The 2013 Imperial Century a month challenge

Discussion in 'CycleChat Monthly Challenges' started by ianrauk, 24 Dec 2012.

  1. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    This thread is only for the logging of your qualifying ride each month. PLEASE DO NOT POST ANYTHING ELSE IN THIS THREAD

    It should eventually look like this one:

    2012 Century Register

    There is a Century A Month Chat thread specifically for posting comments, planned rides, bowing out excuses etc which will keep the main Register as neat and tidy as possible.

    Please include the following info....Date of ride, distance of ride and a brief description of the route ridden.

    Previous successful participants of the Cycle Chat Century A Month challenge are entitled to display a gold star [​IMG] for each year that they were successful

    Only log the first qualifying ride of each month.

    If for any reason you can't edit your post when adding a newly completed ride, post it in the thread, PM me and I will merge it with your original one.
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  2. Trickedem

    Trickedem Veteran

    1st Jan. Rochester, Upchurch, Whitstable, Margate, Minster, Shadoxhurst, Marden, Aylesford and Home. 130.9 miles. Nice bright day, but a bit windy

    3rd Feb. Rochester, Chartham Downs, East Studdal, Dover, New Romney, Brook, Ringlestone Road, Aylesford, Wouldham, Rochester. 127.2 miles. Dull Cold Day, very bad headwind.

    25th Mar. Man of Kent Audax. Golden Green, Charing, Sandwich, New Romney, Great Chart, Headcorn, Golden Green. Freezing cold (water bottles froze up) Nast headwind for the first half. 130 miles.

    07 April. To Tiptree Jam Factory and back with MartinT235, Ianrauk & RB58. Home Via Dartford, Bulphan, Billericay, Hanningfield, Bicknacre, Hazeleigh, Maldon, Heybridge & Tiptree 105miles. Lovely day for a cycle ride. Sunny and relatively warm

    27 May. Strood, Tower Bridge, South Mimms, Wheathamstead, Hitchin, Stoke Goldington, Northampton, Market Harborough, Leicester. 150 miles

    9th June. Strood, Woolwich, Orpington, Otford, Pilgrims Way to Hollingbourne Hill, Yalding, Bough Beech, Kemsing, Cobham, Strood. 130.3 miles with @ianrauk

    8th July. Rutland Weekend 300km. Baldock Oundle, Rutland, Bottesford and Back. 189 miles 12.44 hours. Moving avg 14.9mph.

    1st August. Last stage of LEL. Pocklington Yorkshire, Market Rasen, Kirton, St Ives, Great Easton, Loughton. 220 miles. 25 hours. with @middleagecyclist More detailed write up to follow. Very hot day averaging over 30 degrees with a killer headwind most of the day

    1st September. Home to Dartford Crossing. Willingale, Felsted, Finchingfield, Saffron Walden, Little Hadham, Roydon, Stapleford Abbotts, Great Warley, Back to Darford Crossing. 129.5 miles, moving average 14.8mph. 10 hours 20 mins elapsed time with @rb58 and @ianrauk

    06th October. A 100 mile trip around some of the castles in Kent. Upnor, Cooling, Eynsford, Lullingstone,Hever, Chiddingstone, Tonbridge, Ightham Mote, Rochester. Elapsed Time. 8:18 mins. Moving average 13.7

    15th Nov. Left home at 8pm. Eynsford, Orpington, Bromley, London, Croydon, Gatwick, Balcombe, Brighton. (FNRTTC). Then 7 miles from Croydon back to Bromley South to get train home. 105 miles.

    1st Dec. Bromley to Newhaven for brunch with Ross, Ian, Martin and Eddie. Met Ross near Westerham, then headed south over Crockham Hill, then Edenbridge, Hartfield, Ashdown Forest, Lewes and Newhaven. Then return via the same route. 105 hilly miles. Challenge done for the Year :smile:
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  3. sittingbull

    sittingbull Über Member

    South Liverpool
    1st Jan 2013
    South Liverpool, Widnes, Warrington, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Knutsford, Warrington, Widnes, Huyton, City Centre, Sefton Park, Otterspool Prom. Tail-wind (out), head-wind (back), a few showers.
    101.36 miles....6:51:49 ride time....14.7 mph av.... 26.3 mph max....Specialized Allez.
  4. OP

