The 2018 Metric Century (100km) A Month Challenge

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

  1. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    Location:
    Egham
    This thread is only for the logging of your qualifying ride.

    PLEASE DO NOT POST ANYTHING ELSE BUT QUALIFYING RIDES IN THIS THREAD

    To log a ride, add a post containing all of your 2017 metric centuries to date. One ride per line, with the date, distance, short route description, and any links you want to add. Do not post just a link.



    You can add links to Strava, RideWithGPS, MapMyRide, Endomondo etc if you wish, but these are not mandatory.

    Photos, maps, and subjective thoughts on the ride or the challenge in general should go elsewhere, for example The Metric Century (100KM) A Month Challenge ChatZone


    See this thread for examples.

    The rules, such as they are, are as follows:
    • You must complete at least one ride of least 100km (a metric century) in each calendar month. If you miss a month then you are out of the challenge until next year.
    • The 100km must be in a single ride. Breaks for meals, repairs, sightseeing, lollygagging etc. are allowed, but not several completely separate rides.
    • There is an optional points competition. You get one point for each complete 100km ridden as part of the challenge. So one point for a 100km ride, two for a 200km ride, three for 300km and so on. You cannot carry over distance from one ride to the next: Two separate 150km rides would be two points, not three. Keep a running total of your points in your ride log if you wish.
    • You may join the challenge in any month during the calendar year (since the idea is to provide motivation to complete at least one 100km ride per month, every month), but you can only join once per calendar year (since a key element of the challenge is to encourage consistency). i.e. If you miss a month, you should wait until the following calendar year to rejoin. Obviously, January is the best month to join, because that's the only way you can claim a full calendar year.
    Note a minor change this year for ease of tracking. Please create a single post, and edit each month to update your qualifying rides. This reduces the number of pages, and saves us all an awful lot of scrolling through the same stuff over and over.
    Good luck all

    2018 starters:
    @Lilliburlero
    @Donger
    @Dogtrousers
    @cosmicbike
    @GuyBoden
    @Goonerobes
    @Brandane
    @Ice2911
    @tallliman
    @Ajax Bay
    @Osprey
    @steverob
    @StuartG
    @Sbudge
    @13 rider
    @Katherine
    @Sea of vapours
    @Cranky Knee Girl
    @Bazzer
    @Elysian_Roads
    @gbs
    @ColinJ
     
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  2. Lilliburlero

    Lilliburlero Wilier ftw

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    Jan 1st-102.6 km - Overseal-Repton-Draycott Clay-Fradley-Measham-Overseal https://www.strava.com/activities/1335677396 https://www.relive.cc/view/1335677396

    Feb 18th - 161.4 km - Overseal- Ashby de la Zouch - Heather - Market Bosworth - Twycross - Tamworth - Drakelow - Measham - Overseal https://www.strava.com/activities/1413772472 https://www.relive.cc/view/1413772472

    March 25th - 167.3 km - Overseal - Ashby - Overseal - Market Bosworth - Earl Shilton - Stoke Golding - Market Bosworth - Heather - Ashby - Overseal https://www.strava.com/activities/1471154543 https://www.relive.cc/view/1471154543

    April 5th - 188.5 km - Overseal, Copt Oak, Quorn, Melton Mowbray, Grantham, Boston, Spilsby, Skegness. https://www.strava.com/activities/1491550081 https://www.relive.cc/view/1491550081
     
