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
A day of heavy rain showers didn't deter six hardy riders from setting classy times on the Bucklebury circuit. Will Haynes is by no means a Come And Try It rider, time to join RCC? Very good to see Anthony Hough returning to the scene. Great rides from everyone on a cold evening with rain at the finish line.
David Ivory reports:
Mark Robinson completed the Fred Whitton Challenge on Sunday 10th May. He got away early for a 6am start, as it was raining! Well it is the Lake District so it's par for the course up there! 2100 riders, the event organisation was excellent and the Marshall's were excellent too, only having to slow down a couple of times at junctions, seeing the roads were still open. The public were out in force which made a real difference when hitting the big passes it was great to get cheered on by so many.
Steve Ferry organised a long club ride with two stops on Sunday. 20+ riders started out at 8am, with the fast group starting at 8.30am with the aim of chasing us down. All arrived at the Court Hill Centre at Wantage just as it opened, after an excellent and rather brisk ride through the Berkshire Downs. I thought I was going well until that last drag up to the top of the A338... So we had thirty people at the cafe stop, with most continuing on for Steve's planned circumnavigation of Oxford. I rode home directly with a small group who needed to be home early, making great time thanks to Alan and Ian who were doing the lion's share of the work.
Steve said: "Great day out. There was a good turn out and I cannot remember all the names. But a special mention to Adam Thompson and David Browning. Adam because he work hard to keep the group together and rode on the front a lot and David because he did a lot of rear gunner work and made sure no one got lost off the back. The return to Reading was a little later than planned and part of this is down to us nearly eating Annie's out of food."
Reading Cycling Club's Fred Hale successfully completed one his life’s ambitions by riding the famed LEJOG (Land's End to John O' Groats) last week. Fred completed it in ten days, and reported "It was tough and the weather unkind. The route took in predominantly minor roads, and a few cycle routes though the Edinburgh, Liverpool, and Manchester conurbations which took a bit of navigating. The route then went over Glenshee and The Lecht in subzero temperatures and a howling Northerly wind.