Ride for sport and leisure

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There are plenty of opportunities for joining local organised cycling activities – whether you’re a junior or an adult. 

British Cycling lists upcoming competitive events nationally. Have a look at their events page to get an idea of the variety of choices.

Road cycling

Reading Cycling Club is the largest local sports oriented cycling club. Club rides cater for a variety of different abilities. The club runs several cycling events each year, promoting the National Hill Climb in 2020 and an annual cyclo-cross event in Prospect Park.

Track cycling

Reading has an outdoor velodrome at Palmer Park Stadium and a variety of cycling activities are based there. 

For guidance on how to get started on track cycling, go to British Cycling.

Reading Velodome Racing is managed by the Reading Track Cycling League, which normally stages regular meetings.

Palmer Park Velo is a racing cycling club for children aged from 8 to 18 based at Palmer Park. Rider ability varies from beginner to national and international standards. The club is primarily for track cycling but also does road racing, cyclocross and mountain biking.

Wokingham Cycling Club (WCC) offers velodrome group ride skills and road craft training.


If you fancy running, riding and swimming in one event then a triathlon will be your thing. 

Thames Valley Triathletes have an active programme of coaching for both juniors and adults and every year they put on an award-winning triathlon – the Beale Beastie – alongside the River Thames.

Group rides

Cycling UK Reading is a friendly cycling club for on-road, off-road and e-bikes with graded road rides starting from 8mph. “We never leave anyone behind, and our emphasis is on the social aspect,” says publicity officer Phil Rassell.

Rides start in Reading, Dinton Pastures and the Earley Retreat (PH). Check out their rides list https://cyclingukreading.org.uk/rides

Wokingham Cycle Club  arranges on road club rides and other cycling related and social events.

Swallowfield Velo offers social riders and competition from teens to 60s and has a juniors section.


Sprockets – British Cycling Go-Ride Club for 6 – 16 year olds, to improve cycling skills, confidence and ability.

Swallowfield Velo has a juniors section.

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