Message from Lesley:

We are proposing a group cycling trip to the Lake Garda area of Italy probably the 2nd week of May.
After a lot of thought & research we have decided that the best way to try & organise this is to all take a “package deal” which will cover flights, transfers & accommodation with half board.
Everyone would hire a bike while in Italy.
At the moment we can’t give a price for this trip but think it will be between £500+£600 excluding bike hire.

Most package deals seem to be based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room & a single occupancy can often be arranged with an extra supplement.

Before we can progress any further with arrangements we need some idea of anyone who would be interested.
Give it some thought & get back to us within the week, say by Fri 28th if you are interested.
We would need a commitment deposit of £200 & whether you are willing to share or not.

When we get a final number we can go ahead & try & sort it out. It is a bit of a “chicken & egg”
situation at the moment!!! We would like to get this sorted soon, as after Christmas people begin to think holidays.

We hope this trip will be as popular as Majorca if more expensive.

Any queries get back to us. Lesley 988 3044 l.adams205@live.com & Erica 966 6913

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Reading CTC Christmas lunch Sunday 14th December 2014

Rides on Sunday 14th December will once again lead to the New Inn at Kidmore End for this year’s Christmas lunch.

What’s on offer for lunch?  It would save time if you had an idea of what you want before you get there to help speed up dealing with us all.

Let me know you are coming – it’s as easy as clicking the link to send me an email.   I’d like to confirm numbers to Dora, our landlady, so she can get the right staffing level.

Simon Bird
Events Secretary
07846 219114

PS if anyone knows of an alternative venue that can take a booking for 30 people in December without the need to book and without taking a deposit then I’d like to know for next year.

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Agenda for the 2014 Annual General Meeting of Reading Cyclist Touring Club

Date: Sunday 26th October

Location: Eye & Dunsden Village Hall, Dunsden Green, Reading, RG4 9QG, South Oxfordshire

All our schedules rides should end here that day in time for the meeting.

Welcome from 1:30pm for tea and cakes.

Please bring your membership card (or number) of you want to vote.

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Lee Valley Park Velodrome Saturday 29th November 2014

I’m glad (for my bank balance’s sake) that the taster session at the Olympic Velodrome in London is now fully booked (the Lee Valley bit is it’s new name).

If anyone wishes to come and cheer on the participants, take pictures, generally take in the atmosphere then you are more than welcome.

As the session is from 5.45pm on a Saturday night I’m sure we’ll repair to a suitable place afterwards for refreshments and a couple of sherberts.

The plan at the moment is to take a train to Paddington and ride to the velodrome across London.  More details later for those who are coming.


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Bike Week 14-22 June 2014

Reading CTC are pleased to be taking an active role in this year’s National Bike Week event through a varied programme of on and off-road rides open to everyone.

We have publicised these through the Bike Week website http://bikeweek.org.uk/events/  as well as on the events page shown above so please do dust of your bike and come out in force during the week!

We have some specially produced “Space for Cycling/ Reading CTC” T-Shirts and High Visibility tops which are FREE for ride leaders or anyone introducing a newcomer during June.

Remember we also have some marvellous Reading CTC bike stickers which can be worn on clothing as well as your bike-‘great for a night out down the pub, going shopping etc!!

There are also lots of non CTC rides and events taking place in the Reading area during bike week which include:

Saturday 14th June 10am-2pm – Opening of Reading Bicycle Kitchen-  Jacksons Corner http://www.readingbicyclekitchen.org

University of Reading – Bike Week event – Sunday 16th June. 11.30am-1.30pm. Palmer Building, Whiteknight’s Campus Reading, Berkshire RG2 7BW

Reading Cycle Festival, Saturday 21st June  1-4.30pm.

Cycle Challenge will take place to reach a total of 340 miles which equals distance between Reading and Paris. Palmer Park Sports Stadium Wokingham Road Reading, Berkshire RG6 1LF

So take a look at the site and come along to join in the fun while supporting local cycling.

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Reading CTC committee – on-road liaison

Following the AGM in October many members will be aware that I’m still your on-road contact on the committee for 2014/15.  The main function of the On-road Liaison post is to assist the Runs secretary in co-ordinating road rides of all kinds for the quarterly list.  Additionally, if there is anything that you, as CTC members wish to say to the committee about the on-road rides or activities of the group, you can contact me on my ‘official’ email address

onroad@readingctc.co.uk.  If you don’t currently lead rides and would like to give it a try, send me a mail.

John Lomas

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Access to past rides available.

You can now view past rides on the website, we have rides going back to March 2006.

Go to the current rides page, click ‘Show past rides’, and then choose the date range you want to see, initially it will show the last 3 months.

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Site being restored

The site is being in the process of restored. Those members who have accounts to log in will not currently be able to use them. Posts since last November have not been restored.

If there is something that is important then email me and I may be able to obtain a clean copy from the database backup.

The runs list is up to date.

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2012 AGM

Update Minutes of the 2012 AGM are available here: 2012 AGM – READING CTC Minutes

The annual reports for the 2012 AGM are available here: Annual reports for Reading CTC 2012 AGM

The minutes from the 2011 AGM are available here: 2011 AGM – READING CTC Minutes

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Bracknell forest car park charges

If you use the Look Out at Bracknell Forest be aware that they are introducing car park charges from the 17th September, click here for more information.

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