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Midlands Reliability Rides 2018

There is a 2019 version of this list here.

I’ve compiled a list of local club’s 2018 reliability rides for the Midlands area. This includes the West Midlands and the East Midlands. Dates and routes are to the best of my knowledge and research but I accept no liability (and so on and so on) for you turning up and it’s not on!

What’s a Reliability Ride?

The reliability ride is pretty much the older, more traditional brother of the modern day sportive event. Traditionally they were run to test riders legs after a winter off or reduced training due to the elements. Thereby kicking off the season with a testing route, a rider would find themselves getting back into something like their usual fitness. Due to the unsupported nature of the rides, riders might also end up taking the chance to do some mechanics by the roadside.

These days they’re a bit of a fundraiser for clubs and act as a nice warm-up to a season full of races and sportives. People can come from a wide area to a club’s reliability ride in order to ride somewhere new in the Spring. They attract more experienced riders than sportives, mainly due to their still unsupported nature. Riders have to find their own way around the pre-set route and make it back to the finish – cake is usually the reward.

Midlands Reliability Rides 2018

This table will be updated regularly as I find events. The list of clubs without dates are clubs I expect to be running an event but have not found any details for yet.

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14/01/2018VC SevaleWelland Village Hall
21/01/2018Market Drayton CCMarket Drayton Lidl
28/01/2018Ludlow CCLudlow Leisure Centre
04/02/2018Paramount CRTStan's Cycles, Shrewsbury
11/02/2018Stratford CCHome Guard ClubHere
11/02/2018Stourbridge CCSwindon Community CentreHere
11/02/2018Bridgnorth CCClee Cycles
11/02/2018CC GiroHub Cafe, Rosliston
18/02/2018Royal Sutton ColdfieldTown Gate, Sutton Coldfield
18/02/2018Mid Shropshire WheelersSundorne Sports Village
18/02/2018Wolverhampton Wheelers (1)Wolverhampton
25/02/2018VC Long EatonWarren Lane, SawleyHere
25/02/2018Wrekinsport CCWellington Leisure Centre
25/02/2018Wolverhampton Wheelers (2)Wolverhampton
25/02/2018Redditch Road and Path CCMettis Aerospace Sports & Social Club, Redditch
04/03/2018Newport Shropshire CCThe Pheasant, Newport
04/03/2018Stafford RCStafford Rugby Club
04/03/2018Leicestershire & Rutland CTCWycliffe Rooms, LutterworthHere
04/03/2018Mansfield Road ClubJohn Fretwell Centre, Mansfield
11/03/2018Audlem CCAudlem Scout and Guide Hall, Audlem
18/03/2018Nova RaidersNew Inn, Newport
18/03/2018Bolsover & District (Bolsover Jester)Palterton Welfare, Palterton
25/03/2018Marches CCOswestry Leisure Centre
29/04/2018Oswestry Paragon CCLlanyblodwell Village Hall
Malvern Cycle Sport
Solihull CC
TBCBromsgrove OlympicScout Hut, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove
Echelon Cycles
Banbury Star
North Cotswolds
Lincoln Wheelers
Worcester St Johns
Wyre Forest CC
Evesham & District Wheelers