Thursday, November 6, 2008

Wednesday's Review

For those of you who didn't join us for the Wednesday cycle, heres the graph from my gadget. Note the green spike at 22.5 miles, that was 400ft. of Streatley Hill (looking down it). We were gunna grab a photo of our selves but the weather was far from sunny so we gave it a miss. Next time we do it, I'll take some snaps as well as a video.

For those who were interested in doing the BUCS Hillclimbing Championships, Streatley Hill was roughly half the difficulty, definitely good enough to train on mind.

Course Summary

  • Total Distance: 39.44 miles
  • Total Time: 2:44 hrs (-30 mins for robs puncture)
  • Average Pace: 4.10 mins/mile
  • Average Speed: 14.4 mph
  • Max. Speed: 36 mph
  • Total Ascent/Descent: 1775 ft
  • Max Ascent: 424 ft
If you have any course suggestions, map them out at and send them our way!

Club T-Shirts - Out Soon!

Great news guys, the new RUCC polo shirts have been ordered (as depicted above) - consists of a white Fruit of the Loom Polo shirt with the RUCC stitched on the breast (no crappy print which goes crispy over time). They'll take around a week to be completed so I'll ping out another post with a photo of them for your viewing pleasure. If you would like to pre-order one please let
either myself or Rob know ASAP! - they're in limited supply since we're currently testing out designs.

If you think the above designs are rubbish and you have own ideas for a t-shirt, please do send them to us!


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

How Do I Join?

There are three things you need to join Reading University Cycle Club:

At present there is no fee associated with RUCC membership although you will be responsible for admission fees to competitions and training at the velodrome.

If you'd like to join, just email Rob your name and sports federation card number and simply turn up to training or leisure sessions.


Although we visit the velodrome on Tuesday and Thursday nights, it's by no means compulsory to train at those sessions, one of the reasons we go to public sessions is so you can mix with people of all different abilities - you'll never be on your own.

For those looking to up your game, enter some races next season including the BUCS championship then we can offer the following advise:

Although we are a cycling club, there is an aspect of training that you'll have to take on yourself otherwise your performance will be only relative to the average performance of the club overall.

Firstly, if your inexperianced in this domain of sports fitness and excersise, purchase and read "The Cyclist's Training Bible" by Joe Friel