Scalene Challenge

 

The idea of this is to give you the membership a challenge for the year. It is like the challenges of riding from Lands End to John O’Groats or Lowestoft to St Davids. (East to West) then try this.

There will be 3 categories so you can choose the mileage that suits you. There is no specific route so you can take as direct or indirect route as you prefer. The ride is based on a scalene triangle giving you 3 points to visit which includes your start finish point. You must collect a timed receipt at the start and finish point and photographic evidence of your visit to the other 2 points. Minimum riding times apply to the challenge to prevent racing. The challenge is open to the end of the year so you can ride any time that suits you. There is no entry fee to keep costs to a minimum and as we gauge the popularity of the event we may be able to present a badge, sticker or pen as evidence of competing the challenge.

 

Scalene triangle: A triangle with all sides of different lengths. No sides are equal and no angles are equal.

 

Below are the 3 categories.

 

Scalene  Challenge 2017

BRONZE

Start point Ipswich.

 Rushmere, West of Kessingland and North of Henstead just off B1127.

Hilton, South East of Huntingdon. South of Junc. 26 on A14, the village sits on the B1040

Total distance between all 3 points is approx 200 as the crow flies.

A MINIMUM of 5 hours must show between your start and finish times.

SILVER

Start point Ipswich.

Cowden, East of East Grinstead just off A264, North of Holtye.

Lasham, North West of Alton just off A339. 

Total distance between all 3 points is approx 300 as the crow flies.

A MINIMUM time of 6 hours must show between start and finish time

GOLD

Start point Ipswich. 

Countesthorpe, 2 miles South of Leicester just off A426.

 

Staunton, South West of Tewkesbury, 3 miles South East of Junc. 2 on M50, the village sits on the A417.

 

Total distance between all 3 points is approx 400 as the crow flies.

 

A MINIMUM time of 8 hours must show between your start and finish times.

 

When you have completed a challenge forward your receipts and photo’s to me and I will update a list that will be displayed on the club notice board, showing which members have completed a challenge. Send or give these details to Tony Cole in person on a club night or by email, his details are in the Review.

 

I expect the Gold distance to be similar to last year which when completed covered 402 miles. This gives you some guide as to the sort of mileage you are likely to cover. I expect the silver will be close to 310 miles and the bronze 212 miles, but the only way to find out for yourself is to take the challenge. The ride last year was a great day that took me along roads we would not normally cover.