Chepstow Chasseur de Cols (CCC) Challenge 2021

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Prepare yourself for the event of the year.

2021 Chepstow Chasseur de Cols (CCC) Challenge!

Make yourself comfortable and browse the below to whet

your appetite for the challenge! 

3 prize categories

  • Polka Dot Jersey - Best Climber (Best 10 from 12 hills)

  • Red jersey (most points from 10 rides)

  • CCC Jersey (Most points from above 2 and overall winner)

Prizes:

There will be prizes for the women and men this year for all of the above categories.

No efforts, money and time have been spared to provide the winners of the above a memento: a hand painted miniature cyclist by the Dutch Master himself . 😂

 

How do I join the 2021 CCC Challenge?

Simple!

Firstly: Join Chepstow Cycling Club as a member.

Secondly: Join Strava Club “Chepstow Chasseur de Cols (CCC)“ here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/185219

Ensure you are making your Activities Public on Strava and we will do the rest with regular results updates through the year.

Joining the Strava club confirms your agreement to have your rides logged and results shared Chepstow Cycling Club throughout the year.

Polka Dot Jersey - Best 10 from 12 hills

Best time from 12 Local Climb segments

As promised yesterday more info on part of the CCC challenge:

• Ride from 1st April - 30th September

• 20 points for best time on each hill

• 19 points for second, 18 points for third, etc

• Any attempt will at least get 5 points regardless of number of participants

• Best 10 scores count towards the challenge

• Not all hills need to be climbed, climb what you can and want

• Open to Members of Chepstow CC

• Simply Join a Strava Club “Chepstow Chasseur de Cols (CCC)“ here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/185219

Ensure you are making your Activities Public on Strava and we will do the rest with regular results updates through the year.

• Joining the Strava club confirms your agreement to have your rides logged and results shares with both Monmouthshire Wheelers and Chepstow Cycling Club throughout the year.

The Rules:

You can do this (almost) any way you want. You can take your BMX, MTB, Road bike, roller skates, etc. You can even do a “Froome” and run up the hills or even skip up the hill or crawl as long as you get up that hill.

 

It is NOT allowed is “draft”, “suck wheel” or coach each other up a hill as a duo, trio or group. It’s an individual effort!

Riding up a segment together with other(s) will be considered as drafting and will invalidate your attempt!

 

If you do this just letting you know that: I have a very particular set of skills. I will track you, I will find you & I will reduce your points!

 

We have removed the further away hills for this year. So, no Gospel Pass or Tumble. You will no longer have to kill yourself riding halfway across the country just to get to the bottom of the segments. All segments are nearby and accessible to all.

2021 Polka-Dot Segments:

 

1. Monmouth to Staunton (Old)

https://www.strava.com/segments/23943276

Distance 4.88KM / 3 Miles

Average Grade 4.1%

Cat: 3

2. Chepstow Bridge up Offa's Dyke CCC Segment (Old)

https://www.strava.com/segments/24569448

Distance 6.32KM / 3.9 Miles

Avg. Grade 3.2%

Cat 3

 

3. Whitebrook Farm to Monmouth Road (Old)

https://www.strava.com/segments/4121622

Distance: 4.2KM / 2.6 Miles

Avg. grade 5%

Cat 3

 

4. Parc-Seymour full climb (Old)

https://www.strava.com/segments/26127860

Distance: 2.81KM / 1.74 Miles

Avg. Grade: 7.2%

Cat. 3

 

5. Monmouth - Trellech (last year’s most popular segment but now with lush new tarmac)

https://www.strava.com/segments/1043735

Distance: 3.8KM / 2.36 Miles

Avg. grade 5.6%

Cat 3

 

6. Bigsweir - Coldharbour CCC Segement (NEW)

https://www.strava.com/segments/27795451

Distance 4.1KM / 2.5 Miles

Average Grade : 5.39%

Cat: 3

 

7. Llanvair Discoed to Shirenewton (NEW)

https://www.strava.com/segments/903578

Distance: 2.48KM / 1.54 Miles

Avg. grade 4.2%

Cat 4

 

8. Tintern - Parkhouse (NEW)

https://www.strava.com/segments/27616342

Distance: 4.14KM / 2.57 Miles

Avg. grade 5.6%

Cat 3

 

9. LLandogo to Trelleck climb (NEW)

https://www.strava.com/segments/3879805

Distance: 5.3KM / 3.3 Miles

Avg. grade 3.9%

Cat 3

 

10. Llanllowell Lane Climb (New)

https://www.strava.com/segments/1041431

Distance: 2.67KM / 1.7 Miles

Avg. Grade: 4.6%

Cat. 4

 

11. Llanishen Extended Climb (New)

https://www.strava.com/segments/13809920

Distance: 4.8KM / 3 Miles

Avg. grade 3.2%

Cat 4

 

12. Cobblers Plain Assault - Long version via LLansoy (New)

https://www.strava.com/segments/27696161

Distance: 10.15KM / 6.3 Miles

Avg. grade 1.6%

Cat 4

Red Jersey: Distance & Altitude Quest

 

This is a fun way of helping you ride progressively ride longer distances with progressively higher altitudes to conquer.

 

The Rules:

You can do this (almost) any way you want. You can take your BMX, MTB, Road bike, roller skates, etc. You can even do a “Froome” and run up the hills or even skip, crawl or walk as long as you do the distance and altitude.

 

Yes, you can do it together and draft the whole way round. You can go ride in a group and be pushed the entire way and you can even use mechanical doping – engine.

 

I don’t expect everyone to be able to do all rides. In fact, it’s designed that probably only 1 or two will be able to do all rides.

The rider that has done the most rides earns the most points and wins the Red Jersey.

 

  • Ride from April – 30th September

  • Ride any number of distances and altitudes from the available – see slides / pictures below

  • Any amount of rides can be done. You can do one or you can do all.. The more you do the more points you earn.

  • Ride any ride combination only once

  • Completion of rides means you’ve earned the points

  • Speed is not of importance. Finishing the ride is of importance

  • Register on Strava https://www.strava.com/clubs/185219

  • How do you qualify for the points? 2 ways to register points:

    1.  PM me (Andre Dekerf) with the Strava link to your ride and I will add your points if you qualify. PS you will not qualify if you provide a link to a 100mile ride and want to qualify for the points for a 30 mile ride. It has to match up on distance and altitude.

    2. Alternatively, you can leave your Strava link in the comments section on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/185219/discussion

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