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    5th January 2013 (C78)
    To Ashford Kent and back with Martint235 Via Otford, Kemsing, Igtham, Ivy Hatch, Hadlow, Yalding, Benover, Collier Street, Marden, Staplehurst, Headcord, Pluckley, Chart and Ashford. Drizzle for most of the morning. Very mucky bike and rider.
    102.39miles. 6.50.43 Riding Time. 14.96mph Avg. Elevation Gain 2441ft. Van Nicholas Ventus 2013

    3rd February 2013 (C79)
    The Docs Stevenage Ride. Ride to Kings Cross. Train to Stevenage. The Docs Loop. The back home via Hertford, Hoddeston, Cheshunt, then the A1010 all the way into London. Followed the Thames to Putney. Barnes, Wimbledon. Morden. Mitcham, Croydon. Hayes and home.
    100.38miles. 6.43.02 Riding Time. 14.9mph Avg. Elevation Gain 3307ft. Van Nicholas Ventus 2013.

    28th March 2013 (C81)
    FNRttC & SMRbtH Felpham edition. Home to Hyde Park Corner. Through South London to Croydon to pick up the A23. Coulsdon, Merstham, Gatwick, Crawley, Horsham, Billingshurst, Pullborough, Bury Hill, Yapton and Felpham.
    156.06miles. 11.35.03 Riding Time. 13.3mph Avg. Elevation Gain 8051ft. Van Nicholas Ventus 2013.

    7th April 2013 (C82)
    To Tiptree Jam Factory and back with MartinT235, RB58 & Trickedem. Via Dartford, Bulphan, Billericay, Hanningfield, Bicknacre, Hazeleigh, Maldon, Heybridge & Tiptree.
    110.74miles. 6.54.4 Riding Time. 16.05 Avg. Elevation Gain 4108ft. Van Nicholas Ventus 2013.

    5th May 2013 (C86)
    To Whitstable and back with rb58. Via Shoreham, Kemsing, Offham, Malling, Sandling, Boxley, Detling, Hollingbourne Hill, Doddington, Faversham, Graveny, Seasalter, Whitstable, and back via Seasalter, Graveny, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Milton Regis, Upchurch, Chathm, Rochester, Gravesend, Northfleet, Greenhithe, Dartford, Bexley and home.
    113.62miles. 7.06.33 Riding time. 15.98Avg. Elevation Gain. 5751.31ft. Van Nicholas Ventus 2013.

    1st June 2013 (C90)
    FNRttC Whitstable edition via. Dartford, the Medway Towns, Upchurch, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Graveny & Seasalter. SMRbtH Via Seasalter, Graveny, Teynham, Bapchild, Sittingbourne, Medway Towns, the cross country via Cuxton, Sole Streel, Lonfield, Horton Kirby, Farningham, Chelsfield and Home.
    120.86Miles. 9.31.51 Riding Time. 12.51Avg. Elevation Gain 5500ft, Van Nicholas Ventus 2013

    14th July 2013 (C93)
    Surrey/Kent Loop. Via Keston, Purley, Coulsdon, Merstham, Redhill, Horley, Lingfield, Edenbridge, Bough Beech, Hildenborough, Tonbridge, Lunch at Yalding, Coxheath, Boughton Monchelsea, Lenham, Hollingbourne, Detling, Boxley, Sandling, West Malling, Offham, Wrotham, Kemsing, Otford, Pollhil, Orpington, Home.
    110.36Miles. 6.55.15 Riding Time. 15.95Avg. Elevation Gain 3274ft. Van Nicholas Ventus 2013.

    4th Aug 2013 (C95)
    Kent/Surrey Loop. Via Polhill, Otford, Kemsing, Wrotham, Offham, West Malling, Sandling, Boxley, Detling, Hollingbourne Hill, Lenham, Monchelsea, Boughton, Coxheath, Lunch at Yalding, Tonbridge, Hildenborough, Bough Beech, Edenbridge, Lingfield, Horley, Redhill, Merstham, Coulsdon, Purley, Croydon and home.
    106.99Miles. 6.30.21 Riding Time. 16.54avg. Elevation Gain 3028ft. Specialized Roubaix Elite 2009.

    01/09/2013 (C97)
    To Saffron Walden and back with Ross and Tim. via Dartford, Upminster, Harold Wood, Nine Ashes, Felsted, Great BarfIeld, Pinchingfield, Great Samford, Radwinter, Saffron Walden, Newport, Burden, Much Hadham, Widford, Hunsdon, Roydon, Halls Green, Epping, Stapleford Abbots, Bournsbridge, South Weald, Ockenden, Thurrock, Dartford & Home.
    139.39Miles. 8.59.45 Riding Time, 15.49avg. Elevation Gain, 3566ft. Van Nicholas Ventus 2013.

