Ride London 100 Results

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paul2718
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Ride London 100 Results

Postby paul2718 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 16:20 pm

Bike Radar have posted an alphabetic list of results. Obviously with a moments twiddling it becomes possible to turn that into a list sorted by time and collect some statistics.

So, quickest 4:03:24, slowest 10:36:01, total results 15053.

4:03:24 - 4:29:59, 454 riders
4:30:00 - 4:59:59, 1552 riders
5:00:00 - 5:29:59, 2508
5:30:00 - 5:59:59, 2689
6:00:00 - 6:29:59, 2434
6:30:00 - 6:59:59, 1863
7:00:00 - 7:29:59, 1421
7:30:00 - 7:59:59, 1050
8:00:00 - 8:29:59, 699
8:30:00 - 8:59:59, 266
9:00:00 - 9:29:59, 83
9:30:00 - 9:59:59, 14
10:00:00 - 10:36:01, 23

Quite an interesting distribution.

Errors obviously expected.

Paul

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Re: Ride London 100 Results

Postby Carbonator » Tue Aug 06, 2013 17:12 pm

Why is it an interesting distribution?
Think it shows its a fast 100 miles due to closed roads and terrain, but the spread seems to make sense.

Would like to know what time the person that took ten and a half hours started and whether or not they used chamois cream :lol:

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Re: Ride London 100 Results

Postby paul2718 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:27 am

Carbonator wrote:Why is it an interesting distribution?
Think it shows its a fast 100 miles due to closed roads and terrain, but the spread seems to make sense.

Because it shows where they could pack in greater numbers. If the course is the same and the flow through the pinch point at Leith can be managed by strategic batching of riders then why not start 25000?

I see that the time order list has been made public, I was a bit uncertain about doing that.

Paul

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Re: Ride London 100 Results

Postby martinperry » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:16 pm

Reading the Standard on friday, the organisers are aiming for 35000 starters by 2017
Think Im glad I got in on the first year!

Carbonator

Re: Ride London 100 Results

Postby Carbonator » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:31 pm

paul2718 wrote:
Carbonator wrote:Why is it an interesting distribution?
Think it shows its a fast 100 miles due to closed roads and terrain, but the spread seems to make sense.

Because it shows where they could pack in greater numbers. If the course is the same and the flow through the pinch point at Leith can be managed by strategic batching of riders then why not start 25000?

I see that the time order list has been made public, I was a bit uncertain about doing that.

Paul


So where would they pack in extra riders then?

Still do not see why its an 'interesting distribution', it's exactly as I would have expected.
Most riders would finish in one group (5:30-5:59 in this case), then numbers get smaller in each direction.

They are finish times, not start times. Without knowing when people started how does that help with Leith hill.
A sign saying 'Walkers Keep Left' and then pulling anyone off that did not adhere would be more use anyway lol
How about a single file lane with barriers for walkers. It would focus peoples minds and give them a clear choice.
If people have a go and then have to walk, they should have to go over to the right hand side of the barrier or be happy they will be disqualified.
Its nowhere near as steep, long or narrow as Ditchling Beacon on the L2B, and should be manageable so that people have more of a chance to cycle it if they are able

You would also have to 'lock down' peoples estimated finish times to have any hope of regulating things.
Would love to know how many people lied to get an earlier wave.

Am sure the organisers will learn a lot from all the stats they have and having one event under their belt, but do not see how those finish time groupings help on their own.

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Re: Ride London 100 Results

Postby paul2718 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:50 pm

If you don't find interesting then never mind.

Paul

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Re: Ride London 100 Results

Postby Carbonator » Wed Aug 07, 2013 13:28 pm

I did find it interesting (thanks for posting it ;-)), just nothing special about how it was spread out.

Did not mean to sound argumentative, just curious as to what you meant.

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Re: Ride London 100 Results

Postby paul2718 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 14:53 pm

It's not a surprising distribution, but it is interesting. The number finishing in less than 5 hours is about the same as the number finishing in more than 7:30. Very few were anywhere near the notional time limit.

It would be even more interesting to compare to a conventional sportive, to see how the rider capability spread compares.

