My Strava Eddington Number

Eddington Number

Eddington Number

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The Eddington Number is the greatest number of days that you've ridden that distance. So, if you've managed 30 or more 30-mile days, then your number is 30. If you've only managed 20 or more 20-mile days, then your score is 20. It's an interesting self-improvement statistic, but is quite difficult to calculate - so here is a Strava-based tool that does it for you!
Need more background information? Read more about the Eddington Number, plus some all-athlete charts.

You can now see a breakdown of your Eddington number within each year, seeing how it increases month by month!


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by Peter on 21 October 2020
Hi John,

I just discovered this page and it's very interesting! But, setting a "Distance preference" to "km" I'm still getting E-numbers in left column in imperial, not in metric. At least, "Metric Ride Eddington Number" and "Ride Hour Record" as well. Or am I missing something?

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by John Swindells on 21 October 2020
Ah, I just fixed a mistake in the display of the metric Eddington number - so you should see the correct stat there now!
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by andy on 13 October 2020
Hi

Is there somewhere you can add rides that were not on Strava from a while ago? Ive got 9 on Strava of 100 mile plus but have another 15 in history.

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by John Swindells on 13 October 2020
You can add rides manually to Strava, no matter how long ago they were. After you've done that, head back over here and see if the rides have been added. If not, you may need to re-fetch your activities from scratch. Note that the rides must be publicly viewable for them to be included here.
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by Malcolm Rawlins on 08 September 2020
Hi John, is the Help Guide link broken? I get 'about:blank#blocked' when I try to follow it. Kind regards Malcolm
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by John Swindells on 08 September 2020
Hi Malcolm, it's fixed now. Thanks for letting me know!
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by Allen Horrigan on 26 June 2020
Hi. My eddington number is 64 but if I do a search of rides over 64 it only shows 58 I have disconnected and started again but the same.

It says I need 3 more rides to get to 66 but says I have only done 59 at 66 miles.

Thanks though it's a great site.

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by John Swindells on 27 June 2020
Hi Allen, I've put together a more detailed "Help Guide" (see the link near the top of this page) which covers common issues. Please check through it and let me know how you get on!
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by Gordon Smith on 09 June 2020
Hi.

My stats seemed to have frozen at October 2019, with an error code of Strava Authorisation.

Checked my Strava privacy settings and they are set at everyone.

Did a reset from scratch and have lost all data now.

Can you help?

Thanks

Gordon

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by John Swindells on 10 June 2020
Hi Gordon, the solution is to click "disconnect" at the top left of this page, then to go to your list of apps on Strava and remove swinny.net, then come back here and try to connect again.
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by Javi on 24 May 2020
It would be interesting to have a multisport Eddington number. For triathletes, there are plenty of Brick workouts
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by John Swindells on 24 May 2020
That's a neat idea. Without over-complicating it (eg, by choosing activity types), we could have an all-activity Eddington number. Does that sound sufficient?
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by Johan on 16 May 2020
Could there be a miscalculation when switching to metric?

My imperial nr is 69, that is equivalent to 112km.

However, my metric eddington nr is 98, and although i rode several 100km rides since my promotion, the eddingtonnr didn't change.

I do understand the difference between 69 times 69 miles vs 112 times 112 km's, that's probably the answer?

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by John Swindells on 17 May 2020
Hi Johan, I've been looking at your Strava activities that my site has access to, and there are only 97 rides of 100km or more. (You can see them on my Strava Activity Analyser page.) If you know you've done more than that, maybe they're not set to "public"?
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by Mark Worthington on 07 May 2020
Great app, thanks for your contribution to the cycling community!

For clarity, if I upload to Strava 2 rides for the same day, a morning commute and an afternoon commute, does your app pick this up and sum them to achieve daily mileage? Sorry if it's a dumb question, and I'm sure the answer is obvious...

Second question is what happens when a ride starts one day, and finishes the next?

Thanks!

Mark

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by John Swindells on 07 May 2020
Hi Mark, thanks for your comments - much appreciated :)

If you do two or more rides in a day, they get added together to count for the day's total miles. So daily mileage is determined by all the activities in each day.

As for a multi-day ride, the mileage is chopped up according to what time proportion of the ride each day accounts for. This isn't exact of course (as you might slow down into the next day, for example), but is a reasonably approximation without getting into detailed GPX analysis.

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by Reuben C on 27 April 2020
There are a couple Strava plugins that'll update your ride description with the weather or similar info after you save it. Any chance that you can look into adding a "New Eddington number = x" or something tag if that day's ride ups my E#?

I don't always think to come check after I have a long day, and I think it'd help popularize the idea of the Eddington number as well.

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by John Swindells on 27 April 2020
Hey that's a great idea! I'll look into it, but it would probably be fairly straightforward.
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by YJ on 27 April 2020
Hi John,

I've clicked the orange Connect to Strava button and it shows on the list of authorized apps on the Strava site, but every time I return to the Eddington number page the orange Connect button is still there, and there isn't a number. Am I doing something wrong?

