Reliability rides - Info required

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Reliability rides - Info required

Postby NZxcross » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:42 pm

Hi all, got some dumb questions I'm afraid. If you can help me out I would be ever so greatfull.
I see that these rides start at 9am & that I suspect that you pick your route own route distance. My queries are as below:
1- Is it like a sportive
2- Or does the whole bunch set off together
3- What is the cost? Do you just pay on the day?
4- Do you require a BC to do these?
Wasn't really planning to ride my bike until April 1st after the conclusion of the 'cross season (Nah no joke there) but it seems some senior riders in the club have a side project for me.
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Re: Reliability rides - Info required

Postby Simon Hemington » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:13 pm

Hi Rico

Firstly, the rides are over a set route. You only pick your own if you get lost. :D

Your answers
1. Yes, quite a bit. The reliability comes from the average pace of the ride. You are deemed to be reliable if you cover the distance at the average speed your ability is allowed. Faster or slower, not so much.
2. Usually small groups of 10 to 20. So as not to block the road with 200 all off together.
3. Varies with the event, under a tenner for most I think. Pay on the day.
4. No, but BC membership (not racing licence) is recommended anyway for the legal aid and insurance.

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Re: Reliability rides - Info required

Postby Sam Williamson » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:47 pm

The 'Chiltern Classics' are really good early season training - they can be as hard as you want to make them - very good workouts especially for those targeting Spring Road Races :wink:

Shame you can't make it to the Harp Hilly as you'll be needed at the CX Team event in Hitchin on the same day - but I'll happily take you 'round the route some other time.

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Re: Reliability rides - Info required

Postby NZxcross » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:58 pm

Hi guys, thanks for the replies, I greatly appreciate the effort.
Yeah I didn't word my post very well, I think I understood it as you selected either the 50 or 100km loops.
200 turn out, geez that is some serious riders happening right there.

Harp hilly, well anytime Sam, you know I like the hills. Still not convinced you are going to get me to the Team champs though unless they send me home from hospital with a good stock of the laughing gas/good stuff…….

Will post the intended Chiltern rides I may do after Christmas. How many are you going to fit in there Sam???

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Re: Reliability rides - Info required

Postby Sam Williamson » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:18 pm

Rico,

'You got mail' re the Harp Hilly 8)

I'm intending on riding 3 (maybe 4) Chiltern Classics in February - the final Luton ride clashes with the North Road Hardriders TT - the first of a shortened (only 5 races) North London Millenium Series - something Sarah and I are looking at having a go at next year.

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Re: Reliability rides - Info required

Postby Paul Thomson » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:33 am

There should be 8 in the Millennium series...
North Road Hardriders
Welwyn Hilly
Icknield hilly
Finsbury Park Spoco
London Phoenix (new event)
North Road
Hitchin Nomads
Stevenage
See: http://lndc.org.uk/Docs2013/Web_listing.pdf

Also note that there is the Grace Blackman trophy - for London North club riders riding London North events - the total aggregate of best rides (ie shorted time) at 25, 50 and 100 miles.

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Re: Reliability rides - Info required

Postby Sam Williamson » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:38 am

Thanks for the correction Paul - the list I was looking at only had 5 listed - do you know how many rides you need in the series to count?

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Re: Reliability rides - Info required

Postby Paul Thomson » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:24 pm

Best 4 counting scores out of the 8 events for the best position... even doing 1 event will put you in the table:
http://www.lndc.org.uk/?page_id=216 (not sure this page has been fully updated for the 2012 competition)
http://lndc.org.uk/docs/LNDC-MillenniumCompRules.doc

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