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.
This was a day when the train took the strain for some of those who were brave or insane enough to ignore the weather forecast !
Steve Ferry was a quarter of the brisk group:
A few keen (obsessed?) cyclists gathered at the Market Place at 9am. The
forecast was for the weather to get worse, but what can happen? Eight
degrees and raining, I've been out in worse.
Kennet Valley 100km Audax
Audax events are the quiet forebears of the better known sportive format. Self-reliance is key. Participants look after themselves and follow a route with the aid of a route card or GPS download. Mike Dicker of Reading CC signed up for an early season event at the weekend, the Kennet Valley 100km. This started at Grazely and looped West as far as Hungerford before the return to Grazely. Dicker reports: "This was a popular ride with two hundred or so entrants. As well as various club groups there were people on mountain bikes and families riding together.
Early season racing news.