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
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.
Twelve riders, split into three teams, represented Reading Cycling Club at the Ride London event on Sunday 10 August along with a number of riders who had gained places through the ballot. Riders were informed at the start that due to the weather forecast, the climbs of Box Hill and Leith Hill had been dropped from the course. Starting in the second wave of riders, Reading's Team One set off in pursuit, with Adam Thompson, Greg Woodford and Darren Lewis pulling along a large peloton. Into Surrey and the weather turned as the rain and wind picked up.
A large number of Reading CC riders entered the Ride London sportive, either as part of the RCC teams, or as individual entries. Among them was Adam Thompson, who wrote the following about his epic outing....
The day didn't start well, the alarm clock didn't go off and when I awoke, there was only 15 minutes before we were due to be picked up! No breakfast and no chance to double check supplies! I hoped my 4 gels and 2 drinks would last! Today was going to be interesting. A frantic cycle across London after our drop off didn't help the energy reserves much! The streets were full of fellow cyclists, all heading to the Olympic Park. Hundreds of them, all with the Prudential Ride London bags swinging on their backs and for once, it was nice to see the bikes outnumbering the cars. There were some very confused looks from the youngsters still out on their Saturday night though.