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. We welcome 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. Click here for how to join.
That stretch up the Assendon valley kills me on this course so it wasn’t a huge surprise when Jim Watchorn pounded past as we approached the steeper part of Pishill. Jim is putting out a lot of watts these days and would have caught all but two riders this evening on his way to a fine victory over a very competitive field. What a lot of good times!
RIDE IT Essex Sportive 19th July
Brian Perry had a warm and breezy day in the Ride It Essex Medium Sportive on Sunday 19th. Starting south of Chipping Ongar and reaching almost as far as Stansted, the route covered 110km along quiet rolling country lanes through some of the prettiest Essex villages. I covered much of the ride in single file groups, sheltering from the breeze. The final 20km introduced more demanding gradients which broke up the mini-pelotons. I achieved a respectable average speed nearly 18 mph.