This on-road ride on Saturday 8th March is to the Surrey Hills. The ride starts at Dorking Deepdene station around 9.15am.
It will be hilly with 4 climbs over 600 feet culminating in Box Hill but don’t let that put you off, walkers welcome. Two viewpoints along the way including a skirting of Holmbury St Mary, destination of a one-night trip in April. Lunch will be taken in Shamley Green.
If you intend to come on the ride can you let me know so I can balance the car and train travel options.
Lesley and Allan Adams will be leading a cycle camping tour round Normandy. Riding to Portsmouth to catch the overnight ferry to Caen across La Manche to spend 6 days touring.
Daily mileage will be approximately 45 – 50 with plenty of stops and possibly a bit of sightseeing when suitable (depending where we get to!!).
Camp sites will be mostly “municipal ” which tend to be the cheaper ones.
The return will be on the overnight ferry on Friday from Caen to Portsmouth.
Call 0118 988 3044 for more information as soon as possible.
Lesley and Allan Adams will be heading to Holmbury for a one-night stay at the youth hostel. There are 8 places remaining and each will cost at least £10, the exact cost depends on how many go. Regardless it is a bargain.
The ride starts at 9.30am from 205 Hyde End Road, Spencers Wood on Saturday April 12th and returns the next day. I’m guessing a leisurely/moderate 60 miles each way with coffee at Redfields Garden Centre & a lunch stop somewhere.
To book call Lesley or Allan on 0118 988 3044 as soon as possible.
At the Birthday rides in April (Sunday 27th this year) there’ll be awards to present to worthy individuals who’ve excelled over the last year.
The awards shouldn’t sit in a dark cupboard but should be proudly displayed on a mantlepiece or similar. So please give it some thought and send your nominations for the following awards to email@example.com.
- Services to the club
- Ride leader of the year award
Also invited are claims for the Brian Morris Shield for the most mileage. Send your mileage ridden in 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org to be eligible for contention.
All your nominations and claims will be ruminated over by the committee and are open to all. And it goes without saying, the more we have the easier the job gets.
For a record of previous year’s winners see here. For inspiration check out past rides or the google groups for ride reports.
Our ride leaders have complete discretion about whether the ride should go ahead. They are not compelled or obliged to lead in all circumstances. Reasons to call off a ride could be down to illness or poor weather conditions so changes are always a possibility.
All riders should check the runs list and web site for possible changes before setting off.
So, with a couple of falls in recent rides due to ice, here’s a timely reminder about how to cancel a ride.
1. You, or a proxy (perhaps someone you know who lives near the start point), should turn up to the start point to alert anybody turning up on the day.
2. Use the google group emails to communicate the cancellation if there’s enough time. We have three groups which will reach most regular riders. If you want a committee member will be able to do this for you.
3. Contact a committee member who will create a post on the web site.
Contact details for committee members are on http://www.readingctc.co.uk/12-2/
Following the AGM in October many members will be aware that I’m your new on-road contact on the committee for 2013/14. 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
email@example.com. If you don’t currently lead rides and would like to give it a try, send me a mail.
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.
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.
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
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.