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May 2015
DateDestinationStartLeaderLunchDistanceInformation
Sun 24thOffroad tour - Middlesmoor, Yorkshire DalestbcMark Newton 07947 596673pub en route35Off road - camping
Sun 24thCharter Alley (SW)10:00 EarleyJohn Lomas 01344 420031White Hart 174/595577 [1] [2]40Leisurely/mod
Sun 24thHungerford08:30 FountainNick Clark 07866 033 638Cafe or pub Hungerford or Chilton Foliat75Brisk. 10.30s Saddleback Farm Shop
Tue 26thBrightwell cum Sotwell (NW) - MEET FOR LUNCH FROM 12 NOON - Red Lion 174/582907 [1] [2]
Wed 27th Waltham St Lawrence (E)19:30 FountainJD 07917 063231Bell 175/8377 [1] [2]25Off road
Wed 27th Waltham St Lawrence (E)19:30 DintonSimon Bird 07846 219114Bell 175/8377 [1] [2]25Moderate
Wed 27th Waltham St Lawrence (E)19:30 FountainPaul Irving 07909 528 722Bell 175/8377 [1] [2]26Brisk
Wed 27thWEST11:00Morris Dowding 989 0326Meet: La Baguetterie (Theale) 175/644713 [1] [2]35Meet 10:30-11:00 for onward ride/ lunch to be decided on the day
Sun 31stCookham Dean (NE)09:00 FountainPeter Nightingale 932 0297Jolly Farmer 175/870851 [1] [2]60Off road
Sun 31stHawkley (S)09:15 EarleyMike Hardiman 9793147Hawkley Inn 186/747291 [1] [2]85Moderate/ brisk, 11s Odiham
Sun 31stAllington (W)08:15 Reading Stn (3 Guineas)Simon Bird 07846 219114Allington 'Welby Arms' 184/20439160Moderate. Train assist to Bedwyn
Sun 31stJealot's Hill (E)09:15 FountainMike Lingham 947 5480New Leathern Bottle 175/868732 [1] [2]30Leisurely/ moderate
June 2015
DateDestinationStartLeaderLunchDistanceInformation
Tue 2ndChalgrove (N) - MEET FOR LUNCH FROM 12 NOON - Red Lion 164/6397
Wed 3rd Whitchurch on Thames (W)19:30 FountainPhil Allen 948 3454Greyhound 175/635771 [1] [2]20Offroad - short
Wed 3rd Whitchurch on Thames (W)19:30 FountainAngus Mitchell 07794301935Greyhound 175/635771 [1] [2]25Offroad - long
Wed 3rdWatlington (N)11:00 Morris Dowding 989 0326Carriers Arms 175/692945 [1] [2]30Meet Henley - 10:30-11:00 Catherine Wheel 175/762827
Wed 3rd Whitchurch on Thames (W)19:30 FountainDavid Rees 07971 289 909Greyhound 175/635771 [1] [2]27Moderate/ brisk
Sat 6thRidgeway12:00 Streatley (noon)Ian Moore 07773 300 665N/A2 hrs ride then return. Meet Rectory Road SU567813. Mountain bike essential
Sun 7thOff the map & back09:00 FountainSel Dixon 954 6306Rumage50Offroad. Sel's 20th Anniversary ride!
