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Reading CC has been promoting cycling in Berkshire since 1974. With over 200 members, the club is dedicated to giving cyclists the opportunity to race, ride and enjoy life on two wheels. We have something on offer for all sporting riders, with a series of evening time trials throughout the racing season, several social rides every week along with road racing, sportives, audax and cyclo-cross. We welcome new members to participate in all these activities. Please browse the site to learn more about us, and don't hesitate to contact a member of the committee for further information. Click here for how to join.

Club TT result 1/9/2015, Twyford 10-mile

So, that’s the club TT season done. On a cool evening with little wind, 14 riders assembled for a lap of the Twyford 10-mile course. I had to dig out a parental consent form for the first time for the father of Cal Gorvy (Palmer Park Velo, 12 years old) to sign. Cal proceeded to put in a solid ride.
Former RCC rider Nick English was untouchable, however, rocketing round in 22:09. Times behind were a bit tighter with 28 seconds covering the next five places. James Churchard sealed his Dave Finch circuit series victory. With rides done and times admired or tutted at, all that remained was what turned into a chaingang blast home, prompting Nick to remark ‘you should have tried harder in the race’.

Club TT result 25/8/2015 Waltham St Lawrence HCC234

A mild and windy evening saw a near course record ride at Waltham St Lawrence from ex-RCC rider Nick English despite damp roads. 13 riders signed on to face the timekeeping team of Graham Patterson, Dave Gaida and Haydn Rhys James. Nick was away first and blasted round for a win by a margin. Of RCC riders Jim Watchorn put in a very impressive 22:45.

One River Two Cafes

From Gary Baker -
On Wednesday I rode the ‘One River Two Cafes’ Audax organized by Willesden CC, a mid-week 120km event from Jennings Café in Maidenhead, taking in many of our well travelled roads through the Chilterns and beyond to Little Milton, plus several that were new to me and more like trails (cobbles of Belgium would have been preferable). Having entered on the day, it was very much ‘old school’ navigation from a route sheet, clearly many others have lost this skill, the advantage of Strava Flybys is able to later view where others actually went. Excluding those taking short cuts, I found myself in the first group home, although at times it did involve hanging on like a limpet. The weather remained dry, but I caught a big downpour on the ride back to Reading, when I hit some diesel or oil on the A4 to become the 3rd RCC rider in as many days to take a tumble, fortunately only road rash in my case.

Haute Route Pyrenees 2015

Jed Ellerby and Chris Goslar rode this year's event.
Jed writes -

If you have time to spare to read this rather over the top lengthy post which I’ve tapped away at whilst watching a truly dull film … then hopefully you’ll get the feel of what a great event the Haute Route is!

Paris-Brest-Paris 2015

David Browning and Mike Fenwick qualified to start the 2015 version of this quadrennial event. This is their experience.

Mike Fenwick
My PBP didn’t really go as planned.
I crashed heavily at about 100 km and managed to keep going but at a control at 363 km knew it was over. My left wrist had lost most of its usefulness apart from hanging on.
I managed to cycle to Rennes and luckily got on the TGV to Paris. You normally need a bike bag.
After a trip to Royal Berks I found I had some fractures in the wrist and probably some fractured ribs.

David Browning

Club TT result, 18/08/2015, Fifield H10/10

Not too windy this evening and although it looked like it might rain when I left my house, luckily there was none. A turn out of 17 riders made the help from Graham all the more welcome, if the eventual winner Nick English was any higher up the order I might have missed him if I was alone. Nick set a great time of 21:01 for the win. Possibly the youngest rider on the course, Tim Allen coming 2nd, he seemed disappointed not to make the 21s, with a time of 22 mins dead. And Greg Woodford making up the podium with 22:14.