SVCC Strava Club Challenge

Join the SVCC Segment of the Month Competition

Here is a challenge designed for the club rider that likes a bit of a blast, not just on the hills, but on the flats and undulating roads as well. We hope the challenge will appeal to riders of all speeds and abilities.

Ladies are encouraged to have a go, so you will see a separate section for the top 5 ladies.

Each month a different segment will be selected. Whoever records the fastest time (male and female) over the segment is the stage winner. Placings contribute to the overall competition. There are no formal prizes for the monthly segments just the kudos and knowledge you’ve done well against your club mates.  At the end of the challenge the winners are those riders that have accumulated the most points.

The individual Strava segments will if possible be created from our Sunday club rides.


  • Competition is open to all members of SVCC
  • You must have a personal Strava account and join the SVCC club on Strava
  • Record a time on the nominated segment between Midnight on the 1st of the month and 20:00 on the last day of the month (20:00 cut off is to allow enough time to consolidate results before the ‘monthly’ analysis disappears in Strava)
  • Only your best time counts so have as many goes as you like.
  • Your time must be recorded on a human powered bike (not an electric/or motorised bike).
  • At the end of each month the top 10 male riders in the age category and top 5 female riders will be announced and respective KOM and QOM points awarded. Additional points will be awarded for beating your previous best time in 2020
  • Over the course of the year there will be a good mix of flat, rolling, and hill stages that will contribute cumulative points towards the General Classification competition.
  • Points are awarded to both competitors in the event of any tied times.
  • There will be 11 stages this year, (February to December).
  • The riders (male and female) with the highest cumulative points across all stages will be declared the winners.
  • The organisers decision is final in any dispute.
  • A reminder that the rules of the road must be observed and the safety of yourselves and others is always the first priority.
  • May 2020 TT challenge. For this event only the final results will not include joint positions; for example, if there is a tie for 1st place then the first rider to record the winning time will get 1st place, the other rider will be awarded 2nd place and the points awarded accordingly. 

New Categories for 2021

  •  15,12,10,8,6,5,4,3,2,1 points in descending order for 1st to 10th places in all categories (men only)
  • 18-44
  • 45-54
  • 55-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75+
  •  Ladies points 10,7,5,2,1. points in descending order for 1st to 5th places (no categories)
  •  KOM/QOM achieved will gain double points 
  •  Beating the club record will gain 5 points 
  •  Beating your personal best (PB) Strava challenges during 2020 will gain 5 points


How to find the Strava segment and follow progress

To view each month’s Strava segment just click on the month tab below, then click on the Segment image. This will take you to the Strava main site where you can view the segment in detail.

You can also follow your progress, just log into your Strava account, find the segment then look under leader board click   Sid Valley CC then on the top header click on All-Time a drop down menu will appear, click This Month.


General Classification Board 2020
Overall Strava Club Challenge 2020 Points - Male
RiderNo. of SegmentsPositionPoints
Matthew Yates101164
Lee Mallen102126
Nigel Winchester9399
Pete McLean8489
Martin Weeks9554
Nick Keast6634
Steve King9634
Doug Parker7833
Adrian Snelgrove7930
Brian Hitchcock61028
Sam Needs21117
Ken Argent81213
Chris Gunningham61311
Greg Pearce41410
Steve Radcliffe31410
Craig Salter2167
Jim Ogborne5167
Adrian Clode2167
Jim Tyrrell3193
Julian Hurst3193
James Winchester2212
Jonny Cooper2212
Ray Sheridan1231
Adrian Clutton10
Andy Stovell20
Brian Hegarty20
Clive Banks10
Jeremy Hopkins10
Jim Ephraums20
Karl Green30
Marcus Mattocks10
Neil Hitt10
Nick Read20
Overall Strava Club Challenge 2020 Points - Male 65+
RiderNo. of SegmentsPositionPoints
Martyn Baker10164
Steve C6260
Robert Hayman4334
Richard Brain9334
Eric Emerson6527
Steve Trossell6617
John Hawes2712
Roger White282
Trevor Ford391
Overall Strava Club Challenge 2020 Points - Female
RiderNo. of SegmentsPositionPoints
Nikki G6155
Rachael Mattocks5238
Anne Ephraums4329
Catherine Hilton2420



1st Overall – Matt Yates –  06:31

1st Super Senior – Steve Cooper – 08:12


Matt Yates Holds the New Club Record!

Strava Challenges 2020

January 21 - Patterson's Cross


Segment Risk Assessment

RiderM/F65+DateBest TimeM PositionM Points65+ Position65+ PointsF PositionF Points

December - Hemyock Hill


Segment Risk Assessment

RiderM/F65+DateBest TimeM PositionM Points65+ Position65+ PointsF PositionF Points
Matthew YatesMN12/12/2006:31115
Lee MallenMN29/12/2006:52212
Nigel WinchesterMN25/11/2007:11310
Pete McLeanMN28/12/2007:4248
Martin WeeksMN10/12/2008:1056
Steve CMY06/12/2008:12110
Martyn BakerMY20/12/2008:3427
Adrian ClodeMN20/12/2008:3965
Adrian SnelgroveMN20/12/2008:5674
Steve TrossellMY20/12/2009:1235
Jim OgborneMN20/12/2009:1583
Richard BrainMY20/12/2009:2942

November - Farway to Golf Course


Segment Risk Assessment

RiderM/F65+DateBest TimeM PositionM Points65+ Position65+ PointsF PositionF Points
Lee MallenMN14/11/2005:34115
Matthew YatesMN11/11/2005:47212
Pete McLeanMN11/11/2005:59310
Nigel WinchesterMN11/11/2006:0248
Doug ParkerMN01/11/2006:2556
Martin WeeksMN11/11/2006:4265
Steve CMy22/11/2006:45110
Steve KingMN11/11/2006:4674
Julian HurstMN18/11/2006:5783
Martyn BakerMY23/11/2007:0227
Eric EmersonMY24/11/2007:0635
Adrian SnelgroveMN08/11/2007:2292
Richard BrainMY17/11/2007:3342
Roger WhiteMY13/11/2008:0351
Adrian ClodeMN05/11/2008:26101
Ken ArgentMN08/11/2008:3211
Nick KeastMN08/11/2008:3312
Nikki GFN07/11/2008:44110

October - Peak Hill


Segment Risk Assessment

RiderM/F65+DateBest TimeM PositionM Points65+ Position65+ PointsF PositionF Points
Matthew YatesMN17/10/2006:55115
Nick KeastMN14/10/2007:34212
Pete McleanMN27/10/2007:34212
Nigel WinchesterMN22/10/2007:51310
Lee MallenMN30/10/2008:4048
Chris GunninghamMN17/10/2009:0756
Steve CMY17/10/2009:17110
Catherine HiltonFN14/10/2009:41110
Adrian SnelgroveMN21/10/2009:4665
Martyn BakerMY27/10/2009:5327
Greg PearceMN23/10/2010:0474
Jim TyrrellMN25/10/2010:0983
Martin WeeksMN28/10/2010:1492
Eric EmersonMY20/10/2010:2235
Richard BrainMY19/10/2011:1042
Ray SheridanMN25/10/2011:13101
Neil HittMN11/10/2011:1411
Roger WhiteMY25/10/2011:2051
Steve KingMN28/10/2011:3612
Ken ArgentMN04/10/2012:0813
Jeremy HopkinsMN09/10/2014:0714

September - Clyst Hydon to Langford Green


Segment Risk Assessment

RiderM/F65+DateBest TimeM PositionM Points65+ Position65+ PointsF PositionF Points
Matthew YatesMN30/09/2006:18135
Lee MallenMN30/09/2006:18135
Pete McleanMN21/09/2006:32212
Nigel WinchesterMN21/09/2006:36310
Steve KingMN20/09/2007:1048
Martin WeeksMN20/09/2007:1156
Doug ParkerMN02/09/2007:1365
Nick KeastMN29/09/2007:1474
Brian HitchcockMN13/09/2007:1783
Craig SalterMN27/09/2008:3992
Steve CMy13/09/2007:15110
Eric EmersonMY27/09/2008:0127
Richard BrainMY27/09/2008:0835
Martyn BakerMY11/09/2008:2242
Rachael MattocksFN06/09/2010:25110
Anne EphraumsFN02/09/2010:3027
Nikki GFN18/09/2010:4835
Trevor FordMY25/09/2011:1251

