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The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by The Raven » 02 May 2020, 18:17

With Covid19 given me time to think of some mad alternative challenges!

Has anyone thought of this idea?
Hill Challenge - evil

Hillingdon
Buckhurst Hill
Dollis Hill
Gants Hill
Grange Hill
Harrow on the Hill
Mill Hill East
Northwood Hills
Notting Hill Gate
Sudbury Hill
Tower Hill



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Post by EastActionWoman » 03 May 2020, 09:21

As long as you don't need to get out at every station to take a photo of the entrance, I'd be up for this one.

Would we all end up doing pretty much the same route though?
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Post by The Raven » 03 May 2020, 09:34

Could add in LO and Tram as well:

Bush Hill Park
Crouch Hill
Denmark Hill
Forest Hill
Gravel Hill
Stamford Hill

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Post by EastActionWoman » 03 May 2020, 10:44

Now that's just sadistic :twisted:
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Post by The Raven » 03 May 2020, 13:05

I just realised how horrible stations with "hill" in the name are!

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Post by Going Underground » 04 May 2020, 16:17

We still have The Ravens "Colour" challenge to do as well :shock:
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Post by The Raven » 04 May 2020, 16:19

Going Underground wrote:We still have The Ravens "Colour" challenge to do as well :shock:
The long delayed colour/rainbow challenge. If I can get my daughter along too...

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Post by EastActionWoman » 04 May 2020, 18:18

ooh, as separate words in the name, e.g. Green Park, or anywhere in the name e.g. Blackhorse Road?
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Post by RJSRdg » 04 May 2020, 18:45

Funnily enough I was only thinking of a 'Colour' challenge the other day - hadn't realised it had already been invented!

I guess really it ought to be done on the Queen's Official Birthday....
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Post by The Raven » 04 May 2020, 19:58

EastActionWoman wrote:ooh, as separate words in the name, e.g. Green Park, or anywhere in the name e.g. Blackhorse Road?
The list we agreed on was

Redbrdge
Turnham Green
Parsons Green
Whitechapel
Stepney Green
Willesden Green
Green Park
Golders Green
White City
Wood Green
Bounds Green
Blackhorse Road
Blackwall
Greenwich
West Silverton
Harringay Green Lanes
Bethnal Green
Kensal Green
North Greenwich
Blackfrairs
Goldhawk Road
Greenford
Limehouse

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Post by The Raven » 04 May 2020, 20:02

Although you could add:

Bethnal Green (Overground)
White Hart Lane
Silver Street
Edmonton Green

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Post by RJSRdg » 05 May 2020, 22:40

The 'Hills' challenge is a subset of another alternative challenge I had been inventing - the Sporting Challenge (all stations which contain names of well-known sports teams, competitors or venues) - so the Hill stations represent three Formula One World Champions (Graham, Phil and Damon) and one famous footballer (Jimmy Hill)!

Other Tube stations in the challenge would include

Football:

WATFORD (as in Watford FC)
ARSENAL
HIGHBURY & Islington
GUNNERSbury
FULHAM Broadway
TOTTENHAM Hale
WEMBLEY Park
North WEMBLEY
WEMBLEY Central
QUEENSbury (Tennis venue, plus Bury FC!)
KingsBURY (Bury FC)
ELM PARK (Old Reading FC ground)
UPTON PARK
WEST HAM
OVAL
WIMBLEDON (FC and Tennis)
WIMBLEDON Park
South WIMBLEDON
(Phil) TUFNELL Park
(Derek) WARWICK Avenue
STRATFORD (2012 Olympics)
EARL'S COURT (2012 Olympic Venue)
HYDE PARK corner (2012 Olympic Venue)
WHITE CITY (1908 Olympics)
LIVERPOOL Street
PRESTON Road
(Roger) BLACK horse Road

And I'm sure many more - in fact it might almost be easier to do a FNC!
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Post by michael_churchill » 06 May 2020, 10:38

An idea I had, which I don't think I've ever mentioned on the forum, is "Tube challenge by borough".
Visit at least one tube station in all 26 of the 32 London boroughs that have them, plus the City of London.
Some stations are close to the boundary between boroughs and I believe some have entrances in more than one borough - For instance, Chancery Lane in the City and in Camden. To allocate one borough to each station, I eventually found a TfL source, https://tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/docum ... gures.xlsx

The six boroughs without tube stations are Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Kingston, Lewisham and Sutton. Bromley, Croydon and Lewisham are served by Overground and/or DLR, so they could also be included on a wider "Tube Map" challenge, if it's not hard enough! They all have NR stations.
Two boroughs each only have one tube station, so they must be visited. At the other extreme, Westminster has 32 so there are plenty of route planning options.
Come to think of it, just visiting all 32 stations in Westminster could be a good challenge.

For a trivia question, after Westminster's 32, which borough has the next most? The answer may surprise you!

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michael_churchill wrote:For a trivia question, after Westminster's 32, which borough has the next most? The answer may surprise you!
Brent?

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Post by michael_churchill » 06 May 2020, 10:47

The Raven wrote:
06 May 2020, 10:44
michael_churchill wrote:For a trivia question, after Westminster's 32, which borough has the next most? The answer may surprise you!
Brent?
Correct. Brent has 21.

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