The 2015 Imperial Century A Month Challenge

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

  1. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    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:

    2014 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. (Not just a Strava link).

    The challenge is to ride 1 x 100+ mile ride per month during the calender year (January to December) to complete the challenge.
    Only log the first qualifying ride of each month.

    Successful participants of the Cycle Chat Century A Month challenge are entitled to display a gold star full?d=1443009817.jpg

    If for any reason you can't edit your post when adding a newly completed ride, Please PM Shaun and ask that he allow's you to edit your post.
     
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  2. Norry1

    Norry1 Veteran

    Location:
    Warwick
    1st Jan 2015

    Okay, I'm off the mark.

    I did a solo century today - no real route in mind, just followed my nose.

    Ended up riding from Warwick - Banbury - Woodstock - Charlbury

    Pretty blustery and I was tired - so a rubbish average of 14.8mph over 101 miles, 5,709 feet of climbing

    http://www.strava.com/activities/235330561


    21st Feb 2015

    Another Solo. No route in mind, just headed west-ish for 50 miles then East-ish. Unsurprisingly I did a few more miles than planned and the last 20 miles were very hard.

    Warwick-Droitwich-Worcester-Bidford-Warwick

    113.1 miles, 5,620 feet of climbing, average 15.1mph

    https://www.strava.com/activities/257976571


    29th March 2015

    Third straight solo. Forecast was accurate - heavy rain and strong westerly winds. I plotted a route this time pretty much straight west for 50 then back.

    Warwick - Droitwich - Stoke Bliss - Return

    101.8 miles, 5,684 feet of climbing, 14.6mph average

    https://www.strava.com/activities/275945070


    24th April 2015

    Another solo. This time on my new (to me) Verenti Substance. I really enjoyed the ride and the bike - apart from the explosion tube puncture after 95 miles. I've never changed a rear wheel with a disk brake. It rubbed all the rest of the ride and I also couldn't get much air in!

    Warwick - Bidford - Meriden - Nuneaton - Fosseway - home

    115.2 miles, 5,010 feet of climbing, 16.1 mph average

    https://www.strava.com/activities/291721125/segments/6851862478


    10th May 2015

    A ride with @totallyfixed and @Dr Pink in the lovely area of Rutland. This was my first ton on a fixed bike. Very enjoyable.

    Start and finish in Oakham, through and around the Belvoir (pronounced Beaver) valley.
    102 miles, 4,747 feet of climbing, 15.3 mph average

    https://www.strava.com/activities/302221762


    14th June 2015

    Rode the Velothon Wales, starting and finishing outside Cardiff Castle - along with 15,000 other riders. Velothon was 86.7 miles so made it up to 101.6 riding to and from the hotel I stayed at.

    Weather was great and I enjoyed the event. I think as usual I went out too fast, chainganging at around 23-24 mph for the first 50 miles - but was cooked then and found the Tumble and Caerphilly Mountain hard and very slow.

    101.6 miles, 4,744 feet of climbing, 5hrs 41.29 duration, 17.9 mph average

    The event itself was: 86.7 miles, 4hrs 32.15, 18.9mph average

    https://www.strava.com/activities/302221762

    24th July 2015

    Took a day off work and got a solo ton in. Kept HR really low which wasn't easy on some of the climbs. Rained solidly all day!

    107.2 miles; 3,571 feet of climbing; 7hrs 07.40 moving time, 15.0 mph average

    https://www.strava.com/activities/353116830

    2nd August 2015

    Did my third RideLondon. Lovely day for cycling unlike last year. Same wave as Laura Trott (beat her of course :smile: )

    The total mileage includes riding to and from the event

    118.5 miles, 4,321 feet of climbing, 6hrs 17.09 moving time 18.9mph average

    The Ridelondon part was

    99.7 miles, 4hrs 47.00 moving time and elapsed time, 20.9mph average

    https://www.strava.com/activities/359404677/overview

    13th September 2015

    As is frequent this year, this ton was a solo and again just following my nose. Found some nice roads I haven't ridden before around Shipston. Weather was lovely and sunny in spells.

    Warwick - Shipston on Stour - Southam - Coventry - Kenilworth - home

    112.1 miles; 4,482 feet of climbing, 16.2 mph average

    https://www.strava.com/activities/391403119

    3rd October 2015

    Another Solo. Enjoyed myself trying roads I didn't know. Ended up on some dead ends, canal path and rocky gated unmade roads. Also went looking for hills.

    Warwick-Alcester-Meriden (loop)-Warwick


    107.3 miles, 5,728 feet of climbing, average 15.6mph

    https://www.strava.com/activities/257976571


    2nd November 2015

    Another Solo. As now seems usual, I just followed my nose - had absolutely no idea where I would go today. Ended up looping around Stratford, passed Mary Arden's Cottage and Ann Hathaway's. Then moseyed through the Cotswolds - followed cycle route 442 for a while. My Garmin said 5,300 ft of climbing after 80 miles but then stopped recording. I selected elevation correction which took it back under 5,000 ft. Felt like a lot more but who knows.

    Funny day - very misty but spells of beautiful blue skies

    Warwick - Stratford - Moreton in Marsh - Warwick

    111 miles, 4,754? feet of climbing, average 14.1mph

    https://www.strava.com/activities/425180061

    29th December 2015

    Planned to ride to Oxford and back, but phone decided to pack up after an hour so I thought I should keep the ride closer to home.

    Lovely bright sunny day - about 10 degrees I think.

    Warwick - Wellesborne- Stratford - Warwick - Banbury - Home

    108.5 miles, 4,839 feet of climbing, average 15.2 mph

    https://www.strava.com/activities/458823002
     
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  3. OP
    OP
    ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    4/01/15 To Brighton and back (C#135)
    with @Trickedem @rb58 @arallsopp & @iLB .
    Home, Addington, Purley, Coulsdon, Hooley, Merstham, Redhill, Gatwick, Crawley, Cuckfield, Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Ditcling Beacon and Brighton. Return via Devils Dyke, Wineham, Warninglid, Handcross, Crawley, Gatwick, Redhill, Merstham, Hooley, Coulsdon, Croydon and Home.
    107.95miles. 7:22:33 Riding Time. 14.6mph avg. Van Nicholas Ventus.

    01/02/15 (C#138) Whitstable and back
    With @rb58 , @Trickedem , @Mista Preston , @iLB .

    Home, Pollhill, Otford, Pilgrims way to Borough Green, then Offham, Aylesford, Detling, Pilgrim's Way, Lenham, Doddington, Faversham, and Whitstable for a late breakfast at the Waterfront cafe. Return via usual FNRttC route - Faversham, Sittingbourne, Chatham, Rochester, Gravesend, Greenhithe, Crayford, Bexley village
    116.52 miles. 8:01:58 Riding Time. 14.5mph Avg. Van Nicholas Ventus.

    01/03/15 (C#140) Surrey/Kent Loop
    With @rb58 , @Trickedem , @Mista Preston , @iLB .
    Home, Bromley, Sanderstead, Purley, A23 to Salfords, Newchapel, Lingfield, Edenbridge, Bough Beech, Tonbridge, Golden Green, Yalding, Coxheath, Lenham, Hollingbourne, Pilgrims Way, Aylesford, Malling, Offham, Borough Green, Pilgrims Way, Pollhill and home.
    112.65 miles. 6:57:36 Riding Time. 16.2mph Avg. Van Nicholas Ventus.