August - Lower Marlpits to Golf Course


Segment Risk Assessment

RiderM/F65+DateBest TimeM PositionM Points65+ Position65+ PointsF PositionF Points
Pete McLeanMN30/08/2003:43115
Matthew YatesMN27/08/2003:57212
Lee MallenMN06/08/2004:03310
Nigel WinchesterMN21/08/2004:0448
Ken ArgentMN29/08/2004:4356
Brian HitchcockMN31/08/2005:0465
Martyn BakerMY30/08/2005:12110
Doug ParkerMN18/08/2005:1374
Eric EmersonMY29/08/2005:1627
Steve KingMN21/08/2005:3283
Richard BrainMY18/08/2005:3335
Catherine HiltonFN26/08/2006:05110
Jim OgborneMN26/08/2006:0692

June / July - Airport to Aylesbeare


Segment Risk Assessment

RiderM/F65+DateBest TimeM PositionM Points65+ Position65+ PointsF PositionF Points
Nigel WinchesterMN08/07/2007:25115
Martin WeeksMN26/07/2007:50212
Matthew YatesMN26/07/2007:54310
Pete McLeanMN06/06/2007:5648
Steve CMy26/07/2008:07110
Lee MallenMN04/06/2008:1456
Doug ParkerMN04/06/2008:3265
Steve KingMN07/06/2009:0374
Adrian SnelgroveMN05/06/2009:2483
Martyn BakerMY26/07/2009:3927
Sam NeedsMN21/07/2009:5292
Richard BrainMY07/06/2009:5735
Nikki GFN17/07/2010:07110
Eric EmersonMY25/07/2010:0742
Steve TrossellMY03/07/2010:3351
Ken ArgentMN12/07/2010:36101
Jim OgborneMN29/07/2010:5411
Rachael MattocksFN28/07/2011:1427
Trevor FordMY19/07/2011:296
Nick KeastMN08/06/2013:1612
Anne EphraumsFN29/07/2013:5635
Jim EphraumsMN29/07/2013:5613
Chris GunninghamMN11/07/2015:5314

May - Old A30 TT

This months Strava Challenge old A30 TT

For those of you not familiar with a TT (Time trial) here are a few basic tips that may help.Hands on the drops, elbows in, sit forward positioning over the cranks to gain max power, chin up (try not to drop your head it’ll only add drag).

The course is a bit undulating so push hard on the ups and flat sections, recover (80% of max effort) on the downs.

The other factor to consider is wind direction, very important, get it right and you’ll fly!

Because this is a TT we will be scoring differently, same points added as before but if there’s a tie for 1st place then the first rider to have achieved the fastest time gets 1st place the other rider will take 2nd place, so this time nobody can tie for positions.

RiderM/F65+DateBest TimeM PositionM Points65+ Position65+ PointsF PositionF Points
Matthew YatesMN22/05/2007:02120
Lee MallenMN22/05/2007:03212
Pete McLeanMN23/05/2007:11310
Nick KeastMN22/05/2007:1448
Nigel WinchesterMN22/05/2007:1756
Martin WeeksMN23/05/2007:2865
Steve CMy22/05/2007:41110
Chris GunninghamMN23/05/2007:4474
Robert HaymanMY22/05/2007:4527
Brian HitchcookMN23/05/2007:5783
Doug ParkerMN01/05/2007:5892
Jim OgborneMN23/05/2008:08101
Martyn BakerMY23/05/2008:1835
Steve TrossellMY22/05/2008:1942
Steve KingMN20/05/2008:2511
Julian HurstMN22/05/2008:2612
Brian HegartyMN18/05/2008:3713
James WinchesterMN01/05/2008:5014
Eric EmersonMY22/05/2008:5051
Nikki GFN22/05/2008:57110
Adrian CluttonMN17/05/2008:5915
Ken ArgentMN17/05/2009:0616
Steve RatcliffeMN19/05/2009:2717
Anne EphraumsFN26/05/2011:1527

