Reliability Ride 2017

Reliability Ride 2017

Not content with organising the paperwork, the route, the venue, Steve and Greg managed to organise fine weather as well for the 2017 VC Melyd Reliability ride.

“This years reliability ride raised £425.00 for charity, many thanks to all who supported this years ride.  The efforts to facilitate this event were well worth it.”

— Steve Sharp / Club Chairman.

Huw McKee who arrived with the buckets for this years fund raising is going on to undertake an epic challenge later in the year. If you were unable to take part in the reliability trial / contribute to the cause at the event – you may wish to read more about Huw’s cycling challenge later in the year, or donate directly.

Many thanks once again to Greg, Steve, Richard, Mark, and everyone who played a part in making the day possible – and to all of those who braved the roads, took in the views, and rode / didn’t ride the whole course. I think you will agree it was indeed a great day to be out on a bike – and money well raised for a good cause.

VC Melyd Reliability Ride 2017

VC Melyd Reliability Ride 2017

Event Overview

This reliability ride is a challenging, scenic and undulating ride in beautiful North Wales. The route encompasses little known lanes and valleys. The route is 46 miles and 5200ft of climbing.


This event has Two objectives: Firstly to raise funds for charity (Breast Cancer). Secondly to enjoy a secluded ride through unspoilt country side affording you the opportunity to assess your fitness levels in anticipation of the season ahead.


This term is historic and dates back to the early years of the 20th Century when equipment was less robust, roads poorly sign posted, and mobile phones were none existent.

Advisory Notes

Due to the challenging and rural nature of this ride low geared winter bikes are advised (not the day to bring out your shiny carbon steed!). There are no cafes on the route so be prepared with adequate nutrition. No back up arranged so you are fully responsible for any mechanical issues

Event Date & Location

This ride is on Sunday 2nd April 2017, HQ is on Saint Asaph Common, entrance next to Fountain garage LL17 0RF. Sign on from 8.30 am, £5.00 minimum entrance fee (all donations to Charity). Post ride refreshments available. Please make your interest known on the VCM FB Group – along with any questions.

Route Information

With a change to the usual signs or road markings this year we have embraced technology and the route is available via Strava. Many thanks to Greg who has plotted the route for us and saved it as a route on his account. So without further ado here is the VC Meldy 2017 Reliability Trial route.