The 2015 Half Century (50 km or 50 mile) A Month Challenge

Discussion in 'CycleChat Monthly Challenges' started by ianrauk, 6 Dec 2014.

  1. ray2602

    ray2602 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New Forest
    03/01/2015 Marchwood - Godshill - Ibsley - Lyndhurst - Marchwood 76km 1 point
    20/01/2015 Marchwood - Test Way - Marchwood 55 km 1 point
    08/02/2015 Marchwood - Ashurst- Lyndhurst - Beaulieu - Lepe - Marchwood 51 km 1 point
    10/02/2015 Marchwood - Ashurst - Bartley - Minstead - Ibsley - Ringwood - Brockenhurst - Beaulieu - Marchwood 51.5 miles 2 points
    14/02/2015 Marchwood - Lyndhurst - Brockenhurst - Lymington - Beaulieu - Marchwood 68 km 1 point
    21/02/2015 Marchwood - Lyndhurst - Lepe - Hill Top - Marchwood 52 km 1 point
    27/02 2015 Marchwood - Ashurst - Lyndhurst - Beaulieu - Lepe - Marchwood 51 km 1 point
    07/03/2015 Kennet Valley Audax 100 km 3 points
    10/03/2015 Marchwood - Ashurst - Bramshaw - Godshill - Ibsley - Lyndhurst - Marchwood 74 km 1 point
    12/03/2015 Marchwood - Ashurst - Bramshaw - Bolderwood - Lyndhurst - Marchwood 52 km 1 point
    27/03/2015 Marchwood - Beaulieu - Lymington - Pilley - East End - Beaulieu - Marchwood 55 km 1 point
    29/03/2015 Dorset Coastlet Audax 107 km 3 points
    14/04/2015 Marchwood - Beaulieu - South Baddesley - Beaulieu - Lepe - Marchwood 61 km 1 point
    15/04/2015 Marchwood - Bramshaw - Bolderwood - Brockenhurst - Beaulieu - Marchwood 61 km 1 point
    02/05/2015 Marchwood - Beaulieu - Lymington - Pilley - East End - Beaulieu - Marchwood 58 km 1 point
    04/05/2015 Marchwood - Beaulieu - Lymington - Pilley - East End - Beaulieu - Lepe - Marchwood 50.2 miles 2 points
    10/05/2015 New Forest Audax & Lymington to Marchwood 131 km 3 points
    26/05/2015 Marchwood - Lymington - Lap of The Isle of Wight - Lymington - Marchwood 146 km 3 points
    19/06/2015 Marchwood - Calshot - Lepe - Beaulieu - Sowley - Marchwood 67 km 1 point
    13/07/2015 Marchwood - Beaulieu - 2 laps of Sowley Pond - Beaulieu - Marchwood 50 km 1 point
    18/07/2015 Marchwood - Beaulieu - Lepe - Fawley - Beaulieu - Marchwood 51 km 1 point
    19/07/2015 Marchwood - Fawley - Lepe - Beaulieu - East End - Beaulieu - Marchwood 67 km 1 point
    21/07/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/350848005 51 miles 2 points
    22/07/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/351786545 101 miles 4 points
    24/07/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/353021810 50 km 1 point.
    28/07/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/355893129 50 km 1 point
    01/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/358837754 50 km 1 point
    02/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/359658569 50 miles 2 points
    04/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/361152630 54 km 1 point
    06/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/362856382 102 miles 4 points
    09/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/365062682 55 km 1 point
    13/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/368162487 55 km 1 point
    23/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/375895726 53 km 1 point
    24/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/376458365 57 km 1 point
    25/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/377234964 67 km 1 point
    02/09/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/383388723 50 km 1 point
    06/09/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/386414848 65 miles 2 points
    27/09/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/401618345 50 km 1 point
    30/09/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/403469829 50 km 1 point
    06/10/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/407556776 50 km 1 point
     
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  2. ray2602

    ray2602 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New Forest
    03/01/2015 Marchwood - Godshill - Ibsley - Lyndhurst - Marchwood 76km 1 point
    20/01/2015 Marchwood - Test Way - Marchwood 55 km 1 point
    08/02/2015 Marchwood - Ashurst- Lyndhurst - Beaulieu - Lepe - Marchwood 51 km 1 point
    10/02/2015 Marchwood - Ashurst - Bartley - Minstead - Ibsley - Ringwood - Brockenhurst - Beaulieu - Marchwood 51.5 miles 2 points
    14/02/2015 Marchwood - Lyndhurst - Brockenhurst - Lymington - Beaulieu - Marchwood 68 km 1 point
    21/02/2015 Marchwood - Lyndhurst - Lepe - Hill Top - Marchwood 52 km 1 point
    27/02 2015 Marchwood - Ashurst - Lyndhurst - Beaulieu - Lepe - Marchwood 51 km 1 point
    07/03/2015 Kennet Valley Audax 100 km 3 points
    10/03/2015 Marchwood - Ashurst - Bramshaw - Godshill - Ibsley - Lyndhurst - Marchwood 74 km 1 point
    12/03/2015 Marchwood - Ashurst - Bramshaw - Bolderwood - Lyndhurst - Marchwood 52 km 1 point
    27/03/2015 Marchwood - Beaulieu - Lymington - Pilley - East End - Beaulieu - Marchwood 55 km 1 point
    29/03/2015 Dorset Coastlet Audax 107 km 3 points
    14/04/2015 Marchwood - Beaulieu - South Baddesley - Beaulieu - Lepe - Marchwood 61 km 1 point
    15/04/2015 Marchwood - Bramshaw - Bolderwood - Brockenhurst - Beaulieu - Marchwood 61 km 1 point
    02/05/2015 Marchwood - Beaulieu - Lymington - Pilley - East End - Beaulieu - Marchwood 58 km 1 point
    04/05/2015 Marchwood - Beaulieu - Lymington - Pilley - East End - Beaulieu - Lepe - Marchwood 50.2 miles 2 points
    10/05/2015 New Forest Audax & Lymington to Marchwood 131 km 3 points
    26/05/2015 Marchwood - Lymington - Lap of The Isle of Wight - Lymington - Marchwood 146 km 3 points
    19/06/2015 Marchwood - Calshot - Lepe - Beaulieu - Sowley - Marchwood 67 km 1 point
    13/07/2015 Marchwood - Beaulieu - 2 laps of Sowley Pond - Beaulieu - Marchwood 50 km 1 point
    18/07/2015 Marchwood - Beaulieu - Lepe - Fawley - Beaulieu - Marchwood 51 km 1 point
    19/07/2015 Marchwood - Fawley - Lepe - Beaulieu - East End - Beaulieu - Marchwood 67 km 1 point
    21/07/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/350848005 51 miles 2 points
    22/07/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/351786545 101 miles 4 points
    24/07/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/353021810 50 km 1 point.
    28/07/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/355893129 50 km 1 point
    01/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/358837754 50 km 1 point
    02/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/359658569 50 miles 2 points
    04/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/361152630 54 km 1 point
    06/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/362856382 102 miles 4 points
    09/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/365062682 55 km 1 point
    13/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/368162487 55 km 1 point
    23/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/375895726 53 km 1 point
    24/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/376458365 57 km 1 point
    25/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/377234964 67 km 1 point
    02/09/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/383388723 50 km 1 point
    06/09/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/386414848 65 miles 2 points
    27/09/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/401618345 50 km 1 point
    30/09/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/403469829 50 km 1 point
    06/10/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/407556776 50 km 1 point
    20/10/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/416802188 52 miles 2 points
     
