Reliability Ride 2019


Thanks to everyone who entered and/or took part in the ride. 

£800 was raised to be split between MIND and Carlisle Cycling Association’s new cycling circuit.

Thanks to Brigham Social Club for hosting:

https://en-gb.facebook.com/brighamclub/

Also special thanks to Rovtech solutions and Asda for their support:

https://rovtechsolutions.co.uk

https://www.asda.com/

RELIABILITY RIDE 2019
As part of the 50th anniversary of VCC we are holding a reliability ride. Please come and join in to help us celebrate this landmark and to help raise some funds for two good causes:
MIND - Cumbria's local mental health charity
Harraby Circuit - The new cycling track at Harraby, Carlisle being run by Carlisle Cycling Association.


WHAT
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!


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

Two route options of 40 miles or 60 miles
Mostly quiet lanes with no major climbs
See routes and elevation profile below


WHEN
Saturday 2nd March
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 13mph
10:00 group 15mph
10:30 group 18mph+


HOW
Entries are first come, first served: 100 max. Entry is via PayPal.

PayPal
Go to www.paypal.me/veloclubcumbria
Enter amount as 10.00
Then add a note with your name, address, contact details 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


WHY
Other than a great chance to be out on your bike with a friendly club you’ll also be helping to support MIND, our local mental health charity and the new cycling circuit track at Harraby, Carlisle.
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.


ROUTES


Long Route

Will be marked with white arrows on the road.

Click here to view map of route and elevation profile.

 Downloadable gpx version VCC Reliability 2019 Long.gpx


Short Route

Follow the white arrows of the main route until Abbeytown. Then follow the yellow arrows through Abbeytown. This will then link you back across to the main white arrowed route.

Click here to view map of route and elevation profile.

Downloadable gpx version VCC Reliability 2019 Short.gpx


Both take in a mix of uphill and flat riding: descents are on reasonable or good roads. At this time of year many of the lanes are in poor condition; potholes, road debris, rotting leaves and standing water. Mudguards and 25mm tyres are recommended rather than racing bikes with skinny tyres, but as long as your bike in in roadworthy condition you’ll be fine.

Both routes largely avoid A roads.

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