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.



On the day



One entry per person

big red ride

Reliability trial

1st March 2020

Event Venue: John Fretwell Sporting Complex, Sookholme Rd, Mansfield, NG19 8LL

Get the date in your diary... It's MRC's BIG RED RIDE 2020.

#MRC #MansfieldRC #MRCBRR #BigRedRide2020

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 clubrun... 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 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 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.).

There will as usual be the choice of a long, medium or short route.  This year's routes will be new and exciting and you will be able to download copies of the routes once entered online.

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

The event headquarters 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...

Important information: The event is open to people under the age of 18 and must be accompanied by a responsible adult and require a consent form to be completed on the day, routes are provided for the event but other than that you will need to be self supported to be able to cope with mechanical failures & weather conditions etc and also be capable of riding the course.  The event cost is £5.50 in advance with a non-refundable admin fee of 27p, or £7 pay on the day, payment electronically is available though the link below or on the day with cash.  The routes will be provided by email to those who have pre-entered and available on the day for those paying on the day.



Distance: 40km (25 miles)   

Elevation Gain: 303 metres (993 feet)  


Distance: 72 km (45 miles)

Elevation gain: 597 metres (1,957 feet)


Distance: 98 km (61 miles)

Elevation gain: 752 metres (2,467 feet)

additional information

Online pre-entry


Online is the easiest way of entering you will receive ticket with a barcode you will need this on the day for registration can be digital or printable either is fine and there will be a clickable link to the route files and pre ride information in the description of the ticket.


pre-entry will save you time on the day of the event allowing you to simply walk into signing on area and be scanned in and registered without needing to fill in paperwork and you receive the GPX files after purchase so you can be more prepared also allowing more time for refreshments beforehand.


Please note: If an event reaches its capacity we will have to close the event to riders wanting to enter on the day. It is therefore best to pre enter online to avoid disappointment!

On the day entry


On the day entries are available at our event as long as the event has not sold out prior to the event day.


On the day entries are subject to an additional fee as we want to promote online entry to gather numbers before the event.

Payment can be made with £7 cash on the day of the event. please make sure on cash payment on the day you sign on with valid contact details incase of emergencies.

Payment information

Big Red Ride 2020

Please click the “BIG RED RIDE 2020 ENTRY” button below to start entry process.

IMPORTANT:  When purchasing online please provide valid contact information.



MUST be 14 or over, 

14 -17 MUST be riding with an parent/guardian, 

MUST be a confident rider. 

A Consent Form MUST be completed prior to the event

(on the day is fine) .

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