2017 – End of Year Review

2017

Distance: 2,073 miles / 3,336 km (437 miles less than 2016)
Elevation: 142,046 ft / 43,296 m (15,278 ft more than 2016)
Hours: 191
Rides: 107 (55 less than 2016)
Veloviewer Explorer Tiles total: 806 (4 more than 2016)
Veloviewer Explorer Tiles new: 226
Verenti – 1,429 miles
Trek – 403 miles
Raleigh – 160 miles
Gazelle singlespeed – 60 miles
Gitane – 20 miles
BMX – 1.3 miles !

Strava Challenges:

12 x Gran Fondo 100km

Heat map 2017:

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Audax Events:

8 x DIYxGPS, 2 x Calendar & 2 x Permanent
21.5 AAA points

Audax Bling:

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Audax Altitude Award (for obtaining 20 AAA points over any period of time) – Link

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AAARtY Award (AAA event in each of 12 consecutive calendar months) – Link

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Grimpeur D’Or Award  (10 eligible events in the same year) and
Grimpeur GdSRTY (12 eligible events completed in consecutive months) – Link

5 x 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs:

No #20 – Toy’s Hill, Kent – July 23
No #115 – Ashdown Forest, East Sussex – March 24 & July 23
No #22 – Ditchling Beacon, East Sussex – October 29
No #16 – White Lane, Kent – November 12
No #117 – Gravelpit Lane, Kent – November 12

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December 2017

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Local Hills & Lanes Very Wet 100km DIYxGPS Hilly Audax

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Four rides including;

  • Local Hills & Lanes Very Wet 100km DIYxGPS Hilly Audax – 103km – 1,750m – 1.75 AAA
  • Two rides with Cameron including an Ashdown Forest circular and an icy trip to Firle with bacon sandwiches and coffee at Ripe
  • Strava challenges Gran Fondo 100%, Climbing 25%

November 2017

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November North Downs 100km DIYxGPS Hilly Audax

Nov

Seven rides including;

  • November North Downs 100km DIYxGPS Hilly Audax – 102km – 1,600m – 1.5 AAA
  • Two climbs from The 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs series
    • No 16 – White Lane, Kent
    • No 177 – Gravelpit Lane, Kent
  • Two rides with Cameron in excellent November weather
  • Two local loops in the cold and dark
  • Strava challenges Gran Fondo 100%, Climbing 25%

October 2017

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The Mid Sussex Hillier 100km DIYxGPS Hilly Audax

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Seventeen rides including;

  • The Mid Sussex Hillier 100km DIYxGPS Hilly Audax – 108km – 1,700m – 1.75 AAA
  • One climb from The 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs series
    • No 22 – Ditchling Beacon
  • Two rides with Cameron including a Bedgebury Singletrack
  • A number of Veloviewer Explorer Tile rides – Hastings, Battle & Northiam
  • Various Micro Commutes including going UP Keere Street in Lewes
  • Highest elevation figure ever recorded on Strava – 16,658 ft
  • Strava challenges Gran Fondo 100%, Climbing 50%
  • Entry on the AAA Roll of Honour

September 2017

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The Kent Cobnuts 100km DIYxGPS Hilly Audax

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Twelve rides including;

  • The Kent Cobnuts 100km DIYxGPS Hilly Audax – 104km – 1,750m – 1.75 AAA
  • Twenty miles with a 2nd hand French Cycles Gitane steel framer
  • Exploring Bexhill, St Leonards & Hastings (bumping into Mr May)
  • Various Micro Commutes and a Willingford Lane ascent
  • Strava challenges Gran Fondo 100%, Climbing 50%

August 2017

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Summer Melting in Autumn 100km Hilly DIYxGPS Audax

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Twelve rides including;

  • Summer Melting in Autumn 100km Hilly DIYxGPS Audax – 103km – 2000m – 2 AAA
  • Three rides with Cameron including a Bewl Water circular
  • Gazelle Singlespeed cycle to watch Eastbourne Borough with Dad
  • Home to Lewes and back, plus a few Eastbourne mini commutes
  • Strava challenges Gran Fondo 100%, Climbing 50%

July 2017

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Down to Downs 100km Hilly Permanent Audax

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Twenty rides including;

  • Down to Downs 100km Hilly Permanent Audax – 109km – 1750 – 1.75 AAA points
  • Two rides with Cameron, one very hilly..!
  • 14 Micro Commutes on the old Raleigh
  • Strava challenges Gran Fondo 100%, Climbing 50% (most elevation ever)
  • A Horsey Bikey and a Glow Worm night ride