Bucks Road Reliability Ride


Posted Monday 3rd February 2014 –

The Bucks Road Reliability Ride, BRR for short is now only 3 weeks away on the 23rd February, after the cold weather of the inaugural event in 2013 it is hoped that the rain will stop, the temperatures will stay up and the sun will come out for the second running of the event. The ride, which has two, distances 100km and 80km starts from Denham, Bucks and follows a series of quiet roads and lanes as it meanders through the Chiltern Countryside.

Jackie Roberts taking part in last year’s event
Jackie Roberts taking part in last year’s event

The event which has over 3000ft of climbing commences with a relatively flat start but gets tougher in the last half as the ride goes over Bledlow Ridge which will no doubt see some riders reaching for the granny gear, after Bledlow the climbs start coming faster as the rides continues towards Marlow and back via Gerrards Cross to finish at the Denham Social Club where there will be homemade cakes and refreshments to aid the recovery. The HQ also has the use of a licensed bar, for those not driving to have a celebratory drink whilst they recount their war stories with their fellow riders.

Although not a race there are 3 time standards to aim for in the 100km event Gold under 3.5hrs, Silver under 4.15 and Bronze under 5hrs.

The event last year was praised for the clear route marking and the club aim to keep the same standards up for this year, pre entered riders will be sent a link to a GPS file and route sheets will also be available.

This is the first open event of the year promoted by busy organisers the West Drayton MBC/Beyond team and other events coming up include the Beyond Road Crits, The Black Park MTB races, the Bucks Off Road Sportive and the Night of the knobbly tread.

Entry on the day will be available and on line entry is via the British Cycling website –

For more details of this or any of the other events please contact chris@westdraytonmbc.co.uk or check out the website www.westdraytonmbc.co.uk.