    18/10/2013 (C100)
    FNRttC Whitstable edition via. Dartford, the Medway Towns, Upchurch, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Graveny & Seasalter. SMRbtH with RB58 Via Seasalter, Graveny, Teynham, Bapchild, Sittingbourne, Medway Towns, Gravesend, Dartford, Crayford, Bexley, the Crays and Home.
    141.37miles. 10.42.23Riding Time, 13.20avg. Elevation Gain 7930ft. Van Nicholas Ventus 2013

    15/11/2013 (C102)
    FNRttC & SMRbtH Brighton Edition via. Hyde Park Corner, Mitcham, Croydon, Purley, Coulsdon, Redhill, Gatwick Airport, Balcombe, Cuckfield, Clayton Hill and Brighton. Return with Eddie via Devils Dyke, Handcross, Crawley, Gatwick, A23 to Croydon and home.
    126.45miles. 8.57.18Riding Time. 14.01avg. Elevation Gain 12980ft. Van Nicholas Ventus 2013.

    01/12/2013 (C103)
    To Newhaven and back with Tim, Martin, Ross & Eddie. Via Bromley, Tatsfield, Crockham, Edenbridge, Ashdown Forest, Duddleswell, Piltdown, Lewes and Newhaven. Return outwards reversed. 109.12miles. 7.47.00Riding Time. 14.00avg. Elevation Gain 10407ft. Van nicholas Ventus 2013.


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  5. martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    5th Jan 2013
    Ashford in Kent and back with Ianrauk. Great to be enjoying being on a bike again.
    125 miles in 8:04 moving time. Average of 15.5 on Lelly naturally.

    3rd Feb 2013

    Rode from Welling up to Stevenage to join TheDoctor's Cupcake ride. After the ride, rode back down to London with ianrauk and Topcat1. A short diversion out to Westminster Bridge to make up the mileage.
    100.5 miles in 6:38 moving time. Average of 15.15 on Lelly as usual.

    3rd March 2013

    Rode up to Stevenage for one of the Docs rides and then rode back through St Albans and down. 103 miles in 7 hours 3 mins.

    7th April 2013

    Ride to the Jam Factory and back with Tim D, Ianrauk and RB58. Just made the 100 miles about 200 yards from home so 100 miles in 6 hours 22.

    25th May 2013

    Friday Night Ride to the Coast to Burnham on Crouch. Nice flat ride out, short ferry ride and then a run down to the QEII bridge. 104 miles in 7 hours 50.

    1st June 2013

    Friday Night Ride to the Coast to Whitstable. Great night out although some iffy cycling on the ride. Rode back in the morning largely with Ianrauk and Zigzag (Stuaff was along for some of it) to give 127 miles in 9 hours 8 mins.

    28th July 2013

    Prologue and first day of LEL 2013. 239 miles from home to Pocklington via the Mall, Loughton, St Ives, Kirton, and Market Rasen.

    1st August 2013

    Last day of LEL 2013. Ride down from Kirton to Loughton via St Ives and Great Easton. 124 miles in stupidly hot weather
  6. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Portsmouth-Havant-Funtingdon-Chichester-Barnham-Worthing-Shoreham-Brighton-reverse to Chichester-Emsworth-Havant-Portsmouth. 100.09 miles in 7:56, 7:33 moving, average of 12.6, moving 13.2. Viner Magnifica (time to give the Portland a breather ;) ).

    Portsmouth-Havant-Buriton-Petersfield-Haslemere-Godalming-Guildford-Ripley. Then reverse to Petersfield-East Meon-Clanfield-Cosham-Portsmouth. 101.19 in 8:30, 7:56 moving, average of 11.9, 12.7 moving. Condor Squadra.

    Portsmouth-Havant-Buriton-Petersfield-Bordon-Churt-Milford-Godalming-Guildford-Ockham-Cobham-Esher-Surbiton (leg one 71.25 miles, 6:40 rolling). Then, after a train into Waterloo in order to make HPC before midnight (I wouldn't have taken the train otherwise), Waterloo-Victoria-HPC for FNRttC to Felpham, and finally on to Chichester (leg two 80.66 miles, 7:00 rolling). Total 151.91 miles. Viner Magnifica.

