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.
First riders will be off at 8am, on the H25/8 Bentley course, with a strong field of 113 solos. Rod MacFadyen (Rod.MacFadyen@btinternet.com) is the organiser, and still needs some assistance with marshalling, so please contact him if you can help.
Event information and start list attached below.
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
Sportive Round Up
Reading Cycling Club riders were in action in a number of sportive events this week. On Saturday 26 July, Malcolm Powers competed in the Circuit of the Fens event in Cambridgeshire. At 132 miles it is one of the longest sportives in the UK. In hot conditions on a flat but windy course, Powers recorded a time of 7 hrs 53 mins.
On 27 July, David Ivory rode the Buxton Spa Sportive in the Peak District. The tough course covered 85 miles with 3000m of climbing including Star Bank, which has been used in the Tour of Britain.
Mersey Roads 24hr Time Trial
Reading Cycling Club's Greg Woodford won the Mersey roads 24 hour time trial over the weekend of 19/20 July. In light winds, Woodford went out fast aiming to beat his previous distance of 462 miles in the same event. After suffering from stomach cramps overnight, Woodford pulled himself through to win the event with 483 miles completed, a new Reading Cycling Club record. In second was Chris Hopkinson from API-Metrow who had led throughout the event until the final circuit when the distance told on him.
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!