The Dundee Wheelers Jim Soutar Memorial Reliability Trials will be held on Sunday 1st March at 10am starting from the Millenium Hall, Muirhead.
There is a choice of 3 routes available, split into groups, with the 70 mile route having a group at "training" pace (20mph) and a more "steady" pace group which will be kept together. The aim of the shorter 50 and 30 mile routes is to keep the group together.
Route 1 - 70 Miles (start at 10am) - Muirhead, Newtyle, Glamis, Kirriemuir, Alyth, Blairgowrie, Dunkeld, Spittalfield, Coupar Angus, Tullybaccart, Muirhead
Route 2 - 50 Miles (start at 10:30am) - Muirhead, Newtyle, Coupar Angus, Blairgowrie, Dunkeld, Spittalfield, Coupar Angus, Tullybaccart, Muirhead
Route 3 - 30 Miles (start 11am) - Muirhead, Newtyle, Meigle, Alyth, Blairgowrie, Coupar Angus, Tullybaccart, Muirhead
In the interest of road safety, riders will be started in groups of no more than 20, with 3 minutes gaps. Groups will be as per signing on order.
For those new to cycling and unsure what a Reliability Trial is, it is a traditional early season challenge, a hard training ride. They are not sportives (or races), so no route markers (printed maps will be provided), no feed stops and no results. You set off in a bunch and make your way round as best you can (you need to make sure you are able to cope with mechanicals etc).
If you are planning to ride a sportive, a cycling challenge, charity ride or race in 2018 or just want to get fitter and improve your cycling then Reliability Trials are a great way to kick start the new year training.
Why not come along and join the Dundee Wheelers every Saturday and Sunday to help you get the miles in and get ready for our Reliability Trial in good company. Details of the weekly club runs are on the web site and there are some Frequently Asked Questions with information you may find useful. The club runs are suited to all abilities leaving from the Millennium Hall at 9:15am on a Saturday and Camperdown Gates at 9:30am on a Sunday. The duration of the runs, with a coffee stop, is approximately 3 hours depending on conditions. The club runs provide the opportunity, and practice, in riding in the company of others, and also advice on cycle maintenance, what to wear, what to carry, etc. All newcomers welcome and there is no obligation to join the club.