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The 2018 Half Century ( 50km or 50 mile ) a Month Challenge

Discussion in 'CycleChat Monthly Challenges' started by 13 rider, 28 Dec 2017.

  1. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

    January 4 points
    February 4 points

    March 4th Culcheth, Glazebury, Warburton, Lymm, Mere, Knutsford, Tatton Park, Bucklow Hill, Lymm, Warburton, Culcheth, Croft and home 54 kms

    Running total 9 points
  2. Slick

    Slick Über Member

    Sorry, forgot all about this, thanks for the prompt.

    January : 1 point. :sad:


    11th, Uplawmoor down to Burnhouse and quite an early stop at the Dunlop Dairy.:hungry: Seen a minor sporting celebrity in there, didn't realise he lived round here. From there on to Stewarton which is tiny but tricky negotiating the lanes when the old ones are coming out of church. :eek: I take one of the many quiet back roads from there heading to Barrhead, but it was quite tough going with a cold biting head wind with no shelter, but it is reasonably flat. Barrhead back to home is on my normal commute, so no real dramas here although I did meet a local cycling club heading in the opposite direction travelling at a fair rate of knots. :thumbsup:


    Kippen to Drymen, it's not something I'd like to repeat. Very fast stretch of road and far too many drivers with no interest in your safety. Much better from Drymen following a section of the West Highland Way. No great hills to speak of but all up and down with enough wee pulls to turn my coupon brighter than the sun. Rowardennan is a dead end, so just turned round to do it all again but not before a decent pub lunch at the Drymen inn, which with hindsight, nay have been a bit of a mistake as my legs never really got going again. Almost 50 miles dead though, so not bad.
  3. OP
    13 rider

    13 rider Veteran

    Mar 5th 41.1 miles 1 point
    Anstey ,Desford ,Earl Shilton ,Sutton Elms ,Frolesworth ,Barwell ,Kirby Mallory ,Ratby ,Anstey

    Points in this challenge 16
    Points in all challenges 30
  4. al3xsh

    al3xsh Senior Member

    Peak district
    February was a terrible month for cycling for me - I've been laid out for most of it with the (proper) flu and so didn't manage to get the 50 miler in that I'd hoped for. I'm still not recovered properly! My best ride in Feb was:

    09/02/2018 - 35.17mi
    Chesterfield - Cromford - Matlock - Bakewell - Chesterfield

    January's was:

    6th January - 51.9 miles
    Chesterfield - Belper - Bakewell - Chesterfield

    Fingers crossed for a better March!

  5. slow scot

    slow scot Active Member

    2nd February.
    Countesswells, Black Top, Westhill, Flora's, Drum, Deeside Way. (1 point)
    4th February.
    Countesswells, Blacktop, Lyne of Skene, Flora's, Park Bridge, Durris hills, Mill Inn, Deeside Way. (1 point)
    7th February.
    North Deeside, Park Bridge, South Deeside, Duthie Park. (1 point)
    8th February.
    Countesswells, Blacktop, Westhill, Flora's, Park Bridge, Durris hills, Mill Inn, Deeside Way. (1point)
    16th February.
    Countesswells, Blacktop, Garlogie, Loch of Skene, Flora's, Drum, Deeside Way, Duthie Park. (1point)
    17th February.
    Countesswells, Blacktop, Garlogie, Hirn, Banchory Tesco's, Flora's, Drum, Deeside Way. (1 point)
    18th February.
    C'wells, Blacktop, Westhill, Lyne of Skene, Flora's, Deeside Way. (1 point)
    21st February.
    C'wells, Blacktop, Garlogie, Echt, Flora's, Deeside Way, Duthie Park. (1 point)

    All runs between 51 and 63 kms. Total points; 10.
  6. Domus

    Domus Über Member

    Sunny Radcliffe
    January 1 Grange, Flookburgh, Cartmell, High Newton, Bowland Bridge, Witherslack and back to Grange. 50.4 kms 1 point
    January 28 Home, Bury Edenfield, Rawtenstall, up and over Holcombe Hill, Bolton, Home 50.17 kms 1 point
    February 2 Grange to Arnside via Levens. Return by same route 56.8 kms 1 point
    February 4 Holcombe Hill ride again with small loop through Bury (don't ask) 53.25 kms 1point
    February 7 Home, Bolton, Horwich, Chorley then back via Rivington and up and over Chorley Old Road 58.5 kms 1 point
    February 21 Same route to see my mum in Chorley with short loop to Costa. 59.42 Kms 1 point
    March 6 To Mum's and back but avoided Rivington, feeling out of sorts. 58.63 Kms 1 point

    Running total 7 points
  7. kapelmuur

    kapelmuur Über Member

  8. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One.....

