The 2018 Imperial Century A Month Challenge

Discussion in 'CycleChat Monthly Challenges' started by ianrauk, 17 Dec 2017.

  1. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Barmy in Barming
    Welcome to the 11th year of the Cycle Chat Imperial Century A Month Challenge.

    This thread is for the logging of your qualifying ride each month only.
    Please don't post anything else in this thread apart from your qualifying rides.

    It should eventually look like this one:
    2014 Century Register

    There is a Century A Month Chat thread here, for comments, planning rides, bowing out excuses etc which will keep the main Register as neat and tidy as possible.

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

    Please include the following info....Date of ride, distance of ride and a route description of your ride. (please don't just post a link to your ride, Strava, RidewithGPs etc).

    This as an example

    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

    To make and add a heatmap picture of your 12 qualifying rides as below, you can use linked to your Strava account.

    A reminder of the rules:

    -A century is a single ride of at least 100.0 miles as measured on a reasonably accurate cycle computer. 99.9 miles or less is not a century.

    -Breaks/stops during the ride are permitted for refreshment/repairs/sightseeing etc but stops to sleep and stops at your home are not permitted.

    -A qualifying century cannot start before 0001hrs on the morning of the first day of the calendar month.

    -For qualifying rides ridden on the last day of the month: the 100.0 mile mark must have been passed by 2359.59 hrs on that day.

    -If you miss a month you are out of the challenge, no exceptions for any reason, riding more than one century in a month does not entitle you to miss a month in lieu.

    -Centuries ridden on rollers/turbo trainers/indoor velodromes do not count towards the challenge.

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

    Good luck to all those that enter. See you on the road.
  2. OP

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Barmy in Barming
    01/01/18 (C229) Kent loop with @Trickedem .
    Malling, Borough Green, Plaxtol, Golden Green, Tudely, Capel, Brenchley, Horsmonden, Goudhurst, Iden Green, Sissinghurst, Biddenden, Brethersden, Pluckley, Headcorn, Marden, Yalding, Plaxtol, Malling and home.
    100.00 miles. 7.36.33 Riding Time. 13.1Avg. 4453ft Elevation Gain. Max Speed 31.5mph. Planet X Hurricane Ti 2017.

    10/02/18 (C231) To Ashford and back.

    Malling, Borough Green, Igtham, Plaxtol, Golden Green, Beltring, Yalding, Marden, Staplehurst, Headcorn, Smarden and Ashford. Same in return
    101.1 miles. 6.48.58 Riding Time. 14.8Avg. 2013ft Elevation Gain. Max Speed 30mph. Planet X Hurricane Ti 2017.

    25/03/18 (C233) To Herne Bay and back
    Home, Teston, Yalding, Aylesford, Rochester, Gillngham, Lower Rainham, Upchurch, Iwade, Tonge, Faversham, Whistable, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Graveny, Painters Forstal, Eastling, Warren Street, Lenham, Hollingbourne, Detling, Sandling, Addington Lock, Maidstone, Barming.
    103.7 miles. 7.21.06 Riding Time. 14.11Avg. 7308ft Elevation Gain. Max Speed 32.9mph. Van Nicholas Ventus Ti 2013.

    08/04/18 (C234) Man of Kent Audax
    Golden Green, Yalding, Coxheath, Lenham, Painters Forstal, Faversham, Chartham, Patrixbourne, Stable, Nonington, Elham, Lyminge, Lympne, New Romney, Ivychurch, Brenzett, Shadoxhurst, Brethersden, Headcorn, Staplehurst, Marden, Yalding, Golden Green.
    126.71miles. 7.59.28 Riding Time. 15.9avg, 4330 Elevation Gain. Max Speed 34.7mph. Planet X Hurricane Ti 2017.

    06/05/18 (C235) Kent loop
    Teston, Wateringbury, Burham, Ecclles, Rochester, Rainham, Sittingbourne, Favesham, Graveney, Whitstable, Crab & Winkle Way, Canterbury, Patrixbourne, Elham, Wye, Bridge, Charing, Bearsted, Aylesford,
    107.20 miles, 7:25:31 Riding Time, 14.44avg. 4,564ft Elevation Gain. Van Nicholas Ventus Ti 2013.

