The 2020 Annual Lunacy Challenge

bluenotebob

Über Member
Location
France
Target distance 84km

Qualifying rides so far : 7

1. 3 July 2020, 125.69km: Home – Mauron – Loyat – Ploërmel – Malestroit – Questembert – Malestroit – Ploërmel – Loyat – Guilliers – Home
5. 29 July 2020, 110.77km: Mauron – Loyat – Ploërmel – Malestroit – Questembert (Bel Air) .. and return
6. 24 August 2020, 103.51km: Home – Pont Ruelland – Gaël – Loscouët-sur-Meu – l’Escaromel – Plumaugat – Lanrelas – St Launeuc – St Vran – Laurenan – Plémet – la Trinité Porhoët – Guilliers – Evriguet – St Brieuc-de-Mauron – Home
4. 18 July 2020, 96.70km: Home – Pont Ruelland – Gaël – St Onen-la-Chapelle – Boisgervilly – St Uniac – la Chapelle du Lou – Landujan – Médréac – le Crouais – St Méen-le-Grand – Illifaut – la Riaye – Brignac – St Brieuc-de-Mauron – Home
3. 16 July 2020, 95.68km: Home – Mauron – Loyat – Ploërmel – le Pont des Deux Rivières – Josselin – l’écluse de Griffet – les Forges – Mohon – Guilliers – Home
7. 4 September 2020, 94.67km: Home – Evriguet – la Croix de l’Iff – Mohon –les Forges – Cadoret – Josselin – le Pont des Deux Rivières – Ploërmel – Loyat – Mauron – Home
2. 11 July 2020, 87.22km: Home – Pont Ruelland – Gaël – St Onen-la-Chapelle – St Méen-le-Grand – Plumaugat – Broons – Lanrelas – Trémorel – Illifaut – la Ville Jallu – Kerminy – St Brieuc-de-Mauron – Home
 

Dogtrousers

Kilometre nibbler
Target distance 100km (with at least 1,500m)
Rides so far 7

Feb 2nd 161.5 km 2,517 m SE4, Toys Hill, Hollingbourne Hill, Birling Hill, Swanley
Jan 4th 170.2 km 2,235 m SE4, Ashdown Forest, Lingfield, Outwood, Hayes
2 Aug 120.1 km 2,133 m SE4, Downe, Ide Hill, Crowborough, Hadley Down, Crowborough, Hever, Toys Hill, Hogtrough, Hayes.
13th Jun 123.5 km 2,125 m All climbs up the N Downs ridge: Gangers, Tandridge, Chalkpit, Titsey, Clarkes, White La, Hogtrough, Brasted, Sundridge, Starhill
22nd Aug 117.1 km 2,048m. SE4, Crystal Palace, Westerham, Edenbridge, Kidd's Hill, Groombridge, Toy's Hill, Hogtrough, Hayes.
5th Sept. 104km 1995m. SE4, Crystal Palace, Saltbox Hill, Chart La , Toys Hill, Carter's Hill, Vigo Hill, Cotman's Ash, Eynsford.
11th Jul 101.2 km 1,720 m SE4, Crystal Palace, Succombs Hill, Toys Hill, SE4
 

lazybloke

Let's go sledding
Location
In a cemetery
Two done now, thanks to Stuaff"s round the coast ride for 2020.

Target distance was 60km.

2. 05/09/2030, 96 km : Fishbourne ~ Ventnor - Niton - Freshwater - Carisbrook - Fishbourne. Plus a few extra km getting home thanks to engineering works.
1. 29/08/2020, 61.37km : Home - Oakwood Hill - Home - with a few circuitous bits added to drive up the distance
 

lazybloke

Let's go sledding
Location
In a cemetery
Another one done; in date order:
1. 29/08/2020, 61.37km : Home - Oakwood Hill - Home - with a few circuitous bits added to drive up the distance
2. 05/09/2020, 96 km : Fishbourne ~ Ventnor - Niton - Freshwater - Carisbrook - Fishbourne. Plus a few extra km getting home thanks to engineering works.
3. 13/09/2020, 61.7km : A pre-dawn ride from Home - Clapham - Home
 

Tribansman

Senior Member
Target distance: 100 miles
Qualifying rides: 13 (completed)
All rides started from Letchworth Garden City

