Sunday 4th March 2018


Redbourn Recreation Centre sign

 Redbourn Recreation Centre location map


Registration in advance, 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.

New for 2018, the ride follows two challenging routes, one is 120km, the other 78km, 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..

Registration in advance is required and 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 routes are available here, 120k (74 miles) – climbing 1,560m, highlights – Bisson Hill, Wigginton, Aston Hill (Wendover Woods), Whiteleaf, Frith Hill and finally Red Lion Lane and here,  78k (48 miles) – climbing 900m, highlights – Wigginton, Aston Hill (Wendover Woods) and Red Lion Lane.


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


  • First prize: £90
  • Second prize: £50
  • Third prize: £30
  • Fourth prize: £15
  • First prize: £50
  • Second prize: £30
  • First prize: £50
  • Second prize: £30
Vets Standard
  • First prize: £50
  • Second prize: £30
Under 21's
  • First prize: £50
  • Second prize: £30
Team (of 3)
  • First prize: £50
  • Second prize: £30
Date: 22 July 2018
Time: 6:30am
Distance: 25 miles 
Course: F1B/25 
Closing date for entries: 10 July 2018 (23:59)
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.

threehorseshoes 1

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

Sunday 6 August 2017

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 members of VCC 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.

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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:

Local Reliability Rides include the following:

Westerley Winter Warmer - 108km & 44km

Harp RC Harp Hilly Hundred - 100km & 55km

Hemel Hempstead CC - 100km & 50km

  • HQ - Hemel Hempstead CC Clubroom
  • 2017 - held on Sunday 11th February
  • Book on the day

CC Luton - 100km

  • HQ - Streatley Village Hall
  • 2018 - held on Sunday 11th February
  • Book online via British Cycling website

Willesden CC - 100km & 50km

 Plus our own Club run:

VRR - Verulam Reliability Ride - 120km and 75km

  • HQ - Redbourn Recreation Centre
  • 2018 - held on Sunday 04th March
  • Registration in advance - book online here.