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by John Swindells on 27 April 2020
Hi, that's very odd - you're doing it right! Try refreshing/reloading this page, to see if it triggers a fresh page load.
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by Mehdi on 09 April 2020
I had a bunch of activities on a different app. I just uploaded them to Strava. But I still don't see them here. What is the way to trigger a "pull" so these numbers get updated?
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by John Swindells on 09 April 2020
Hi, you can use the "refresh the score from scratch" link near the top of this page.
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by Al Horrigan on 18 January 2020
I like looking back at my 100 mile rides on strava but they take a long time to find on IOS.

Is there a function that could pull all the 100milers out to view on here

Thanks

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by John Swindells on 20 January 2020
Sounds like you want to use the activity analyser. You can use that to browse and filter your activities by type, distance, year, etc.
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by Jackie on 25 December 2019
Hi John. Is there any chance of showing how many more days you need to do to get to the next few E numbers per year like you do for all time? It is only really needed for the current year but it might be nice to see how far off you were in previous years of getting a better one. My example: coming up to the end of 2019 I have an E number of 43 but I don't have any idea if I need to do just 1 or many more rides to get to 44 before 31st. The breakdown per year only shows what has happened in relation to your current E number.

I might be missing it somewhere else but if not, then I think it could be a nice addition.

Of course I don't expect you to look into this before the end of this year! Thank you very much for all your work on this site. It is really nice to use to track my progress.

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by John Swindells on 27 December 2019
Great idea, Jackie; I've just added this for the current year's targets. Does it work ok for you?

Glad you're finding my Strava tools useful :)

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by Douglas on 17 November 2019
Any sight on a solution for the strava authorization error? It is almost 31/12 and i have to see if my eddington goal is achieved.
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by John Swindells on 17 November 2019
Hi Douglas, my update in October cleared any outstanding authorisation issues. You may need to head over to Strava (https://www.strava.com/settings/apps) and revoke my app's access, before heading back here and trying to connect again.
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by Javier on 19 October 2019
It seems activities are not fetched since October 15. Could you take a look at it? Great job by the way. Thank you very much for this awesome tool
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by John Swindells on 20 October 2019
I've made an update to my Strava auth code, so you should be able to get your recent activities. If that doesn't work, try revoking swinny.net's access (at https://www.strava.com/settings/apps), reload this page and then connect with Strava again.
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by James T on 25 August 2019
Really appreciate the website - thanks for this!

Interesting position in my stats right now. Looking at metric, I have an Eddington number of 74, and the targets beneath say that I "need 4 more days (of 76 km or more) to achieve an Eddington number of 76". What about 75? If the 76 target is correct, then surely I only need three more rides of 75km to hit 75 - but this is missing from the list if targets???

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by John Swindells on 26 August 2019
Hi James, glad that you find this useful! When displaying the targets, I don't show all of them (as there could be a lot of them), but I'm not sure why you're not seeing your next target #75. Will need to do a bit of head-stratching there...
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by Simon on 13 August 2019
Hey all

Just letting you know, Ive uploaded all my rides from mapmyfitness to strava - actually worked!

Thanks all

Simon

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by Rudi Mayr on 05 August 2019
John, it appears if I record a ride that takes more than one day, it is all credited to the day the ride begins. Is there a way to credit the distance ridden to the day it was ridden?

So, for example:

www.strava.com/activities/2533797889

This ride took place over 4 days:

day 1 61.8

day 2 236.1

day 3 206.4

day 4 124.8

Thanks!

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by John Swindells on 26 August 2019
Hi Rudi, please have a look at your Eddington score now. Multi-day rides should now be split up.
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by Tim Doran on 04 July 2018
John - does the calculation take in to consideration multiple rides per day? Many of my rides include a break to go to work (sad times). My average journey is 7/8ish miles each way. I think that the calculation should sum the distance for the entire day. Happy to eat my cycling cap if I am wrong.

I love your work, thanks very much

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by John Swindells on 04 July 2018
Hi Tim, you are wrong, but please don't eat your cap! I add up the distance for all rides in each day, so please let give me an example if you think it's not correct.
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by captainkickstand on 13 May 2018
And I have one more observation: as I mentioned, I am trying to bring my e-number up to 50 by late August. So I imported to Strava three old rides I had recorded on Map My Ride. I downloaded them from MMR as .TCX files and then uploaded them to Strava. All were from 2015 and each was more than 50 miles but they had no impact on the number of rides I needed to get to 50. In other words, before importing, my number was 40 and I needed 23 more 50 mile rides and after the import, I still needed 23. It seems like it's ignoring them. Thanks again for putting this together!
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on 13 May 2018
Disregard! I had tried the 'Fetch new activities' link and that didn't do it but the 'calculate from scratch one did.' Sorry for the comment spam!
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