...and this year's compo is now open too...

The pumpkin's on the compost heap and that means Halloween has passed. And that means that another Metric Century Challenge has been completed. So let's look at the scores on the doors, shall we?

First up, a big well done to everyone that successfully completed the challenge, and the roll of honour reads:

peter s 1944

Of those, there's a clear winner: peter s 1944 takes the win with a whopping 90 points and a grand total of over 10,000km - that's some serious riding getting done, so well done. Behind him, DaSy managed 52 points (6347km), Blackhound 29 points (3061km) and demoff 21 points (2586km)

Late starter and road.cc staffer Martin Thomas gets a very honourable mention; despite not starting the challenge until March he managed to rack up 53 points and nearly 6,000km. Nearly-men were Fringe and Old Cranky, who both missed out on a full year by a single month. There's always next year, though, eh?

Longest single ride goes to Blackhound this year with 330.7km, and Martin Thomas gets the gong for highest score in a single month - 14 points in May.

Thanks to everyone else who took part too. The competition for next year is now open, and you can find it here. Everyone is welcome to join in, the more the merrier! We'll sort out some prizes for this year's mob and send them out. Good luck and happy riding in 2011!


Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.