ChrisP

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  1. A few pictures from last nights skittles and fish & chips evening. ....
  2. Yes the Clee is just as hard as I remember. But well worth it for the views on a sunny summer day No bicyclists in the Cleobury cafe today. Clee Hills in the distance. Start of the climb from Hopton Wafers. The top in sight. Still continues after the steep section. Well this is the top. The view looking across to The Malvern. Back down the climb. Oops nearly dropped the camera again. Start the decent after turning for Tenbury Wells. Not much going on in Tenbury on a Sunday morning. Just made the cafe in Bromyard as the Bs were about to set of for home. Moira wants her smiley face on before we head for the Ankerdine climb. The rest of the party ready for the challenge View looking back to Bromyard from tho top of Ankerdine. John Shelley waiting just over the top. His great idea to come this way. Bev making it look easy after another holiday in the Alps. Moira don't like hills but still managed OK. . As I mentioned met John again to finish the day of up the Lickey Hills. A great way to end the day putting the world to right with friends.
  3. Decided to take a ride up the Clee Hills while i can still make it then join the Bs at Bromyard if I get my timing right. Pictures to follow but have to meet John Shelley first up the Lickeys note up again.
  4. To late to make cafe stop at Upton. So with camera in pocket decided to do a tour of South Warwickshire. Passing through Wellesbourne spotted some Beacon riders setting up camp outside cafe in the village. Thought i would have a look at Edge Hill where the Women's tour went up last week,haven't climbed it for years. First obstacle the climb up to the Fosse Way heading for Kineton. Dropping down the other side Compton Vernney NT place. . Edge Hill on the horizon. Seem to be lots of motorbikes about today and reaching Sunrise Hill found it was the annual Vintage weekend for climbing the hill. I think i qualify for the younger age category. Its been a few years since I raced up it. A great day for Cycling albeit a bit warm. Best to make the most of it doesn't happen very often. Even saw Sean near The Westmead Hotel on the way back he was looking a little flustered.
  5. Sorry no pictures today couldn't make the cafe. But good news while heading out Hallow direction bumped into Tony Lowe. Had been of the bike for a few weeks with a virus. Today was his first ride for 6 weeks, he looked a little hot and flustered as he was returning from a Bromyard run. We stopped for a short update on club riders before going our separate ways. He sends best wishes to all.
  6. Set out to meet John Shelley and co. at Broadway Tower. Weather rather unsettled and much cooler. On arrival thought i was going to be the only one there. But following in behind me were the other riders having come via Chipping Camden. John showing Mick H the way. Tea and cakes as usual. Plus in depth conversation. Rain tops added for the chilly descent of Saintbury Hill at the start of the return trip. Quality only out today being Mick H, Dave S; John S; Moira B and Chris P. Unfortunately John managed to ride into the back wheel of Moira on the way up to Tardebigge. A little shaken but after some deep breathing remounted the bike and continued for home. Some skin missing but will soon repair no lasting damage to the bike. All in a days ride even got wet to finish.
  7. Problem posting pictures. Better late than never. After a mornings ride everyone enjoyed the plentiful supply of food laid on by Mick & Julie. Fortunately the sun shone all day. . burgers or hot dogs ? For those who didn't make it these are the goodies you missed. These are the LEGS which give Mick H lots of pain on Tuesdays. The top half of the legs. A great day had by all a big thanks to Mick and Julie for getting it together. And a thanks to rest of the team who donated food.
  8. Managed to catch up with the Bs at Warwick. They had already sorted out the table arrangements when I arrived. Must have a word with Michelle if a colour combination of Orange & Red are acceptable. Bev refuses to accept any responsibility. Plenty of dirty plates and empty tea pots. All present and ready to go after a trip to the Loo. Not many in the main square. Showed the group a nice short cut up Fordehall Lane back of Ullenhall on the way home much appreciated by all. John Shelley leads the way. Bev in full flight the full English has given her plenty of strength. Chris T taking the advice.I give to Michelle don't look up. Then speeds by. Moira don;t like hills.
  9. Note! All runs will start from Mick Hazlewoods house on Sunday 28th May Start 10 o'clock ish. We will finish there for a club gathering as his message below of May 3rd states. All welcome riders and non riders. The Saracen committee have discussed having a Summer Social event with clubs runs meeting and leaving my house in Fairfield and then returning for Food and Drinks at my house in the afternoon. All Saracens are welcome both riding and non riding members where they can enjoy catching up with each other at a non formal occasion. There can be 2 runs which will cater for all levels of fitness with a distance of between 20 - 60 miles approx. Hopefully this will be well supported and any help with the food preparations appreciated. Hopefully the weather will be kind for us but there will be plenty of uncover shelter as I will erect a small a marque in the garden. I think PUDDINGS would be appreciated. Spread the word.
  10. Note! All runs will start from Mick Hazlewoods house on Sunday 28th May Start 10 o'clock ish. We will finish there for a club gathering as his message below of May 3rd states. All welcome riders and non riders. The Saracen committee have discussed having a Summer Social event with clubs runs meeting and leaving my house in Fairfield and then returning for Food and Drinks at my house in the afternoon. All Saracens are welcome both riding and non riding members where they can enjoy catching up with each other at a non formal occasion. There can be 2 runs which will cater for all levels of fitness with a distance of between 20 - 60 miles approx. Hopefully this will be well supported and any help with the food preparations appreciated. Hopefully the weather will be kind for us but there will be plenty of uncover shelter as I will erect a small a marque in the garden. I think PUDDINGS would be appreciated. Spread the word.
  11. Set of to meet the Bs at Hidcote Gardens and with the wind behind me made good time. Both arriving at the same time. As you will see with the sun out the place was very busy. A great day for riding the bike just a little windy on the way home. Most enjoyable shared with Bev, Moira, Mick H, Kevin R, Tim, Myself, and lead today by Dave S
  12. Hi Sean its like an adjuster to push the crank into position on the axle. Not a locking nut.
  13. Hi Speedy as John said we needed you today with some help into the wind plus as he said what else can you do on a Sunday and its getting warmer. Although It wasn't as windy as the C's made out plus it would have been behind them on the way home. Well done to Tess and Claire who joined us today for rather more miles than they expected. Over 80 by the time we reached Northfield. A few picture in a warm spot by the sea which is Lakeside near Bredon Hardwick. After Tim turned for home in Blackwell avoiding the Lickeys, Tess, Claire and me rode up Twatling road to the top of Rose Hill to finish the day of spoiled at the top by me having a rear wheel puncture. Claire takes it in her srtide. Tess goes for glory. Well done to them both a good day out hope they will be out with us in the future.
  14. A few pics from Sundays trip to the airfield. Owen still has a problem with his tongue dropping out. Lining up for the return flight home,
  15. John didn't mention Richard Kent who was already at Halfpenny Green airport having breakfast.