Ride to Watlington, Sunday 21 Dec

Please note the earlier start time for the above ride; namely 09:45 (prompt) rather than 10:00.  This is in order to be at the Pub by 12:00 so that we can have ‘lite bites’, i.e. well before 12:30 when people for pre-booked roasts arrive.  The start is still at the Dragonfly Café, Dinton Country Park. 
The shortest route to Watlington gives us 25 miles each way, making a 50 mile round trip from Dinton – not 40 miles as originally advertised.
 Anyone from Reading and north of Reading could meet us at Kidmore End / Gallowstree Common but would need to be there from 10:30 onwards: if you are not there we will not wait so maybe best to let me know in advance to look out for you!
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Leisurely ride Sunday 21 Dec

Sundays ride led by Joe Edwards will stop for lunch at the Highwayman, Exlade Street and not at the Black Horse Checkendon

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Boxing Day on-road ride to Little London

Lunch, alas, will not be available at the Plough in Little London on the Boxing Day ride led by Lesley Adams.

So do please bring your own lunch of, perhaps, left-over turkey, ham or nut-roast.

Post-ride Steve and Sharon will be hosting nibbles and drinks at Chez Albon in Lower Earley, all are welcome.

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Ride Leader Guidance changes

5+5 becomes 10+3

Until recently the guidance from CTC was that the maximum number of non-members on a ride should be five. Those non-members were welcome to ride with us for no more than five times before we would expect them to become members.

From 1st October 2014 the guidance has been revised. Now we can have up to ten non-members on a ride and they are now expected to become members after three rides to continue riding with us.

These changes are as a result of a CTC review on the terms and conditions of the liability insurance cover we have for our ride leaders.
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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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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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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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Filter your ride list

You can now choose which rides to see on the online runs list. Simply select the type of ride you want to see from the the choice above the list.

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