moray firth cycling club

Reliability Ride 2019

In a desperate bid to get the zwifters outside and off their turbos, MFCC has resorted to organising a Reliability Ride! Come along to Muir of Ord Village Hall, Sunday 17th February at 10am to 3pm to catch up with your club mates and be a part of something new.

This event is open to members of other local cycling clubs.

You can read more about Reliability Rides on the British Cycling website here:—Road—Reliability-Trials-0

The Route

See the link below for the route. It is circuit from MoO to Cromarty and back, just shy of 50 miles in length. Make sure you memorise it as there will be no sign posts on the day.

From the Village Hall head for the A832
At Tore Roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A832
Turn left at Munlochy junction
Turn right onto Killen Straits
Turn right onto B9160
Sharp left onto A832
Turn left onto Bayview Cres/High St/B9163
Turn right to stay on B9163
Turn right to stay on B9163
Turn right onto A9
Turn left onto B9163
Turn right to stay on B9163
Turn right onto A835
Turn left onto B9163
Turn right onto Wyvis Cres
Turn right onto B9163
Turn left onto School Rd/B9163
Turn right to stay on School Rd/B9163
Turn left onto A862
Finish Muir of Ord, Village Hall.

There is some parking at the Village Hall for those who don’t fancy cycling out to MoO although it is limited.

The Ride

Group format will be similar to Thursday night chain gang (although this is not an APR!) with the the slowest group away first at roughly 10:15 and time splits of 3 mins between each group.

Groups should not exceed more than 12 riders. You are advised to ride according to your current form and ability. Groups will be based on the average speed you envisage covering the route. You will be asked to select which group you wish to ride in nearer the time of the event.

Group 1 – 14mph
Group 2 – 15mph
Group 3 – 16mph
Group 4 – 17mph
Group 5 – 18mph
Group 6 – 19mph
Group 7 – 20mph

MFCC are organising the ride through British Cycling who will provide insurance for the event. It is important to remind riders that it will be insured and risk assessed under the non-competitive event category. These events are informal and social in nature and take place on the public highway without marshals, signs, race commissaires or support vehicles. It is essential therefore that you all look after each other, ride sensibly and follow the Highway Code at all times.

Which Bike?

It’s February and it’s still winter. Your winter bike with good mudguards please. Many of the roads on the route are used by farm vehicles and are likely to be wet and muddy. The weather could potentially be bad so warm, waterproof gear is essential.


We have booked Muir of Ord Village Hall for a blether, a cup of tea and a wee spread.

The Cost

We are asking only for a small donation of a few pounds to cover the cost of teas and coffees.

See you there!

Any queries please get in touch at