The 2017 Half Century (50 km or 50 mile) A Month Challenge

iandg

Legendary Member
2017

January
8 Jan:
(53km) Stornoway - Breascleate - Callanish - Achmor - Stornoway (48x21 fixed) https://www.strava.com/activities/825343283 1 point
21 Jan (75.6km) Westside Loop: Stornoway - Barvas - Callanish - Leurbost - Stornoway https://www.strava.com/activities/838958454 1 point

February
5 Feb
(51.1km) Achmor - Leurbost - Ranish loop + town https://www.strava.com/activities/855867462 1 point
19 Feb (52.3km) Stornoway - Achmor - Callanish - Breascleate - Stornoway https://www.strava.com/activities/871926818 1 point
24 Feb (101km) Stornoway - Ravenspoint - Callanish - Breascleate - Stornoway https://www.strava.com/activities/877917035 3 points

March
12 March
(52.7km) Leubost - Achmore - Callanish - Breascleate loop https://www.strava.com/activities/896942987 1 point
23 March (165.2km) Stornoway - Crossbost -Carnish (Ardroil) - Valtos/Reef loop - Callanish - Barvas - Stornoway https://www.strava.com/activities/911353565 4 points

April
22 April
(198 km) Dirty Reiver, Gravel Grind Event, Kielder Forest https://www.strava.com/activities/953521128 4 points

May
20 May
(63.3 km) Carloway - Callanish - Acha Mor loop https://www.strava.com/activities/996504658 1 point
25 May (65.3 km) Stornoway-Leurbost-Crossbost-Stornoway-Pentland Rd-Acha Mor-Leurbost-Stornoway https://www.strava.com/activities/1005464164 1 point

June
02 June
(75.4km) Westside Loop (cafe stop at Callanish, accidentally pressed the wrong buttons on GPS, 2 tracks) 1- https://www.strava.com/activities/10178191762-https://www.strava.com/activities/1017821268 1 point

July
05 July
(118.2km) Stornoway -Tarbert - Stornoway https://www.strava.com/activities/1068819607 2 Points

August
06 August
(50.3km) Achmore - Ranish loop + town https://www.strava.com/activities/1119661650 1Point
09 August (51.6km) Hebridean CC Club Ride: Breascleit - Callanish - Achmore loop https://www.strava.com/activities/1125713539 1 Point

September
30 September
(50.3km) Gravel Grind Stornoway Castle Grounds https://www.strava.com/activities/1208242725 1 Point

October
29 October
(51.5km) Stornoway - Achmore - Callanish - Breascleit - Stornoway (48x21 fixed) https://www.strava.com/activities/1251648738 1 Point

November
29 November
(53.1km) Stornoway - Breascleate - Callanish - Achmor - Stornoway https://www.strava.com/activities/1295479301 1 Point

December
28 December
(65.2km) A859 out and back (Stornoway - Aribruach straight) https://www.strava.com/activities/1330360228 1 Point

27 Points
 

Bazzer

Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.
January - October 76 points
November
5th Culcheth, Glazebrook, Lymm, Knutsford, Tatton Park, Rostherne, Moston, Lymm, Warburton, Glazebrook, Culcheth, Croft, home. 55kms 1 point.

December
3rd Culcheth, Glazebrook, Lymm, Knutsford, Tatton Park, Rostherne, Moston, Lymm, Warburton, Glazebrook, Culcheth, Croft, home. 58kms 1 point.
10th Culcheth, Glazebrook, Lymm, High Legh, Mere, High Legh, Lymm, Warburton, Woolston, Fernhead, Houghton Green, Croft, home. 51kms 1 point
23rd Culcheth, Glazebrook, Lymm, High Legh, Mere, Knutsford, Tatton Park, Rostherne, Moston, Lymm, Warburton, Culcheth, Croft, home. 55kms 1 point
27th Croft, Woolston, Latchford, Appleton Thorn, Antrobus, High Legh, Lymm, Warburton, Glazebrook, Culcheth, Croft, home. 51.5kms 1 point
30th Croft, Woolston, Warrington, Penketh, Burtonwood, Newton le Willows, Haydock, East Lancs to Glazebury, Culcheth, Croft, home 51 kms 1 point