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  3. Donger

    Donger Convoi Exceptionnel

    Location:
    Quedgeley, Glos.
    1 Jan: "Severn Bridge Loop", Quedgeley-Gloucester-Newnham-Lydney-Chepstow-Severn Bridge-Alveston-Frampton-Elmore-Quedgeley (104.9km)
    11 Feb:
    Quedgeley-Kingsway-Churcham-Newent-Highleadon-Welland-Upton on Severn-Forthampton-Hartpury-Quedgeley (102.2km)
    21 Mar:
    Quedgeley-Stroud-Sapperton-Coates-Ewen-Upper Minety-Malmesbury-Tetbury-Frocester-Whitminster-Quedgeley (100.6km)
    8 Apr:
    "Saracen Spring Century" audax ... Droitwich-Evesham-Charlcote-Coughton-Feckenham-Droitwich (126.1km)
    13 May:
    Quedgeley-Coombe Hill-Cheltenham-BHF Cotswolds Bike Ride (30 mile version)-Cheltenham-Coombe Hill-Quedgeley (101.4km)
    3 Jun:
    Cheddar-Glastonbury-Wells-Wookey Hole-Cheddar-Cheddar Gorge-Burrington Combe-Shipham-Charterhouse-Cheddar-Axbridge-Cheddar (100.2km)
     
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  4. OP
    OP
    cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    Location:
    Egham
    5th January 2017-Chertsey-Walton-Bushey Park-Richmond Park-Home. 101.4km.

    22nd February 2017 – Chobham-Wentworth-Windsor Great Park-Ascot-Windlesham-WGP-Home. 100.5km.

    9th March 2017- Chobham-Windlesham-Bagshot-Camberley-Blackwater-Farnborough-Bisley-Knaphill-Sunninghill-WGP-Home. 104.7km.

    18th April 2018 – WGP- Winkfield-Shurlock Row-Sindlesham-Aborfield-Hurst-Cranbourne-Englefield Green-Home. 104.8km

    3rd May 2018 – WGP- Dorney-Cookham-Little Marlow-Marlow-Medmenham-Mill End-Henley on Thames-Wargrave-Twyford-White Waltham-Windsor-Home. 104.8km
     
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  5. GuyBoden

    GuyBoden Fat, old bloke, on an old bike, pedalling slowly.

    Location:
    Warrington
    5th Jan 101km: Lymm, Hoo Green, Plumley, Goostrey, Giant's Wood and back.
    8th Jan 100km: Appleton, Arley, Tabley, Knutsford, Goostrey, Hulme Walfield and back.
    26th Jan 100km: Appleton, Arley, Tabley, Knutsford, Goostrey, Hulme Walfield and back.
    2nd Feb 100km: Lymm, Rostherne, Mobberley, Catchpenny, Reedsmere, Gawsworth, Marton, Swettenham, Goostrey, Plumley, Pickmere, Appleton.
    16th Feb 100km: Appleton, Arley, Tabley, Knutsford, Goostrey, Hulme Walfield and back.
    20th Feb 108km: Appleton, Acton Bridge, Whitegate, Little Budworth, Oulton Park, Wettenhall, Nantwich and back.
    22nd Feb 102km: Lymm, Dunham, Ashley, Mobberley, Jodrell Bank, Redesmere, Gawsworth, Swettenham, Plumley, Pickmere, Appleton
    26th Feb 104km: Appleton, Hoo Green, Mobberley, Jodrell Bank, Goostrey, Middlewich, Plumley, Pickmere, Grappenhall
    7th Mar 101km: Appleton, Arley, Tabley, Knutsford, Goostrey, Hulme Walfield and back.
    9th Mar 102km: Lymm, Dunham, Ashley, Mobberley, Jodrell Bank, Redesmere, Gawsworth, Swettenham, Plumley, Pickmere, Appleton
    14th Mar 101km: Walton, Hatton, Whitley, Arley, Rostherne, Tatton, Pickmere, Anderton boat lift, Acton Bridge, Hatton, Walton
    20th Mar 100km: Lymm, Hoo Green, Plumley, Goostrey, Giant's Wood and back.
    26th Mar 100km: Lymm, Hoo Green, Plumley, Goostrey, Giant's Wood and back.
    29th Mar 102km: Lymm, Dunham, Ashley, Mobberley, Jodrell Bank, Redesmere, Gawsworth, Swettenham, Plumley, Pickmere, Appleton
    5th April 108km: Appleton, Acton Bridge, Whitegate (Road closed, detour), Little Budworth, Oulton Park, Wettenhall, Nantwich and back.
    11th April, 102km: Lymm, Dunham, Ashley, Mobberley, Jodrell Bank, Redesmere, Gawsworth, Swettenham, Plumley, Pickmere, Appleton
    18th April, 100km: Lymm, Hoo Green, Plumley, Goostrey, Giant's Wood and back.
    20th April, 104km: Appleton, Antrobus, Great Budworth, Acton Bridge, Crowton, Delamere, Kesall, Clotton, Huxley, Beeston Castle.
    27th April, 100km: Lymm, Hoo Green, Plumley, Goostrey, Giant's Wood and back.
    30th April, 103km: Lymm, Dunham, Astley, Mobberley, The Wizard, Henbury, Gawsworth, North Rode, Congleton, Swettenham, Plumley, Pickmere, Appleton.
    10th May 102km: Appleton, Antrobus, Pickmere, Plumley, Goostrey, Brereton Nature Reserve and back.
    17th May 100km: Lymm, Rostherene, Mobberley, Peover, Withington, Marton, Gawsworth and back
    2nd June 162km: Cyclechat Cheshire Ride 2018
    4th June 108km: Appleton, Acton Bridge, Whitegate, Little Budworth, Oulton Park, Wettenhall, Nantwich and back.
    11th June, 130km: Appleton, Antrobus, Acton Bridge, Crowton, Delamere, Kesall, Huxley, Beeston Castle. (Plus a detour around Hart hill to the Ice Cream Farm)
    13th June 100km: Lymm, Hoo Green, Plumley, Goostrey, Giant's Wood and back.
    15th June 100km: Lymm, Rostherene, Mobberley, Peover, Withington, Marton, Gawsworth and back
    21st June 108km: Appleton, Acton Bridge, Whitegate, Little Budworth, Oulton Park, Wettenhall, Nantwich and back.
     
