The Hateful Eight Yorkshire Reliability Ride Series 2018

One of the oldest traditions in cycling – and one of the best ways to test fitness – is the Reliability Ride. And in our part of the world, we have an embarrassment of riches – with eight of these rides scheduled over the next few weeks.
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Remember - they're NOT a races.

Not only are these rides cheap as chips, great fun and a real challenge in the early part of the season, but they're a great opportunity to mix with many of the other clubs in the area. They are all around 50 miles in length and Alba members will be organising groups of similar-paced riders.

What’s more

ARCC will be offering a prize for members who complete all eight rides in the series. Keep an eye on the ARCC Members FB group for details.

The ride to the start...

Individual events have been posted on the ARCC Members FB group, please select if you going to join us, the meeting points and times for us to ride over to each event will be posted nearer the dates.

Reliability Series

The following is the entire series please note all rides require riders to sign on and pay £4 in cash. Riders are encouraged to bring exact change.

Ride 1: Struggle Reliability Ride

Date: 21st January 2018
Start Time: 09.30am. Sign on from 9am.
Start Place: Prologue, Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, HG2 0NA
Finish Place: Prologue, Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, HG2 0NA
Route (90km): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17783636

Ride 2: Seacroft Wheelers

Date: 28th January 2018
Start Time: 08.30am – 09.30am
Start Place: Squires Café Bar 5 miles west of Sherburn-in -Elmet on B1222. Car park,
refreshments and toilets available.
Finish Place: Squires Café Bar
Route (80km): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26559806
Route (50km): Micklefield - Towton - Stutton - Bramham - Thorner - Aberford - Sherburn

Ride 3: Harrogate Nova CC

Date: 4th February 2018
Start Time: 09.30am
Start Place: Rigton Railway Crossing - just off A658.
Finish Place: Norwood Village Hall – refreshments available
Route (80km): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11781804

Ride 4: Airedale Olympic

Date: 11th February 2018
Start Time: 09.30am
Start Place: B6161 Lay-by (Near Leathley Bridge – approx. ½ mile from A658 junction).
Finish Place: Holy Trinity Church Hall, Knaresborough
Route (70km): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17780091

Ride 5: The Otley One

Date: 18th February 2018
Start Time: Long route starts 09.30am. Short route starts 09.45am. Sign on from 08:45am
Start Place: Buttercross (Market Place), Otley
Finish Place: Otley CC Clubroom
Route (100km): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18123386
Route (50 km): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18123623

Ride 6: The Alex Warburton Memorial RideAlba Rosa

Date: 25th February 2018
Start Time: 09.30am
Start Place: The Lawnswood Arms, Otley Rd. Adel, Leeds
Finish Place: The Lawnswood Arms, Otley Rd. Adel, Leeds
Route (90 km): https://www.strava.com/routes/3885417

Ride 7: Leeds Mercury

Date: 4th March 2018
Start Time: 09.30am
Start Place: Buttercross (Market Place), Otley
Finish Place: Otley CC Clubroom
Route (90 km): https://www.strava.com/routes/1331818

Ride 8: Prologue Café Bash

Date: 11th March 2018
Start Time: 09.30am
Start Place: Prologue Café, Harrogate
Finish Place: Prologue Café, Harrogate
Route (90 km): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18936098

To contact the club committee please email hello@albarosacc.com