    04/04/15 (C143) Ashford and back.
    Ashford and back Via Otford, Pilgrim's Way, Kemsing, Plaxtol, Hadlow. Yalding, Marden, Staplehurst, Headcorn, Smarden, Pluckley, Chart and Ashford.
    106.17miles. 7.04.50 Riding Time. 15.00Avg. 2431ft Elevation Gain. Max Speed 33.4mph. Pinnacle Pyrolite 2014

    03/05/15 To Brighton (Following the Vintage Commercial vehicles) and back (C#146)
    Home, Addington, Purley, Coulsdon, Hooley, Merstham, Redhill, Gatwick, Crawley, Cuckfield, Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Pyecombe and Brighton. Return via Devils Dyke, Wineham, Warninglid, Handcross, Crawley, Gatwick, Redhill, Merstham, Hooley, Coulsdon, Croydon, Bromley and Home.
    108.37miles. 7:23:21 Riding Time. 14.7mph avg. Pinnacle Pyrolite 2014.

    07/06/15 To Tiptree and back (C#150)
    Home, Sidcup, Dartford, Ockenden, Bulpham, Billericay, Hanningfield, Maldon, Heybridge, Tiptree, Tolleshunt Major, Heybridge, Maldon, Hanningfield, Stock, Billericay, Bulphan, Orsett, Stifford, Rainham, Dagenham, Barking, Woolwich, Eltham, Chiselhurst, Orpington, Home.
    125.23miles. 7:41.58 Riding Time. 16.3mph avg. Van Nicholas Ventus

    18/07/15 (C#152) Whitstable and back
    Home, Shoreham, Otford, Pilgrims way to Borough Green, then Offham, Aylesford, Detling, Hollingbourne, Newnham, Doddington, Faversham, and Whitstable for a breakfast at the Waterfront cafe. Return via usual FNRttC route - Faversham, Sittingbourne, Chatham, Rochester, Gravesend, Greenhithe, Crayford, Bexley village
    110.96 miles. 7.17:79 Riding Time. 15.2mph Avg. Van Nicholas Ventus.

    02/08/15 (C#154) Surrey/Kent Loop
    With @martint235 & @zigzag .
    Home, Bromley, Sanderstead, Purley, A23 to Salfords, Newchapel, Lingfield, Edenbridge, Bough Beech, Tonbridge, Golden Green, Yalding, Coxheath, Lenham, Hollingbourne, Pilgrims Way, Aylesford, Malling, Offham, Borough Green, Pilgrims Way, Knatts Valley, Eynesford and home.
    105.92 miles. 6:34.10 Riding Time. 16.1mph Avg. Van Nicholas Ventus

    06/09/15 (C#156) Faversham and back
    Home, Shoreham, Otford, Pilgrims way to Borough Green, then Offham, Aylesford, Detling, Pilgrim's Way, Lenham, Doddington and Faversham. for a breakfast at the Swan cafe. Return via usual FNRttC route - Faversham, Sittingbourne, Chatham, Rochester, then Cuxton, luddeston, Meopham, Horton Kirby, Brands Hatch, Knatts Valley, Eynsford, Crockenhill and home.
    105.10 miles. 7:04:58 Riding Time. 14.84mph Avg. Van Nicholas Ventus.

    03/10/15 (C#160) Rye and Camber Sands and back.
    With @Trickedem
    Home, Sevenoaks, Hildenborough, Tonbridge, Brenchley, Horsmorden, Benenden, Rovenden, Iden, Rye, Camber, Lydd, Appledore, Tenterden, Beddenden, Frittenden, Staplehurst, Marden, Yalding, Hadlow, Plaxtol, Seal, Sevenoaks, Riverhead, Pollkhill and home.
    119.00 miles, 7:30:01 Riding Time. 15.87mph Avg. Van Nicholas Ventus.

    15/11/15 (C164) Ashford and back.
    Ashford and back Via Otford, Pilgrim's Way, Kemsing, Plaxtol, Hadlow. Yalding, Marden, Staplehurst, Headcorn, Smarden, Pluckley, Chart and Ashford.
    100.18miles. 6.09.19 Riding Time. 16.3Avg. 2648ft Elevation Gain. Max Speed 37.4mph. Van Nicholas Ventus.

    11/12/15 (C166) Cambridge to home
    Adam's night ride from Cambridge to London. From home to Deptford to meet @rb58 , then on to Liverpool St Station. Train to Cambridge and back home. Via Cambridge, Great Chesterford, Newport, Stanstead Airport, Moreton, Toot Hill, Theydon Bois, Lee Valley to London. London to home via Rotherhite, Deptford, Lewisham, Catford and Bromley
    102.34 miles 13.23mph Avg 07.43.59 Riding Time. Van Nicholas Ventus.

    And that completes 2015 challenge.

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  4. Trickedem

    Trickedem Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    4/01/15 To Brighton and back
    with @ianrauk @rb58@ @arallsopp & @iLB .
    Orpington, Addington, Purley, Coulsdon, Hooley, Merstham, Redhill, Gatwick, Crawley, Cuckfield, Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Ditcling Beacon and Brighton. Return via Devils Dyke, Wineham, Warninglid, Handcross, Crawley, Gatwick, Redhill, Merstham, Hooley, Coulsdon, Croydon and Orpington
    107.95miles. 7:22:33 Riding Time. 14.6mph avg. 43.4mph max speed.

    1st Feb To Whistable for brekkie.
    Meopham, Borough Green, then Offham, Aylesford, Detling, Pilgrim's Way, Lenham, Doddington, Faversham, and Whitstable for a late breakfast at the Waterfront cafe. Return via usual FNRttC route - Faversham, Sittingbourne, Chatham, Rochester, and a ten mile loop around Strood to finish with @rb58 @iLB @ianrauk
    100.3 miles 13.2mph average. Not bad for a freezing cold windy day.
    6/7th Mar. Night ride to Brighton
    Rochester, Longfield, Orpington, Lewisham, London, Tooting, Gatwick, Haywards Heath, Ditching Beacon, Brighton. 101.3 miles, 11.9mph moving average.
    11th April. Green & Yellow Fields 300km Audax
    Manningtree, Sudbury, Lakenheath, Swaffham, Burnham Deepdale, Fakenham, Wymondham, Stowmarket, Manningtree. 187.1 miles 14.9 mph moving average
    16th May. Moors and Wolds 400km Audax
    Alfreton, Goole, Helmsley, Scarborough, Humber Bridge, Gainsborough, Alfreton
    255 miles. 13.6mph moving average. 23.14 Elapsed Time https://www.strava.com/activities/306415474

    6th June Bergen-Voss Sportive
    Bergen, Norway, Gullbotn, Kvamskogen, Norheimsund, Kvanndal, Granvin, Voss.
    102 miles. 7:11:54 elapsed time.

    5th July Dunwich Dynamo
    Stratford, Epping, Finchingfield, Sudbury, Helmingham, Dunwich, Leiston, Snape, Ipswich. 147.7 miles, 14.9 mph moving average. Topped up with another 25 miles from Colchester to Chelmsford due to train problem.

    16th August Paris Brest Paris
    Paris, Brest and back to Paris. 769 miles, 13.2mph moving average. 87.25 elapsed.

    16th Sept Chateau Thierry to Ameins
    With @ianrauk on our ride from Geneva to home. Chateau Thierry, Villers Cotteret, Compiegne, Amiens. 101.5 miles. 13.4 mph moving average. A tough ride as it rained heavily for about 70% of the time.

    3rd Oct Sevenoaks to Camber Sands and back
    with @ianrauk
    Sevenoaks, Hildenborough, Tonbridge, Brenchley, Horsmorden, Benenden, Rovenden, Iden, Rye, Camber, Lydd, Appledore, Tenterden, Beddenden, Frittenden, Staplehurst, Marden, Yalding, Hadlow, Plaxtol, Seal, Sevenoaks. 102.5 miles. 15.9mph moving average. Nice fast run, but very misty for over half the ride.

