The Phoenix Reliability Trial will take place on Sunday 9th February. The format will be an “A” run aiming for an average speed of 20-21mph, and a “B” run aiming at 17-18mph average speed.
Sign-on – please note – the venue will be the same as last year – at the Queen’s “Sport at Malone” clubhouse where there are toilet and changing facilities. The entrance is situated approximately 100 metres past the House of Sport on the Upper Malone Rd. Sign-on is open from 9:15 with the A run leaving at 10:00 and the B run leaving shortly after. The sign-on fee is £5
Riders, who are intending to take part, should have already applied for their 2014 Cycling Ireland membership. Those who haven’t received their membership card are requested to login to their own page on the Cycling Ireland database and print off the licence status.
The route is the usual Phoenix RT route, a map of which can be found at:
The route is; to Lisburn via the Upper Malone Rd, through Moria to Magheralin where we turn left on to the B9, left at the T junction on to the B2 to Dromore. Through Dromore to Ballynahinch where we turn towards Downpatrick. Through Annacloy then at the T junction we turn left on to the A7 towards Belfast going through Saintfield and Carryduff. We return to the House of Sport from the Saintfield Rd by passing Belvoir Park Hospital and going over Shaw’s Bridge.
Both runs follow the same route which is approximately 60 miles.
In the interests of safety all riders must wear a helmet.
There will be a lead vehicle for each group and for safety reasons it is important that riders do not overtake the lead vehicle. This is particularly important in towns and at junctions and at any “pit stop”. Any marshalls are only there to show directions and not to stop traffic.
As these are leisure events run on public roads and all riders must respect the “rules of the road” and ask for the cooperation of all riders in ensuring the event runs safely and the minimum of inconvenience is caused to other road users and members of the public.
Many thanks and I hope you enjoy the day.