Sunday 16th February 2020
Richardsons Cycles St Ives: The Broadway,, St Ives, United Kingdom
Wheels in Wheels Events are pleased to announce the 2nd Reliability trial in 2019 will be on Sunday 16th February, entry fee £10, after ride snack included.
Entry for 12 to 16 year olds is FREE, just to turn up on the day with an adult over 18 to ride with who has signed for the ride, you still get a warm drink and food at the Local Cafe.
For many years Reliability Trials, the fore runner of sportives filled the early year calendar and in the Cambridgeshire area they have almost disappeared. So, let’s go back in history a little and enjoy an old-fashioned cycle ride.
We have planned 2 routes of 120kms and 80 kms for all ages and abilities without too many hills which we lack in Cambridgeshire, but makes for a great day out.
Start and finish will be from St Ives, with easy access from most parts of the county and surrounding towns. There will be 3 groups on each ride and some of the routes are common. The groups will have an average time set to complete the route. Route maps will be available but with a little modern technology of GPX files also at the click of a button.
There will be listed café s enroute should you want a brief stop and on your return our sponsor the “Local Café” will be supplying beans on toast and a hot drink all included in the entry fee.
You can enter on line using the buttons below and we will accept entries on the day at £10.
There is plenty of local car parking all free on Sundays and you register at the café from 7.30am and the groups will start from 8.30am
Full route details in early January.
We plan to have a broom wagon and mechanical support on day again breaking a little from tradition.
Entries are open, and we look forward to all local clubs and groups to come and join us.
WHEELS IN WHEELS “ST IVES OUT AND BACK “RELIABILITY TRIAL, SUNDAY FEB 17TH.
Thank you for entering this event on the calendar and we hope you enjoy this old and well-established style of early season rides.
On line entries close at midnight 14th, but we will accept entries on the day at a small premium.
REGISTRATION – START and FINISH.
OPENS AT 07.30AM in the LOCAL CAFE, THE BROADWAY, ST IVES, PE27 5BN.
CAR PARKING IS FREE at the very local PAY and DISPLAY SITES ON SUNDAYS (Street parking is limited in the town centre).
There are 2 very close car parks at East Street 200m from the start and 1 adjacent to the Bus Station at the other end of town about 500m, away.
The aim of this type of event is to complete the route in a set time, and we will offer as a guide 2 groups for the Short Ride and 3 groups for the Long Ride.
SHORT RIDE will be 3 hours (17mph) or 4 hours(13mph).
LONG RIDE will be 4 hours (19mph), 5 hours (15mph) and 6 hours(13mph).
All speeds are approximate.
ALL RIDES WILL START BETWEEN 08.30 AND 09.00 FROM OUTSIDE THE CAFÉ.
If you wish to ride as a group, please arrange between yourselves your starting time.
CHECKING and SIGNING BACK IN AFTER YOUR RIDE will be available from 11.45 at the LOCAL CAFÉ.
AFTER THE RIDE PLEASE ensure you sign back in (IMPORTANT for your safety) we will then give you your food token to have either beans or egg on toast and a hot drink.
ROUTES ARE AVAILABLE IN GPX FORMAT and a basic map will be available at Registration.
PLEASE NOTE THE ONUS IS ON THE RIDERS TO FOLLOW THE SET ROUTES.
PLEASE make a note of the all the EMERGENCY telephone numbers when you sign on.
If you decide not to complete the ride, PLEASE let us know on the above numbers so we don’t start a nationwide search.
PLEASE RIDE AT ALL TIMES TO THE HIGHWAY CODE and be courteous to all other road users.
Beware there are many stables (horses)around the route. We will have a mechanical rescue service.
PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NO MARSHALS OR SIGNAGE ANYWHERE ON THE ROUTES
PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CYCLES ARE SAFE AT ALL TIMES and preferably LOCKED
HAVE A VERY SAFE and SUCCESSFUL RIDE WITH US. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Wheels in Wheels Events
19 Windsor Close, St Ives