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Did you manage to ride 100km in every month of the year? These brave souls did! + news of next year's comp...

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:

trees
jimulti
Strathlubnaig
Mikeh789
peakingintwomonths
MCLK
Blackhound
jjlowden
Old Cranky
Patrick Davey
pixelmix
danky
martincashman
jameschurchie
lc1981
tc345
abudhabiChris
ghibbard

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.

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Old Cranky [257 posts] 2 years ago
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 4 Thank you

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bici1977 [42 posts] 2 years ago
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Quick question... how did you enter?

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Leviathan [1988 posts] 2 years ago
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bici1977 wrote:

Quick question... how did you enter?

There will be a forum topic called Metric Century. You post a message there detailing your rides, then edit it to update your progress throughout the year; or just when you drop out if you are like me.

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peakingintwomonths [23 posts] 2 years ago
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Socks - Worth the pain and the glory, but what on earth will Mrs Twomonths buy me for Christmas now ?

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 2 years ago
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Forgot to fill it in after about july.

Good fun though.

Never (one day) to be replaced by some cleverdieck strava app.

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jimulti [12 posts] 2 years ago
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Thank you  4
And great to hear your keeping it going for 2014

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ttekkv [36 posts] 2 years ago
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I'm sure this is a stupid question, but is the idea to do rides totalling 100km each month, or at least one ride of 100km in each month?

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Leviathan [1988 posts] 2 years ago
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kevtufc wrote:

at least one ride of 100km in each month?

this

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Carvers [36 posts] 2 years ago
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And no chance of a belated entry?  3 Didn't see the forum post for this but did the same on Bikeradar challenge, it's a great incentive on the harder/darker months. 'Worst' this time was a late October entry with a Regents Park 20lap commute home.

Will be getting involved in this next year for sure

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matt_fantastic [86 posts] 2 years ago
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Could you not set a Strava "Challenge" for road.cc "club" members ? Naturally that would "only" allow Strava-tists to take part, but would make tracking progress super easy...

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Simon E [2727 posts] 2 years ago
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Rules and rides posted here:

http://road.cc/content/forum/70006-metric-century-challenge-2012-2013

Informal discussion goes in this thread:

http://road.cc/content/forum/47489-metric-century-chat

Have thought about trying this for a couple of years now, may give myself a talking-to before 1st January and go for it.

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VeNT [53 posts] 2 years ago
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How is this all validated? Couldn't people just, you know, fib?

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giff77 [1251 posts] 2 years ago
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kevtufc wrote:

I'm sure this is a stupid question, but is the idea to do rides totalling 100km each month, or at least one ride of 100km in each month?

It be the latter  16

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Simon E [2727 posts] 2 years ago
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VeNT wrote:

Couldn't people just, you know, fib?

They could.

But is it worth the sleepless nights, the lying, the endless fear of being found out... just for some argyle socks?

You could buy a pair instead.

Or nick some plain ones from TK Maxx.

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peakingintwomonths [23 posts] 2 years ago
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Anyone got their socks yet  17