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, which we have introduced to help simplify the club's administration. 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
Got comments? Go to the RCC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/readingcyclingclub/
Reading CC’s 2015 programme of time-trials got underway today on the H10/2 Maidenhead Thicket course on Saturday 21st March. 11 riders faced the timekeeper, the cool and grey conditions perhaps not encouraging to those with wavering motivation. The event ran smoothly for all concerned.
RCC are presenting their annual Torture 40 challenge on Sunday 5th April 2015 at 0900 am. It’s been described as a mini Marmotte due to the hills, and Paris / Roubaix due to the time of year, and the possible conditions!!! This is open to both RCC members and non-members.
As last year we will be using Strava to carry out timings, but this is not a race. However, there is a ‘King of the Mountains’ (KOM) prize for 1st claim RCC members based on the lowest aggregate time on four of the major climbs.
Brian Perry writes:
These riders were within 5 minutes of their target, and so are the most reliable!:
A very Presidential trio, Colin Bates, Ian Colville and Roy Booth. All at +4 minutes
And over the 88km, Hannah Finch, Lee Prout at -2 minutes, with Mark Robinson, Andy Warby +2 minutes. Alan Corcoran +4
Well done all who took part.
Click below for full results.
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, sign on from 08:30, first group away at 09:00.