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Certified rides

Certified rides are long-distance rides carried out in order to gain IBA certification. In addition to riding the miles you need to provide proof, according to the Route to verification. They are grouped here according to distance and time constraints.

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SaddleSore rides
These are basic or entry level rides, the simplest of which is the SS1000 1,000 miles in 24 hours
BunBurner rides
These are considered more advanced than SaddleSore rides and generally restricted to more experienced riders
GB End to End rides
Ride the length of the country between Lands End and John O'Groats
GB Four Corners rides
Ride between the four "corners" of Great Britain: Lands End, Lowestoft, John O'Groats, St Davids
The Full Monty
Ride a complete circuit of the country in 48 hours
European End to End
Ride the length of Europe between Tarifa, Spain and Nordkapp, Norway
N.E.W.S. Lighthouses
Special British lighthouse route in a particular sequence
British Isles Insanity
Four Saddlesores, one in each of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland
Four seasons solstice/equinox
Ride each of the solstices and equinoxes for the Four Seasons award
Special Vulcans rides
Visit each of the Vulcan bombers accessible from the road
Six Nations rides
Visit each of the six nations' stadiums during the tournament