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The Hateful Eight Yorkshire Reliability Ride Series Revealed

The Yorkshire Reliability Rides are a long-established highlight to Yorkshire counties' cycling calendar.

Originally set up as Ron’s Reliable Five, the series has expanded to eight events. It kicks of on the 21st January with the Struggle Reliability Ride.

What is a Reliability Ride?

In the U.K., 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.

They are great way to get in some early season miles and work on your base endurance.

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.

Reliability Trials are, like Audax events, not races, but rather long distance rides which emphasise fitness, self reliance and navigational skills - the difference being that Reliability Trials normally stipulate the completion of a given route (e.g. 100 miles) within a given time limit (e.g. 8 hours), whereas Audax is all about completing a route as close as possible to a set average speed.

Reliability Trials are most often run by Cycling Clubs and usually take place in the winter period, often used by regular racers and club riders to maintain winter fitness. Riders taking part in a Reliability Trial will be issued with a route card, detailing the course of the event, which usually needs to be signed or stamped at various control points throughout the route (some of which coincide with the refreshment stop).

The growth of Audax and Sportive events has overshadowed the Reliability Trial. However, trials tend to be smaller, friendly and less expensive to enter. Reliability Trials (like audaxs) also tend to be organised by not-for-profit cycling clubs rather than professional event organisers, and are therefore a great way to engage with your local club and find out more about club cycling.

2018 Yorkshire Reliability Ride Series

Ride 1: Struggle Reliability Ride, Harrogate, 21st January 2018
Ride 2: Seacroft Wheelers, Sherburn-in-Elmet, 28th January 2018
Ride 3: Harrogate Nova CC, Rigton Railway Crossing, 4th February 2018
Ride 4: Airedale Olympic,Near Leathley Bridge, 11th February 2018
Ride 5: The Otley One, Otley, 18th February 2018
SRide 6: The Alex Warburton Memorial Ride – Alba Rosa, Leeds, 25th February 2018
Ride 7: Leeds Mercury, Otley, 4th March 2018
Ride 8: Prologue Café Bash, Harrogate, 11th March 2018

U.K. Reliability Ride Calendar

You can find a whole host of reliability rides on our 2018 U.K. Reliability Ride Calendar.

Photo Below: Riders climb one of the many climbs in one of the toughest Reliability Rides, the Struggle, which takes place every January in Yorkshire - http://www.ridethestruggle.com Credit: The Struggle

Photo Below: Riders climb one of the many climbs in one of the toughest Reliability Rides, the Struggle, which takes place every January in Yorkshire - http://www.ridethestruggle.com Credit: The Struggle

 
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Jan 19 2020 - EVENT: Struggle Reliability Ride
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Sep 12 2020 - EVENT: Struggle Dales
 
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Dec 29 2018 - NEWS: The 2019 Hateful Eight Yorkshire Reliability Ride Series Revealed
Jan 07 2018 - NEWS: The Hateful Eight Yorkshire Reliability Ride Series Revealed
Jan 19 2020 - EVENT: Struggle Reliability Ride
Jan 26 2020 - EVENT: Seacroft Wheelers Reliability Ride
Feb 02 2020 - EVENT: Harrogate Nova CC Reliability Ride
Feb 09 2020 - EVENT: Airedale Olympic Reliability Ride
Feb 16 2020 - EVENT: The Otley One Reliability Ride
Mar 01 2020 - EVENT: Leeds Mercury Reliability Ride
Mar 08 2020 - EVENT: Prologue Café Bash Reliability Ride
 
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Dec 29 2018 - NEWS: The 2019 Hateful Eight Yorkshire Reliability Ride Series Revealed
Jan 07 2018 - NEWS: The Hateful Eight Yorkshire Reliability Ride Series Revealed
Jan 05 2017 - NEWS: Reliability Ride Calendar
Feb 03 2018 - EVENT: Clifton CC Reliability Ride
Feb 04 2018 - EVENT: Cardiff Ajax CC 50 Mile Reliability Ride
Feb 04 2018 - EVENT: Edgware Road Club Centurian Reliability
Feb 11 2018 - EVENT: CC Luton Reliability Ride
Feb 25 2018 - EVENT: Lune RCC Coal Road Challenge Reliability Ride
Jan 19 2020 - EVENT: Struggle Reliability Ride
Jan 19 2020 - EVENT: Harp Hilly Hundred Reliability Ride
Jan 26 2020 - EVENT: Stourbridge CC Reliability Trial
Jan 26 2020 - EVENT: Cycle Club Sudbury Reliability Rides
Jan 26 2020 - EVENT: Seacroft Wheelers Reliability Ride
Feb 02 2020 - EVENT: Harrogate Nova CC Reliability Ride
Feb 02 2020 - EVENT: Hemel Hempstead CC Reliability Rides
Feb 09 2020 - EVENT: Sydenham Wheelers Reliability Trial
Feb 09 2020 - EVENT: Stratford CC Reliability Charity Ride
Feb 09 2020 - EVENT: Airedale Olympic Reliability Ride