The 2018 Imperial Century A Month Challenge

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  1. BromyG

    BromyG Senior Member

    Location:
    Deepest Essex
    January 2018 (c9) Southend - London - Southend
    Westcliff - Benfleet - Pitsea - Stanford-le-Hope - Grays - Rainham Marshes - (CS3) Barking - Limehouse - Tower - Embankment - Trafalgar Square - City - Whitechapel - (CS2) Stratford - Ilford - Romford - Upminster - Bulphan - Wickford - Battlesbridge - Rochford - Southend - Leigh - Westcliff. 100.5 miles in 7hrs 59mins, average 12.6mph. Ribble 105. London traffic busy on a Saturday afternoon. Headwind on the return trip!
    https://www.strava.com/activities/1355689029

    February 2018 (c10) To Deepest South London and Return!
    Westcliff - Benfleet - Pitsea - Stanford-le-Hope - Grays - Rainham Marshes - (CS3) Barking - Woolwich Ferry - Greenwich - Lewisham - Catford - Bellingham - Ladywell - New Cross - Old Kent Road - London Bridge - Tower Hill - (CS3) Barking - Rainham Marshes - Grays - Little Thurrock - Stanford-le-Hope - Pitsea - Benfleet - Daws Heath - Leigh - Westcliff. 100.47 miles in 8hrs 7mins, average 12.4mph. Ribble 105. Good run into London, but very slow returning, struggling against an artic headwind!
    https://www.strava.com/activities/1424218477

    March 2018 (c11) FNRttC Southend + SMRbtL!
    Starting with the Fridays at the South Bank we proceeded to have an epic ride out into Essex and down to Southend (it was slow progress to start with due to the unfortunately large number of mechanicals). After breakfast at the Beaches on Southend seafront I was joined by fellow Friday (and LBC riding partner) Mark Woollard on a mad dash back to London following my previously listed route. 112.63 miles in total, 9hrs 23mins, average 12.0mph, Ribble 105. Weather damp and drizzle to start, but drier later, though the cloud cover never shifted.
    https://www.strava.com/activities/1469635603

    April 2018 (c12) FNRttC Felpham + Brighton
    Again starting with a Fridays ride, this time to Felpham, we made steady (though very wet) progress from London through the night to our breakfast next to the beach. After restoring some energy I was joined by two fellow Fridays for a brisk charge along the south coast to Brighton, via Littlehampton, Goring, Worthing and Shoreham. 104.90 miles in 8hrs 59 mins, average 11.7, Ribble 105.
    https://www.strava.com/activities/1536950282

    May 2018 (c13) Bank Holiday Tour of Essex
    Westcliff - Rochford - Battlesbridge - Cold Norton - Maldon - Goldhanger - Great Wigborough - West Mersea (Mersea Island) - Fingringhoe - Colchester - Layer Breton - Goldhanger - Maldon - Bicknacre - East & West Hanningfield - Stock - Wickford - Rayleigh - Hadleigh - Westcliff. 105.70 miles in 7hrs 2mins, average 15.0mph, Ribble 105. Hottest day of the year (so far), now cultivating cyclist tan lines!
    https://www.strava.com/activities/1555955421

    June 2018 (c14) Southend - Caddington - London
    In wanting to extend my cycling in a different direction, this was a venture north-west to vsit the in-laws in Caddington (nr Luton) followed by a run into London to complete the mileage. Westcliff - Wickford - Stock - Ingatestone - Fyfield - Harlow - Ware - Hertford - Welwyn Garden City - Wheathampstead - Caddington (the the return) - Harpenden - St Albans (A5183) - Radlett - Elstree (A5) - Edgware - Kilburn - central London - Liverpool Street (for the train home!). 113.76 miles in 9hrs 3mins, average 12.6mph, Ribble 105.
    https://www.strava.com/activities/1659185363

    July 2018 (c15) Dunwich Dynamo (and beyond!)
    Longest ride to date!
    London - Great Dunmow - Sudbury - Dunwich - on to Ipswich (for return train)
    147.74 miles in 10hrs 35mins, average 14mph, Ribble 105
    https://www.strava.com/activities/1738886690

