Off-season Strava Hill Climbs Comp

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  • #6325
    Profile photo of Dan Joyce Dan Joyce 
    Keymaster

    Here’s the list of climbs then. You may need to refer to this page when you look at the Survey Monkey survey (link to follow). Some of these climbs are ones we’ve used before but we’ll vote all the same.

    ROAD
    Moor lane to GCHQ – I can’t find this on Strava

    Irton Moor Lane – ditto, but we all know this I think?

    Castle Bank climb

    Ascending to paradise – from Newcaslte Packet to top via cobbles

    Simon Howe – Foxholes to top

    Olivers Mt Climb

    Housedale Hustle (official segment)

    Keld Runnels Rd Climb

    Racecourse hill – can’t find this on Strava

    Realty climb – i.e. Reasty Bank

    Bickley gate climb

    Hunmanby Hump

    Ganton Hill

    Wold Newton Clinb

    Stepney hill climb

    OFF-ROAD

    Upchuck-er – Raincliffe woods, from Wood cutter carpark to top. Nice rooty but doable climb. –

    Seavegate – from the bottom to the top of the valley then turn left and go all the way to the top of the bridleway. currently two strava segments (seavegate to moor lane and whin covert climb). I’ve linked the first one.

    Muddy rut – bridleway from the mere Raincliffe that goes by the farm

    Cross cliffe climb – Dalby. From the gate to the view point (think we may of had this before). – I can’t find this on Strava.

    Riverbed climb – in Dalby

    Dark arches, off valley road – I can’t find this on Strava

    Back up to the Wykeham Nurseries

    RCC Just Enough Grip Climb – it’s in Broxa woods

    Hawthorn Wood Climb

    Whisperdales –

    Holbeck – up the landslide

    Richardsons troutsdale viewpoint climb

    Olympia uphill

    Rainbar climb

    Clock cafe climb

    #6326
    Profile photo of Dan Joyce Dan Joyce 
    Keymaster

    CLICK HERE to go to the survey. It’ll take a couple of minutes to fill in, probably. You’ve got until noon on Saturday 15 October to answer. After that I’ll compile the results and we’ll start competing on Sunday 16 October.

    I’ve left off the team competition for this year, but there’s nothing to stop you riding out as a group and having a go at climbs. You mustn’t get any kind of ‘tow’ off anyone else, of course. I’ll put all the rules and regs up when the comp goes live.

    #6338
    Profile photo of Dan Joyce Dan Joyce 
    Keymaster

    Here are the results of the survey.

    Climbs we’ll be competing on: 5 (scored 60%)

    When you’d like to ride the climbs: anytime before the end (67%)

    Should we have a big-boned class: yes (67%)

    ROAD CLIMBS CHOSEN
    Olivers Mt Climb (73%)
    https://www.strava.com/segments/4131541

    Moor Lane to GCHQ (47%)
    https://www.strava.com/segments/1806202

    Castle Bank Climb (40%)
    https://www.strava.com/segments/3812851

    Ascending to paradise (40%)
    https://www.strava.com/segments/1610215

    Reasty (33%)
    using Cote de Harwood Dale KOM 2016
    https://www.strava.com/segments/11995822

    OFF-ROAD CLIMBS CHOSEN
    Back up to the Wykeham nurseries (69%)
    https://www.strava.com/segments/7407387

    Climb thru Whin Covert (what we voted for as Seavegate, 46%)
    https://www.strava.com/segments/5674527

    Rainbar climb (46%)
    https://www.strava.com/segments/2428528

    Up-chucker (38%)
    https://www.strava.com/segments/5729415

    Riverbed climb (38%)
    https://www.strava.com/segments/7001764

    The Strava hills contest is from Sunday 16 October to Sunday 5 February.(That gives us time to get trophies engraved before the club dinner in March.) You can ride the climbs as many times as you want. There are competitions for men and women, both on and off-road. For this year, there will be a big-boned class too. If you’re 80kg or over (male) or 70kg or over (female) let us know on here and we’ll put a B after your name so we remember. Weight is your weight now – if you lose several kilos by February and slip down a class, don’t worry about it.

    The rider with the lowest cumulative time (in each category) on the five hills, road or off-road, will win a trophy. If you win multiple trophies, you might just get one bigger trophy with a plaque listing all your victories.