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  3. ray2602

    ray2602 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New Forest
    03/01/2015 Marchwood - Godshill - Ibsley - Lyndhurst - Marchwood 76km 1 point
    20/01/2015 Marchwood - Test Way - Marchwood 55 km 1 point
    08/02/2015 Marchwood - Ashurst- Lyndhurst - Beaulieu - Lepe - Marchwood 51 km 1 point
    10/02/2015 Marchwood - Ashurst - Bartley - Minstead - Ibsley - Ringwood - Brockenhurst - Beaulieu - Marchwood 51.5 miles 2 points
    14/02/2015 Marchwood - Lyndhurst - Brockenhurst - Lymington - Beaulieu - Marchwood 68 km 1 point
    21/02/2015 Marchwood - Lyndhurst - Lepe - Hill Top - Marchwood 52 km 1 point
    27/02 2015 Marchwood - Ashurst - Lyndhurst - Beaulieu - Lepe - Marchwood 51 km 1 point
    07/03/2015 Kennet Valley Audax 100 km 3 points
    10/03/2015 Marchwood - Ashurst - Bramshaw - Godshill - Ibsley - Lyndhurst - Marchwood 74 km 1 point
    12/03/2015 Marchwood - Ashurst - Bramshaw - Bolderwood - Lyndhurst - Marchwood 52 km 1 point
    27/03/2015 Marchwood - Beaulieu - Lymington - Pilley - East End - Beaulieu - Marchwood 55 km 1 point
    29/03/2015 Dorset Coastlet Audax 107 km 3 points
    14/04/2015 Marchwood - Beaulieu - South Baddesley - Beaulieu - Lepe - Marchwood 61 km 1 point
    15/04/2015 Marchwood - Bramshaw - Bolderwood - Brockenhurst - Beaulieu - Marchwood 61 km 1 point
    02/05/2015 Marchwood - Beaulieu - Lymington - Pilley - East End - Beaulieu - Marchwood 58 km 1 point
    04/05/2015 Marchwood - Beaulieu - Lymington - Pilley - East End - Beaulieu - Lepe - Marchwood 50.2 miles 2 points
    10/05/2015 New Forest Audax & Lymington to Marchwood 131 km 3 points
    26/05/2015 Marchwood - Lymington - Lap of The Isle of Wight - Lymington - Marchwood 146 km 3 points
    19/06/2015 Marchwood - Calshot - Lepe - Beaulieu - Sowley - Marchwood 67 km 1 point
    13/07/2015 Marchwood - Beaulieu - 2 laps of Sowley Pond - Beaulieu - Marchwood 50 km 1 point
    18/07/2015 Marchwood - Beaulieu - Lepe - Fawley - Beaulieu - Marchwood 51 km 1 point
    19/07/2015 Marchwood - Fawley - Lepe - Beaulieu - East End - Beaulieu - Marchwood 67 km 1 point
    21/07/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/350848005 51 miles 2 points
    22/07/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/351786545 101 miles 4 points
    24/07/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/353021810 50 km 1 point.
    28/07/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/355893129 50 km 1 point
    01/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/358837754 50 km 1 point
    02/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/359658569 50 miles 2 points
    04/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/361152630 54 km 1 point
    06/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/362856382 102 miles 4 points
    09/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/365062682 55 km 1 point
    13/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/368162487 55 km 1 point
    23/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/375895726 53 km 1 point
    24/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/376458365 57 km 1 point
    25/08/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/377234964 67 km 1 point
    02/09/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/383388723 50 km 1 point
    06/09/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/386414848 65 miles 2 points
    27/09/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/401618345 50 km 1 point
    30/09/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/403469829 50 km 1 point
    06/10/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/407556776 50 km 1 point
    20/10/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/416802188 52 miles 2 points
    25/10/2015 https://www.strava.com/activities/420113704 50 miles 2 points
     
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  4. ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    20th January: A 50 km ride described in THIS POST. 1 point.

    20th February: A 50 km ride described in THIS POST. 1 point.

    18th March: Another hilly local 50+km ride described in THIS POST. 1 point.

    22nd March: A sunny Spring day and time for the first ride this year on my Cannondale! 51 km, described in THIS POST. 1 point.

    5th April: Another sunny Spring day, another hilly ride on my Cannondale. 60 km, described in THIS POST and THIS POST. 1 point

    23rd May: I did a 113 km ride at the start of the month (Tour de Yorkshire sportive, medium route) but that one is being counted on the metric century a month challenge so I thought I'd do a separate half metric century ride yesterday while the sun was shining and conditions were less windy than of late ... Todmorden, Lumbutts, Shade, Walsden, Littleborough, Blackstone Edge, Blue Ball Road, Hubberton Green, Mytholmroyd, Cragg Vale, Blackstone Edge, Littleborough, Walsden, Shade, Todmorden. 56 km. 1 point.

    30th June: A 58 km hilly ride, described in THIS POST - Todmorden, Shade, Lumbutts, Mankinholes, A646 through Hebden Bridge to Mytholmroyd, Cragg Vale Climb, A58, Blue Ball Road, Hubberton Green, Steep Ln, back to Cragg Rd, descent to Mytholmroyd, Greenway to Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall Rd/Lee Wood Rd/Draper Ln, Slack, Blackshaw Head, Great Rock, Cross Stone Rd, Todmorden, 1 point.

    5th July: A 55 km hilly ride very similar to last week's, mentioned in THIS POST - Todmorden, A646 through Hebden Bridge to Mytholmroyd, Cragg Vale Climb, A58, Blue Ball Road, Hubberton Green, Steep Ln, back to Cragg Rd, descent to Mytholmroyd, Greenway to Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall Rd/Lee Wood Rd/Draper Ln, Slack, Blackshaw Head, Great Rock, Cross Stone Rd, Todmorden, 1 point.

    10th July: Another 50 km Cragg Vale/Blue Ball Rd loop with a bit extra tagged on to take it up to the half metric century. 1 point.

    14th July: 'Ride bikes while the sun shines'! Another variation on my Cragg Vale/Blue Ball Rd loop. This time starting via Littleborough, and ending via Blackshaw Head and Great Rock. 51 km, 1 point.

    16th July: More sun, another time round a variation of the Cragg Vale loop. 50 km, 1 point.

    22nd July: An evening ride with just_fixed on the A646 and round the Rossendale valley. 51 km, 1 point.

    30th July: Something a bit different - 2 rides back-to-back, one on my cyclocross bike, one on my road bike, totalling 53 km, 1 point, see THIS POST.

    2nd August: Another Cragg Vale/Blue Ball Rd/Heptonstall Rd/Great Rock variation, 53 km, 1 point.

    3rd August: Banged out another 50 km on a repeat evening A646/Rossendale ride with just_fixed (who had gone back to a Brompton, so perhaps he should change his forum name again to sometimes_fixed, fixed_and_brompton or something else! :laugh:), 1 point.

    8th August: A very hilly half metric with pal Bill. Warmed up along A646 to Walk Mill, then took to the hills ... Worsthorne, Haggate, Coldwell, Trawden, Laneshaw Bridge, Herders, Scar Top, Stanbury, Penistone Hill, Oxenhope, Cock Hill, Hebden Bridge, 59 km, 1 point.

    15th August: A very hilly ride with pal Carrie. An extended version of my 'Trauma of Trawden' loop, 66 km, 1 point.

    30th August, Heptonstall loop plus extended Cragg Vale loop, 55 km, 1 point.

    6th September: Repeat of 30th August ride, 55 km, 1 point.

    11th September: Rode to Earby to watch stage 2 of Tour of Britain go by, 82 km/51 miles, 2 points, see THIS POST.

    15th September: Repeat of 14th July route plus a few times round the block, 55 km, 1 point.

    22nd September: Pal Bill and I did A646, Todmorden, Littleborough, Blackstone Edge, Blue Ball Road, Hubberton Green, Scout Rd, Mytholmroyd, Cragg Vale, Blackstone Edge, Littleborough, Tod, A646, shops, home, 53 km, 1 point.

