Help needed for the Rural South Audax, Saturday 26th July

Ian Doyle is bringing back the 300km Rural South this year run on the same day as the Alan Furley 100km (Down the Ups) and 200km (Up the Downs) being run by Phil Dyson.

Because of the long distance of the Rural South, Ian requires help at Beech Hill Memorial Hall from 8pm-11pm, with checking people in and keeping the refreshments going.

If you can spare the time to help then please contact him at or on 07974 409 607.



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** Autumn runs list **

Time marches on, and as we bask in the satisfaction of cycling in the summer sunshine it’s time to give thought to rides to keep us busy into the autumn from September – November.

We are looking to finalise the list  by August 15th to meet the deadline for the Cycle Campaign newsletter.

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.

Ride co-ordinators:

* On-road: John Lomas

* Off-road: Ian Doyle

The full draft programme as it develops can be viewed:  here

Useful resources:

Reading CTC café map
North Hampshire CTC café map
Previous runs lists
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Audax rides – Saturday 26th July

Surely a must for the diary- a choice of 100, 200 or 300km Audax rides starting  just south of Reading at Beech Hill at 09:00, 08:00 and 06:00 respectively. All great tried and tested rides: with further details here

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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  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

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 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  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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