Strava Segment Challenge 2019

We are hosting a monthly Segment Challenge for the first time this year. Over a period of 8 months from March to October riders will be facing a mix of flat, rolling and climbing stages to test themselves.

Each month a new segment will be released with the simple aim for club members to produce the fastest time possible, while riding safely. 

The website will be updated with results at the end of each month.  Live results during the month can be found on Strava (PC or laptop only) by selecting the segment and then ‘Somerset Road Club Members’ under ‘My Clubs’ to display members times, then change the display period to ‘This Month’.

Point Scoring:

A members position in the stage leaderboard at the end of the stage contributes to their overall point scoring.

The overall winner (male and female) is determined by whoever accumulates the most points by the end of the challenge.

We will try and provide a mix of flat, undulating and climbing challenges over the 8 months, readily accessible from both Taunton and Bridgwater.

Points will be awarded to the top 10 male and female placings as follows 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Challenge Guidance and Rules:

The challenge is open to club member who have joined the ‘Somerset Road Club members’ Strava Club.

You may ride the segment as may times as you like during the month.

All bikes are allowed with the exception of TT bikes, bikes with aero bar extensions and e-bikes.

You can ride the segment solo or within an SRC organised club ride. By all means ride to the segment with others, however unless it’s an SRC organised club ride, please leave a time gap between yourself and other riders.

Enjoy riding the segments, but do so safety and don’t take any unnecessary risks. As always, show due consideration and respect to other road users.

 

Rank Men Total March April May June July August September October
1 Darren Webb 92 15 15 15 15 12 10 10  
2 Kevin Jones 81 0 12 12 12 15 15 15  
3 Andy Winterbottom 58 12 10 6 8 6 8 8  
4 Dan Cox 52 0 0 8 10 10 12 12  
5 Ed Leach 42 10 6 4 6 5 5 6  
6 Hugh Ball 33 8 5 3 5 4 4 4  
7 Adrian Reynolds 16 0 8 0 0 8 0 0  
8 Adrian Hawkins 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0  
9 Toby Collinson 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0  
=10 Adam Laws 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0  
=10 Craig Green 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5  
=12 Cymon Giles 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0  
=12 Simon Mason 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0  
14 Jerry Wallis 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3  
15 Tony van Bergenhenegouwen 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2  
16 Clive Franklin 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0  
                     
Rank Women Total March April May June July August September October
1 Lisa Chapman 105 15 15 15 15 15 15 15  
2 Lucy Driver 12 0 0 0 12 0 0 0  
2 Sharon Aldridge 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0  

Stage 7. September: Cothelstone Hill

Rank Name Time Points Date Speed HR Power
1 Kevin Jones 09:42 15 Sep 15, 2019 11.7 mph 322W
2 Dan Cox 10:20 12 Sep 30, 2019 11.0 mph 300W
3 Darren Webb 10:26 10 Sep 30, 2019 10.9 mph 306W
4 Andy Winterbottom 11:34 8 Sep 19, 2019 9.8 mph 150bpm 251W
5 Ed Leach 12:32 6 Sep 12, 2019 9.1 mph 181bpm 205W
6 Craig Green 12:37 5 Sep 7, 2019 9.0 mph 172bpm 182W
7 Hugh Ball 12:52 4 Sep 30, 2019 8.9 mph 169bpm 199W
8 Jerry Wallis 14:56 3 Sep 30, 2019 7.6 mph 214W
9 Tony van Bergenhenegouwen 20:12 2 Sep 8, 2019 5.6 mph 263W
               
1 Lisa Chapman 13:02 15 Sep 12, 2019 8.7 mph 168bpm 195W

 

Stage 6. August: Buncombe Hill

Rank Name Time Points Date Speed HR Power
1 Kevin Jones 02:22 15 Aug 30, 2019 10.3 mph 185bpm 509W
2 Dan Cox 02:37 12 Aug 22, 2019 9.3 mph 475W
3 Darren Webb 03:16 10 Aug 31, 2019 7.4 mph 304W
4 Andy Winterbottom 03:21 8 Aug 20, 2019 7.3 mph 148bpm 299W
5 Toby Collinson 03:23 6 Aug 29, 2019 7.2 mph 148bpm 358W
6 Ed Leach 03:32 5 Aug 28, 2019 6.9 mph 186 bpm 288W
7 Hugh Ball 03:34 4 Aug 14, 2019 6.8 mph 177bpm 299W
8 Simon Mason 05:00 3 Aug 23, 2019 4.9 mph 178bpm 210W
               
1 Lisa Chapman 03:56 15 Aug 14, 2019 6.2 mph 180bpm 244W
2 Sharon Aldridge 05:00 12 Aug 18, 2019 4.9 mph 168bpm 208W

 

Stage 5. July: Ford Street

Rank Name Time Points Date Speed HR Power
1 Kevin Jones 08:48 15 Jul 5, 2019 11.0 mph 172bpm 347W
2 Darren Webb 08:59 12 Jul 31, 2019 10.7 mph 337W 
3 Dan Cox 09:42 10 Jul 9, 2019 9.9 mph 321W 
4 Adrian Reynolds 09:43 8 Jul 22, 2019 9.9 mph 171bpm 291W 
5 Andy Winterbottom 10:16 6 Jul 12, 2019 9.4 mph 149bpm 261W 
6 Ed Leach 11:19 5 Jul 31, 2019 8.5 mph 182bpm 231W
7 Hugh Ball 11:27 4 Jul 14, 2019 6.1 mph 169bpm 228W 
               
1 Lisa Chapman 12:28 15 Jul 1, 2019 7.7 mph 165bpm 198W

 

