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Reliability Trials are, like Audax events, not races, but rather long distance rides which emphasise fitness, self reliance and navigational skills – the difference being that Reliability Trials normally stipulate the completion of a given route (e.g. 100 miles) within a given time limit (e.g. 8 hours), whereas Audax is all about completing a route as close as possible to a set average speed.

Reliability Trials are most often run by Cycling Clubs and usually take place in the winter period, often used by regular racers and club riders to maintain winter fitness. Riders taking part in a Reliability Trial will be issued with a route card, detailing the course of the event, which usually needs to be signed or stamped at various control points throughout the route (some of which coincide with the refreshment stop).

Reliability Trials (like audaxs) tend to be organised by not-for-profit cycling clubs rather than professional event organisers, and are therefore a great way to engage with your local club and find out more about club cycling.

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November 19th 2017



Horton Kirby Cricket Club

Franks Lane

Horton Kirby

Kent, DA4 9JJ

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100 km starts at 09:00 am

Estimated ride times 4 – 4.5 hours


50 km starts at 10:00 am.

Estimated ride times 2.5 – 3 hours


Entry Fee

£5.00 at the start line payable on the day.



Mick Morris

Mob 07753 105865

Tel 01732 822940



Course details

You can view the course details here

50 km course details

Click image to go to the Ride with GPS web page with further info of the course and downloadable details.


100 km course details

Click image to go to the Ride with GPS web page with further info of the course and downloadable details.


Results 2015

Our Reliability Trial was held on a fairly mild dry day after a worryingly wet Saturday. It was rather windy and one of those days where it was hard to determine which way the wind was blowing. It seems you were always riding into it!

The host club won the event by one point. The full result is given below.

Reliability Trial 2015

1CC Bexley11
2West Kent Road Club10
3CC Elan7
4Kent Velo Girsl and Boys6
5Old Portlians CC4
5Woolwich CC4
7Dulwich Paragon CC3
7Gravesend CC3
7Meridian CC3
10Addiscomb CC2
10Parentis Cycle Team2
12Gemini BC1
-Independent Riders7

We would like to thanks all the riders for supporting the event, the helpers and checkers who gave up their time to make the event a success, and the ladies who provided the hot drinks and food.