VeloViewer has partnered up with 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs’ Simon Warren to provide an all-time leader board for the best climbs in Britain. If you’re not already an owner of these great books then you MUST get them on your next birthday wish list as they are fantastically inspirational and perfect for planning rides or even holidays. But who’s ridden the most and who is the fastest (ok, that’ll most likely be Tejvan)? Time to join the 100 Climbs Strava Club and see how you compare.
When you first join the 100 Climbs Strava Club you will NOT appear immediately in the leader boards! The next time each region’s leader board is updated your data will be pulled in. This update can be triggered by visiting each region’s leader board but of course if someone else visits it before you get there then your data will be pulled in by them.
If you are still not showing up on climbs you have completed then this could be due to one of two reasons:
- Make sure you have completed the specific segments used in the leaderboard. There are often many duplicate segments with similar names so follow the link from the leaderboard to see the specific segment in use.
- When the segment doesn’t appear in the segments list (including hidden segments) on the activity page on the Strava website: Strava hasn’t matched you to the segments either due to dodgy GPS data or because you didn’t complete the full segment. If non-matching is due to dodgy GPS data then use RaceShape’s SNAP tool to correct your ride, if you missed the start/end of the segment then you’ll have to head back and ride the full climb! If you are sure you did ride the entire segment and it still didn’t match then try the next step…
- When the segment appears in the segment list of your activity but you still don’t get a time on the leaderboard: It seems Strava isn’t 100% reliable in this area so if you see the segment in the activity’s segment list but when you view the segment leaderboard (on Strava) and filter by the 100 Climbs club and you don’t show up then you need to try pressing the “Refresh Activity Achievements” option on your Strava Activity page (after pressing the spanner button). Fingers crossed this will also add you onto the club’s leaderboard for the segment. If not then your only remaining option is to contact firstname.lastname@example.org giving the URLs (the address in the top bar of your browser) of the segments concerned and also the URLs of the activities where the segment is listed and they should sort it out.
The 100 Climbs book is broken up into the regions of Britain and the overall leader board is equally structured. On here you can see people’s position within each region, the number of KOM/QOMs people have, the total number of climbs completed along with your total score. Clicking on the headings reorders the list as you’d expect.
Region Leader Boards
Clicking on the “View” link will take you down to the regional leaderboards:
Each climb is listed with your position, time and deep-link to RaceShape (to compare your performance against the current KOM). The points awarded that determine your overall position are displayed on the right hand side.
Click the “View” link for a climb to see the VeloViewer segment details page. Once again, clicking on the column header reorders the data.
How the Points Work
1st place on a climb (out of those in the 100 Climbs Strava Club) is awarded 100 points, 2nd place 99, 3rd place 98 all the way down to 100th place getting a single point.
- UPDATE – Following on from a very sensible suggestion in a comment below the scoring has been changed to be a sum of your placing scores (calculated based on number of athletes in the 100 climbs segment leader board rather than total number of athletes for the segment). This means that you don’t have to be targeting a top 100 placing in order to improve your score, also, those placing high on the more popular segments will be rewarded more than for similar places on less contested segments.
- For each climb completed you are awarded 20 bonus points.
The idea being to attempt to motivate people to ride them all as well as ride up them hard.