    1 November Bexley to join the Veteran Car London to Brighton

    Met up with @rb58 and rode up to Hyde Park Corner for the start of the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Then south mingling with the old cars via Croydon (where we joined the CycleChat peloton), Redhill and Crawley (for breakfast) and Handcross. From there we turned east and completed the loop via Turners Hill, Lingfield, Edenbridge, Ide Hill, Otford and Eynsford. Arrived home with 100.2 miles in the bag at 14.6mph average

    13th Dec Strood to Ashford and back
    Strood, Yalding, Frittenden, Bethersden, Sevington, Ashford, then home using the same route. 100 miles, 3000 feet of climb. Avg speed 13.9mph.
     
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  5. rb58

    rb58 Enigma

    Location:
    Bexley, Kent
    4 January (c. 116 overall)

    Brighton and back with @ianrauk @Trickedem @arallsopp and @iLB

    Home to Croydon, Purley, Coulsden, Redhill (where I joined up with the others). Then on to Gatwick, Crawley, Cuckfield, Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Ditchling Beacon and Brighton. Then return via our normal SMRbtH route - Devil's Dyke, Warninglid, Handcross, Crawley, Gatwick, Redhill, Croydon, Beckenham, Chislehurst and Sidcup and on to home.

    119 miles, 14.5mph rolling. Enigma Etape.

    1 February (C. 118 overall)

    Whitstable and back with @ianrauk, @Trickedem , @Mista Preston , @iLB . Glad to nail the February ride so early in the month.

    Down A20 past Brands Hatch to hook up with the others at Borough Green, then Offham, Aylesford, Detling, Pilgrim's Way, Lenham, Doddington, Faversham, and Whitstable for a late breakfast at the Waterfront cafe. Return via usual FNRttC route - Faversham, Sittingbourne, Chatham, Rochester, Gravesend, Greenhithe, Crayford and Bexley village.

    It was bracingly cold, and very windy which made for tough going and a slow pace on the return. But there was no snow and it stayed dry. Bike was very dirty though.

    111.1 miles, 14.52mph rolling (I blame the wind for the slow pace). Enigma Etape.

    1 March (c. 120 overall)

    Up to London, then south via Brixton, Streatham, Croydon to Purley to meet up with @ianrauk , @Mista Preston and @iLB , then on to Redhill before heading west with a nice tailwind to Lingfield, Edenbridge, Tonbridge and Yalding for breakfast. Then said cheerio to the others and headed east and north into a cruel headwind via Plaxtol, Seal, Dunton Green, Polhill and home. Plenty of other cyclists out today, and a hint of spring in the air.

    101.9 miles, 15.96mph rolling average, Enigma Etape.

    4 April (c124 overall)

    To Dartford, then followed the river to London. South Bank, Westminster Bridge and a lap of Hyde Park. Out to Southend on the North side of the river, via Ciry Airport, Barking, Orsett, Pitsea, then return via Dartford Crossing. Flat, but windy.

    104.7 miles, 15.8mph rolling. Enigma Etape.

    10 May (c. 125 overall)

    Hop Garden Audax. Meopham, Maidstone, Charing, Wye and down towards Folkestone, then along toward Rye before heading north again via Cranbrook, Staplehurst, West Malling and Birling Hill and back to Meopham.

    153.9 miles, 15.06mph rolling. Cannondale Synapse.

    7 June (c. 127 overall)

    To Wilkins Jam Factory, Tiptree, with @ianrauk . Usual route over Dartford Crossing, then Billericay, the Hanningfields and Maldon. Full English, then return much the same way. Except we got lost and ended up taking a detour via Stock before picking up the normal route and veering west via Orsett, Ockenden, Barking and East Ham and on to the Woolwich Ferry. Cheeky headwind in places, but sunny and dry.

    115.1 miles, 16.4mph rolling. Cannondale Synapse.

    17/18 July (c. 129 overall)

    FNRttC Whitstable edition, followed by SMRbtH with @ianrauk, @martint235 and Sarah.
    Home to Hyde Park Corner, then usual route to Whitstable via Strood. Warm night (short sleeves), dry, tailwind and a stunning dawn. What's not to like?! Homeward leg was pretty much the reverse, and even the headwind wasn't as bad as expected.

    135.4 miles, 14.1mph rolling. Cannondale Synapse.

    2 August (c 131 overall)

    Prudential Ride London, plus ride to start via Blackwall Tunnel and then home again along Picadilly. Route was on closed roads out of Stratford, through the City, Richmond Park, Hampton Court, Kingston, Ripley, Shere Hill, Leith Hill, Dorking, Box Hill, Leatherhead, Kingston again, Wimbledon to finish on The Mall. Super fast route, aided by closed roads. I reached the 20 mile post (on the main event) at 59 minutes, which is really quick for me. Back at The Mall to collect my medal in 5'24 for a moving average of 18.8mph. Undoubtedly my fastest ever century.

    Back home with 129.7 miles total on the clock at 17.6mph. Enigma Etape (although I had taken the mudguards off as they were definitely not needed today).

    6 September (c 132 overall)

    Whitstable and back via the classic FNRttC route - Bexley, Crayford, under Dartford bridge, Gravesend, Rochester, Lower Rainham, Upchurch, Sittingbourne, Faversham, then across the Graveney Marshes to Whitstable. Back via the same route.

    104.6 miles, 15.6mph rolling. Cannondale Synapse Disc.

    11 October (c 133 overall, 18th of 2015)

    After several weeks off the bike, this was always going to be tough. It turned out to be one of those character building rides.

    I met @ianrauk at Purley with every intention of riding to Brighton and back. But I found it hard work and by the time we got to Burgess Hill, I had resolved to turn around so as to avoid the climb over the South Downs, which would have to be done twice. So I headed West and picked up our usual route back to London, although this involved turning into a testing headwind for the remainder of the ride. However, I took it a little easier so didn't suffer too much. Back home an hour and a half early (brownie pints duly banked) and was pleased with a rolling average over 15mph.

    Route was Bexley, Bromley, Purley, Redhill, Crawley, Handcross, Cuckfield, Ansty, Burgess Hill, Bolney, Handcross, Crawley, Gatwick, Redhill, Croydon, Orpington, home.

    102.1 miles, 15.24mph rolling, Cannondale Synapse Disc.

    1 November (century 134 overall, 19th of 2015)

    Met up with @Trickedem and rode up to Hyde Park Corner for the start of the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Then south mingling with the old cars via Croydon (where we joined the CycleChat peloton), Redhill and Crawley (for breakfast) and Handcross. From there we turned east and completed the loop via Turners Hill, Lingfield, Edenbridge, Ide Hill, Otford and Eynsford. Arrived home with 100.2 miles in the bag at 14.9mph. Enigma Etape.

    11 December (century 135 overall, 20th of 2015)

    Adam's night ride from Cambridge to London. From home to Deptford to meet @ianrauk , then on to Liverpool St Station. Train to Cambridge and ride back home. Via Cambridge, Great Chesterford, Newport, Stanstead Airport, Moreton, Toot Hill, Theydon Bois, Lee Valley to London. London to home via Rotherhite, Deptford, Greenwich, Kidbrooke and Eltham
    101.4 miles at a stately 12.75mph rolling. Enigma Etape.
     
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  6. Banjo

    Banjo Fuelled with Jelly Babies

    Location:
    South Wales
    16 Jan
    Barry , Rhoose ,llantwit, Marcross, Ogmore , Port Talbot ,Swansea, Mumbles and back.
    100.5 Miles
    Avg Speed 12.2 Max Speed 32.5 Ally Synapse 2014 disc

    7th Feb
    Febs century done. Tewkesbury . Allensmore.Monmouth. Chepstow. Thornbury .Gloucester. Tewkesbury 182 kms. (about 110 cold miles).

