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Clubruns
Reading CC clubruns form the backbone of social cycling within the club. Three groups depart from the Market Place, Reading, on Sunday mornings at 09:00: Social, Medium and Fast.

Click on the title above or here for a list of destinations with dates and leaders.

If you are not an RCC member, or have not ridden on an RCC clubrun previously, please read this brief introduction before turning up on Sunday morning, to help you get the best out of the rides.

Image of RCC ready for departure from the Queen Victoria statue,  Reading, 2004

A revised Code of Conduct is available for 2005, which all riders are expected to follow. Download by clicking one of the links here: Code of Conduct 2005 - Adobe .pdf or Code of Conduct 2005 - Microsoft Word

The Social group will pick a destination on the day depending on wind direction. The speed and distance for this group at 40-50 miles should be accessible to any reasonably fit person on a serviceable road bike, so this would be a good group for prospective, or new, members to start with, if they're not confident of keeping up with the other groups.

The Medium group will aim at around 16-18 mph average, covering 50-60 miles with a tea stop at 11am. This group is intended to appeal to those who want a faster ride than the Social group, and also for those who want to employ, or learn, good group riding techniques. Mudguards in the winter are strongly encouraged.

The Fast group aims for an average speed of 18-20 mph, covering 55-65 miles with a tea stop at 11am. Arthur Satterley writes: "The fast group is fun, exhilarating, social and at times tough; if you are committed to making it with us, we welcome anyone. However, as with any run, you need to be able (or satisfied) to ride at 18-20mph average and be sensitive to those who might be cooked. But we can't guarantee what is going to happen and we won't rule the run like dictators."

Steve Thurgood is Reading CC's Clubruns Secretary. If you'd like to devise a route and lead a group one Sunday, please get in touch on 0118 375 7207 or email steve@thurgoodfamily.org

Guidance for leaders: Please aim to get to the cafe stop at 11:00. This will allow socialisation and productive intercourse between the groups when we're all at the same place, and will also to allow people to swap groups at half time if they are either knackered or too fresh. If you're unsure where any of these places are, links to maps are on the Destinations Page.

All these rides, except where indicated on the list, will leave Market Place Reading (by the statue of Queen Vic) at 9am Sundays. The social ride leaves at the same time.