The 2007 Chiltern Classics Series

Six Reliability Rides 28th January to 4th March 2007

The ‘Chiltern Classics’ Reliability Rides returns for 2007. Six great events with a different circuit each week different hills – different scenery.All Reliability Rides have time bands to suit your paceCertificates awarded to riders completing within their selected time band.

Sunday 28th January
Harp RC 100km & 50km (start 9 am)
HQ – Hemel Hempstead CC Clubroom

This first reliability trial of the series is the well-known Harp Hilly Hundred starting and finishing also at the Hemel Hempstead CC clubroom, for location map go to 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.

Sunday 4th February
Team Quest 100km (start 9 am)
HQ – Ickenham Guide Hut

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.

Sunday 11th February
Hemel Hempstead CC 100km & 50km (start 9 am)
HQ – Hemel Hempstead CC Clubroom

This third reliability trial of the series starts and finishes at the HHCC clubhouse in Nash Mills Lane, near Kings Langley, Hemel Hempstead, for location map see 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 and we provide refreshments at the top; also Frith Hill is included in the route. The 50 km route option turns short of Wendover returning through Chesham.

Sunday 18th February
Edgware RC 100km & 50km (start 9 am)
HQ – Denham Country Park

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.

Sunday 25th February
Willesden CC 100km & 60km (start 9.30 am)
HQ – Ickenham Guide Hut
For details contact Ray Kelly

Starts at the Ickenham Guide Hut and travels out to Bledlow Ridge & Cryers Hill.

Sunday 4th March
CC Luton 100km & 40miles (start 9.30 am)
HQ – Edlesborough Village Hall

This is the sixth and last event of the Chiltern Classics Reliability Rides for 2007. 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 Tom’s Hill; the route is 95% country lanes.

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