The 2019 Half Century (50km or 50 mile) a month Challenge

Discussion in 'CycleChat Monthly Challenges' started by 13 rider, 19 Dec 2018.

  1. 13 rider

    13 rider Guru

    Location:
    leicester
    THIS THREAD IS FOR RIDE REPORTS ONLY - discussions should take place over in the 2019 chatzone

    There were already challenge threads for monthly imperial centuries (100 mile rides) and metric centuries (100 km or 62.14 mile rides). I thought it would be a nice idea to come up with an easier challenge for those who don't have the time, energy or inclination to do the longer rides so @ColinJ created the half century challenge in 2015. It was a success, so by popular request, it will take place again every year from now on

    Your challenge is to do at least one half century ride every calendar month of the year. You can arbitrarily choose to do 50 km (31.07 mile) or 50 mile rides in any given month depending on how you feel at the time, what the weather is like, and how much free time you have. If you fail to do one or the other, then your challenge has come to an end and will have to be restarted later. If you start off on one of the century challenges, but fail for some reason, you can always drop down into this challenge and keep on going!

    You can start when you like, but (in keeping with the other 2 challenges) a bronze star can be awarded for those who do a half century every month from January to December. (The imperial century riders get a gold star, and the metric century riders get a silver star. These are small graphics which can be displayed in the signature line under your posts.)

    If you would like to keep a points tally, award yourself 1 point for a 50 km ride, 2 points for 50 miles, 3 points for 100 km or 4 points for 100 miles, 5 points for 200km**, 6 points for 150 miles**. Obviously one ride can only score one lot of points. (** Added 25th June 2017)

    I suggest an extra challenge for those of us who want to keep track of points - try and beat your previous best points tally. If this is your first go at the half century challenge, look at how the points are calculated and set yourself a realistic challenge (12 points would be the minimum that you could score if you completed one half century ride per month.)

    I hope that this challenge is feasible for most of you. I know that 100+ km can seem an awfully long way for many cyclists, so perhaps 50+ km would be a more approachable challenge.

    The imperial century riders use one system for reporting their rides but we have adopted a different one. Each ride merits a brief report in this thread including: Date of ride, distance ridden, route taken, number of points earned (if you are bothering to keep track of them), elevation gain on ride (if you want to track that).

    For ride reports after the first one, take a copy of your previous ride report post and put that in a new post with details of your latest ride added after that. [For riders who do a lot of long rides, that could mean reposting a lot of long posts. You might like to just update your ride reports at the end of each month instead?]

    Optionally, finish each report post with your accumulated distance, and/or points and/or elevation gain for the year so far. Take a look at THIS PAGE from the 2015 thread and you will get the idea.

    Enjoy the challenge! :okay:
     
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  2. The Bystander

    The Bystander Über Member

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    January :
    1st Walgrave, Old, Foxhall, Harrington, Arthingworth, Kelmarsh, Haselbech, Naseby, Kelmarsh, Harrington, Lamport, Old, home 56.3km / 1 point
     
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  3. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    1st January 2019
    51.66 km
    - Scholes, Barwick, Aberford, Lotherton Gates, Saxton, Barkston Ash, Church Fenton, Ryther, Ulleskelf, Church Fenton, Barkston Ash, Saxton, Lotherton Gates, Aberford, Barwick, Scholes and on to home - 1 point

    Running total: 1 point

    Reports in the 'Your ride today' thread.
     
    Last edited: 1 Jan 2019
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  4. steverob

    steverob Über Member

    Location:
    Buckinghamshire
    1st January: 32.48 miles - Had to change planned route as an intended road was caked in mud (as were my tyres soon after) and the constant drizzle would have made descending it treacherous. Still got the 50km done via a different way though - https://www.strava.com/activities/2048398315 - 1 point

    Total so far: 1 point (well, duh!)
     
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  5. Chris Doyle

    Chris Doyle I’m just that somewhere in between....

  6. kapelmuur

    kapelmuur Über Member

    Location:
    Timperley
  7. StuartG

    StuartG slower but further

    Location:
    SE London
    January
    1st: 51.20 miles: Sydenham-Coulsdon-Box Hill-Mickleham and return: 2 points [F]

    Total: 2 points
    [A] Condor Acciaio [F] Condor Fratello
     
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  8. aferris2

    aferris2 Über Member

    Location:
    Essex
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  9. Domus

    Domus Über Member

    Location:
    Sunny Radcliffe
    January 1 Home to Chorlton, group ride inc pub stop in Mobberley, return home from Chorlton 87.4 Kms 2 points
     
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  10. dickyknees

    dickyknees Veteran

    Location:
    Anglesey
    January
    January 2nd - 56.00 kms (34.8 miles) 1 point.

    Home, Rhoscolyn, Trearddur Bay, Porthdafarch, Llaingoch, Holyhead, Valley, Llanynghenedl, Llanfigael, Llantrisant, Trefor x roads, Bryngwran, Caergeiliog, Valley, home.

    Running total: 1 point
     
    Last edited: 2 Jan 2019
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  11. The Bystander

    The Bystander Über Member

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    January :
    1st Walgrave, Old, Foxhall, Harrington, Arthingworth, Kelmarsh, Haselbech, Naseby, Kelmarsh, Harrington, Lamport, Old, home 56.3km / 1 point
    3rd Walgrave, Old, Mawsley, Loddington, Thorpe Malsor, Foxhall, Harrington, Rothwell, Lamport, Old, home 53.2km / 1 point
     
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  12. Domus

    Domus Über Member

    Location:
    Sunny Radcliffe
    January 1 Home to Chorlton, group ride inc pub stop in Mobberley, return home from Chorlton 87.4 Kms 2 points
    January 3 Home, Egerton, Belmont, Rivington, Adlington, Westhoughton, Farnworth and Home via Bolton 53.57 Kms 1 point

    Running total 3 points
     
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  13. OP
    OP
    13 rider

    13 rider Guru

    Location:
    leicester
    Jan 3rd 31.2 miles 1 point
    Anstey ,Cropston ,Rothley ,Cossington ,Sileby ,Seagrave ,Wymeswold ,Hoton ,Barrow ,Mountsorrel ,Anstey
     
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  14. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    Jan 3rd, 51 km, 1 point
    Todmorden, Bacup, Rossendale, Waterfoot, Deerplay, Walk Mill, Over Town, Greencliffe Ln, Long Causeway, Blackshaw Head, Great Rock, Tod, woods in park, Sour Hall, Bacup Rd, Rochdale canal towpath, Tod.
     
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  15. OP
    OP
    13 rider

    13 rider Guru

    Location:
    leicester
    Jan 3rd 31.2 miles 1 point
    Anstey ,Cropston ,Rothley ,Cossington ,Sileby ,Seagrave ,Wymeswold ,Hoton ,Barrow ,Mountsorrel ,Anstey
    Jan 5th 31.3 miles 1 point
    Anstey ,Newtown Linford ,Woodhouse Eaves ,Quorn ,Barrow ,Seagrave ,Sileby ,Rothley ,Swithland ,Anstey
    Jan 6th 50.1 miles 2 points
    Anstey ,Cossington ,Thrussington ,Rearsby ,Gaddesby ,Saxileby ,Willoughby ,Wymeswold ,Barrow ,Anstey

    Points in this challenge 3
    Points in all challenges 7
     
    Last edited: 6 Jan 2019
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