    RULES
    1. You must be a paid-up member of Richardsons CC when any ride is done for it to count.
    2. Before any counting ride, you must join Richardsons Cycling Club on Strava so that other club members can see your rides.
    3. Only rides within the time period will count.
    4. All rides must be uploaded and made public no later than the day after the climbs were ridden in order to count.
    5. You can use any bicycle you like, so long as it doesn’t have an engine or a motor.
    6. You must not get a tow off a vehicle or other cyclist.
    7. At the end of each calendar month (approx), we’ll publish a league table of times. If your times are not visible on Strava (because you’ve gone faster on one of the climbs at an earlier date), you must inform the organiser (Dan Joyce), either by email, text, or by posting it on the RCC forum.
    8. This is meant to be self-policing but any disputes will be decided by a majority vote of RCC Committee members. (So, for example, if your phone says you did a climb at 30mph, they can just toss it out as a phone error.)

    That’s it. We know Strava isn’t 100% accurate. Sometimes you’ll get the breaks, sometimes you won’t even get a recording.  It’s just meant to be a bit of fun really, and something to do over the autumn and winter.

    Even if you don’t think you’ll be in with a shout of a trophy, it’s worth having a go at to see how much you can improve on the various hills. It’s great training! You’ll want to get some of the off-road climbs done before winter bites, as they’re much harder when it’s wet and muddy.

    Any queries, post on the forum. I’ll provide more detailed descriptions on where the climbs start shortly.

    Enjoy!

    #6344
    Profile photo of Anthony merron Anthony merron 
    Participant

    A good selection of hills in both categories. I am going to start my campaign tomorrow, I’m a B rider though I would like not to be by the end of the competition.

    #6364
    Profile photo of Simon Walker Simon Walker 
    Participant

    I’ve done a leaderboard but struggling to upload…more to follow

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by Profile photo of Simon Walker Simon Walker.
    #6366
    Profile photo of Dan Joyce Dan Joyce 
    Keymaster

    Thanks, Simon. One option I’ve found works is to export a spreadsheet file as an image file, then upload that. There may be other ways. New site doesn’t seem to like tabbed text, however.

    #6368
    Profile photo of Paul Lane Paul Lane 
    Participant

    So, probably guessed already but declaring myself in the B class!

    #6380
    Profile photo of Simon Walker Simon Walker 
    Participant

    I’ve just done a comparison to a couple of the times on Castle Bank Climb
    Castle Bank Climb
    https://www.strava.com/segments/3812851
    It would seem that comparing to a couple of faster riders (including Hannah) that I’m 10 seconds ahead until the last bit where I am suddenly 10 seconds behind….I reckon it’s cause the final switchback is close enough for GPS Drift to pick up the finish line…….would it be worth creating a new segment without the final switchback to cut out GPS error? or should I just ride harder?

    #6381
    Profile photo of Simon Walker Simon Walker 
    Participant
    #6382
    Profile photo of Anthony merron Anthony merron 
    Participant

    Looks good to me but only for my joint fourth place!

    #6383
    Profile photo of Dan Joyce Dan Joyce 
    Keymaster

    I think this falls under ‘them’s the breaks’. I’ve seen this happen even on straight climbs like Bickley, where I’ve beaten someone all the way up, only for them to catapult forward 20-30 metres in the final second – clearly, a missed satellite ping. Strava isn’t 100% accurate.

    It’s a risk on *any* Strava section, and any errors are proportionately larger the shorter the segment is. On that basis, I wouldn’t favour shortening the climb any further. It’s quite possible to do an entire climb and not have it picked up by Strava at all – an even bigger kick in the nuts than someone gaining a handful of seconds.

    I’m not just saying that because I’ve got a decent time on Castle Bank Climb, as I haven’t ridden any of the road climbs within the relevant time period yet.

    If anyone feels really strongly about it, we could put it to a vote. But don’t forget that you’re free to ask for a ‘steward’s enquiry’ on anyone’s times. Obvious phone errors can already be tossed out by a committee vote.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by Profile photo of Dan Joyce Dan Joyce.
    #6385
    Profile photo of Chris Harper Chris Harper 
    Participant

    Something to be aware of on the castle climb is starting point, if you come at it from the skate park entrance it comes up on Strava as castle climb, whereas the other side (old cafe/toilet block) is castle bank climb.

