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 membership fees have been changed for the first time in a number of years. There will be one membership for adults and one for under 18s. Members of other clubs will be able to join as second claim and they will pay the same membership and pay the same fees at the TT series. The only difference for second claim members will be that they will not be able to claim club awards.
The fee for all adult members will be £15 and for under 18s will be £10. These will be payable through British Cycling club manager or by cheque as in previous years. There will be £1 handling charge added by British Cycling for payment on-line. The membership year now extends up to 1st March and you have until this date to pay. All the people who have paid will have their membership continued up the end of February 2016. Club membership cards will be posted during the first half of March 2015. These can be used for discounts and to prove membership if required.
Rejoin RCC via the BC link here: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile?&club_id=3529
No clubruns from the Town Hall this Sunday, as it's the inaugural running of the club's Autumn Reliability Trial.
This RCC Autumn Reliability Ride will take place on Sunday 9th November. It is aimed at all abilities and there will two picturesque routes (110km and 75km) heading south west from Reading with the longer route reaching Worldham south of Alton, whereas the shorter route cuts back from Upton Grey through Odiham.
The ride will start and finish in the car park at the Dragonfly Café, Dinton Pastures, Davis St, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire RG10 0TH on Sunday 9th November. Please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to sign on and prepare for the ride. Pay and display parking is available at £2.50 for the day.
For the longer 110km route, there will be 3 start times:
0900: Steady - for riders stating a time of 4h15m +/-15mins
0915: Intermediate - for riders stating a time of 3h45m +/-15mins
0930: Fast - for riders stating a time of 3h15m +/- 15mins.
For the shorter 75km route, there will be 2 start times:
0945: Leisure – for riders stating a time of 3h30m +/-15mins
1000: Steady – for riders stating a time of 3h +/-15mins
The routes may be found at:
110km Route -
Garmin users: http://connect.garmin.com/course/8261147
GPX file download: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/573291086
75km route -
Garmin users: http://connect.garmin.com/course/8261212
GPX file download: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/573288578
Please find below links to the Bill Higson results for 2014. It was a fantastic day's racing under unseasonably warm and sunny skies. Thanks to all the organisers, helpers and competitors for another memorable event.
These results are accurate to the best of our knowledge - let email@example.com know if you believe there are any errors.
Barry Quick took some photos on the day - please see here: http://www.barryquick.com
Cotswold Edge Sportive
On Sunday 12th October, Reading CC's David Ivory and Brian Perry rode the Cotswold Edge Sportive, part of the Southern Sportive Series. The longest course is less than 100 miles and encompasses enough hilly terrain and rolling or flat sections to provide a variety of challenges to fit the shorter daylight span.
HILL CLIMB ROUND UP
Reading Cycling Club's Paul East rode two Hill Climbs on Saturday 4 October starting with the Chippenham & District Wheelers Hill Climb on Bowden Hill in Lacock at an average of 6% over 1.27 miles.
In wet conditions East was a little disappointed to finish in 22nd place from 45 entrants, with a time of 5min 42sec.
Later in the day in better conditions, East rode the Severn RC Hill Climb on Hinton Hill near Pucklechurch. On a 800yd course at an average of 1 in 7, East recorded a time of 2.
Newbury RC Hill Climb, Sunday 28 September
Reading Cycling Club's Paul East was one of 62 riders wwho entered the Newbury RC Walbury Hill Climb on Sunday 28 September. (Distance 1883 metres). East recorded a time of 5.00.65 to finish in 16th place over the 1883m course. East's time was third fastest by a veteran and fastest in the V50 category.