    August 2018 (c16) FNRttC Whitstable (and return to Tilbury)
    Excellent Fridays ride out to Whitstable, then after a good breakfast at the Waterfront, set off for the return journey with Mark Woollard. Decided on the straight-forward route of the A2 back to Strood (but forgot how lumpy this is), then up to Gravesend and the ferry across the Thames. 107.97 miles in 8hrs 46mins, average 12.3mph, Ribble 105
    https://www.strava.com/activities/1783017413

    September 2018 (c17) FNRttC Oxford (starting in Southend!)
    Another excellent Friday night ride to the new finish in Oxford, but as this wasn't quite enough mileage and the Oxford area was not known to me, I made up the distance starting at home and my now familiar route into central London: Westcliff - Benfleet - Pitsea - Stanford-le-Hope - Grays - Purfleet - (CS3) Barking - Tower - Embankment - Trafalgar Square - (brief stop at the office, then on to the South Bank for the Fridays start) - Wembley - Harrow - Rickmansworth - Amersham - Thame - Oxford. 113.38 miles in 9hrs 53 mins, average 11.5mph, Ribble 105. Reasonable time for the first half of the ride and a pleasant steady Friday's pace for the second. Weather stayed dry in between storms!
    https://www.strava.com/activities/1864017005

    October 2018 (c18) FNRttC Shoreham (and SMRbtL - South Coulsdon anyway!)
    The last official Fridays ride for 2018 took us out on a very warm, but slightly breezy October night. A different route this time, but still taking in the excellent hospitality of the scouts at Burstow for the halfway break. Shoreham was arrived at earlier than expected, resulting in a slightly longer detour in the approach to the airport for breakfast. Joined by @StuartG for the ride back, we followed the same route north, deviating slightly to go through Colgate - Rusper - Newdigate - Reigate, before crossing the M25 again on the A23. Having now clocked up the necessary mileage, we remained on the A23 for the last few miles along to South Coulsdon station where we took to the train to finish our journeys! Unfortunate rear wheel puncture just 2 miles from the end of the ride, turned out to be a faulty valve, but with Stuart's assistance the tube was replaced and returned home safely. 107.07 miles in 8hrs 56 mins, average 12.0mph, Ribble 105.
    https://www.strava.com/activities/1906328338

    November 2018 (c19) Southend - London - Southend
    With the days getting shorter I decided to stick to a fairly familiar route this month, but in an anti-clockwise direction this time: Westcliff - Rochford - West Hanningfield - Stock - Ingatestone - Mountessing - Brentwood - Romford - Ilford - Stratford and into central London, returning on my regular route via Rainham Marshes - Grays - Pitsea - Benfleet and home. 103.70 miles in 8hrs 52mins, average 11.7mph, Ribble 105. Weather was damp and foggy to start, but cleared up and stayed dry for the day. Overall time was excessive due to two rear wheel punctures from a split tyre. Very grateful for the services of Momentum Cycles in Brentwood (http://www.momentum-cycles.co.uk) for sorting me out and allowing me to continue.
    https://www.strava.com/activities/1970512291

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    Last edited: 19 Nov 2018
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  2. https://www.relive.cc/view/1342262025

    January 5th 2018 | Upham Totton Beaulieu Christchurch Bournemouth Tiptoe Lymington Eling Southampton Upham 101.8 Miles.

    https://www.relive.cc/view/1388166714
    February 2nd 2018 | Upham, bishops Waltham, Wickham, Knowle, Fareham, Chichester, Bognor Regis, Felpham, Littlehampton, Chichester, Southampton, West End, Fair Oak, Upham 106 miles.


    https://www.relive.cc/view/1436455871
    March 4th 2018 | Upham, Southampton, Totton, Beaulieu, East End, Lymington, Sway, Burley, Minstead, Brockenhurst, Beaulieu, Marchwood, Totton, Southampton, Woolston, Swanwick, Fareham, Gosport, Fareham, Wickham, Bishops Waltham, Upham. 103 miles.

    https://www.relive.cc/view/1493205581
    April 6th 2018 | Goodwood | Halnaker | Upwaltham | Duncton | Fittleworth | Stopham | Adversane | Broadford Green | Goose Green | Ashington | Wiston | Ashurst | Slinford | Bucks green | Ifold | Plaistow | Lickfold | Fernhurst | Milland | West Marden | South Harting | Lavant | Goodwood | 106 miles.


