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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Posted: 26 Jun 2020, 18:31
by stepneygreen05
tintin wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 18:26
stepneygreen05 wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 15:07
tintin wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 15:02

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Also, you need to include the Thames Clipper.
Thames Clipper shall NOT be included as
A, The Thames Clipper is NOT A TFL SERVICE and DOES NOT appear on the Tube Map.
B, The fees are ludicrously expensive.
A. The piers appear on the tube map (apart from Royal Wharf, Putney, Battersea, Cadogan and Wandsworth), and TFL provides route and service information through its apps and website.
B. It's not that expensive - just over £11 for unlimited travel (after widely available discounts).
But to be fair, as it is not a TFL service, should it REALLY be included as it is not operated by TFL and would just make the challenge just that bit harder and more expensive?

Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Posted: 26 Jun 2020, 19:07
by The Raven
You could argue that the national rail symbols appear with stations with national rail connections. So you have to do those stations was well!

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Posted: 26 Jun 2020, 20:13
by The Orange One
The Raven wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 09:42
I was also wondering what the limitations of the challenge were. Is it just bus routes that serve central London? Do you have to do the whole route or just one stop? Are you allowed to use other public transport? Etc

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I think it has to be a small part of the route - the original idea was just one stop but we could make it five stops minimum...

As for which routes we use, if we did the one stop only and had an entire day we could make it all London bus routes - but happy to restrict to ones that enter Zones 1-2 to make it better for an afternoon...

Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Posted: 26 Jun 2020, 20:43
by al
I know the probability of all the weird routes coming out would be small, but if you got that rural route out of Orpington, coupled with something in the other three corners it would be a fair trek! (Enjoyable, but potentially very long!)

Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Posted: 26 Jun 2020, 21:36
by The Orange One
al wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 20:43
I know the probability of all the weird routes coming out would be small, but if you got that rural route out of Orpington, coupled with something in the other three corners it would be a fair trek! (Enjoyable, but potentially very long!)
I've run a number of Random 10 bus route simulations... it'd definitely be quite long but the probability of getting an impossible combination of rare routes is quite low!

I'll throw together a cut down list of the London bus routes and we can put a challenge together if people want...

Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Posted: 26 Jun 2020, 21:47
by The Raven
In the same way in a random 15, it's rare to get all 15 spread out with Ken O!

Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Posted: 29 Jun 2020, 20:43
by RJSRdg
Here's an R15 variation from me.

I read this article https://londonist.com/london/transport/ ... Hp70U1yP94 on Londonist earlier. It's about the calendar dates the different Tube stations opened. On many dates, there were several stations that opened on the same date, and not always close to each other!

So it got me thinking of a slightly different draw - instead of 15 randomly selected stations, have 15 randomly selected dates, and the challengers can visit ANY station opened on the given dates - should give a wider variety of routes!

Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Posted: 30 Jun 2020, 09:53
by michael_churchill
greatkingrat wrote:
17 Jun 2020, 11:59
Start Harefield West / Belfry Avenue (WEST)
It's a good thing you said westernmost bus stop in London, not westernmost TfL bus stop...
https://twitter.com/BusAndTrainUser/sta ... 84/photo/1

Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Posted: 30 Jun 2020, 10:45
by The Raven
michael_churchill wrote:
30 Jun 2020, 09:53
greatkingrat wrote:
17 Jun 2020, 11:59
Start Harefield West / Belfry Avenue (WEST)
It's a good thing you said westernmost bus stop in London, not westernmost TfL bus stop...
https://twitter.com/BusAndTrainUser/sta ... 84/photo/1
That's why I said inside Greater London to stop silly answers like that!

Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Posted: 30 Jun 2020, 13:11
by The Raven
Around the counties!

Quickest time to visit the counties that border Greater London.

Essex
Kent
Surrey
Beckshire
Buckinghamshire
Hertfordshire

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Posted: 07 Jul 2020, 13:39
by The Raven
Monopoly Challenge
Get a picture of all the spaces on the the monopoly board and arrive or depart from:

Kings Cross
Fenchurch Street
Marylebone
Liverpool Street

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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Posted: 07 Jul 2020, 19:27
by Lunaticonthegrass
Would that also include a picture of Wormwood Scrubs and some free parking somewhere? That second one might require a journey some way out of the city centre! (But then again it might not - I don't know London well enough.)

Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Posted: 08 Jul 2020, 00:07
by RJSRdg
The Raven wrote:
07 Jul 2020, 13:39
Monopoly Challenge
Get a picture of all the spaces on the the monopoly board and arrive or depart from:

Kings Cross
Fenchurch Street
Marylebone
Liverpool Street

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I did that a few years ago (including the car, the top hat, the dog and the battleship) - it's how I got into Tube Challenging.

Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Posted: 08 Jul 2020, 07:01
by The Raven
Lunaticonthegrass wrote:Would that also include a picture of Wormwood Scrubs and some free parking somewhere? That second one might require a journey some way out of the city centre! (But then again it might not - I don't know London well enough.)
The first stop out of Marylebone is Wembley Stadium. So not too bad


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Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

Posted: 09 Jul 2020, 00:08
by RJSRdg
Lunaticonthegrass wrote:
07 Jul 2020, 19:27
Would that also include a picture of Wormwood Scrubs and some free parking somewhere? That second one might require a journey some way out of the city centre! (But then again it might not - I don't know London well enough.)
When I did it, I took Pentonville for the prison, Battersea for the electric company, and the old waterworks building near Victoria station for the Water Company - sorry, can't remember what I did about Free Parking.