    03/06/18 (C237) Camber Sands and New Romney
    Malling, Borough Green, Plaxtol, Golden Green, Tudely, Brenchley, Horsmonden, Goudhurst, Benenden, Rolvenden, Rye, Camber, Lydd, New Romney, Ivychurch, Bilsington, Shadoxhurst, Bethersden, Headcorn, Marden, Yalding, Wateringbury.
    113.3 miles, 6:59:52 Riding Time, 16.2ave, 4,485 Elevation Gain. Van Nicholas Ventus Ti 2013

    Last edited: 4 Jun 2018
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  3. 13 rider

    13 rider Veteran

    Jan 1st 110.8 miles
    Anstey ,Cossington ,Billesdon ,Lutterworth ,Monks Kirby ,Bedworth ,Nuneaton ,Sutton Cheney ,Desford ,Anstey
    Moving time 7.09.48 elevation 5275ft
    Feb 17th 103.5 miles
    Anstey ,Shepshed ,Melbourne ,Hilton ,Hatton ,Weston on Trent ,Shardlow ,Kegworth ,Willoughby on the Wolds ,Barrow ,Quorn ,Mountsorrel ,Anstey
    Moving time 6.45.42 elevation 3631ft
    March 11th 127.9 miles
    Anstey ,Loughborough ,Asfordby ,Long Bennington ,Coldeby ,Bardney , 50km loop back to Bardney ,Lincoln
    Moving time 8.13.38 elevation 3572ft
    April 1st ( no joke ) 115.4 miles
    Anstey ,Oaks in Chanwood ,Ashby de la South ,Sawlincote ,Burton on Trent ,Cotton in the Clay ,Marchington ,Uttoxeter ,Denstone for a cafe break ,Rochester ,Sudbury,Hatton ,Weston on Trent ,Shardlow, Kegworth, Loughborough ,Anstey
    Moving time 7.39.47 elevation 5533ft
    May 6th 103.1 miles
    Anstey ,Shepshed ,Melbourne ,Eggington ,Boylestone ,Tutbury ,Yoxall ,Harlaston ,Austry ,Cadeby ,Desford ,Anstey
    Moving time 6.13.08 elevation 4370ft
    June 3rd 100.3 miles
    Anstey ,Asfordby ,Long Clawson ,Bingham cafe Verde velo at Sceverton , Flintham ,Belvior ,Woolsthorpe ,Waltham on the Woods ,Nice pie cafe ,Barrow ,Silent ,Anstey
    Moving time 6.48.41 elevation 3284 1 puncture
    Last edited: 3 Jun 2018
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  4. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

    Jan 01st (Century 81)
    125.8 miles, moving time 8hrs 16 minutes, average speed 15.2mph
    Leicester, Anstey, Cropston, Rothley, Syston, Billesdon, Tur Langton, Hallaton,Medbourne, Welham, Thorpe Langton, West Langton, Kibworth, Fleckney, Bruntingthorpe, Lutterworth, Claybrooke Parva, Monks Kirby, Harborough Magna, Brinklow, Shilton, Bulkington, Bedworth, Astley, Nuneaton, Higham on the Hill, Sutton Cheney, Kirkby Mallory, Desford, Ratby, Groby, Anstey, Leicester

    Feb 17th (Century 82)
    126.48 miles, moving time 8hrs 28 minutes, average speed 14.9mph
    Leicester, Anstey, Shepshed ,Melbourne ,Hilton ,Hatton ,Weston on Trent ,Shardlow ,Kegworth ,Willoughby on the Wolds ,Barrow ,Quorn ,Mountsorrel ,Anstey, Leicester.

    Mar 11th (Century 83)
    134.92 miles, moving time 9hrs 07 minutes, average speed 14.8mph
    Leicester, Countesthorpe, Peatling Parva, Gilmorton, Leicester, Cossington, Thrussington, Hoby, Wartnaby, Long Clawson, Bottesford, Dry Doddington, Claypole, Bramdon, Brant Broughton, Coleby, Bardney, Minting, East Torrington, Snelland, Stainton by Langworth, Stainfield, Bardney, Lincoln.

