Tuesday 10 March 2020

Fareham Wheelers Spring Events

The Fareham Wheelers cc reliabillity rides canceled in February due to the storms are now rescheduled for Sunday 5th April 2020
Reliability Rides 32,50 & 70 miles
Sunday 5th April 2020
Wickham Community centre
Mill Ln, Wickham, Fareham PO17 5AL
Start from 0830hrs.
£3.00 entry
Event organiser: Nigel Sign 07909942071

Ride alone or in groups of no more than 12, challenge yourself to achieve a standard and finish with plenty of tea, coffee and cakes at the HQ. Plus a certificate for successful completion.
The events is open to riders of all ages; however,
Young Riders (14 - 18)
Under 18's Please bring along your membership card (FWCC riders) to the event, or please fill out the registration form including parental/guardian consent on the morning of the event
Under 16's You will need to bring a membership card (FWCC riders) to the event or alternatively under 16's are welcome on the ride accompanied by parent or guardian.
Courses: Trundle and Steep 70 miles

Petersfield 50 miles

Social Lite 32 miles

3 Time standards for 2 longer rides:
70 mile.......
. Gold 17mph+ under 4hrs 7m
Silver 15mph+ under 4hrs 40m
Bronze 13mph+ under 5hrs 24m

51 mile.......
Gold 17mph+ under 3hrs 00m
Silver 15mph+ under 3hrs 24m
Bronze 13mph+ under 3hrs 55m

A reliability trial is a ride which challenges a rider to complete a course within a preset time limit. Such events are often held in the winter months of the year and are used by cyclists as training rides. For example; a common test would be a 100 in 8 – 100 miles would have to be completed within eight hours, including any stops.
The term is historic when cycling equipment was less reliable, roads were rougher, routes were more poorly sign-posted. The name was also a way of emphasising to the police, at a time when the place of cycle sport on British roads was insecure, that the mass rides they might see were not races.
Reliability trial riders needed to be self-sufficient, adept at navigation, able to deal with mechanical problems, and fit enough to complete the course. In some cases, successful completion of the ride entitles the rider to a certificate.
Or perhaps try this.....
Fareham wheelers open 10 mile time trial.

Saturday 28th March 2020

First rider off at 1401

Course: P829a (B2177 from Hundred acres to Southwick roundabout, straight on to the roundabout at the top of Portsdown hill and return.

Categories for TT bikes, road bikes and tandems.

Entry via CTT website close 17th March.

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