The now world famous Fareham wheelers Reliachility rides are back on Sunday 19th February and take the place of the normal Sunday club run.
Reliability Rides of 33, 51 & 70 miles
Sunday 19th February 2023
All start and finish from Wickham Community centre
Mill Ln, Wickham, Fareham PO17 5AL
£3.00 entry Card Payment Only, no cash.
Start from 0830hrs.
Open to everyone, whether you are a fareham Wheelers member or not.
Ride alone or as a group (no more than 12 please).
Challenge yourself to achieve a standard and finish with plenty of Hot Chili, tea, coffee and cakes at the HQ.
Courses: Trundle and Steep 70 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9133160
Petersfield 51miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11127310
Social Lite 33 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26696181
3 Time standards for 2 longer rides:
70 mile……..Gold 17mph+ under 4hrs 7m
Silver 15mph+ under 4hrs 40m
Bronze 13mph+ under 5hrs 24m
51 mile…….Gold 17mph+ under 3hrs 00m
Silver 15mph+ under 3hrs 24m
Bronze 13mph+ under 3hrs 55m
33 miles is listed as a Socialite ride for those that want a leisurely shorter route so no target times are set for this distance
What is a Reliability trial?
A reliability trial is a ride which challenges a rider to complete a course within a preset time limit. Such events are often held in the wintry opening months of the year and are used by cyclists as training rides.
The term is historic when cycling equipment was less reliable, roads were rougher ( Maybe?), routes were more poorly sign-posted.
Reliability trial riders needed to be self-sufficient, adept at navigation, able to deal with mechanical problems, and fit enough to complete the course.
The events is open to riders of all ages; however,
Young Riders (14 – 18)
Under 18’s Please bring along your membership card (FWCC riders) to the event, or please fill out the registration form including parental/guardian consent on the morning of the event
Under 16’s You will need to bring a membership card (FWCC riders) to the event or alternatively under 16’s are welcome on the ride accompanied by parent or guardian.