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West Midlands Reliability Rides 2022

I’ve compiled a list of local club 2022 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 2022

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. I’m anticipating that the calendar won’t be as full as other years due to Covid restrictions.

If you wish your event to be added, please get in touch at mat.mitchell@procyclinguk.com

Last Updated: 8th February 2022

DateClubWhere?RouteLength (mi)Start Time
09/01/2022VC SevaleWelland Village HallNA49 or 299am
23/01/2022Bridgnorth CCBridgnorth Rugby Club9:30am
30/01/2022Ludlow CCTeme Leisure Centre, LudlowHere9:15am
30/01/2022Worcester St JohnsWorcester Auto Club, Perdiswell ParkNA50 or 309am
06/02/2022Malvern Cycle SportTBCNATBCTBC
13/02/2022Stratford CCHome Guard Club, Stratford upon AvonHere5910:00am
13/02/2022Wyre Forest CRCStourport Sports Club, The KingswayNA569:30am
13/02/2022CC Bridgnorth RWGBridgnorth Rugby ClubHere9:30am
20/02/2022Mid Shropshire WheelersSundorne Sports Village9:30am
20/02/2022Royal Sutton ColdfieldTown Gate, Sutton ColdfieldNA55 or 709:00am
20/02/2022Wolverhampton Wheelers (1)Fordhouses Cricket Club, Wolverhampton649:00am
20/02/2022Kenilworth WheelersNorton Lindsey Village Hall9:00am
27/02/2022Wrekinsport CCWellington Cricket Club9:30am
27/02/2022Wolverhampton Wheelers (2)Fordhouses Cricket Club, Wolverhampton579:00am
06/03/2022Bromsgrove OlympiqueScout Hut, Kidderminster Road, BromsgroveNA62 or 599:30am
06/03/2022Newport Shropshire CCNewport Royal Navy Association, Bellmans YardHere9:30am
13/03/2022Market Drayton CCBeacon Community Centre, Prospect RoadHere9:00am
20/03/2022Nova RaidersNew Inn, NewportHere9:30am
03/04/2022Propel CCBowring Park, Wellington9:00am
03/04/2022Hafren CCBerriew Community Centre9:30am
10/04/2022Audlem CCAudlem Scout and Guide Hall, Audlem9:15am
24/04/2022Oswestry Paragon CCLlanyblodwell Village Hall10:00am
Stourbridge CCWorfield Village Hall, BridgnorthPDF
Mercia CCHenhurst Hill, Burton on Trent
Ride Staffs/Mammoth CyclesTBC
Velo RunnerVelo Runner, StoneHere
Solihull CCBlue Bell Pub, EarlswoodHere
CC GiroRosliston Forestry Centre, Rosliston
Run & RideRun & Ride Store, Milford, Stafford
VC Long EatonWarren Lane, SawleyHere
Redditch Road and Path CCMettis Aerospace Sports & Social Club, Redditch
Ludlow Brewery RTLudlow Brewery
Tamworth RM CCCDorcas Centre, Blackwood Road
Paramount CRTStan's Cycles, Shrewsbury
Lichfield CCCCurborough, Lichfield
North CotswoldsCotswolds Cycles, Moreton in MarshHere
Bolsover & District (Bolsover Jester)The Oxcroft Centre, Stanfree, ChesterfieldPDF
Wolverhampton RCCPattingham Village HallGPX
Stafford RCStafford Rugby ClubHere
Echelon CyclesEchelon Cycles, Pershore
Banbury StarWoodgreen Leisure CentreHere