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5 hours ago
Just bought a set of tubular carbon wheels, for the road bike looking for recommendations for tyres.? Any advice would be much appreciated. ... See MoreSee Less

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Continental Competitions, every time, just a bit tight to get on!

Tubular or Tubeless,Rob??

2 days ago
Sabrina Bridge. It has been reported that the new bridge surface is slippery in the rain, so take care crossing it if it is wet! ... See MoreSee Less

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Rick Allen Mark Allen Christine Allen again 🙁 I expect this is why it's closed tomorrow for 10 days.

It’s was treacherous in the frost at the weekend. And still had a natural frequency equal to my walking pace so dampers would be a good addition!

2 days ago
Tuesday TTs - Covid news.
As it stands at the moment the TTs are able to go ahead, but like last season we need to be Covid aware and responsible.
Rick Allen has kindly undertaken the task of Covid Marshal - thanks Rick. He has prepared the following common sense advice sheet which, if you are contemplating riding TTs this season you need read and adhere to.

By attending any of our Time Trials you are agreeing to abide by the following instructions.

• Only club members can compete in our time trials.
• Competitors and helpers must not have had a positive Covid test in the three weeks prior to the event.
• Competitors and helpers must not have been told to self-isolate or shield
• Competitors and helpers must not attend if they feel ill in ANY way or if family members have any Covid symptoms
• Competitors and helpers with an elevated heart rate or asymptomatic illness of ANY kind should NOT start and leave the event immediately.
• All warm-ups should be done on the road not on static bikes.
• Competitors and helpers must not gather in groups that exceed current guidelines
• Competitors and helpers must not leave any personal items with the time keeper.
• Competitors finishing must not stop at the finish or loiter at the HQ/carpark. They should pack away and leave immediately upon completion of their race.
• No support can be provided if a competitor suffers mechanical difficulties. It is strongly advised that all competitors carry with them a spare inner-tube/tubular, pump and tools.
• It is strongly advised that all competitors carry a mobile phone and take with them the telephone number of the event organiser.
• Competitors should telephone the organiser if you have failed to finish the event.
• Spectators are not encouraged to attend.
• Do not approach or talk to the time keepers; times will be online later.
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Is that coming out as an email too or should I cut & paste for Gordon? He was wrapped for an Arctic expedition this morning pruning his roses with slippers on 😊😳😂🤣

😄🤪 I have asked DW to send it as an email.👍

Are second claim members permitted to ride WSJ club TTs?

1 day ago
TT COST🎟🏦

The CTT has revoked its decision to raise the levy it receives. This means that the Tuesday TT will remain at £4 - not increase to £5 as proposed. Riders who have purchased season tickets for £50 please contact Dave Walker for a £10 refund.
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I’ll donate mine to the Club Coffers.

1 month ago
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Don't forget the kit is in stock if people need short sleeve jerseys or gilets 🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️👍

Was Jersey and Gilet weather out there today. Let me know if anyone wants anything 👌👍😁

When is the next order going in for shorts?

Hoping to get the shop open fairly soon Terry Shough, so people can get shorts and skin suits etc. Ordered, will send out updates once ready 👍

I have a brand new, unused, long sleeve skin suit (size small) if someone is thinking of ordering one 👍🏻

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1 day ago
Club jerseys/shorts for sale. Not leaving club, just having a clear out £15 each small or medium only ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
Thank you for accepting me into Group
I'm new to the area (Cropthorne) . If anyone is local & looking for a ride buddy Wednesday / Thursday let me know. I did cycle to Winchcombe on Saturday, stats : 28 miles / average speed 15.8 / 1 hour 50 mins
I've not been road cycling over the winter months.
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Thank you for accepting me into Group 
Im new to the area (Cropthorne) . If anyone is local & looking for a ride buddy Wednesday / Thursday  let me know. I did cycle to Winchcombe on Saturday,  stats : 28 miles / average speed 15.8 / 1 hour 50 mins 
Ive not been road cycling over the winter months.

