Sheppey Velo Segment of the Month competition 2018!

We are pleased to announce the return of the very popular Sheppey Velo Segment Challenge of the month for 2018! (Thanks to Ben Smith for hosting.)

It will be a friendly competition open to ONLY Sheppey Velo club members. FaceBook: Strava: So please join the Club through British Cycling if you are interested:

Each month a different Strava segment will be selected and advertised here and on our Face book club Page. Whoever records the fastest time (male and female) over the segment is the stage winner. Placings contribute to the overall competitions. The overall quickest times for the whole competition season will win the GC award (Male and Female.) This year there will also be an overall GC prize for the veterans of the club, over the age of 50 when starting the competition in April. The Top 3 In each category will be awarded a prize, to be presented at the Club’s Annual General Meeting.


  1. Competition is open to only members of Sheppey Velo (1st and second claim equally entitled.)
  2. You must have a personal Strava account and join Sheppey Velo on Strava. (Please request to join via the Strava App and an admin will add you.)
  3. Record a time on the nominated segment between 00:01hrs on the 1st of the month and 23:59hrs on the last day of the month.
  4. Only your best time counts so have as many goes as you like.
  5. Your time must be recorded on a human-powered bicycle nor taken whilst sitting in a car!
  6. This year Time trial bikes are NOT to be used on any stage (for safety reasons.)
  7. Stages must be ridden solo or without drafting for your time to be counted. (Please respect this code of fairly play, you would only be cheating yourself - Chain gang efforts are definitely not allowed!)
  8. At the end of each month the top 10 riders will be announced (male and female) and points awarded.
  9. The Veterans top 5 for each month will also be reported.
  10. There will be 7 stages - April to October. (One less than last year - due to the bad weather.)
  11. The riders (male and female) plus the Vets group (over 50) with the highest cumulative points across all stages (GC) will be declared the winners and the end of the competition.
  12. Points Scored: Top 10 placements GC: 15/12/10/8/6/5/4/3/2/1

Segments will be selected for their varied challenge, and safety. Every effort will be made to select segments that are as safe as reasonably possible. However, this is for fun only, so please be safe and avoid unnecessary risks.

A reminder that the rules of the road must be observed and the safety of yourselves and others is always the first priority.

DANGEROUS RIDERS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED - The organiser’s decision is final in any dispute.

Most of all have fun! and hoping for an even stronger competition this year! - The Admin team SV

Challenge information

Activities included in the challenge are based on each athlete's local time zone.

Activity privacy settings must be marked Everyone to count towards the challenge.

All activities logged during the challenge period must be uploaded to Strava no later than three days after a stage ends.

This challenge is organised by Sheppey Velo and only members may join.