The Harp Hilly Hundred Reliability Ride is a popular early season training ride organised by the Harp Road Club, it has been run every year since its inception in 1954. Recognised as one of the harder reliability rides in the area, because of the unrelenting terrain through the Chilterns, it was originally 100 miles but is now approximately 100 kms. For those who don't feel they are fit enough for the full distance we also have a shorter 55km route. The ride starts in Kings Langley, Herts and follows a challenging route through the Chilterns via Bovingdon, Berkhamsted, Whipsnade, Ivinghoe & Tring. It then returns through Ivinghoe and Berkhamsted to finally finish back in Kings Langley. The major ascents include the climbs of Bison Hill near Whipsnade, Aston Hill just outside Tring and Ivinghoe Hill past Ivinghoe Beacon.
These events are 'Reliability Rides', not races, you are expected to complete the course at an average speed of between 12.5mph & 18mph. That is 3½hrs to 5hrs for the 100km route and 2hrs to 3hrs for the 55km route.
The entry fee for the Harp Hilly Hundred is £10 with at least 50% of the entry fees received for the event donated to charity. Over the past 10 years we have donated over £11,000 to our selected charities.
The profiles of the 100km and 50km routes are shown opposite. Further details including route maps and details for both the 100km and 55km rides can be found elsewhere on our website
At a Glance
- 20 Jan 2019 8:30am
- Tickets On Sale
- Harp Hilly Hundred Reliability RideHarp Hilly Hundred Reliability RideKings Langley, Hertfordshire, UK
- Up to 100 km (62 miles)
- From 12.00 GBP
- Unknown Riders
There are no refreshment stops provided around either the 100km or the 55km routes so you need to ensure that you remember to fill your drinks bottles and take any food you may require with you. Refreshments, food and hot drinks (tea and coffee), will be provided at the HQ after you have finished.