes and main roads: http://connect.garmin.com/course/2795902.

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Re: Pershore

Post by laurence_cooley » 19 Feb 2013 15:33

Beacon RCC wrote:Pershore A B & C run destination (has not been visited for some time)
Is there any particular reason why there's not been a club run to Pershore recently? I was trying to think of alternative destinations for leading club runs in the spring, and Pershore came to mind.

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Post by IanT » 19 Feb 2013 16:04

Other than a curious incident involving a dog, a pram and an irate pedestrian, that I won't go into here, nothing that I'm aware of. I've used it on several occasions on solo rides and I know other clubs use it as a club run destination. Good cafe on the square that we passed on the audax last Saturday, the name of which escapes me currently...

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 19 Feb 2013 16:39

Abbey Tea Rooms are open on a Sunday. However, I doubt their ability to handle an influx of cyclists. Some years ago, when I questioned their willingness to take groups, they were not very enthusiastic.
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Post by laurence_cooley » 19 Feb 2013 17:11

There's a recent review on Google by a Halesowen member who says they were welcoming to a big group of cyclists, so perhaps it's worth a try. We could always just have one run going there, to test the water.

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Post by David Cole » 19 Feb 2013 17:19

We went to the Abbey tea rooms about 10 years ago, when they were glad to have us because few people were going out into the countryside - because of the BSE crisis.

They coped with the club runs very well and did a good deal of beans on toast / bacon sandwich + tea or coffee for £3. However once the crisis was over they weren't interested in having us anymore because we overlapped with the Sunday lunches.

It may be that the management has changed now and want to encourage cyclists

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 20 Oct 2014 15:18

Bromyard A Run

Route used on 19th, October 2014.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6315769

Cafe: http://www.flowerdews.co.uk/
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Post by petemarshall » 16 Nov 2014 13:53

Some lumpy but short routes used for C rides

Bewdley via Lickey and return via Clent
71 km 980m ascent

http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=wdegtraihvphubea

Kinver via Clent, return via Lickey
65 km 960m ascent

http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=trrvwwuycrmemuvc


Arley via Clent
70 km 960m ascent

http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=oxmmesrfmtivfbdm

Kinver via Clent
60 km 850m ascent

http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=ixlkkbqgtpdxqifh

all feature country lanes that can be dodgy in poor weather, but nothing desperate.

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Post by laurence_cooley » 11 Jan 2015 18:37

Bewdley
A hilly route to Bewdley (c. 1500 m of climbing in 97 km): http://connect.garmin.com/course/8652868.

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Post by Tim » 31 Jan 2017 18:06

Pinched this and used today. Very nice route


Bewdley A B & C run destination - various cafes available

51 mile route by Laurence Cooley returning via Kinver http://connect.garmin.com/course/2625312
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Re: Club Run Route Database

Post by WorcsPhil » 01 Jan 2018 10:42

About time we updated our routes with some more options, so here's a few potential café destinations from the last couple of years:

Mickleton - a flat 106kms to a café that struggles with more than 6 riders:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26460856

Cobhouse Fisheries - 111kms with a couple of tough climbs after the café:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26125094

Whichford and the splendid pottery café - 100miler devised by Paul Johnson
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23727345

Ray's Farm - 108kms...everything is quite hilly around there:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22590368

Wellesbourne, 108kms flattish ride to a good café in the precinct
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19427604

Wyre Forest café - 90kms out via Kinver
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18180549

Clows Top Stingers - 107kms ride to the Wyre Forest stingers, several short, sharp 20% climbs
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12961580

Tewkesbury - flat 130kms ride to Coffee #1
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12088265

Great Comberton - 116kms ride to the golf club. This cafe needs to be arranged in advance, but a nice stop
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6605601

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