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Hi Sue, I am in Pershore but cycle around Bredon, Fladbury and local villages a lot. If you want a ride buddy sometime let me know. PS love your Liv

wsjcc.co.uk/member/ would you like to join worcester st johns cc properly ?

2 days ago
Anyone looking for a ride partner Thursday? Steady ride in the sunshine...... ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
TT Marshals.
Just a reminder that for the TTs to run safely and efficiently we need marshals. The task is not onerous, does not involve interfering with traffic in any way and new marshals will be given instruction on what to do. It is a good opportunity to meet other club members.

ALSO - any riders wanting to be eligible for cups, 🏆medals🥇or awards of any description, need to marshal at least two events OR provide someone else to stand in for them on two occasions.

If you are able to assist, then if you contact me on messager, with proposed dates, I will put you on the schedule. Rides are available to see on the timetable which is on the website.
Hope to see you there👍
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4 months ago
Does anyone fancy the Somerset Sportive Bike 162km
7:30am Sat 10th Apr 2021
Not very hilly apart from Cheddar Gorge. Cost £35. I could take two + bikes on my car.
It would be necessary to book soon as Sunday has sold out
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So far two have entered

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Which route ?

I’ve entered.

I’ve just entered the Long on Saturday. There are spaces after all

Same, still spaces, sign up quickly Dave Walker

Event update today . On or off decision 10th March .

It’s postponed until 4th sept . I’ve put in a transfer request to the Wales sportive - long route again

I wondered if any club members would like to do a worcester based version just so we have an event as such? Somerset was my first training goal . .?

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3 days ago
Ok everybody, to save hours of coaching, this is how you work as a group (aka. 'Through and off' or 'bit and bit') as in a chain gang. Notice how the speed remains the same, no one is flying off the front or dangling off the back (apart from the camera man) and there are no gaps between the riders.
Now, on the count of three....
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Do that all the time in spain if we tried it here we would be run of the road by the nice car drivers

Just make sure you do it on the left hand side of the road in the UK 😉

When I first looked I was sure it was our normal Weds morning group ride. 😀

3 days ago
So coffee at browns Garden centre this morning. Informed me that they are re opening on April 12. For outdoor seating, of 16 people. Booking only can't just turn up. Also. Each person has to spend £10.00.
Marie
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£10?? How to lose customers before you re-open

Quite agree I won't spend a penny arrogant B

Where is Brown's?

We stopped at the Village Inn in Twyning. They do a lovely takeaway coffee for £1.50. It's not exactly extra large but it does hit the spot. They have snacks as well and there are loads of benches on the Green opposite.

Looked like Churchfields, Salwarpe was open when I went past today.

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3 days ago
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Spring is on it’s way.

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Is that a gravel bike ? I really like my Norco Search I bought in the summer.

5 days ago
Looking for some advice please!
After setting up an R8050 groupset (Correctly I believe), I'm finding the R7000 chain on the 11t (CS-R7000) is just about contacting the 12t sprocket over the top of the cassette- Creating excessive noise (I can confirm this is what is creating the noise as pushing the chain outboard with my finger gets rid of the contact between the chain and 12t sprocket).
I think I've cut my chain too short (by 2 links). I used the traditional big ring/big cog method +2 links (108 links total). However, I've checked using a chain length calculator entering in the length of my chainstay (407mm), big ring (52), largest sprocket (30) and it has told me 108 links. However, it claims newer gear wheels with 11 teeth (I assume they mean 11spd groupsets) require an additional 2 links (which would mean I need 110 links).

I'm therefore wondering whether adding two links will slacken the chain enough to increase the gap between the chain (on the 11t) and the 12t sprocket. Does this sound about right? Or is this not a logical solution? Would love to know before I add the two links in whether it will reduce the tension (therefore angle?) of the chain between the 52/11 gear combination?
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Try adjusting the B Tension screw.