    Clapham Junction-Wimbledon Common-Putney Bridge-Euston. Then Adam's HS2 ride to Banbury. 101.31 miles in 9:27, 8:25 rolling, moving average 12.0. Viner Magnifica.

    Clapham Junction-Vauxhall Bridge-Hyde Park Corner for my ride down to Southsea. Then Putney Bridge- Richmond Park- Teddington- Bushy Park-Esher-Cobham-Ripley-Farnham-Bordon-Petersfield-Clanfield-Southsea seafront-home. 100.12 miles in 9:29:50, moving time 8:25. Viner Magnifica.

    HPC-Whitstable on the FNRttC, then I slowed up the SMRbtH as far as Sittingbourne. Kept on up the A2 until just past Strood, after a somewhat roundabout route eventually reaching Meopham and a train for Victoria. 106.66 miles in 10:05, moving time 8:10. Condor Squadra.

    Portsmouth-Havant-Funtingdon-Chichester-Barnham-Littlehampton-Worthing-Brighton, then reverse. 100.18 miles in 7:08 (7:58 elapsed, 6:52 moving), average of 14.0 mph (14.6 rolling). Viner Magnifica.

    Portsmouth-Fareham-Southampton-Lyndhurst-Christchurch-Bournemouth, then reverse. 102.77 miles in 8:08 (8:37 elapsed, 7:48 moving). Average of 12.6 (13.2). Viner Magnifica.

    Portsmouth-Havant-Petersfield-Liphook-Bordon-Alton-Odiham-Basingstoke-Whitchurch-Sutton Scotney-Alresford-Denmead-Widley-Portsmouth. 118.89 miles in 9:02, average of 13.2mph (13.4 moving). Viner Magnifica.

    Portsmouth-Havant-Funtingdon-Chichester-Bognor Regis-Littlehampton-Brighton-Littlehampton-Barnham-Chichester-Havant-Portsmouth. 102.02 miles in 7:48, average of 13.1 mph (13.7 mph). Dahon Speed Pro TT.

    Waterloo-HPC for a (mostly) Pompey group ride to Old Portsmouth via Richmond, Kingston, Ockham, Ripley, Guildford, Haslemere, Petersfield and Havant. Then after breakfast back home via Cosham for some extra miles. 100.22 miles in 9:00, average of 11.1 mph (12.4 rolling). Viner Magnifica.

    Portsmouth- Havant-Funtingdon-Chichester-Barnham-Littlehampton-Worthing-Brighton-reverse to Chichester-Emsworth-Havant-Portsmouth. 101.1 miles in 8:02, average of 12.6 mph (rolling 13.0). Trek Portland.
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  7. Norry1

    Norry1 Veteran

    12th Jan 2013
    The Marlborough Connection Perm. 200k Audax (NW04). Woodstock - Hungerford - Wootton Bassett - Lechlade - Woodstock.

    128.3 miles: Moving Average 14.0 mph. Moving Time 9hrs 8mins 46secs Secteur
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  8. rb58

    rb58 Enigma

    Bexley, Kent
    26 January (C66)

    Up to London, lap of Hyde Park, through the City, lap of Isle of Dogs, Thames Barrier, City Airport, East Ham, Barking, Dagenham (nice bacon butty), South Ockenden, Orset, Stanford Le Hope (where I had to true the back wheel), Pitsea, lap of Canvey Island, Hadleigh, then home via Dartford Crossing.

    102.8 miles, moving average 15.4mph. Thorn Audax.

    3 February (C67)

    Cycle Chat Cup Cake ride out of Stevenage. Up to London Bridge, then back to Woolwich north side. Leytonestone, Sewardstone, up Lea Valley to Stanstead Abbotts, Hertford, Bramfield, Knebworth to Stevenage where the ride started. 20 mile or so loop around the Herts lanes, coffee stop at Datchworth. Then back to Stevenage and train to London, followed by ride home taking in a few loops of Clerkenwell and the South Bank/Waterloo.

    Very icy lanes on the way up (alhough it was dark and I thought it was mud!), still some ice through to lunchtime.

    101.8 miles, 14.7mph moving average. Enigma Etape.

    2 March (c68)

    Same route as January ride, except that I threw in 4 laps of Hyde Park in place of a lap of Canvey Island. Much nicer. Another good bacon sandwich in Rainham.

    104.7 miles. 15.98 mph moving average. Enigma Etape.

