LOL - only one way to find out eh ?
Was looking at Smiffy's Tootles Loop the other day.
About 33M per mile - ish.
But apparently he's looking at summat with some lumps in now.
Saw this Tour du Mont Blanc Cyclo
Supposed to be 205 miles and 8,000 metres climbing - well according to someone else - 39 metres per mile !
Anyone know the route at all ?
Get yourselves to the Alpes in early July next year and have a crack at La Marmotte. 5000m of climbing over 110 miles. 45.45 metres per mile of climbing. Takes in Col du Glandon, Telegraphe and the massive Galibier and the sting in the tale of finishing up the Alpe d'Huez.
Not very fit last year and had it entered. Managed 100 miles and had to pack at the base of L'Alpe d'Huez as I was outside the time limit ( and just about totally knackered! ). It is a beast of a day out but great fun. Did the route in 2005 just as a day out with my brother and bro in law. Awesome place to be.
Edit; not suggesting go with this company just the route details. Gastrobiking is just the site I got to for the route.
Updating for the Fred Whitton challenge details.
Scottish coast to coast 42.99m per mile
Fred Whitton 30.89m per mileAqueduct thingy - 27.9m per mileChiltern 100 Biggy 24.5mIronman Wales - 21.4mCheshire Cat - 20.9 mBike Radar - 17.4m IMFR - 16.0mIM Regensberg 13.39mIMCH- 11.25mOutlaw 11.07mChallenge Vichy (2013 race ?) 9.6mIMDE - 8.69 m
anybody know where Henley sits in this list?
i suppose untill the bike course is finalised no one will!
i thought outlaw was flat.............
i keep on missing out on the wesh dragon ride in south wales..........128 miles aqnd 3350m of climbing.....that works out at 26:17m per mile but the week after my half IM and 4 weeks before outlaw
it is! you will hardly notice oxton hill - described here often as a pimple -this is apt
the first half of the course is gently rolling - which is nice because you're not in the same position all the time!
I like this! This tells me IMCH is only a bit worse than Outlaw.
Added in Etape Cymru, which I found MILES harder than IM Wales, but appears initially to be comparable. So I checked the maths and I wonder where some of the data is coming from. I believe IM Wales has 1,220 metres of "up", so just 10.9m/mile. Likewise, I think last year's Outlaw had 496m of up, which makes just 4.3m/mile. If I'm right, perhaps the variance can be explained by the well known Iron-Ego Inflation Coefficient?
That said, I might be talking right out of my starfish as oft times before, so I won't change the numbers below.
Scottish coast to coast 42.99m per mileFred Whitton 30.89m Aqueduct thingy - 27.9m Chiltern 100 Biggy - 24.5mEtape Cymru - 21.7mIronman Wales - 21.4mCheshire Cat - 20.9 m Bike Radar - 17.4m IMFR - 16.0mIM Regensberg 13.39m IMCH- 11.25mOutlaw 11.07mChallenge Vichy (2013 race ?) 9.6mIMDE - 8.69 m
STIL - by all means change the figures if you've found newer stuff - they do change the courses. I've just found a bikely track for the outlaw that gives it as 944 meters for the route - so that would give it as 8.4m - still the flattest we have - which ties in with my thoughts ?
I've found a track for IMWales - http://www.bikemap.net/route/1614402#lat=51.715050122735&lng=-4.8861050000001&zoom=11&maptype=ts_terrain that gives it as 15.6 m/mile. I dont think it could be 10.9 - but I've not ridden that one to compare. 15.6 sounds plausible to me ?
Scottish coast to coast 42.99m per mileFred Whitton 30.89m Aqueduct thingy - 27.9m Chiltern 100 Biggy - 24.5mEtape Cymru - 21.7mIronman Wales - 21.4m or is it 10.9m or 15.6m ??Cheshire Cat - 20.9 m Bike Radar - 17.4m IMFR - 16.0mIM Regensberg 13.39mIMCH- 11.25mOutlaw 11.07mChallenge Vichy (2013 race ?) 9.6mIMDE - 8.69 m
Outlaw 2012 8.4m
Odd. Your IMW routes from "bikemap" suggest 5,700ft, but all of the ones logged at Mapmyride say 4,000ft for the same route, which I make 1,200m. I don't know which one is right...... if either ! But I've ridden the route twice and it's not an especially hard bike ride if you don't have to run 26 miles afterwards. Certainly nothing like Etape Cymru.
Similar with the Outlaw. Mapmyride has this year's elevation as 488 metres (671 the year before). Bikely has it at 944. Erm.... don't know, mate! Anyway - hill brick at Burton Marshes beckons .
My Garmin shows Outlaw as 2457 elevation for 2012. Assuming that's feet(LOL), thats er, 744.5M? It wasn't a tough bike from an upsy downsy point of view. BTW exactly which bit WAS Oxton Bank?
It was that bit when you thought, ah, finally a bump, then about 3 minutes later thought "was that IT?" About 13/ to a half the way round from memory?
Really wasnt anything to comment on from memory.
Just looking, I had 1261ft (388m) ascent for Outlaw and 3252ft (1001m) for Regensburg! Both 111 miles
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