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The 2007 Century A Month Register

Rob SallnowRob Sallnow Posts: 6,279

This thread is only for the logging of your qualifying ride each monthPLEASE DO NOT POST ANYTHING ELSE IN THIS THREAD
it should eventually look like this one ... hichpage=1[:)]

Please keep assorted comments and plans for getting that last minute qualifying ride in the Chat thread.

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.

-Qualifying rides should be posted in this thread. Simply post once and subsequently edit that one post each month....for an example check here: ... hichpage=1

-There will once again be a Century A Month Chat thread specifically for posting comments, planned rides, bowing out excuses etc which will keep the main Register as neat and tidy as possible.

-Usual safety and responsibility cop out disclaimers apply blah blah blah...own risk...your fault nobody elses...yadda yadda yadda[:)]


All those that successfully ride a century in each month of 2007 will receive a virtual pat on the back from your equally successful peers[:)]

Please include the following info....Date of ride, distance of ride and a brief discription of the route ridden.

Only log the first qualifying ride of each month

For each month simply edit your one original post in this thread.

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  • piedwagtail91piedwagtail91 Posts: 781
    edited December 2007
    4/01/07 (C25) 100.01 miles. 6696 feet climbing.1 short stop at dent. rain with a few sunny spells. strong w/nw wind.solo on 48x20 fixed.
    great harwood, whalley, clitheroe, sawley, rathmell, wigglesworth, giggleswick, paley green crossroads, eldroth, bentham, burton in lonsdale, A65 to just beyond cowan bridge, minor roads over barbondale to dent, ribblehead, horton, settle, wigglesworth, paythorne crossroads, bolton by bowland, sawley, chatburn, worston, barrow, whalley, great harwood.

    1/2/07 (C26) 100.1 miles, 6162 feet height gain. One stop at dent. light wnw winds, dull and damp. solo on 48 x 20 fixed.
    great harwood, whalley, barrow, worston, chatburn, sawley, wigglesworth, rathmell,lawkland,A65 to devils bridge, sedbergh, dent, newby head , ribblehead, horton, settle, rathmell, wigglesworth, sawley, chatburn, worston, barrow, A59 to bramley meade, great harwood.

    2/3/07 (C27) 102.5 miles,5569 feet height gain. one stop at bull beck picnic site for a brew.SE winds,sunny with broken cloud.solo on 48x20 fixed.
    great harwood, whalley, edisford, clitheroe, chatburn, sawley, wigglesworth, rathmell, settle, horton, ribblehead, ingleton,A65 to devils bridge, A683 to lancaster, A6 to galgate, minor roads to scorton, garstang, inglewhite, longridge, ribchester,old langho, whalley, great harwood.

    3/4/07 (C28) 102 miles, 4155 height gain. one stop at salwick. n/ne wind, sunny ,cloudy.solo on 48x20 fixed
    great harwood, whalley, billington, ribchester, longridge, inglewhite, garstang, scorton, galgate, lancaster, cockerham, hambleton, inskip, salwick, woodplumpton, broughton, catterall, inglewhite, longridge, ribchester, billington, whalley, great harwood

    1/5/07 (C29) 109 miles, 6798 feeet height stop at sedbergh. strong easterly wind ,unbroken sunshine. solo on 48x20 fixed.
    great harwood, whalley, worston, sawley, wigglesworth, rathmell, settle, horton, ribblehead, hawes, garsdale, sedbergh, middleton, minor roads through barbon to A65. A65 through clapham to austwick, lawkland, giggleswick, rathmell, wigglesworth, sawley, A59 to bramley meade roundabout, great harwood.

    1/06/07 (C30) 101.7 miles, 5357 feet height gain. one stop at over kellet. light winds, sunny. solo on 48x20 fixed.
    great harwood, whalley, billington, ribchester, longridge, inglewhite, catterall, cockerham, condor green, cycle paths to lancaster, minor roads to hest bank, carnforth, silverdale, leighton moss, round the yealands to burton in kendal, tewitfield, over kellet, crook o' lune, quernmore, scorton, inglewhite, longridge, ribchester, whalley, great harwood.

    1/07/07 (C31) 106 miles, 7149 feet height gain, numerous stops, rain and sunshine. on 47 x 20 fixed with 4 other members of Blackburn and district CTC on the sunday part of the 200 miles in 24 hours standard ride.
    Starting at one minute past midnight at NY 25549 37285 about 1 mile east of Uldale, cumbria., castle inn, B5291 to A66 to keswick, ambleside, windermere, kendal, crooklands, burton in kendal(M6 services), tewitfield, over kellet, halton, crook o' lune, quernmore, scorton, inglewhite, longridge, ribchester, whalley, great harwood.

    1/08/07 (C32) 103 miles, 5576 feet height gain,one stop at hest bank, sunny and cloudy. 47 x 20 fixed, solo.
    Great harwood, whalley, billington, longridge, inglewhite, scorton, quernmore, caton, halton, over kellet, tewitfield, yealand storrs, silverdale, bolton le sands, hest bank, lancaster, cockerham, catterall, inglewhite, longridge, ribchester, whalley, great harwood.

    2/09/07 (C33) 101 miles 3469 ft. height gain,rain to lydiate and from hoghton to home, fairly strong westerly wind. 47 x 20 fixed bike ,solo.
    Great harwood, blackburn, riley green, leyland, eccleston, croston, sollom, mere brow, pinfold, lydiate, formby, southport, banks, tarleton, bretherton, longton, lostock hall, preston, hoghton, blackburn, great harwood.

    2/10/07 (C34) 100.8 miles 5705 feet height gain .sunny,cloudy, southwesterly wind. 47 x 20 fixed, solo great harwood,whalley ,great mytton, clitheroe, sawley, rathmell to the A65, paley green cross roads, eldroth, wray, hornby, capernwray,borwick, burton in kendal,yealand conyers, leighton moss, warton, crag bank , carnforth, bolton-le-sands, hest bank, lancaster, aldcliffe, cockerham, garstang, inglewhite, longridge, ribchester, dinkley ,whalley, great harwood

    1/11/07 ( C35) 100.8 miles.6223 feet height gain. cloudy, damp, light rain for last 13 miles. westerly wind. 47 x 20 fixed solo. great harwood, whalley, clitheroe, sawley, wigglesworth, rathmell , A65 to kirkby lonsdale, minor roads through old town and past killington lake to A684. sedbergh, A683 to devils bridge, A65 to giggleswick, rathmell wigglesworth, sawley , clitheroe, whalley , great harwood.

