BSCC Strava Monthly Challenge

The concept is basically akin to what several other cycling clubs already do:

  • Nominate a Strava segment (or stretch of road/track) each month and circulate it around the club
  • Members ride it as many times as they like over the next 30-odd days in order to try and set their fastest possible time
  • If you have a GPS phone or garmin (or other) you can upload official times onto If you ride less high-tech, without a GPS, you can still ride the segment and compare your times, just you wont appear on the websites official listings. The idea is to encourage some camaraderie and some light competition.
    These are not serious races and the only prizes are those of participation and bonhomie.

    The BSCC strava group is

    This is intended as friendly competition, designed to introduce riders to new hills away from their regular routes. The selected stretches of road are intentionally going to be uphill (e.g. slow!); on quieter roads, relatively free from traffic lights and crossings.... but please ride carefully nonetheless. You are responsible for your own conduct and safety... not the club!

    Competition Rules

    This is a solo competition so group rides will not count.

    Results are per the Strava website, with points awarded from 20 (top finisher) down to minimum of 1 in position order (both for men and ladies). There are no ties- identical times are split as per Strava (which is on a first rider basis).

    Over the course of the year, each member's top 6 point scores count towards their annual total.

    The competition consists of 11 segments - January to November - and every member will also be given a 12th score representing the total number of segments that they have completed for the year

    Drafting other riders (or vehicles!) is not allowed. This is hard to police and an honesty basis is in place. If segments are ridden with friends, they are encouraged to start their efforts separately, although some overlap may take place, this should be reduced if possible.

    Suspicious rides will be questioned, but riders must be given the benefit of the doubt if rides are seen as being potentially contentious.

    With the aim of widest possible inclusion, late uploads etc will be included, but the practice of deliberately delaying ride-uploads for competitive advantage is discouraged.

    Every month I will post the results at nightfall (ish!) on the last day, however, any ride before midnight on the last day will still count towards the overall competition.

    Every month the first rider will get a bonus point which will be added to their overall annual total - but to a maximum of 1 each year.

    If a month's first rider has already been awarded a bonus point during that same calendar year, no bonus points will be awarded.

    First rider is not a speed competition, within reason, multiple riders can get first points if similar in time of day. Rides can start before midnight, it's the time the segment is ridden that counts. Organiser's decision has to be deemed as final and fair.

    At the season end, tied points totals are separated by total number of segments entered. If necessary, total time then becomes the tie-breaker.

    Handicap-based and total time competitions are just for fun. Details of handicap methodology are as per the approach used in the classic league. Details available if requested.

    Never ride dangerously and always abide by the laws of the road

    Please ride them safely. And have fun!


    Year Winner
    2019 N Livermore
    2018 B Davies
    2017 Ben Davis
    2016 Chris Adams
    2015 Chris Adams
    2014 Tom Ilett


    Year Winner
    2019 A Thomson
    2018 A Thomson
    2017 C Greenfield
    2016 C Greenfield
    2015 C Greenfield
    2014 Gee Hirst


    Nov 2020 Mill Lane
    Oct 2020 Charlton Field Ln Climb
    Sep 2020 Druid - Stoke - Memorial
    Aug 2020 Wellsway (safer)
    Jul 2020 Tribute to cats whiskers wheels
    Jun 2020 StMichaelsFromTheBottom
    May 2020 Broom Hill/Blackberry Hill Short
    Apr 2020 white horse to royal oak
    Mar 2020 Isambard Kingdom Granby
    Feb 2020 Norton Lane 2
    Jan 2020 Corston Grinder


    Nov 2019 Church Road Climb
    Oct 2019 Belmont Hill Ascent
    Sep 2019 North Wick to Whitchurch Lane
    Aug 2019 Dundry Lane/Winford Lane Climb
    Jun 2019 Stinker 1
    May 2019 Hollywood Lane BSCC Segment
    Apr 2019 BSCC - Chew Hill Climb
    Mar 2019 Uphill: Jacob's Wells and Constitution Hill
    Feb 2019 BW - Dundry - Dundry Ln to Pub
    Jan 2019 Orchard Climb (vJan2019)


    Nov 2018 Redcatch Road
    Oct 2018 Dundry Upton Lane Climb
    Sep 2018 wilmington hill-short
    Aug 2018 Caswell Hill
    Jul 2018 E Dundry Rd Climb
    Jun 2018 Stoke Lane
    May 2018 B.out for the k.o.m.hill
    Apr 2018 3 peaks Highlands challenge
    Mar 2018 Henbury Road climb
    Feb 2018 Tower House Lane
    Jan 2018 Penpole Lane


    Nov 2017 Long Cross Hill
    Oct 2017 Col D'Backwell
    Sep 2017 Dial Lane
    Aug 2017 Almondsbury hill
    Jul 2017 SAS challenge
    Jun 2017 Lee Dorsey
    May 2017 Dyrham Sand Hill
    Apr 2017 Chew Hill
    Mar 2017 Failand Lane up to Lower Failand
    Feb 2017 Woollard Lane - bottom to Slate Lane
    Jan 2017 Romney Avenue


    Nov 2016 LimeBURN & Wells Rd Climb
    Oct 2016 Refuel
    Sep 2016 Wellsway (safer)
    Aug 2016 Brockley Combe
    Jul 2016 Crew the Air Balloon
    Jun 2016 Northstoke Lung Burner
    May 2016 Over Ln Climb
    Apr 2016 To the water tower
    Mar 2016 Hyatts Wood Rd Climb
    Feb 2016 Naish hill (steep part)
    Jan 2016 Col de Novers Hill


    Dec 2015 A Year in a Day 2015
    Nov 2015 Ashton Hill, to the top
    Oct 2015 Stoke Hill Interval
    Sep 2015 Redlynch Lane (safer)
    Aug 2015 big ring road climb
    Jul 2015 Hamburger Hill
    Jun 2015 tower house lane (2nd half)
    May 2015 Scotland Lane
    Apr 2015 Clarken combe
    Mar 2015 Malborough Hill
    Feb 2015 Cranbrook Lights Climb (safe finish)
    Jan 2015 Wedmore Vale