Running total 82 points
 

13 rider

Guru
Location
leicester
Dec 3rd 50.1 miles 2 points
Anstey ,Cadeby ,Hinckley ,Nuneaton ,Burbage ,Sapcote ,Desford ,Anstey
Dec 7th 33.1 miles 1 point
Normal 50km loop to St Bernards Abbey and Quorn and back
Dec 9th 58.8 miles 2 points
Anstey ,Market Bosworth ,Polesworth ,Newton Regis ,Odestone ,Thornton ,Anstey
Dec 17th 42.9 miles1 point
Anstey ,Shepshed ,Long Whatton ,Normanton ,Barrow ,Quorn ,Anstey
Dec 22nd 32.1 miles 1 point
St Bernards 50km loop but in reverse the harder way
Dec 23rd 55 miles 2 points
Anstey ,Shackerstone,Polesworth ,Dordon ,Market Bosworth ,Desford,Anstey
Dec 24th 50.6 miles 2 points
Anstey ,Cossington ,Frisby ,Gaddesby ,Asfordby ,Nice pies cafe ,Barrow ,Quorn ,Anstey
Dec 25th 32.8 miles 1point
St Bernards 50 km loop
Dec 26th 32 miles 1 point
Anstey ,Sileby ,Seagrave ,Wymeswold ,Barrow ,Mountsorrel ,Anstey
Dec 28th 62.5 miles 3 points
Anstey ,Shepshed ,Gotham ,Keyworth ,Nice Pie ,Barrow ,Quorn ,Anstey
Dec 30th 70.1 miles 3 points
Anstey Breedon ,Bretby ,Swadlincote ,No Man's Heath ,Ibstock ,Desford ,Anstey

Running total in this challenge 174
Points in all challenges 243
 

steverob

Über Member
Location
Buckinghamshire
January: 4 qualifying rides, 7 points
February: 3 qualifying rides, 5 points
March: 5 qualifying rides, 8 points
April: 6 qualifying rides, 9 points
May: 1 qualifying ride, 1 point
June: 2 qualifying rides, 2 points
July: 5 qualifying rides, 10 points
August: 4 qualifying rides, 9 points
September: 5 qualifying rides, 9 points
October: 5 qualifying rides, 12 points
November: 4 qualifying rides, 8 points
2nd December: 36.9 miles - home, Quainton, Wooton Underwood, Oakley, Chilton, Upper Winchendon, Eythrope, Stone, home - https://www.strava.com/activities/1299132012 - 1 point
9th December: 33.7 miles - home, Stoke Mandeville, Bishopstone, Eythrope, Pitchcott, Whitchurch, Cublington, Wingrave, Puttenham, Aston Clinton, home - https://www.strava.com/activities/1308095232 - 1 point
23rd December: 64.74 miles - home, Dinton, Chearsley, Dorton, loop of Brill Hill, Piddington, Launton, Fringford, Finmere, Preston Bissett, Calvert, Granborough, Berryfields, home - https://www.strava.com/activities/1324313812 - 3 points
26th December: 54.07 miles - home, Wendover, Chartridge, Chesham, Bovingdon, Chandler's Cross, Hunton Bridge, Kings Langley, Hemel Hempstead, Water End, Frithsden, Berkhamsted, Tring, Aston Clinton, home - https://www.strava.com/activities/1327905334 - 2 points
30th December: 34.63 miles - home, Berryfields, North Marston, Granborough, Hoggeston, Stewkley, Wing, Mentmore, Long Marston, Aston Clinton, home - https://www.strava.com/activities/1333209973 - 1 point


Final Total: 88 points (10 more than last year)
 