    7th March

    Making Haye 210 km audax
    Cardiff usk Cymdu Talgarth Haye on Wye Monmouth Usk Newport Cardiff
    About 2400 meters climbing. (About 130 miles )

    11th April
    Carmarthen Snapper 202 Km Audax (About 125 miles)

    Starts in Bynea then along the cost to Ferryside (30 km straight into the fresh breeze) .Bacon sarnie in the ferry cabin café then onwards to Llandovery and the full English in West End café.

    Next section heads North through Rhandymrwn and cwrt y Cadno this is the hilliest section but with some stunning scenery .Then south again via Brechfa and Abergorlech stopping for final food stop in the Emlyn Arms pub before heading back to Bynea via Carmarthen and the barsteward climb from Carmarthen to the Uplands pub before dropping down to Burry Port then back to start via the millennium coast path.coffee and cake in the Bynea cycle club never tasted so good :-)

    May 13th
    Barcud Coch 213 km Audax
    Brecon, Llandovery,Llyne Brianne, Tregaron, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Llanwrtd Wells final ball buster over Mynydd Eppynt mountain road back to Brecon.

    Tough ride for me but in perfect cycling weather with stunning scenery.

    June 4th
    Rough diamond 300km Permanent Audax
    Tewkesbury ,Worcester, Burford ,Talybont on Usk, Chepstow, Slimbridge,Gloucester, Tewkesbury

    Great ride of about 185 miles . Mostly rolling countryside with 2 bigger climbs. Nice flat 80 kms to the finish.

    July 22nd
    Barry to Gowerton via Aberafon and Clyne Valley path.
    Solo ride 102 miles mostly fairly flat. Nice tailwind on way back ^_^

    August
    Failed to do a qualifying ride :cry:
     
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  7. Soltydog

    Soltydog Guru

    Location:
    near Hornsea
    17th Jan 102.7 miles Hornsea- Spurn - Patrington - Sunk Island - Burton Pidsea - Long Riston - Skipsea - Withernwick or something like :thumbsup: https://www.strava.com/activities/242271210
    Ave speed 16.1mph top speed 26.6mph I think it was the hardest ton ride i've ever done with the wind in places, hopefully it will get easier through the year :rolleyes:

    7th Feb 101.4 miles Hornsea- Kilham - Driffield - Hutton Cranswick - Beverley - North Newbald - Beverley - Long Riston - Sproatley - fitling - Hornsea https://www.strava.com/activities/251587943
    Ave speed 15.4mph top speed 30.6 3598ft climbing Started off with 3 of us, but one bailed out at Beverley after Cafe stop at http://cafevelobeverley.co.uk/ Really enjoyed the ride today

    31st Mar 100.7 miles (solo) Home-Hull station 16.3 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/276960370 short train ride to Selby, then 84.4 miles Selby - Elvington - Pocklington - Market Weighton - Beverley - skirlaugh - Garton - Home https://www.strava.com/activities/276960390 lovely cross winds, tail winds, hail & sun, 4 seasons in one day

    26th April 104.2 miles Heart of The Wolds Sportive 84 miles with various people & odd stretches on my own + 20 mile ride home solo https://www.strava.com/activities/292950150 5445ft of climbing & ave speed of 17.7mph, i'm happy with that

    16th May 102 miles 53 miles on the club ride with 3 others, from Hornsea, up to kilham & Driffield then back, then off on my own for a little jaunt to Bilton, Burton Pidsea, Withernsea & back home 2775ft of climbing & average speed of 18.1mph not bad considering the wind https://www.strava.com/activities/305580406/

    6th June 100.3 miles Flat & fast sportive at Thorne. Riding solo most of the time & it was bloody windy, but managed an average speed of 19.1mph https://www.strava.com/activities/319549156

    2nd July 102 miles + (garmin off for a couple of miles) Hornsea to Beverley, to Tibthorpe & onto Hanging Grimston climb, then back via Wetwang, Tibthorpe, Hutton Cranswick & then a 20 mile loop near home to clock up the ton https://www.strava.com/activities/337571570

    17th August 103 miles, Hornsea to Kilham, to Sledmere into Stamford Bridge for lunch, then onto Pocklington, Nunburnholme hill & Goodmanham for a pint, than back home via Beverley & Skirlaugh https://www.strava.com/activities/371105414

    28th September 105 miles, Hornsea to Withernsea, to Easington, Patrington, round Sun Island & onto Paull, Hedon for a cafe stop then onto Ganstead, Long Riston, quick stop at Skipsea for an ice cream & then back to Hornsea. didn't start the Garmin till a mile in, Garmin showing final mileage of 103.9, but uploading to Strava only shows 38.9 miles, some kind of GPS error at 11am :angry: Rode with a couple of club mates who had never done a ton, so it was very flat & easy going & the weather was brilliant for the end of September

    1st October 100.7 miles, Hornsea to Brandesburton to meet a mate & then onto Beeford, then onto the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, through Foston & Kelk, into Driffield for some breakfast, then Hutton Cranswick, back onto the Wolds & South Dalton, onto Market Weighton, North Newbald, to Beverley & Hornsea, by which point my mate had done enough & we were at 80 miles, so did a short club loop & the ride home took me to 100.7 :smile: https://www.strava.com/activities/404102398

    20th November 101.1 miles, 5.45am Hornsea to Skipsea, Beeford, down to Rise, onto Swine, Sproatley, down to Keyingham & then once again my planned route round Sunk Island was a private road, so back upto the main road & round to Hedon for a breakfast stop, then onto Patrington, Holmpton & Withernsea & then weaving back up the coast towards Hornsea to get the mileage upto Hornsea https://www.strava.com/activities/435976596

    15th December 100.3 miles 6.26am start, Hornsea to Lissett, upto Kilham onto the edge of the wolds, then into Driffield for a small breakfast, then south into the wind through North Frodingham, Brandesburton, Skirlaugh, Burton Pidsea & into Winestead for 11s Then headed back north towards home, but realised I'd be over 10 miles short, so headed inland at Garton, towards Humbleton, & Marton, before going back home https://www.strava.com/activities/450552860
     
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  8. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

    Location:
    Leicester
    18th January
    102.1 miles, moving time 6hrs 35 minutes, average speed 15.5mph, elevation 3,251 feet.
    Leicester to Billesdon, through Kibworth, loop around Saddington and back into Kibworth, scenic route across to Lutterworth, rescued by the wife! Back out to Lutterworth, trundle to Stoney Cove and back to Lutterworth then back to Leicester.
    https://www.strava.com/activities/242809146


    14th February
    104.6 miles, moving time 6hrs 47 minutes, average speed 15.4mph, elevation 3,552 feet
    Leicester to Enderby, then up to Billesdon, down to Market Harborough, via Foxton, Lubenham and Gumley into Kibworth, North and South Kilworth, Stanford, Swinford, Lutterworth. Stoney Stanton and home via Gilmorton
    https://www.strava.com/activities/254662823

    14th March
    101.5 miles, moving time 6hrs 28 minutes, average speed 15.7mph, elevation 4,385 feet.
    Leicester - Melton Mowbray - Nottingham- Loughborough - Leicester
    https://www.strava.com/activities/267911125

    4th April
    106.4 miles, moving time 6hrs 35 minutes, average speed 16.1mph, elevation 3,136 feet
    Leicester to Rothley, upto Frisby and across to Cottesmore, Waltham on the Wolds, Bottesford, Wymeswold back to Rothley and then home, plus loads of villages in between,
    https://www.strava.com/activities/278981319

