road.cc's 2014 Metric Century Challenge is go!

The prizes aren't worth it. But in the long run, you'll thank us… So, you in then?

by Dave Atkinson   January 2, 2014  

Long and winding road (CC licensed by Tim Green)

Looking for a goal for 2014? Enter our Metric Century Challenge!

It's simple. At least, simple to explain. Record one continuous ride of 100km or more in every month of 2014. If you manage it, you win a pair of socks! See? Simple.

100km is a long way through the flooded lanes of January though, even further when the floods freeze over in February. But soon it'll be spring and the sun will shine* and it'll get warmer and you'll be knocking the centuries out for fun, buoyed by the early season fitness you got from dragging yourself out of bed to do the winter rides.

And then, before you know it, the wind and rain will be slicing the leaves from the trees again, but you'll be committed by then so you'll have to, HAVE to get those last few, wet, cold, long rides done. And then the socks will be yours. And how you'll have earned them.

All you have to do to be a part of it point yourself at the Metric Century Challenge forum topic and log your rides. We won't be checking up. You'll only be cheating yourself. Good luck!

*DISCLAIMER: sun may not shine

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Can we see the socks first?

posted by offshore_dave [40 posts]
2nd January 2014 - 23:57

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offshore_dave wrote:
Can we see the socks first?

Not getting cold feet are we?

posted by Colin Peyresourde [1137 posts]
3rd January 2014 - 0:05

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My winter socks have holes, am getting cold toes, need socks.

posted by Initialised [119 posts]
3rd January 2014 - 0:31

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Initialised wrote:
My winter socks have holes, am getting cold toes, need socks.

Long wait...... Rolling On The Floor

posted by ads2k [41 posts]
3rd January 2014 - 9:03

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Will this be tied in with the road.cc strava club ?

Do what you love and the rest will follow !!!!

posted by dmc [51 posts]
3rd January 2014 - 16:15

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dmc wrote:
Will this be tied in with the road.cc strava club ?

no, we have other stuff planned for strava...

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7378 posts]
3rd January 2014 - 17:14

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When/if the weather does get bad can we use the turbo to do metric centuries?

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posted by FATBEGGARONABIKE [589 posts]
4th January 2014 - 11:05

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Wow, would have to be biblically bad weather for a month to see me do a 100km on a turbo in one sitting! Please let us know how you get on!

posted by Scowel [28 posts]
4th January 2014 - 12:00

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Depends on which resistance setting your on (and what gear) Big Grin

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posted by FATBEGGARONABIKE [589 posts]
4th January 2014 - 13:37

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How about 100km on rollers for arctic participants, when all roads are snow covered? Will it count?

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posted by rix [26 posts]
6th January 2014 - 12:15

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I've posted a ride today but confused as to whether I'm within the rules. I completed 132km with 2 coffee stops. The rules say that tea stops are allowed but not multiple daily rides - is there a limit on the length of the tea stop before a single ride with a stop becomes two separate rides in the same day! Wink Smile

posted by Glen C [19 posts]
18th January 2014 - 19:23

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was it a 6-hour coffee stop? Thinking

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7378 posts]
18th January 2014 - 20:18

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