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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With Greenwich Meantime beckoning, it’s time to give thought to a few  rides to keep the wheels turning from December into February.

We are looking to finalise the list  by October 14th 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.

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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Wednesday 22nd October Curry ride

The curry ride is to the Gaylord in Twyford 9:30, £12 fixed price menu.

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Lee Valley Park Velodrome Saturday 29th November 2014

I’m glad (for my bank balance’s sake) that the taster session at the Olympic Velodrome in London is now fully booked (the Lee Valley bit is it’s new name).

If anyone wishes to come and cheer on the participants, take pictures, generally take in the atmosphere then you are more than welcome.

As the session is from 5.45pm on a Saturday night I’m sure we’ll repair to a suitable place afterwards for refreshments and a couple of sherberts.

The plan at the moment is to take a train to Paddington and ride to the velodrome across London.  More details later for those who are coming.


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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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