I’m guessing this is happening whist you are on the little ring?

Gez Hoare Jason Tait Thanks for the suggestion about the B-Screw. Although I'm sure I set this up correctly, I went ahead and played around with it just in case but unfortunately it didn't solve the issue. The contact is occuring over the top of the cassette, visible from a bird's eye view, rather than from below. You'd almost think a spacer on the crankset spindle or cassette would improve the chainline but that wouldn't be normal.

It’s hard to tell without seeing it, but try the ‘B’ screw and if that fails a good LBS will sort it very quickly. I’d have to say though if it’s happening in 52/11 then it’s unlikely to be that screw that needs adjustment if you’ve trimmed the chain correctly.

I would check derailleur hanger is in line,but firstly check there is no tight links on the chain. Then cable is running freely when changing gear (no cable fraying anywhere).

This reminds me of the joke about why blokes don't make good agony aunts.

I'd give Jez at mobile cycle tech a shout

Elliot Colley what was the outcome, so many souls looking for an interesting end to this great discussion, all the excitement we have at moment.

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6 days ago
Does anyone know if the cafe at the Silk Mill is open for takeaways? I'm planning to go to there on Friday. ... See MoreSee Less

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They were last lock down but made you leave the premises (and grounds) to drink it...

I rode past Sunday and it was shut with a few cyclists outside the gates looking disappointed...

It never used to open on Sundays, that could be the reason.

I will go anyway, there's always the Beckford village post office that does takeaways.

If you're referring to Beckford Stores opposite the church, they shut down. Although last week I did spot some activity, so they may be reopening.

Silk Mill cafe is well and truly open, at least on Fridays and Saturdays.

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4 days ago
Does anyone have a pump suitable to set up tubeless tyres I could borrow this evening? ... See MoreSee Less

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You mean you need a track pump?

One of these will revolutionise your tubeless inflation experience. Schwalbe Booster or similar www.bike24.com/p2205538.html

William Coley I'm starting to wish I hadn't started 😢 as it appears I just don't have the right tools for the job

Pneumatic tyres, they will never catch on.

Kyle Fuller I have one that you can borrow.

Well after much cursing all I needed was soapy water 🙈

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5 days ago
Sabrina Bridge closed again from 1st March for 10 days. 🤷‍♂️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks for the info Paul Gardner👍🏻

Probably adding more speed bumps.

5 days according to the signage on the bridge, but who can trust the timescales 🙃

7 days ago
Dave Walker It’s been six years since we last rolled on these boards, hopefully a road trip June/July? Plus maybe a few others to tag along? ... See MoreSee Less
Dave Walker It’s been six years since we last rolled on these boards, hopefully a road trip June/July? Plus maybe a few others to tag along?

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I’ve been once before and would love to go again if there’s an opportunity please

Where is it?

We normally make a day of it and ride the outside track also.

Omg I would love to do that

I would like to ride the track again still got track bike in loft

Derby and Newport closer though?

The outside mini circuit is brilliant. I loved it.

Newport only an hour away though- might open it up to more people

Newport and Derby are both about an hour and a half from me in north Worcestershire, Manchester a shade over two hours..

Certainly need to keep an eye out for this happening!

Twas great fun. 👍

I’ll be off to Newport when it’s open

Grand day out that.

I’d love to go!

Only 4 years ago for us. 🚴‍♀️🚴 We then went for a 🏊🏊‍♀️and a 🎢🎢🥳🙃

Would like to try it

I'm in 😁

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1 week ago
Time Trials. The latest news from CTT is that according to government guidelines Time-trials can go ahead. With this in mind, as things stand at the present WSJCC will hold its first event from MadgeHill on the 6th April. I will post more later.
The numbers from last season are being returned very slowly. If you would check and send yours in the post to me ASAP it would be greatly appreciated. Yours Peter.
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Time Trials. The latest news from CTT is that according to government guidelines Time-trials can go ahead. With this in mind, as things stand at the present WSJCC will hold its first event from MadgeHill on the 6th April. I will post more later.
The numbers from last season are being returned very slowly. If you would check and send yours in the post to me ASAP it would be greatly appreciated. Yours Peter.