    Apr 01st (Century 86)
    128.49miles, moving time 9 hrs 09 minutes, average speed 14.0mph
    Leicester, Ansty, Cropston, Whitwick, Ashby, Overseal, Burton, Hanbury, Marchington, Uttoxeter, Withington, Hollington, Denstone, Marston Montgomery, Sudbury, Scropton, Hatton, Hilton, Willington, Barrow Upon Trent, Swarkestone, Shardlow, Kegworth, Kingston on Soar, Stanford on Soar, Loughborough, Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley, Leicester

    May 04th (Century 89)
    122.17 miles, moving time 7hrs 43 minutes, average speed 15.8mpStapleford, Harmston, Metheringham, Woodall Spa, Bardney, Lincoln.

    June 03rd (Century 92)
    127.45 miles, moving time 8hrs 54 minutes, average speed 14.3mph
    Leicester, Gilmorton, Leicester, Barkby, Syston, Cossington, Ashby Folville, Great Dalby, Stapleford, Saxby, Sproxton, Buckminster, Colsterworth, Lobthorpe, Swayfield, Corby Glen, Bitchfield, Old Somerby, Ropsley, Little Ponton, Stoxton, Denton, Harston, Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir, Sedgebrook, Allington, Great Gonerby, Grantham

    2018 Imperials
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  5. Trickedem

    Trickedem Veteran

    1st Jan 18 Kent loop with @ianrauk
    Strood, Halling, Borough Green, Plaxtol, Golden Green, Tudely, Capel, Brenchley, Horsmonden, Goudhurst, Iden Green, Sissinghurst, Biddenden, Brethersden, Pluckley, Headcorn, Marden, Yalding, Aylesford and home.
    100.6 miles. 8:10:19 Riding Time. 12.3 mph Avg. 4439ft Elevation Gain. Van Nicholas Yukon

    3rd Feb 18. Century with @rb58
    Strood, Cobham, Farningham, Eynsford, Shoreham, Titsey, Limpsfield, Dormandsland, Forest Row (breakfast), Hartfield, Groombridge, Frant, Lamberhurst, Horsmonden, Staplehurst, Paddock Wood, Yalding, Aylesford, Strood
    104.95miles, 8:25 Riding Time, 12.4mph average, 6560 ft climb. Pinnacle Pyrolite.

    10th Mar 18. Kent Loop
    Strood, All Hallows, Southfleet, Eynsford, Sevenoaks, Hadlow, East Malling, Exedown Hill, Cyclopark, Strood
    102.41miles, 8:31:59 Riding Time, 12mph average, 5,699ft climb. Van Nicholas Yukon

    7th April 18. Kentish Glory
    Strood to Whitstable with the Fridays. Then Crab & Winkle to Canterbury. NCR 17 to Elham Valley, then back home via the A20 to Bearsted and then the new road to Peter's Village.
    101.4 miles, 8:54 riding time, 4,743 ft of climb.

    6th May 18 Sunny Delight
    With @rb58 and @ianrauk Rochester, Whitstable, Canterbury, Elham, Bridge, Charing, Bearsted, Aylesford, Rochester
    100 miles, 7:24 riding time, 4,564ft of climbing.
    Last edited: 6 May 2018
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  6. Aravis

    Aravis White-Haired Trundler

    Yet another year older (57½). Usual bike Raleigh Pioneer Trail 4000 (c1993) reconfigured as a light tourer.

    January 2018 (C308): 5/1/18, A loop around Hereford via Bodenham, crossing the Wye at Bridge Sollars and Kerne Bridge. As with last January's version, seemed pretty hard going, but Strava isn't too dismissive of my efforts! Lots of mud early on, but the roads dried out remarkably well later. 104.74 miles.

    February 2018 (C310): 7/2/18, Down the A38 to Alveston, Severn Bridge, Caldicot. Magor Fen, Newport, Caerleon, Usk, Raglan, Symonds Yat, Newent, and wearily back to Gloucester. Very cold and very slow, but nothing dangerous. 111.47 miles.

