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West Midlands Reliability Rides 2019

Update! There is now a 2020 version of this post.

I’ve compiled a list of local club 2019 reliability rides for the West Midlands area. 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. For a review of a previous reliability ride I’ve done – here’s one from the Stratford Cycling Club ride.

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.

West Midlands Reliability Rides 2019

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.

If you wish your event to be added, please get in touch at

06/01/2019VC SevaleWelland Village Hall
20/01/2019CC Bridgnorth RWGBridgnorth Rugby Club
27/01/2019Ludlow CCLudlow Leisure Centre
27/01/2019Worcester St JohnsWorcester Auto Club, Perdiswell
2nd or 3rd/02/2019Wyre Forest CC
03/02/2019Market Drayton CCThe Festival Centre, Frogmore Road
03/02/2019Ludlow Brewery RTLudlow Brewery
10/02/2019Stratford CCHome Guard Club, Stratford upon AvonHere
10/02/2019Bridgnorth CCBridgnorth FC, WV16 4HS
10/02/2019Stourbridge CCSwindon Community CentreHere
10/02/2019Ride Staffs/Mammoth CyclesMammoth Cycles, Milford, StaffsHere
17/02/2019Mid Shropshire WheelersSundorne Sports Village
17/02/2019Redditch Road and Path CCMettis Aerospace Sports & Social Club, Redditch
17/02/2019Wolverhampton Wheelers (1)Wolverhampton
17/02/2019Malvern Cycle SportWelland Village Hall
24/02/2019Wolverhampton Wheelers (2)Wolverhampton
24/02/2019Wrekinsport CCWellington Cricket Club
24/02/2019VC Long EatonWarren Lane, SawleyHere
24/02/2019Solihull CCBlue Bell Pub, Earlswood
24/02/2018Royal Sutton ColdfieldTown Gate, Sutton Coldfield
03/03/2019Newport Shropshire CCThe Pheasant, Newport
03/03/2019Bromsgrove OlympicScout Hut, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove
03/03/2019Tamworth RM CCCDorcas Centre, Blackwood Road
03/03/2019Echelon CyclesEchelon Cycles, Pershore
10/03/2019Paramount CRTStan's Cycles, Shrewsbury
10/03/2019Banbury StarWoodgreen Leisure Centre
10/03/2019Stafford RCStafford Rugby Club
17/03/2019Nova RaidersNew Inn, Newport
17/03/2019Wolverhampton RCCPattingham Village HallGPX
17/03/2019Bolsover & District (Bolsover Jester)The Oxcroft Centre, Stanfree, Chesterfield
24/03/2019Marches CCOswestry Leisure Centre
24/03/2019North CotswoldsCotswolds Cycles, Moreton in MarshHere
07/04/2019Hafren CCBerriew Community Centre
14/04/2019Audlem CCAudlem Scout and Guide Hall, Audlem
14/04/2019CC BridgnorthBridgnorth Rugby Club, Brandon Lane
28/04/2019Oswestry Paragon CCLlanyblodwell Village Hall
TBCCC GiroHub Cafe, Rosliston
TBCEvesham & District Wheelers