Yorkshire Reliability Rides 2017

Test your fitness in the Hateful Eight Yorkshire Reliability Ride Series 2017, kicking off with The Struggle’s on Sunday 22nd January 2017. Check out all the Yorkshire Reliability Ride 2017 dates below…

Yorkshire reliability rides

What is a reliability ride?

The Yorkshire Reliability Rides are a long-established highlight to the counties cycling calendar. Originally set up as Ron’s Reliable Five, the series has expanded to eight events including The Struggle’s ride on 22nd January.

reliability ride is not exclusive to Yorkshire. Nationwide, a reliability ride is known as a test of a cyclist’s reliability and that of their bike coming out of the winter period.  The emphasis is on fitness, self-reliance and navigational skills, although they are also used by competitive cyclists for training ahead of the racing season.

The route is not signposted but a basic route map or description may be provided (along with a GPS file these days). There are no feedstations, timing chips or souvenir t-shirts etc, although refreshments are available following the ride.

The ride is not a race.  Like a normal cycling club ride, it takes place on open roads and without marshals etc.  It is imperative that participants ride responsibly and in accordance with the Highway Code.

Yorkshire Reliability Ride Series:

Ride 1: Struggle Reliability Ride – £4

Date: 22nd January 2017
Start Time: Signing on and start 09.00am
Start Place: Fodder, Great Yorkshire Showground, Railway Rd, Harrogate HG2 8NZ
Finish Place: Fodder, Great Yorkshire Showground, Railway Rd, Harrogate HG2 8NZ
Route 80km: View the route and download the GPX at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17783636
Harrogate-Ridding-KirbyOverblow-HarewoodBridge-Arthington-Pool-Bramhope-Alwoodley-Wike-A58-Wetherby-Walshford-A168-Boroughbridge-Minskip-Ferrensby-Knaresborough-ForestMoorRd-Harrogate
Organiser: Matt Mannakee 07748 632348 http://www.ridethestruggle.com

Ride 2: Seacroft Wheelers – £3

Date: 29th January 2017
Start Time: Signing on and start 08.30 – 09.30
Start Place: Squires Café Bar  5 miles west of Sherburn-in -Elmet on B1222. Car park, refreshments and toilets available.
Finish Place: Squires Café Bar
Route 80km: Micklefield – Towton – Tadcaster – Wetherby – Sicklinghall – Harewood Bridge – Weardley – Alwoodley – Shadwell – Thorner – Aberford – Sherburn
Route 50km: 09.45 Micklefield – Towton – Stutton – Bramham – Thorner – Aberford – Sherburn
Organiser: Antony Brumby 07772 080051 http://www.seacroftwheelers.co.uk

Ride 3: Harrogate Nova CC – £4

Date: 5th February 2017
Start Time: 09.30
Start Place: Rigton Railway Crossing – just off A658.
Finish Place: Norwood Village Hall – refreshments available
Route 80km: Wetherby-Boroughbridge-Ripon-Fountains Abbey-Ripley-Killinghall-Pennypot Lane.
Organiser: Vaughan Caswell  Tel. No. 01423 507603.  Email: margaret.caswell@sky.com  Club website: http://www.harrogatenova.cc

Ride 4: Airedale Olympic – £4

Date: 12th February 2016
Start Time: 09.30
Start Place: B6161 Lay-by (Near Leathley Bridge – approx. ½ mile from A658 junction).
Finish Place: Holy Trinity Church Hall, Knaresborough
Route 70km: Farnley – Norwood – Summerbridge – Burnt Yates – Kirkby Malzeard – Ripon – Bishop Monkton – Knaresborough https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17780091
Organiser: Hamish Robertshaw  http://www.airedaleolympic.co.uk/  07796 272123

Ride 5: The Otley One – £4

Date: 19th February 2017
Start Time: 09.30
Start Place: Buttercross (Market Place), Otley
Finish Place: Otley CC Clubroom
Route 100km: A65-Ilkley-Addingham-Bolton Abbey- Barden Tower -Appletreewick-Grassington-Kettlewell-Kilnsey-Threshfield-Burnsall-Barden-Bolton Bridge -Addingham-Ilkley-Askwith
Route 50 km: Start 09.45 As above to Barden Bridge (cross river) – Cavendish Cafe-Bolton Abbey-Ilkley-Askwith
Organiser: Stephen Gallagher

Ride 6: The Alex Warburton Memorial Ride – Alba Rosa – £4

Date: 26th February 2017
Start Time: 09.30
Start Place: The Lawnswood Arms, Otley Rd. Adel, Leeds
Finish Place: The Lawnswood Arms, Otley Rd. Adel, Leeds
Route: Bramhope-Alwoodley-Scholes-Barwick-Aberford-Saxton-Church Fenton-Ryther-Ulleskelf-Bramham-Collingham-Kirkby Overblow-Arthington-Creskeld Lane
Organiser: Phil Makinson 07795670523

Ride 7: Leeds Mercury – £4

Date: 5th March 2017
Start Time: 09.30
Start Place: Buttercross (Market Place), Otley
Finish Place: Otley CC Clubroom
Route (90 km): Otley, Pool, Arthington, Harewood bridge, A61, Kirby Overblow, Sickinghall, Wetherby, B1224, left at X roads to cattal bridge, left to old A1. Up to Boro B, left to Knaresboro A6055, right to Ripley B6165, left to Killinghall, over the A59 to Pennypot lane, left at the end to grovel over Norwood edge and down via Farnley to Otley
Organiser: Kevin Stuart  07958 760 750

Ride 8: Prologue Café Bash – £4

Date: 12th March 2017
Start Time: 09.30
Start Place: Prologue Café, Harrogate
Finish Place: Prologue Café, Harrogate
Route (90 km): Prologue-Pennypot-Darley-Dacre-Summerbridge-Blazefield-Risplith-Ripon-Skelton-Borobridge-Minskip-Staverley-Farnham-Scotton-Ripley-Killinghall-Harrogate-Prologue
Organiser: John Reid

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