    March 2018 (C312): 6/3/18, A gentle warm-up around Berkeley before climbing into the Cotswolds at Chipping Sodbury. Explored some unfamiliar roads around the upper Avon (the Bristol one) before heading home via the Water Park and the Stroud Valley. Lots of snow drifts but no blockages, apart from one railway bridge near Wootton Bassett which was flooded and spoilt my ride outline. 133.74 miles.

    April 2018 (C315): 5/4/18, A big loop through the Cotswolds twice and crossing one of the headwaters of the River Great Ouse near Banbury. Brilliantly sunny until quite late on. Winds extremely variable but well forecast. 136.11 miles.

    May 2018 (C318): 6/5/18, An ecclesiastically-based tour through Cheltenham, Pershore, Worcester, Malvern, Hereford, Tewkesbury and Gloucester. Swelteringly hot early spring bank holiday weekend which was being enjoyed by millions. 123.24 miles.

    June 2018 (C323): 6/6/18, A figure-of-eight loop roughly following the Severn Valley, then crossing the Clent and Lickey Hills before heading back south. Nice views of Birmingham, but it could have been clearer. 131.67 miles.
    Last edited: 6 Jun 2018
  7. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Veteran

    East Devon
    5 Jan 18: 100 miles + 4445 feet: Exmouth, Crediton, Winkleigh, Chulmleigh, Witheridge, Tiverton, Powderham, Exmouth
    9 Feb 18: 101 miles and 3412 feet: Exmouth, Budleigh, Churchinford, Uffculme, Tiverton, Dawlish Warren, Exe estuary trail to Exmouth
    25 Mar: 130 miles and 8513 feet: Wareham, Hamworthy, Poole, Sandbanks, ferry, Studland, Corfe Castle, West Lulworth, Broadmayne, Weymouth, Abbotsbury, Bridport, Chideock, Wootton Fitzpaine, Axminster, Sector hill, Marshwood, Bradpole, Powerstock, Martinstown, Dochester, Tincleton, Wareham. 9:25 in benign conditions: light northerly and 4 up to 10 degrees C.
    8 Apr: 130 miles and 8200 feet: Exeter, Winkleigh, North Moton, up and over Exmoor, Holford, over Quantocks, Culmstock, Exeter
    26 May: 126 miles and 7,579 feet: Honiton, Exeter, Okehampton, Exbourne, Iddesleigh, High Bickington, Barnstaple, South Molton, B3227, Wiveliscombe, over Quantocks, Bridgwater. About 9 hours overall.
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  8. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Eastbourne-Bexhill-Polegate-Wilmington-Litlington-Seaford-Newhaven-Brighton-Shoreham-Worthing-Littlehampton-Barnham-Chichester-Havant-Portsmouth. 101.3 miles in 10:14 (8:33 moving, 11:13 elapsed), moving average 11.8 mph. Litespeed T5 Gravel.

    Portsmouth-Wickham-Bishops Waltham-Colden Common-Timsbury-West Dean-Salisbury and reverse (plus a few little wiggles for extra mileage). 100.27 miles in 9:16 (9:06 moving, 10:25 elapsed), moving average 11.0 mph. Litespeed T5 Gravel.

    Portsmouth-Wickham-Colden Common-Winchester-Stockbridge-Middle Wallop-Andover-Whitchurch-Alresford-Hambledon-Denmead-Portsmouth. 100.32 miles in 9:55 (7:14 moving, 11:05 elapsed), moving average 10.1 mph. Litespeed T5 Gravel.

    Portsmouth-Wickham-Bishops Waltham-Colden Common-Winchester-Houghton-East Tytherley-West Dean-Salisbury-reverse to East Tytherley-Romsey-Hedge End-Fareham-Portsmouth. 100.26 miles in 8:15 (7:15 moving, 9:24 elapsed), moving average 12.1 mph. Viner Magnifica.

    Portsmouth-Denmead-Hambledon-Alresford-Micheldever Station-Whitchurch-Overton-North Waltham-Axford-Alresford-Denmead-Havant-Portsmouth. 100.1 miles in 8:25 (7:10 moving, 9:50 elapsed), moving average 12.0 mph. Viner Magnifica.