Paul

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Re: Ride London 100 Results

Postby jnathanson » Wed Aug 07, 2013 15:55 pm

Paul, would you be able to upload an Excel file (or similar) with that list?! I'd love to be able to find my ranking.

If not, any direction as to how to go about it myself would be brill.

Thanks, interesting stats.

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Re: Ride London 100 Results

Postby oneof1982 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 16:09 pm

jnathanson wrote:Paul, would you be able to upload an Excel file (or similar) with that list?! I'd love to be able to find my ranking.

If not, any direction as to how to go about it myself would be brill.

Thanks, interesting stats.



See here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... Wa3c#gid=0

Edit: fixed link

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Re: Ride London 100 Results

Postby jnathanson » Wed Aug 07, 2013 17:14 pm

Nice one, thanks.

Finished 2554th with a time of 5hrs 9mins. Pretty chuffed - first sportive, first 100 miles and only really got into training consistently the past 3 months. Will definitely be entering the ballot for next year - need to break that 5 hour barrier!

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Re: Ride London 100 Results

Postby VO2min » Wed Aug 07, 2013 17:47 pm

Presumably now they have a lot better data about how fast people are (actual times v guesses) for 100 miles over that course they have a better chance of the first wave moving cleanly away from the second instead of overtaking/dropping back. I think there were roughly 300 people in each wave this year, so if the first 2 waves were for people who went under 4.30 and new entrants who have comparable times in the Etape Caledonia/Fred Whitton/etc. which can be worked out from people who have done both. Then continuing this down the results list.

That should allow them to reduce the time gap between waves from about 5 minutes down to 2 or 3 minutes at least for the sub 6 hour section. The waves of Charity/Boris riders at the back are probably harder to predict so would probably need the same gaps as this year.

DaveP1
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Re: Ride London 100 Results

Postby DaveP1 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 18:26 pm

jnathanson wrote:Nice one, thanks.

Finished 2554th with a time of 5hrs 9mins. Pretty chuffed - first sportive, first 100 miles and only really got into training consistently the past 3 months. Will definitely be entering the ballot for next year - need to break that 5 hour barrier!


Wow - I was 5281 with a time of 5 hrs 43; lots of of folks in that 34 minutes! And I want a sub 5 hr next year too!

I think the waves were 500 each weren't they, based on 20000 expected?

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Re: Ride London 100 Results

Postby fuzzdog » Wed Aug 07, 2013 23:28 pm

Great. This was what I had been looking for too.
I was about 5227 with 5.42 although I stopped to meet family halfway for ten mins. I was really chuffed too. I am 45 and haven't done any really serious cycling since my mid twenties. But trained as much as I could for the last 2-3 months.

I remember doing the first Sailsbury to Bath and back 20 odd years ago. there were ten thousand entrants. I was joint 13th with 5.45 mins. I was faster this time even with the stop. I never thought I would beat that time these days. But It really shows how much cycling has come on in the years between.
Thanks for the list. And well done or the weekend.
I want a sub 5 too :)

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Re: Ride London 100 Results

Postby DaveP1 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 20:32 pm

You must have been about a mile up the road from me Fuzzdog!

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Re: Ride London 100 Results

Postby fuzzdog » Thu Aug 08, 2013 21:37 pm

Yeah! I was thinking that but I guess it depends what time we both started. I was 7.52am in blue start S

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Re: Ride London 100 Results

Postby DaveP1 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:58 am

fuzzdog wrote:Yeah! I was thinking that but I guess it depends what time we both started. I was 7.52am in blue start S


I was 7.58, last wave to go. I think most of the waves I heard announced were going in 2 min intervals.

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Re: Ride London 100 Results

Postby fuzzdog » Wed Aug 14, 2013 21:00 pm

Ah... Okay.
Check out my videos. You might see yourself at some point :D

part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz8OH0r3e7Q
part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu3PkLrrih0

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Re: Ride London 100 Results

Postby DaveP1 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:45 am

Brilliant Fuzzdog, I could watch the videos over and over. Might not bother with my personalised one now!

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Re: Ride London 100 Results

Postby fuzzdog » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:47 pm

Thanks Dave. They are kind of hypnotic aren't they. I have watched them loads but I'm not sure they have the same appeal if you were not in the ride as my girlfriend will vouch.
Cheers


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