Sun 7thMorning Ride (N)09:00 FountainMartin Soanes 948 4057Return to Reading before lunch 175/784843 [1] [2]25Off road
Sun 7thWendover (NE)08:30 FountainSimon Bird 07846 219114Rumsey's Chocolate Cafe85Moderate, hilly
Sun 7thBramley (S)10:00 ThealeWie San Lau 07957 466477Bramley Bakery Cafe 175/656594 [1] [2]22Leisurely/moderate morning ride. Back by 1 pm
Sun 7thLeckhampstead (W)09:30 FountJoe Edwards 986 7855Stag 174/4375 [1] [2]55Moderate, 11'sPangbourne
Tue 9thGreywell (S) - MEET FOR LUNCH FROM 12 NOON - Fox & Goose 186/7151 [1] [2]
Wed 10th Aldworth (NW)19:30 FountainKaren Blofield 07771 800883Bell 174/556797 [1] [2]25Offroad - short
Wed 10th Aldworth (NW)19:30 FountainIan Doyle 07974 409607Bell 174/556797 [1] [2]30Offroad - long
Wed 10thPreston Candover (SW)10:30Steve Albon 07801 287 616Purefoy Arms 185/6041 [1] [2]50Meet 10:00 - 10:30 Beech Hill (S) Beech Hill Church Café 175/698644
Wed 10th Aldworth (NW)19:30 ThealeSimon Bird 07846 219114Bell 174/556797 [1] [2]25Moderate
Sat 13thBristol Bike Fest09:00 Ashton CourtIan Doyle 07974 409607Energy gel en route40www.bike-fest.com
Sun 14thtbc10:00 FountainPaul Roberts 07702 006105pub en route40Offroad
Sun 14thRunnymede (E)10:00 DintonJohn Lomas 01344 420031Picnic40Leisurely /moderate. Magna Carta water procession
Sun 14thShoreham-by-Sea (S)08:00 EarleyGraeme Hoyle 07879 838 424120Mod/brisk. All day ride with 11's, lunch and tea return early evening.
Sun 14thStanford Dingley09:00 EarleyRyan Rampton 0778 614 8641Leukaemia fundraiser60Moderate/ brisk. Lunch stop has filled baguettes, cakes, tea etc and pub next door
Tue 16thLittlewick Green (E) - MEET FOR LUNCH FROM 12 NOON - Cricketers 175/838800 [1] [2]
Wed 17th Henley (N)19:30 FountainAl Neal 967 9666Bird in Hand 175/759824 [1] [2]20Offroad - short
Wed 17th Henley (N)19:30 FountainCat.herine MeakBird in Hand 175/759824 [1] [2]25Offroad - long
Wed 17th Henley (N)19:30 EarleyIan Swan 07766 244 816Bird in Hand 175/759824 [1] [2]30Brisk
Wed 17thRCC AGM in RISC18:30 Cycle Kitchen, Jacksons CornerReading Cycle Campaign/ Cycle KitchenN/ALeisurely urban ride
Fri 19th Flowing Spring19:30 FountainSimon Bird 07846 219114Flowing Spring 175/747767 [1] [2]15Leisurely Bike Week Ride
Sat 20thStonehenge (W)20:00 FountainSean Hayden 07801 414707130Alternative start/finish Hungerford Stn midnight
Sat 20thCaversham ("Beat the Streets" ride)13:00 Fountain Jeanette Jeans 07897 512 491N/A2 hour Family ride to "Beat the Streets" & collect points
Sun 21stMiddle summer madnessTBCPeter Nightingale 932 0297pub en route40Offroad
Sun 21stTowersey (N)09:15 FountainLesley Adams 988 3044Three Horseshoes 165/735050 [1] [2]50Moderate. Roadside 11s
Sun 21stHungerford (W)09:15 EarleyDarren TiptonTutti Pole Cafe 174/338687 [1] [2]70Brisk
Sun 21stWest Berkshire14:00 Mortimer, opposite Horse & GroomZoe Charlesworth 0775 781 2864N/A2 hour leisurely ladies only ride
Sun 21stLittle London (SW)10:00 EarleyNick Clark 07866 033 638Plough 175/621597 [1] [2]30Leisurely
Tue 23rdLeckhampstead (W) - MEET FOR LUNCH FROM 12 NOON - Stag 174/4375 [1] [2]