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StuartG

slower but further
Location
SE London
January
10th: 51.06 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Warlingham-Knockholt-Otford-Botley-Sydenham
February
5th: 54.74 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Warlingham-Knockholt-Chartwell-Godstone-Sydenham
21st: 51.04 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Marden Park-Horne-Merstham-Croydon-Beckenham loop-Sydenham
28th: 51.82 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Marden Park-Ide Hill-Four Elms-Godstone-Sydenham
March
7th: 50.36 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Coulsdon-Ranmore Common-Box Hill- Walton-on-the-Hill-Sydenham
14th: 50.69 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Warlingham-Copthorne-Outwood-Merstham-Sydenham
21st: 50.30 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Warlingham-Polhill-Botley-Beckenham-Sydenham
28th: 51.25 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Coulsdon-Betchworth-Brockham-Buckland-Reigate-Beckenham-Sydenham
April
11th: 50.48 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Coulsdon-Little Switzerland-Leatherhead-Ashtead-Banstead-Coulsdon-Beckenham-Sydenham
13th: 50.55 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Purley-Carshalton-Wandle Trail-Richmond Park- Wandle Trail-Croydon-Sydenham
May
1st: 60.15 miles: 2 points: Dunkerque-Les Attaques-Calais-St Omer (Tour de Bullecourt)
2nd: 54.42 miles: 2 points: St Omer-Vimy Ridge-Arras (Tour de Bullecourt)
3rd: 55.41 miles: 2 points: Arras-Bullecourt-Thiepval-Arras (Tour de Bullecourt)
4th: 49.70 miles: 1 point: Arras-Roubaix (Tour de Bullecourt)
5th: 48.28 miles: 1 point: Roubaix-(battlefields)-Ypres-Popperinge (Tour de Bullecourt)
6th: 33.80 miles: 1 point: Popperinge-Dunkerque Port (Tour de Bullecourt)
9th: 50.78 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Warlingham-High Elms-Botley Hill-Bromley-Sydenham
16th: 52.63 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Crowhurst-Horne-Redhill Aerodrome-Croydon-Beckenham-Sydenham
23rd: 51.93 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Coulsdon-Leatherhead-Polesden Lacey-Box Hill-Coulsdon-Sydenham
June
13th: 52.02 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Coulsdon-Reigate-Tanhouse Farm-Merstham-Sydenham
20th: 51.83 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Godstone-Horne Golf Club-Nutfield-Merstham-Sydenham
July
2nd: 37.14 miles: 1 point: Dunkirk-Ostend (FNRttC 'Easyrider' Tour)
3rd: 48.90 miles: 1 point: Ostend-Ghent (FNRttC 'Easyrider' Tour)
7th: 59.59 miles: 2 points: Maastricht-Eindhoven (FNRttC 'Easyrider' Tour)
8th: 45.71 miles: 1 point: Eindhoven-Breda (FNRttC 'Easyrider' Tour)
9th: 58.55 miles: 2 points: Breda-Hook of Holland (FNRttC 'Easyrider' Tour)
18th: 38.37 miles: 1 point: Sydenham-Warlingham-Biggin Hill-Tatsfield-Sydenham
August
15th: 51.11 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Westerham-Linfield-Godstone-Sydenham
22nd: 59.97 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Coulsdon-Leatherhead-Ockham-Box Hill-Sydenham
29th: 53.27 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Warlingham-Lullingstone-Pilgrims Way-Botley-Sydenham
September
9th: 35.01 miles: 1 point: Dunkirk-Aire-sur-la-Lys (Northern France MiniTour)
12th: 45.15 miles: 1 point: Compeigne to Beauvais (Northern France MiniTour)
13th: 53.88 miles: 2 points: Beauvais-Rouen (Northern France MiniTour)
15th: 56.34 miles:2 points: Le Treport-Montreuil (Northern France MiniTour)
October
10th: 58.21 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Warlingham-Ide Hill-Knole Park-Godden Green-Bolney Hill-Sydenham
24th: 50.11 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Coulsdon-Ranmore Common-Denbies-Box Hill- Coulsdon-Beckenham-Sydenham
31st: 50.58 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Tatsfield-Downe-High Elms-Warlingham-Beckenham-Sydenham
November
7th: 50.54 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Redhill Aerodrome-Copthorne-Godstone-Sydenham
28th: 57.61 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Bletchingley-Copthorne-Turners Hill-Horne-Whyteleafe-Sydenham
December
23rd: 50.84 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Woodmansterne-Ashtead-Coulsdon-Catford-Sydenham
30th: 32.22 miles: 1 point: Sydenham-Old Coulsdon-Bletchingly-Godstone-Whyteleafe-Caterham-Reedham (lots of muddy off-road)

