|Reliability Rides – what to expect…
The reliability ride is traditionally a test of a cyclist’s reliability and that of their bike coming out of the winter period. The emphasis is on fitness, self-reliance and navigational skills, although they are also used by competitive cyclists for training ahead of the racing season.The objective is to complete the prescribed route within a given time. The route is not signposted but a basic route map or description may be provided (along with a GPS file these days).
The ride is not a race. Like a normal cycling club ride, it takes place on open roads and without marshals etc.
It is imperative that participants ride responsibly and in accordance with the Highway Code.
In comparison to sportives, reliability rides are low key and aimed at local club cyclists or riders interested in joining a club. There are no feedstations, timing chips or souvenir t-shirts etc, although refreshments are available following the ride.
For further information on reliability rides, see the British Cycling website.
|Ride 1||STRUGGLE RELIABILITY RIDE – £4|
|Date||22nd January 2017|
|Start Time||Signing on and start 09.00am|
|Start Place||Fodder, Great Yorkshire Showground, Railway Rd, Harrogate HG2 8NZ|
|Finish Place||Fodder, Great Yorkshire Showground, Railway Rd, Harrogate HG2 8NZ|
|Route 80km||View the route and download the GPX: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17783636|
|Organiser||Matt Mannakee 07748 632348 www.ridethestruggle.com|
|Ride 2||SEACROFT WHEELERS – £3|
|Date||29th January 2017|
|Start Time||Signing on and start 08.30 – 09.30|
|Start Place||Squires Café Bar 5 miles west of Sherburn-in -Elmet on B1222. Car park, refreshments and toilets available.|
|Finish Place||Squires Café Bar|
|Route 80km||Micklefield – Towton – Tadcaster – Wetherby – Sicklinghall – Harewood Bridge – Weardley – Alwoodley – Shadwell – Thorner – Aberford – Sherburn|
|Route 50km||09.45 Micklefield – Towton – Stutton – Bramham – Thorner – Aberford – Sherburn|
|Organiser||Antony Brumby 07772 080051 www.seacroftwheelers.co.uk|
|Ride 3||HARROGATE NOVA CC – £4|
|Date||5th February 2017|
|Start Place||Rigton Railway Crossing – just off A658.|
|Finish Place||Norwood Village Hall – refreshments available|
|Route 80km||Wetherby-Boroughbridge-Ripon-Fountains Abbey-Ripley-Killinghall-Pennypot Lane.|
|Organiser||Vaughan Caswell Tel. No. 01423 507603. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Club website: www.harrogatenova.cc|
|Ride 4||AIREDALE OLYMPIC – £4|
|Date||12th February 2016|
|Start Place||B6161 Lay-by (Near Leathley Bridge – approx. ½ mile from A658 junction).|
|Finish Place||Holy Trinity Church Hall, Knaresborough|
|Route 70km||Farnley – Norwood – Summerbridge – Burnt Yates – Kirkby Malzeard – Ripon – Bishop Monkton – Knaresborough https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17780091|
|Organiser||Hamish Robertshaw http://www.airedaleolympic.co.uk/ 07796 272123|
|Ride 5||Otley Cycle Club – £4|
|Date||19th February 2017|
|Start Time||09.30 AM, sign-on from 8.45 AM
|Start Place||Buttercross (LS21 3HN) Otley (market place in the town centre)|
|Finish Place||Please sign off at Chevin Cycles & come and eat cake!
Tea/coffee cakes and an abundance of food will be available at Otley Cycle Club Clubroom, located 50 yd down the cobble lane from Chevin Cycles.
|Route 100 km||100 KMs in 3.5 hours. Start 09.30: Otley, A65 Ilkley, Addingham, Bolton Abbey, Barden Tower, Appletreewick, Grassington, Kettlewell, Kilnsey, Threshfield, Burnsall, Barden, Bolton Bridge, Addingham, Ilkley, Askwith, finish at Chevin Cycles in Otley.
Route for download: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18123386
|Route 50 km||50 KMs in 3 hours. Start 9.45: As above to Barden Bridge (cross river), Cavendish Cafe, Bolton Abbey, Ilkley, Askwith, finish at Chevin Cycles in Otley.
Route for download: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18123623
|Ride 6||The Alex Warburton Memorial Ride – Alba Rosa – £4|
|Date||26th February 2017|
|Start Place||The Lawnswood Arms, Otley Rd. Adel, Leeds|
|Finish Place||The Lawnswood Arms, Otley Rd. Adel, Leeds|
|Route||Bramhope-Alwoodley-Scholes-Barwick-Aberford-Saxton-Church Fenton-Ryther-Ulleskelf-Bramham-Collingham-Kirkby Overblow-Arthington-Creskeld Lane|
|Organiser||Phil Makinson 07795670523|
|Ride 7||Leeds Mercury – £4|
|Date||5th March 2017|
|Start Place||Buttercross (Market Place), Otley|
|Finish Place||Otley CC Clubroom|
|Route (90 km)||Otley, Pool, Arthington, Harewood bridge, A61, Kirby Overblow, Sickinghall, Wetherby, B1224, left at X roads to cattal bridge, left to old A1. Up to Boro B, left to Knaresboro A6055, right to Ripley B6165, left to Killinghall, over the A59 to Pennypot lane, left at the end to grovel over Norwood edge and down via Farnley to Otley|
|Organiser||Kevin Stuart 07958 760 750|
|Ride 8||Prologue Café Bash – £4|
|Date||12th March 2017|
|Start Place||Prologue Café, Harrogate|
|Finish Place||Prologue Café, Harrogate|
|Route (90 km)||Prologue-Pennypot-Darley-Dacre-Summerbridge-Blazefield-Risplith-Ripon-Skelton-Borobridge-Minskip-Staverley-Farnham-Scotton-Ripley-Killinghall-Harrogate-Prologue|
|Organiser||John Reid website: www.prologuecycling.co.uk Tel: 01423 503000 Email: email@example.com|