OPCC RELIABILITY TRIAL 2019 - Sunday 3rd Feb

A traditional reliabilty ride run by the Old Portlians which Cycling Weekly once quoted as the real 'Hell of the Ashdown'. A great, 'Hard Riders', no frills event with two fantastic routes, 100km and 68km through Kent, taking in the Ashdown Forest.

Don't expect a Sportive, this is an "Old School" Reliability Trial in the every sense of the word . The only concession to the present is downloadable GPS routes (links available below) and real toilets, no portaloos at the HQ.

Entry on the day £5.00 . Bacon Butties, cakes and hot drinks at start/finish.

  • Traditional "Old School" Reliability Trial
  • Good value for money
  • Choice of Two routes 68k and 100K
  • Downloadble GPS Routes by clicking on maps below
  • Testing yet 'manageable' routes
  • Hot refreshments available before and after
  • Warm sign on desk
  • Route card with emergency details
  • Real Toilets at HQ, no portaloos!

In the past OPCC have provided refreshments at the top of the Ashdown for the riders on the 100km route. We hope to do this in 2019, with the permission of the Conservators of the Ashdown Forest. However last year we received complaints from the Forest Authorities regarding riders urinating in public, therefore it is possible this permission will be withheld. All riders entering this event will be doing so on the strict understanding that they will only use appropriate toilet facilities.

Details and rider informaton

Entry Instructions: SIGN ON, ON THE DAY
Start Time: First group off at 9:00am then in intervals of 5 minutes
Entry Fee: £5
Address:Knockholt Village Centre
Main Road
TN14 7LG
Click here for Google map location
Hall Open from: 8AM
Parking: Limited availability off road, ample parking on street


100K Route 68K Route

Download, complete and bring the entry form to the HQ.

Or just turn-up, sign-on, and ride !
Event sign-on instructions.
Event Risk Assesment.


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As noted previously, our Reliability Trial is old school and as such the route will not be signed. Therefore, please ensure you are familiar with the route card otherwise ,as we're a 'progressive' thinking club, here are the links to the online maps where you can download the routes to your Garmin or other device in either TCX or GPX format.

Download routes from www.ridewithgps.com in either TCX or GPX format (we would suggest TCX).

100K http://ridewithgps.com/routes/852422
60K http://ridewithgps.com/routes/852449

See here for an explanation on how to install the maps on your Garmin device http://ridewithgps.com/help/category/gps-devices/ Select your device and the page will then give very clear instructions. If you're still technically challenged then we'll have technical Garmin support available on the day.

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