The national Trans reliability trials are designed as training rides to test mind, body and equipment ahead of the summer ultras such as the Transcontinental. They are held on first full weekend of the month from April to June each year. They are predominantly road based but some riders may take gravel shortcuts as they are free to choose their route between the checkpoints. The distances and complexity of the route planning steps up each month. Only two people in the history of TRC have completed TransEngland, TransWales, and TransScotland in a season.
The national XDURO bikepacking trials are held on first full weekend of the month from May to September each year. These are fixed route gravel rides; EnglanDURO is a nice intro to bikepacking, WalesDURO is beautiful, and ScotDURO is pretty full on.
In addition we have a growing number of one-day XDURO rides which serve as tasters for the longer trials.
Revised dates for 2021 (TransEngland, TransWales, TransScotland, and GlenDURO) - announced 5 March 2021 In response to the government’s announcements last week about the timing of lockdown easing, we have decided to push some of our early rides back.
Whilst self-supported riding is about as socially-distant as it gets, voluntarily travelling the length and breadth of the UK is not. And by moving the rides back, giving clear distance after the indicative lockdown easing schedule, we hope to be able to rekindle the community feel at the start/end points of these rides in clear conscience.
This affects TransEngland, TransWales, TransScotland, and GlenDURO; dates of all other rides remain the same. The new dates of these reliability trails are as follows:
28-29 May 2021 - TransEngland - #transengland21
18-19 June 2021 - TransWales - #transwales21
17-18 July 2021 - TransScotland - #transscotland21
31 July 2021 - one-day ride GlenDURO - #glenduro21
Apologies if you can no longer attend; if that is the case please remove yourself from the ride on Strava. If you are able to make the revised dates, please make sure you have download the NHS track and trace app and do not travel to any of our rides if you're from a hotspot area. These guidelines apply to all rides in 2021.
Whilst the delay is disappointing as we’re all itching to get out to explore more than ever, we hope these new dates mean we can enjoy the community aspect of these rides once again. See you out there x
Calendar for 2021
28-29 May 2021 - TransEngland - #transengland21 [moved back from original date of 2-3 April]
12 June 2021 - one-day rides - OxDURO - #oxduro21
18-19 June 2021 - TransWales - #transwales21 [moved back from original date of 7-8 May]
26 June 2021 - one-day ride - CotsDURO - #cotsduro21
3-4 July 2021 - WalesDURO - #walesduro21
17-18 July 2021 - TransScotland - #transscotland21 [moved back from original date of 5-6 June]
31 July 2021 - one-day ride GlenDURO - #glenduro21 [moved back from original date of 15 May]
7-8 August 2021 - EnglanDURO - #englanduro21
14 August to 24 August 2021 - GBDURO - #GBDURO21
28-29 August 2021 - Social ride - pubduro North York Moors - #pubduroNYM21
4-5 September 2021 - ScotDURO - #scotduro21
6-10 September 2021 - Zero Waste Week - #zerowasteweek
2 October 2021 - one-day ride - PennDURO - #pennduro21
10-16 October 2021 - tree-planting & club planning week at Athnamulloch bothy in Glen Affric, Scotland - tbc
6-11 November 2021 - London to Glasgow for COP26 climate conference along the Route to Net-Zero - #routetonetzero
4 December 2021 - tree planting day at the Heart of England Forest - tbc
Provisional calendar for 2022 (to be confirmed 1 Jan 2022)
1-2 April 2022 - TransEngland - #transengland22
6-7 May 2022 - TransWales - #transwales22
4-5 June 2022 - TransScotland - #transscotland22
11 June 2022 - one-day rides - OxDURO - #oxduro22
18 June 2022 - one-day ride GlenDURO - #glenduro22
25 June 2022 - one-day ride - CotsDURO - #cotsduro22
2-3 July 2022 - WalesDURO - #walesduro22
6-7 August 2022 - EnglanDURO - #englanduro22
13 August to 23 August 2022 - GBDIVIDE (self-sufficient single-stage format) - #GBDIVIDE22
27-28 August 2022 - Social ride - pubduro North York Moors - #pubduroNYM22
3-4 September 2022 - ScotDURO - #scotduro22
5-9 September 2022 - Zero Waste Week - #zerowasteweek
1 October 2022 - one-day ride - PennDURO - #pennduro22
8-15 October 2022 - tree-planting & club planning week at Athnamulloch bothy in Glen Affric, Scotland
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