Put your fitness to the test in the Hateful Eight Yorkshire reliability rides 2018, featuring the Prologue Cafe Bash as the final ride of the series on Sunday the 11th of March.
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 8: PROLOGUE CAFÉ BASH
Date: 11th March 2018
Start Time: 09.30am
Start Place: Prologue Café, Harrogate
Finish Place: Prologue Café, Harrogate
Route (90 km): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18936098
Organiser: John Reid, 01423 503 000, prologuecycling.co.uk
All rides require riders to sign on and pay £4 in cash. Riders are encouraged to bring exact change.