It's, erm, halloween! Okay, we're a bit late with this one, but it's time to announce the winners of our yearly mile-eating competition, the Metric Century Challenge. Ride 100km in every month of the year and you win a pair of socks! No, it's not worth the pain. But think of the glory.
Anyway, we've trawled through the lists of rides from this year and we're happy to announce that 18 people made it to the end of the contest! And, for posterity, those brave souls are:
Well done to each of you, and we'll be contacting you to get a sock address soon.
Our overall winner this year, with a massive 95 points, is jameschurchie - that's an average of nearly 8 centuries a month for the whole year. Not bad, not bad. The highest monthly total goes to themartincox for 18 points amassed in July, which included three consecutive days of 500km+ to get to Poland. That's some undertaking. Biggest single ride was 618km by MCLK, which from the date looks to have been the 3 Coasts 600 Audax. Well done to each of them, and an extra prize will be winging its way to those winners.
MCC2014 will begin on 1 Jan 2014
So, because we've been a bit slack getting round to announcing the winners – and also because we've wanted to move it for a while – next year's Metric Century Challenge will be for the calendar year of 2014. So the clock starts ticking when you wake up on the sofa wearing one shoe, with silly string in your hair. We'll announce it properly then, too. Good luck!
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.