Total: 72 points
 

13 rider

Guru
Location
leicester
Dec 3rd 50.1 miles 2 points
Anstey ,Cadeby ,Hinckley ,Nuneaton ,Burbage ,Sapcote ,Desford ,Anstey
Dec 7th 33.1 miles 1 point
Normal 50km loop to St Bernards Abbey and Quorn and back
Dec 9th 58.8 miles 2 points
Anstey ,Market Bosworth ,Polesworth ,Newton Regis ,Odestone ,Thornton ,Anstey
Dec 17th 42.9 miles1 point
Anstey ,Shepshed ,Long Whatton ,Normanton ,Barrow ,Quorn ,Anstey
Dec 22nd 32.1 miles 1 point
St Bernards 50km loop but in reverse the harder way
Dec 23rd 55 miles 2 points
Anstey ,Shackerstone,Polesworth ,Dordon ,Market Bosworth ,Desford,Anstey
Dec 24th 50.6 miles 2 points
Anstey ,Cossington ,Frisby ,Gaddesby ,Asfordby ,Nice pies cafe ,Barrow ,Quorn ,Anstey
Dec 25th 32.8 miles 1point
St Bernards 50 km loop
Dec 26th 32 miles 1 point
Anstey ,Sileby ,Seagrave ,Wymeswold ,Barrow ,Mountsorrel ,Anstey
Dec 28th 62.5 miles 3 points
Anstey ,Shepshed ,Gotham ,Keyworth ,Nice Pie ,Barrow ,Quorn ,Anstey
Dec 30th 70.1 miles 3 points
Anstey Breedon ,Bretby ,Swadlincote ,No Man's Heath ,Ibstock ,Desford ,Anstey
And finally
Dec 31st 53.5 miles 2 points
Anstey, Barrow ,Wartnaby ,Asfordby ,Gaddesby ,Hoby ,Cossington ,Quorn ,Anstey

Running total in this challenge 176
Points in all challenges 245
 
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tallliman

Veteran
4th January: 32 miles: https://www.strava.com/activities/821068944
8th Jan: 101.8miles: https://www.strava.com/activities/825457215
21st January: 50 miles: https://www.strava.com/activities/839176430
22nd January, 33.8miles: https://www.strava.com/activities/840709431
29th January, 52.3 miles: https://www.strava.com/activities/846829348

4th Feb: 65.3 miles: https://www.strava.com/activities/854844231
11th Feb: 32 miles: https://www.strava.com/activities/862393424
18th Feb: 100 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/870978771
26th Feb: 66 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/880413829

4th March: 104 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/887440287
19th March: 40 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/906231843
21st March: 31.2 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/909093933
24th March: 31.5 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/912186530
25th March: 53 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/913677290

1st April: 103 Miles https://www.strava.com/activities/923350618
6th April: 32 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/930632084
12th April: 54 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/938917849
15th April: 50 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/943070198
16th April: 67.6 miles: https://www.strava.com/activities/944755297
18th April: 58 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/947365320
28th April: 50 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/961675848

1st May: 62.6 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/966147814
6th May: 110 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/973687978
13th May: 62.4 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/983959357
18th May: 32.4 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/993703025
29th May: 62.6 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1011111795

10th June: 125 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1029969643
15th June: 31.3 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1038097405
17th June 53.5 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1040707509
21st June 33.6 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1046917766

1st July: 110 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1062483836
8th July: 62.5 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1073253033
12th July: 62.4 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1080425417
18th July: 66.4 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1089504194
23rd July: 64.2 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1097344725

