Reliability Rides are not Races

Please look at Guidelines to Staying Safe in a group ride, put together by Nick Jeggo

The SCCA does not organize or promote the Reliability Ride events. Organization is by the individual clubs that Affiliate to SCCA. Entrants must abide by the promoting club’s ride policies

You may wish to check that any cycle and equipment insurance you have extends to this kind of event. The SCCA advises it Associate Clubs to have insurance for such events. This is likely to indemnify the organizing  club and it’s officials, it will probably not insure the rider or their equipment. Rider indemnity is available to British Cycling members as part of their membership.

  1. Please support the organising club by registering and paying the entry fee
  2. Whilst riding this event, you are representing yourself, your club, and the sport of cycling. It’s not a race; there are no prizes and no points to be earned
  3. Be courteous to drivers, horse riders and other road users, even if they are not courteous to you
  4. Make sure that you know the route, or have a map of it. Make a note of any emergency contact numbers (ICE)
  5. Make sure you are self-sufficient and carry tools, spares, money, phone, wet weather gear and anything else you may need
  6. Ride no more than two abreast. Ride single file when it isn’t safe to ride in pairs
  7. Call out when you are passing someone and only ever pass on the right
  8. Point out hazards to your fellow riders and call out “Car up”/”Car back” or “Car down” when there are vehicles
  9. Try to only cross junctions when the entire group can cross. If this isn’t possible wait on the other side so that riders left behind aren’t tempted to take chances
  10. Do not use mobile phones while riding. Stop at the side of the road to make or receive a call
  11. No ‘selfies’ while on the move
  12. At least one hand on the bars at all times. No donning or removing of clothing on the move
  13. Dispose of gel wrappers, inner tubes or any other litter at the finish, not on the course