Early season reliability rides

West Kent RC - 9.00am on Sunday 12 January (80/45k) from Horton Kirby Cricket Club  Details

CC Bexley - 9.00am on Sunday 19 January (50/100k) from Horton Kirby Cricket Club

Sydenham Wheelers - 9.00am on Sunday 26 January (64/107k) from Knockholt Village Hall

Old Portlians - 9.00am on Sunday 2 February 68/100k) from Knockholt Village Hall  Details

These types of rides have a long tradition and originally allowed cycle club riders to demonstrate that they could follow instructions and route directions whilst completing the course in the time indicated when signing on. The rides sometimes have signage and normally there will be one or two check points to get your card signed.

They certainly aren't races but allow you to get some winter base miles in along with other riders of other clubs as well as your own. Entry is cheap, a lot cheaper than the local sportives.