Sunday 8th April 2018


Redbourn Recreation Centre sign

 Redbourn Recreation Centre location map


Results 2018

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The day:

Normal Club run arrangments in most other respects although whilst this is not a race, it is an individual timed event.

Start and finish venue: Redbourn Recreation Centre, 75 Dunstable Rd, Redbourn, St Albans, Herts, AL3 7PP (see above).

Registration from8.30am for departures in 4 minute intervals, as follows:

  • 8.50 Fast A 
  • 8.54 Fast B
  • 8.59 Rapides
  • 9.03 Mods +
  • 9.07 Mods
  • 9.11 Inters
  • 9.15 Social Inters
  • 9.19 Intros
  • 9.23 Socials

Timing cards for each rider will be issued at registration. Please arrive in good time.

New for 2018, the ride follows two challenging routes, one is 110km (68 miles) the other 79km (49 miles), designed to take you out along familiar local roads and hills! Based on the Chiltern Classics, this is your chance to get an early season, no-stop ride under your belt, riding with your co VCC members on a late winter run organised like a Reliability Ride..

We use this ride along with the V100 (Summer 100 mile min-Sportive) as an opportunity to raise money for the Herts Air Ambulance.

Herts air ambulance

Riders are welcome to organise themselves into usual club run groups, with nominated leaders. Departure at 9.00am, refreshments will be served from mid-day to 3.00pm at Redbourn Recreation Centre.

The updated routes are available here, 110k (68 miles) – climbing 1,268m, highlights –  Wigginton, Whiteleaf, Frith Hill and finally Dodds Lane and here, 79k (49 miles) – climbing 849m, highlights – Wigginton, The Crong and Dodds Lane.

The fee is £4 plus £2 (optional) donation. Refreshments at finish included.


NB: Not listed yet on the CTT website
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Prizes to be won! 
Date: 22 September 2019
Time: 6:30am
Distance: 25 miles 
Course: F1B/25 
Closing date for entries: tbc
Categories: Juvenile (12 to 15) Junior (12) Espoir (18 to 22) Senior (22 to 39) Veteran (40 and over) Para 
Gender: Male/Female
Type: Solo
The Verulam CC Open 25 is an established event in the Time Trial calendar, having been run every year for 55 years. Previous winners include Alex Dowsett, so set your own goals and see what you can achieve. The course (see below) covers relatively flat terrain making fast times very achievable when the weather conditions are favorable.   
Course map:


VCC's 100 mile, mid-summer, 'mini-Sportive', Club run.

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Lunch-time venue: The Three Horseshoes, Mole Hill Green, Bishops Stortford, CM22 6PQ

Sunday 8 July 2018

Introduced to the Club runs schedule in 2015, the ride follows a route designed to take you into the beautiful Essex countryside, just ignore the aeroplanes landing at Stansted Airport! This is your chance to get a 100 mile ride under your belt, riding with fellow VCC members on a mid-summer run organised like a Sportive.

Registration in advance is required and we use this ride as an opportunity to raise money for the Herts Air Ambulance.

Herts air ambulance

Usual club run groups, leaders and meeting point (Alban Arena). Morning coffee and cake stop (c25 miles) at Thundridge Village Hall followed by mid-day lunch (c50 miles) at The Three Horseshoes with coffee and cake stop on the return (c75 miles) back at Thundridge Village Hall.

Thundridge Village Hall

The coffee stops will include coffee or tea and cake, whilst the lunch will include sandwiches, crisps, salad and other yummy snackage, coffee, tea or squash. 

The route is available here. Runs leaders may choose to adjust the route to suit their group.

Registration and payment in advance is necessary please, so that we have numbers for all refreshments that are included. 

The fee is £16 including a £2 donation to Herts Air Ambulance, or £14 no donation. 

To participate please complete the form below and make your payment using the Pay Now button.




What is a Reliability Ride?

Reliability rides provide late winter (Jan-Mar) training rides where the object is to provide base fitness in preparation for the more demanding race training that will follow when the weather improves. In today’s world of sportives they are enjoyed by more than just competitive cyclists. Time goals are set for the rides that entrants aim to better. Riders are self supporting and there are no organised stops en route. The rides are not races, you are riding on the open roads.

Traditionally, these events were held over 100 miles. Riders were required to state a completion time and to arrive at the check points and back at the HQ at their stated time. Failure resulted in no certificate. Today these rides are a less testing 100km and the time challange is no longer strictly imposed.

Winter Ride Winter Ride 2

The Chiltern Classic rides:

For full information see here and here.

Local Reliability Rides include the following:

Westerley Winter Warmer - 108km & 44km

  • HQ - Chalfont St Peter Scout Hut
  • 2019 - held on Sunday 13th January
  • Book online here.

Harp RC Harp Hilly Hundred - 100km & 55km

  • HQ - Hemel Hempstead CC Clubroom, Nash Mills
  • 2019 - held on Sunday 20th January
  • Book online here.

Hemel Hempstead CC - 100km & 50km

  • HQ - Hemel Hempstead CC Clubroom, Nash Mills
  • 2017 - held on Sunday 10th February
  • Book on the day

Willesden CC - 100km & 50km

  • HQ - Chalfont St Peter Community Centre
  • 2019 - held on Sunday 17th February
  • Book online here.

Plus our own :

Verulam Reliability Ride - 120km and 75km

  • HQ - Redbourn Recreation Centre, 75 Dunstable Rd, Redbourn AL3 7PP
  • 2019 - held on Sunday 3rd March
  • Book online here.

Berkhamsted CC - 107km and 61km

  • HQ - Musette Cafe, Church Farm, Station Rd, Aldbury, Tring , Herts, HP23 5RS
  • 2019 - held on Sunday 10 March
  • Book online here.