    1/12/07 (C36) 102.3 miles 4326 feet height gain, sunny and cloudy-no rain!. strong sw wind. pompino fixed 47 x 20 solo. great harwood, whalley, ribchester, longridge, broughton, woodplumpton, lea, kirkham, st. annes, blackpool, singleton, gt. eccleston, cockerham, condor green, galgate, scorton, longridge, ribchester, whalley, great harwood.
  • Crumbling NickCrumbling Nick Posts: 630
    edited November 2007
    Thursday 4th January 2007 - a ride to the Malverns.
    (C13)103 miles, 1250 m, total time 8:10 (Riding 6:57)
    Average riding speed 14.8 mph - 46x19.
    Solihull - Ullenhall - Astwood Bank - Himbleton - White Ladies Aston - Powick - Great Malvern - Upper Wyche(lunch) - Upton Upon Severn - Pershore - Naunton Beachamp - Alcester - Solihull.
    Moderate W wind, mild temperatures & excellent visibility. A marvellous day's winter riding

    Tuesday 6th February 2007 - John Thompson Inn.
    (C14)106 miles, 1357 m, total time 9:05 (Riding 7:16)
    Average riding speed 14.5 mph - 46x19.
    Solihull - Fillongley - Fenny Drayton - Congerstone - Ashby-de-la-Zouch - Melbourn - Ingleby(lunch) - Burton upon Trent - Anslow - Barton-under-Needwood - Polesworth - Solihull.
    Almost windless, bright & sunny, though quite cold with excellent visibility. Another glorious winter day.

    Wednesday 21st March 2007 - Sampling the Cotswolds.
    (C15)108 miles, 1570 m, total time 9:07 (riding 7:24)
    Average riding speed 14.6 mph - 46x19.
    Solihull - Honily - Barford - Bishops Tachbrook - Bishops Itchington - Radway - Middle Tysoe - Lower Brailes - Stourton - Whichford - Hook Norton (Lunch) - Sutton-under-Brailes - Todenham - Paxford - Ebrington - Mickleton - Bidford-on-Avon - Alcester - Wooton Wawen - Solihull.
    Moderate N wind, which dropped (as forecast) on the way home. Visibility was so good that I diverted up Ebrington Hill for the glorious views of the Vale of Evesham while descending Lark Stoke.

    Sunday 8th April 2007 - An obscure pub in Worcestershire.
    (C16)104 miles, 1440 m, total time 8:38 (riding 7:03).
    Average riding speed 14.7 mph - 46x19.
    Solihull - Alvechurch - Hanbury - Tibberton - Worcester - Bransford - Longley Green - Colwall - Little Malvern - Upton upon Severn - Woodmancote (Lunch at the Monkey House) - Drakes Broughton - Pinvin - Radford - Alcester - Wooton Wawen - Solihull.
    Light W wind, which made a nice tailwind on the way home. Warm & sunny - altogether an ideal spring day.

    Saturday 5th May 2007 - Windrush Valley.
    (C17) 148 miles, 1805 m, total time 11:28 (riding 9:39)
    Average riding speed 15.3 mph, 46x18.
    Solihull - Wooton Wawen - Bidford on Avon - Mickleton - Broadway Tower - Naunton - Bourton on the Water - Burford - Witney - Newbridge (Lunch) - Eynsham - Woodstock - Banbury - Gaydon - Barford - Solihull.
    Light N wind, which veered to S around 1500, so a tailwind for most of the ride. A cool start but sunny and warm after lunch - excellent.

    Saturday 2nd June 2007 - Rogerzilla's acf Swindon Ride
    (C18), 105 miles, 1420 m, total time 15:52 (riding time 7:06)
    Average riding speed 14.8 mph, max 40 mph, 46x18.
    Solihull - B'ham International station, train to Swindon - Lambourn - Woolhampton - Greenham Common - Walbury Hill - Hungerford - Swindon, train to B'ham International - Berkswell - Solihull.
    A glorious warm sunny day with a light S wind plus a truly superb route.

    Saturday 14th July 2007 – Eastern Avon Valley
    (C19), 109 miles, 1350 m, total time 9:22, (riding time 7:08 )
    Average riding speed 15.2 mph, 46x18.
    Solihull – Knowle – Cubbington – Long Itchington – Braunston – Watford – Naseby – Sibbertoft – Welford (lunch) – S. Kilworth – Stanford on Avon – Swinford – Catthorpe – Newbold on Avon – Brandon – Stoneleigh – Warwick – Barford – Lowsonford - Solihull.
    Summer has arrived (for a day anyway) – warm, sunny & lots of white fluffy clouds. The moderate SW tailwind on the run east dropped to a light headwind during the return. The weather forecasters got it right again.

    Sunday 12th Augst 2007 – A CTC ride.
    (C20), 102 miles, 1075 m, total time 10:46, (riding time 7:23).
    Average riding speed 13.8 mph, 46x18.
    Solihull – Coleshill – Shenstone – Lichfield – Harlaston – Moira – Melbourne – Ingleby(lunch) – Repton – Burton on Trent – Coton in the Elms – Tamworth – Coleshill - Solihull.
    A very pleasant day’s sociable cyling, albeit unusual. Weather was better than forecast, though it was purely good luck that we avoided heavy rain near Melbourne. Winds were significantly stronger than forecast, and, unusually, did not seem match the nearest Met Office observations. Fortunately it was a headwind for only about 20% of the time.

    Saturday 29th September 2007 – Around the West Midlands.
    (C21), 135 miles, 1605 m, total time 10:37 (riding time 8:46).
    Average riding speed 15.1 mph, 46x18.
    Solihull – Chadwick End – Barnt Green – Kinver – Coven (lunch) – Chasetown – Kingsbury – Bedworth – Brinklow – Wolston - Cubbington – Chadwick End - Solihull.
    A nice warm autumn day. The light-moderate NE wind pushed the average speed up on the flatter roads of the return past Coventry.
    I’ve been tempted with a circuit ouside the current West Midlands county for some time and it proved to be a very pleasant ride through many quiet lanes. It was also easier than expected - I had enough legs left on Sunday to do a CTC ride which took my total for the weekend to 190 miles.

    Saturday 20th October 2007 – Frenchie’s acf Derbyshire Hills ride.
    (C22), 115 miles, 1520 m total time 12:36 (riding time 7:41).
    Average riding speed 14.9 mph, 46x19.
    Solihull – B’ham New St – train to Burton-upon-Trent – Long Eaton – Stanton-by-Dale – Coxbench – Little Eaton – Kirk Ireton – Middleton – Cromford(lunch) – Crich – Ambergate – Little Eaton – Spondon - Long Eaton - Burton-upon-Trent – train back to Brum - Solihull.
    A lovely sunny day with minimal breeze and good visibility – truly ideal conditions to enjoy such superb scenery.

    Monday 5th November 2007 – Cleeve Hill
    (C23, and probably the last for several months), 101 miles, 1340 m, total time 9:00 (riding time 7:00).
    Average riding speed 14.4 mph, 46x19.
    Solihull – Alcester – Evesham – Winchcombe – Cheltenham – Syreford – Winchcombe(lunch at the Plaisterers Arms) – Broadway – Honeybourne – Welford-on Avon – Little Alne – Lowsonford - Solihull.
    Rather mixed weather, though decidedly mild, but not the best visibility for a hill-climbing ride. Wind started light S, gradually freshening to give a nice tailwind up the Vale of Evesham and across the Avon. However the horizontal rain that arrived after 85 miles was accompanied by a big wind shift – stiff headwind for the remainder of the ride.