    7 April (C70)
    To Tiptree Jam Factory and back with MartinT235, Ianrauk & Trickedem. Via Dartford, Bulphan, Billericay, Hanningfield, Bicknacre, Hazeleigh, Maldon, Heybridge & Tiptree.

    Cold start, but turned into a beautiful day for cycling. Essex lanes seem to have held up well to the ravages of winter. Legs starting to feel better. Top quality Full English breakfast served up by the Wilkins tea shop, even thought we were technically too late for it.

    102.1 miles. 15.87mph moving average. Enigma Etape.

    5 May (C73)
    To Whitstable and back with @ianrauk. Via Shoreham, Kemsing, Offham, Malling, Sandling, Boxley, Detling, Hollingbourne Hill, Doddington, Faversham, Graveny, Seasalter, Whitstable, and back via Seasalter, Graveny, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Milton Regis, Upchurch, Chathm, Rochester, Gravesend, Northfleet, Greenhithe, Dartford, Bexley and home.

    Great breakfast at the Waterfront as always. Great day for cycling.

    111.1miles. 15.83mph moving average. Enigma Etape.

    1 June (C75)
    Solo ride to Shoebury and back. London Bridge, Docklands, Barking, Rainham, Orsett, Stanford-le-Hope, Pitsea, Leigh, Southend, Shoebury. Back much the same way to Dartford Crossing and home.

    101.3miles. 16.4mph moving average. Enigma Etape. Strangely, I think I'm getting faster.

    6 July (C82)
    Ride to Hadleigh via Dartford Crossing, then met up with brother-in-law and nephew (new to road bikes) and on to Maldon for brunch. Went via Rayleigh, Battlesbridge, The Hanningfields, Bicknacre. Back much the same way to Hadleigh. Then slightly longer route home to make sure of century.

    Lovely hot day - the first of the year.
    100.2 miles. 15.5mph moving average. Enigma Etape.

    10 August (C83)
    Adam's really, really long ride to the coast.
    Hyde Park Corner, Greenwich, Shooter's Hill, Bexleyheath, Dartford then normal FNRttC route to Sittingbourne for half way stop at 24 hour Asda. Continued via Faverhsam and southwards towards Canterbury. I was feeling pretty unwell by this point with severe stomach cramps, so left the ride and headed towards Maidstone on the A25 and A20 via Chilham, Charing Hill, Lenham eventually arriving at Bearsted where I decided to get the train.

    Lovely warm night (short sleeves most of the night).
    106 miles. A slow 14.4 mph average. Enigma Etape.
    1 September (C84)
    Saffron Waldon and back for breakfast. Dartford Crossing, Harold Wood, Finchingfield, Saffron Walden, then Newport, Roydon, Stanstead Abbotts, Epping, Stapleford Abbotts, Brentwood, Great Warley, Ockenden and Dartford Crossing. Some great country lanes in the company of @Trickedem and @ianrauk. Occasional troublesome headwind.

    129 miles for me, moving average of 15.2mph.

    17 October (C85)
    Solo ride to Whitstable and back, taking advantage of the break in the bad weather. Followed the FNRttC classic route via Dartford Crossing, Gravesend, Rochester, Sittingbourne (got lost along Eurolink Way), Faversham then across the marshes to Whitstable. Nice lunch in the sunshine at the Waterfront, then back via the same route. Glorious day, but could have done without the headwind for the best part of the return leg.
    A smidgen short of 106 miles, moving average 15.3mph.

    3 November (C87)
    London to Brighton Veteran Car run. Rode to East Croydon, then followed the cars through Coulsden, Redhill, Horley, Crawley, Handcross, Cuckfield and Burgess Hill. I headed west not far after Burgess Hill, over the A23 then picked up the usual SMRbtH route from Brighton via Handcross, Crawley, Copthorne, Lingfield, Edenbridge, Toys Hill, Polhill and home.

    A great with the old cars. 102.9 miles, 14.1mph moving average.

    1 December (C89)
    Bexley to Newhaven for brunch with Tim, Ian, Martin and Eddie. Met the guys just past Westerham, then headed south over Crockham Hill, then Edenbridge, Hartfield, the Ashdown forest, Lewes and Newhaven. Took a detour on the way back and got the train from Hayward's Heath to Croydon, then home via a longer route to be sure of the Century. Nice route, but my legs suffered on the return leg. Better work on my fitness before the 2014 challenge begins.