    Portsmouth-Havant-Chichester-Barnham-Littlehampton-Worthing-Shoreham-Brighton and reverse. 100.43 miles in 7:54 (7:36 moving, 9:12 elapsed), moving average 13.2 mph. Viner Magnifica.
    Last edited: 3 Jun 2018
  9. rb58

    rb58 Enigma

    Bexley, Kent
    9 January 2018. Century 183 overall.
    London Bridge, Docklands, Barking, Dagenham, Orsett, Pitsea, Hadleigh, Southend, then back by much the same route to the Woolwich ferry.

    102.2 miles. 13.5mph rolling. Enigma Etape.

    3 February 2018. Century 184.
    Farningham, Eynsford, Shoreham, Titsey, Limpsfield, Dormandsland, Forest Row (breakfast), Hartfield, Groombridge, Frant, Lamberhurst, Horsmonden, Yalding, Hadlow, Plaxtol, Otford, Eynsford, Dartford, Bexley.

    101.4 miles, 13.3mph rolling. Enigma Etape. Rained all day.

    21 March. Century 186.
    Dartford, Gravesend, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Whitstable (breakfast), the back via much the same route other than a different way through Sittingbourne and Gravesend.

    105 miles. 13.9mph rolling. Enigma Etape. Tough headwind for the return leg, otherwise, a sunny day.

    6 April. Century 187.
    Friday Night Ride to the Coast: Whitstable edition.
    Home to London, then Greenwich, Woolwich, Plumstead, Crayford, Dartford, Gravesend, Higham, Strood, Rochester, Lower Rainham, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Seasalter, Whitstable. Back via the same route to Rochester where I jumped the train to Dartford.

    116 miles, 13.2mph rolling. Enigma Etape. Warm night, a sprinkling of rain towards the end. Freehub started screaming.

    1 May. Century 190.
    Sidcup > Polhill > Otlford > Pilgrims Way > Ightham > Plaxtol > Hadlow > Headcorn > Smarden > Ashford, then returning via much the same route, but scaling the greensand ridge and the north downs via Seal > Kemsing > Otford > Eynsford > Horton Kirby > Dartford > Sidcup.

    112.5 miles, 15mph rolling. Cannondale Synapse. Cool, breezy, loads of flooded roads.

    5 June. Century 191
    Sidcup > Gravesend > Higham > Rochester > Sittingbourne (aaargh!) > Faversham > Whitstable > Herne Bay. And return to Rochester.

    100.2 miles. 14.5mph rolling. Troublesome headwind for the first 60 miles, which was particularly bad from Faversham to Herne Bay.

    Century map.jpeg
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  10. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Moderator

    I'm back for my third go at the challenge.

    10-January-2018: An anti clockwise loop round mid & north Shropshire. Lyth Hill, Condover, Acton Burnell, Cardington, Hughley, Cressage, Upton Magna, Shawbury, Wem, Colemere, Ellesmere, Gobowen, Oswestry, Maesbrook, Melverley, Prince's Oak, Westbury, Edge, Exfords Green, Condover and home. Ride Report. 102.95 miles at 12.5 mph average

    2-February-2018: A clockwise loop round North Shropshire. Condover, Exfords Green, Pontesbury, Minsterley, Westbury, Prince's Oak, Melverley, Maesbrook, Oswestry, Gobowen, Ellesmere, Colemere, Lyneal, Northwood, Prees, Ightfield, Calverhall, Longford, Market Drayton, Eaton-on-Tern, High Ercall, Withington, Upton Magna, Atcham, Cross Houses, Condover, Lyth Hill & home. Ride Report. 101.59 miles. 13 mph average.

