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.
Reading Cycling Club is proud to announce our open TT series for 2014, consisting of the best 3 result from the following events -
Sunday June 8th - 50 Miles - H50/8
Sunday August 10th - 25 Miles - H25/8
Saturday August 30th - 10 Miles - H10/8
Sunday September 21st - 2 Hills Hill Climb - HCC012 & HCC005
The following prizes will be awarded -
£100 1st scratch and women and vet on standard
£50 2nd scratch and women and vet on standard
£25 3rd scratch and women and vet on standard
£90 1st team on scratch
£60 2nd team on scratch
There were three different rides on offer this morning, and it sounds like everyone had a great morning.
Brian Perry writes:
To celebrate the a flat stage of 'Le Tour' and 'La Course', a flattish ride to Waterperry via Benson and Stanton St John. We set off with 9 riders. The brisk/fast group overtook us on the road to Crays Pond and 2 riders were swept up. Another 2 were impressed and went off up the road to join them. Down to 5, but shortly rejoined by 2 of the escapees.
Average speed out, over 18mph, towed ably by Kevin with assistance from everyone else!
Rod MacFadyen’s question last week of where everyone was with such good weather was answered with 23 riders signing on for the Maidenhead course! Sunny conditions, light winds which died down as the evening progressed all made for fast times. GS Henley’s Paul Elcock set a very quick 21:13 followed by AW Cycles’ Ken Buckley with 21:36 and RCC’s Martin Cairns at 22:23.
The club TT at Aldermaston went ahead as planned. Roadworks were all gone, the course was in remarkably good condition and the weather was glorious. A shame therefore that the result contains only three Reading CC riders – where was everyone?
Although slightly further away from Reading, the Eweshot course with its fast downhill start is always a good bet for a season’s personal best. Surprisingly only four riders signed on to ride, with RCCs Greg Woodford setting a very quick 20:46 followed by James Churchyard of GS Henley with 21:22 and RCC’s Paddy Ashcroft at 24:34.
The Old-School Time-Trial is always a popular event with riders competing on standard machines with no deep-section rims, TT-bars or aero helmets. The fourteen riders who signed on had great conditions with only a light North-Easterly breeze to contend with.