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Willesden CC Reliability Rides

Willesden CC Reliability Rides

February 16 2020
Buckinghamshire, South East, UK
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Distances: 50, 100km
Difficulty: Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs

This is the last event of the series. The 50km ride goes to Latimer, Chesham, Swan Bottom and then back via Beaconsfield. The 100km goes via Amersham, Kop Hill, Askett, Smalldean Lane, West Wycombe, Fingest and Cookham, giving 1200m climbing. Online entry is £8, on the day £10. The price includes refreshments.

Last of the multi-club Chiltern Classic Series rides, the Willesden CC Reliability Rides offer  some of the best cycling in the Chilterns.

There are two distances:

A 50km run, with 550 meters climbing. Setting off at 09:45, target time 2 hours 30 minutes which is 20 kph (12 mph)
A 100km ride with 1200 meters climbing. Setting off at 09:30 there are three targets
Average speed 30kph (18 mph) in 3 hours 30 minutes
Average speed 23kph (14 mph) in 4 hours 30 minutes
Average speed 19kph (12 mph) in 5 hours 30 minutes
Choose your ride on the day.

Both routes take in sections in the lanes. At this time of year many of these surfaces are in poor condition; potholes, road debris, rotting leaves and standing water. Mudguards and 25mm tyres are recommended rather than racing bikes with skinny tyres. To help with navigation the routes will be marked with arrows only at turning points. Beware that members of the public may remove them!

There are no organised refreshments or sag wagons en-route. You must be self-sufficient.

What is a Reliability Ride?

Reliability rides provide late winter (Jan-Mar) training rides where the object is to provide base fitness in preparation for the more demanding race training that will follow when the weather improves. In today’s world of sportives they are enjoyed by more than just competitive cyclists. Time goals are set for the rides that entrants aim to better. The rides are not races, you are riding on the road.

Willesden CC Reliability Rides





Start Located At: Chalfont St Peter Community Centre Gravel Hill, Chalfont St. Peter, Bucks SL9 9QX
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Registration Fees

Online entry in advance: £8 for either distance

Entry on the day: £10 for either distance


Free refreshments