Reliability trial season starts
Towards the end of this month the reliability trials begin. These are a break from the usual club run style ride and are a little more competitive. You basically get a certificate/pat on the back/nod from the organiser for completing the distance in a target time. Great if you ate too many minced pies… Organisers please e-mail us if you know of a local event here
Saturday 19th February
Club: The South Western RC
Meet/time: Cobham car park, Downside bridge road, Surrey, 0930
Route to Wisborough Green and back.
Contact/Entry details: Geoff Redhead 020 7350 0925
Sunday 20th February
Club/Area: Leicestershire Road Club – NOTE – new date!!
Once again the Leicestershire Road Club Reliability Trial is being run in
the quiet but hilly lanes of East Leicestershire.
Start and HQ is Leicestershire RC Clubroom, Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Redhill
Island, Birstall, Leicester, where refreshments and free parking are
Choice of two rides, both with an optional cafe stop: –
65 miles in 5hrs 30 mins. Start at 09.30
Or shorter version, 50 miles in 4hrs 30 mins. Start at 10.00.
Both cost only £2 and entries taken on the line.
As the longer route is the same as the short one, but with an extra loop,
riders may cut out the extra loop if they are unsure about doing the longer
Certificates are awarded to all successful riders.
Phone Dave Binks 0116-2296015 for more details.
Club: Stirling Tri Club Reliability Glendevon.
Meet: Starts from Stirling Swimming Pool (Rainbow Slides) at 10.00am
Club: Climb On Bikes – Hereford
Distance/Route: 55miles. This hilly route will take in Lyonshall, Kington, Painscastle, Hay, Peterchrch & then returning to Climb On Bikes in Hereford.
Meet/time: Climb On Bikes, Coningsby St, Hereford, HR1 2DY
Groups: Slower riders start at 0900hrs and fitter riders starting at 0920hrs
Entry details: Just £1.50 entry on the day! Refreshments available at the finish.
Contact: Climb On Bikes – 01432 261211
Club/Area: Team Quest/SW London
Meet/time: Ickenham Guide Hut 0930
Contact/Entry details: Paul Doel – 0208 427 5454
Club/Area: Sydenham Wheelers/Kent
Meet/time: Knockholt Village Hall, Knockholt, Kent 0930
Distances: 110k and 70k
Contact/Entry details: Bob Loader 01732 459789
Sunday 27th February
Don Smith Memorial Ride
30-70 miles starting at 10:00 at the Johnstone Wheelers Club rooms
Millar Street, Johnstone, Renfrewshire.
More info here:www.stirlingbikeclub.org.uk
Club: CC Luton
Meet/time: Edlesborough Village Hall 0930
Distances: 100km & 40miles
Contact/Entry details: Richard Mead – 01525 402762 e-mail
Club: Willesden CC
Meet/time: 0930 Ickenham Guide Hut
Distances: 100km & 60km
Contact/Entry details: Ray Kelly – 0208 868 9864
Club/Area: VC Norwich/Fitt Signs
Meet/time: Lavare Park, Old Catton, Norwich
Distances: 50 miles
Contact/Entry details: Malcolm Brown – 01603 890876
Club: Twickenham CC/Evans/Nature’s Kiss
Meet/time: Start & finish at Hampton Court Station 1000am
Distances: 110kms entry £2.
Contact/Entry details: Doug Collins 020 8560 8855
Sunday 6th March
Club: Beyond MBC
Meet/time: HQ – With refreshments – Denham Country Park, Denham 0900am
The route: From Denham heads out towards Little Chalfont then on to Chesham, Cholesbury, Great Missendon, Princes Risborough, Thame and Stokenchurch. On the way back it climbs Winter Hill near Marlow then onto Cookham, then up Windsor Hill to Woburn Common and then back to Denham.
Contact/Entry details: Ben Tisdall 020 7549 2205 or 07866 567 894
Club: Falkirk Bike Club Reliability Flanders Moss
Meet: from Grubowski’s on Bellsdyke Rd.
Route Details Alex McCulley 01324 670149