    25th September: A recce of some of the route for my next forum ride. A646, Todmorden, Sourhall, Bacup Rd, Shade, Walsden, Calderbrook Rd, Littleborough, A58, Blackstone Edge Old Rd, A58, Blackstone Edge, Blue Ball Rd, Ripponden, Walk Mill, Sowerby, Steep Lane, Hathershelf Lane, Scout Rd, Mytholmroyd, Caldene Ave, Greenway, Fairfield, Heptonstall Rd, Lee Wood, Slack, Blackshaw Head, Great Rock, Cross Stone Rd, A646, home, 51 km, 1 point.

    27th September: A646, Todmorden, Cross Stone Rd, Great Rock, Blackshaw Head, Colden, Slack, Widdop, Thursden, Haggate, Worsthorne, Southward Bottom (I'm having that problem myself as I age - ha ha! :okay:), Walk Mill, Lancs. Cycleway, Bacup Rd, Deerplay, Bacup, Sharneyford, Bacup Rd, Sourhall, Tod, A646, home. 50 km, 1 point.

    1st October: Repeat of Sept 22nd's ride, 53 km, 1 point.

    27th October: A great, sunny autumn day so did a scenic hilly ride with my pal Bill: A646 warm-up, Walk Mill, Mereclough, Worsthorne, Haggate, Coldwell, Clarion House, Trawden, Laneshaw Bridge, Scar Top, Stanbury, Penistone Hill, Oxenhope, Keighley Rd, Cock Hill, Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall Rd, Lee Wood Rd, Draper Ln, Slack, Colden, Blackshaw Head, Great Rock, Cross
    Stone Rd, A646 to home. 66 km, 1 point

    31st October: Another very mild autumn day and another ride with Bill. We set off fairly early to give us plenty of time to complete a hilly metric century in daylight if we felt like it. Bill did, but I ran out of steam and took a shortcut back. A646, Keighley Rd over Cock Hill to Oxenhope, east side of Penistone Hill, Stanbury, Oldfield, Oakworth, Scar Top, Laneshaw Bridge, Trawden, Clarion House, Coldwell, Haggate, Worsthorne, Mereclough, Long Causeway, Blackshaw Head, Great Rock, Cross Stone Rd, A646, home. 72 km, 1 point.

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    Total for the year in this challenge: 28 points.
     
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  5. 13 rider

    13 rider Guru

    Location:
    leicester
    Running total 66 points
    Nov 8th 53.9 miles 2 points
    Anstey to Austrey and a tour round nw Leicestershire and return
    Nov 14th 32.2 miles 1 point
    Anstey to ,St Bernard's Abbey ,Quorn ,Anstey
    Nov 22nd 46.8 miles 1 point
    Anstey to East Leake and return
    Dec 6th 51.78 miles 2 points
    Anstey ,Diseworth, E Leake ,Barrow to Anstey
    Dec 20th 39.9 miles 1 point
    Anstey ,Cossington, Grimston ,Anstey
    Dec 23rd 35.1 miles 1 point
    Anstey ,Mt St Bernard's ,Quorn, Anstey
    Dec 27th 39.5 miles 1 point
    Anstey ,Market Bosworth and return
    Dec28th 34.3 miles 1 point
    Anstey , Gaddesby ,Anstey
     
    Last edited: 28 Dec 2015
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  6. ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    20th January: A 50 km ride described in THIS POST. 1 point.

    20th February: A 50 km ride described in THIS POST. 1 point.

    18th March: Another hilly local 50+km ride described in THIS POST. 1 point.

    22nd March: A sunny Spring day and time for the first ride this year on my Cannondale! 51 km, described in THIS POST. 1 point.

    5th April: Another sunny Spring day, another hilly ride on my Cannondale. 60 km, described in THIS POST and THIS POST. 1 point

    23rd May: I did a 113 km ride at the start of the month (Tour de Yorkshire sportive, medium route) but that one is being counted on the metric century a month challenge so I thought I'd do a separate half metric century ride yesterday while the sun was shining and conditions were less windy than of late ... Todmorden, Lumbutts, Shade, Walsden, Littleborough, Blackstone Edge, Blue Ball Road, Hubberton Green, Mytholmroyd, Cragg Vale, Blackstone Edge, Littleborough, Walsden, Shade, Todmorden. 56 km. 1 point.

    30th June: A 58 km hilly ride, described in THIS POST - Todmorden, Shade, Lumbutts, Mankinholes, A646 through Hebden Bridge to Mytholmroyd, Cragg Vale Climb, A58, Blue Ball Road, Hubberton Green, Steep Ln, back to Cragg Rd, descent to Mytholmroyd, Greenway to Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall Rd/Lee Wood Rd/Draper Ln, Slack, Blackshaw Head, Great Rock, Cross Stone Rd, Todmorden, 1 point.

    5th July: A 55 km hilly ride very similar to last week's, mentioned in THIS POST - Todmorden, A646 through Hebden Bridge to Mytholmroyd, Cragg Vale Climb, A58, Blue Ball Road, Hubberton Green, Steep Ln, back to Cragg Rd, descent to Mytholmroyd, Greenway to Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall Rd/Lee Wood Rd/Draper Ln, Slack, Blackshaw Head, Great Rock, Cross Stone Rd, Todmorden, 1 point.

    10th July: Another 50 km Cragg Vale/Blue Ball Rd loop with a bit extra tagged on to take it up to the half metric century. 1 point.

    14th July: 'Ride bikes while the sun shines'! Another variation on my Cragg Vale/Blue Ball Rd loop. This time starting via Littleborough, and ending via Blackshaw Head and Great Rock. 51 km, 1 point.

    16th July: More sun, another time round a variation of the Cragg Vale loop. 50 km, 1 point.

    22nd July: An evening ride with just_fixed on the A646 and round the Rossendale valley. 51 km, 1 point.

    30th July: Something a bit different - 2 rides back-to-back, one on my cyclocross bike, one on my road bike, totalling 53 km, 1 point, see THIS POST.

    2nd August: Another Cragg Vale/Blue Ball Rd/Heptonstall Rd/Great Rock variation, 53 km, 1 point.

    3rd August: Banged out another 50 km on a repeat evening A646/Rossendale ride with just_fixed (who had gone back to a Brompton, so perhaps he should change his forum name again to sometimes_fixed, fixed_and_brompton or something else! :laugh:), 1 point.

    8th August: A very hilly half metric with pal Bill. Warmed up along A646 to Walk Mill, then took to the hills ... Worsthorne, Haggate, Coldwell, Trawden, Laneshaw Bridge, Herders, Scar Top, Stanbury, Penistone Hill, Oxenhope, Cock Hill, Hebden Bridge, 59 km, 1 point.

    15th August: A very hilly ride with pal Carrie. An extended version of my 'Trauma of Trawden' loop, 66 km, 1 point.

    30th August, Heptonstall loop plus extended Cragg Vale loop, 55 km, 1 point.

    6th September: Repeat of 30th August ride, 55 km, 1 point.

    11th September: Rode to Earby to watch stage 2 of Tour of Britain go by, 82 km/51 miles, 2 points, see THIS POST.

    15th September: Repeat of 14th July route plus a few times round the block, 55 km, 1 point.

    22nd September: Pal Bill and I did A646, Todmorden, Littleborough, Blackstone Edge, Blue Ball Road, Hubberton Green, Scout Rd, Mytholmroyd, Cragg Vale, Blackstone Edge, Littleborough, Tod, A646, shops, home, 53 km, 1 point.

    25th September: A recce of some of the route for my next forum ride. A646, Todmorden, Sourhall, Bacup Rd, Shade, Walsden, Calderbrook Rd, Littleborough, A58, Blackstone Edge Old Rd, A58, Blackstone Edge, Blue Ball Rd, Ripponden, Walk Mill, Sowerby, Steep Lane, Hathershelf Lane, Scout Rd, Mytholmroyd, Caldene Ave, Greenway, Fairfield, Heptonstall Rd, Lee Wood, Slack, Blackshaw Head, Great Rock, Cross Stone Rd, A646, home, 51 km, 1 point.

