Yorkshire Reliability Rides 2017

    Put your fitness to the test in the Hateful Eight Yorkshire reliability rides 2017, featuring the Prologue Cafe Bash as the final ride of the series on Sunday the 12th of March. Check out all the 2017 Yorkshire reliability rides below:

    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 here.

    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: margaret.caswell@sky.com 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-Boroughbridge-Minskip-Staveley-Farnham-Scotton-Ripley-Killinghall-Harrogate-Prologue
    Organiser: John Reid website: www.prologuecycling.co.uk Tel: 01423 503000 Email: info@prologuecycling.co.uk