Shropshire Reliability Programme 2022

Reliability rides are not races, but test of various cycling skills. Rides are run on time standards, so the fastest riders will aim for the shortest time standard, but the longest standard should be attainable by all club riders. You’ll have to navigate; the route is published with a cue sheet and (usually) GPX file. Routes are not marked, so navigation is part of the ride. The rides are also not supported, so no feed stations or broom wagons, but cafes are routed in. Please see the Ride Safe Page (Opens in New Window)

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These rides are a great way ride in a group that is more than just your fellow club mates

The reliability ride programme always signals the coming start of the racing season, with many riders out to test themselves after the winter social rides or putting their feet up over the colder months. Whilst the fast boys treat proceedings as a race there’s something for all abilities, with medium and steady-paced time limits in all events, with many offering a shorter option often around 30 miles. Some are flat and fast, some feature plenty of climbing – there’s a great deal of variety to enjoy and a challenge to suit all tastes. Many of the rides raise money for worthy charities through the £3-£5 entry fee. These most traditional of cycling events have been taking place almost since cycling began, with riders judged as ‘Reliable’ if they can navigate around a set course within a reasonable cut-off time limit by working together with other riders – and repair any mechanical issues along the way on their own.

Running from mid-January to late April the first event is imminent, taking place on 19th January with CC Bridgnorth RWG getting things underway. All routes will appear on the SCCA’s website with a downloadable link so you can follow your Garmin device if you prefer not to navigate via a traditional map, which will be available on the day. A few days before each event those links will also appear on SCCA Twitter at https://twitter.com/shropshirecca if you prefer to set up an alert instead. There’s still time and some free weeks available for other County clubs to get involved.   

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2022 Series Dates

Course details to follow

EventDateClubHQTime(s)
123/01/2022Bridgnorth CCBridgnorth Rugby Club9:30am
230/01/2022Ludlow CCLudlow Leisure Centre9:15-9:45am
313/02/2022Bridgnorth CCBridgnorth Football Club (WV16 4HY)9:30am
420/02/2022Mid Shropshire WheelersSundorne Sports Village9:30am
527/02/2022Wrekinsport CCWellington Cricket Club9:30-9:45am
606/03/2022SCCA/Newport Shropshire CCNewport Royal Navy Association, Bellmans Yard9:30-9:45am
713/03/2022Market Drayton CCBeacon Community Centre, Prospect Road9:00-9:15am
820/03/2022Nova RaidersNew Inn, Newport9:30am
9a03/04/2022Propel CCBowring Park, Wellington9:00am
9b03/04/2022Hafren CCBerriew Community Centre9:30am
1010/04/2022Audlem CCScout and Guide Hall, Audlem9:15am
1124/04/2022Oswestry Paragon CCLlanyblodwell Village Hall10:00am
TBCLudlow Brewery RTLudlow Brewery8:30am
TBCParamount CRTStan’s Cycles9:30am

Reliability Ride Routes and Time Trial Course can now be downloaded from our web site – click here