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  6. Goonerobes

    Goonerobes Loves cake, hates leftards

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    January 6th - 100km - Test Valley - Alderbury, West Tytherley, Mottisfont, Stockbridge, Somborne, Landford, Hamptworth.
    February 17th - 102km - Wilts & Dorset - Fordingbridge, Verwood, Ashmore, 6d Handley, Cranborne, Alderholt, Woodfalls.
    March 24th - 104km - New Forest - Bartley, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Burley, Bransgore, Breamore.
    April 7th - 102km - Wilts & Dorset - Nunton, Alvediston, Donhead Hollow, 6d Handley, Verwood, Stockton, Woodgreen.
    April 14th - 101km - Dorset - Woodfalls, Fordingbridge, Verwood, Ferndown, Cranborne, Whitsbury, Downton.
    April 21st - 100km - To the coast - Bartley, Beaulieu, Lepe, Blackfield, Lyndhurst, Stoney Cross, Woodfalls.
    May 12th - 101km - Forest & Dorset - Woodfalls, Ibsley, Alderholt, Three Legged Cross, Horton, Donhead, Bishopstone, Nunton.
     
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  7. Brandane

    Brandane Rain magnet.

    Location:
    Ayrshire.
    January 6th - 101km - Largs to Girvan.
    February 4th - 107km - Largs to Kilmaurs and back.
    March 11th - 135km - Largs to Brodick, circuit of Arran, and back.
    April 28th - 102km - Largs to Girvan.
    May 12th - 117km - Largs, Dalry, Kilmarnock, Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmacolm, Largs.
    June 12th - 101km - D-Day beaches.
     
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  8. Ice2911

    Ice2911 Senior Member

    7thJan Norwich Salhouse loop plus club ride from Norwich to Walcott plus the Salhouse loop again 65 miles

    11thFeb
    Loop, 53-11 club ride to Mattishall, loop and finish with Eastern Avenue. Very Windy.
     

