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Big Red Ride Reliability Trial.

BIG RED RIDE – 17/03/2024

Get the date in your diary… It’s MRC’s BIG RED RIDE 2024

Those who have ridden the event before will need no introduction to the Big Red Ride.

For those yet to sample its delights… it’s probably one of the area’s biggest mass participation bike rides – its not a race – not a sportive – not a charity ride – or a time trial or club run… it’s a reliability trial, something that has been popular with clubs and individuals since the fifties.

Riders set off in groups of differing abilities at short timed intervals with the aim of completing the pre-determined route within specified times – thus proving if they are ‘reliable’ or not…. Simple really.

The BRR has something for everyone – a steady ride for those who want a leisurely ride through some of north Nottinghamshire’s best cycling roads; an intermediate ride for those who want to step up the pace but still want to be able to breathe enough for a chat en-route or; a downright leg-breaking challenge (it’s not race.).

As usual, you can choose the long, medium or short route. This year’s routes are new and exciting, you can view them using Strava and download copies of the routes (below).

Once registered you will receive a confirmation e-mail receipt which acts as your ‘Admission Ticket’, bring this with you to the start HQ and collect your Ride entry sticker which is to be clearly displayed on the front of your helmet.

Big Red Ride Admission Sticker

Everyone is welcome to come along and join-in, individuals, clubs or teams. Any type of bike and any ability level.

The event headquarters and start and finish points will be the John Fretwell Sporting Complex, Sookholme Road, Sookholme, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 8LL, where ample safe parking & changing rooms will be available. There will also be food and drink available to purchase before and after the event.

The routes are a real tour of some of the districts nicest and enjoyable cycling roads and lanes, passing through some really beautiful countryside.

It’s a cycling challenge with something for everyone so please spread the word and lets have a day to remember – with all riders finishing wearing a smile and wanting to come back for more…

Big Red Ride

Start/End point: Fretwell Complex, Sookholme Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Start time: 09:00

Age 14+

Children aged 14+ are allowed to ride but must be competent riders and accompanied by an adult for the whole ride.
All we need is a completed consent form prior to the event.


£10 – On the day

£6 – Online


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