Thanks to the fact that lots have you have chosen a region in your road.cc user account, we're now able to show regional tables for the Fantasy Cycling game that we're bringing to you in association with Evans Cycles. And what does it show? It shows we're getting our collective arses kicked from across the Channel, that's what.
The regional table is now online at the bottom of your game home page. And while it makes especially grim reading for Welsh participants and those from the North East and Scottish Highlands, most of us aren't exactly covering ourselves in glory. Have a look...
Region Users Scores Max Average Europe 181 4971 172 42.25 Northern Ireland 55 1656 168 38.19 Scotland - Edinburgh and borders 53 1613 138 34.03 Rest of the World 274 8260 173 33.50 Eire 41 1139 154 33.15 East Midlands 199 6258 168 32.65 Yorkshire & Humber 199 6120 168 32.01 East Anglia 163 5037 160 31.31 Scotland - Glasgow & West 101 3110 163 31.13 Central South 40 1183 139 30.33 South East 503 15401 169 30.07 Scotland - Angus, Perthshire & Fife 37 1203 168 29.97 North West & IOM 320 9894 176 29.94 South 114 3577 163 29.48 South West 312 9305 173 29.27 West Midlands 210 6504 169 28.91 London 471 14335 173 28.27 North East 126 4116 169 28.06 South Wales 63 1778 149 27.28 Scotland - Aberdeen,Highlands & Islands 30 993 159 27.24 North Wales 37 1079 151 25.43
Easily top of the pile is Europe, with 181 users averaging 42.25 per stage, well ahead of the chasing pack. Chapeau to our Northern Irish contingent, who obviously take their fantasy racing seriously; they're in second, and the Edinburgh and Borders tranche of Scotland lies third. After that it's the rest of the world and Eire, and team GB take over from there. The South East may have the most users playing, at 503, but it's the East Midlands making the running for England with a 32.65 average. Our beloved South West is languishing in 15th place despite our best efforts, and propping up the pile is North Wales. Perhaps they're all actually out biking instead of sitting in front of a computer...
If you haven't selected a region, then you won't be in a regional league, natch. To pick one, click on your name in the user bar at the very top of the page (or follow this link), hit 'edit' and click on 'location' - pick whichever suits you best, you can argue the toss over whether you're 'South' or 'Central South' if you live in Reding. Don't forget to save.
The regional data doesn't update to the game automatically but you'll be in your chosen league soon enough, we'll try and update it every day. Happy local in-fighting!
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.