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◾ YCC 2016 It’s a wrap – Results

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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.

The Year, the winners Kajsa Tylén and Steve Abraham
The Year, the winners Kajsa Tylén and Steve Abraham

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.

Kajsa the new record holder at 32,326 miles (52,025 km)
Kajsa the new record holder at 32,326 miles (52,025 km)

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.

2017 Updates:

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.

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◾ YCC September Round Up

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59 Tons in one month, what more can you say Steve Abraham is a legend. After a truly epic October where he rode over 200 miles daily, he now officially holds the longest ratified mileage in a Month record at 7104.5 miles.

Steve A's wandering breadcrumb trail for his record months riding
Steve A’s wandering breadcrumb trail for his record months riding

Kajsa herself trying for one century a day, joined the YCC “Ton of Tons” club, Steve A of course cruised in and our fifth member now is Steve Gee. Congratulations to all, One Hundred Centuries by the start of Autumn is very impressive.

It looks like a further four riders have targeted becoming a Centurion for the year, it obviously takes some commitment as only fifteen riders have completed more than fifty in 2016. Mike Kelly is one of those and his relentless charge has earned him “The Year” book prize for this month with 11. If you fancy a copy yourself then the next three months are a good chance to start a charge, it has to go to a new rider each month.

Septembers Top 6:
59 Steve Abraham
25 Kajsa Tylén
12 Pete R
12 Richard Karmann
11 Mike Kelly
10 Steve Gee

Overall Top 10 so far:
145 Steve Abraham
111 Jack Peterson
110 Kajsa Tylén
108 Phill Cloke
100 Steve Gee
96 Richard Karmann
91 Ricki Goode
87 Pete R
83 Mike Kelly
76 Mike Lane

Big Rides and events that caught our eye for September include:

      • Jasmijn Muller in the National 12 hr TT does 265 miles for 3rd, not to shabby, welcome back after a health scare. Gregg Melia puts out 256 miles at the same event.
      • Jas then partnered up with Paul B and Hippy from here to compete in the Revolve 24Hr team race at Brands Hatch circuit where they came 4th and Jas picked up a hatfull of fastest lap prizes.
      • A true distance nutter ride though from Jason Miles, 24 Hr solo champ from the same event, 407 miles and an Everest of climbing on a tough circuit. Ride of the month.
      • Well deserved trophy, Jason Miles wins the world cup, almost.
        Well deserved trophy, Jason Miles wins the world cup, almost.
      • Several riders did the Borders of Belgium 1000km Audax. Rob B, Lindsay C and Dean C.
      • A good YCC turnout at the Flatlanders 600 including James W, Jack P, Shaun H, Jignesh S, Mike L and Folly.
      • Dave Barter our book prize sponsor rode a challenging new off road challenge, read his report at Torino – Nice rally, great tales as always from Dave.
      • The Valleycat event in Wales brought together YCC riders Shell, Rob J, JP and JJ, some challenging riding over road and tough gravel tracks followed by great social evenings, highly recommended adventure. Here’s one of JJ’s rides with some great pictures.
JJ enjoying the "not suitable for motors" fun of valleycat
JJ enjoying the “not suitable for motors” fun of valleycat
  • We also loved Kat Moores pictures of the Bristol girls having fun on the Rapha Womens prestige event out of Londinium.