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Century a month clubs anyone?

Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by redfox, 2 Dec 2007.

  1. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    For those who don't frequent BikeRadar, should we resurrect the c+ metric and imperial clubs over here?

    A knee injury resulted in me falling at the first hurdle last year, but found it did help a bit with motivation in the darker months the year before. Others used is motivation to ride their first 100.

    For those not familiar with they way it works: the only requirement is to do at least one ride of 100KM or 100 miles in each month of the year and record a short summary of it here.

    For the imperial club just record your first ride of 100 miles in any month.

    For the metric club you record each ride of 100KM or more and get a point for each 100KM the ride involved.

    Thus a 200KM audax would count for both clubs and would qualify for two points in the imperial club.

    That's about all there is to it; anyone interested?
     
  2. ash68

    ash68 New Member

    Location:
    northumberland
    yeh, sounds good redfox, we should give it a go. I'll contribute to the thread if they give the go ahead.:biggrin:
     
  3. Bokonon

    Bokonon Über Member

    I was thinking of bringing up this very subject nearer the new year. The reason I originally signed up on C+ was for the 100K/month - and as long as I get out next weekend, I will have done all 12. Maybe I should update my entry at the other place, I think I have only recorded the first 6 months. Might try 100mile/month next year...
     
  4. Yep, did the 100K two years ago and would have again this year if we exclude January (which of course we can't ! :biggrin:) when Blind Old Bat In Mercedes knocked me off...

    The thing I didn't agree with in the C+ rules was that a multi-day tour counted, so you could do say 50miles out on Saturday and 50 back on Sunday and it counted as a Century - to me, it should be 100 in one day (or 24h period if you're doing an overnighter I guess :biggrin:).
     
  5. longers

    longers Veteran

    I'd be interested in trying to contribute. It would give me good motivation.
     
  6. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    i'm waiting to see what rob of the bikeradar imperial century challenge is doing next year as i've built up and logged an unbroken 36 and don't want to start again unless i have to!
    but thinking about it i could do both.
     
  7. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    i'm in. might be hard to get a 100 miler in for January though. might have to stick to KM's this year :biggrin:
     
  8. Joe

    Joe Über Member

    Definitely up for this!
     
  9. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Absolutely. Two slipped discs and a broken arm stopped me doing it this year but the 100km challenge was great for motivation in the previous year.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    Seems like a yes then! :biggrin:

    Didn't know this was the case, doesn't seem right to me either. I thought the rule was a singe trip, stopping along the way is fine, but the ride should be contiguous.

    If I hadn't fallen this year, I would feel the same way! Cut & Paste should make doing both easy. :biggrin:
     
  11. trio25

    trio25 Über Member

    I'd be interested in this, I'm trying to up my longest rides so this would give me motivation.
     
  12. You're not AlanH of Amersfoort (sp?) are you ?

    And you have a problem with motivation ? :biggrin:

    You were on the same page, jsut above me I think, on C+ and I remember you logging 4 a week...:biggrin:
     
  13. I'm convinced (:biggrin::wacko::sad:) I'm not making this up or have imagined it, it was in the 2006 C+ thread rules although not what Rob's posted on BR for this year - these are his rules from there for the ImperialC Challenge (the Metric one is 100k, but otherwise the same)

    ...which seems fine.

    He has specified that stops to sleep are not allowed, which does break-up a multi-dayer into separate one-day rides (you could argue a long audax involving grabbing a kip on the floor of a checkpoint or under a hedge shouldn't be, but not a restriction that would affect me :biggrin:

    I also remember the C+ one differing though, in saying that you could stop-off at home for supplies, etc but couldn't actually stop there.
    - I logged one ride where I realised I had a slow p*nct*re and wasn't actually that far from home, so I went home, fixed it in the garage, had a cup of tea and refilled my waterbottles and went off again : don't really see the difference between that and fixing it at the roadside and having a brew at a caff
    - although I'd class it differently to go home, have a nap and a meal, then go out again : that would surely class as a second ride

    Oh yeah, also just lurve the bit about not doing a century on rollers/turbo - the idea !!:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
    (although there was some bloke who did 55 miles on the road, getting dark and no lights, so went home and finished it on the turbo - don't think that should be allowed)[/I]
     
  14. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Location:
    Netherlands
    That's the one.


    That's very nice of you to say but I think your memory must be playing tricks. I got a total of 32 points for the whole year.:sad: I wasn't in the same league as some of the people taking part.

    (Once you've read this message I might come back and delete it so other people think I'm a serious cyclist :biggrin:)
     
  15. Christopher

    Christopher Über Member

    I'd be interested in the Metric version. I did the C+ Imperial a few years back, managed it but nearly gave up cycling in the process.