Sunday 30th September 2018 

As part of the Sussex Nomads Cycling Club 40th anniversary celebrations we are holding a reliability trial on Sunday 30th September. This event is open to all cyclists and all cycling clubs. A team prize will be awarded to the cycling club with the most riders who successfully complete the 50 mile route in 3 or 3.5 hours.

A reliability trial is a bicycle event that challenges the cyclist to complete a set route in a pre-set time limit but it is not a race.

The ride start/end and head quarters is at Ditchling Village Hall, 18 Lewes Rd, Ditchling, Hassocks BN6 8TT.


There is a choice of two route, 50 miles or 26 miles.

The 50 mile route which has 3,100 ft of climbing including Kidds Hill, can be seen here. Target times will be 3, 3.5 and 4 hours with the first batch of 4 hour riders starting at 7:50 am on wards. For the route sheet click here.
To enter the Sussex Nomads 50 Mile Reliability Trial: click here.

The 26 mile route with 1,242 ft of climbing can be seen here. Target times will be 2 and 2.5 hours with the first batch of 2.5 hour riders starting at 9.00 am. For the route sheet click here.
To enter the Sussex Nomads 26 Mile Reliability Trial: click here.

Riders will be set off in groups of 10 or less at 5 minute intervals and must complete the ride within their proposed time not finishing more than 10 minutes before.

A fee of £5 per rider is to be paid at sign-in for the event on the day. All riders under 18 will have free entry. The fee will cover tea/coffee and the first piece of cake.

All riders must register in advance for the event to enter personal details and select a route, target and preferred start time. All riders under eighteen must have parental consent.

The risk assessment for this event can be see here.

The closing deadline for registration is Saturday 29th of September, 10.00 am.  Following registration you will be sent further details and confirmation of your selected course and allocated start time.