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.
For the penultimate events of the season we had 15 riders. Massive thanks to officials Graham Patterson, Mike Fenwick, John Frisby and signage star Ray Bennett. Weather was stunning at the close of a hot sunny day and the roads were busy with other cyclists.
It was a rather breezy and cool evening on which most riders did not manage to improve their times for this course. Dan Bigham was the notable exception. He trounced the rest of the field and pretty much every Strava segment on the course to demolish his own course record.
This year Reading CC had over 20 riders including two teams in the Club Challenge comprising a mixed team, 2M+2F, and 4M.
Here’s a combined report compiled from contributions by some of our riders:
“I thought it would be a fast time for me, having met up with my son after Lime House Link we made good time until mile 38. Where we stopped by the unfortunate accident and consequently missed Leth Hill due to the diversion.
So in 3 attempts I have only done the full distance once, however it was a good ride and we made good time after we started riding again.”
The weather was a bit drier to the south of Reading so the fearsome opening hill could be taken on dry roads. Well done Haydn for a clear win. Nice to see a good turn-out from Tri2O. My thanks to Paul Whitehorne for assisting and making it possible for the riders to have a crack at Ewshot.
Huge thanks to Graham Patterson, Haydn James and Colin Bates for running the TT on Tuesday. Haydn reports:
"Everyone finished in a very sweaty state, on what I believe was the hottest July day in 10 years; with some top times all round. Quite a few on road bikes tonight, sorry I forgot to mark down who those riders were!" So perhaps not the hoped-for float evening.
Over the weekend 18th/19th June Doug Aspinall was in Saumur France for an event with a difference - here's his report.