April - Northcote Hill

RiderM/F65+DateBest TimeM PositionM Points65+ Position65+ PointsF PositionF Points
Matthew YatesMN24/04/2004:31115
Pete McLeanMN29/04/2004:34212
Nick KeastMN27/04/2004:35310
Nigel WinchesterMN24/04/2004:4748
Lee MallenMN25/04/2005:0156
Adrian SnelgroveMN29/04/2005:0156
Steve KingMN25/04/2005:0665
Martin WeeksMN22/04/2005:1474
Robert HaymanMY23/04/2005:19110
Doug ParkerMN27/04/2005:2383
James WinchesterMN29/04/2005:2792
Brian HitchcockMN05/04/2005:36101
Ken ArgentMN12/04/2005:36101
Julian HurstMN26/04/2005:5111
Richard BrainMY03/04/2006:0427
Clive BanksMN15/04/2006:0612
Steve TrossellMY14/04/2006:1335
Greg PearceMN23/04/2006:1713
Martyn BakerMY14/04/2006:3942
Jim TyrrellMN14/04/2007:0214
Nikki GFN10/04/2007:09110
Chris GunninghamMN05/04/2007:1015
Karl GreenMN25/04/2007:2816
Rachael MattocksFN12/04/2008:3127

March 20 - Escot Rise

RiderM/F65+DateBest TimeM PositionM Points65+ Position65+ PointsF PositionF Points
Sam NeedsMN07/03/2003:00115
Matthew YatesMN30/03/2003:00115
Nigel WinchesterMN20/03/2003:01212
Lee MallenMN31/03/2003:01212
Steve KingMN25/03/2003:03310
Brian HitchcockMN22/03/2003:0548
Doug ParkerMN23/03/2003:0548
Brian HitchcockMN22/03/2003:0548
Robert HaymanMY07/03/2003:06110
Martin WeeksMN25/03/2003:0756
Adrian SnelgroveMN25/03/2003:1465
Ken ArgentMN22/03/2003:1974
Greg PearceMN25/03/2003:2283
Steve RadcliffeMN08/03/2003:2392
Chris GunninghamMN16/03/2003:37101
Martyn BakerMY31/03/2003:3827
John HawesMY13/03/2003:4535
Jonny CooperMN25/03/2003:5011
Jim EphraumsMN31/03/2004:1312
Anne EphraumsFN25/03/2004:16110
Jim OgborneMN18/03/2004:2013
Jim TyrrellMN18/03/2004:2214
Steve TrossellMY18/03/2004:2442
Richard BrainMY15/03/2004:3551
Brian HegartyMN31/03/3004:4215
Karl GreenMN08/03/2004:4716
Marcus MattocksMN08/03/2004:4817
Andy StovellMN08/03/2004:5618
Trevor FordMY22/03/2005:096
Rachael MattocksFN08/03/2005:3227
Nick ReadMN07/03/2006:0019

February 20 - Metcombe Climb

RiderM/F65+DateBest TimeM PositionM Points65+ Position65+ PointsF PositionF Points
Matthew YatesMN19/02/2003:51115
Nigel WinchesterMN28/02/2003:55212
Lee MallenMN27/02/2004:26310
Steve RadcliffeMN27/02/2004:3548
Martin WeeksMN07/02/2004:3756
Craig SalterMN23/02/2004:4065
Martyn BakerMY08/02/2004:53110
Adrian SnelgroveMN26/02/2004:5774
Greg PearceMN17/02/2005:0983
John HawesMY02/02/2005:1327
Robert HaymanMY27/02/2005:1327
Jonny CooperMN02/02/2005:1992
Ken ArgentMN02/02/2005:21101
Chris GunninghamMN02/02/2005:3611
Steve KingMN17/02/2005:4512
Nikki GFN22/02/2005:45110
Richard BrainMY02/02/2005:5735
Nick ReadMN12/02/2006:0013
Steve TrossellMY02/02/2006:0142
Andy StovellMN02/02/2006:2014
Rachael MattocksFN02/02/2006:2027
Karl GreenMN02/02/2006:2115