There are two routes; The increasingly popular President’s ride (suitable for juniors) with an all new 50km (136m) route and the more challenging and new 92km (860m) route.
Depending on numbers there will be four or more groups, each with their average speed target. The aim of our Reliability Trial is to finish within (and as close to) your target time (Arrival ETA) for the fixed route. And on this basis the winner is chosen, i.e. a ‘0’ Reliability ride – so it is not a race! Times will be recorded to the next complete minute. As a guide, most riders finish within +/- 30 minutes of their target. I have seen ‘track stands’ attempted at the end!
The start is on Thames Valley Park Drive, RG6 1PQ, with sign-on in the car park to the Water Sports Centre. Please be at the Thames Valley Park start well in advance of your chosen start time to sign on.
The finish is somewhere warm and comfortable – The Caversham Heath Golf Club (RG4 7UT). There will be a place to put your bike, tea or coffee and you may order food from their restaurant if you wish!
Any riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult on the ride, and 17 & 18 year olds need a completed parents’ consent form. Both need to provide a signed consent form as below.
The ride is named after Anthony Maynard (pictured right, bottom), a young man who’d grown up in the RCC family, and who was tragically killed in 2008. You can find out more about Anthony here.
We are supporting Anthony’s favourite charity; World Society for the Protection of Animals (www.wspa.org.uk) and the local Air Ambulance service, (www.tvacaa.org) so please be prepared to make a £3 or £2 donation at sign on.