Wed 24th Holme Green (SE)19:30 Look Out car parkPaul Mattingly 07976 796 217White Horse 175/825675 [1] [2]25Train assist: 18.52 Rdn - Martins Heron
Wed 24thHolme Green (SE)19:00 Look Out car parkAngus Mitchell 07794301935White Horse 175/825675 [1] [2]25Offroad: Swinley Forest
Wed 24thBighton (S)10:30 BramleyAllan Adams 988 3044Midsummer ride - Three Horseshoes 185/6134 [1] [2]85Meet 10:00 - 10:30 Bramley Bakery (by level crossing)
Wed 24th Little London (SW)19:30 EarleyTom Walton-EvansPlough 175/621597 [1] [2]32Moderate/ brisk
Sat 27thAudax: Alan Furley Memorial - Down the Ups09:00 Beech Hill Village HallPhil Dyson 01491 651284Controls en route100100 km https://sites.google.com/site/thamesvalleyaudax/home
Sat 27thAudax: Alan Furley Memorial - Up the Downs08:00 Beech Hill Village HallPhil Dyson 01491 651284Controls en route200200 km https://sites.google.com/site/thamesvalleyaudax/home
Sat 27thAudax: The Rural South06:00 Beech Hill Village HallIan Doyle 07974 409607Controls en route300300 km https://sites.google.com/site/thamesvalleyaudax/home
Sun 28thtbc10:00 Fountaintbctbc40Offroad
Sun 28thTokers Green (Barbecue)10:00 FountainSean Hayden 07801 41470720Leisurely via Pangbourne
Sun 28thTokers Green (Barbecue) via Wallingford09:15 FountainJackie Leslie 926 362035Moderate, 11's stop in riverside park
Tue 30thSouth Stoke (NW) - MEET FOR LUNCH FROM 12 NOON - Perch & Pike 174/596837 [1] [2]
July 2015
DateDestinationStartLeaderLunchDistanceInformation
Wed 1st Checkendon (N)19:30 FountainMalcolm Fleming 986 4166Black Horse 175/667841 [1] [2]20Offroad - short
Wed 1st Checkendon (N)19:30 FountainMartin Soanes 948 4057Black Horse 175/667841 [1] [2]25Offroad - Long
Wed 1stCookham (E)11:00 Hare HatchMorris Dowding 989 0326Crown on the Green 175/894853 [1] [2]30Meet 10:30 - 11:00 Sheeplands GC
Wed 1st Checkendon (N)19:30 FountainSimon Bird 07846 219114Black Horse 175/667841 [1] [2]25Moderate
Sun 5thOffroad tour: Mendips10:00 CheddarElliot Dean 07879 647681Pub en route40Offroad Camping weekend 3rd - 5th July
Sun 5thMorning Ride (N)09:00 FountainMartin Soanes 948 4057Return to Reading before lunch 175/784843 [1] [2]25Off road
Sun 5thHungerford (W)09:00 FountainGraeme Hoyle 07879 838 424Tutti Pole Cafe 174/338687 [1] [2]75Brisk
Sun 5thBentworth (S)09:15 EarleyLesley Adams 988 3044Sun 185/671403 [1] [2]50Moderate. 11s Odiham
Sun 5thSwallowfield (S)10:00 EarleyRichard Underwood 986 2444Crown 175/725649 [1] [2]20Very Leisurely
Tue 7thOld Basing (S) - MEET FOR LUNCH FROM 12 NOON - Bolton Arms 186/667534 [1] [2]
Wed 8th Barkham (SE)19:30 FountainJD 07917 063231Bull 175/780669 [1] [2]20Offroad - short
Wed 8th Barkham (SE)19:30 FountainPaul Roberts 07702 006105Bull 175/780669 [1] [2]25Offroad - long
Wed 8thWoolton Hill (SW)10:30 Chris Davey 942 2358Rampant Cat 174/435625 [1] [2]50Meet 10:00 - 10:30 La Baguetterie (Theale High St)
Wed 8th Barkham (SE)19:30 EarleyRichard Underwood 986 2444Bull 175/780669 [1] [2]15Leisurely
Wed 8th Barkham (SE)19:30 EarleyAdam Cook 07904 348879Bull 175/780669 [1] [2]25Brisk
