*** Summer runs list ***

The ride co-ordinators are now seeking rides and leaders for the June to August summer programme.

If you’re a CTC member and would like to lead a ride, please contact the ride co-ordinators and let them know. They may be able to suggest a suitable ride if you’re stuck for ideas or otherwise have a look at previous runs lists (link below). Or try something different, perhaps a ride that you like or have been wanting to do. Have a look at the draft programme and see where it would fit in with other rides as they are entered.

We have Bike Week covering 2 weekends over the period 14th to 22nd June so a good selection of rides then suitable for less frequent cyclists would be particularly useful

Ride co-ordinators:

* On-road: John Lomas

* Off-road: Ian Doyle

The aim is to finalise the programme by Friday May 16th so act now to avoid disappointment!

The draft programme as it develops can be viewed:  here

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Previous runs lists Continue reading

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Reading CTC Stickers

Soon to be adorning your bike we have stickers available now.  They are 4cm x 4cm in a matt finish.StickerWe’ll distribute them through the ride leaders so nag yours if you want one (or some).

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Normandy On-road Cycle Camping Tour Saturday 12th-19th July 2014

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.

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Your award nominations and claims please

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 secretary@readingctc.co.uk.

  • 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 secretary@readingctc.co.uk 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.

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Reading CTC committee – on-road liaison

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

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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PDF of rides list available

There is a PDF of the rides list available on the rides page, courtesy of Nick. You might find this more convenient if you want to print the list.

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