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VC Cumbria's Reliability Ride in 2024 will be in memory of club legend Rob Goulding. All profits will be donated to a charity chosen by Rob's family. We'd love for you to come along, show support and honour the memory of Rob.

A reliability ride is a test of a cyclist and their bike coming out of the winter period. It’s a test of fitness and form coming into the Spring. Reliability rides are for all abilities, from social spinners to elite athletes. It offers great motivation to push yourself – when a lie in followed by an hour on the turbo may seem much more inviting. This takes place on open roads under regular traffic conditions so – for everyone’s safety – this is not a race!

Brigham Social Club
Low Road, Brigham, CA13 OXH
Please park sensibly and avoid blocking resident driveways etc

60 miles on mostly quiet lanes with no major climbs
See route and elevation profile below
Link to Strava info and route HERE 
A gpx file is also available to download Here

Saturday 25th May
All riders need to sign on before setting off and sign back in when they return.
Sign on starts at 9am inside Brigham Social Club

3 groups - please join in with whichever group you feel is most appropriate based on estimated average speed
09:30 group 11mph
10:00 group 15mph
10:30 group 18mph+

Entries are first come, first served: 100 max. Entry is via PayPal. Entries close 18th May.

send payment to:
Enter amount as 10.00
Then add a note with your name and pie flavour preference - Meat or cheese and onion

Under 16s can ride either distance with a parent or guardian.
16 and 17 year olds can ride either distance unaccompanied with a signed parental consent form

A great chance to be out on your bike with a friendly club, celebrate the memory of Rob...
AND the £10 entry fee includes a pie and peas lunch afterwards back in the social club with refreshments and plenty of beer on sale. As well as the penultimate stage of the Giro D'Italia live on the big screen.

Link to Strava info and route HERE 
A gpx file is also available to download Here

The route takes in a mix of uphill and flat riding: descents are on reasonable or good roads. Our UK roads are in pretty disgraceful conditions so keep your eyes peeled for lanes that are in poor condition; potholes, road debris, rotting leaves, standing water etc etc. As long as your bike in in roadworthy condition you’ll be fine.

Route largely avoids A roads.

To help with navigation the route will be marked with on road arrows, but only at turning points.
There are no organised refreshments or broom wagons en-route. You should be self-sufficient.

Riders are reminded that they ride at their own risk.
All participating riders are required to wear helmets.
Riders should obey the rules of the road and ride with due consideration for other road users. Any riders observed not doing so will be ejected from the event.

2023 TT results

All results from the 2023 season

2024 Schedule and Marshall List

Please make sure you check which events you are due to marshal and organise swaps if you can't make it.

Velo Club Cumbria Constitution

Any queries or comments, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.