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 website

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 available. 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 one.

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

Distances: 100km

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

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

Distances: 120kms

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.

at 10.00am

Route Details Alex McCulley 01324 670149