7th. 20 Jun - Summer solstice weekend double century to Stratford upon Avon,
201 miles, 8,855ft, 13:55, 14.5mph

10th. 1 Aug - Boudicca's Revenge 200 (perm) Audax and to and from start - Great Dunmow to Chatteris and back
159 miles, 6,528ft, 09:54, 16mph

13th. 13 Sept - Tour through the fens and North Norfolk (train home) - Huntingdon, King's Lynn, Attleborough
152 miles, 3,572ft, 09:09, 16.6mph

5th. 16 May - Tour de Bucks (and some off road trails in the Chilterns)
151 miles, 7,635ft, 09:56, 15.2mph

11th. 30 Aug - Herts 100 sportive (and to and from start) - Brookmans Park, Bishop's Stortford, Hatfield
128 miles, 7,598ft, 08:23, 15.3mph

1st. 22 Feb - Norwich century - 50mph+ winds - through Essex, Suffolk and swung up to Norwich
127.5 miles, 6,522ft, 07:54, 16.1mph

12th. 11 Sept - Herts, Cambs, Essex, to edge of Epping Forest
108.5 miles, 4,032ft, 06:55, 15.7mph

6th. 16 Jun - Veloviewer squarebagging century over to Buckinghamshire
107 miles, 4,809ft, 07:07, 15.1mph

3rd. 31 Mar - Lockdown century - 2x local loops around Shefford, Barton le Clay, Stevenage
104 miles, 4,321ft, 06:38, 15.7mph

2nd. 21 Mar - Two-loop century - over to Royston then around Milton Keynes
104 miles, 3,871ft, 06:35, 15.8mph

8th. 14 Jul - To the fens and back
102.5 miles, 3,179ft, 06:21, 16.1mph

9th. 18 Jul - Flat century to Alconbury, St Ives and back
102.5 miles, 3,196ft, 06:22, 16.1mph

4th. 25 Apr - 2nd Lockdown loop century up to Tempsford and back
102miles, 2,835ft, 06:10, 16.6mph
 
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bluenotebob

Über Member
Location
France
Target distance 84km

Qualifying rides so far : 8

1. 3 July 2020, 125.69km: Home – Mauron – Loyat – Ploërmel – Malestroit – Questembert – Malestroit – Ploërmel – Loyat – Guilliers – Home
5. 29 July 2020, 110.77km: Mauron – Loyat – Ploërmel – Malestroit – Questembert (Bel Air) .. and return
6. 24 August 2020, 103.51km: Home – Pont Ruelland – Gaël – Loscouët-sur-Meu – l’Escaromel – Plumaugat – Lanrelas – St Launeuc – St Vran – Laurenan – Plémet – la Trinité Porhoët – Guilliers – Evriguet – St Brieuc-de-Mauron – Home
4. 18 July 2020, 96.70km: Home – Pont Ruelland – Gaël – St Onen-la-Chapelle – Boisgervilly – St Uniac – la Chapelle du Lou – Landujan – Médréac – le Crouais – St Méen-le-Grand – Illifaut – la Riaye – Brignac – St Brieuc-de-Mauron – Home
3. 16 July 2020, 95.68km: Home – Mauron – Loyat – Ploërmel – le Pont des Deux Rivières – Josselin – l’écluse de Griffet – les Forges – Mohon – Guilliers – Home
7. 4 September 2020, 94.67km: Home – Evriguet – la Croix de l’Iff – Mohon –les Forges – Cadoret – Josselin – le Pont des Deux Rivières – Ploërmel – Loyat – Mauron – Home
8. 16 September 2020, 92.43km: Home – Pont Ruelland – Gaël – Loscouët-sur-Meu – l’Escaromel – Plumaugat – Broons – Eréac – St Launeuc – Trémorel – Illifaut – la Cotinaie – Brignac – St Brieuc-de-Mauron – Home
2. 11 July 2020, 87.22km: Home – Pont Ruelland – Gaël – St Onen-la-Chapelle – St Méen-le-Grand – Plumaugat – Broons – Lanrelas – Trémorel – Illifaut – la Ville Jallu – Kerminy – St Brieuc-de-Mauron – Home
 

Aravis

Here for the ride.
Location
Gloucester
Target distance: 200km
Qualifying rides: 9