    13-March-2018: A clockwise loop round mid & south Shrophire plus bits of Herefordshire & Powys. Condover, Upton Magna, Wroxeter, Cressage, Longville, Peaton, Ludlow, Pipe Aston, Adforton, Bucknell, Hopton Castle, Lydbury North, Bishop's Castle, Montgomery, Chirbury, Westbury, Nox, Lea Cross, Exford's Green, Condover and home. Ride Report. 102.69 miles. 12.7 mph average

    8-April-2018: An anti-clockwise loop round mid and north Shropshire. Condover, Acton Burnell, Cardington, Hughley, Kenley, Cound Moor, Cressage, Wroxeter, Upton Magna, Withington, High Ercall, Cold Hatton, Stoke-on-Tern, Market Drayton, Longford, Longslow, Calverhall, Ightfield, Prees, Northwood, Welshampton, Coptiviney, Ellesmere, Lower Hordley, Baschurch, Little Ness, Montford Bridge, The Quarry - Shrewsbury, Meole Brace and home. Ride Report. 103.2 miles. 13.1 mph average

    4-May-2018: A trip to Lake Vyrnwy and back via the longer routes both ways. Condover, Minsterley, Westbury, Melverley, Maesbrook, Llynclys, up the Tanat Valley to Pen-Y-Bont Fawr, Hirnant, Llyn Efyrnwy, 2 laps of the lake, alternative way back to Pen-Y-Bont Fawr, Llynclys, Melverley, Prince's Oak, Westbury, Nox, Shorthill, Exfords Green, Lyth Hill and home. Ride Report. 116.44 miles. 14.3 mph average.

    6-June-2018: An anti-clockwise loop round mid & north Shropshire: Condover, Acton Burnell, Cardington, Hughley, Harnage Grange, Cressage, Wroxeter, Atcham, Upton Magna, Withington, High Ercall, Cold Hatton, Stoke on Tern, Market Drayton, Longford, Calverhall, Ightfield, Prees, Northwood, Welshampton, Coptiviney, Ellesmere, Tetchill, Rednall, West Felton, Woolston, Maesbrook, Crosslanes, Pentre, Great Ness, Montford Bridge, Meole Brace and home. Ride Report. 112.05 miles 14.2 mph average
    Last edited: 6 Jun 2018
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  11. Lilliburlero

    Lilliburlero Wilier ftw

    South Derbyshire
    January 14th - Overseal, Measham, Ashby de la Zouch, Heather, Market Bosworth, Dadlington, Atterton, Twycross, Tamworth, Catton, Drakelow, Lullington, Netherseal, Measham, Albert Village, Overseal. 100.2 miles in 6h18mins averaging 15.9 mph with 3658ft Elevation.

    February 4th - Overseal, Repton, Tutbury, Anslow, Barton under Needwood, Elford, Tamworth, Thorpe Constantine, Twycross, Atherstone, Stoke Goulding, Market Bosworth, Heather, Ashby de la Zouch Overseal. 100.12 miles in 6h46mins averaging 14.8 mph with 3529ft elevation.

    March 11th - Overseal, Hugglescote, Cossington, Hoby, Long Clawson, Bottlesford, Claypole, Bardney, East Torrington, Bardney, Lincoln. 128.4 miles in 8h30mins averaging 15.1 mph with 3700 ft elevation.

    April 1st - Overseal, Ashby de la Zouch, Burton on Trent, Uttoxeter, Denstone, Hilton, Woodville, Walton on Trent, Overseal. 100.1 miles in 6h49mins averaging 14.7 mph with 4692 ft elevation

    May 6th - Overseal, Breedon, Church Broughton, Heathtop, Tutbury, Alrewas, Clifton Campville, Sibson, Market Bosworth, Twycross, Heather, Ashby de la Zouch, Overseal. 102.31 miles in 6h8mins averaging 16.7 mph with 3837 ft elevation.

    June 3rd - Overseal, Copt Oak, Great Dolby, Swayfield, Bitchfield :whistle:, Stroxton, Allington, Grantham. 110,9 miles (phone problem so only 110.9 recorded, but it was 117.2) in 7h22mins averaging 15.1 mph with 5069 ft elevation.
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  12. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    Jan 14th (Century 1) - Eton, Staines, Ascot, Bracknell, Owlsmore, Frimley, Pirbright, Ash, Ash Vale, Ash Green, Guildford, Chobham, Chertsey and home. 101.4 miles in 6hrs 58mins, average 14.6 mph, 2635ft elevation.