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  • Ken NightKen Night Posts: 2,005
    edited December 2007
    Sunday 7th Jan, The Poor Student Audax (C25) 130miles+10 more to go back to fetch keys dropped at Malmsbury control
    Total time 9h 20 mins total, ride 8h 40min Bike:Carpe Diem
    Pleasant ride made better by the threatened rain holding off, nice scenery in the hills of Oxon, lovely twee villages and gorgeous properties

    Wed 21st February 2007, The circuit of Dartmoor (C26) 100.2 miles
    Total time 8:05 Ride 6hrs. Bike 853 Raleigh
    Yealmpton, Plympton, Roborough, Yelverton, Tavistock, Chillaton, Coryton, Lydford, Granite Way to Okehampton, Whiddon Down, Bovey Tracey, Haytor, Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, S Brent, Ivybridge, Lee Mill, Yealmpton
    Light but freshening W wind, bright & sunny with the odd worrying shower, cold on top with good visibility. I'd set out for an indulgent day, connecting some of my fave lanes and to climb Bovey to Haytor, and was rewarded with a great day out.Esp enjoyed Chillaton to Lydford. Usual lunch at Waitrose Okehampton. Knocked off bike at Lee Mill after 97m, ambulance arrived < 3mins, but only a hole in the jacket to show and no damage to me or bike

    Mon 26th March:The circuit of Dartmoor(C27) 100.8 miles

    Total time 8:00 Ride 6hrs 40m. Bike: Litespeed Classic
    Yealmpton, Plympton, Plym Valley, Yelverton, Tavistock, Chillaton, Coryton, Lydford, Granite Way to Okehampton, Whiddon Down, Bovey Tracey, Haytor, Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, S Brent, Ivybridge, Lee Mill, Sparkwell, Yealmpton
    Fresh N/E/S/W wind which followed me round all day-in my face, bright & sunny with haze obscuring the views. A repeat of the indulgent day of last month, connecting some of my fave lanes and to and to repeat the climb Bovey to Haytor, which felt easier this time. Esp enjoyed Chillaton to Lydford again and the usual lunch at Waitrose Okehampton, where I sat in the sun by a stream eating my beef sarnie and hot cross buns

    Sat 21st April (C28)The Elenith 188m, Total time12h 5m total, 10h 55ride time. Bike 853 Raleigh
    Kidderminster, Shobdon, Presteigne,New Radnor, Llanfihangel-nant-Melan, Builth Wells, Llanfechan, Tryflys, Abergwesyn, Tregaron, Pontrhydfendigaid , Ffair Rhos,Ysbyty Ystwyth, Pontrhydygroes, Cwmystwyth, Rhyader, Guafron, Nantmiel, Grwystre, Penybont, Llandegley, Llanfihangel-nant-Melan, New Radnor, Kington, Pembridge, Leominster, Tenbury Wells, Kidderminster
    I emphasise the Welsh placenames, as that section of this Audax route is special (that section would make a great day ride of about 80m) Lovely day out. Chilly start giving way to a glorious spring afternoon. Worked with two riders for 90m to the finish

    Sun 13th May(C29)The Fred Whitton Challenge112m, Total time 7h 14m total. Bike: Litespeed Classic, set up for summer with new Marchisio cassette (13/30) and FSA CT carbon crankset
    -Absolutely fabulous day out. A hard day on the bike, but so rewarding, and satisfying, with Hardknott and Wrynose exactly where they should be-the sting at the end. Coolish start with damp road giving way to reasonable sunshine by early afternoon-glad not to get the weather the Dartmoor Classic did. My time was 14mins off "elite" I felt I rode within myself, and regret not finding good groups to work with on the flat-could have done better-ah, there's next year-if I can get a place. Also done 400k and 600k Audaxes this month, but the Fred has it-easily , disappointed to miss Elite status by 14 mins-probably caused by not getting in a group on the flat sections-and when I did, working for others happy to hang on-

    Sunday 10th June (C30)186.8 km (116.0 miles) White Rose Classic Total time 7 hours 7mins (including stops. Bike: Litespeed Classic

    Otley, Farnley, Blubberhouses, Greenhow, Grassington, Kettlewell, Buckden, Fleets Moss, Hawes, Garsdale Head, Dent Station, Cowgill, Ribblehead, Horton, Stainforth, Malham, Airton, Burnsall, Beamsley, Langbar, Middleton, Askwith, Weston
    Another cracking day out, lovely weather, great route with excellent organisation and signage. Probably harder than the Fred Whitton last month.Dropped chain three times, which was a real bore. shame there was a headwind on the drop off (not called a descent(!) from Fleet Moss. Love riding in the Dales

    Sat 8th July (C31)175km (111.0 miles) La Marmotte Total time:8hours 43mins for gold medal, which was the target for the year. Bike: Litespeed Classic

    Bourg D'Oisans, Col Glandon, Maurienne Valley, Col Telegraph, Valloire, Col Galibier, Lauteret, Alpe D'huez

    Such a classic route, and a gorgeous day on which to do it. Huge bowl of muesli at 5.30am, taken to the start by Roger, a good number saw me in the first starting pen, chatting to people I'd met on La Vaujany Sportif a few days earlier, but also meant I spent most of the day being overtaken, which given my usual censored starting numbers, was new. In fact I overtook my first cyclist after about an hour and that was an old lady on a shopper. Easily to Glandon, and worried about the descent which was well marshalled, so increasingly confident, overtook many on the way down. Dropped onthe Maurienne flat stretch into the headwind, meant I struggled to Telegraph where there were hundreds of Dutch campers feeding their teams and loved ones. Having Done Telegraph/Galibier the previous week, I knew what was coming, but it still hurt and still surprisingly long. 10 mins on Galibier, taking in view, air, food, water, rest, and donning jacket started descent. Lost a pack at the long tunnel and had to do much on my own or with one other, and again found this trying into a headwind. Warming up ominously for AD, stopped at the ravito at the bottom, gulped a dozen orange segments, salamis, etc, and set off. Carnage, as last years Etape-and the bulk of the people hadn't arrived, overtaking people in dribs and drabs now, and only being overtaken by a few, temp rose to 42C, I perform comparitively well in the heat, though started to get really painful "hotfoot". By bend 5 I'd just about had it, and was overtaken by Joe who'd started30 mins later-"never again", and various 4 letter words was all I could say and he wasn't much better. Roger was waiting on bend 3 by the photographer and escorted me to the finish-I was absolutely all in, and panting away, unable to keep up with him. Star man, he'd brought some recovery drink, in a litre of milk, which i shared with Joe, and started to feel right immediately. Went for a beer at the cafe at Villard Reculas, and watched the Prologue in London, with a (subsequently misguided) feeling of optimism. Dinner in French with Joe and some of his friends topped off a perfect day, slept fantastically, and woke at 8, in time to get to Bourg for the AD time trial. NO WAY! Writing nearly 8 weeks after, I'm ready to do it again.
    Other centuries this month included, La Vaujany Sportif, and L'Etape du Tour-four ascents of AD in total too

    Sunday 4th August (C32) 100 miles. Iron Mountain Classic Total time 5 hours 29mins (including stops. Bike: Litespeed Classic

    Don't really know where this one went, training for Paris Brest Paris later in the month.