    4th May
    108.7 miles, moving time 6hrs 41 minutes, avearge speed 16.2mph, elevation 3,963 feet
    Leicester to Fleckney, Kilby Bridge, Great Glen, Burton Overy, Billesdon, Kibworth, a few of the Langtons (West, East and Thorpe) Market Harborough, Gumley, Kibworth (Again), Fleckney (Again) North Kilworth, Yelertoft, West Haddon, Long Buckby, West Haddon (Again) - bugger it you get the gist, up to Lutterworth and back home to Leicester
    https://www.strava.com/activities/297910904

    6th June
    105.75 miles, moving time 6hrs 37 minutes, average speed 15.98mph 16mph :laugh: elevation 4,030 feet.
    Leicester to Billesdon, Kibworth, Hallaton, Medbourne, Great Bowden, Gumley, Kibworth (again), Lutterworth, Kirby Mallory, Rothley, Thrussington, Barky, Beeby, Scraptoft, Leicester
    https://www.strava.com/activities/319435548

    10th July
    111.4 miles, moving time 6hrs 51 minutes, average speed 16.26mph, elevation 3,250 feet.
    Scenic route out of Leicester, Fleckney, Great Glen, Burton Overy, Billesdon, Kibworth, Tur/Church/East Langton, Kibworth, Fleckney, Arnesby, Bruntingthorpe, Walcote, North Kilworth, South Kilworth, Stanford on Avon, Swinford, Lutterworth, Ullesthorpe, Claybrooke (Magna and Parva) Frolesworth, Ashby Parva, Gilmorton, Cosby, Littlethorpe, Whetstone, Abbey Park, Watermead Park - Home!
    https://www.strava.com/activities/343637693


    08th August
    105.54 miles 6hrs 31 minutes, average speed 16.20mph, elevation 3,403 feet.
    Wistow, Kilby, Fleckney, Great Glen, Billesdon, Kibworth, Hallaton Medbourne, Neville Holt, Kibworth, Fleckney, Lutterworth, Ullesthorpe, Ashby Parva, Lutterwortj, Cosby Abbey Park and Home.
    https://www.strava.com/activities/364047615

    07th September
    109.50 miles 6hrs 29 minutes, average speed 16.9mph, elevation 5,190 feet (Strava gives me 5,910!)
    Leicester, Kilby, Fleckney, Kibworth, Great Glen, Burton Overy, Billesdon, Kibworth, Hallaton, Medbourne, Kibworth, Fleckney, Lutterworth, Bitteswell, Ullesthorpe, Ashby Parva, Gilmorton, Cosby, Littlethorpe, Leicester
    https://www.strava.com/activities/386891856

    08th October
    107.52 miles; 6hrs 31 minutes; average speed 16.50mph, elevation 4,203 feet.
    Leicester Castle Classic Sportive route: Leicester, Frolesworth, Stoke Golding, Market Bosworth, Edingdale, Measham, Twycross, Market Bosworth, Leicester - plus loads of other villages in between.
    https://www.strava.com/activities/408785334

    26th November
    102.18 miles; 6hrs 55 minutes; average speed 14.77mph, elevation 4380 feet.
    Leicester, Great Glen, Burton Overy, Billesdon, a few of the Langtons, Kibworth/Wistow/Kilby/Saddington loop * 2, Bruntingthorpe, Walton, Kimcote, Lutterworth, Ullesthorpe, Ashby Parva, Lutterworth, Kimcote, Gilmorton, Dunton Bassett, Asby Magna, Cosby, Littlethorpe, Whetstone, Great Central Way into Leicester, Abbey Park and back up the GCW and home.
    https://www.strava.com/activities/439631596

    13th December
    101.76 miles; 6hrs 55 minutes; average speed 14.71mph; elevation 5182 feet.
    Leicester, Great Glen, Burton Overy, Billesdon. Hallaton, Medbourne, Kibworth, Wistow, Kilby, Fleckney, Bruntingthorpe, Walton, Kimcote, Lutterworth, Ullesthorpe, Ashby Parva, Lutterworth, Kimcote, Gilmorton, Dunton Bassett, Asby Magna, Cosby, Littlethorpe, Whetstone, Great Central Way into Leicester, Abbey Park and back up the GCW and home.
    https://www.strava.com/activities/449447890
     
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  9. 18 Jan - First of the year, 103.7miles in 6:33:49 (15.8mph moving average) with 3855ft of climbing and a max of 36mph. Peterborough - Elton to meet some mates, Yaxley, YR Reliability Ride (via Uppingham), Stilton, Glatton, Great Gidding, Thurning, Barnwell, Polebrook, Lutton, Elton Furze, Chesterton, Awalton, Peterborough.

    1 Feb -Took advantage of the good (well ok) dry weather and got my banker in, cycled out 5 or 6 miles to meet some mates cycled near 60 or so miles with them and then went for another 40.
    In total. 105.8miles in 6:53:19 (15.4mph moving average) with 2,904 ft of climbing and a max of 32mph. Peterborough,Elton,Peterborough, Northborough, Maxey, Barnack, Wansford, Elton, Peterborough, Marholm, Helpston, Barnack, Stamford, Ketton, Collyweston, Kings Cliffe, Wansford, Yarwell, Nassington, Elton, Chesterton, Awalton, Peterborough.

    5 March - In search of Some Hills 105.3 miles in 7:36:09 (13.8mph average) with 6,133ft of climbing and a max of 34.1mph.
    Dunfermline, Crossford, Cairneyhill, Oakley, Blairhall, Coalsnaughton, Fishcross, Alva, Menstrie, Logie Kirk, Bridge of Allan, Doune, Callander, Thornhill, Kippen, Fintry, Kippen, Stirling, Menstrie, Alva, Tillicoultry, Dollar, Saline, Wellwood, Dunfermline.

    4 April - LBL Training 176 miles in 10:28:14 (16.8mph average) with 7,867ft of climbing and a max of 42.2mph

    Peterborough,Elton Furze, Bullock Road, Great Gidding, Aldwinkle, Oundle, Upper Benefield, Weldon, Corby, Rockingham, Great Easton, Hallaton, Braunston, Oakham, Empingham, Ketton, Collyweston, King Cliffe, Wansford, Ailsworth, Helpston, West Deeping, Thurby, Bourne, Edenham, Ingoldbsy, Corby Glen, Little Bytham, Stamford, Ketton, Collyweston, King Cliffe, Bulwick, Oundle, Fotheringhay, Nassington, Wansford, Elton, Peterborough

    4 May - 200k for May 128.8miles in 8:03:56 (15.8mph average) with 4,809ft of climbing and a max of 38.6mph.
    Peterborough,Elton Furze, Bullock Road, Great Gidding, Hamerton, Old Weston, Clopton, Achurch, Thorpe Waterville, Aldwinkle, Stoke Doyle, Oundle, Ashton, Olive Grove (Cafe Stop), Polebrook,, Elton Furze, Peterborough, Bretton, Marholm, Ufford, Barnack, Pilsgate, Stamford, Great Casterton, Pickworth, Holywell, Castle Bytham, South Witham, Thistleton, Market Overton, Cottesmore, Exton, Empingham, Ketton, Collyweston, Kings Cliffe, Blatherwycke, Southwick, Oundle, Ashton, Polebrook, Lutton, Elton Furze, Peterborough.

    7 June - TOC Gran Fondo and a Top Up
    106.4miles in 5:23:11 (19.8mph average) with 2,135ft of climbing and a max of 35.6mph

    4 July - Got my banker in early'ish, My usual club run and a slow recovery ride to a lbs for some cables 107.5miles in 6:31:23 (16.5mph average) with 3,477ft of climbing and a max of 35.8mph.