    27th September: A646, Todmorden, Cross Stone Rd, Great Rock, Blackshaw Head, Colden, Slack, Widdop, Thursden, Haggate, Worsthorne, Southward Bottom (I'm having that problem myself as I age - ha ha! :okay:), Walk Mill, Lancs. Cycleway, Bacup Rd, Deerplay, Bacup, Sharneyford, Bacup Rd, Sourhall, Tod, A646, home. 50 km, 1 point.

    1st October: Repeat of Sept 22nd's ride, 53 km, 1 point.

    27th October: A great, sunny autumn day so did a scenic hilly ride with my pal Bill: A646 warm-up, Walk Mill, Mereclough, Worsthorne, Haggate, Coldwell, Clarion House, Trawden, Laneshaw Bridge, Scar Top, Stanbury, Penistone Hill, Oxenhope, Keighley Rd, Cock Hill, Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall Rd, Lee Wood Rd, Draper Ln, Slack, Colden, Blackshaw Head, Great Rock, Cross
    Stone Rd, A646 to home. 66 km, 1 point

    31st October: Another very mild autumn day and another ride with Bill. We set off fairly early to give us plenty of time to complete a hilly metric century in daylight if we felt like it. Bill did, but I ran out of steam and took a shortcut back. A646, Keighley Rd over Cock Hill to Oxenhope, east side of Penistone Hill, Stanbury, Oldfield, Oakworth, Scar Top, Laneshaw Bridge, Trawden, Clarion House, Coldwell, Haggate, Worsthorne, Mereclough, Long Causeway, Blackshaw Head, Great Rock, Cross Stone Rd, A646, home. 72 km, 1 point.

    27th November. A half metric century to show Nomadski round part of the South Pennines NE of Manchester. Dry start, but windy. Some sunshine mid-ride, but rain later. Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Cragg Vale, High Stone Rd, Steep Ln, Luddenden Foot, Solomon Hill, Booth, Jerusalem Ln, Midgley, Height Rd, Old Town, Pecket Well, Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall Rd, Heptonstall (cafe stop at Towngate Tearooms), Slack, Colden, Jack Bridge, Blackshaw Head, Great Rock, Cross Stone Rd, Todmorden, A646, home. 53 km, 1 point. Nomadski's RIDE REPORT.

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    Total for the year in this challenge: 29 points.
     
  7. Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator

    Location:
    Manchester
    11th Jan 2015
    46 miles, 27 of which were with The Chorlton Wanders, Chorlton Water Park to Wilmslow.
    One point.

    8th Feb 2015
    51 miles, 25 of which were with The Chorlton Muddy Wanderers through Flixton, Irlam, Over Chat Moss, lunch at Higher Green and back on the canal through Boothstown, Worsley, Barton to Stretford.
    Two points.

    16th Feb 2015
    32.8 miles up and down the East Lancs cycle path with diversions down sides roads and a little explore around Newton.
    One point.

    8th March 2015
    50.5 miles
    35 mile Wilmslow ride from Chorlton plus milage to and from home. Out through Stretford, Style, lunch stop in Adlington.
    Two points

    22nd March 2015
    37miles
    To Haydock and back along the East Lancs path including some extra loops to Newton le Willows, through Culcheth and Astley.
    One point

    6th April 2015
    35 miles
    To Haydock and back along the East Lancs cycle path, via Newton le Willows, Golborne Vale, Culcheth, Glazebury, Astley.
    One point

    12th April 2015
    48 miles. To Chorlton Water Park to join the Chorlton Wanderers ride that should have been to Disley but ended up going to Mobberley via Wythenshawe, Hale Barns, Ashley, Tatton Park and Knutsford. Back to the water park via Style, Manchester Airport, Gatley and Northenden. Then home. Very windy this morning and wet this afternoon.
    One point.

    16th April 2015
    32 miles.
    To Haydock and back along the East Lancs cycle path, via Newton le Willows, Golborne Vale, Culcheth, Glazebury, Astley. Highest average speed of 13mph since last summer.
    One point

    26th April 2015
    36 miles. To Haydock and back along the East Lancs cycle path with diversions and loops as previous rides. Sunny but cold wind. Average speed 11.5mph.
    One point.

    4th May 2015
    36 miles. Route as 26th April. Sunny and windy, bit warmer. Average speed 13.1mph.
    One point.

    10th May 2015
    51 miles. To Chorlton Water park to join the Chorlton Wanderers ride to Lymm via Wythenshawe, Timperley, Ashley, Rostherne, Bucklow Hill, High Legh. Back via Dunham Massey where I left the group. I headed for the Warburton Bridge intending to take the path on the A57 but I missed the cycle path and didn't like the main road so when I saw a turning for Glazebury I took it knowing that it would be a more enjoyable but longer ride. So this then took me home on my usual route on the East Lancs cycle path. At Astley, I added the loop through Higher Green to the railway line to make the miles up to an imperial half century.
    Two points.

    16th May 2015
    33 miles. East Lancs path to Haydock plus loops. Average speed down to 11 in the wind.
    One point.

    10th June 2015
    32 miles. Mostly on the Bridgewater Canal path between Astley and Sale.
    One point.

    1st July 2015
    32 miles. East Lancs cycle path to Haydock and back with loops.
    One point.

    19th July 2015
    46.2 miles. To Heaton Park to join a Skyride local. Manchester Wildlife and Wilderness, up over and down the hills of Oldham.
    One point.

    16th August 2015
    42 miles. Skyride from Wythenshawe Park to The Anderton Boat Lift. Sky Ride local.
    So, round Altrincham, through Ashley, through Tatton Park, Over Tabley, Heyrose, Great Budworth and cafe stop at The Anderton Boat Lift. Back via Dunham Massey, West Timperley, Sale, Northern Moor.
    One point.


    19th August 2015
    47 miles. With the SOAPYs to Irlam, then over the Ship Canal on Warburton Bridge and round leafy Cheshire lanes for a light lunch in Great Budworth.
    One point.

    23rd August 2015
    47 miles. Social ride with the Salford Cycling Club. Swinton, Walkden, Little Hulton, Tyldesley, Astley, Leigh, Culcheth, Glazebrook, Hollins Green, Warburton Bridge, Lymm, High Legh. Similar route back.
    One point.

    26th August 2015
    40.8 miles. A different social ride to High Legh again, similar route.
    One point.

    6th September 2015
    37miles. Route 55 to Bolton, got lost, missed the start of the Skyride, rode up lots of hills and over the moors, Belmont, Rivington, Horwich, Blackrod. Bombed back on the A6, Westhoughton, Little Hulton, Walkden.
    One point.

    13th September 2015
    52.7 miles.
    To Chorlton via Winton, Trafford Park, Stretford, then to Alderley Edge with the Chorlton Wanderers via Wythenshawe, Hale, Ashley, Wilmslow. Back to Chorlton via Style, Heald Green and Northernden
    After leaving the Chorlton Wanderers, I decided to go home on the Bridgewater Canal after first exploring the River Mersey path from Chorlton Water Park.
    Two points

    27th September 2015
    52.4 miles. Social ride with the Salford Cycling Group. On the A6, Swinton, Walkden, Little Hulton, Westhoughton. Then Lostock and north up and over the hills of Bolton, Belmont , Abbey Village, Wheelton, Chorley and Rivington for cafe stop. Back via Horich, Lostock and then A6 again , home.
    Two points

    4th October 2015
    54.8 miles. Through Winton,Trafford Park to Stretford to meet up with the Manchester Cycle Group, then Ashton, Dunham, Warburton, Lymm, High Legh,cake stop at Tatton Park, Knutsford, Mobberley, Ashley, Altringham, Timperley, Sale, Stretford. Home via Trafford park again.
    Two points

    11th October 2015
    47.6 miles. To Chorlton Water Park to join The Chorlton Wanderers, then Stretford via The Mersey Trail, Urmston, Flixton, crossed The Ship Canal by Irlam Locks, then along the A57 path for a while, Glazebrook, lunch stop at Culcheth, Croft, Risley, Gorse Covert, Hollins Green, back on the A57, then back over The Ship Canal by Warburton Bridge, onto The Trans-Penine Way at Lymn to Sale, onto The Bridgewater Canal path all the way home, leaving the Wanderers at Sale.
    One point.

