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The 2017 Imperial Century A Month Challenge

Discussion in 'CycleChat Monthly Challenges' started by ianrauk, 26 Dec 2016.

  1. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Über Member

    East Devon
    17 Jan: 104 miles + 4860 ft: Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Bradninch, Winkleigh, Whiddon Down, Powderham, Exmouth. Rolling time 6:55
    8 Feb: 101 miles and 6780 ft: Colyford, Marshwood, Bridport, Dorchester, Winfrith Newburgh, Broadmayne, Weymouth, Nottington, Abbotsbury, Bridport, Chideock, Lyme Regis, Colyford (extensive use of the Dorset Coast 200 audax route). Rolling time: 7:20
    15 Mar: 100 miles and 7870 ft: Colyford, Axminster, Broadwindsor, Evershot, Middlemarsh, Piddlehinton, Dorchester, Weymouth, Bridport, Lyme Regis, A3052, Colyton, Colyford. Rolling time: 7:18
    6 Apr: 102 miles and 5320 ft: Exmouth, Willand, Ashbrittle, Bampton, South Molton, B3226, A377 > Crediton, Exeter, Exmouth. Rolling time 7:09 at night, 1955 - 0403
    7 May: 101 miles and 5561 ft: Exmouth, Crediton, Black Dog, Winkleigh, Okehampton Camp and onto Dartmoor, old A30 > Exeter, then Exmouth, Budleigh S and > Exmouth. Rolling time 6:42
    11 Jun: 102 miles and 4444 ft: Exmouth, Cowley, Tiverton, canal, Greenham, Wellington, Taunton, canal, back into Taunton, Corfe, Churchinford, Upottery, above Honiton, Farway, Sidford, Newton Poppleford, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth. Rolling time: 6:55
    1 Jul: 100 miles and 7217 ft: Bovey Tracey, Bickington, Haytor, Chagford, Whiddon Down, Okehampton, Lydford, Gulworthy, Tavistock, Yelverton, Princetown, Moretonhampstead, (S of Dunsford), Teign valley road, Chudleigh Knighton, Bovey Tracey. Rolling time 7:20 with 2230 start and sunrise going NE over Dartmoor.
    3 Aug: 109 miles and 3000 ft: Last 100+ of London-Edinburgh-London. Spalding to Loughton. About 11 hours with hour eating stops at St Ives and Great Easton. Head/side winds gusting over 50mph across the fens for the first 3 hours (averaging 18kph).
    2 Sep: 126 miles and 5400 ft: Barry's Jaeger Bomb 300 audax (truncated) Keynsham, Malmesbury, Poulton, Avebury, Amesbury, Gt Wishford, Wylye valley road, Maiden Bradley, King Alfred's Tower, crash (8 hours 10; 7:20 rolling) see audax thread for gory detail.
    Back on bike at end of October for a metric hundred, but an imperial would've been 2 hours too far.
    Last edited: 17 Dec 2017
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  2. Soltydog

    Soltydog Guru

    near Hornsea
    19th Jan 100.2 miles 5hrs 56mins 16.9mph Hornsea, Long Riston, Driffield, Nafferton, Lissett, Skipsea, Sproatley, Keyingham, Holmpton, Flinton, Ellerby, Hornsea https://www.strava.com/activities/837207727

    17th Feb 104 miles 6hrs 36mins 15.8mph Into Hornsea, then a 50 mile loop south through Long Riston, Burton Pidsea, Winestead & Roos, then a 50 mile loop north through Skipsea, Kilnsea, Driffield & Catwick https://www.strava.com/activities/869692585

    15th Mar 101 miles 5hrs 43mins 17.7mph North through Hornsea & Skipsea, then onto Nafferton & Hutton Cranswick, onto the edge of the Wolds then into Beverley & the South to Patrington & Holmpton & back home up the coast road. Added a little loop round the village of Aldbrough just to make sure I hit the 100 :okay: https://www.strava.com/activities/901179600