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  9. tallliman

    tallliman Über Member

    6th Jan 100km https://www.strava.com/activities/1343837615 Lufbra to Cafe Velo Verde, Screveton
     
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  10. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Veteran

    Location:
    East Devon
    15 Feb: 105km +1068m: Exmouth, East Budleigh, Culmstock, Churchinford, Daisy Mount, Exmouth
    10 Jan: 101km + 837m: Exmouth, Powderham, Silverton, Ottery, Budleigh, Exmouth
    27 Mar: 104km + 1646m: St Ann's Head, Little and Broad Haven, Solva, St David's, Porthgain, Mathry, Llanychaer, Greenway (B4329/B4313 X), Crosswell, Newport
    28 Mar: 103km + 1413m: Newport, over Preselis, Narbeth, Wiseman's Bridge, Tenby, Pembroke, Neyland Br, cycle track to Tiers Cross, St Ann's Head
    18 Apr: 102km + 916m: Exmouth, Otterton, Clyst Hydon, Thorverton, Exe estuary cycle path down to Powderham and back round to Exmouth
    21 Apr (3): 300km + 2500m: 'Heart of England' Audax from Cirencester: controls at Alchester, Atherstone, Daventry and Tackley
     
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  11. Osprey

    Osprey Über Member

    Location:
    Swansea
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  12. steverob

    steverob Über Member

    Location:
    Buckinghamshire
    13th January: 103.7km - Rolling hills and VeloViewer tile hunting out towards Hemel Hempstead and St. Albans accompanied by @Sbudge - https://www.strava.com/activities/1355030433
    17th February: 100.1km - Rode up to Silverstone and back; furthest north I've been on a ride that started and finished at home (no cars or trains involved) - https://www.strava.com/activities/1412054883
    25th March: 105.6km - Fairly flat (for Aylesbury Vale anyway) ride out to Bicester and the outskirts of Oxford and another increase in my Eddington number - https://www.strava.com/activities/1471171813
    7th April: 100.5km - More tile hunting and short, sharp climbing around Whipsnade and south Luton. Dressed for expected wet weather, only for it to turn out sunny and warm! - https://www.strava.com/activities/1494617403
    19th May: 102.1km - Borrowed a bike from and rode with @Sbudge through the Dunstable Downs and the Chilterns, including two long slightly difficult sections of loose chippings on the road - https://www.strava.com/activities/1581902469
    3rd June: 136.9km - Tour of Cambridgeshire Gran Fondo, plus ride to and from hotel. Very warm but great fun, especially the 20 or so miles I rode with a group of 5 other riders - https://www.strava.com/activities/1615157676
    9th June: 112.8km - Rode up into Central Bedfordshire on the lookout for more tiles. Came back via a small section of the Luton-Dunstable Busway, now that it's been fully paved. First month this year with two centuries! - https://www.strava.com/activities/1627508227
    23rd June: 109.7km - Ride down into Oxfordshire, visiting Brill and Britwell Hills, climbing both from different sides than I previously had. Struggled last 10 miles, think I hadn't taken enough sustenance with me - https://www.strava.com/activities/1656931862
     
