Lesley’s plans for the trip to Italy have now been revised as detailed below. Interest must be registered ASAP for commitment by February 20th so that she can get things booked:

CYCLING TRIP TO ITALY, APRIL. Cycling trip to Italy,   based on Hotel Gambrinus near Rimini on the Adriatic coast.    We first visited this hotel 9yrs ago & had a fabulous weeks cycling. Plan will be:-  fly to Bologna from Gatwick either Sat April 18th or Sunday 19th, direct train to Rimini. Returning Sat April 25th.   I have worked out prices as near as I can depending on any fluctuations with the Euro. including flights & local taxes (all per person) Double room 7 nights = £340.50 (Sat- Sat),   Double room 6 nights = £306.00 (Sun-Sat).  Single room   7 nights = £393.00 (Sat-Sat), Single room 6 nights = £351.00 (Sun-Sat).   Extra will be:- any bags or bikes in the hold on aircraft &  travel to & from airports.    Also Bike hire which is possible through the Hotel.   Lesley needs to have a decision by Friday February 20th so that she can contact hotel & book suitable rooms. Any enquiries email her or ring  988 3044 or Erica  966 6913. 

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Yes, spring is on the way and we are looking to finalise the runs list by oooerrr….Friday 13th February to make the publication date for the Reading Cycle Campaign newsletter.

We have the Easter and May bank holidays in the period giving opportunity for some additional rides if you have difficulty committing to Sundays.

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.

Ride co-ordinators:

* On-road: John Lomas

* Off-road: Ian Doyle

Have a look at the draft programme and see where it would fit in with other rides as they are entered.

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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Summer camping tour en France

Lesley is at it again! …. this time organising a camping trip in France for July, so sharpen those pencils and open that crisp new diary for the following:

  • Depart: Sat July 11th   (Portsmouth 16:00 – Cherbourg 20:00)
  • Return: Sat 18th   (St Malo 10:30 – Portsmouth 18:20)

Commitment required   – so contact Lesley on 988 3044 or    for names & a commitment  for the ferry fee of £80.

Must be booked/ committed by the end of January!

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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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