Sunday 3rd February 2013, 9.00 depart
Thanks to all the riders that took part in the 2013 edition of the reliability ride is was a record year 92 riders on the road, the weather was ok if not a bit chilly. Also big thanks the Han, Izzy, Kate, Violet & Marie for all their help at the Scout Hut, feeding everyone afterwards, they produced 20 litres of homemade soup and varies cakes which went down a treat. Lots of old hands riding, but also quite a few younger riders from our go ride section, there where 3 under 16 girls one of them being the youngest rider, 2 under 16 boys and two juniors! well done to all of you, and the parents, who tried to keep up with the younger ones!!! Hope to see you next year Sunday 2nd Feb 2014?
Cllifton CC 100km/60mile reliability ride takes place on the first Sunday of February, the route heads from York heading north and includes total climbing of 2,874 feet, general route, after passing through Huby, Crayke, Ampleforth, Helmsley, Nunnington, Hovingham, Malton, looping around towards Thixendale, Buttercrambe, ending in Stockton on Forest at the Village Hall. Once you have finished there's a chance to sit down sit and refuel and exchange experiences at the village hall. The ride is a traditional no thrills test of self preservation, its not a race but a non competitive ride and is open to all riders, not just club members.
Please note it is each riders responsibility to find their way around the course, there is no course marking on the day.
Entry is £2.50 you can enter online follow the link above. You will need to register with the system, it takes just a few minutes. Members maybe wondering why we have moved to an online system? In previous years we have only had entry on the day, so we never know how many riders until the morning of the event. As the club also provides the refreshments at the end it really helps us if we known how much bolognese and cake to prepare we would want to run out!!! (Closing date 28th January 2013)
Historically, reliability trials were just that - they were to prove that you and your machine are reliable. The idea would be to complete a set distance (usually 100km and 100miles) in a given time (say 4 hours for 100km), but not more or less
In more recent years riders tend to ride it at their own pace some form a 'spirited' group finishing in uder 4 hours, other tend to be a bot more leisurely. There's normally a steady group sticks together at the rear to look after everyone.
Union Terrace Car Park, Clarence Street, York, YO31 7ES
Look out for the Clifton CC flag, which will indicate the sign on open from 8.30, first riders depart from 9.00 the route is not marked so make sure you have a map and route sheet.
Stockton on Forest Village Hall, York (please note this is about 6 miles from the start)
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This ride is run under the rules of British Cycling. Riders must be signed on to be covered and must obey the rules of the road at all times.
Have a safe ride and enjoy.