    https://www.relive.cc/view/1549600772
    May 4th 2018 | Upham | Cheriton | Alresford | Alton | Tilford | Godalmimg | Albury | Cobham | Esher | Hampton Court | Richmond Park | Putney | Westminster | Old Street | Battersea | Putney | Roehampton | Richmond Park | Hampton Court | Molesey | Addlestone | Woking | Eastleigh | Upham | 123 Miles.

    https://www.relive.cc/view/1610508556
    June 1st 2018 | Upham | Totton | Beaulieu | Lymington | Pennington | Everton | Christchurch | Boscombe | Bournemouth | Tiptoe | Beaulieu | Marchwood | Southampton | West End | Fair Oak | Upham | 103 Miles.

    https://www.relive.cc/view/1684969394
    July 6th 2018 | Upham | Totton | Beaulieu | Lyndhurst | Ringwood | Christchurch | Southbourne | Barton on sea | Milford on Sea | Lymington | East End | Bucklers Hard | Southampton | West End | Upham | 105 miles.

    https://www.strava.com/activities/1752481961
    August 5th 2018 | Upham | Southampton | Fawley | Beaulieu | Lyndhurst | Brockenhurst | Christchurch | Southbourne | Lymington | Totton | Upham | 102.8 miles.

    https://www.relive.cc/view/1815357056
    September 2nd 2018 | Upham | Southampton | Totton | Beaulieu | Brockenhurst | Sway | New Milton | Christchurch | Boscombe | Bournemouth | Lymington | Totton | Eastleigh Upham | 104 miles.

    https://www.relive.cc/view/1886040719

    October 5th 2018 | Upham | Totton | Eling | Beaulieu | Brockenhurst | Burley | Winkton | Christchurch | Southbourne | Barton on sea | Milford on sea | Lymington | Totton | Eastleigh | Upham | 102 miles.

    https://www.relive.cc/view/g26643802894

    November 9th 2018 | Eastleigh | Southampton | Totton | Eling | Marchwood | Lyndhurst | Brockenhurst | Christchurch | Southbourne | Bournemouth | New Milton | Lymington | Beaulieu | Shirley | Fair Oak | Upham | 102 miles.
     
    Last edited: 9 Nov 2018
    Aravis, GuyBoden, Ajax Bay and 9 others like this.
  3. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Acting Captain of The St Annes Jombulance.

    Location:
    Hanworth, Middx.
    Today, 30th January 2018.
    Home - Staines - Egham- along the A30 to Basingstoke - Tadley - Thatcham, then the A4 back through Reading - Maidenhead - Slough - Heathrow, through the Airport and back home.
    100.6 miles
    https://www.relive.cc/view/1383105123

    Just got to get round to doing it for another 11 months!

    23rd February 2018 Cold today!
    Home, Hounslow, Harrow, Totteridge, Enfield, Hoddesdon, Harlow, just short of Chelmsford where I turned for home. Brentwood, Romford, Ilford and through town and out to the South West via the A4 & A316.
    100.7 miles.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 23 Feb 2018
    Aravis, HLaB, GuyBoden and 11 others like this.
  4. mangid

    mangid Veteran

    Location:
    Cambridge
    January

    27/01 - 100.2 miles - https://www.strava.com/activities/1377512569

    February

    10/02 - 104.1 miles - https://www.strava.com/activities/1400547895

    March

    10/03 - 100.2 miles - https://www.strava.com/activities/1445335363

    April

    21/04 - 109.4 miles - https://www.strava.com/activities/1521893971

    May

    5/05 - 110.5 miles - https://www.strava.com/activities/1550692640

    June
    2/06 - 106.1 miles - https://www.strava.com/activities/1611706212

    July
    1/07 - 100.1 miles - https://www.strava.com/activities/1673622901

    August
    4/08 - 105.1 miles - https://www.strava.com/activities/1748593486

    September
    9/09 - 100.7 miles - https://www.strava.com/activities/1829625214

    October
    6/10 - 109 miles - https://www.strava.com/activities/1887369609

    November
    1/11 - 100.4 miles - https://www.strava.com/activities/1956398226

    December
    1/12 - 100.25 miles - https://www.strava.com/activities/1994197706

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    Yet to reach the coast
     
    Last edited: 1 Dec 2018
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