The Chiltern Classics Reliability Rides 2011
The 'Chiltern Classics' Reliability Rides 2011 - 6 great events with a different circuit each week. Different hills, different scenery.
The following information is currently available, but please contact the individual organisers if you require further details :-
Harp RC – Sunday 23rd January
This first reliability ride of the series is the well-known Harp Hilly Hundred starting and finishing at the Hemel Hempstead CC club house - for location map go to www.hemelcycling.org.uk. This starts off following a similar route as the Hemel event through to Chesham then it takes on its own character taking on the hilly bits of the northern Chilterns through Berkhamsted, Whipsnade (the infamous Bison Hill) then onto Aston Hill near Halton and tracking back through Wiggington, Aldbury, Ivinghoe Beacon, Whelpley Hill via White Hill to the Hemel clubroom for a well earned rest. The event has it's own website: http://www.harphillyhundred.org.uk/ with routes and maps, etc.
Team Quest – Sunday 30th January
The start and finish is from the Ickenham Guide Hut in Community Close in Ickenham and the route travels out towards High Wycombe; Paul Doel at The Bike Shop, North Harrow can explain.
Hemel Hempstead CC – Sunday 6th February
This third reliability trial of the series starts and finishes at the Hemel Hempstead CC club house in Nash Mills recreation centre, near Kings Langley, Hemel Hempstead, for location map see www.hemelcycling.org.uk. The route travels out through Chesham, Wendover and Chinnor returning through Speen, Gt. Missenden, Chesham, Kings Langley and back to the club house with refreshments. It is a hilly circuit climbing some of the well-known Chiltern Hills of Chinnor and the notorious 1 in 4, Small Dean Lane, a killer but mercifully short. Frith Hill is also included in the route. The 50 km route option turns short of Wendover returning through Chesham. (route - Word doc - 2MB click here)
Below is a route map that you can view and download
Edgware RC – Sunday 13th February
This is a great new Reliability Ride through the Chilterns starting at the Hemel Hempstead CC club house at Nash Mills Recreation Centre, near Kings Langley, for location map go to www.hemelcycling.org.uk. The route travels through Piccotts End, Gaddesden Row, Stanbridge, Great Brickhill. Crossing the grand union canal to Soulbury onto Wingrave. Pass Mentmore going under the infamous Train Robbers Bridge to Slapton, Cublington, Wingrave, Ivinghoe Aston up Beacon Hill, down into Northchurch, Ashley Green, Bovingdon and back to the Club House. A great new 100 KM route for the Chiltern Classics. The 45 km route option goes to Dagnal then diverts to Ringshal then finishing on the same route as the 100 km.
Willesden CC – Sunday 20th February
The fifth event starts at the Ickenham Guide Hut and travels out to Bledlow Ridge & Cryers Hill. Contact John Williams for further details.
CC Luton – Sunday 27th February
This is the sixth and last event of the Chiltern Classics Reliability Rides for 2010. The route commences from the village hall in Edlesborough and travels through Slapton, Wing, Stewkley and out to Swanbourne where the route turns to meander through the attractive Buckinghamshire lanes past Cublington, Wingrave, Marsworth and onto Aldbury up the infamous but thankfully short ‘Tom's Hill’ and onto Nettleden towards Redbourn where the route turns again through some hilly bits to Flamstead, Studham, Gaddesden Row, Dagnall and back home to Edlesborough. The 40 miler is available and includes good ole Tom’s Hill; the route is 95% country lanes.
All Reliability Rides have time bands to suit your pace and certificates are awarded to riders completing within their selected time band.