    Start was very fast and it would have been good to have got in the leading group with the London Dynamos et al, but waited for Dom.
    Well signposted and marshalled, it was lovely to be waved onto the roundabouts at the finish, by the police and to see how much support there was for cycling in Abegavenny. Also did one other Century, the weekend prior to PBP

    Sunday 23rd September (C33)186.8 km (110.0 miles) Devon Rural...Total time 10 hours 7mins (including stops. Bike: 853 steel in Audax mode

    Lift to Cadover Bridge, Dousland, Horrabridge, Peter Tavy, Lamerton, Kelly, Lifton, Broadwoodwidger, Halwill, Black Torrington, Stibb Cross, Tarka Trail to Meeth/Hatherleigh, Jacobstowe, Granite Way-Okehampton/ Lyford/Tavistock, and Plym Valley to Saltram, Yealmpton Lovely weather, warm afternoon

    Friday 19th October (C34) 100m Exmoor Delight.....Total time 9 hours 20mins (including stops. Bike: 853 steel in Audax mode

    Tiverton, Dulverton, Exford, Dunkery Beacon, Porlock and it's HIll, Lynton (and it's hill) Valley of the Rocks, Toll Road past Woody Bay, Blackwood Corner on A39, Challacombe, Span Head, Sandy Way, Molland, Dulverton, Tiverton (95m so couple or miles up and down the road to get to exactly 100m)

    Perfect autumnal day, very crisp morning and out in full tights and airblock jacket for the first time this year. Nice ride up the Exe valley, even nicer leaving Dulverton on B3223, to Exford. 1st visit to Porlock, Hill not that bad. Lovely ride along the top to Lynmouth and cautious descent of Countisbury Hill (faster next time), lovely views of the coast back up the hill. Grunt up to Lynton, goats at Valley of the Rocks where I should have stopped for picnic, but now conscious of time. Toll Road was delightful through the woods, and so to Challacombe on B3358. The object here was to go up to Span Head a long planned excursion from Sandy Way X on the other side. R over ford at Challacombe saw a climb and sharp L onto a gated (public) road, and to a badly signed X where L (sp Simonsbath) to Span Head-really worth the effort as now on the top of Exmoor all the way back to Dulverton, via the X at Twitchen, Sandy Way, Molland etc)
    A rising Easterly made this more difficult and cold, compensated by a gorgeous sunset. BUT the penalty of starting so late was to ride the remaining 12 miles into Tiverton in the dark. I had lights or so I thought. The main spot light died after 10 mins, leaving me only a "Backupz" on the front and a failing flasher on the rear. The rear facing backupz in my helmet was the best light! I was repeatedly blinded by cars coming the other way, not helped by not dipping their lights as presumably I was all but invisible even wearing yellow and with the front backups on the bars. Luckily I seemed to be visible from the rear. I was pleased to get back to the car, made a note that I must check batteries more thoroughly before setting off on a trip like that
    I observe that my system must be getting used to this sort of treatment. Having had the usual huge bowl of muesli, I took a couple of gels, a couple of French "pate de fruits" and a bottle of own make energy drink, replenished using powder stored in a tube. No other sustenance, and not that hungry at the finish. (Own make drink is 80/20 maltodextrine/dextrose with a pinch of Lo Salt or a Isostar tab)

    Tuesday 27th November(C35) 100m Exmoor Round... ... Wellington
    Total time 8hours 10mins (including stops. Bike: 853 steel in Audax mode

    Poole Nynehead, Milverton, Wiveliscombe, Upton, Withiel Hill, Weddon X, Winsford,Exford, ? Point (steep) A 39 W of Porlock, Countisbury, Lynmouth, Simonsbath via TOB climb, Kinsford Hill, Sandy Way, Molland, Dulverton, Brushford, Shillingford, Waterrow, Wiveliscombe, Milverton Poole-Bikely gives 97m but my odometer gave exactly 100.00, and I'm not going back

    Grey old day, with muddy roads, OK to Wiveliscombe, and got slightly off intended route towards Clatworthy, so went to Upton instead. Nice through those lanes and on big road towards Brendon, and Withiel Hill and so to Wheddon X where I would have stopped for a coffee had anything been open. Down to near Exton, and on lovely roads to Winsford and so to Exford, though going slightly L at one point would have resulted in an easier entry to Exford. Very steep out of Edgcott, but stunning riding thereafter. Lovely ride along the top to Lynmouth and cautious descent of Countisbury Hill (faster than last time but still wary esp in the greasy conditions.... next time), the TOB climb is really nice, and up some more to Kinsford Hill, and thence onto well known gorund, via the X at Twitchen, Sandy Way, Molland etc) Easy through the lanes back to Poole to collect the car
    Lynmouth was deserted and tired touristy, so stopped for a quick cheese baguette, and bought several Snickers. This and a couple of bottles of energy drink were all I had all day-except for the one caffeinated gel I enjoyed on the A39

    Friday 7th December(C36) Plymouth-Taunton.........
    99.5m, Train to Plymouth and 7m home.
    Total time 8hours 20mins for the 1st 99.5m(including stops. Bike: Carpe Diem in Audax mode. I was going to try to do a lot of offroad(Plym Valley, Jobbers Track, Tiverton Canals etc) on this ride, using cross tyres, but there had been so much rain, changed my mind-and wheels

    Yealmpton, Smithaleigh, Cornwood, Meavy, Burrator, Princetown, Moretonhamsptead, Dunsford, Exeter. Tiverton, Bampton, Shillingford, Waterrow, Wiveliscombe, Milverton Taunton.

    Left before 8am, and was soaked within 30 mins in spite of waiting in a busstop at Wotter, soaked again after Princetown. The promised Westerly was in fact a Northerly, and of no help, until later on. Great all day breakfast at Bawley's Cafe at Bampton after 76m for lunch, where met a cyclist who'd ridden 700m of canals in France in the summer, and an agricultural worker. Great last 20m to Taunton, with a brisk following wind giving a boost to end of the last century of the year. Train to Plymouth, and finished the ride to Yealmpton.
    “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best..." Ernest Hemingway
  • 6/1/2007 Tamworth to Measham, then South east to Southam, South West to Stow on the Wold, north to Stratford on Avon, North back to Tamworth. 212 km's time immaterial but slow, head wind and driving rain made it a character building day.

    3/2/2007 The Marlborough Connection (C45) Starting from Woodstock going S down to Hungerford over Hackpen hill, then W to Marlborough and NW to Wotton Basett, then on to Lechlade and back. Even two visitations did not spoil a perfect day out, just put me even further at the back.

    17/3/2007 The Wiltshire White Horses (C46) Starting from Down Ampney South and up the Broad Town hill then west to Calne. Then it was south and east to Pewsey then south and over the plain to Amesbury. From there it was West into the wind to the Lavingtons, then a loop round and back to Calne for the last stop before the final leg via Wotton Basset and Ashton Kaynes. All in all a very good day but the leg into the wind robbed me of most of the spare time I had built up.

    1/4/2007 The Ironbridge 200 (C47)Starting from Holmes Chapel there is a breif trip north and east to an info control and then it is south to Market Drayton and on south through Lillishall to Iron Bridge. Then the route goes North to Wroxeter and the roman ruins and again north through Wem to Prees Heathand the last control before heading NE back to the start. The fantastic lanes more than made up for the greater than normal amount of A roads (they were fairly quiet. We were witness to an accident just before Wem and this robbed us of 15 - 20 mins, but we were still back in the daylight.
  • jan_connettjan_connett Posts: 579
    edited December 2007
    14 Jan 2007:(C37)104.3 miles: Bristol - Chipping Sodbury - Tetbury - Malmesbury - Lyneham - Calne - Devizes - Trowbridge - Frome - Norton Radstock - Farrington Gurney - Pensford - Bristol. Ride time 7hrs 40. Mild, mostly dry day with a bit of wind from the southwest. Great start to the year!

    26 February 2007:(c38) 104.7 miles: Bristol - Bath - Chippenham - Calne - Marlborough - Newbury - Reading - lost the A4 in the dark and the rush hour traffic - Wokingham - back to Twyford - Maidenhead - Slough. Train back , then 3 miles home. 7hrs 10 total time to 100 miles.

    25 March 2007: (c39) 125.15 miles, plus 3 miles to the station: Bristol Parkway to Slough (train - should have been to use up the second half of last month's return - except I bl**dy lost it) - Stoke Poges - Burnham Beeches - Bourne End - Cookham Rise - Cookham Dean - Temple - Henley-on-Thames - Wallingford - Oxford - Cirencester - Chipping Sodbury - Bristol. 7hrs 10 total time to 100 miles. Really nice ride, but needed lots of map-reading at the beginning, so was pleased to have managed a reasonable ride time.

    9 April 2007: (c40)144 miles. Bl88dy knackered. I didn't mean to do this: thought I was maybe doing 110. So... Bristol - Bath - Warminster - backroad along the Wylye valley to Wilton - Salisbury - Stockbridge - Andover - Devizes - Chippenham - Castle Combe - Chipping Sodbury - Bristol. 7 hrs 29 ride time to 100 miles; 11hrs 30 total time at end of ride. Some really pretty parts, but the ride back over Salisbury Plain was interminable! Good dry day with some sunshine and just a westerly breeze.

    12 May 2007: (c41)103 miles, plus 3 each way to the station. (Train to Worcester) then Worcester - Stourbridge - Ru88ell and the wonderful Stourbug ladies' ride to Stratford - Evesham - Cheltenham - Gloucester. Fabulous day in spite of the mixed weather. Ru88ell and the Sourbugs ladies are an inspiration! No rides times: I set off at 5.15am - got back at 9.30pm

    2 June 2007: (c42) 124.5 miles, plus 3 miles back from the station. Elapsed time 11 hours 45! Average speed 14.7 Bristol - Acton Turville - Malmesbury - Swindon - Wanborough - Roger Zilla's amazing tour of Wiltshire, Hampshire and Berkshire's finest eating establishments - as far as Greenham Common and back to Swindon. Train home. Weather forecast had been hideous but it turned out to be a fabulous day.

    28 July 2007: (c43) 112 miles, plus 3 miles back from station. Time to 100 miles 7 hours 15. Would have been ontrack for quite afast on (for me) but stupidly bonked at about 97 miles, so had to find somewhere to stop and eat, then took a good 10 miles to recover. Bristol - Bath - Chippenham - Silbury Hill - Avebury - Marlborough - Hungerford - Newbury - Basingstoke - Farnham - Guildford. Train back to Bristol.

    24 August 2007: (c44) 130 miles, plus 84 the next day and 3 home from the station. Bristol - Monmouth - Hay-on-Wye - Rhayader - Buith Wells - Aberystwyth. Next day: Aberystwyth - Aberaeron - Llandysul - Carmarthen - Swansea. Fabulous ride, great help from Tourist Info at Monmouth who booked my B&B and got directions faxed to Hay-on-Wye for me to collect. Very impressed!

    2 September 2007: (c45) 100.30 miles: real knife-and-forker though, so will try to go out again later in the month. Bristol A38 - Axbridge - Bridgewater - Taunton - Wellington - Appledore B3391 - Uffculme 'Fibre Fest' Country Fair - Wellington - Taunton. Train back to Templemeads - home - not allowed into house until I rode twice round the village to make up last 5 miles.

    21 October 2007: (c46) 101.55 miles: glorious day, starting out at just +1 degree C, but sunshine for the whole time I was out. Very little wind. Bristol - Gloucester - Cheltenham - Northleach - Bibury - Cirencester - Tetbury - Chipping Sodbury - Bristol.

    26 November 2007: (c47) 111.45 miles: great ride, although weather was drizzly to start with and stayed grey all day. Met up with a friend in Marlborough which made all the difference. Bristol - Westonbirt - Tetbury - Cirencester - Swindon - Marlborough - Chippenham - Bath - Bristol.

    26 December 2007: (c48) 106.29: yes, Boxing Day so felt very smug as everyone passed me in their cars on the way to the sales. Slow ride (been fighting off a cold all week) but mild and dry so quite pleasant. Bristol - Bath - Warminster - Deptford - STONEHENGE - Amesbury - Devizes - Melksham - Bath - Bristol.
  • daedae Posts: 77
    14/01/07 161.35km in 6:03 Mk / Wing / Kingston Blount / Turville / Christmas common / Weston Turville.
    A dry sunny day with a cold wind, first 60k into the wind on the flat then started climbing in the chilterns.
    18/02/07 161.34km in 5:50 MK / Whipsnade / The Cronk / Aston Hill / Toms Hill.
    A calm, overcast, cold day.
    11/03/07 161.97km in 5:45 Mk / Brill / Whiteleaf / Dunsmore / Aldbury / Toms Hill / Ivinghoe / MK.
  • BiljaspBiljasp Posts: 53
    edited July 2007
    17th Jan 100.3m in 6h48m

    Pollington, Goole, Amcotts, Gunness, Walcott, Humber Bridge, Swanland, Newbald, Sancton, Harswell, Howden, Airmyn, Pollington