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I delivered the watches to the watch/clock mender and he was going to put them into quarantine for a while. He didn’t think that they would be a problem and so I am hopeful. I will give him another week and then enquire. With luck we will have them back in plenty of time to run a calibration check or two 😁 5,4,3,2,1,GO!!!!

Are the routes for the tt available to be shared?

I’m looking at the calendar and there’s a number of events, Castlemorton on 25th May as an example, which state “This is a road event”. Can I assume TT bikes can still ride, it’s just the points go to roadies first? Thanks in advance.

Will be happy to help with marshalling but never done it before and will defo like to have a go at some of the TT once the new bike turns up

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6 days ago
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sat

Yes I'll be out

1 week ago
Am in need of some technical advice please. Have a basic turbo trainer (very basic) and gamin with speed and cadence sensor, so is there any way I can connect to zwift? Thanks ... See MoreSee Less

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The sensors need to be of the later type with later Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity. You only really need a speed sensor. They will then get you riding on Zwift but don’t believe the power outputs just using those sensors. On an old turbo you’d probably need to stay seated also.

I think You need a smart turbo trainer Diane

Can be done. Obviously not accurate but Zwift can estimate the resistance of the trainer and predict a power output based on speed sensor. Just sign up for free trial and follow instructions.

If your s/c sensor is Bluetooth you should be able to connect to the Zwift app on your device. Zwift will ask you what sort of trainer it is and will then tell you what level of resistance you need to set your trainer to. Your wheel speed will tell Zwift how fast your avatar will go in ‘world’. It won’t feed back resistance due to gradient from Zwift which is where the smart trainers really win.

I’ve used Zwift using a spin bike. No Bluetooth on the bike but used a speed sensor on the wheel fixed close to the wheel centre. Not perfect if your looking at results but it worked fine. I’ve stopped using Zwift now mind because the app really is set up for smart turbo trainers. I’m not that keen to use Zwift to warrant the purchase one of those as they can cost more than my spin bike did! I also earn money using my spin bike at home.

My setup is garmin speed cadence sensor and hr monitor, bluetooth ant+ usb dongle (around £10 amazon) and it works fine on Tacx normal trainer. Zwift has a list of normal trainers (non smart) and it tells you what resistance setting to use on the turbo.

You can borrow my smart turbo trainer Diane. I’m Riding outside from now on

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1 week ago
This was taken Oct 1992 in the Warwickshire Gentleman’s 2 up 10 mile TT on the Wythall- Gorcott course.
A young looking Steve is towing the old man (who is struggling ), to a 23mins 11sec time which won us the family team prize.Steve is on his pink Geoff Butler bike and I am riding my blue Holdsworth -note the the down tube gear levers. Also helmets and spinergy bars were just coming in (but not for me).
Those were the good old days!
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This was taken Oct 1992 in the Warwickshire Gentleman’s 2 up 10 mile TT on the Wythall- Gorcott course. 
A young looking Steve is towing the old man (who is struggling ), to a 23mins 11sec time which won us the family team prize.Steve is on his pink Geoff Butler bike and I am riding my blue Holdsworth -note the the down tube gear levers. Also helmets and spinergy bars were just  coming in (but not for me).
Those were the good old days!

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I remember Nigel Smith having a very nice purple Holdsworth back in the day 1967.

I can remember Nigel Smith we used to ride a lot together with Dave Prior in those years.

Doug Dring you were always a rebel😉

Fast man off number 20. Doug in the Boxing day 10 probably 88 or 89.

That is a great picture Doug!