    102.4 miles, with an average speed below 15mph.
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  9. 26th January Around Peterborough (Peterborough, Wittlesey, Benwick, Ramsey, Upwood, Holme, Glatton, Great Gidding, Oundle, Upper Benefield, Southwick, Bulwick, Blatherwycke, King's Cliff, Wansford, Elton, Chesterton, Awalton, Peterborough)
    100.8 miles on the Viking SS plagued by p'tures, 8:24 riding (or 12mph moving average), 2862 feet of climbing. A very slushy/ mucky ride.

    3rd Feb As Windy As Fuchigami (Peterborough, Farcet, Yaxley, Stilton, Upwood, Ramsey, Ramsey Forty Foot, Peterborough, Awalton, Chesterton, (Bullock Road), Great Gidding, Thurning, Barnwell, Oundle, Southwick, Bulwick, Blatherwycke, King's Cliff, Wansford, Elton, Chesterton, Awalton, Peterborough).
    110.5 miles on the Kinesis, 7:08:33 (or 15.5mph average) and 3213ft of climbing. A very windy ride. Get rid of the first two 5mile laps (the slow bimble in the dark to Yaxley) its 16.1mph average for the ton :becool:

    5 March, By Yon Bonnie Banks (Dunfermline west through Crossford, Cairneyhill, Torryburn, Culross and out of Fife via the Kincardine Bridge; through Falkirk/ Stirlingshire via Airth, Dunipace, Denny, Stoneywood, Carron Valley, Fintry, Killearn Gartness to the West bank of Loch Lomond and Memorial Pier then back through Stilingshire via Gartness and Killearn again before cutting north to Balfron, Kippen, Gargunnoch, Touch, Cambusbarron and Stirling itself and up to Causewayhead and the Clackmannanshire (Menstrie, Tullibody, Fishcross, Coalsnaughton and Dollarbeg); before coming back into Fife at Saline and cruising down the hill into Cowstrandburn/ Carnock/ Crossford and back into the town.)
    -2 deg C near the start,12 deg C max (a bit of freezing fog in the morning burning off into a glorius day) and an usual but slight east wind.
    126.75 miles in 8:49:38 (14.4mph ave), 7203ft (17mph over the last 42 miles into a light headwind according to GC)

    14th April (A 27.7mile ride up to Oakham for the 41.1miles Forum Ride and 35.1miles back a total of 103.9miles, 5000ft in 6h59m6s, 14.8mph moving)
    Peterborough, Marholm, Barnack, Stamford, Ketton, Edith Weston, Manton, Oakham; Forum Ride-Oakham, Manton, North Luffenham, South Luffenham, Barrowden, Seaton, Uppingham, Halleton, Knossington, Langham, Oakham; Oakham, Manton, Edith Weston, Ketton, Stamford, Barnack, Marholm, Peterborough + Part loop of town.

    6th May (Four in a Rush....................den, 78.6miles, break for the Giro then another 28.3miles to complete the Century, overall 104.9miles, 3,714ft in 5:55:43 or 17.8mph moving average)
    Peterborough, Bullock Road, Great Gidding,Old Weston, Catworth, Kimbolton, Tilbrook, Chelveston, Higham Ferrer, Rushden, Irthingborough, Little Adington, Great Adington, Woodford, Slipton, Grafton Underwood, Brigstock, Upper Benefield, Cotterstock, Tansor, Fortheringhay, Elton, Peterborough - Break for the Giro - then: Peterborough, Bullock Road, Haddon, Norman Cross, Stilton, Bullock Road, Peterborough.

    2nd June - 102.9miles mapped for me today in 6hours and 22mins (16.2mph) and 4420ft of climbing. Another 5.3 miles not mapped.
    The Club Run up to Uppingham (Peterborough-Marholm-Barnack-Stamford-Ketton-Lyddington-Uppingham-Seaton-Harringworth-Laxton-Bulwick-Southwick-Fortherinhay-Elton-Awalton-Peterborough), a stop for tea and cake and then an explore up to Rutland Water (Peterborough-Awalton-Elton-Wansford-Collyweston-Ketton-Edith Weston (Southbank of Rutland Water)-North Luffenham-Barrowden-Wakerley-Fineshade Wood and cafe-Blatherwycke-King Cliff-Woodnewton-Fortherinhay-Elton-Awalton-Peterborough)

    6th July - Free wheeled down a hill at 26.5mph for 9miles then shuffled through a queue for another mile; then came the official event, probably my slowest ever century 109miles in the French Alps, 9hours 40minutes (11.3mph moving) with 15906ft of climbing.

