Spring Reliability

Date: 10th March 2024

Time: 9am - 2:30pm

Venue: Needham Market Football Club, Bloomfields, Quinton Road, Needham Market, IP6 8DA

Distance: 50, 75 & 100km routes
Cycling ability: All catered for.
Entry fee: £5 per rider, includes hot drinks before and after plus bacon roll. Veggie alternative available. Cash or card accepted
Open to: Anyone who can ride a bike
How do I enter: You don’t. Just turn up on the day, pay your entry, sign in, downlaod the route and away you go. (paper routes may be available but not guaranteed)

Summary: There will be 3 routes (50, 75 & 100 km) so there is something to suit every age and ability. See links below for gpx exports. Groups will be split according to expected average speed. The aim is for all people to finish their ride back at the venue at the same time to tuck into drinks, hot pasta and cakes.

100k fast group leaves at 9:00am

100k medium group leaves at 9:15am

75k leaves at 9:30am

50k leaves at 10:00am

What is a Reliability Ride?
A reliability ride is an organised ride but not a race. It is open to riders of all abilities and speeds. Routes are planned in advance, and all entrants given a map and route instructions. There are no signs on the route. There is usually a choice of two routes. SDCC routes are planned for 50km (30 miles), 75km (46 miles) and 100km (63 miles). Entrants decide which route they would like to take, and then leave the venue in groups according to expected riding speed. For example, there may be a 16mph, 18mph, and 20mph group. Departure times are planned so that all riders end back at the start/finish venue at the same time. There will be no more than 20 people per group. Each group will tend to stick together for the bulk of the ride. If it is a big group it may split into two. Towards the end of the ride, faster riders may decide to pull away slightly, but there is no clock running. This is not a race, and there are no places allocated.

50k route is here GPX here

Needham Market-Great Blakenham-Barham-Otley-Helmingham-Pettaugh-Debenham-Mickfield-Middlewood Green-Stowupland-Creeting St Peter-Needham Market

75k route is here GPX here

Needham Market-Great Blakenham-Barham-Otley-Clopton-Charsfield-Wickham Market-Hacheston-Parham-Framlingham-Saxtead-Earl Soham-Kenton-Debenham-Mickfield-Middlewood Green-Stowupland-Creeting St Peter-Needham Market

100k route is here GPX here FIT file here

Needham Market-Great Blakenham-Barham-Otley-Clopton-Charsfield-Wickham Market-Hacheston-Parham-Framlingham-Dennington-Ashfield Green-Stradbroke-Horham-Eye-Yaxley-Mellis-Gislingham-Finningham-Bacton-Cow Green-Old Newton-Gipping-Saxham Street-Stowupland-Creeting St Peter-Needham Market