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.

Reading Cycling Club press report, week ending 27 July 2008

Reading Cycling Club press report, week ending 27 July 2008

It has been another busy week for Reading CC, the hot weather
encouraging riders onto their bikes.

Anthony Maynard Funeral

Monday July 21st was Anthony Maynard's funeral. The hearse was accompanied from the Maynards' home to the funeral by a silent procession of 70+ cyclists, the majority wearing their Reading colours. It was an impressive sight from within this "peloton", and must have looked quite striking to all the passers-by. Thames Valley Police assisted by providing an escort vehicle that did an excellent job of allowing the procession to progress unhindered through the busy traffic in centre of Reading. The funeral was attended by a couple of hundred mourners - far too many, in fact, to fit in the hall at the crematorium. This was a clear indication of the impact Anthony's life had on so many.

At the funeral, we heard moving tributes to Anthony from Sue, Dave and Theresa, also from Anthony's grandfather, uncle and cousins. Roy Booth gave a tribute from all of us in the club.

It was an emotional occasion for all, but still with some moments of humour as people brought back memories of Anthony with their words.

Dave expressed his thanks to everyone who had provided support over the last couple of weeks. Some club members, particularly Nick Crocker, Adrian Lawson and Roy Booth have been to the fore in these efforts.

The funeral was covered by BBC South Today, which showed views of the cortege, the crowd at the crematorium and a short interview with Adrian Lawson.

The main news page with tributes to Anthony can be found here.

Club TT H10/5 22nd July 2008

On a warm an quite still night we had eighteen starters for the club TT on H10/5 by. Some fast times were set and Stephen Bale came very close to Nick English. Nick won by only two seconds with a time of 21:44 to Stephen Bale's 21:46. There were other good times set and there was chatter about people setting personal bests for the course. I can not remember all of these but I

Reading Cycling Club press report, week ending 20 July 2008

Reading Cycling Club press report, week ending 20 July 2008

In a week marked by Anthony Maynard's funeral, Reading CC members
continue to ride and race.

David Ivory released from Hospital

David Ivory was released from Hospital at the end of last week, to continue his recovery at home. He spoke to the Reading Evening Post about his feelings after the accident.