Sat 11thLymington (SW)08:00 Earley Simon Bird 07846 219114TBA75Moderate. Train return. Optional swim
Sun 12thSkirmett (N)10:00 FountainPhil Allen 948 3454Frog 175/775903 [1] [2]35Offroad
Sun 12thEmsworth (S)08:00 Beech HillChris Rutter 961 9781100Moderate/ brisk
Sun 12thThatcham (W)09:30 ThealeJoe Edwards 986 7855Garden Centre174/500677 [1] [2]50Moderate, Roadside 11's
Sun 12thLittle London (SW)10:00 EarleyRichard Underwood 986 2444Plough 175/621597 [1] [2]30Leisurely/mod
Tue 14thHolyport (E) - MEET FOR LUNCH FROM 12 NOON - George 175/893777 [1] [2]
Wed 15th Knowl Hill (E)19:30 FountaintbaRoyal Oak 175/825796 [1] [2]25Offroad - short
Wed 15th Knowl Hill (E)19:30 FountainJim Thompson 07906 164 486Royal Oak 175/825796 [1] [2]25Offroad - long
Wed 15thEwelme (N)11:00 HenleyMorris Dowding 989 0326Shepherds Hut 175/639919 [1] [2]30Meet 10:30 - 11:00 Catherine Wheel (Hart St)
Wed 15th Knowl Hill (E)19:30 EarleyCharles Redfern 07932 042 324Royal Oak 175/825796 [1] [2]26Moderate 'beret & baguette' ride!
Sun 19thHampshire DownsTrain assist: RDN - BasinstokeIan Doyle 07974 409607Pub en route40Off road
Sun 19thHailey (N)10:00 FountainSean Hayden 07801 414707King William IV 175/643858 [1] [2]25Leisurely. Some `rough stuff` Hybrids ideal
Sun 19thIpsden08:30 DintonIan Moore 07773 300 665N/ABrisk morning ride return by 1300. Roadside stop plenty of hills
Tue 21stCold Ash (W) - MEET FOR LUNCH FROM 12 NOON - The Castle 174/513697 [1] [2]
Wed 22nd Theale (SW)19:30 FountaintbaCrown 175/6471 [1] [2]20Offroad - short
Wed 22nd Theale (SW)19:30 FountainPaul Mattingly 07976 796 217Crown 175/6471 [1] [2]25Offroad - long
Wed 22ndNorth Waltham (SW)11:00 Hartley WintneyLesley Adams 988 3044Fox 185/563458 [1] [2]40Meet 10:30 - 11:00 Cornishware Café (High St)
Wed 22nd Theale (SW)19:30 FountainRichard Pearson 07930 548379Crown 175/6471 [1] [2]20Leisurely/ moderate wwith towpath possibility
Sat 25thAround Mortimer14:00 Mortimer, opposite Horse & GroomZoe Charlesworth 0775 781 2864N/A2 hour beginners and family ride
Sun 26thFingest (NE)09:00 FountainPeter Nightingale 932 0297Chequers 175/777911 [1] [2]50Offroad
Sun 26thPeasemore (W)09:30 ThealeNora & Clive Gordon 942 5371Fox & Hounds 174/4577 [1] [2]40Leisurely/ moderate
Sun 26thSmannel (SW)09:00 EarleyMike Hardiman 9793147The Oak90Mod/brisk, 11's Conkers GC
Sun 26thSherborne St John (S)10:00 FountainMike Lingham 947 5480Swan 175/626553 [1] [2]35Leisurely
Tue 28thFrieth (N) - MEET FOR LUNCH FROM 12 NOON - Prince Albert 175/798907 [1] [2]
Wed 29th Rotherfield Greys (N)19:30 FountainJames Hilling 07787 535656Maltsters Arms 175/726824 [1] [2]20Offroad - short
Wed 29th Rotherfield Greys (N)19:30 FountainMartin Soanes 948 4057Maltsters Arms 175/726824 [1] [2]25Offroad - long
Wed 29th Rotherfield Greys (N)19:30 EarleyNick Clark 07866 033 638Maltsters Arms 175/726824 [1] [2]30Moderate/ brisk
Wed 29thNorth TBC11:00Lesley Adams 988 3044TBCN/AMeet 10:30 - 11:00 Sonnning Common Bakery
August 2015
DateDestinationStartLeaderLunchDistanceInformation