    3rd of August - 111miles in 6h32m20s (17mph) and 3,222 foot of climbing. It started with a very fast Early Birds Club Run (Peterborough, Awalton, Bullock Road, Great Gidding, Winwick, Clopton, Thurning, Barnwell, Oundle, Lower and Upper Benefield, Clapthorn, Southwick, Deene, Laxton, Blatherwycke, Kings Cliffe, Apethorpe (where it all got too fast for me and I was dropped), Woodnewton, Fotheringhay, Elton, Awalton, Peterborough). I then popped back to the flat for a banana sandwich and fluid and headed out on a wee Recovery Ride concentrating on Cadence (Peterborough, Awalton, Bullock Road, Haddon, Stilton, Great Gidding, Winwick, Clopton, Thurning, Luddington, Hemington, Polebrook, Oundle, Fotheringhay, Elton, Awalton, Peterborough).

    1st of September - 100.6miles in 5h36m33s (17.4mph) with 3,865 ft of climbing.
    First off the club run: Peterborough-Marholm-Barnack-Stamford-Ketton-North Luffemham-Wing-Uppingham-Stockerston-Great Easton-Rockingham-Outskirts of Corby-Gretton-Harringworth-Laxton-Bulwick-Southwick-Oundle-Ashton-Polebrook-Lutton-Washingley-Folksworth-Norman Cross-Yaxley-Farcet-Peterborough
    A quick pit stop and then an Afternoon Ride: Peterborough-Awalton-Elton-Fotheringhay-Woodnewton-Apethorpe-Kings Cliffe-Wansford-Elton-Awalton-Peterborough

    6th of October - 109.4miles in 7h28m26s (14.6mph) 3269ft of climbing. A bit of a mish mash and I'll probably do a better one but it's a ton on the board for October.
    It started with a slow jaunt and recce of today's hill climbs (Peterborough-Stamford-Ketton-Collyweston);
    Then the Collyweston climb after a warm up;
    Transfer to the start of the Ketton climb;
    The Ketton Climb;
    A ride for coffee and cake with Fenland Clarion (Ketton-Collyweston-Easton on the Hill-Burghley House-Stamford-Peterborough)
    I then went on a wee bit of an explore for 56miles (Peterborough-Stilton-Old A1 to Alconbury-Alconbury Weston and back to Peterborough via Elton)

    3rd November - Did one faster yesterday but today's was new'ish ground, so I'll list it: 100.2miles in 6h07m08s (16.4mph) with 5036ft of climbing.
    (Peterborough-Yaxley-Oundle-Bulwick-Harringworth-Glaston-Manton-Preston-Braunston-Owston-Knossington-Oakham-Cafe Stop (Rutland Water)-Ryhall-Carlby-Witham on the Hill-Bourne-Baston-Market Deeping-Glinton-Peterborough)

    1st Dec - Mechanicals & p'tures 102.8miles in 6h34m36s (15.6mph) with 4,111ft of climbing
    (Peterborough-Elton-Nassington-Wansford-Barnack-Stamford-Great Casterston-Langham-Uppingham-Kings Cliffe-Elton-Peterborough-5min tube stop-Bullock Road-Polebrook-Oundle-Fotheringhay-Elton-Peterborough)
    Last edited: 1 Dec 2013
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  10. middleagecyclist

    middleagecyclist Call me MAC

    27 January 2013 (C4)
    Total 138.5 miles
    11 miles Prestwich to Cheadle
    127.5 miles Mere 200 audax. Cheadle to Ellesmere and return (packed at Alderley Edge a few miles short due to dodgy knee and dead GPS along unlit and unsigned roads). Nasty headwind and the tailwind fizzled out for the return! Slushy roads with some deep, hub height, floods. Used the heavy bike and was slow. Not the right bike at all if i want to do distance and a decent speed (case for N+1 getting stronger!).

    Audax times: 11h 14m moving time, 11.3 mph average moving speed, 5929 ft ascent (Strava), Santos Travelmaster 2.6 Alu

    20 February 2013 (C5)
    109.7 miles
    Prestwich, Bury, Edenfield, Accrington, Great Harwood, Wilpshire, Ribchester, Longridge (sit down sausage and egg barm with a pot of tea), Woodplumpton, Elswick, Singleton, Blackpool (quick drink stop from a sea front stand), Lytham St Anne's, Kirkham, Preston, Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley (sit down hot apple pie with ice cream and a large coffee at fabulous Frederick's), Adlington, Over Hulton, Farnworth, Stoneclough, Whitefield, Prestwich.