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  13. StuartG

    StuartG slower but further

    Location:
    SE London
    January
    14th: 64.16 miles/103.2 km: Sydenham-Woodmansterne-Epsom-Cobham-East Molesey-Leatherhead-Headley-Coulsdon-Sydenham
    February
    11th: 63.42 miles/102.0 km: Sydenham-Warlingham-Sevenoaks-Hildenborough-Edenbridhe-Crowhurst-Purley-Sydenham
    18th: 67.25 miles/108.2 km:Sydenham-Coulsdon-Tadworth-Polesden Lacey-Effingham-Leigh-Merstham-Sydenham
    March
    25th: 71.27 miles/114.6 km: Sydenham-Lingfield-Hartfield-Old Oxted-Sydenham
    April
    1st: 64.54 miles/103.8 km: Sydenham-Warlingham-Otford-Ightham-Ide Hill-Brasted-Sydenham
    12th: 63.46 miles/102.1 km: St Malo-Dinard-Ploermel [2C2C Tour of Brittany]
    24th: 70.61 miles/113.6 km: Sydenham-Reigate-Rusper-Horsham-Colgate-Redhill-Sydenham
    May
    6th: 67.59 miles/108.7 km: Sydenham-Coulsdon-Ranmore Common-Peaslake-Newdigate-Merstham-Sydenham
    13th: 108.54 miles/174.6 km: Sydenham-Handcross-Devil's Dyke-Brighton-Ditchling-Ardingley-Sydenham
    18th: 89.64 miles/144.2 km: FNRttC London-Maldon and back to Shenfield
    26th: 67.26 miles/108.2 km: Sydenham-Coulsdon-Great Bookham-Westhumble-Betchworth-Mugswell-Sydenham
    June
    3rd: 68.33 miles/109.9 km: Sydenham-Warlingham-East Grinstead-Ardingly-Merstham-Sydenham
    5th: 62.89 miles/101.2 km: Sydenham-Warlingham-Kemsing-Knole Park-Ide Hill-Sydenham
    8th: 108.28 miles/174.2 km: FNRttC London-Brighton + SMRbH to Coulsdon
    12th: 63.52 miles/102.2 km: Sydenham-Horne-Redhill Aerodrome-Leigh-Box Hill-Coulson-Sydenham
    17th: 86.50 miles/139.2 km: Sydenham-Reigate-Rudgwick-Colgate-Charlwood-Redhill-Sydenham
     
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  14. Sbudge

    Sbudge Cyclist

    13th January, 100.9km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1355011519) - Velo-square meander with @steverob on a grey Bucks day
    29th January, 133.1km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1380189772) - NCR 12, 61 and 1 gravel (and mud) loop...lots of mud...did I say it was muddy?
    4th February, 104.7km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1391616382) - Wendover, Wycombe and Watlington ...wet and windy too!
    29th March, 100.2km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1478502410) - Various Herts NCRs...5 hours of rain and mud
    9th April, 101.5km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1497886065) - Desert Century! 34 degrees average, horribly tough.
    22nd April, 101.9km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1525266234) - West Hampstead, Windsor, Hampton Court and Richmond Park...wonderful
    12th May, 102.3km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1567455403) - Whiteleaf, Pink, Plomer etc. back in the hills
    19th May, 102.8km (https://www.strava.com/activities/1581845597) - Wendover, Dunstable, Hemel & Chesham with Steve
     
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  15. 13 rider

    13 rider Veteran

    Location:
    leicester
    Jan 20th 63.89 miles
    Anstey ,Cossington ,Hoby ,Gaddesby ,Asfordby ,Scalford ,Nice pie cafe for some much needed food and warm coffee ,Barrow ,Quorn ,Cropston ,Anstey . 4 hrs in the rain and snow not exactly fun
    Feb 11th 62.4 miles
    Anstey ,Cossington ,Hoby ,Asfordby ,Long Clawson ,Hose ,Colston Bassett ,Old Dalby ,Nice Pie cafe . Barrow ,Quorn ,Mountsorrel ,Rothley ,Anstey . Started in the sunshine finished in the snow
    Mar 25th 76.7 miles
    Anstey ,Ratby, Market Bosworth ,Earl Shilton ,Sutton Elms ,Frolesworth ,Sapcote ,Stoney Stanton, Market Bosworth ,Desford ,Anstey
    Apr 8th 71 miles
    Anstey ,Syston ,Barkby ,Rearsby ,Frisby, Asfordby ,East Leake ,Sutton Bonnington ,Diesworth ,Shepshed ,Newtown Linford ,Anstey
    May 13th 66.1 miles
    Anstey ,Newtown Linford ,Groby ,Anstey ,Cropston ,Rothley start of Chatswood forest charity ride . 50 hilly miles round the forest back to Rothley ,Cropston ,Anstey
    June 8th 128 miles
    Anstey ,Newark ,Gainsborough ,Goole ,York
     
    Last edited: 10 Jun 2018
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