    8th January:- Home-Chertsey-Walton-Weybridge-Byfleet-Laleham-Staines-Home. 50.7km

    8th February:- Home-Foxhills-Rowtown-Pyrford-Wisley-Cobham-Byfleet-Addlestone-Home. 51.7km

    5th March:- Home-Wentworth-WGP-Cheapside-WGP-Home 52.5km
  9. Lilliburlero

    Lilliburlero Wilier ftw

    South Derbyshire
    Jan 28th 50.12 miles on the Mercia CC Reliability Ride https://www.strava.com/activities/1379666079 https://www.relive.cc/view/1379666079

    Feb 11th 31.41 miles on the CC Giro reliability Ride https://www.strava.com/activities/1402237826 https://www.relive.cc/view/1402237826

    Mar 6th 31.38 miles - OCC ride https://www.strava.com/activities/1439617652 https://www.relive.cc/view/1439617652
    Last edited: 6 Mar 2018
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  10. dickyknees

    dickyknees Über Member

    22/01/2018 - 53.41 kms - 1 point

    Port Penrhyn, Bangor to Conwy and return following the NCR 5.
    30/01/2018 - 62.90 kms - 1 point
    Home, Rhoscolyn, Trearddur Bay, Penrhosfeilw, Holyhead, Valley, Bodedern, Llynfaes, Gwalchmai, Dothan, RAF Valley, home.

    01/02/2018 - 83.30kms (51.77 miles) - 2 points.

    Home, RAF Valley, Dothan, Soar, Bethel, Llangaffo, Llanddaniel Fab, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Menai Bridge and return following the outward route.
    19/02/2018 - 52.28 kms (32.49 miles) - 1 point.
    Port Penrhyn, Bangor to Conwy and return following the NCR 5. Nice bimble ride with two companions.
    21/02/2018 - 73 kms (45.41 miles) - 1 point.
    Home, Rhoscolyn, Trearddur Bay, Penrhosfeilw, Holyhead, Valley, Llanfachraeth, Llanfwrog, Llanfaethlu, Llanddeusant, Elim, Trefor x roads, Llanfair-yn-Neubwll, home
    23/02/2018 - 56.03 kms (34.82 miles) - 1 point.
    Home down the A5 to Llangefni, Lon Las Cefni to Malltraeth, Bethel, Soar, Dothan, Caergeiliog, Valley, home.

    06/03/2018 - 70.90 (44.08 miles) - 1 point.

    Home, Valley, Llanfachraeth, Llanfwrog, Llanfaethlu, Church Bay, Rhydwyn, Llanfair-yng-Nghornwy, Cemlyn, Llanfechell, Rhosgoch, Llanerchymedd, Coedana, Llynfaes, Gwalchmai, Caergeiliog, Valley, home.

    Total - 8 points
    Last edited: 7 Mar 2018
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  11. The Bystander

    The Bystander Senior Member

    January: 4 rides 4 points
    February: 2 rides 2 points

    7th 51.3km Walgrave, Old, Harrington, Naseby, Haselbech, Kelmarsh, Harrington, Mawsley, home

    7 points
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  12. Katherine

    Katherine Staff Member Staff Member

    1st January
    44 miles 1 point. SCC New Year's Day ride. Monton, Irlam, High Legh, Lostock Graham, Lower Peover, Knutsford, Dunham, Irlam, Winton.
    7th January 35 miles 1 point. SCC ride to Rivington. Swinton, Westhoughton, Adlington, Rivington, Horwich, Rivington, Westhoughton, Walkden.
    14th January 43 miles 1 point. SCC ride to High Legh. SDwinton, Leigh, Lymm, High Legh, Dunham, Irlam, Winton.
    3 Points

    1st February
    32 miles 1 point. Winton, A57 bypass, Irlam, Dunham, Culcheth, Leigh, A580, Walkden.
    4th February 50 miles 2 points. SCC Big Loop to Kenyon Hall Farm. Swinton, Kearsley, Westhaughton, Atherton, Bamfurlong, Golborne, Lowton, Kenyon, Croft, Birchwood, Hollins Green, Warburton, Dunham, Flixton, Irlam, Winton.

    7th March
    32 miles. 1point. Evening ride, Haydock, Lowton, Culcheth, Hollins Green, Eccles, Monton.

    Total Points
    Half Centuries: 7
    Metric Centuries: 9
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  13. Jon George

    Jon George Mamil and couldn't care less

    Suffolk an' Good
    8th March
    Ipswich - Claydon- Coddenham - Claydon - Ipswich - Foxhall - Levington - Ipswich
    1 Point
    Total 6 points
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  14. January 2018

    (53.4km) Icy Callanish loop (Pentland Road - Breascleit - Callanish -Leurbost) https://www.strava.com/activities/1351642503 Cross-Check with snow/ice studs 1 point
    19th (55.6km) Main roads to Callanish and back in the snow https://www.strava.com/activities/1364596391 Cross-Check with snow studs 1point

    February 2018

    (51.6km) Icy - Main roads out and back (Stornoway - Barvas - Lower Shader) https://www.strava.com/activities/1424954943 Cross Check with Snow Studs 1 point

    March 2018

    (57.8km) Birthday Ride: Callanish loop (Pentland Road - Breascleit - Callanish -Leurbost) + Town https://www.strava.com/activities/1441050157 Genesis Equilibrium 1 point

    Total 4 points
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  15. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    January total: 4 points
    February total: 2 points

    10th March 2018
    64.82 km
    - (York-Leeds-York Sportive): Murton, Fulford, Acaster Malbis, Appleton Roebuck, Bolton Percy, Tadcaster, Wighill, Healaugh, Askham Richard, Bilborough, Colton, Appleton Roebuck, Acaster Malbis, Fulford, Murton - 1 point

    Challenge points: 7 points

    Reports in 'Your Ride today' :okay:
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