Monday 23 October 2017

Reliability Trials, Autumn/ Winter,2017/18

The term reliability trial dates back to the early years of the 20th century when cycling equipment was not so reliable, road surfaces were poor, sign-posting was even worse, and mobile telephones had yet to be invented. Reliability trial riders needed to be resilient, able to navigate, capable of dealing with minor mechanical problems, and fit enough to complete the course within the time limit. A great way to stay motivated through the "Off Season", Bournemouth Arrow & Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers offer winter reliability trials to both members and non-members:

Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers will once again be running their popular, long running reliability trial series. The monthly trials, starting with the 50 mile event in November, always provide a good test of rider and machine.
Members (First and Second Claim) £1, members of affiliated clubs just £2 per Reliability Trial, non club, non affiliated riders are required to become Associate Members of the Club. Cost is £10* for all four Reliability Trials and all BJW Club Runs & training rides for the year.*To cover third party insurance. You can join on the day.
Under 18s should be accompanied by an adult.

5th NOVEMBER 2017 50 MILES
4TH FEBRUARY 2018 100 MILES/100 KM (08:00-09:00)

All BJW reliability trials will start between 08:30-09:30,(except 100m) SIGN ON & GO! From Merley Community Centre BH21 1XE.
Successful completion of all 4 BJW Reliability trials entitles the rider to a medal.

Course Details HERE

Bournemouth Arrow 50 mile reliability trial. A steady group or groups ride (depending on numbers) around local roads on a sporting course, 50 miles in 3 ½ hr. Sun 19th November, 09:00 Bisterne village hall, on the B3347. First Group Start: 9.00am (No of groups to be arranged on day)Fee £2 per rider Open to all riders (33 mile option within 50 Route) Food and Drink Available at HQ after ride
Full Route Instructions and Map on
BACC Website HERE (also available on day)

Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers winter club run calendar 2016/17.
All are welcome to attend Bournemouth Jubilee club runs, meet at Kinson Library or Wimborne on Sunday mornings.
(with exception of the Reliability Rides which start at Merley Community Centre).
The rides will generally be ~50-70 miles with a cafe stop at the destination. Club runs are not run at race pace, but you do need to be reasonably fit to complete them. You need a robust bike (not expensive) as some of the roads that the club runs use are minor B-roads so mudguards and 25c tyres are recommended in the Winter Months.

2017/2018 Club Runs

29-Oct-2017 09:00 Meet Kinson Library Shaftesbury
5-Nov-2017 08:30 Meet Merley Community Centre BJW 50M Reliability
12-Nov-2017 09:00 Meet Kinson Library Lepe
19-Nov-2017 09:00 Meet Costa Wimborne Square Arne
26-Nov-2017 09:00 Meet Costa Wimborne Square Moreton
3-Dec 2017 08:30 Merley Community Ctr BJW 100km Reliability
10-Dec-2017 09:00 Meet Kinson Library Compton Abbas Airfield
17-Dec-2017 09:00 Meet Kinson Library Salisbury
29-Dec-2017 09:00 Meet Kinson Library Birthday Boys Run to Crow
7-Jan- 2018 08:30 Meet Merley Community Centre BJW 75M Reliability

The Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers also run a fast-paced chaingang ride on Saturday mornings, 09:00 from Hurn Post Office.
Thru ‘n Off, a good paced training ride with no stops. Approx 39 miles and a more social Thursday evening ride from Canford Bottom, distance 28 miles lights essential.


1 comment:

  1. Appeal to all cyclists going through Dorset villages (especially for us, Shapwick east Dorset) please please please don't talk shout etc before about 10am - the sound carries like you wouldn't believe and some of us like a lie-in, especially at weekends. Personal best is being woken at 5.20am on a Sunday, but 7-8am pretty popular. Seems we're on speed trial routes - starling flocks of cyclists fine (well except maybe speed too - we've lost several cats as a village, not usually cyclists of course) it's just the voices...Please spread the word for more quiet in inhabited rural areas in the early part of the morning - many thanks