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

Discussion in 'CycleChat Monthly Challenges' started by ColinJ, 28 Dec 2016.

  1. 13 rider

    13 rider Veteran

    Cheers @colin yes I had a big year
  2. 2017

    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

    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

    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

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

    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

    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

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

    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

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

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

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

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

    27 Points
  3. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

    January - October 76 points
    5th Culcheth, Glazebrook, Lymm, Knutsford, Tatton Park, Rostherne, Moston, Lymm, Warburton, Glazebrook, Culcheth, Croft, home. 55kms 1 point.

    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
  4. 13 rider

    13 rider Veteran

    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
  5. Well, I know I have failed in my attempt at this year's challenge, having flunked November due to illness. Nevertheless, I felt honour bound to have one last effort.
    I just about managed it, but being the first ride for more than a month, boy it was hard going. Must build some bike fitness for next year!

  6. steverob

    steverob Über Member

    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)
    Last edited: 31 Dec 2017
  7. StuartG

    StuartG slower but further

    SE London
    10th: 51.06 miles: 2 points: Sydenham-Warlingham-Knockholt-Otford-Botley-Sydenham
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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)
    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
    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
    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
  8. kapelmuur

    kapelmuur Über Member

  9. 13 rider

    13 rider Veteran

    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
    Last edited: 31 Dec 2017
    Katherine, Jon George, Effyb4 and 6 others like this.
  10. tallliman

    tallliman Über Member

    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

    Total 150 points
  11. Sbudge

    Sbudge Cyclist

    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)

    < 2017 Challenge complete>
    (btw, I'm not putting points totals on here this year as I'm posting 100km+ rides in the other challenge thread)