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.
All those wishing to continue their club membership in 2014 need to submit a renewal form to Steve Ferry as soon as possible. Those not renewing will be removed from the club email list and Tailwind distribution list by the end of February.
Please help the committee out by renewing as soon as possible.
Many thanks and best wishes for a great cycling year in 2014 !
The last Sunday in February sees this year's edition of our popular RCC Reliability Trial. It retains the usual two routes with target time for the 4 different groups. Please note this event is not a race, you should ride with normal consideration for your fellow riders and other road users. It's also wise to come equipped to repair your own mechanical problems, as it's less likely that others will wait for you, compared with a normal clubrun !
The ride is named after Anthony Maynard, a young man who'd grown up in the RCC family, and who was tragically killed by a motorist near Bix in 2008. You can find out more about Anthony here: http://www.readingcyclingclub.com/taxonomy/term/18.
All departures from the roundabout in Thames Valley Park, first group away at 0900.
Imperial Winter Series Race Nine, Hillingdon. Saturday 25 January.
for Reading Cycling Club in Race Nine of the Series were Adam Thompson
and Chris Tomsett. Competing in the E123 Category, Thompson and Tomsett
stayed with the bunch at the beginning of the race, before launching a
joint attack for two and a half laps. After being reeled in, the two
Reading riders stayed in the pack.
The final five laps were
marked with a sudden drop in temperature,with rain and a strong headwind
on the straight
which nullified any attacks.
Imperial Winter Series, Hillingdon
Reading Cycling Club's Adam
Thompson finished 10th with team mate Huw Dymond 12th in the 4th
Category Imperial Winter Series Race at Hillingdon on 11 January.
Thompson joined an early break which stayed away for three laps. Once
the race came back together, Dymond came to the front and started to
string the bunch out. An attack on the back straight of the final lap
boxed Thompson in and out of the sprint for the places.
eight of the series on 18 January saw Thompson move up to the Category
Full results of the 2013 club Time Trials are attached.