The 2008 Metric Century (100KM) A Month Challenge

Discussion in 'CycleChat Monthly Challenges' started by redfox, 27 Dec 2007.

  1. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Bourne End, UK
    The challenge is open to anyone who feels up to completing a 100KM ride by the 31st January 2008 and a minimum of one a month from then on. Your first ride must be in January, no doubling up in the following month to catch up.

    You must ride one metric century 100KM (62.18 miles) per month to successfully complete the challenge. Simply log every ride of 100KM or more and award yourself a point for each 100KM ridden.

    The aim of challenge is to serve as a motivator. There is a competitive element whereby the person with the most points by the end of 2008 may receive a virtual pat on the back from other participants.*

    Register your interest by creating your own post and then edit it, throughout the year, with the details of each new ride.

    The rules are:

    1. At least one metric century each month.
    2. Each metric century is worth 1 point.
    3. Double centuries are worth two points and so on.
    4. For very long continuous rides, use the completion date to log the ride.
    5. 50KM on Saturday and 50KM on Sunday is not a continuous ride!

    Your post might look something like this:

    Or you could also just put your totals at the bottom of the post:

    Try to keep the thread limited to the details of your rides. A separate thread is available for commentary, feedback, moans and encouragement; this thread may be tidied up from time to time to keep it ‘on message’.

    * The pat on the back element is dependent on the goodwill of the other participants, which could be non-existent if the winner makes the rest of us look really bad! ;)
  2. Maggot

    Maggot Guest

    I look forward to the coming year.

    Well why I looked forward to the coming year was anyones guess, it was disaster, with the first 2 weeks being spent in neurological surgery unit!! It kind of went downhill from there really!!!!!!!!

    But the New Year is only 30 hours away, so bring it on for 2009......................................
  3. OP

    redfox New Member

    Bourne End, UK
  4. skids

    skids Well-Known Member

    I'm in - Hope to do better than last year when I only managed 8 out of 12.
  5. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    Well I'll stake a claim, given that I only cycled 9 months out of this years 12 and the longest was 50ish miles this will be a step up so we'll see how far I get.

    Edit: bad start with cold and virus. First week in Jan and haven't been on the bike in two weeks, still got time though, I hope.
  6. 27/01/08 : 63.0m : Flatlands of Cheshire
    10/02/08 : 65.9m : Cheshire/Staffs, Mow Cop
    21/03/08 : 62.6m : Flatlands of Cheshire, very windy
    30/03/08 : 116.8m : Cheshire Cat + to/from start
    13/04/08 : 68.0m : Wildboarclough & Lamaload
    03/05/08 : 81¾m : Brickworks, Windgather, Goyt, Stone Cross
    05/05/08 : 101.9m : Cheshire, Wales, Shropshire
    18/05/08 : 71.1m : Bollington to Pym's Chair, Goyt
    01/06/08 : 100K (61.9m) : Riccione, Italy
    03/06/08 : 115K (71.1m) : Riccione, Italy
    05/06/08 : 100K (61.9m) : Riccione, Italy
    06/06/08 : 100K (61.9m) : Riccione, Italy
    08/06/08 : 118.9m : White Rose Classic
    13/07/08 : 68.6m : Tegg's Nose & Pym's Chair
    27/07/08 : 76.1m : Bridestones, Danebridge
    03/08/08 : 102.5m : Pendle Pedal
    22/08/08 : 64.25m : Mansell Centurian Challenge
    23/08/08 : 63.5 : Flatlands of Cheshire
    07/09/08 : 100.7m : Spud Riley
    14/09/08 : 66.2m : via Gawsworth 10K & The Cloud
    19/10/08 : 62.2m : Flatlands of Cheshire
    08/11/08 : 66.5m : Macc Forest & Swiss Hill
    26/12/08 : 71.4m : Flatlands of Cheshire

    1747.7m (2824.3km) : 23pt
  7. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    I'm in. I need a motivator, but don't have the time for an imperial one.
  8. Graham O

    Graham O New Member

    Just as Dave5N says, I'm in, but don't have time for an imperial century every month.

    Better get rid of the christmas pud/cake/choccies first!

    I wonder who will be the first to post. Anyone up for 100km on New Years day around West Cheshire? (Weather permitting, of course)
  9. I'm up for this. Tried last year on the old C+ forum. Did very well in January, over 400km but then a nasty cold which turned into a chest nexinfection put me out of action for nearly 6 weeks in February/March:sad:

    I have a few personal challenges set for 2008 and getting my mileage up is one of them. Must be something to do with turning 40 next year:ohmy:
  10. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Beside the road
    I'm in!
  11. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    4 January 117 km 1 point Amersfoort Wijk Houten Soesterberg Amersfoort
    6 January 101 km 1 point Amersfoort Huizen Harderwijk Amersfoort
    26 January 127 km 1 point Amersfoort Ede Arnhem Wageningen Amersfoort
    22 February 121 km 1 point Amersfoort Veluwe Vaassen Apeldoorn Amersoort
    29 February 103 km 1 point Amersfoort Wijk Wageningen Woudenberg Amersfoort
    31 March 138 km 1 point Amersfoort Apeldoorn Uddel Soeren Apeldoorn * Amersfoort
    10 april 118 km 1 point Amersfoort 17x over the Heuvelrug Amerongen Amersfoort
    13 April 106 km 1 point The Beemster Pijl, North Holland (+ 15km to make up the distance)
    16 April 103 km 1 point Amersfoort Austerlitz Wijk Amerongen Woudenberg Amersfoort
    10 May 112 km 1 point Ghent Antwerp (Belgium)
    11 May 102 km 1 Point Antwerp Dorst (NL)
    12 May 123 km 1 point Dorst Amersfoort
    8 June 144 km 1 point Amersfoort Wijk Wageningen Veluwe Amersfoort
    12 June 113 km 1 point Amersfoort Amsterdam Velsen Ijmuiden
    14 June 117 km 1 point Northern Rock Cyclone
    16 June 117 km 1 point Ijmuiden Haarlem Schiphol Amersfoort
    22 July 132 km 1 point Amersfoort Beuningen Amersfoort
    26 August 116 km 1 point Indooroopilly Brisbane Cleveland Point Gaby Bay Indooroopilly
    6 September 104 km 1 point Amersfoort Wjk Amerongen Woudenburg Soest Amersfoort
    10 September 229 km 2 points Am'foort Zeeland Bridge (2x) Scheldt Barrier Middelburg
    11 October 118 km 1 point Amersfoort Wijk Geldermalsen Zaltbommel and back again
    26 November 119 km 1 point Amersfoort Wijk Houten FC Urecht Soest Amersfoort
    12 December 103 km 1 point Amersfoort Huizen Zeewolde * Harderwijk Amersfoot

    Total points: 24 Total kilometres: 2,783

    * p*nct*re
  12. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Bloody hell, steady.

    You've got all month, y'know...
  13. monstadog

    monstadog Veteran

  14. longers

    longers Veteran

  15. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Beside the road
    1 Jan, 1 Point, 114.2KM, Total Points: 1, Total Distance: 114.2KM
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