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Clubruns


Reading CC clubruns form the backbone of social cycling within the club. Three groups depart from outside the Old Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, next to the Queen Victoria statue, on Sunday mornings at 09.00: Steady, Brisk and Fast. There's often a New Riders run, once a month, for details check the events calendar, which is intended to provide a friendly introduction to club cycling. There are no organised clubruns on the occasional days where RCC is promoting a major open event (e.g. Time Trial, Road Race, Cyclo-Cross, Sportive).

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. A condition of our 3rd party insurance allows a maximum of five trial rides with the club before you will need to sign up and join as a member.

The Steady and Brisk groups will aim at around 15-17 mph average, with Steady at the lower end of the range and Brisk at the higher end, covering 50-60 miles with a tea stop at 11am. Mudguards in the winter are strongly encouraged. Destinations are published in advance on the website.

The Fast group aims for an average speed of 18-20 mph, covering 55-70 miles with a tea stop at 11am. Arthur Satterley once wrote: "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." Destinations are decided by the participants on the day.

If you'd like to devise a route and lead a group one Sunday, please get in touch with the Clubruns Secretary listed on the committee page.