    28th Apr 100.9 miles 6hrs 26mins 15.7mph, North through Hornsea & Skipsea, onto Kilham & Sledmere, Duggelby, Birdsall, Stamford Bridge (not the home of Chealski) & then up Garrowby Hill, to watch the TDY, back home through Pocklington, Market Weighton & Beverley https://www.strava.com/activities/961598417

    30th May 102.3 miles 5hrs 52mins 17.4mph, North through Hornsea & Skipsea, to Kilham, then back south through Nafferton, North Frodingham, Rise, Sproatley & Hedon, then East through Patrington, onto Easington & then back north up the coast towards home with a loop to Burton Constable to make sure I hit the ton https://www.strava.com/activities/1012793749

    21st June 102.3 miles (again) 6hrs 2 mins 16.9mph East from Hornsea to meet @craigwend then north upto Lissett, then south through Skipsea, Rise, Hedon & Paull, then east & into the wind through to Patrington & Holmpton, then north home through Withernsea & Sproatley https://www.strava.com/activities/1047398678

    18th July 106.9 miles 6hrs 14 mins 17.1mph. South from Hornsea, down to Easington, West to Paull, North to Nafferton, East to Skipsea & South to Hornsea with a bit of weaving about back roads to bump up the miles https://www.strava.com/activities/1089663319

    26th August 102.7 miles 6hrs 15mins 16.4mph North from Hornsea, onto the Wolds as far as Burton Flemming, across towards Sledmere, then south down to Patrington, before heading back north towards Hornsea https://www.strava.com/activities/1153070761
    Last edited: 26 Aug 2017
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  3. martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    22nd Jan: Off and running with a very, very, very cold ride to Whitstable with @ianrauk and @rb58 . Apart from the cold it was a very nice day out and I hit home with 106 miles and a 15.2mph average.

    19th Feb: a wonderful day out with @ianrauk, @rb58 and Greg to Wallasea Island. I got the last breakfast (yay). Tailwind all the way out, headwind on the return not too bad. Got home just short of the ton so a quick blast up Shooters Hill and back down brought up 100.3 with an impressive average of 15.5mph

    14th March
    A day off work so a quick 105 miles to Whitstable and back with @ianrauk . 16.5mph for the whole run and a very nice day out
    Last edited: 14 Mar 2017
  4. Edwardoka

    Edwardoka Permanently running about 30 minutes late

    Glasgow, UK
    29th Jan | Ride Report | Strava | 100.9 miles | Glasgow Southside, Paisley, Kilmacolm, Greenock, Largs, Fairlie, Dalry, Ardrossan, Kilwinning, Glengarnock, Lochwinnoch, Johnstone, Paisley, Glasgow City Centre, Pollok Park.
    Counterclockwise around Inverclyde, followed by night ride around Ayrshire and back to Glasgow in conditions that I'm going to call "trying". Not including speed or time out of shame

    28th Feb | Ride Report | Strava | 105.3 miles | Glasgow Southside, Newton Mearns, Fenwick Moor, Moscow, Galston, Sorn, Muirkirk, Glespin, Crawfordjohn, Abington, Lockerbie, Ecclefechan, Gretna.
    Initial plan of doing a loop over the Mennock Pass ditched when I saw snow on the Southern Uplands - best not to risk it. Route to Carlisle was much flatter. NCN74 is a horrible route which I will write about elsewhere. Ran out of daylight at Ecclefechan. 13.5mph

    26th Mar | Ride Report (to follow) | Strava | 101.5 miles | Glasgow Southside, Paisley, Erskine, Dumbarton, Helensburgh, Garelochhead, Arrochar, Rest and be Thankful, Strachur, Loch Eck, Gairletter, Dunoon.
    One of those rides where the wheels decide the route - first outing on the Focus this year. Fun to begin with but due to cramp after RABT I think I need to get a bike fitting.

    Last edited: 28 Mar 2017
  5. Trickedem

    Trickedem Veteran

    02/01/2017 (C199) Kent Loop with @ianrauk
    Strood, Cobham, Meopham, Borough Green, West Malling, Yalding, Marden, Frittenden, Biddenden, Smarden, Headcorn, Claygate, Paddock Wood, Tudeley, Plaxtol, Borough Green, Ryarsh, Snodland, Halling, Wouldham and Home.

