The club organises two reliability rides per year keeping in the tradition of historical events when a rider had to complete the challenge of a route within a pre-determined time, the goal being a test of machine, fitness and ability to navigate over long distance. Those factors have diminished somewhat with the improvements to roads, bike components, GPS computers and rider fitness levels but we continue the memory of our forebears whilst enjoying the beautiful Cotswold countryside over some testing terrain.
The HQ for both rides is the Woodgreen Leisure Centre in Banbury where there is plenty of free parking.
Spring reliability route:
Autumn reliability route: