The Hateful Eight – Yorkshire’s Reliability Rides 2017

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:

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/road/article/20100105-Get-Into-Cycling---Road---Reliability-Trials-0

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
  Harrogate-Ridding-KirbyOverblow-HarewoodBridge-Arthington-Pool-Bramhope-Alwoodley-Wike-A58-Wetherby-Walshford-A168-Boroughbridge-Minskip-Ferrensby-Knaresborough-ForestMoorRd-Harrogate
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 Time 09.30
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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Club website: www.harrogatenova.cc

Ride 4 AIREDALE OLYMPIC - £4
Date 12th February 2016
Start Time 09.30
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 The Otley One - £4
Date 19th  February 2017
Start Time 09.30
Start Place Buttercross (Market Place), Otley
Finish Place Otley CC Clubroom
Route 100km A65-Ilkley-Addingham-Bolton Abbey- Barden Tower -Appletreewick-Grassington-Kettlewell-Kilnsey-Threshfield-Burnsall-Barden-Bolton Bridge -Addingham-Ilkley-Askwith
Route 50 km Start 09.45 As above to Barden Bridge (cross river) - Cavendish Cafe-Bolton Abbey-Ilkley-Askwith
Organiser Stephen Gallagher

Ride       6 The Alex Warburton Memorial Ride – Alba Rosa - £4
Date 26th February 2017
Start Time 09.30
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 Time 09.30
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 Time 09.30
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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.