    18th October 2015
    First Metric Century!!

    70.5 miles.To The Velodrome via route 55,Eccles Old Rd,Salford Crescent into Manchester, out via Piccadilly and onto The Ashton canal. Then from The Velodrome to Hollingworth Lake with The Manchester Cycle Club, leaving Manchester through Moston, Middleton, Royton and Newhey. Then at Milnrow we headed round towards Smallbridge before heading to the lake via Littleborough. After the cafe stop we took a slightly shorter route back to The Velodrome. I took a more northern route out of Manchester and west through Broughton to get back onto the A6, then north again heading for the reverse of my route to Prestwich and back via Whitefield, Ringley, Kearsley, Farmworth, Little Hulton Mosley Common, Ellenbrook, Walkden.
    Three points.

    18th October 2015
    First solo fifty. 52.3 miles. Rainy start, lots of head winds. Then lovely warm sunshine and autumn colours. To visit a friend at the National Trust garden,Hare Hill near Poynton. Eccles, on the Cadishead Way to Irlam and over The Ship Canal via Warburton Bridge, Dunham, Ashley, Mobberley and Alderley Edge. This used a lot of Route 70 which was very quiet and scenic.
    Home on a slightly shorter route on more main roads. Alderley Edge, Morley Green, Timperley, Sale, Stretford, Patricroft, Winton, home. Although I got on the Bridgewater Canal path at Timperley, I came off at the Trafford Centre exit because it was so dark.
    Two points.

    1st November 2015
    38.2 miles. To Bolton to join a HILLY Skyride. My greatest elevation score for one ride of 2685 feet. Ended on a puncture. Misty start, then blue skies, then misty again.So still! Beautiful scenery. So, north out of Bolton, then Smithills, Horrocks Fold, Dunscar, Bromley Cross, Turton for first of two coffee and cake stops, We skirted Edgworth and Entwistle, before turning towards Belmont and Rivington for our second coffee and cake stop. Back to Bolton via Horwich, Chorley and Barrow Bridge. The ride leader rewarded us at the top of some of the longer climbs with Jelly Babies - perfect.I would have ridden home from Bolton but unfortunately my spare tube had a faulty valve and no one else had one that fitted, so I was given a lift home.
    One point.

    8th November 2015
    51.5 miles. To Chorlton to join The Chorlton Wanderers for their monthly social ride. Wet start and a drenching at the finish but dry around the lovely Cheshire lanes. Baguley, Timperley, Hale, Ashley, Mobberley, Marthall, lunch at Chelford. Back to Chorlton through Alderley Edge and Wilmslow, Handforth, Heald Green , Gatley and Northenden. Then home in the dark and wet, with an added quick loop along a newly refurbished part of The East Lancs Rd cycle path to round up the miles!
    Two points.

    22nd November 2015
    43.3 miles. Salford Cycling Club social ride to Lymm.Swinton, Worsley, Boothstown, Astley, Leigh, over the East Lancs Rd and past Bents, Culcheth, Glazebrook, then on the A57 all the way to Warrington to cross The Manchester Ship Canal at Latchford, then cafe stop in Lymm which turned out to be a barge on the Bridgewater Canal, returned over the ship canal at Warburton, then stayed on the A57 Cadishead Way all the way to Patricroft, Monton and home via the loopline.
    One point.


    13th December 2015
    50.6 miles. To Chorlton, then to Lymm with the Chorlton Wanderers via Ashley. Return, Dunham, then onto the Bridgewater Canal path, where I stayed on all the way to Worsley, then extra loops to make up the miles on the East Lancs path and round Ellenbrook.
    Two points.
     
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  8. Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator

    Location:
    Manchester
    11th Jan 2015
    46 miles, 27 of which were with The Chorlton Wanders, Chorlton Water Park to Wilmslow.
    One point.

    8th Feb 2015
    51 miles, 25 of which were with The Chorlton Muddy Wanderers through Flixton, Irlam, Over Chat Moss, lunch at Higher Green and back on the canal through Boothstown, Worsley, Barton to Stretford.
    Two points.

    16th Feb 2015
    32.8 miles up and down the East Lancs cycle path with diversions down sides roads and a little explore around Newton.
    One point.

    8th March 2015
    50.5 miles
    35 mile Wilmslow ride from Chorlton plus milage to and from home. Out through Stretford, Style, lunch stop in Adlington.
    Two points

    22nd March 2015
    37miles
    To Haydock and back along the East Lancs path including some extra loops to Newton le Willows, through Culcheth and Astley.
    One point

    6th April 2015
    35 miles
    To Haydock and back along the East Lancs cycle path, via Newton le Willows, Golborne Vale, Culcheth, Glazebury, Astley.
    One point

    12th April 2015
    48 miles. To Chorlton Water Park to join the Chorlton Wanderers ride that should have been to Disley but ended up going to Mobberley via Wythenshawe, Hale Barns, Ashley, Tatton Park and Knutsford. Back to the water park via Style, Manchester Airport, Gatley and Northenden. Then home. Very windy this morning and wet this afternoon.
    One point.

    16th April 2015
    32 miles.
    To Haydock and back along the East Lancs cycle path, via Newton le Willows, Golborne Vale, Culcheth, Glazebury, Astley. Highest average speed of 13mph since last summer.
    One point

    26th April 2015
    36 miles. To Haydock and back along the East Lancs cycle path with diversions and loops as previous rides. Sunny but cold wind. Average speed 11.5mph.
    One point.

    4th May 2015
    36 miles. Route as 26th April. Sunny and windy, bit warmer. Average speed 13.1mph.
    One point.

    10th May 2015
    51 miles. To Chorlton Water park to join the Chorlton Wanderers ride to Lymm via Wythenshawe, Timperley, Ashley, Rostherne, Bucklow Hill, High Legh. Back via Dunham Massey where I left the group. I headed for the Warburton Bridge intending to take the path on the A57 but I missed the cycle path and didn't like the main road so when I saw a turning for Glazebury I took it knowing that it would be a more enjoyable but longer ride. So this then took me home on my usual route on the East Lancs cycle path. At Astley, I added the loop through Higher Green to the railway line to make the miles up to an imperial half century.
    Two points.

    16th May 2015
    33 miles. East Lancs path to Haydock plus loops. Average speed down to 11 in the wind.
    One point.

    10th June 2015
    32 miles. Mostly on the Bridgewater Canal path between Astley and Sale.
    One point.

    1st July 2015
    32 miles. East Lancs cycle path to Haydock and back with loops.
    One point.

    19th July 2015
    46.2 miles. To Heaton Park to join a Skyride local. Manchester Wildlife and Wilderness, up over and down the hills of Oldham.
    One point.

    16th August 2015
    42 miles. Skyride from Wythenshawe Park to The Anderton Boat Lift. Sky Ride local.
    So, round Altrincham, through Ashley, through Tatton Park, Over Tabley, Heyrose, Great Budworth and cafe stop at The Anderton Boat Lift. Back via Dunham Massey, West Timperley, Sale, Northern Moor.
    One point.


    19th August 2015
    47 miles. With the SOAPYs to Irlam, then over the Ship Canal on Warburton Bridge and round leafy Cheshire lanes for a light lunch in Great Budworth.
    One point.

    23rd August 2015
    47 miles. Social ride with the Salford Cycling Club. Swinton, Walkden, Little Hulton, Tyldesley, Astley, Leigh, Culcheth, Glazebrook, Hollins Green, Warburton Bridge, Lymm, High Legh. Similar route back.
    One point.