5. Jan 22nd: Wiping my Glasses 201.39km. Gloucester - Evesham - Edgehill - Gayton - Broadway.
2. Feb 5th: Drift to the West 202.74km. Gloucester - Bromyard - Tenbury - Yarpole - Bosbury - - Castlemorton Common - Gloucester
8. Mar 6th: Cholesterol Catastrophe 200.97km. Gloucester - Around Bredon Hill - Taynton Loop - Leigh Sinton Loop - Gloucester
9. May 9th: Raising a Ripple 200.42km. Double interlocking loops around Bredon Hill.
3. May 20th: Day of Contrasts 201.70km. A lockdown-compliant three-cornered hat in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.
1. June 9th: Totally Gross 232.16km. A conventional circuit this time with no crossovers, but a couple of large "inlets".
7. July 2nd: The One with the Very Heavy Rain 201.30km. Venturing further to Worcester. Again a large inlet.
4. August 3rd: Skip's Century of Centuries 201.57km. Another artistic lockdown outing, same formula.
6. September 16th: Sand and Shingles 201.31km. Gloucester to Bridgwater, curly-wurly style
 

lazybloke

Let's go sledding
Location
In a cemetery
Squeezed in another one today.
4. 14/09/2020. 62 km : Home - Esher - Teddington - Twickenham - Richmond Park - Kingston - Esher - Home
And another:

5. 19/09/2030. 67.5 km : Home - Lower Ashstead - Epsom Downs - Coulsdon - Farthing Downs - Reigate - Dorking - Home
 

aferris2

Veteran
Location
Down under
Lunacy target distance 60 km
Qualifying rides so far: 10
1. 01 Jan 81.22 km. Strava. Camp, Warrnambool, Port Fairy, Camp. 325m.
10. 20 Sep 66.38 km. Strava The Hanningfields, Danbury, Boreham, Ingatestone, Billericay. 443m.
7. 01 Jul 64.79 km Strava. Broome, Goolarabooloo Millibinyarri, Cable Beach. 123m.
8. 15 Jul 62.64 km Strava. 3 times around Broome. 164m.
9. 20 Aug 61.36 km Part 1 Part 2. Round Rottnest island.
5. 27 Apr 61.27 km Strava. Camp, the knoll, Tinglewood road, North Walpole road, border to Great southern region, The Knoll, Camp. 709m.
3. 17 Feb 61.06 km Strava. Tidal River campground to park entrance and return. 812m
6. 17 Jun 60.95 km Strava. Round and round Carnarvan WA. 131m
4. 08 Mar 60.64 km Strava. Esperance, Eleven mile beach, Pink lake, Esperance. 422m.
2. 15 Jan 60.56 km Strava. Camp, Strahan, Macquarie Heads, Strahan, Camp. 265m.
 

steverob

Veteran
Location
Buckinghamshire
Target distance: 50 miles
Today's ride: 51.40 miles - https://www.strava.com/activities/4087687310 - Got bike back from a month at local bike shop, then did one lap of my standard 50km loop, then added on a second slightly more truncated version to make up the distance.
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Rides in order of distance so far this year:
1. 56.89 miles - 26th July - Undulating ride through the Chalfonts
2. 53.22 miles - 20th June - Some tailwind assisted TT efforts, rest was flat and easy
3. 52.54 miles - 11th July - Kingston Hill, first time to Marlow, back via Wycombe
4. 51.63 miles - 7th March - A rain threatened ride which never really amounted to anything
5. 51.40 miles - 20th September - 50km standard lap, then shortened lap after bike back from LBS
6. 50.08 miles - 2nd August - Bigger loop around town, followed by smaller loop
 
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Location
N Somerset
2020 Target 200km
Qualifying Rides: 6

