K.C.A. Reliability trail

K.C.A. Reliability Trial 50 km, 100 km, 100 mile.

For the Rootes Trophy

This is the traditional end to the competitive side of the Kent Cycling Association’s year.  Please support the club by taking part and let’s try and take the trophy in 2016!

Reliability Trials are very similar to Audax rides in that riders cover a set route within a selected time, being checked at the furthest points to remove any temptation to cut a corner.

Riders select a time for their chosen distance and earn points for their club if they finish within that time, 1 point for 50 kms, 2 for 100 kms and 4 for 100 miles.

The Trophy is presented to the club with the highest total so please do not be too optimistic with your choice of distance and also allow time for refreshments at Pat’s place at Lashenden and possible mechanical problems.



Next Race – TBA


There are 3 distances to chose from:

  • 50 KMS
    Times for this distance are 2, 2.5 or 3 hours.
    START LOCATION CHOICE: The White Hart, Claygate or Potters Corner, Ashford
  • 100 KMS
    Times for this distance are 4, 4.5 or 5 hours.
    START LOCATION CHOICE: The White Hart, Claygate or Potters Corner, Ashford
  • 100 MILES
    Times for this distance are 6.5 or 7 hours.
    START LOCATION CHOICE: Potters Corner, Ashford ONLY

Points Table: Distance


50 km -1

100 km – 2

100 miles – 4

Starting Points:

Claygate & Potters Corner A20 – 50 km and 100 km

Potters Corner A20 – 100 miles

NOTE: If you elect to ride 100 miles you MUST start from Potters Corner. 

Maidstone Road
Hothfield, Ashford, TN26 1AE

WHITE HART (note: the pub is closed down)
Collier Street
Claygate, Tonbridge, TN12 9PL

Time Options

The event will start from 08:00 hrs.  However, all riders will be allocated a start time depending on chosen distance and riders will be notified of their respective start time a few days before the event.

100 miles – 6 1/2 – 7 hrs

100 km – 4 hrs 4 1/2  hrs 2, 5 hrs

50 km – 2 hrs, 2 1/2 hrs, 3 hrs.

Course details and check cards will be sent to one address for each club.


There is no specific allocated parking for this event.

If you are starting from Potters Corner, you should be able to find somewhere to park close by.

If you are starting from the White Hart, it is suggested you park in Marden and ride to the start.  In previous years it has been possible to park in the Church car park at Collier Street but this facility cannot be relied upon.



Send entries to:

P. Mepham

6, Sirdar Strand Rivervlew Park Estate Gravesend Kent, DA12.4LP

Closing date for ALL entries is – TBA


Entry fee: £3.00 per rider.

Tel: 01474 351884

Results and Photos

Images courtesy of Lise Taylor-Vebel

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