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1 week ago
Yesterday was a fine day for a ride...friendly cyclists waving to me and shouting greetings...what did they say? oh well, never mind keep going... ... See MoreSee Less

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I'll tell you what to they said, He's hot no batteries in his socks

I think they shouted " how can you ride with that wobbly back mudguard 😁😁👍

1 week ago
Great 57 mile ride today to Winchcombe. The threatened rain never materialised, but that didn't stop us getting wet. Still, great laughs all 'round! ... See MoreSee Less
Great 57 mile ride today to Winchcombe. The threatened rain never materialised, but that didnt stop us getting wet. Still, great laughs all round!

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Great picture, I think we should have club photo of the year and this one should be put forward!

What made them walk through that ? A 15 mile diversion?

Almost sorry to have missed it. Aren't you meant to ride over the bridge rather than along the river?

It's a good thing Terry Hughes wasn't wearing his electrically heated socks!

2+1 =3

It was too deep last week with a van konked out in the middle so I had to go over the top!

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1 week ago
First duo ride this year with my lad.Gentle 40 miles loop out to Upton.Good to see some familiar friendly faces whilst out! Spring is just around the corner ☀️☀️🚴🚴 ... See MoreSee Less

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And Mike Ballone being walked by his dog!

1 month ago
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I’ve been given a box of new arm warmers by a well wisher which I going to give away to members who want them . They are in medium and large. Ideal for riders to use when the seasons change. You can just peel them off and pocket them. Please contact me if you want some.
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I’ve been given a box of new arm warmers by a well wisher which I going to give away to members who want them . They are in medium and large. Ideal for riders to use when the seasons change. You can just peel them off and pocket them. Please contact me if you want some.

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I wouldn’t mind a pair of medium Dave. If possible

Yes no problem

Hi Dave Walker, pls can I grab a pair of mediums?

Yes no problem

One pair of medium please.

If there’s another pair of mediums I’ll take one please

Yes no problem

Yes please

No problem

A pair of mediums please if there are any left.

Yeah medium would be nice xx

And me please Dave. I guess a medium....

If you still have... please 🙏... large I would think

I’ll take a pair of large if you’ve any left,Dave.👍

I will take a pair of large if you have any left .

If there’s large left I’ll have a pair please?

Wow that was a generous gift! If there any left I would gratefully receive a pair, large I would assume

Please could I have a pair, medium if available, large if not

Hi Dave, could I have a pair please. Medium would be great.

Mike Ballone Rick Allen please arrange pick up.

Hi Dave. Could Dean have a pair of Large if any available please? No worries if all gone. Thanks!

Hi Dave. Could I have a large pair if not all gone please. Thanks

Pair of mediums if possible -thanks Dave Walker

If you’ve got large I would like a pair

Have you got any medium left Dave?

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2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
Anyone fancy being my other for a ride out on Sunday morning? Maybe 8amish at about 17mph for 2-3 hours. Couple of hills, nothing too drastic. ... See MoreSee Less

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Someone? Anyone? Am even willing to offer the bribe of a takeaway coffee half way round. 😀

8:00.......17mph........., nah

😀. Could do 8.30

2 weeks ago
Thanks for the ride Kyle Fuller, was so good to get out and the view was worth the hills. Not sure how my legs will feel tomorrow 😬. ... See MoreSee Less

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Was a good ride 🚲 enjoy the leg ache we earnt it 👍

2 weeks ago
I’m looking for a ride buddy for tonight. From the bridge at 6. 2 hours at 14 average speed. Please contact me if interested. ... See MoreSee Less
I’m looking for a ride buddy for tonight. From the bridge at 6. 2 hours at 14 average speed. Please contact me if interested.

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28 in 2 doesn't sound as good as 50 in 3 Dave Walker

2 weeks ago
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Yeah, why not? We can arrange details in a day or two.

Great

I would if logistics allow!

Thankyou for asking Neil but I will a bit slow for you!

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