    2 Aug - Ride London; 100.1miles in 5:08:16 (19.5 mph average) with 3,730ft of of climbing and a max of 43.6mph.

    12 Sep - Ride to see the ToB Sprint in Fornham St Martin; 122.3miles in 7:15:27 (16.9mph moving average) with 2,466ft of climbing and a max of 31.3mph. Peterborough, Ponders Bridge, Ramsey, Bury, Warboys, Pidley, Somerham, Earith, Haddenham, Stretham, Wicken, Fordham, Worlington, Tuddenham, Cavenham, Lackford, Flempton, Hengrave, Fornham All Saints, Fornham St Genevieve, Fornham St Martin, then back the same way.

    4 October - Post Hill climbs Ton; 100.6miles in 6:15:29 (16.1mph moving average) with 3,022ft of climbing and a max of 35.3mph. Ketton, Stamford, Barnack, Castor, Peterborough, Oundle Rd, Bullock Rd, Haddon, Old A1, Monkswood, Little Stukely, Huntington, Steeple Gidding, Winwick, Clopton, Achurch, Aldwinkle, Waddenhoe, Stoke Doyle, Southwick, Fotheringhay, Elton, Peterborough. There was a wee bit before but this is the longest continuous ride.

    1 November - A ride with KV and a wee bit more: 103.4miles (16.4mph moving average) with 4,028ft of climbing and a max of 31.4mph. Peterborough, Elton, Wansford, Kings Cliffe, Blatherwyke, Fineshade, Wakerley, Ketton, Stamford, Burghley House, Pilsgate, Barnack, Bainton, Helpston, Ailsworth, Ferry Meadows, Elton, Cotterstock, Oundle, Ashton, Barnwell, Thurning, Clopton, Old Weston, Catworth, Kimbolton, Catworth,Old Weston, Winwick, Great Gidding, Elton Furze, Peterborough

    6 December - CCCentury challenge done: 100.3miles (16.0mph moving average) with 3,563ft of climbing and a max of 31.4mph. Peterborough, Ailsworth, Ufford, Barnack, Pilsgate, Stamford, Belmesthorpe, Greatford, West Deeping, Wansford, Elton, Peterborough, Haddon, Normans Cross, Alconbury Hill, Coppingford, Great Gidding, Winwick, Thurning, Barnwell, Ashton, Oundle, Elton, Peterborough

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  10. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    Well, I said I was doing it but man flu and a persistent cough plus hurting my knee had me snookered. Then this week I had a cold from Tuesday until, well I still have it. This is why today's ride was a bit fractured, so if I needed to bail out I could.

    25/1/15
    Part A

    Ride with Norman- Toft, Longstowe, Gamlingay, Waresley, Gransdens, Bourn, Caldecote, Hardwick- 25.02 miles

    Part B

    Ride with Jo- Caldecote, Bourne, Caxton, Gransdens, Longstowe, Toft, Hardwick- 20.05 miles

    Part C-a reverse of the Gransdens loop this morning. Into Cambridge and a convoluted route through and home-55.03 miles

    Total-100.10 miles

    February ride

    https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/702541777

    Hardwick Dry Drayton Cottenham Haddenham Ely Prickwillow Isleham Kennford moulton Dalham Lidgate Kirtling Wooditton Dullingham West Wratting Ashdon Saffron Walden Chishill Fowlmere Barrington Barton Hardwick. 101.75 miles


    March 27th
    Hardwick, Graveley, Buckden, Kimbolton, Little Staughton, Great Barford, Broom, Baldock, Ashwell, Potton, Gamlingay, Waresley, Great Gransden, Barton, Cambridge and Hardwick.
    101.41 miles average speed 14.47mph

    April 5th
    Hardwick, Graveley, Croxton, Waresley, Gamlingay, Croydon, Wimpole, Longstowe, Hardwick, Cambridge, Fulbourn, West Wratting, Dullingham, Weston Colville,Ashdon, Saffron Walden, Chesterford, Sawston, Shelford, Coton, Hardwick
    100.02 miles 14.43 average speed

    MAY 24th

    Hardwick, Graveley, Buckden, Perry, Kimbolton, Catworth, Brington, Old Weston, Clopton, Stoke Doyle, Oundle, Ashton, Polebrook, Hemington, great Gidding, Old Weston, Catworth, KI Bolton, Pirtenhall, Keysoe, little Staughton, Great Staughton, St Neots, Abbotsley, Gransdens, Bourn, Kingston, Caldecote, Madingley, Hardwick
    101.4 miles 14.1mph average speed
    http://www.strava.com/athletes/6968315

    JUNE 17th

    Porto Pollensa, Pollensa, Sa Pobla, Muro, Sineu, Petra, St Joan, Lloret, Santa Margalida, Muro, Sa Pobla, Alcudia, Can Picafort, Alcudia, Pollensa, Cala San Vincent, Pollensa, Porto Pollensa
    101.1 miles
    http://www.strava.com/activities/327289674


    11th July
    Hardwick, Cambridge, Coton, Madingley, Comberton, Haslingfield, Barrington, Orwell, Wimpole, Hatley, Waresley, Great Gransden, Bourn, Hardwick, Coton, Grantchester, Cambridge, Barton, Little Gransden, Gamlingay Tetworth, Abbotsley, Great Gransden, Bourn, Kingston, Toft , Hardwick.

    100.5 miles (felt a bit crap for lots of it!)
    http://www.strava.com/activities/343840356

    2/8/15Ride to Maglia Rosso cafe with Thomas and Keith

    Hardwick, Cambridge, Cherry Hinton, Balsham, Brinkley, Great Bradley. Wickhambrook, whepstead, Hawstead Return to Great Bradley, Brinkley Six Mile Bottom, Great Wilbraham, Fulbourn, Great Shelford, Newton, Haslinfield, Barton, Toft Hardwick
    102 miles
    https://www.strava.com/activities/359699913


    7/9/15 Tour of Barton

    Hardwick, Elsworth, Graveley, Croxton, Waresley, Gamlingay, Hatley, Eyeworth, Ashwell, Guilden Morden, Bassingbourn, Shepreth,, Fowlmere, Great Shelford, Grantchester, Barton, Haslingfield, Orwell, Wimpole, Longstowe, Gransdens, Caxton, Bourn, Comberton, Madingley, Dry Drayton, Hardwick.

    101 miles
    https://www.strava.com/activities/386894945

    17/10/15
    Autumn day out audax
    Trowell, Sutton Bonnington, Mount Sorrel, Borough on the Hill, Wymondham, Croxton Kerrial, East Leake, Trowell
    100.5 miles
    https://www.strava.com/activities/414778269

    1/11/15
    Fog induced detour
    Hardwick, Knapwell, Hilton, Graveley, Offord Darcy, Buckden, Grafham Water, Brampton, Huntingdon, St Ives, Guided Busway, Cambridge, Grantchester, Shelford, Whittlesford, Harston, Haslingfield, Barrington, Shepreth, Meldreth, Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden, Gamlingay, Gransdens, Bourn, Madingley , Hardwick.
    100.5 miles (+.5 for garmin melt down!)
    https://www.strava.com/activities/424531695

    13/12/15

    4 Gamlingay loops, 3 French hens...
    Hardwick, Bourn, Great Gransden, Waresley, Gamlingay, Longstowe, Toft, Hardwick X 4
    100.02 miles
    https://www.strava.com/activities/449512696
     
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  11. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    25/1/15
    Portsmouth-Havant-Chichester-Barnham-Littlehampton-Worthing-Brighton and back. 100.12 miles in 7.59 (7:39 moving, 8:39 elapsed), rolling average of 13.1 mph. Viner Magnifica.

    8/2/15
    Portsmouth-Denmead-Hambledon-Alresford-Whitchurch-Kingsclere-Overton-reverse to Portsmouth. 100.61 miles in 8:17 (8:10 moving, 9:17 elapsed), rolling average of 12.3 mph. Viner Magnifica.

