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. The club welcomes 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.
The RCC AGM will take place at 8pm at New Hope Church Community Centre, 95 York Road, Reading RG1 8DU on Wednesday 10th September. Anyone may stand for any of the posts listed on the website but the vacant positions are or will be:
Club Runs Secretary
Open 50 Organiser
Road Race Organiser
Club Accounts Auditor
It is preferable for club members to attend in person but if you are unable to come you may cast your vote by proxy by contacting the Club Secretary in writing in advance of the meeting.
The meeting agenda is attached.
The club's Hillclimb championship is combined with the Open hillclimb being promoted by Stewart House. It's a two-part event with Flint Hill at 10am followed by Streatley at 11am. Helpers and spectators welcome, and thanks to the event sponsors:
The Bull at Streatley (fantastic pub, ideal location for cyclists to enjoy a coffee or lunch) are providing support to the club’s open hill climb. http://www.bullstreatley.com
AW Cycles – We are once again fortunate to have support from the No1 bike shop in the locality. http://www.awcycles.com
Reading Cycling Club are pleased to return to Prospect Park. Prospect Park in Reading is an ideal location for cyclo-cross racing and we would like to thank Reading Borough Council for their support and assistance in making the event possible.
Information for the competitors and spectators
The penultimate Club TT of the season was held in suitably end of season weather conditions with the rain just clearing in time but the wind still blowing steadily and wet roads. Despite this seven riders signed on, with GS Henley’s James Churchyard setting a 23:53, followed by RCC’s Rod MacFadyen with a quick 24:03 and Leicester Forest CC’s Andy Warby with 24:29.
a3crg 25 mile Time Trial, Liss
On Saturday 16 August Reading Cycling Club's Rod MacFadyen travelled to Liss in Hampshire for the a3crg 25-mile event on the A3. Rod MacFadyen said: “A westerly wind was bending the treetops as I drove down, never a good portent for a fast time. Nevertheless the dry sunny conditions were encouraging. The course initially headed NE and was very fast despite some draggy climbs. After the first turn there was a long leg to the SW and this was in places a slog into the headwind.
Reading CC's Tuesday evening series resumed normal service last evening with the hill-climb event at Pishill. Steve Thurgood and Dave Gaida did the honours timing-wise.