    8h 09m moving time, 13.5 mph average moving speed, 5078 ft ascent (Strava), Verenti Rhigos 0.3
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  11. musa

    musa Über Member

    31st January 2013

    London to Horley via tooting Purley couldson Merstham Redhill caterham and back down to Regents parks for 2 laps down to Richmond park for a lap then home

    06:40:04 1147m avg - 13.5mph 76rpm max - 32.9mph 229rpm Specialized Roubaix SL2

    bloody side winds
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  12. Rohloff_Brompton_Rider

    Rohloff_Brompton_Rider Formerly just_fixed

    Tuesday 29th Jan.

    107 miles.

    Rossendale, cliviger gorge, todmorden, walsden, summit, Rochdale, bury, prestwich, Manchester, prestwich, bury, Rochdale, littleborough, Blackstone edge, cragg vale, mytholmroyd, Hebden bridge, todmorden, walsden, summit, Rochdale, tottington, ramsbottom, helmshore, haslingden, Rawtenstall, waterfoot, stacksteads, bacup, burnley, back to rossendale.

    A weird route, but was done so I could stay on bus routes. Just in case my elbow pain was too much and I could fold up the bike and bail.

    Sunday 17th February.

    101 miles.

    LOOP 1 (64 MILES) (8 1/2 HOURS INC BREAKS)


    LOOP 2 (37 MILES) (4 /12 HOURS INC BREAKS)


    30 March 2013.

    100.1 miles.

    Rossendale, haslingden greenway, Leeds Liverpool canal, houghton, Preston guild wheel way, Lytham st Anne's, Blackpool, bispham, fleetwood, bispham, Blackpool, Lytham st Anne's, Preston to pick up the strategically placed car- which I had to ride past to make the 100 miles.

    Cropped route from Strava....cropped for privacy reasons.

    Tuesday 30th April 2013.

    Rossendale to Shaw to meet pennine Paul at his house.. 50 mile canal loop (3 canals, ashton, rochdale, manchester) and then back home. 101 miles. 13 1/2 hours all in.
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  13. Shut Up Legs

    Shut Up Legs Down Under Member

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  14. Norry1

    Norry1 Veteran

    12th Jan 2013
    The Marlborough Connection Perm. 200k Audax (NW04). Woodstock - Hungerford - Wootton Bassett - Lechlade - Woodstock.

    128.3 miles: Moving Average 14.0 mph. Moving Time 9hrs 8mins 46secs Secteur Elite

    16th Feb 2013
    The Sunrise Audax plus 26 extra miles.

    101.6 miles. Moving average 15.3mph. Moving time 6hrs 38mins 51 secs. Max Speed 40.1mph Secteur Elite

    25th March 2013

    Most of the Action Medical Research 100 Mile Sportive Route (with a donation for the privilege) with a friend, Johnny.

    Moving time, 7hrs 20mins 48 secs. Average moving speed 14.9mph. Average temp zero centigrade.

    Saturday 20th April 2013

    The Heart of England 300k Audax (plus 3 miles to and from)

    191.85 miles. Moving Time 12hrs 34mins 55 secs. Moving Average speed 15.2mph. Top speed 44.6mph

    Total distance including rides to and from start, 194.8 miles

    Saturday 18th May 2013

    The Cotswold Challenge 160k Audax (plus riding to and from)

    130.57 miles. Moving Time 8hrs 6mins 11secs. Moving Average speed 16.1mph. Top speed 45.7mph

    Wednesday 19th June

    Shropshire Hills Ride with Russell from work.

    100.7 miles. Moving Time 6hrs 32mins 50secs. Moving Average speed 15.4mph. Top speed 41.9mph

    7,843 feet of climbing. Yes, it was hilly!
  15. sittingbull

    sittingbull Über Member

    South Liverpool
    1st Jan 2013
    South Liverpool, Widnes, Warrington, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Knutsford, Warrington, Widnes, Huyton, City Centre, Sefton Park, Otterspool Prom. Tail-wind (out), head-wind (back), a few showers.
    101.36 miles....6:51:49 ride time....14.7 mph av.... 26.3 mph max....Specialized Allez.

    16th Feb 2013
    South Liverpool, Widnes, Warrington, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Cat & Fiddle, Buxton and return.
    102.39 miles....6:36:57 ride time....15.4 mph av.... 34.4 mph max....Specialized Allez.
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