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.
I was down to lead ‘brisk’ to Four Marks on the A31 west of Alton. I thought this was an ambitious destination and warned my wife I’d be home after 1pm. And I was right because we eventually pitched up at the 4th choice coffee stop.
The Hell of Ashdown Sportive
Graham Ide is one of the first Reading CC members to complete a sportive in 2011. He reports on the "The Hell of Ashdown" event: "The route covered 106 kilometres through Kent incorporating 5000ft of climbing. The weather held out and made the day a pleasant one to ride in. After a couple of very sharp climbs in the first 20 kms, the road levelled off a little and just became lumpy. Some nice flat stretches helped me to get a rhythm going and I settled in to enjoy the Kent countryside. After feed 1 came the first really hard climb, Kids Hill.
Barry Quick - General Secretary