    #6387
    Profile photo of Simon Walker Simon Walker 
    Participant

    Message received…..Pedal Harder next time then 😉

    #6393
    Profile photo of Dan Joyce Dan Joyce 
    Keymaster

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    Roadies Sunday 16 October to Sunday 5 February

    Rider

    Olivers Mt Climb

    Moor Lane-GCHQ

    Castle Bank Climb

    Ascending to Paradise

    Cote De Harwood Dale

    Total

    Adams, Keith

    Atkinson, Matt

    Barber, Lee

    Bean, Father

    03:00

    Bell, Kathryn

    Blood, Anne

    09:49

    Brown, Chris

    Burton, Marc

    Cawthorn, Katy

    04:31

    09:38

    02:13

    02:07

    05:59

    24:28

    Cook, Derek

    Cooper, Keith

    Cowper, Daddy

    Cryer, Russ

    Cummins, Chris

    04:06

    09:11

    Davis, Kathy

    06:19

    13:26

    03:29

    08:39

    Dixon, Richard

    Dyer, Jonathan

    06:42

    Found, Paul

    Fritchley, Peter

    Garforth, Chris

    04:39

    Gibson, Donna

    04:27

    09:38

    02:57

    02:25

    06:12

    25:39

    Gibson, Mark

    03:00

    02:45

    Griffiths, Paul

    Grimwood, Ralph

    07:59

    Hall, James

    Hall, Val

    04:03

    Harper, Chris

    04:16

    03:13

    02:32

    06:05

    Bob Heaps

    09:00

    03:06

    Hopper, Steve

    James, Steve

    07:44

    Jamieson, Keith

    Joyce, Dan

    Lane, Paul

    02:41

    01:52

    Lewis, Mark

    07:52

    Machouki, Matt

    04:19

    09:24

    02:36

    02:21

    05:33

    24:13

    Merron, Anthony

    03:49

    07:21

    02:14

    01:26

    05:24

    20:14

    Mills, Lynda

    24:40

    Naylor, Lorraine

    06:04

    13:07

    04:08

    03:22

    Nelsey, Vicki

    O’Sullivan, Pam

    Parkin, Nick

    07:14

    Rodriguez, Juan

    Schofield, Paul

    Sedman, Tony

    10:44

    Shepherd, Alan

    Simpson, Bryden

    Simpson, Megan

    Stafford, Kevin

    Stewart, Iain

    Stickland, Frank

    Stickland, Scott

    Tavendale, Roy

    11:28

    06:01

    Tedman, Chris

    Thornton, Paul

    Walker, Cavan

    Walker, Simon

    04:41

    09:08

    02:00

    01:51

    05:34

    23:14

    Ward, Richard

    06:46

    14:50

    04:22

    09:59

    Watto, Mike

    Whitehead, Sandra

    06:14

    12:10

    02:57

    08:29

    Williams, Mark

    10:20

    Wilson, Nick

    01:36

    Winder, Jeff

    03:45

    09:00

    02:50

    02:01

    05:02

    Off-Roadies 16th October to 5th Feb

    Rider

    Back upto Wykeham Nurseries

    Climb Thru Whin Covert

    Rainbar Climb

    UpChucker

    Riverbed Climb

    Total

    Allanson, Martin

    Allanson, Reuben

    Bell, Kathryn

    Brown, Chris

    Cawthorn, Katy

    Cryer, Russ

    Davis, Kathy

    Found, Paul

    Fritchley, Peter

    Gibson, Donna

    Gibson, Mark

    Griffiths, Paul

    Grimwood, Ralph

    Heaps, Bob

    03:39

    07:27

    02:15

    Hopper, Steve

    Jamieson, Keith

    Joyce, Dan

    03:19

    06:52

    01:42

    01:17

    03:27

    16:37

    Langdale, David

    Merron, Anthony

    02:34

    01:07

    00:59

    02:40

    Naylor, Lorraine

    07:39

    Rodriguez, Juan

    Shepherd, Alan

    Simpson, Bryden

    Simpson, Megan

    Thornton, Paul

    Walker, Cavan

    Walker, Simon

    Watto, Mike


    #6394
    Profile photo of Anthony merron Anthony merron 
    Participant

    Dan,

    I have a 5.32 on climb thru Whin Convert from 29th October

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