1: Sat 11th Jan 225km 2353m GWR Chalke and Cheese Audax Home-Bristol-Warmley-Bath-Warminster-Boyton-Wilton-Broad Chalke-Shaftesbury-Gillingham-Bruton-Wells-Wedmore-Cheddar/Gorge-West Harptree-Pensford-Keynsham-Warmley
4: Sat 14th March 223km 2558m Efengy (Gospel Pass) Audax Home-Bristol-Aztec West-Old Severn Bridge-Caerleon-Usk-Crickhowell-Bwlch-Hay on Wye-Gospel Pass-Abergavenney-Raglan-Llangwym-Chepstow-Old Severn Bridge-Almondsbury
3: Sat 7th March 221km 3066m GWR Wells Mells and Broader Audax Home-Bristol-Whitchurch-Chew Magna-West Harptree-Wells-Bruton-Stourton-Wincanton-Sherborne-Yeovil-Batcombe-Sturminster Newton-Zeals-Kilmington-Radstock-Woollard-Whitchurch
5: Sun 21st Jun 204km 1983m North South Divide - don’t hustle me Home-Portway/Bristol-Hallen-Alveston-Berkeley-Stinchcombe-North Nibley-Wotton under Edge-Tytherington-Almondsbury-Clifton/Bristol-Failand-Long Ashton-Backwell-Brockley Combe-Wrington-Burrington Combe-Priddy-Westhay-Mark-Loxton-Winscombe-Yatton-Backwell-Home
6: Sat 19th Sept 202km 759km Boot Home-Nailsea-Kingston Seymour-Yatton-Sandford-Puxton-Sand Bay-WSM-Brent Knoll-Mark-Glastonbury-Westhay-Highbridge-Burnham on Sea-Brean-WSM-Puxton-Sandford-Yatton-Kingston Seymour-Backwell-Home
2: Sat 8th Feb 200km 1218m DIY 200k Audax B2B 2T Cheddar Glasto BoS WsM Home-Bristol-Warmley-Bath-Midford-Norton St Phillip-Kilmersdon-Chilcompton-Cheddar Gorge-Cheddar-Glastonbury-Highbridge-Burnham on Sea-Brean-Weston Super Mare-Congresbury-Kingston Seymour-Clevedon-Nailsea-Home
 

Dogtrousers

Kilometre nibbler
Target distance 100km (with at least 1,500m)
Rides so far 8

Rides in order of metres of ascent.
Feb 2nd 161.5 km 2,517 m SE4, Toys Hill, Hollingbourne Hill, Birling Hill, Swanley
Jan 4th 170.2 km 2,235 m SE4, Ashdown Forest, Lingfield, Outwood, Hayes
2 Aug 120.1 km 2,133 m SE4, Downe, Ide Hill, Crowborough, Hadley Down, Crowborough, Hever, Toys Hill, Hogtrough, Hayes.
13th Jun 123.5 km 2,125 m All climbs up the N Downs ridge: Gangers, Tandridge, Chalkpit, Titsey, Clarkes, White La, Hogtrough, Brasted, Sundridge, Starhill
22nd Aug 117.1 km 2,048m. SE4, Crystal Palace, Westerham, Edenbridge, Kidd's Hill, Groombridge, Toy's Hill, Hogtrough, Hayes.
5th Sept. 104km 1995m. SE4, Crystal Palace, Saltbox Hill, Chart La , Toys Hill, Carter's Hill, Vigo Hill, Cotman's Ash, Eynsford.
26 Sept. 100.7 km 1936m SE4, Crystal Palace, Saltbox Hill, Chart La, Toys Hill, Yorks Hilll, Crockham Hill, White Lane, SE4
11th Jul 101.2 km 1,720 m SE4, Crystal Palace, Succombs Hill, Toys Hill, SE4
 

steverob

Veteran
Location
Buckinghamshire
Target distance: 50 miles
Today's ride: 54.49 miles - https://www.strava.com/activities/4119580488 - Went for a long-overdue exploration ride of Buckingham, a town I rarely ride up to or even through. Hellish headwind for outbound ride; winter clothing made its first appearance.
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Rides in order of distance so far this year:
1. 56.89 miles - 26th July - Undulating ride through the Chalfonts
2. 54.49 miles - 27th September - Exploring Buckingham with a horrible headwind
3. 53.22 miles - 20th June - Some tailwind assisted TT efforts, rest was flat and easy
4. 52.54 miles - 11th July - Kingston Hill, first time to Marlow, back via Wycombe
5. 51.63 miles - 7th March - A rain threatened ride which never really amounted to anything
6. 51.40 miles - 20th September - 50km standard lap, then shortened lap after bike back from LBS
7. 50.08 miles - 2nd August - Bigger loop around town, followed by smaller loop
 
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