The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by The Raven » 06 May 2020, 10:58

Wow, that was a guess!

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by al » 06 May 2020, 12:17

I'm sure that Borough thing has been thought of previously, but I may be getting mixed up with a Diamond Geezer post!

The sporting list would surely need Queens Park in there too? :-)
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by The Raven » 06 May 2020, 12:46

I think the borough challenge has been thought of before. As it started an argument about which borough certain stations are in! Like Old Street being right on the border of Hackney and Islington etc!

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by greatkingrat » 06 May 2020, 13:59

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The record is 6h29m, although that is for all boroughs, using any of Tube / NR / DLR / Trams as desired.
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by The Raven » 06 May 2020, 14:26

Crazy Alternative Challenge #2
All modes

Simular to the All Line Challenge but with all the lines that appear to the tube map.

Bakerloo
Central
Circle
District
H&C
Jubilee
Metropolitan
Northern
Piccadilly
Victoria
W&C

AND..
DLR
London Overground
Tfl Rail
Tram
Dangleway

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by roblo97 » 06 May 2020, 15:49

I seem to recall Calling All Stations doing this before Christmas one year and I think the fastest time from KXSP was 3 hours 18, would be interesting to try and beat that though!!
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by Going Underground » 07 May 2020, 12:07

The Raven wrote:
06 May 2020, 14:26
Crazy Alternative Challenge #2
All modes

Simular to the All Line Challenge but with all the lines that appear to the tube map.

Bakerloo
Central
Circle
District
H&C
Jubilee
Metropolitan
Northern
Piccadilly
Victoria
W&C

AND..
DLR
London Overground
Tfl Rail
Tram
Dangleway

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I would exclude the dangle due not covered on normal travelcard cost - otherwise interesting - so one visit needed on each line yeah?
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by Lunaticonthegrass » 09 May 2020, 13:28

The Raven wrote:
06 May 2020, 14:26
Crazy Alternative Challenge #2
All modes

Simular to the All Line Challenge but with all the lines that appear to the tube map.

Bakerloo
Central
Circle
District
H&C
Jubilee
Metropolitan
Northern
Piccadilly
Victoria
W&C

AND..
DLR
London Overground
Tfl Rail
Tram
Dangleway

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I myself have had basically the same idea. A simple idea but lots of pottential for different routes and solitions to tricky bits. If fact, I think I even came up with a route, although no idea how feasible it it.

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by The Raven » 09 May 2020, 14:07

Based on the IKEA challenge, how about something similar using the London airports:
Heathrow
Gatwick
Luton
Stansted
Southend
City

Plus bonus points for additional challenges.

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by RJSRdg » 10 May 2020, 14:42

The Raven wrote:
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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There's also Haste Hill station on the Ruislip Lido Railway!
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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by The Raven » 10 May 2020, 20:33

RJSRdg wrote:
The Raven wrote:
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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There's also Haste Hill station on the Ruislip Lido Railway!
I'd love to do the ruislip lido on day. Could sneak off to it with my daughter...

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by The Raven » 14 May 2020, 15:24

Has anyone attempted full tube map challenge thats:

London underground
London Overground
DLR
Tfl Rail
Tramway
And Dangleway!

At least 2 day challenge I'd say!

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by stepneygreen05 » 14 May 2020, 16:26

Even the Dangleway? That's one hell of a stretch

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by stepneygreen05 » 14 May 2020, 16:27

Youd have to to the FNC on one day and the other parts of the map the next day

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Post by Iain » 14 May 2020, 17:48

michael_churchill wrote:
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.

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