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A range of non competitive rides for riders of varying abilities.

Come and join us on our Sunday club run

We start our club runs from opposite Speeds shop on the Birmingham Road at 9.30 am for 9.40 am kick off. The start time for the club runs in JUNE, JULY & AUGUST will be 9.00 am for 9.10 am kick off.

All of the above destinations are subject to change on the day due to weather, road conditions and the attendance of riders present.

Most weeks we have a group of 10+ and during our winter runs do about 50 miles at about a 15 MPH pace.

We always stop for a café stop and have a great selection to choose from.

So if you fancy joining us or just testing us out on a try before you buy basis then give us a call /text on – 07970 501 351 – Stewart

Or find our contact details here.

Club Run List from 5th Nov 2017 – 25th Feb 2018

 

DATE DESTINATION CAFÉ GRADING
5th Nov Wrye Forest – Visitor Centre Championship
12th Nov Evesham _ Raphael’s Cafe Great bread pudding
19th Nov Martin Hussingtree – David’s Nurseries Premiere League
26th Nov Croome Park  Premiere League
 3rd Dec  Flyford Flavell – Auntea Rita’s Café  Premiere League
10th Dec Malvern – Malvern Cycles Premiere League
17th Dec Bewdley – Severn Valley Railway
Championship
24th Dec Worcester – St Peters Garden Centre Premiere League
31st Dec Stourport – Goodnight Sweatheart Tea room Championship
7th Jan Fladbury – Café Craycombe Premiere League
14th Jan Earlswood – Mamor House Tea rooms Championship
21st Jan Whitlenge Gardens Premiere League
28th Jan Wootton Wawen – Yew Tree Café
Premiere League
4th Feb Worcester Country Park Championship
11th Feb Kinver – Dunsley Hall Tea rooms Premiere League
18th Feb Martin Hussingtree – David’s Nurseries Championship
25th Feb Upton Snodsbury – The Twisted Spoon yet to be graded

N.B. If you have a National Trust card bring it along – don’t worry, it won’t cost you anything.

Club Run Guidance & Etiquette

1. We meet opposite Speeds Cycle shop, Birmingham Rd, Bromsgrove, every Sunday; in June July & August we met at 9am; the rest of year 9.30am. Expect to leave 10 minutes after the meet time.

2. The club run is not a training bash, although rides can be quite challenging & often in hilly terrain, so suitable gearing is advisable.

3. Bike/equipment should be in mechanically & safe working order, with special attention to tyres, brakes & chain.

4. Expect rides to cover 25 – 35 miles to the cafe stop, then a choice of a direct route home (about 15 – 20m), or a longer route with a total of maybe 55 – 70 miles, depending on season/weather.

5. Expect average speed to be around 14 – 16 mph over the full distance, depending on weather & terrain.

6. The group will wait at junctions, & wait & help with mechanical problems or a puncture. The group do try to keep together; however, we often split on hills, & re-group straight after. It is, however, a good idea to carry a mobile with at least one members number saved in case we do lose you.

7. Expect to become isolated if you ride out of shouting distance ahead of the group route finder/leader.

8. Wear clothing suitable for the expected weather conditions; carry a rain jacket. It’s a good idea to look at www.bbc.co.uk/weather or a local forecast before leaving home.

9. Be considerate to other cyclists in your group by using mudguards when you know the roads will be wet; this will also mean we all arrive at a cafe in a reasonably clean state. Should a cyclist turn up on a wet/mucky day without mudguards, we think it reasonable to ask that they ride at the back of the group.

10. Carry a drink & snack; it can be 2 hours between stops.

11. Carry spare inner tube, tyre levers & pump; also money for the cafe stop.

12. Obey the Highway Code; our public image is important to us, as is our safety. Please ride sensibly & be considerate to other members of the group & other road users. Remember that we are all ambassadors of our chosen club & our chosen sport.

13. When encountering horses, slow down, communicate with their riders, & pass when safe to do so.

14. When possible, signal to other riders any potholes, glass, lose gravel, street furniture/obstacles, parked cars, pedestrians.

