Chiltern Reliability rides 2009

Harp Hilly 100 – Sunday 25th January
This first reliability trial is the well-known Harp Hilly Hundred starting and finishing also at the Hemel Hempstead CC clubroom, (location map). This starts off following a similar route as the Hemel event through to Chesham then it takes on its own character taking on the hilly bits of the northern Chilterns through Berkhamsted, Whipsnade (the infamous Bison Hill) then onto Aston Hill near Halton and tracking back through Tring, Ivinghoe Beacon, Whelpley Hill via White Hill to the clubroom for a well earned rest.

– 100km (Start 9:00)
– 50km
– HQ – With refreshments – Hemel Hempstead CC Clubroom, Nash Mills Lane, HP3 9TE
– For details contact Malcolm Putman : 01525 211590

Team Quest – Sunday 1st February
The start and finish is from the Ickenham Guide Hut in Community Close in Ickenham and the route travels out towards High Wycombe; Paul Doel at The Bike Shop, North Harrow can explain.

– 100km (Start 9:00)
– HQ – Ickenham Guide Hut. Ickenham.
– For details contact Paul Doel : 0208 723 4221

Hemel Hempstead CC – Sunday 8th February

This fourth reliability trial of the series starts and finishes at the Hemel Hempstead CC clubhouse in Nash Mills recreation centre, near Kings Langley, Hemel Hempstead. (location map) The route travels out through Chesham, Wendover and Chinnor returning through Speen, Gt. Missenden, Chesham, Kings Langley and back to the club house with refreshments. It is a hilly circuit climbing some of the well-known Chiltern Hills of Chinnor and the notorious 1 in 4, Small Dean Lane, a killer but mercifully short, also Frith Hill is included in the route. The 50 km route option turns short of Wendover returning through Chesham

– 100 & 50km (Start 9:00)
– HQ – With refreshments – Hemel Hempstead CC Clubroom, Nash Mills Lane, HP3 9TE
– For details contact Roger Manley : 01442 824271

Edgware RC – Sunday 15th February
A slight relief from the previous hilly weeks as you will be delighted with this attractive undulating route. This event starts at the Denham Country Club and travels out to the Thames valley and at Marlow goes south on a fast flattish section through Windsor returning to Denham.

– 100/50km (Start 9:00)
– HQ – Denham Country Park UB10 8RE
– For details contact Bob Spencer : 0208 866 9517

Willesden CC – Sunday 22nd February

The fifth event starts at the Ickenham Guide Hut and travels out to Bledlow Ridge & Cryers Hill.

– 100km & 60km (start 9.30)
– HQ at Ickenham Guide Hut in Community Close in Ickenham
– For details contact John Williams: 07880-501105

CC Luton – Sunday 2nd March
The route commences from the village hall in Edlesborough and travels through Slapton, Wing, Stewkley and out to Swanbourne (tea room open) where the route turns to meander through the attractive Buckinghamshire lanes past Cublington, Wingrave, Marsworth and onto Aldbury up the infamous but thankfully short Toms Hill and onto Nettleden towards Redbourn where the route turns again through some hilly bits to Flamstead, Studham, Gaddesden Row, Dagnell and back home to Edlesborough. The 40 miler is available and includes good ole Toms Hill; the route is 95% country lanes.

– 100km & 65km (start 9.30)
– HQ – Edlesborough Village Hall, LU6 2HX
– For details contact Phil Eaton: 01582-721250

The 100km events have time bands of 3-3, 3 -4 , or 4 -5hrs.

Entry fee for each event is in the region of ÂŁ4.00. Refreshments are available at the HQ for all events. Certificates awarded to riders completing within their selected time band.

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One Response to Chiltern Reliability rides 2009

  1. hippy says:

    Too many of those addresses are for Nash Mills Lane in Hemel.
    I think someone got carried away with copy/paste 🙂

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