    26th August 2015
    40.8 miles. A different social ride to High Legh again, similar route.
    One point.

    6th September 2015
    37miles. Route 55 to Bolton, got lost, missed the start of the Skyride, rode up lots of hills and over the moors, Belmont, Rivington, Horwich, Blackrod. Bombed back on the A6, Westhoughton, Little Hulton, Walkden.
    One point.

    13th September 2015
    52.7 miles.
    To Chorlton via Winton, Trafford Park, Stretford, then to Alderley Edge with the Chorlton Wanderers via Wythenshawe, Hale, Ashley, Wilmslow. Back to Chorlton via Style, Heald Green and Northernden
    After leaving the Chorlton Wanderers, I decided to go home on the Bridgewater Canal after first exploring the River Mersey path from Chorlton Water Park.
    Two points

    27th September 2015
    52.4 miles. Social ride with the Salford Cycling Group. On the A6, Swinton, Walkden, Little Hulton, Westhoughton. Then Lostock and north up and over the hills of Bolton, Belmont , Abbey Village, Wheelton, Chorley and Rivington for cafe stop. Back via Horich, Lostock and then A6 again , home.
    Two points

    4th October 2015
    54.8 miles. Through Winton,Trafford Park to Stretford to meet up with the Manchester Cycle Group, then Ashton, Dunham, Warburton, Lymm, High Legh,cake stop at Tatton Park, Knutsford, Mobberley, Ashley, Altringham, Timperley, Sale, Stretford. Home via Trafford park again.
    Two points

    11th October 2015
    47.6 miles. To Chorlton Water Park to join The Chorlton Wanderers, then Stretford via The Mersey Trail, Urmston, Flixton, crossed The Ship Canal by Irlam Locks, then along the A57 path for a while, Glazebrook, lunch stop at Culcheth, Croft, Risley, Gorse Covert, Hollins Green, back on the A57, then back over The Ship Canal by Warburton Bridge, onto The Trans-Penine Way at Lymn to Sale, onto The Bridgewater Canal path all the way home, leaving the Wanderers at Sale.
    One point.

    18th October 2015
    First Metric Century!!

    70.5 miles.To The Velodrome via route 55,Eccles Old Rd,Salford Crescent into Manchester, out via Piccadilly and onto The Ashton canal. Then from The Velodrome to Hollingworth Lake with The Manchester Cycle Club, leaving Manchester through Moston, Middleton, Royton and Newhey. Then at Milnrow we headed round towards Smallbridge before heading to the lake via Littleborough. After the cafe stop we took a slightly shorter route back to The Velodrome. I took a more northern route out of Manchester and west through Broughton to get back onto the A6, then north again heading for the reverse of my route to Prestwich and back via Whitefield, Ringley, Kearsley, Farmworth, Little Hulton Mosley Common, Ellenbrook, Walkden.
    Three points.

    18th October 2015
    First solo fifty. 52.3 miles. Rainy start, lots of head winds. Then lovely warm sunshine and autumn colours. To visit a friend at the National Trust garden,Hare Hill near Poynton. Eccles, on the Cadishead Way to Irlam and over The Ship Canal via Warburton Bridge, Dunham, Ashley, Mobberley and Alderley Edge. This used a lot of Route 70 which was very quiet and scenic.
    Home on a slightly shorter route on more main roads. Alderley Edge, Morley Green, Timperley, Sale, Stretford, Patricroft, Winton, home. Although I got on the Bridgewater Canal path at Timperley, I came off at the Trafford Centre exit because it was so dark.
    Two points.

    1st November 2015
    38.2 miles. To Bolton to join a HILLY Skyride. My greatest elevation score for one ride of 2685 feet. Ended on a puncture. Misty start, then blue skies, then misty again.So still! Beautiful scenery. So, north out of Bolton, then Smithills, Horrocks Fold, Dunscar, Bromley Cross, Turton for first of two coffee and cake stops, We skirted Edgworth and Entwistle, before turning towards Belmont and Rivington for our second coffee and cake stop. Back to Bolton via Horwich, Chorley and Barrow Bridge. The ride leader rewarded us at the top of some of the longer climbs with Jelly Babies - perfect.I would have ridden home from Bolton but unfortunately my spare tube had a faulty valve and no one else had one that fitted, so I was given a lift home.
    One point.

    8th November 2015
    51.5 miles. To Chorlton to join The Chorlton Wanderers for their monthly social ride. Wet start and a drenching at the finish but dry around the lovely Cheshire lanes. Baguley, Timperley, Hale, Ashley, Mobberley, Marthall, lunch at Chelford. Back to Chorlton through Alderley Edge and Wilmslow, Handforth, Heald Green , Gatley and Northenden. Then home in the dark and wet, with an added quick loop along a newly refurbished part of The East Lancs Rd cycle path to round up the miles!
    Two points.

    22nd November 2015
    43.3 miles. Salford Cycling Club social ride to Lymm.Swinton, Worsley, Boothstown, Astley, Leigh, over the East Lancs Rd and past Bents, Culcheth, Glazebrook, then on the A57 all the way to Warrington to cross The Manchester Ship Canal at Latchford, then cafe stop in Lymm which turned out to be a barge on the Bridgewater Canal, returned over the ship canal at Warburton, then stayed on the A57 Cadishead Way all the way to Patricroft, Monton and home via the loopline.
    One point.


    13th December 2015
    50.6 miles. To Chorlton, then to Lymm with the Chorlton Wanderers via Ashley. Return, Dunham, then onto the Bridgewater Canal path, where I stayed on all the way to Worsley, then extra loops to make up the miles on the East Lancs path and round Ellenbrook.
    Two points.

    20th December 2015
    32.1 miles. The Jolly Christmas Postman Rides Again. Annual Christmas card delivery ride around Manchester, including stops at Chorlton, Stretford, Eccles, around Worsley, Ellenbrook, Little Hulton and Walkden.
    One point.


    Total of 42 points.
     
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  9. ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    20th January: A 50 km ride described in THIS POST. 1 point.

    20th February: A 50 km ride described in THIS POST. 1 point.

    18th March: Another hilly local 50+km ride described in THIS POST. 1 point.

    22nd March: A sunny Spring day and time for the first ride this year on my Cannondale! 51 km, described in THIS POST. 1 point.

    5th April: Another sunny Spring day, another hilly ride on my Cannondale. 60 km, described in THIS POST and THIS POST. 1 point

    23rd May: I did a 113 km ride at the start of the month (Tour de Yorkshire sportive, medium route) but that one is being counted on the metric century a month challenge so I thought I'd do a separate half metric century ride yesterday while the sun was shining and conditions were less windy than of late ... Todmorden, Lumbutts, Shade, Walsden, Littleborough, Blackstone Edge, Blue Ball Road, Hubberton Green, Mytholmroyd, Cragg Vale, Blackstone Edge, Littleborough, Walsden, Shade, Todmorden. 56 km. 1 point.

    30th June: A 58 km hilly ride, described in THIS POST - Todmorden, Shade, Lumbutts, Mankinholes, A646 through Hebden Bridge to Mytholmroyd, Cragg Vale Climb, A58, Blue Ball Road, Hubberton Green, Steep Ln, back to Cragg Rd, descent to Mytholmroyd, Greenway to Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall Rd/Lee Wood Rd/Draper Ln, Slack, Blackshaw Head, Great Rock, Cross Stone Rd, Todmorden, 1 point.

    5th July: A 55 km hilly ride very similar to last week's, mentioned in THIS POST - Todmorden, A646 through Hebden Bridge to Mytholmroyd, Cragg Vale Climb, A58, Blue Ball Road, Hubberton Green, Steep Ln, back to Cragg Rd, descent to Mytholmroyd, Greenway to Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall Rd/Lee Wood Rd/Draper Ln, Slack, Blackshaw Head, Great Rock, Cross Stone Rd, Todmorden, 1 point.

