Yorkshire Reliability Rides 2018

    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. Check out all the 2018 Yorkshire reliability rides below with the Struggle’s ride kicking off the series from Prologue on Sunday 21st January!

    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.

    YORKSHIRE RELIABILITY RIDE DATES & ROUTES:

    All rides require riders to sign on and pay £4 in cash. Riders are encouraged to bring exact change.

    RIDE 1: STRUGGLE RELIABILITY RIDE

    Date: 21st January 2018
    Start Time: 09.30am. Sign on from 9am.
    Start Place: Prologue, Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, HG2 0NA
    Finish Place: Prologue, Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, HG2 0NA
    Route (90km): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17783636
    Organiser: Matt Mannakee, Struggle Events, 07748 632348, hq@ridethestruggle.com, www.ridethestruggle.com

    RIDE 2: SEACROFT WHEELERS

    Date: 28th January 2018
    Start Time: 08.30am – 09.30am
    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): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26559806
    Route (50km): Micklefield – Towton – Stutton – Bramham – Thorner – Aberford – Sherburn
    Organiser: Antony Brumby, Seacroft Wheelers, 07772 080051, www.seacroftwheelers.co.uk

    RIDE 3: HARROGATE NOVA CC

    Date: 4th February 2018
    Start Time: 09.30am
    Start Place: Rigton Railway Crossing – just off A658.
    Finish Place: Norwood Village Hall – refreshments available
    Route (80km): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11781804
    Organiser: Vaughan Caswell, 01423 507603, Harrogate Nova, www.harrogatenova.cc

    RIDE 4: AIREDALE OLYMPIC

    Date: 11th February 2018
    Start Time: 09.30am
    Start Place: B6161 Lay-by (Near Leathley Bridge – approx. ½ mile from A658 junction).
    Finish Place: Holy Trinity Church Hall, Knaresborough
    Route (70km): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17780091
    Organiser: Hamish Robertshaw, Airedale Olympic, 07796 272123, www.airedaleolympic.co.uk

    RIDE 5: THE OTLEY ONE

    Date: 18th February 2018
    Start Time: Long route starts 09.30am. Short route starts 09.45am. Sign on from 08:45am
    Start Place: Buttercross (Market Place), Otley
    Finish Place: Otley CC Clubroom
    Route (100km): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18123386
    Route (50 km): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18123623
    Organiser: Otley CC

    RIDE 6: THE ALEX WARBURTON MEMORIAL RIDE – ALBA ROSA

    Date: 25th February 2018
    Start Time: 09.30am
    Start Place: The Lawnswood Arms, Otley Rd. Adel, Leeds
    Finish Place: The Lawnswood Arms, Otley Rd. Adel, Leeds
    Route (90 km): https://www.strava.com/routes/3885417
    Organiser: Phil Makinson, Alba Rosa, 07795670523, www.albarosacc.com

    RIDE 7: LEEDS MERCURY

    Date: 4th March 2018
    Start Time: 09.30am
    Start Place: Buttercross (Market Place), Otley
    Finish Place: Otley CC Clubroom
    Route (90 km): https://www.strava.com/routes/1331818
    Organiser: Kevin Stuart, 07958 760 750, leedsmercurycc.blogspot.co.uk

    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

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