    3rd Feb 100.03m in 6h00m

    pollington, Womersley, Cridling Stubs, Ulleskelf, Tadcaster, Boston Spa, Wetherby, Harrogate and return (with a couple of laps round the block to get the distance)

    23rd Mar 100.8m in 5h50m

    Pollington, Howden, Pocklington, Nunburnholme, Market Weighton, South Cave, Faxfleet, Laxton, Goole, Sykehouse, Womersley, Balne, Pollington

    22nd Apr 101m in 5h45m

    Pollington, Pontefract, Crofton, Crigglestone, Emely Moor, Holmfirth, Holme Moss, Woodhead Pass, Penistone, Silkstone, Royston, Pontefract, Pollington

    13th May 112m in 6h56m

    The Fred Whitton Challenge - All 6 passes in the Lake District

    10th June 115m in 8h 01m

    The White Rose Classic - Sportive in the Yorkshire Dales

    16th July 120m 12h 01m

    Coniston, Ambleside, Kirkstone Pass, Keswick, Honister Pass, Newlands pass, Whinlatter pass, Egremont, Hardknott pass, Wrynose Pass, Coniston

  • MartinJMartinJ Posts: 104
    13 January: 110 miles at 16.2mph in 6hours 44min, 5280ft ascent

    Nottingham, Long Clawson, Waltham on the Wolds, Rutland Water South Shore, Tilton on the Hill, Whissendine, Belvoir, Nottingham

    Very Windy day!

    3 February: 127 miles at 16.8mph in 7hours 36mins (8h 05) 5160ft ascent

    Malborough Connection 200k audax:
    Woodstock, Lambourn, Hungerford, Malborough,Wootton Bassett, Cirencester, Lechlade, Charlbury, Woodstock.

    Very cold sunny very light wind- a perfect winter day!

    10 March: 101 at 14.2mph in 7hours 5 mins 8200ft ascent

    Cromford, Crich, Fox House, Hathersage, Ladybower, Stanage, Ringinglow, Hathersage, Abney, Hope, Edale, Mam Nick, Perry Dale, Millers Dale, Monsal Head, Kirk Dale, Monyash, Newhaven, Cromford.

    Clear, windy, lots of hills!

    1 April: 108 miles at 14.8 in 7hours 18min 10060ft ascent.

    Hope, Strines, Langsett, Holmfirth, Holme Moss, Glossop, Snake Pass, Stanage Edge, Ringinglow, Hathersage, Edale, Mam Nick, Perry Dale, Wormhill, Tideswell, Cressbrook, Mansal Head, Calver, Hathersage, Hope

    Strong NE wind - sunny.

    5 May: 103 miles at 18.7mph in 5hours 30min, 3300ft ascent

    Nottingham, Long Clawson, Waltham on the Wolds, Rutland Water South Shore, Waltham on the Wolds, Burton on the Wolds, Hoton, Upper Broughton, Nottingham
  • Rob SallnowRob Sallnow Posts: 6,279
    edited December 2007
    Sat 20th Jan (C37/48 ) 101.3miles Plymouth-Plym Bridge-Clearbrook-Yelverton-50 miles of circuits of Burrator Reservoir-Yelverton-Estover-Plympton-Ivybridge-Ermington-Yealmpton-Prince Rock

    Without a doubt the naffest century I have ever ridden[:I]

    Sat 3 Feb (C38/49) 101.6miles Plymouth-Torpoint-Liskeard-Bodmin-Camel Trail to Padstow and back to Bodmin-Liskeard-Torpoint-Plymouth

    Gorgeous sunshine and my bike didn't get covered in Camel Trail censored like it does in summer!!![:)]

    Sat 3 Mar (C39/50) 106.8miles Plymouth-Chudleigh Knighton-Teign Valley-Longdown-Exeter-Crediton-Bow-Whiddon Down-Bovey Tracey-Plymouth

    A lot more like it weatherwise. No showers encountered. My Jan Ulrich style chunkiness did effect my legs for the last 15 miles though[:I]

    Wed 4 Apr (C40/51) 117.4miles Exeter-Barnstaple-Tarka Trail to Meeth-Okehampton-Granite Trail-Tavistock-Yelverton-Goodameavy.

    My birthday century and my legs' first sight of the sun this year. Pity the Puffing Billy was shut 'today only' so couldn't have a celebratory pint.

    Sat 5 May C41/52) 130.4miles Plymouth-Exeter-Taunton-Glastonbury-Wells-Shepton Mallet-Frome-Westbury and train home.

    Sat 2 Jun (C42/53) 133.5miles Plymouth-Exeter-Taunton-Glastonbury-Wells-Shepton Mallet-Frome-Westbury and train home.

    Thought the weather was going to be censored but turned out nice. First time I've stopped at Wells's not quite Salisbury but not bad.

    Sat 7 Jul (C43/54) 119.4miles Exeter-Barnstaple-Tarka Trail to Meeth-Okehampton-Granite Trail-Tavistock-Yelverton-Goodameavy-Home

    Up until Friday morning I thought I was off to London to see the Tour, but after hearing the weather was finally going to be nice after 3 weeks I decided to do this instead. Lovely evening light from Okehampton onwards.

    Sat 4 Aug (C44/55) 131.0miles Plymouth BR-GillinghamBR BR,Shaftesbury,Blandford Forum,Wareham,Studland,Bournemouth,Lyndhurst,Hamptworth,Downton,Salisbury,Wylye,Sutton Veny,Westbury BR-Plymouth BR

    Best ride of the year so far.

    Sat 1 Sep (C45/56) 106.2 miles Plymouth BR-Redhill BR,Oxted,Leigh,Tonbridge,Brenchley,Goudhurst,Hawkhurst,Sandhurst,Bodiam,Hurst Green,Wadhurst,Tunbridge Wells,Lingfield,Godstone,Redhill BR-Pllymouth BR

    At last!!! My first ride around Kent and East Sussex for 10 years!! :D Lots of old haunts revisited plus a section between Tonbridge and Goudhurts inspired by Le Tour.

    Sat 6 Oct (C46/57) 105.2 miles Plymouth BR-Redhill BR,Oxted,Leigh,Tonbridge,East Farleigh,Maidstone,Boxley,Wigmore,Chatham,Rochester,Building Site,Meopham,Sevenoaks,Redhill BR-Plymouth BR

    Another trip down memory lane.

    Sat 3 Nov (C47/58 ) 102.8 milesMarley Head,Dartington,Staverton,Denbury,N Abbot,Gappah,Teign Valley,Steps Bridge,Moretonhampstead,Whiddon Down,Okehampton,Granite Way,Tavistock,Yelverton,Forder Valley,Plympton

    Sat 12 Dec (C48/59) 102.0 miles Plymouth,Bovey Tracey,Mortenhampstead,Whiddon Down,Okehampton,Launceston,Tavistock,Yelverton,Plymouth

    One of those days where you start off with no idea where you are going to go but you know you have to do a century!! A382 open again after three weeks of being 'closed' for I ended up doing an old favourite.

