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West Midlands Reliability Rides 2020

I’ve compiled a list of local club 2020 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 is 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 2020

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

Last Updated: 27th December 2019

12/1/2020VC SevaleHanley Swan Village HallHere
19/1/2020CC Bridgnorth RWGBridgnorth Rugby ClubHere
26/1/2020Ludlow CCTeme Leisure Centre, LudlowHere
26/1/2020Worcester St JohnsWorcester Motorcycle Club, Perdiswell ParkHere
26/1/2020Stourbridge CCWorfield Village Hall, BridgnorthPDF
26/1/2020Mercia CCHenhurst Hill, Burton on Trent
2/2/2020Market Drayton CCBeacon Community Centre, Prospect RoadHere
2/2/2020Wyre Forest CRCStourport Sports Club, The Kingsway
9/2/2020Ride Staffs/Mammoth CyclesTBC
9/2/2020Malvern Cycle SportWelland Village Hall
9/2/2020Velo RunnerVelo Runner, StoneHere
9/2/2020Stratford CCHome Guard Club, Stratford upon AvonHere
16/2/2020Solihull CCBlue Bell Pub, EarlswoodHere
16/2/2020Wolverhampton Wheelers (1)Wolverhampton
16/2/2020Mid Shropshire WheelersSundorne Sports Village
16/2/2020Royal Sutton ColdfieldTown Gate, Sutton ColdfieldHere
16/2/2020CC GiroRosliston Forestry Centre, Rosliston
16/2/2020Run & RideRun & Ride Store, Milford, Stafford
23/2/2020Wolverhampton Wheelers (2)Wolverhampton
23/2/2020VC Long EatonWarren Lane, SawleyHere
23/2/2020Wrekinsport CCWellington Cricket Club
23/2/2020Redditch Road and Path CCMettis Aerospace Sports & Social Club, Redditch
1/3/2020Ludlow Brewery RTLudlow Brewery
1/3/2020Newport Shropshire CCThe Pheasant, NewportHere
1/3/2020Tamworth RM CCCDorcas Centre, Blackwood Road
8/3/2020Paramount CRTStan's Cycles, Shrewsbury
8/3/2020Bromsgrove OlympiqueScout Hut, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove
8/3/2020Lichfield CCCCurborough, Lichfield
8/3/2020North CotswoldsCotswolds Cycles, Moreton in MarshHere
15/3/2020Nova RaidersNew Inn, NewportHere
21/3/2020Bolsover & District (Bolsover Jester)The Oxcroft Centre, Stanfree, ChesterfieldPDF
22/3/2020Bridgnorth CCBridgnorth FC, WV16 4HS
22/3/2020Wolverhampton RCCPattingham Village HallGPX
5/4/2020Audlem CCAudlem Scout and Guide Hall, Audlem
5/4/2020Hafren CCBerriew Community Centre
5/4/2020Propel CCBowring Park, Wellington
26/4/2020Oswestry Paragon CCLlanyblodwell Village Hall
TBCStafford RCStafford Rugby ClubHere
TBCEchelon CyclesEchelon Cycles, Pershore
TBCBanbury StarWoodgreen Leisure CentreHere
TBCMarches CCOswestry Leisure Centre