    Feb 18th (Century 2) – Langley, Eton, Windsor, Ascot, Camberley, Frimley Green, Pirbright, Chobham, Windsor Great Park & home. 101.6 miles in 7hrs 6mins, average 14.3 mph, 3478ft elevation.

    March 21st (Century 3) – Windsor Great Park, Chobham, Knaphill, Jacobs Well, Wanborough, Seale, Elstead, Thursley, Millbridge, Waverley, Tongham, Deepcut, Lightwater & home. 102.2 miles in 7hrs 30mins, average 13.6 mph, 4941ft elevation.

    April 1st (Century 4) – Old Windsor, Iver, Southall, Brentford, Kew, Richmond, Twickenham, Kingston, Esher, Oxshott, Fetcham, Effingham, Horsley, Ripley, Byfleet, Walton & Home. 100.4 miles in 6hrs 47mins, average 14.8 mph, 2503ft elevation.

    May 26th (Century 5) – Chertsey, Ottershaw, Byfleet, Ripley, Horsley, Effingham, Bookham, Box Hill, Betchworth, Newdigate, Forest Green, Holmbury, Shere, West Clandon, Chobham, Lightwater, Home. 106.2 miles in 7hrs 1 min, average 15.1mph, 4606ft elevation.

    June 10th (Century 6) – Ascot, Winkfield, Binfield, Twyford, Aborfield, Swallowfield, Bramley, Basiingstoke, Lasham, Bentley, Crondall, Hartley Wintney, Farnborough, Knaphill, Chobham & Home, 107.1 miles in 7hrs 16 mins, average 14.7 mph, 3934ft elevation.
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  13. January 14th. SE4, Titsey, Toy's Hill, Penshurst, Hawkenbury, Brenchley, Yalding, Carter's Hill, Kemsing, Vigo, Meopham, St Mary Cray, Shortlands. 100.4 miles

    February 3rd. SE4, Downe, Toy's Hill, Markbeech, Cowden, Minor roads & fords from Hell of the Ashdown, Coleman's hatch, Hartfield, Cowden (again), Forest Row (again) Coleman's Hatch (again), Kidd's Hill, Groombridge, Sevenoaks Weald, Hubbard's Hill, Hogtrough Hill, Hayes. 103.4 miles.

    March 10th. SE4, Eynsford, Titsey, Limpsfield, Dormansland, Forest Row, Groombridge, Frant, Horsmonden, Mardon, Yalding, Hadlow, Plaxtol, Sevenoaks. 102.3 miles

    April 1st. SE4, Chiselhurst, Shoreham, Ide Hill, Edenbridge, Penshurst, Brenchley, Yalding, East Malling, Birling Hill, Darenth, Chiselhurst, SE4. 102.2 miles

    May 26th. SE4, Chiselhurst, Shoreham, Ide Hill, Edenbridge, Penshurst, Brenchley, Yalding, East Malling, Birling Hill, Darenth, Chiselhurst, SE4. 102.5 miles

    Jun 9th London South Bank, Mitcham, Bletchingley, Burstow, Turner's Hill, Ditchling Beacon, Brighton (FNRttC) Ditchling, Fletching, Nutley Groombridge, Chiddingstone Hoath, Sevenoaks Weald, Sevenoaks 105.9 miles
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  14. 14 January - First of the Year, 101miles in 6:03:41 (16.7mph moving ave), with a max of 32.9mph and 5,328ft of climbing
    Peterbough-Awalton-Elton-Wansford-Kings Cliffe-Collyweston-Ketton-Stamford-Pilsgate-Bainton-Ashton-Ailsworth-Marholm-Ufford-Bainton-Tallington-Barholm-Uffington-Belmesthorpe-Little Casterton-Great Casterton-Pickworth-Holy Well-Castle Bytham-South Witham-North Witham-Colsterworth (Cafe) - Swayfield-Creeton-Little Bytham-Careby-Aunby-Belmesthorpe-Uffington-Barnack-Wansford-Elton-Awalton-Peterborough

