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 seven 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.
It is important we can trace riders on Reliability Trials easily - please complete the form above ahead of your first ride of the year. Only riders who have registered will appear in the results. This single form covers all our standard reliability trials. Select the ones you are committed to riding; you will be sent an automated email after completing this form which will enable you to edit choices at a later date.
Calendar for 2023
6-7 April 2023 - TransEngland - #transengland23 [start on Thurs evening due to Easter bank holiday]
14-16 April 2023 - Bikes, Bees & Trees Rally - #BBTRally23
5-6 May 2023 - TransWales - #transwales23
3-4 June 2023 - TransScotland - #transscotland23
10 June 2023 - one-day rides - OxDURO - #oxduro23
17 June 2023 - one-day ride GlenDURO - #glenduro23
24 June 2023 - one-day ride - CotsDURO - #cotsduro23
1-2 July 2023 - WalesDURO - #walesduro23
5-6 August 2023 - EnglanDURO - #englanduro23
12 August to 22 August 2023 - #GBDURO23
26-27 August 2023 - Social ride - pubduro North York Moors - #pubduroNYM23
2-3 September 2023 - ScotDURO - #scotduro23
4-8 September 2023 - Zero Waste Week - #zerowasteweek
7 October 2023 - one-day ride - PennDURO - #pennduro23
Provisional calendar for 2024 (to be confirmed 1 Jan 2024)
5-6 April 2024 - TransEngland - #transengland24
3-4 May 2024 - TransWales - #transwales24
1-2 June 2024 - TransScotland - #transscotland24
8 June 2024 - one-day rides - OxDURO - #oxduro24
15 June 2024 - one-day ride GlenDURO - #glenduro24
22 June 2024 - one-day ride - CotsDURO - #cotsduro24
6-7 July 2024 - WalesDURO - #walesduro24
3-4 August 2024 - EnglanDURO - #englanduro24
10 August to 19 August 2024 - #GBDURO24
24-25 August 2024 - Social ride - pubduro North York Moors - #pubduroNYM24
2-7 September 2024 - Zero Waste Week - #zerowasteweek
7-8 September 2024 - ScotDURO - #scotduro24
5 October 2024 - one-day ride - PennDURO - #pennduro24