    5/3/15
    Portsmouth-Denmead-Hambledon-Alresford-Whitchurch-Andover-Stockbridge-Romsey-Eastleigh-Bishop's Waltham-Wickham-Cosham-Portsmouth. 101.64 miles in 8:14 (moving 8:00, elapsed 9:07), rolling average 12.7 mph. Viner Magnifica.

    5/4/15
    Portsmouth-Havant-Chichester-Barnham-Littlehampton-Worthing-Brighton and back. 100.58 miles in 8:26 (moving 8:06, elapsed 9:32), rolling average 12.4 mph. Condor Squadra.

    2/5/15
    Brussels Zuid-around Brussels to Grand Place for Els' FNRttK. Then on to Ostend. I crashed on the outskirts and ended up making the last part of my journey in an ambulance, but I'm pretty certain I did at least 99 miles on the bike before the prang- Garmin data supports this view. 100 miles in 9:31 moving. Dahon Speed Pro TT.

    14/6/15
    Portsmouth-Havant-Funtingdon-Petersfield-Liphook-Bordon-Alton-Overton-Micheldever Station-Alresford-Corhampton-Hambledon-Denmead-Portsmouth. 106.97 miles in 8:11 (8:05 moving, 9:11 elapsed), rolling average 13.2 mph. Viner Magnifica.

    5/7/15
    Portsmouth-Denmead-Alresford-Whitchurch-Andover-Stockbridge-Romsey-Eastleigh-Bishop's Waltham-Hambledon-Denmead-Portsmouth. 105.01 miles in 8:21 (8:04 moving, 9:16 elapsed), rolling average 13.0 mph. Viner Magnifica.

    8/8/15
    Overnight lap of Isle of Wight clockwise from Fishbourne, followed after breakfast by retreading various bits to make up the ton. 105.16 miles in 9:33 (9:22 moving, 11:23 elapsed), rolling average of 11.0 mph (but well over 5k of climbing!). Trek Portland.

    6/9/2015
    Portsmouth-Wickham-Bishop's Waltham-Winchester-Braishfield-Andover-Whitchurch-Overton-Alresford-Meonstoke-Chidden-Denmead-Portsmouth. 106.44 miles in 8:13 (8:08 moving, 9:14 elapsed), rolling average 13.1 mph. Viner Magnifica.

    3/10/2015
    Portsmouth-Wickham-Meonstoke-West Meon-East Meon-Petersfield-Midhurst-Petworth-Storrington-Slindon-Barnham-Chichester-Bosham-Emsworth-Havant-Cosham-Portsmouth. 102.11 miles in 7:51 (7:43 moving, 9:09 elapsed), rolling average 13.2 mph. Viner Magnifica.

    1/11/15
    Portsmouth-Havant-Chichester-Barnham-Littlehampton-Worthing-Brighton and back for the Vintage Car Run and a brief meet with the CC crew who rode down. 100.25 miles in 7:38 (7:29 moving, 9:12 elapsed), rolling average of 13.4 mph- which makes it the fastest qualifying ride of the year and the second-fastest century this year :ohmy: Must have been the New Bike Effect, as this was the inaugural ton for the Litespeed T5 Gravel.

    19/12/15
    Portsmouth-Wickham-Botley-Eastleigh-Romsey-Salisbury-Downton-Redlynch-Romsey-Nursling-Chandler's Ford-Eastleigh-Botley-Fareham and train home on account of being knackered. 101.8 miles in 8:35 (8:26 moving, 9:53 elapsed), rolling average of 12.1 mph. Litespeed T5 Gravel.
     
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  12. sittingbull

    sittingbull Über Member

    Location:
    South Liverpool
    26th January 2015
    South Liverpool, Widnes, Runcorn, Frodsham, Helsby, Chester, Bangor-on-Dee, Ellesmere and return.
    111.58 miles....7:31:07 ride time....14.8 mph av.... 29.1 mph max....Specialized Allez.

    8th February 2015
    South Liverpool, Widnes, Runcorn, Frodsham, Helsby, Chester, Bretton, Northop, Flint, Mostyn, Prestatyn and return. Cold and misty.
    116.24 miles....7:58:09 ride time....14.6 mph av.... 31.7 mph max....Specialized Allez.

    27th March 2015
    South Liverpool, Widnes, Runcorn, Frodsham, Helsby, Chester, Higher Kinnerton, Mold, Rhydymwyn, Nannerch, Bodfari and return. Dry, bright and still.
    109.71 miles....7:40:45 ride time....14.3 mph av.... 32.0 mph max....Specialized Allez.

    26th April 2015
    South Liverpool, Widnes, Runcorn, Frodsham, Helsby, Chester, Rossett, Gwynfryn and return. Dry, bright with a tail then headwind.
    103.23 miles....7:24:15 ride time....13.9 mph av.... 36.1 mph max....Kona Pahoehoe.

    28th May 2015
    South Liverpool, Widnes, Runcorn, Frodsham, Kingsley, Tarporley, Nantwich, Audlem, Market Drayton, Mucklestone, Nantwich, Winsford, Kingsley, Frodsham, Runcorn, Widnes, South Liverpool. Dry and bright.
    109.11 miles....6:35:54 ride time....16.5 mph av.... 34.3 mph max....Specialized Allez.

    25th June 2015
    South Liverpool, Widnes, Runcorn, Frodsham, Delamere, Cotebrook, Beeston, Peckforton, Ridley, Whitchurch, Coton and return. Dry and bright, high pollen.
    102.01 miles....6:45:49 ride time....15.1 mph av.... 33.8 mph max....Specialized Allez.

    29th July 2015
    South Liverpool, Widnes, Runcorn, Frodsham, Helsby, Chester, Wrexham, Llangollen and return. Sunshine and mainly tail then headwind.
    106.84 miles....6:40:06 ride time....16.0 mph av.... 35.15 mph max....Specialized Allez.

    20th August 2015
    South Liverpool, Widnes, Runcorn, Frodsham, Norley, Whitegate, Winsford, Sandbach, Winterly, Alsager, Church Lawton, Red Bull and return. Dry, bright, tail then headwind.
    102.18 miles....6:35:55 ride time....15.5 mph av.... 34.77 mph max....Specialized Allez.

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  13. iLB

    iLB Hello there

    Location:
    LONDON
    101 miles @ 16.something mph

    Orpington, Otford, PLaxtol, East Peckham, Yalding, Tonbridge. Leigh, Four Elms, Westerham (insert one double espresso), Godstone, Redhill, Reigate, Dorking, Boxhill (flapjack), Banstead, Sutton (sausages), Croydon, West Wickham, Home.

    FEB
    106 miles @17.5

    ORP>SEVENOAKS>TONBRIDGE>HORSMONDEN>GOUDHURST>ROLVENDEN>RYE>PEASMARSH>ROLVENDEN>GOUDHURST>MARDEN>YALDING>STONESTREET>ORP

    I think technically second of the month but this one was better,.. https://andrewcater.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/look-mum-no-gloves/

    March 1st

    I cycled over 100 miles with @ianrauk and some others, the sun was out, it was great. Mr Preston died after 80 miles.
     
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  14. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Moderator

    Slightly late but having been prompted I shall put my hat in the ring and have a crack at this challenge.

    What I've already managed so far:
    2nd Jan 2015 - Anti-clockwise loop around mid & north Shropshire. 102.81 miles at 11.2mph average.