13th August: 69.5 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1131516421
24th August: 70 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1149615047
25th August: 54.5 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1151131196
26th August: 61 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1152963942 (in 2-3 rides...should've done the extra!)
29th August: 51.5 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1157995938
31st August: 57.6 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1161317142

1st September 36 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1163070453
10th September 63.6 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1177381333
12th September 31.4 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1180736177
14th September 31.3 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1183935197
16th September 66.2 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1186403198
24th September 72 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1199436096
30th September 51 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1208439736

8th October 51 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1220632878
10th October 32 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1224193572
14th October 102.3 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1229884598
21st October 63.7 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1240204271
22nd October 50.6 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1241697425
29th October 62.3 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1252031125

11th November 108 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1271203627
18th November 68 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1280534856
20th November 31.3 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1283368664
25th November 62.5 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1289834074

2nd December 112.7 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1299243287
8th December 31.2 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1306693946
24th December 64 miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1325631028
30th December 62.3 miles
https://www.strava.com/activities/1333249953


Total 150 points
 
2nd January - 50.8km (https://www.strava.com/activities/818895956) - Hills, black ice and a bit of a bump...starting with flair!
17th January - 61.4km (https://www.strava.com/activities/834997768) - Chilly West London meander
22nd January - 53.3km (https://www.strava.com/activities/840597412) - Icy/dicey ride. Kop Hill, Wiggans Lane, Smalldean Lane, Dunsmore West climbs
25th February - 101.1km (https://www.strava.com/activities/879222825) - Very windy ride with Steve. If they were both my bikes do I get double points?
3rd March - 55.0km (https://www.strava.com/activities/886188911) - Wet, windy and mucky. Got back looking like I came last in a CX race!
26th March - 52.4lm (https://www.strava.com/activities/915867832) - Sneaky fifty, midges galore along the River Lee but a nice ride.
28th March - 50.1km (https://www.strava.com/activities/918298916) - Sometimes you just need to take the long way home.
30th March - 80.0km (https://www.strava.com/activities/920853350) - Pure cyclotherapy ride, BP was getting me down. Slow but nice.
27th April - 50.0km (https://www.strava.com/activities/960090698) - Thames-side meander, nice gentle ride down to Greenwich (and back)
29th April - 65.6km (https://www.strava.com/activities/962780960) - Getting reacquainted with my local Chiltern hills
21st May - 93.5km (https://www.strava.com/activities/998713071) - Wendover/Amersham/..hills.../Amersham/Wendover
27th May - 50.2km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1007794598) - Wendover/Chennies/Wendover ...Windy 50!
29th May - 82.2km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1011252082) - Crong/Cobblers/Whiteleaf/Wardrobe/Wigans/Smalldean/Dunsmore
26th June - 56.0km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1055482090) - Acton to West Hampstead commute ...via Potters Bar!!
3rd July - 55.0km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1066030250) - Pretty much the same again only slightly quicker
19th July - 50.5km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1091771793) - Acton to West Hampstead commute...via Bushy and Richmond
1st August - 54.0km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1112516637) - Testing new commute then a random NW London wander...very random
8th August - 50.1km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1123583989) - Head-clearer ride. Edgware, Harrow, Wembley, West Hampstead
15th August - 50.4km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1135383647) - Sunny evening detour. Acton to W.Hampstead commute via Radlett
10th September - 77.4km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1177474374) - Wind, hills and more punctures than tubes (lots). Shortened century ride.
29th October - 56.7km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1252072364) - Recovery continues...with a few Chiltern Hills of course
19th November - 103.8km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1282172322) - Leamington Spa to Princes Risborough, really beautiful ride on a lovely day
9th December - 50.9km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1307790953) - Flat and frosty fifty. Out to Thame and back, dodging the ice.
24th December - 51.3km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1325711705) - A Christmas hill and a personal record (at the time)

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(btw, I'm not putting points totals on here this year as I'm posting 100km+ rides in the other challenge thread)
 
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