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Dragon L'Etape Wales Gran, Medio Fondo and Dragon Tour June 11th 2017

Dragon L'Etape Wales Gran,  Medio Fondo and Dragon Tour June 11th 2017

Chris Goslar, Jed Ellerby and Brian Perry rode the two long stages of the Dragon Tour prior to riding the Gran Fondo on the Sunday. Cindy Goslar


We had 5 in the Gran Fondo (Jed Ellerby, Chris Goslar, Ranjit Bahra, Peter Tizzard and myself, with Nick Treston and David Ebdon in the Medio. In addition Cindy Goslar rode the Macmillan 100 in the same area.

Brian Perry
I had a really enjoyable ride on the GF - it's a great route, though pretty windy on the day. I'm planning to ride it next year. (4th/5 in my age cat so there's room for improvement!)

Sportive Report Feb/March 2017

Saturday 11th March the Ups and Downs was out of Cranleigh
Paul East reports “80 miles with two long climbs near the end. Lovely day and in short sleeves for most of this one. Finished in 4hrs 24 21 for gold standard. Not sure of official placing (as it's not a race!) :-) but 17th on Strava.”

Recorded as 95th/496. Paul and myself looked at the fast Epic riders' times and tried to locate them on Strava - some hadn't ridden the course, so I believe Paul deserves a much higher position.Brian

Cotswold Edge Sportive and Haute Route Alps and Box Hill sportive

On Sunday 9th October the sun still shone on our sportive riders; Dave Ivory continued his consistent top form, joined by new club man Jon Crompton, Here's Dave's report:

"New club member Jon Crompton and David Ivory rode the end of season Cotswold Edge Sportive on Sunday 9th October. A fine, if a little chilly day was promised, so a last ride in summer kit and dry roads prevailed.

RideLondon 2016

Face of 2016 Finishers' medal

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:

Bob Birt
“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.”

Anjou Vintage Velo 18/19 June 2016

Doug at Anjou

Over the weekend 18th/19th June Doug Aspinall was in Saumur France for an event with a difference - here's his report.

Wiggle Magnificat Sportive 10th July 2016

Dylan Berry, Adam Davison, James Trahair, Dave Ivory and Ranjit Bahra rode the Wiggle Magnificat Epic from Newbury.

Dave lived up to his reputation for fast sportives, and here's his report: