Appreciate there is the PRL route which is multiple laps of London but is there generally accepted “best” route for a ton ride?
I’d use Watopias Waistband.
That route is only available in events, unless you want to use manual turns the entire time. Probably not for 100 mile ride.
Tempus fugit would be the flattest route to use, or check out tick tock or volcano flat.
So what’s the problem for manuel turns?
I use it all the time.
Better than totally boring Tempus Fugit or Tick Tock.
I just wouldn’t want to hassle with them for a 100 mile ride is all.
I am the opposite, I like manual turns especially for those long rides, makes things interesting, but that makes us all wonderfully different.
I would suggest staying on the flatter part of Watopia.
There’s usually a few 100k group rides on Sunday mornings - I usually do one of them. I don’t get bored in a group ride
I like to pick and plan my route on the go - it makes things a bit more interesting and stops the boredom - especially on very long rides
I’m in the Watopia Waistband camp. For those really long rides, I like the manual turns; keeps me engaged a little more. And it lets me mix it up a bit too. I haven’t done 100 miles, but for my 100km ride, I did the Waistband, and then used Ocean Boulevard to do the Waistband in reverse, and then reverse again, etc.
Totally depends on what you mean with “best”. If you just want to do it as fast as possible, probably one of Tempus Fugit or Tick Tock, no climbs to speak of and always lots of people to draft.
To me that just sounds hella boring so my personal choice would be (was) NYC as I like the rolling terrain (and I know that’s a divisive issue), either Park Perimeter or Astoria 8 with some random turns for the end loops and the odd detour upstairs when ground floor starts to get repetitive as well. Preferably an off day for quieter roads even though that means effectively no drafting.
25 laps, no problem!
I actually got that achievement. I Forgot about that.