Yesterday I managed to reach the milestone of 100 miles for my Eddington score. Some of you may know what this is, but for the rest of you it means that I have managed to complete one hundred rides of 100 miles. Quite an achievement, but what makes the Eddington score so addictive is that it gets exponentially harder.
For example, a score of 10 miles requires only 10 rides of 10 miles, and a score of 50 miles requires 50 rides of 50 miles, but for myself the road is steep from here on. To obtain a score of 110 miles I will require an additional 51 rides of at least 110 miles. This is because I set myself a target of 100 miles, and therefore on many occasions, once I had cycled 100 miles I didn’t feel the need to continue. Steve Abraham, on the other hand, has a score of over 200 miles due to his attempt on the world distance record in 2015. It is highly unlikely that I will ever get a score that high, but maybe in a couple of years I will reach 110 miles or higher.
Note: Eddington image is a screenshot from the excellent Strava add-on site Veloviewer, well worth the £10 a year premium membership.