The first year of the Century challenge is over, the final frosty topping has been applied and the legends of Tonnage on the road have been crowned.
It’s only fitting that we have joint winners, Steve and Kajsa the two record breaking riders who in the end rode together and called a truce for the final century with 166 tons each. Congratulations to Kajsa on her new World record for highest annual distance cycled by a female, and to Steve for His Month record in which he recorded 59 centuries alone, wow!
Kajsa spent the year concentrating on her riding thanks to some great service on the single bike she had to use for the whole year from Leisure Lakes, great service from them.
The final top ten
1=. 166 Kajsa Tylén
1=. 166 Steve Abraham
3. 131 Steve Gee
4=. 125 Jack Peterson
4=. 125 Phill Cloke
6. 120 Ricki Goode
7. 105 Richard Karmann
8. 104 Mike Kelly
9. 102 Pete Rees
10. 97 Mike Lane
Special mention goes to Steve Gee who can claim to be the first working rider in the table, and well done to all our nine centurions who go in the roll of honour for acquiring the ton of tons. No mean feat at approximately two a week.
Mike Lane came oh so close especially with a valiant push collecting 14 alone in December. As a consolation he is the final winner of the Year Book prize for which our thanks go to Author Dave Barter and v-publishing.co.uk for their inspiration and year long support.
A further 14 riders go in the roll of honour for achieving 50 or more centuries, while in total 75 riders achieved the target of 20 which will gain them a certificate in recognition if they so desire. (contact bluedotriders@gmail to claim please) Well done to all the riders who achieved 12 for a century a month average too. The final totals
December once again showed us some great rides, we are constantly amazed by riders putting in over 200 miles. Spurred on by the Rapha 500 challenge we even saw Martian Cioana pop in a 300 mile single day ride, while Steve G showed they are harder up North with a 395 mile single ride.
So onto 2017, who will be the front runners? It’s clear some who targeted the ton of tons will be taking a well earned rest while others just can’t get enough of creating their own groove in the tarmac. One things clear though Steve Abraham will once again be the man to watch as it’s odds on he will be attempting the Years Mileage record again. Looks like Dave Barter is going to be appending the Year book for some time to come yet.
A primary new rule this year is that centuries do not have to be completed in one calendar day. This is due to a new automatic counting system which also means we also have a different totals table. We have a new Facebook group which will hopefully lead to a further development of the great YCC riding community which has spawned this year. It’s been fantastic watching riders on their journeys, so please join in and show us the 2017 rides your proud of, your stories and pictures, and use it to arrange YCC meet ups or group rides. Enjoy the miles.
The YCC Links of note:
- The YCC Strava Group you must belong too
- The 2017 Totals page
- The 2017 Rules and details
- The Facebook Group page
- YCC on Twitter @100mileriders
- The 2016 Totals page
- The YCC Roll of Honour
- The Year Book only 0.99p on Kindle to download here
- Mail: BlueDotRiders@gmail.com.
- YCC Archive posts
- How it all started in 2016