    18 February - PCC Reliability Ride Plus, 102.4 miles in 6:21:11 (16.1mph moving ave), with a max of 37.8mph and 5,434ft of climbing:
    Peterborough-Awalton-Ferry Meadows-Rutland Cycles-Elton-Wansford-King's Cliffe-Blatherwyke-Bulwick-Laxton-Harringworth-Wakerley-Barrowden-Seaton-Lyddington-Eyebrook Reservoir-Great Easton-Drayton-Nevil Holt-Medbourne-Ashley-Cottingham-Gretton-Harringworth-Laxton-Bulwick-Southwick-Fotherinhay-Elton-Rutland Cycles-Elton Furze-Washingley-Folksworth-Norman Cross-Haddon-Elton Furze-Peterborough

    31 March - Ride to Start, ToFlanders, Ride Back, 102.1miles in 8:41:20 (11.7mph moving ave) with a max of 36.2mph and 5321ft of climbing:
    Kluisbergen-Oudenarde-Round Flanders-Oudenarde-Kluisbergen

    22 April - Too Nice Not Too,128.9miles in 9:13:34 (14.0 mph moving ave) with a max of 31.2mph and 4964ft of climbing.
    Peterborough-Elton-Wandsford Road-Elton-Peterborough-Lutton-Hemmington-Barnwell-Ashton-Oundle-Lyveden-Brigstock-Grafton Underwood-Cranford St Andrew-Cranford St John-Woodford-Great Addington-Ringstead-Denford-Raunds-Hargrave-Tilbrook-Kimbolton-Catworth-Old Weston-Clopton-Pilton-Wadenhoe-Stoke Doyle-Oundle-Lower Benefield-Upper Benefield-Clapthorn-Southwick-Deene-Laxton-Bulwick-Blathewycke-King's Cliffe-Apethorpe-Woodnewton-Fotheringhay-Peterborough

    20 May - A Cambridge Bimble, 109.1 miles in 8:19:24 (13.1mph moving ave) with a max of 32.6mph and 3246ft of climbing.
    Peterborough-Awalton-Elton Furze-Washingley-Caldecote-Great Gidding-Winwick-Old Weston-Catworth-Kimbolton-Staughton Green-Staughton Highway-Hail Weston-St Neots-Private (U-Turn)-Toesland-Yelling-Papworth Everard-Hilton-New A14 (U-turn)-Fenstanton-St Ives-Cambridge-St Ives-Kings Ripton-Abbots Ripton-Sawtry-Normans Cross-Peterborough

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  15. redfalo

    redfalo known as Olaf in real life

    Brexit Boomtown
    13/01 - 130 miles - Odenwald-Eight
    A not too flat solo ride into the Odenwald forest to the south-east of Frankfurt.

    24/02 - 130 miles - A character building day in the Taunus
    It was a crazy idea to to 200km ride with 3000 meters of climbing in February, on a day with sub-zero temperatures before dawn and after dusk. Water bottles at the finish were frozen solid. I also had two annoying mechanicals, a puncture with a slashed tyre (which I booted, and a knackered hub dynamo (brocken axis, or bearing).

    17/03 - 188 miles - Three countries and the Russian whip
    My first official Audax in Germany. It was a nice rice on memory lane, as I knew some parts of route from my time in Düsseldorf, and others from the Vi(v)a Colognia Tour with the Fridays in 2016. It was sub-zero the whole day, and the water bottles again froze solid. For the way back, we had to battle an ice cold wind the German press dubbed "the Russian whip". And I have to say it was really an apt name. On the next day, I felt like a 90-year old suffering from rheumatism.

    06/04 - 130 miles - An in lieu day to kill - The upside of the occasional Sunday shift... A really beautiful day out in the countryside. Rode throught the Spessart, the third kind of German Cotswolds in cycling distance from Frankfurt. 140 of the 210 km were on car-free roads.

    05/05 - 252 miles - London-Wales-London - nice to be back in the UK for an Audax, albeit the road surfaces are really appalling.

    .... and: over and out! The 2018 challenge is history for me. Came off badly on the Brompton yesterday, riding into a bended bollard on a cycle path which I did not see, and did in my right knee royally. If everything works out fine, I shall be back in about three months.... :hello:
    Last edited: 9 May 2018
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