    10th July: Another 50 km Cragg Vale/Blue Ball Rd loop with a bit extra tagged on to take it up to the half metric century. 1 point.

    14th July: 'Ride bikes while the sun shines'! Another variation on my Cragg Vale/Blue Ball Rd loop. This time starting via Littleborough, and ending via Blackshaw Head and Great Rock. 51 km, 1 point.

    16th July: More sun, another time round a variation of the Cragg Vale loop. 50 km, 1 point.

    22nd July: An evening ride with just_fixed on the A646 and round the Rossendale valley. 51 km, 1 point.

    30th July: Something a bit different - 2 rides back-to-back, one on my cyclocross bike, one on my road bike, totalling 53 km, 1 point, see THIS POST.

    2nd August: Another Cragg Vale/Blue Ball Rd/Heptonstall Rd/Great Rock variation, 53 km, 1 point.

    3rd August: Banged out another 50 km on a repeat evening A646/Rossendale ride with just_fixed (who had gone back to a Brompton, so perhaps he should change his forum name again to sometimes_fixed, fixed_and_brompton or something else! :laugh:), 1 point.

    8th August: A very hilly half metric with pal Bill. Warmed up along A646 to Walk Mill, then took to the hills ... Worsthorne, Haggate, Coldwell, Trawden, Laneshaw Bridge, Herders, Scar Top, Stanbury, Penistone Hill, Oxenhope, Cock Hill, Hebden Bridge, 59 km, 1 point.

    15th August: A very hilly ride with pal Carrie. An extended version of my 'Trauma of Trawden' loop, 66 km, 1 point.

    30th August, Heptonstall loop plus extended Cragg Vale loop, 55 km, 1 point.

    6th September: Repeat of 30th August ride, 55 km, 1 point.

    11th September: Rode to Earby to watch stage 2 of Tour of Britain go by, 82 km/51 miles, 2 points, see THIS POST.

    15th September: Repeat of 14th July route plus a few times round the block, 55 km, 1 point.

    22nd September: Pal Bill and I did A646, Todmorden, Littleborough, Blackstone Edge, Blue Ball Road, Hubberton Green, Scout Rd, Mytholmroyd, Cragg Vale, Blackstone Edge, Littleborough, Tod, A646, shops, home, 53 km, 1 point.

    25th September: A recce of some of the route for my next forum ride. A646, Todmorden, Sourhall, Bacup Rd, Shade, Walsden, Calderbrook Rd, Littleborough, A58, Blackstone Edge Old Rd, A58, Blackstone Edge, Blue Ball Rd, Ripponden, Walk Mill, Sowerby, Steep Lane, Hathershelf Lane, Scout Rd, Mytholmroyd, Caldene Ave, Greenway, Fairfield, Heptonstall Rd, Lee Wood, Slack, Blackshaw Head, Great Rock, Cross Stone Rd, A646, home, 51 km, 1 point.

    27th September: A646, Todmorden, Cross Stone Rd, Great Rock, Blackshaw Head, Colden, Slack, Widdop, Thursden, Haggate, Worsthorne, Southward Bottom (I'm having that problem myself as I age - ha ha! :okay:), Walk Mill, Lancs. Cycleway, Bacup Rd, Deerplay, Bacup, Sharneyford, Bacup Rd, Sourhall, Tod, A646, home. 50 km, 1 point.

    1st October: Repeat of Sept 22nd's ride, 53 km, 1 point.

    27th October: A great, sunny autumn day so did a scenic hilly ride with my pal Bill: A646 warm-up, Walk Mill, Mereclough, Worsthorne, Haggate, Coldwell, Clarion House, Trawden, Laneshaw Bridge, Scar Top, Stanbury, Penistone Hill, Oxenhope, Keighley Rd, Cock Hill, Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall Rd, Lee Wood Rd, Draper Ln, Slack, Colden, Blackshaw Head, Great Rock, Cross
    Stone Rd, A646 to home. 66 km, 1 point

    31st October: Another very mild autumn day and another ride with Bill. We set off fairly early to give us plenty of time to complete a hilly metric century in daylight if we felt like it. Bill did, but I ran out of steam and took a shortcut back. A646, Keighley Rd over Cock Hill to Oxenhope, east side of Penistone Hill, Stanbury, Oldfield, Oakworth, Scar Top, Laneshaw Bridge, Trawden, Clarion House, Coldwell, Haggate, Worsthorne, Mereclough, Long Causeway, Blackshaw Head, Great Rock, Cross Stone Rd, A646, home. 72 km, 1 point.

    27th November. A half metric century to show Nomadski round part of the South Pennines NE of Manchester. Dry start, but windy. Some sunshine mid-ride, but rain later. Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Cragg Vale, High Stone Rd, Steep Ln, Luddenden Foot, Solomon Hill, Booth, Jerusalem Ln, Midgley, Height Rd, Old Town, Pecket Well, Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall Rd, Heptonstall (cafe stop at Towngate Tearooms), Slack, Colden, Jack Bridge, Blackshaw Head, Great Rock, Cross Stone Rd, Todmorden, A646, home. 53 km, 1 point. Nomadski's RIDE REPORT.

    20th December: Exactly 50 km (I didn't want to do any more than I had to so I went round the block to add on the required last couple of hundred metres!). Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Cragg Vale, Blackstone Edge, Littleborough, Todmorden loop and then made up the distance up and down the A646.

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    Total for the year in this challenge: 30 points.
     
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  10. Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator

    Location:
    Manchester
    11th Jan 2015
    46 miles, 27 of which were with The Chorlton Wanders, Chorlton Water Park to Wilmslow.
    One point.

    8th Feb 2015
    51 miles, 25 of which were with The Chorlton Muddy Wanderers through Flixton, Irlam, Over Chat Moss, lunch at Higher Green and back on the canal through Boothstown, Worsley, Barton to Stretford.
    Two points.

    16th Feb 2015
    32.8 miles up and down the East Lancs cycle path with diversions down sides roads and a little explore around Newton.
    One point.

    8th March 2015
    50.5 miles
    35 mile Wilmslow ride from Chorlton plus milage to and from home. Out through Stretford, Style, lunch stop in Adlington.
    Two points

    22nd March 2015
    37miles
    To Haydock and back along the East Lancs path including some extra loops to Newton le Willows, through Culcheth and Astley.
    One point

    6th April 2015
    35 miles
    To Haydock and back along the East Lancs cycle path, via Newton le Willows, Golborne Vale, Culcheth, Glazebury, Astley.
    One point

    12th April 2015
    48 miles. To Chorlton Water Park to join the Chorlton Wanderers ride that should have been to Disley but ended up going to Mobberley via Wythenshawe, Hale Barns, Ashley, Tatton Park and Knutsford. Back to the water park via Style, Manchester Airport, Gatley and Northenden. Then home. Very windy this morning and wet this afternoon.
    One point.

    16th April 2015
    32 miles.
    To Haydock and back along the East Lancs cycle path, via Newton le Willows, Golborne Vale, Culcheth, Glazebury, Astley. Highest average speed of 13mph since last summer.
    One point

    26th April 2015
    36 miles. To Haydock and back along the East Lancs cycle path with diversions and loops as previous rides. Sunny but cold wind. Average speed 11.5mph.
    One point.

    4th May 2015
    36 miles. Route as 26th April. Sunny and windy, bit warmer. Average speed 13.1mph.
    One point.

    10th May 2015
    51 miles. To Chorlton Water park to join the Chorlton Wanderers ride to Lymm via Wythenshawe, Timperley, Ashley, Rostherne, Bucklow Hill, High Legh. Back via Dunham Massey where I left the group. I headed for the Warburton Bridge intending to take the path on the A57 but I missed the cycle path and didn't like the main road so when I saw a turning for Glazebury I took it knowing that it would be a more enjoyable but longer ride. So this then took me home on my usual route on the East Lancs cycle path. At Astley, I added the loop through Higher Green to the railway line to make the miles up to an imperial half century.
    Two points.