Stage 4 June: Volis Hill

Name Time Points Date Speed HR Power
Darren Webb 08:19 15 Jun 2, 2019 14.1 mph 167bpm 363W 
Kevin Jones 09:23 12 Jun 27, 2019 12.5 mph 171bpm 355W 
Dan Cox 10:11 10 Jun 27, 2019 11.5 mph 308W 
Andy Winterbottom 10:54 8 Jun 19, 2019 10.7 mph 153bpm 256W 
Ed Leach 10:58 6 Jun 2, 2019 10.7 mph 182bpm 234W
Hugh Ball 11:21 5 Jun 9, 2019 10.3 mph 164bpm 232W 
             
Lisa Chapman 11:44 15 Jun 17, 2019 10.0 mph 168bpm 201W
Lucy Driver 12:00 12 Jun 30, 2019 9.8 mph 160bpm 206W 

 

Stage 3 May: Westonzoyland to M5 bridge

Rank Name Date Speed HR Power Time Points
1 Darren Webb May 14, 2019 28.6 mph 172bpm 383W  05:06 15
2 Kevin Jones May 13, 2019 27.5 mph 178bpm 372W  05:18 12
3 Adrian Hawkins May 13, 2019 26.3 mph 168bpm 359W 05:32 10
4 Dan Cox May 13, 2019 25.1 mph 318W 05:49 8
5 Andy Winterbottom May 7, 2019 24.8 mph 150bpm 276W  05:53 6
6 Adam Laws May 15, 2019 24.4 mph 168bpm 261W  05:58 5
7 Ed Leach May 12, 2019 22.8 mph 191bpm 237W 06:23 4
8 Cymon Giles May 14, 2019 20.6 mph 132bpm 202W 07:04 3
9 Hugh Ball May 26, 2019 20.6 mph 165bpm 232W  07:04 2
10 Clive Franklin May 23, 2019 20.1 mph 105bpm 226W  07:16 1
11 Mike Fisher May 2, 2019 20.0 mph 172W 07:18  
12 Tony van Bergenhenegouwen May 27, 2019 19.8 mph 311W 07:21  
13 Simon Mason May 16, 2019 19.0 mph 132bpm 156W 07:40  
14 Mike Waterjohns May 5, 2019 16.8 mph 184W  08:39  
               
1 Lisa Chapman May 29, 2019 22.7 mph 169bpm 235W 06:26 15

 

Stage 2 April: Corfe Hill

Rank Name Date Speed HR Power Points Time
 

1

Darren Webb Apr 10, 2019 13.8mph 163bpm 362W  15 9:36
2 Kevin Jones Apr 30, 2019 12.4mph 173bpm 333W 12 10:38
3 Andy Winterbottom Apr 10, 2019 11.0mph 249W 10 11:59
4 Adrian Reynolds Apr 14, 2019 10.6mph 170bpm 313W  8 12:31
5 Ed Leach Apr 20, 2019 10.2mph 187bpm 233W 6 12:56
6 Hugh Ball Apr 14, 2019 9.7mph 166bpm 234W  5 13:36
7 Lisa Chapman Apr 10, 2019 9.1mph 172bpm 189W 15 14:34

 

 

Stage 1 March: Durleigh to Lydeard Hill CP

Rank Name Date Speed HR Power Points Time
 

1

Darren Webb Mar 11, 2019 16.5mph 165bpm 343W  15 23:55
2 Andy Winterbottom Mar 19, 2019 14.0mph 219W 12 28:19
3 Ed Leach Mar 23, 2019 12.8mph 184bpm 202W 10 30:54
4 Hugh Ball Mar 23, 2019 12.6mph 160bpm 184W  8 31:28
5 Lisa Chapman Mar 29, 2019 12.0mph 163bpm 174W 15 32:56

Stage 8. October: New SRC 10TT Out Leg

A respite from the climbs for the final challenge of 2019, with an undulating segment covering the out leg of the potential new club 10 TT course.  Starting at the North Petherton Rugby Club, it runs 4.6 miles out to the Creech St Michael mini roundabout (with this segment finishing shortly before the roundabout to allow for safe slowing down). 


Stage 7. September: Cothelstone

The challenge of a full Cothelstone Hill segment this month.  Starting from the Kingston St Mary road junction all the way to the junction at the top.  Darren holds the KOM for the segment, although Dan has equaled his time on the shorter ‘Cothelstone steep’ segment covered within this segment.


Stage 6. August: Buncombe Hill

A nice short one this month, within easy reach of Taunton.  Just 0.4 miles long, with an average gradient of 10%.  Hannah currently holds the QOM, with a time of 3:03 set last July.


Stage 5. July: Ford Street

A great climb from Wellington up onto the Blackdown Hills.  Generally a steady climb, but with a sting in the tail at the top.  Darren Webb currently holds the KOM, with a time of 7:45 set last September.


Stage 4. June: Volis Hill

Back to the hills again this month!  The segment is just under 2 miles long, passing the entrance to Hestercombe House and up onto the Quantock Hills.  Darren Webb currently holds the KOM, with a time of 7:47 set last August.


Stage 3. May: Westonzoyland to M5 bridge

May sees the first flat stage, running 2.4 miles from Westonzoyland to the Bridgwater side of the M5 bridge.  Adrian Hawkins is currently the fastest club member along the section, having completed it in 5:33 in 2016.


Stage 2. April: Corfe Hill

This month’s challenge is another climb.  This time the 2.2 mile Corfe Hill segment, starting south of Corfe village and finishing at the crossroads at the top of the climb.  Our club member Lucy Driver is currently the QOM, which she set in 2017 with a time of 11:12.


Stage 1. March: Durleigh to Lydeard Hill CP