    And now the rest:
    14 Feb 2015 - Clockwise loop round mid & north Shropshire. 103.2 miles at 12.2mph average.
    7 Mar 2015 - Anti-clockwise loop round South Shropshire (and bits of Powys & Herefordshire). 104.02 miles at 11.6 mph average
    4 April 2015 - A trip to Llyn Efyrnwy (Lake Vyrnwy), 3 laps of the lake and return home. 115.13 miles at 12.9 mph average
    9 May 2015 - A clockwise loop around Mid & North Shropshire (with a dicky knee) 102.41 miles at 12.9mph average
    21 June 2015 - Clockwise loop round Mid & North Shropshire again. 103.27 miles at 13.6 mph average.
    4 July 2015 - Anti-clockwise loop round South Shropshire etc. with a bit extra thrown in at the start. 112.05 miles at 13 mph average.
    2 August 2015 - Clockwise loop round South Shropshire (plus a bit). 114.27 miles
    5 September 2015 - A clockwise loop into Mid Wales. 131.2 miles (My first metric double-century)
    3 October 2015 - An anti clockwise loop round Mid and North Shropshire. 103.15 cold and foggy miles at 13.2 mph average
    1 November 2015 - A clockwise trip round Mid and North Shropshire. 101.52 miles. Cold and foggy again.
    6 December 2015 - A clockwise loop round mid and south Shropshire etc. 100.76 miles at 11.9 mph average. Windy, wet, lethargic legs.
     
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  15. Edwardoka

    Edwardoka Facetious Remark Generator

    24th January: Strava link
    Perthshire/Fife/Dundee: Inchture>Errol>Kinnoul Hill>Perth>Dunning>Muckhart>Cleish>Kelty>Balgedie>Auchtermuchty>Newburgh>Newport>Dundee>Carse of Gowrie

    14th February
    (yes, I am that sad): Strava link
    Arran: Lamlash>Brodick>String Road>Shiskine>Blackwaterfoot>Sliddery>Ross Road>Lamlash>Brodick>Clockwise lap>Lamlash

    29th March: Strava link
    Dundee/Angus/Aberdeenshire: Dundee>Monifieth>Carnoustie>Arbroath>Montrose>Inverbervie>Stonehaven>Wilderness>Petercoulter>Wilderness>Inverurie>Whiterashes(oo-er, missus)>Main road>Dyce>Aberdeen

    30th April:
    Strava Link 1, Strava Link 2
    First up is the ride from Home to Perth train station so:
    Perthshire: Inchture>Errol>Kinnoul Hill>Perth>Train station
    16.5 miles

    The main event - after the train journey to Aviemore and stocked up on supplies...
    Highlands/Cairngorms/Perthshire: Aviemore>Cairn Gorm Ski Centre (2185 feet! :B)) >Aviemore then following NCN 7> Kingussie>Newtonmore>Dalwhinnie>Drumochter Pass>Turn off NCN7>Trinafour>Tummel Bridge>Schiehallion>Aberfeldy>Old Military Road>Dunkeld>Murthly>Burrelton>Ballo :cursing: >Abernyte>Inchture
    123.0 miles, 7,933 feet. Snow, rain, hail, sleet, sun.

    31st May: Strava Link
    Three Pistes cyclosportive ( http://www.3pistescycle.co.uk ) ~102 mile event
    Started in a hostel in Aviemore, but the organisers had put on a bus and trucks taking people to the start.

    Piste 1: Pitlochry>Kirkmichael>Spittal of Glenshee>Glenshee Ski Centre
    - Not terrible weather. Spitting at first and riding in cloud on the higher parts of the cat 2 climb to the ski centre.

    Piste 2: Glenshee Ski Centre>Frozen descent to Braemar>Crathie>Gairnshiel (via two Cat 3s)>Cock Bridge>Turn corner, see:evil:>:surrender:>Walk up the steep start of the Lecht>Remount>Ride to Lecht Ski Centre (allegedly a cat 3...)

    Piste 3: Lecht Ski Centre>Tomintoul>Bridge of Brown>Nethy Bridge>Boat of Garten>Coylumbridge>Cairn Gorm Ski Centre and across the line.

    Waited for light snow showers to pass before:
    Cairn Gorm Ski Centre>Aviemore

    112 miles and 8,570 feet of climbing. "Mixed" weather (up to and including rain, 40mph headwinds, driving hail storms, and light snow)

    10th June: Strava Link
    Aste>Sainte Marie de Campan>Col d'Aspin>Arreau>Col de Peyresourde>Luchon>Col de Ares>Col de Buret>Col de Portet d'Aspet>Saint Girons>Massat

    112.3 miles, ~14,000 feet of climbing (elevation data on Strava seems wrong), 3 big cols and a very long steady drag up to Massat.

    Started in cold and rainy weather, after the descent of the Peyresourde and a lunch while soaked-through in Luchon, it quickly warmed up and dried out a few km down the valley from Luchon.

    25th July: Strava Link 1, Strava Link 2
    Another two parter,
    Part 1 (16.5 miles): home to Perth train station so:
    Perthshire: Inchture>Errol>Kinnoul Hill>Perth>Train station

    Part 2 (130.3 miles): met @Louch at Larbert train station:
    Larbert>Denny>Carron Bridge>Bannockburn>Cambusbarron>Aborted ride towards Kippen due to torrential rain so turned around>Stirling>Bridge of Allan>Causewayhead>Tullibody>Sauchie>Clackmannan>Kincardine>Culross>Rosyth>Walk to Inverkeithing>Dunfermline>Kelty>Kinross>Balgedie>Auchtermuchty>Newburgh>Newport>Dundee>Carse of Gowrie

    146.9 miles in total, my second biggest day's mileage ever.

    29th August: Strava Link
    The Highland Perthshire Challenge plus riding to the start and back from the finish.
    Left my house very late even by my own standards, and on arrival I started dead last on the road, stayed that way until mile 75 (90 on the road). A very tough solo slog of a day.

    Inchture>Ballindean>Kilspindle>Pitroddie>Perth>Scone>(Event start)>Balbeggie>Dunkeld>Aberfeldy>Strathtay>Logierait>Pitlochry>Kirkmichael>Glenshee>Bridge of Cally>Blairgowrie>Collace>Balbeggie>Scone>(Event End)>Rait>Ballindean>Inchture.

    126.6 miles.

    5th September: Strava Link 1, Strava Link 2
    Bealach Mor plus riding from the train station to the start and back.

    Achnasheen Station>Kinlochewe>(Event start)>Kinlochewe>Achnasheen>Lochcarron>Tornapress>Bealach na ba>Applecross>Shieldaig>Torridon>Kinlochewe(Event end)>Achnasheen Station>Garve

    125.5 contiguous miles, plus 10.3 mile ride from Dundee back home here giving a total of 135.8 miles.

    31st October: Strava Link
    Southside of Glasgow to Oban, Writeup here

    Glasgow Southside>Hurlet>Paisley*>Glasgow Airport>Erskine>Erskine Bridge>NCN7 to Dumbarton>Helensburgh>Rhu>Faslane Naval Base>Garelochhead>Arrochar>Rest and Be Thankful>Inveraray>Cladich>Lochawe>Ben Cruachan>Taynuilt>NCN78>Oban

    * I had a bit of a crash in Paisley at mile 4 due to leaf-mulch-covered cobblestones.:B)

    27th November: Strava Link
    Tenerife Ton, Writeup to follow

    Santiago del Teide>Valle de Arriba>Santiago del Teide (3 times to pad out distance)>Arguayo>Chio>Las Cañadas del Teide>Teleferico del Teide (Cable car)>El Portillo>Retrace steps to Santiago del Teide (including 30 minute descent!)>Arguayo>Chio>Guia de Isora>Adeje>Getting repeatedly lost>Costa Adeje>Bike shop (11 minutes after cut-off, but they didn't mind)

    Distancia recorrida: 166.0843 kilómetros
    Escalada: 3343.9608 metros
    Ciclistas escoceses agotados: Un.

    Maps:
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    Last edited: 4 Dec 2015
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