Updated 100 Climbs / “Segment Hunter” Strava Leaderboards

The result of GDPR and some related Strava API changes meant I’ve had to completely change the way the 100 Climbs leaderboards (and other club specific, “Segment Hunter” leaderboards) are populated and I’m happy to say, after a month of being offline, they are back!

Getting your times on the leaderboards

The leaderboards are no longer populated in bulk so here is how you get your times on them, either:

  1. (VeloViewer PRO users only) At the top of each book leaderboard (AKA Segment Hunter Series) you will see a button to check/update your times for all the segments for the entire book/Series. This can only be used once a day but press it the once and it’ll check all of the segments for each chapter/region/Segment Hunter in one go and refresh the leaderboards.
  2. You can also just check/refresh the segments for an individualĀ chapter/region/Segment Hunter by pressing the button at the top of its leaderboard. this can be done every 30 minutes and, if you’ve just completed new segments or improved times in a single area, then this method will save me some precious Strava API calls šŸ™‚

For all of these leaderboards you need to be a member of the associated Strava Club. A link will now be shown if you aren’t a member. Once you are a member then the buttons will be shown.

Important: Checking places on one 100 Climbs book might have a few climbs that overlap with other books but in order to check all climbs in the other book then make sure you press the check button on each book’s main leaderboard.

Completed climb not showing in leaderboard

Each climb used in the leaderboard uses a specific segment.Ā  For the 100 Climbs leaderboards, these segments are provided by Simon and are the same as those used in his excellent apps for iOS and Android. Simon has created these segments to match up with the descriptions in his books. Any queries about the segments being used should be made to Simon directly.

If you click on the climb title in the leaderboard it will open the segment details page so you can check the exact details of the climb being used.Ā  If you don’t have a time showing up on a climb that you have completed after pressing the button to “Check your times” then for some reason Strava hasn’t matched that segment to your activity, or possibly just haven’t placed you on the segment leaderboard then there are some things to try out:

  • The first thing to try is to open your activity where you completed the climb and press the “Refresh Activity Achievements” option on the Actions menu then check to see if the segment is listed (note that it could be in the hidden segments list at the bottom of the page).
  • Double check that your GPS recording passes through the start and end of the specific segment details.Ā  If you turned around before the finish or took a turning that means the start or end of the segment was missed then there isn’t much you can do other than ride the climb again.
  • If you did pass the start and end properly but your GPS device got a bit lost (i.e. wandered off away from the road due to a bad signal) then the only option that I know of is to get in touch with Strava support providing the link to your activity and a link to the specific segment that is missing and they might be able to force it to be matched for you.

Leaderboards for your own club

Over the last few years I’ve hosted similar leaderboards (Segment Hunters) for my own and a few other cycling clubs which have been great at instilling a bit of extra motivation for people to tackle new segments, push themselves a bit harder and most importantly add to the club-run banter.Ā  If you are in a club with one of these leaderboards you will now see direct links to those leaderboards from the main menu beneath the 100 Climbs links (see top image).

If you are interested in having a leaderboard for your own club then please get in touch.

4 thoughts on “Updated 100 Climbs / “Segment Hunter” Strava Leaderboards”

  • Hey Ben, as a feature suggestion for Leaderboards, do you think it’s possible to map all the segments for a specific Leaderboard into a map? I’m ticking off those in the East/West Sussex, and Surrey/Kent Leaderboards, but having to open 10+ tabs to open each segment and zoom out of the maps to view where they are. Some I have a rough idea, but others, never heard of them. If I was to make a journey to Eastbourne for example, I could see there are 3 or 4 that could be done in a day, or likewise near Petersfield for some West Sussex climbs.

  • Hi, I don’t think the leaderboard is working correctly for at least one of the climbs in yorkshire. Egton High Moor I have definitely done (Strava says I have) but there is no time next to me (or anyone else for that matter) on the leaderboard. Its under Yorkshire East. A couple of the other climbs also show no times for anyone and I would assume at least one person has been up them on the leaderboard.

    • Hi Kirk, Simon sent me a new set of “official” segments that he has created to match up the descriptions in the books so I’ve swapped them over to use these in the leaderboard. I had to regenerate all of the placings. My guess is that if you saw some climbs with no results that would have been because I was in the middle of the repopulation process. I think they have all been populated now for those matching on the new segments.
      I’m not sure if this is the same reason you were missing the Egton High Moor segment or not. If it is still not showing then please check out the second section of this blog post as to why that might be the case and how it can be rectified – //blog.veloviewer.com/updated-100-climbs-segment-hunter-strava-leaderboards/

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