Birthday rides April 27th 2014…and stickers

This Sunday all 5 off and on-road rides will collide at the New Inn in Kidmore End.   You can avail yourself of their fine food or bring your own.

At the Birthday rides we take advantage of the excuse that we’re all gathered together in one place to dish out some awards for various endeavours over the past year.  This year our most ‘onorable President Richard Underwood will hand out (assuming they’re back from the engravers in time and that the new holders turn up) :-

  • Services to the club – John Lomas
  • Ride leader of the year award – Sel Dixon
  • Brian Morris Shield for the most mileage – Nick Clark

Congratulations to all.

Birthday for whom?  The club of course which is, errr, a few years old.  Someone will be along soon to give the right number. 29 years old in April, setup in 1985.  Guess which of our current guard where there at the time?

Want a meal at the pub?  I’d suggest calling them and pre-ordering so that they get an idea of numbers and can be better prepared.  Call Dora on 0118 972 3115 and do mention that your with Reading CTC.  Linky for pub.  Only their Sunday menu will be on offer.

Stickers?  If you want some by post send me a SAE to 187 Peppard Road, Reading, RG4 8TS and I’ll dispatch a few to you for festooning on your bike.

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*** 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

Reading CTC café map
North Hampshire CTC café map
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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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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