    I'd rather walk than use Shimano.
    Only thirty shopping days until another Scottoiler thread!!
    I'd rather walk than use Shimano
  • ASC1951ASC1951 Posts: 992
    edited December 2007
    Sunday 21 January (C25)
    100.4 miles and 3744' ascent. 6 hours 56.

    Leeds, Wetherby, York, Howden, Boothferry Bridge, Snaith, Hillam, Sherburn in Elmet, Tadcaster, Bramham, East Rigton, Leeds.

    Cold, windy and I was lucky to get away with two hailstorms. Good to get another year on the board, though.

    Saturday 3 February (C26)
    100.5 miles and 4570'. 6 hours 40 ride time.

    Leeds, Harrogate, Ripon, Bedale, Northallerton, Thirsk, Aldwark Bridge, Rudgate, Wetherby, Leeds.

    Perfect day - still, sunny and crisp. Spoiled only by the first puncture for months.

    Wednesday 28 March (C27)
    113.5 miles and estimated 9000' ascent.

    Alghero (Sardinia), Olmedo, Sassari, coast to Castelsardo, Sendini, Martis, Florinas, Ossi, Uri, Alghero.

    Second half hilly, wet and very cold. Grim.

    Friday 6 April (C28)
    101.2 miles and 7430' ascent.

    Leeds, Harrogate, Ripon, Masham, West Burton, Bishopdale, Kettlewell, Burnsall, Bolton Abbey, Beamsley, Denton, Otley, Leeds.

    Good ride on a pleasant spring day.

    Wednesday 2 May (C29)
    102 miles and 4570' ascent.

    Leeds, Wetherby, Aldwark Bridge, Thirsk, Northallerton, Bedale, Ripon, Harrogate, Leeds.

    Unseasonably warm and sunny. First 2007 outing on the fixed wheel.

    Saturday 9 June (C30)
    100.2 miles and 5600' ascent.

    Leeds, Wetherby, Rudgate, Aldwark Bridge, Thirsk, Masham, Kirby Malzeard, Pateley Moor, Ripley, Harrogate, Leeds.

    A very stately 7 hours. One banana and a growler isn't enough.

    Saturday 7 July (C31)
    101.5 miles and 3745' ascent.

    Leeds, Wetherby, York, Howden, Boothferry Bridge, Snaith, Hillam, Sherburn in Elmet, Tadcaster, Bramham, Thorner, Leeds.

    Good to get out again after a the last two weeks' deluges. Part of the flatlands still under water.

    Thursday 9 August (C32)
    150 miles and 7400' ascent

    Lombardy - Colle de San Zeno, Iseo, Rovato, Ospitaletto, Brescia, Rezzate, Val Chiese, Nozze, Lodrino, Brozze, San Colombano

    Sunday 9 September (C33)
    100 miles and 4600' ascent.

    Leeds, Ripon, Bedale, Thirsk, Wetherby.

    Saturday 6 October (C34)
    123 miles and 8130' ascent.

    Leeds, Ripon, Masham, Hawes, Ribblehead, Settle, A65, Adel

    Saturday 5 November (C35)
    107.6 miles and 4025' ascent.

    Wetherby, York, Howden, Snaith, Knottingley, Castleford, Glasshoughton, Towton, Bramham, Thorner.

    Ridiculously warm for the month.

    Friday 7 December (C36)
    104.2 miles and estimated 5000' ascent.

    Costa Blanca. Gran Alacant, Alicante, La Alcoroya, Aspe, Hondon de las Nieves, Barbaroya, Albanilla, Orihuela, Guadamar, Santa Pola.

    Cracking ride through the hills and orange groves. A great finish to the year.
  • Sat 27 Jan.

    101.4 miles. 6h.49m (7h.45-ish).

    Kinross, around Loch Leven,Kelty,Dollar,Glen Eagles, Dalginross,Crieff,Kinkell Bridge,Findo Gask,Dunning,Bridge of Earn,Glenfarg, Kinross(Gallow Hill).

    The number of guitars you need = the number you own plus one.
    The same goes for bikes - and bottles of single malt.
  • cacbynamecacbyname Posts: 285
    Sunday 28th Jan. 104.3 miles 6h 41min ride time, 15.73mph moving average. Didsbury, Knutsford, Northwich, Tattenhall, Nantwich, Middlewich, Wimslow, Didsbury.

    Sunday 25th Feb. 133.8 miles 7h 59 min ride time, 16.7 moving average. Didsbury, Alderley Edge, Holmes Chapel, Woore, Newport, Audlem, Acton, Middlewich, Wilmslow, Cheadle, Didsbury.

    Sunday 18th March. 128.2 miles 8h 29min ride time. Chirk 200km Audax.

    Sunday 29th April 103.9 miles. 5h 40min ride time. Flat route in Cheshire, Middlewich, Nantwich etc

    Saturday 26th May 114 miles. 7 hour 40min ride time, 14.2mph moving average 3389m climbing. Didsbury, Poynton, Pott Shrigley, Flash, Longnor, Hartingdon, Waterhouses, Calton, Thorpe, Newhaven, Monyash, Earl Sterndale, Lamaload, Kettleshulme, Poynton, Styal, Didsbury.
  • JokullJokull Posts: 248
    Sunday 28th January (C25)
    207.9 km (129.1 miles) in 10 hrs 41 minutes (including stops)
    Nottingham-Arnold-Lambley-Lowdham-Bingham-Harby-Waltham on the Wolds-Buckminster-Corby Glen-Old Somerby-Ancaster-Cranwell-Bloxholm-Digby-Metheringham-Lincoln-Brant Broughton-Brandon-Hougham-Long Bennington-Bottesford-Harby-Bingham-Lowdham-Gedling-Nottingham

    Sunday 18th February (C26)
    225.3 km (140.3 miles) in 10 hours 20 minutes (including stops)
    Nottingham-Arnold-Lambley-Lowdham-Bingham-Harby-Waltham on the Wolds-Buckminster-Corby Glen-Old Somerby-Ancaster-Cranwell-Bloxholm-Digby-Metheringham-Lincoln-Waddington-Harmston-Coleby-Boothby Graffoe-Brant Broughton-Brandon-Hougham-Long Bennington-Bottesford-Belvoir-Eastwell-Harby-Bingham-Lowdham-Gedling-Nottingham

    Sunday 25th March (C27)
    213.6 km (132.6 miles) in 8 hours 34 minutes (including stops)
    Wettenhall-Middlewich-Knutsford-The Cheshire Cat Cyclosportive-Knutsford-Middlewich-Wettenhall

    Saturday 7th April (C28)
    256.0 km (159.0 miles) in 10 hours 30 minutes (including stops)
    de Ronde van Vlaanderen voor Wielertoeristen

    Sunday 13th May (C29)
    162.7 km (101 miles) in 6 hours 47 minutes (including stops)
    The Dartmoor Classic Cyclosportive