    16th May 2015
    33 miles. East Lancs path to Haydock plus loops. Average speed down to 11 in the wind.
    One point.

    10th June 2015
    32 miles. Mostly on the Bridgewater Canal path between Astley and Sale.
    One point.

    1st July 2015
    32 miles. East Lancs cycle path to Haydock and back with loops.
    One point.

    19th July 2015
    46.2 miles. To Heaton Park to join a Skyride local. Manchester Wildlife and Wilderness, up over and down the hills of Oldham.
    One point.

    16th August 2015
    42 miles. Skyride from Wythenshawe Park to The Anderton Boat Lift. Sky Ride local.
    So, round Altrincham, through Ashley, through Tatton Park, Over Tabley, Heyrose, Great Budworth and cafe stop at The Anderton Boat Lift. Back via Dunham Massey, West Timperley, Sale, Northern Moor.
    One point.


    19th August 2015
    47 miles. With the SOAPYs to Irlam, then over the Ship Canal on Warburton Bridge and round leafy Cheshire lanes for a light lunch in Great Budworth.
    One point.

    23rd August 2015
    47 miles. Social ride with the Salford Cycling Club. Swinton, Walkden, Little Hulton, Tyldesley, Astley, Leigh, Culcheth, Glazebrook, Hollins Green, Warburton Bridge, Lymm, High Legh. Similar route back.
    One point.

    26th August 2015
    40.8 miles. A different social ride to High Legh again, similar route.
    One point.

    6th September 2015
    37miles. Route 55 to Bolton, got lost, missed the start of the Skyride, rode up lots of hills and over the moors, Belmont, Rivington, Horwich, Blackrod. Bombed back on the A6, Westhoughton, Little Hulton, Walkden.
    One point.

    13th September 2015
    52.7 miles.
    To Chorlton via Winton, Trafford Park, Stretford, then to Alderley Edge with the Chorlton Wanderers via Wythenshawe, Hale, Ashley, Wilmslow. Back to Chorlton via Style, Heald Green and Northernden
    After leaving the Chorlton Wanderers, I decided to go home on the Bridgewater Canal after first exploring the River Mersey path from Chorlton Water Park.
    Two points

    27th September 2015
    52.4 miles. Social ride with the Salford Cycling Group. On the A6, Swinton, Walkden, Little Hulton, Westhoughton. Then Lostock and north up and over the hills of Bolton, Belmont , Abbey Village, Wheelton, Chorley and Rivington for cafe stop. Back via Horich, Lostock and then A6 again , home.
    Two points

    4th October 2015
    54.8 miles. Through Winton,Trafford Park to Stretford to meet up with the Manchester Cycle Group, then Ashton, Dunham, Warburton, Lymm, High Legh,cake stop at Tatton Park, Knutsford, Mobberley, Ashley, Altringham, Timperley, Sale, Stretford. Home via Trafford park again.
    Two points

    11th October 2015
    47.6 miles. To Chorlton Water Park to join The Chorlton Wanderers, then Stretford via The Mersey Trail, Urmston, Flixton, crossed The Ship Canal by Irlam Locks, then along the A57 path for a while, Glazebrook, lunch stop at Culcheth, Croft, Risley, Gorse Covert, Hollins Green, back on the A57, then back over The Ship Canal by Warburton Bridge, onto The Trans-Penine Way at Lymn to Sale, onto The Bridgewater Canal path all the way home, leaving the Wanderers at Sale.
    One point.

    18th October 2015
    First Metric Century!!

    70.5 miles.To The Velodrome via route 55,Eccles Old Rd,Salford Crescent into Manchester, out via Piccadilly and onto The Ashton canal. Then from The Velodrome to Hollingworth Lake with The Manchester Cycle Club, leaving Manchester through Moston, Middleton, Royton and Newhey. Then at Milnrow we headed round towards Smallbridge before heading to the lake via Littleborough. After the cafe stop we took a slightly shorter route back to The Velodrome. I took a more northern route out of Manchester and west through Broughton to get back onto the A6, then north again heading for the reverse of my route to Prestwich and back via Whitefield, Ringley, Kearsley, Farmworth, Little Hulton Mosley Common, Ellenbrook, Walkden.
    Three points.

    18th October 2015
    First solo fifty. 52.3 miles. Rainy start, lots of head winds. Then lovely warm sunshine and autumn colours. To visit a friend at the National Trust garden,Hare Hill near Poynton. Eccles, on the Cadishead Way to Irlam and over The Ship Canal via Warburton Bridge, Dunham, Ashley, Mobberley and Alderley Edge. This used a lot of Route 70 which was very quiet and scenic.
    Home on a slightly shorter route on more main roads. Alderley Edge, Morley Green, Timperley, Sale, Stretford, Patricroft, Winton, home. Although I got on the Bridgewater Canal path at Timperley, I came off at the Trafford Centre exit because it was so dark.
    Two points.

    1st November 2015
    38.2 miles. To Bolton to join a HILLY Skyride. My greatest elevation score for one ride of 2685 feet. Ended on a puncture. Misty start, then blue skies, then misty again.So still! Beautiful scenery. So, north out of Bolton, then Smithills, Horrocks Fold, Dunscar, Bromley Cross, Turton for first of two coffee and cake stops, We skirted Edgworth and Entwistle, before turning towards Belmont and Rivington for our second coffee and cake stop. Back to Bolton via Horwich, Chorley and Barrow Bridge. The ride leader rewarded us at the top of some of the longer climbs with Jelly Babies - perfect.I would have ridden home from Bolton but unfortunately my spare tube had a faulty valve and no one else had one that fitted, so I was given a lift home.
    One point.

    8th November 2015
    51.5 miles. To Chorlton to join The Chorlton Wanderers for their monthly social ride. Wet start and a drenching at the finish but dry around the lovely Cheshire lanes. Baguley, Timperley, Hale, Ashley, Mobberley, Marthall, lunch at Chelford. Back to Chorlton through Alderley Edge and Wilmslow, Handforth, Heald Green , Gatley and Northenden. Then home in the dark and wet, with an added quick loop along a newly refurbished part of The East Lancs Rd cycle path to round up the miles!
    Two points.

    22nd November 2015
    43.3 miles. Salford Cycling Club social ride to Lymm.Swinton, Worsley, Boothstown, Astley, Leigh, over the East Lancs Rd and past Bents, Culcheth, Glazebrook, then on the A57 all the way to Warrington to cross The Manchester Ship Canal at Latchford, then cafe stop in Lymm which turned out to be a barge on the Bridgewater Canal, returned over the ship canal at Warburton, then stayed on the A57 Cadishead Way all the way to Patricroft, Monton and home via the loopline.
    One point.


    13th December 2015
    50.6 miles. To Chorlton, then to Lymm with the Chorlton Wanderers via Ashley. Return, Dunham, then onto the Bridgewater Canal path, where I stayed on all the way to Worsley, then extra loops to make up the miles on the East Lancs path and round Ellenbrook.
    Two points.

    20th December 2015
    32.1 miles. The Jolly Christmas Postman Rides Again. Annual Christmas card delivery ride around Manchester, including stops at Chorlton, Stretford, Eccles, around Worsley, Ellenbrook, Little Hulton and Walkden.
    One point.

    27th December 2015
    47.5 miles. Salford CC Social ride to Tatton Park. Out through Monton, Eccles, Barton, Stretford, Chorlton, Withington, Northenden, Wythenshawe, Ashley. Back to Ashley, then over Warburton Bridge, A57 Cadishead Way to Peel Green, Winton and home.
    One point.


    Total of 43 points.
     
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    And finally one more for the total
    Dec 31st 35.6 miles 1 point
    Anstey , Shepshed, Normanton on soar ,Anstey
    Grand total 77 points .
     
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