Sun 2ndOffroad tour - Hampshire10:00 FarnboroughDave Keeble 07816 679453pub en route40Offroad camping weekend
Sun 2ndMortimer (S)10:00 EarleyRichard Underwood 986 2444Horse and Groom 175/655645 [1] [2]25Leisurely
Sun 2nd Oakley (SW)09:15 EarleyErica Johnson 966 691360Moderate 11's Bramley
Tue 4thOdiham (S) - MEET FOR LUNCH FROM 12 NOON - Bell 186/743509 [1] [2]
Wed 5thBeech Hill (S)Mortimer stationKaren Blofield 07771 800883Elm Tree 175/695641 [1] [2]20Train assist: 19.25 Rdng - Mortimer
Wed 5th Beech Hill (S)19:30 FountainPaul Roberts 07702 006105Elm Tree 175/695641 [1] [2]25Offroad - long
Wed 5thKingsclere (SW)11:00 MortimerMorris Dowding 989 0326Crown 174/5258 [1] [2]30Meet 10:30 - 11:00 Bakery Cafe (Victoria Rd)
Wed 5th Beech Hill (S)19:30 EarleyRichard Underwood 986 2444Elm Tree 175/695641 [1] [2]15Leisurely
Wed 5th Beech Hill (S)19:30 EarleySteve Albon 07801 287 616Elm Tree 175/695641 [1] [2]29Moderate/ brisk
Sun 9thEast Hendred (NW)09:00 FountainJohn Singleton 07813 818719Eyston Arms 174/4588 [1] [2]50Offroad
Sun 9thMorning Ride (N)09:00 FountainMartin Soanes 948 4057Return to Reading before lunch 175/784843 [1] [2]25Off road
Sun 9thLechlade (W)08:30 ThealeSimon Bird 07846 219114TBA85Moderate
Sun 9thLittle Milton (NW)09:15 FountLesley Adams 988 3044Lamb 164/610060Moderate. 11s Ewelme
Sun 9thKnowl Hill (E)10:00 EarleyRichard Underwood 986 2444Bird in Hand 175/8279 [1] [2]30Leisurely/mod. Some rough stuff (weather permitting)
Tue 11thDorney (E) - MEET FOR LUNCH FROM 12 NOON - Palmer Arms 175/929792 [1] [2]
Wed 12th Witheridge Hill (N)19:30 FountainJohn Singleton 07813 818719Rising Sun 175/696841 [1] [2]20Offroad - short
Wed 12th Witheridge Hill (N)19:30 FountainJason Pyke 07932 652368Rising Sun 175/696841 [1] [2]25Offroad - long
Wed 12thLewknor (N)11:00 Hare HatchSteve Albon 07801 287 616Olde Leathern Bottel 165/715975 [1] [2]50Meet 10:30 - 11:00 Sheeplands Garden Centre
Wed 12th Witheridge Hill (N)19:30 FountainNaomi Umeda 07900 263563Rising Sun 175/696841 [1] [2]25Moderate
Fri 14th The bivvi19:30 FountainSel Dixon 954 6306pub en route20Off road
Sat 15thWest Berkshire14:00 Mortimer, opposite Horse & GroomZoe Charlesworth 0775 781 286430Moderate ladies only ride
Sun 16thUpper Bucklebury (W)10:00 FountainAl Neal 967 9666Cottage Inn 174/5468 [1] [2]35Offroad
Sun 16thEnbourne (W)09:30 ThealeNora & Clive Gordon 942 5371Craven Arms 174/4264 [1] [2]45Leisurely/ moderate
Sun 16thBenson Marina (NW)07:00 FountainJeanette Jeans 07897 512 491Riverside Café 175/613917 [1] [2]30Breakfast ride (very early start)
Sun 16thDinton Pastures (E)11:00 FountainJeanette Jeans 07897 512 491Dragonfly Cafe 175/785718 [1] [2]18Leisurely, some off-road
Sun 16thReading09:30 EarleyJoe Edwards 986 7855Queens Head (barbecue) £12 per head40Mod. 10 persons minimum, book with Joe before 1 Aug
Tue 18thDinton Pastures play area10:30 FountainJeanette Jeans 07897 512 4912 hour picnic & playN/AFamily ride. Very leisurely 90 minutes each way 50% off-road.Cancelled if wet. Phone leader if in doubt.