15. Important: please understand that cycling clubs/groups cannot be held responsible for your safety; you are part of a group of individuals, each of whom accepts the inherent risks. It is recommended that you obtain Third Party insurance; both British Cycling & the Cycle Tourist Club have suitable policies at reasonable premiums.

Cafes Frequented coffee iconLunch 1

Tel Number            Destination                    Cake Grade
01905-766492    Worcester Country Park Championship
01905-357595    Worcester – St Peters Garden Centre Premiere League
01905-451231    Worcester Garden Center Championship
01905-745626    Worcester – Café Aroma Scottish girls Div 7
01905-458558     Martin Hussngtree – David’s Nurseries Championship
01905-429212     Cotheridge – Laylocks Garden Centre Championship
01684-899450     Malvern – Henry’s café bar ChampionshipLunch 2
01386-750466     Upton on seven – Revills farm shop Championship
07868-899047     Bromyard – Route 44 Café Scottish girls Div 7
07977-626340     Bromyard – Chunkies Café, Market Square Premiere League
01684-292215     Tewkesbury – Abbey Tea rooms Championship
01684-293103     Tewkesbury – Garden Centre Championship
01531-634250     Ledbury – Market House Café Premiere League
01386-550367     Pershore – Abbey Tea rooms Premiere League
01905-371006     Croome Park – [1] (Mar – Dec)  Premiere League
01386-860732     Fladbury – Café Craycombe Premiere LeagueLunch 3
01386-761888     Evesham – Country Park Premiere League
01386-442458     Evesham – Raphael’s Café Great bread puddin
01386-852142     Broadway – Corners Tea Room (Open after Easter-end Oct)  Championship
01386-     Broadway – Rendezvous Café Yet to be graded
01386-438333     Chipping Camden – Hidcote Manor [1] Championship
01789-731095     Bickmarsh – Glider Centre café Scottish girls Div 7
07900-404321     Millcote – Carriages Café Division 2
01789-491950     Hillers Premiere League
01789-470575     Wellesbourne -The touch down inn Great bread puddinLunch 4
01926-428838     Leamington Spa – Alfonso’s Place Division 2
01926-422766    Leamington Spa – The BIG cup Café Scottish girls Div 7
01926-881133     Leamington Spa – The Linden Café Yet to be graded
01926-492171     Warwick – The Tuckery Cafe 21, Market Place Yet to be graded
01926-512675     Kenilworth – Time For Tea Premiere League
01926-409432     Hatton – Hatton Locks (summer only) Yet to be graded
01564-702570     Earlswood Tea Barns Championship
01564-703248     Earlswood Garden centre – Massarella’s Café Championship
01564-792979     Wootton Wawen – Yew Tree Café Premiere LeagueLunch 5
01905-621840     Holt Fleet – Bramleys Premiere League
01299-896016     Great Witley – Villa Fiore Café (summer only)  Premiere League
01299-250720     Whitlenge Gardens Yet to be graded
01299-829442     Stourport – Goodnight sweetheart tearooms Division 2
01299-403816     Bewdley – Severn Valley Railway Championship
01299-402436     Bewdley – The Merchants Tearoom Championship
01299-402655     Bewdley – Welch Gate Diner Scottish girls Div 7
01299-841255     Billingsley – Ray’s Farm, North of Bewdley Championship
01299-861009     Arley – Arley Arboretum Premiere LeagueLunch 6
01384-873471     Kinver – Maori Coffee Shop Championship
01299-266944     Wyre Forest – Visitors Centre Championship
01562-852444     Wolverley – Bodenham Arboretum Premiere League
01746-862626     Highley – Kath’s Cafe Division 2
01299-403816     Bridgnorth – Severn Valley Railway Division 2
01384-221122     Halfpenny Green Vineyards Premiere League
01584-891632     Clee Hill – Craven Place Tearoom Yet to be graded
01584-875820     Ludlow – The Green Café Premiere League
01993-823117     Tenbury wells – Burford house garden Café Premiere League
[1] If you have a National Trust card bring it along.

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