Otley Cycle Club Reliability Ride

Sunday 19 February 2016 – entry £4.00

This is the fifth of the ‘ The Hateful Eight ‘ Yorkshire reliability rides.

A reliability ride is all about participants demonstrating that they are a ‘reliable rider,’ by completing a ride within a specified time. Otley Cycle Club’s event has two routes:
100 KMs ride to Kettlewell and return in 3.5 hours
50 KMs ride to Barden and return in 3 hours
Groups of cyclists work together to ensure that they get around the course safely and within time. All riders are required to be self-sufficient; they need to repair their own bikes and take any food etc with them on the ride. The event takes place on the open roads and the Highway Code must be followed at all times.

This reliability ride has been going for over 20 years. Profits go towards Otley Cycle Club’s work to promote cycling. It is essential that you pay on the day, otherwise you won’t be insured. Signing on starts at 8.45 AM at the Buttercross (LS21 3HN) in Otley (market place in the town centre).

Entry cost is £4.00 person, or £5.00 to include tea/coffee at the post ride cafe.
Wristbands are issued to all paid riders
Those who pay the extra £1.00 tea/coffee receive a wristband marked ‘Cafe’
Approximately £2.00 per rider goes to British Cycling to provide insurance for the event.

Leaving Otley
Remember this is not a race! We share the roads with other road users. Look after one another and have a safe ride.

Returning to Otley
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 Details
100 KMs in 3.5 hours. Start 09.30: Buttercross (market place) 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
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

Refreshments will be served at Otley Cycle Club (50 yards down the cobble street to right of Chevin Cycles).

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