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Dave and Two Johns

Dave and Two Johns

Long time RCC stalwart Dave Gaida is pictured here at the last club TT of the 2010 season, where he retired as an official timekeeper, with local super-vet John Woodburn of VC Meudon and Reading CC President John Barnes.

Romney Marsh ride + video

Romney Marsh ride + video
It's not often I get the opportunity these days to go for a ride away
from home, so I was looking forward to being able to take my bike on
holiday to Kent last week.

A ride in Northern California

Many Brits think of the USA as the land of armed pickup trucks, obesity,  people who say "trunk" when they mean "boot" , where they shoot cyclists for fun, and in some cases that is quite an accurate portrayal, but of course it's a very diverse country. In the San Francisco Bay area, cycling is a very popular sport, and they have the terrain for it as well.

I travel to Silicon Valley quite often for work, and on this trip I needed to stay over a weekend, so wanted to do some riding.

Colin Roberts Memorial '10' - Saturday Sep 5th - Results

A pleasantly sunny but fairly cool morning, and a rising north-westerly breeze made outwards hard going but the riders enjoyed a fast return leg. Justyn Cannon took top honours in the absence of Julian Jenkinson with Tejvan Pettinger the only other rider under 22 minutes. 17 year-old Matt Gittings put in a strong performance in 5th place and Reading's Lucinda Seymour was fastest lady. Veteran Stan Maciak has had notable results all season and today won on Standard.

Rod's thanks as organiser go to all the helpers from Reading CC who made the event run smoothly and to all the riders for being there. Special thanks to Marion and Mick Fountain for timekeeping and result collation.

Full results below:

Rod on the Radio

Rod MacFadyen was Richard Skinner's guest on BBC Radio Berkshire back in December 2007, talking about cycling and fitness. Thanks to some audio wizardry by Colin Bates, you can listen for yourselves how the conversation went.



Reading Cycling Club has been promoting cycling in Berkshire since 1974. With almost 200 members, the club is dedicated to giving cyclists the opportunity to race, ride and enjoy life on two wheels. Reading CC has 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. The club welcomes new members to participate in all these activities.