    100.2 miles. 8:12:30 Riding Time, 35.6mph max speed 12.2 mph average, Van Nicholas Yukon

    05/02/2017 (C201) Kent Loop with @ianrauk & @rb58
    Strood, Cobham, Meopham, Borough Green, West Malling, Yalding, Marden, Frittenden, Biddenden, Smarden, Headcorn, Claygate, Paddock Wood, Tudeley, Plaxtol, Borough Green, Ryarsh, Snodland, Halling, Wouldham and Home.

    103.3 miles. 8:07:24 Riding Time, 37.6 mph max speed 12.7 mph average, Van Nicholas Yukon
    101.3 miles. 7:40:13 Riding Time, 34.7 mph max speed 13.2 mph average, Van Nicholas Yukon

    04/03/2017 (C201) Kent Loop with @ianrauk & @rb58
    Strood, Cobham, Longfield, Higham, High Halstow, Strood, West Malling, West Peckham, Shipbourne, Seal, Knatts Valley, Horton Kirby, Southfleet and Home.

    103.3 miles. 8:07:24 Riding Time, 37.6 mph max speed 12.7 mph average, Van Nicholas Yukon

    22/04/2017. Oasts and Coasts 300km Auduax with @ianrauk
    Meopham, Farningham, Uckfield, Battle, Rye, Hythe, Folkestone, Dover, Deal, Sandwich, Birchington, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Faversham, Hollingbourne, Bluebell Hill, Halling, Meopham
    191.3 miles. 14:56 moving time, 8,288 feet of climb, Avg Speed 12.8mph, max speed 41.8 mph

    13/05/2017. Bryan Chapman Memorial Audax
    Chepstow, Abergavenny, Builth Wells, Llandiloes, Machynelleth, Dolgellau, Harlech, Bedgellert, Llanberis, Menai, Bedgellert, Harlech, Dollgellau. Decided to not do the final 200km back to Chepstow.
    240.7 miles, 20:30 moving time,11.7 mph Avg Speed.

    17/06/2017 Fairies Flattest 300km extended.
    Strood, Aylesford, Sandway, Bethersden, Ashford, Folkestone, Rye, Appledore, Bethersden, Headcorn, Yalding, Shipbourne, Yalding, Frittenden. Iden Green, Dungeness, Hythe, Bethersden, Pluckley, Sandway, Aylesford, Strood
    253.2 miles, 24 hours elapsed, 13.6mph Avg Speed.

    08/07/2017 Doncaster to London
    Doncaster, Gainsborough, Lincoln, Coningsby, Spalding, March, Chatteris, Cambridge, Puckeridge, Ware, London, Stratford
    203.2 miles,16:59:46 elapsed 16.3mph Avg Speed

    29/08/2017 Lons Le Saunier to St Michel, France
    Lons Le Saunier, Domblans, Tassenieres, Dole, Auxonne, Renieve, Fontaine Francais, St Michel.
    100.9 miles, elapsed 12:27, 12.5 mph Avg Speed

    01/10/2017 Home to Fairies Fall Audax and back.
    Strood, Ayesford, Ulcombe, Charing, Challock, Wye, Bilsington, Appledore, Rolvenden. Ulcombe and home.
    106.5 miles, Elapsed 11:50, 13.1 Avg Speed.

    12/11/2018 Down Under Century
    Perth WA, Midland, Mundaring, Kalamandu, Perth, Freemantle, Cottesloe, Perth
    100.4 mile, Moving time 9:41, 12.1 mph avg Speed.

    03/12/2017 Home to Tiptree via the Dartford Crossing, then back to Greenhithe
    Strood, Dartford Crossing, Billericay, Maldon, Tiptree, back to Dartford Crossing, then home on the train from Greenhithe
    105.2 mile, Elapsed 10:15 mins, 13.7mph Avg.
    Last edited: 3 Dec 2017