Mod ride Sunday 30 July

Message posted on behalf of Chris Davey

Due a recent picnic in Wallingford I’ve decided to change the venue for next Sunday to the Red Lion at Brightwell cum Sotwell
Same start time at the fountain and the same distance.
One stop ride at the Red Lion.



The Cycling UK Women’s Festival of Cycling

The Cycling UK Women’s Festival of Cycling runs throughout July and aims to inspire more women to ride bikes for mental and physical wellbeing, as well as for fresh air, friendship and fun.

A series of rides and events are taking place across Reading being delivered by:

Belles on Bikes [link]
Breeze [link]
Reading CTC [link]
Reading Cycling Club [link]

For more details on all the activities click on link to relevant group and also see details on the Women’s Festival of Cycling website here:

Women's Festival of Cycling [link]

BikeSmart Reading has also set up some ladies only leisure rides running on:

July Rivermead Leisure Centre Palmer Park
6th Thursday
10th Monday
13th Thursday
17th Monday
20th Thursday
24th Monday

These are designed to build confidence whatever your level of cycling – and have fun!
for more details and dates click here: [link]

Ride London – Free Cycle – Sat 29th July

Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle offers a brilliant opportunity to get the whole family together to experience the fun and freedom of cycling on traffic-free roads in central London.

The event showcases the capital as part of a festival of cycling led by the Mayor of London’s office.

The route takes in the Strand and Lincoln’s Inn Fields and returns to the Victoria Embankment, taking in a section of the newly opened East-West Cycle Superhighway (CS3).

The eight-mile circuit passes iconic London landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England and again goes south of the river with a loop over Waterloo Bridge, offering stunning views of London.


Reading CTC raise over £2000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Reading CTC raise over £2000 for Macmillan Cancer Support during 100km and 200km cycle rides.

Cyclists from Reading have raised over £2000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, by organising two large scale cycle rides in the local area. They presented these funds to Macmillan on the 3rd of May at Dinton Pastures Country Park in Winnersh.

The events, which were held as part of Audax UK Cycling Association, were held on the 11 of March setting off from Grazeley south of Reading. The 100km ride had cyclists travelling to Hungerford and back, and a 200km ride travelled through Hungerford and continued to Bratton in Wiltshire.

Both cycling events were organised by Mick Simmons who has been a member of Reading CTC for 30 years and has ridden many Audax events in the past. The weather certainly helped make this the most successful to date. There were 343 entries in total with 156 completing the 200 and 127 completing the 100. Thanks to the generosity of riders the club were able to donate over £2000 to Macmillan Cancer Support.
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