Tue 18thAshmore Green (W) - MEET FOR LUNCH FROM 12 NOON - Sun in the Wood 174/495693 [1] [2]
Wed 19th Upper Basildon (NW)19:30 FountainPeter Nightingale 932 0297Red Lion 174/5976 [1] [2]25Offroad - short
Wed 19th Upper Basildon (NW)19:30 FountainSel Dixon 954 6306Red Lion 174/5976 [1] [2]30Offroad - long
Wed 19thBagnor (W)11:00 Morris Dowding 989 0326Blackbird 174/454693 [1] [2]35Meet 10:30 - 11:00 La Baguetterie (Theale High St)
Wed 19th Upper Basildon (NW)19:30 ThealeSimon Bird 07846 219114Red Lion 174/5976 [1] [2]25Moderate
Sun 23rdEcchinswell (SW)09:00 FountainIan Doyle 07974 409607Royal Oak 174/498595 [1] [2]50Offroad
Sun 23rdChawton (S)09:15 EarleyMike Hardiman 9793147Cassandras Cup 186/709376 [1] [2]65One stop brisk
Sun 23rdWoolhampton (W)10:00 FountainWie-San Lau 07957 466477Rowbarge 174/5766 [1] [2]25Leisurely Some towpath - Robust tyres recommended
Sun 23rdFifield (E)10:00 FountainMike Lingham 947 5480Fifield Inn 175/908764 [1] [2]35Leisurely/mod
Tue 25thPangbourne meadows10:30 FountainJeanette Jeans 07897 512 4912 hour picnic and playN/AFamily ride. details as for 18 August
Tue 25thWitheridge Hill (N) - MEET FOR LUNCH FROM 12 NOON - Rising Sun 175/696841 [1] [2]
Wed 26th Goring (NW)19:30 FountainRichard Turner 945 3260Catherine Wheel 175/6081 [1] [2]20Offroad - short
Wed 26th Goring (NW)19:30 FountainMartin Pearce 07919 448 148Catherine Wheel 175/6081 [1] [2]25Offroad - long
Wed 26thTowersey (N)11:00 HenleyMike Hardiman 9793147Three Horseshoes 165/735050 [1] [2]45Meet 10:30 - 11:00 Catherine Wheel (Hart St)
Wed 26th Goring (NW)19:30 TBCTBCCatherine Wheel 175/6081 [1] [2]1TBC
Sat 29thBank holiday camping weekend at Wormighall (N) - meet 10:00 Fountain on Saturday 29th to ride to campsite (30 miles) Day ride Sunday. Return Monday - Contact Lesley Adams 988 3044 to register interest
Sun 30thOffroad tour: Black Mountains10:00 WalesJohn Singleton 07813 818719Pub en route40Offroad camping weekend
Sun 30thWooburn Common (NE)10:00 DintonJohn Lomas 01344 420031Royal Standard 175/923876 [1] [2]45Leisurely/mod
Sun 30thTheale10:00 EarleyDuncan Edwards 0794440366130Leisurely. Pick up at Theale 1045 - 1100. Loopback to Theale for lunch. Poss short stretch NCR4
September 2015
DateDestinationStartLeaderLunchDistanceInformation
Sun 6thLower Chute (SW)08:00 FountainChris Davey 942 2358Hatchet 185/321532 [1] [2]95Moderate/ brisk. Bread pudding ride - 11s by canal at Bedwyn