    Sunday 10th June (C30)186.75 km (116.0 miles) in 8 hours 27 (including stops)
    The White Rose Classic Cyclosportive
  • Sunday 28 January
    205 km (128 miles) 10hrs 55mins total

    Cheadle - Hatchmere - Ellesmere - Prees Heath - Audlem - Haslington - Henbury - Cheadle

    Saturday 3 February
    176 km (110 miles) 7hrs 55 mins total

    Emley - Denby Dale - Barnsley - Doncaster - Haxey - Crowle - Goole - Knottingley - Pontefract - Wakefield - Emley

    Saturday 17 March
    228 km (142.5 miles) 11hrs 50 mins total

    Woolley Edge - Pontefract - Ferrybridge - Howden - North Cave - Humber Bridge - Burton Upon Stather - Askern - Pontefract - Woolley Edge

    Saturday 14 April
    213 km (133 miles) 11hrs 30 mins total

    Dumfries - New Galloway - Newton Stewart - Glentrool Forest - Dalmellington - Carsphain - Moniaive - Dumfries

    Saturday 5 May
    420 km (262 miles) 19hrs 50 mins total

    Poynton - Market Drayton - Bridges - Newtown - Ford - Cannock - Market Drayton - Whitchurch - Middlewich - Wilmslow - Poynton
  • Mr PMr P Posts: 548
    edited October 2007
    January 30th
    7hrs 25m
    Specialized Tricross
    Egham, Windsor, Windsor triathlon cycle route, Chobham, Chertsey, Shepperton, Sunbury, Teddington, Kingston, Brentford, Isleworth, Hampton, Sunbury, Chertsey, Staines, Egham

    February 27th
    7hrs 43m
    Specialized Tricross
    Egham,Eton,Burnham,High Wycombe,Speen,Amersham,Denham,Hillingdon,Brentford,Richmond Park,Sunbury,Chertsey,Egham
    Very, Very wet!

    March 24th
    7hrs 38m
    Specialized Tricross
    Egham, Windsor Great Park, Twyford, Henley, Bracknell, Windsor, Staines,Brentford, Egham

    April 19th

    6hrs 45m
    EPX Reef Racing
    Egham, Windsor, Winkfield, Binfield, Bracknell, Ascot, Sunningdale, Staines, Brentford, Richmond, Hounslow, Staines, Egham

    May 31st
    6h 21m
    EPX Reef Racing
    Egham, Woking, Guildford, Dorking, Reigate, Redhill, Godstone, Croydon, Mitcham, Wimbledon, Richmond, Brentford, Hounslow, Staines, Egham

    June 28th

    6h 7m
    EPX Reef Racing
    Egham, Datchet, Windsor, Maidens Green, Sunningdale, Windsor, Binfield, Bracknell, Crowthorne, Camberley, Staines, Sunbury, Hampton, Kingston, Brentford, Twickenham, Kingston, Shepperton, Chertsey, Egham

    July 18th
    5h 54m
    EPX Reef Racing
    Egham,Datchet, Windsor, Maidens Green, Reading, Maidenhead, Slough, Heathrow, Brentford, Twickenham, Teddington, Shepperton, Chertsey, Staines, Egham

    August 26th
    6h 34m
    EPX Reef Racing
    Bristol, Bath, Chippenham, Marlborough, Newbury, Reading, Theale, Arborfield, Chobham.

    September 30th
    6h 31m
    EPX Reef Racing
    Egham, Colnbrook, Windsor, Bourne End, Marlow, Maidenhead, Ascot, Bagshot, Windlesham, Egham, Heathrow, Brentford, Staines, Wraysbury, Datchet, Egham
  • ian_oliian_oli Posts: 763
    7th Jan
    Poor Student, 204km Audax - Oxford, Malmesbury Chipping Campden - Oxford. Strong headwind to Malmesbury and long stretch in rain in the dark. Bit in the middle nice, though
    3rd Feb
    Marlborough Connection, 205K Audax - Woodstock - Hungerford - Wootton Bassett - Lechlade - Woodstock. Perfect day for cycling.
    3rd Mar
    Denmead Winter Randonn�e, 207K Audax (the Audax was 202, I "diverted") Fort Purbrook, nr Romsey, Beaulieu, Bucklers Hard, Lymington and then a return route that was somewhat similar.
    8th April
    Ruislip 307Km Audax. Cold start from Ruislip across the Chilterns to Aston Hill, then Woburn, Biggleswade, Offord, Thurleigh, along the river Ouse to Stony Stratford (a lovely stretch that I didnt know at all) Wilmslow, Thame and along the A40 back to Ruislip. Two punctures and many thanks to the Dulwich Paragon three for waiting/helping on the second one! My furthest ever ride in day and apart from a wobbly bit at 190km due to not drinking enough, felt pretty good.
    5/6 May
    Severn Across 400K Audax. Chalfont St Peters - Woodstock - Tewkesbury - Chepstow - Membury - Chalfont St Peters. Pretty good conditions for such a ride. Walked two hills and got round, got a new lease of life around 340k, though by the end I was pretty well done for.
    9/10 Jun
    Cambrian 600K Audax. Stockport, Builth Wells, Aberystwyth, Transport Caff near Wolverhampton,Whitchurch, Stockport. My second go at 600k as a bike problem made me pack on the first attempt. Hard bit across Wales, sandwiched by an easy start and end.
    1 Jul
    British Cyclosportive. Greenwich- Canterbury via 4th cat climbs 120 miles. Did it in 7hr 13min - faster than expected. Exhilarating run down to Canterbury.
    5 Aug
    228km Marina Di Grosseto-Massa Maritima- Casole D'Elsa -Roccastrada-Marina Di Grosseto (Southern Tuscany). Hard ride - hot, hilly. Local microclimate meant headwind out and most of the way back - perfect as PBP training. (NB did PBP)
    30 Sep
    Acton-Denham-Maidenhead-Fairoaks Aerodrome (nr Chobham), Denham, convoluted route though NW London to Richmond Park (1 3/4 circuits) and home to make 100.9 miles.
    This was a club run+cycle ride to and from+20miles extra cycling. The cracking pace on the return leg of the club run left me struggling by the end of the ride.
    Golden Tints Audax. 205 K Henham-Coggeshall-Henham-Barkway- Henham - Helions Bumpstead - Henham. Nice ride, lovely weather, not too hilly. Decent food at Henham.
    212K ride. Rickmansworth - Abingdon - Chipping Norton - Bicester - Haddenham - Rickmansworth. Excelllent sunny day, light wind, good company.
    100 miles. Acton - Cobham - Plaistow -Steyning - Brighton - Crawley. A cracking ride, but, jeez, it was cold and had to walk a couple of short stretches due to the ice. Had planned to cycle back into London, but after dark it was a Hobson's choice between unlit main roads or unlit minor roads with ice on them, so took the train home.
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