About our Club


Who are we?

We are a cycling club based south of Reading, formed in 2011.  Our focus is on enjoying a variety of riding.

We ride every Sunday morning, with longer rides and events monthly from Spring to Autumn. Our members include social riders and some more competitive spirits, from their Teens to their 60s, plus we have a thriving Juniors section.

If you are looking for a club to expand your cycling, a visiting cyclist or a triathlete (yes, we really are that friendly), you are welcome to join us on a ride to see what we are like.  

You'll find examples of recent and future activities via the button below.


We ride every Sunday, with other events most months

Our regular social rides depart from Spencers Wood Library, Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood, Reading RG7 1AJ every Sunday at 08:00am (08:30 in winter).  

Rides are typically 40 to 70 miles in duration, with a coffee stop in the middle, and normally run in 3 groups at varying speeds: 

  • Easy Group rides circa 40 miles at 13 mph +
  • Main Group rides circa  50 miles at 15 mph +
  • Fast Social Group rides circa 60 miles at 17 mph +

Weekly ride details are published on our members Facebook page, with outline information on our open Facebook page (see the link at the bottom of this page).

If you want to join us for a ride, just contact us via the link below or the facebook page and we will let you know what is happening that week.

From April to September we run further newcomer rides on the first Sunday of the month, 20 and 40 miles, with speeds to accommodate all, to introduce new members to club riding.  More details on the New Members page.


SVC Juniors supports younger riders

We have a thriving junior section Swallowfield Club Juniors, see our Juniors page for more details.

Some of our Activities

Example Sunday Ride


50 flatish miles to the Cinnamon Cafe, Windsor, including a ride through Windsor Great Park 

(click image to see the route)

Wales Weekend


A weekend at the Cefn Coed guest house with a 140km / 3,000m group ride

SVC Juniors Great Turkey Burnoff


Over 90 young riders joined our Great Turkey Burnoff in January

Example Longer Sunday Ride


70 miles into the Chiltern Hills with 1,000m  of climbing, stopping at Turville Heath Barn  

(click image to see the route)

Paris-Roubaix Sportive


We rode the cobbles of the 2018 Paris-Roubaix Sportive, finishing in the iconic Vélodrome André-Pétrieux in Roubaix

2019 Calendar


Our 2019 calendar includes the, Liege-Bastogne Sportive, Isle of Wight trip, Tour de Yorkshire, another Wales weekend and more...

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Swallowfield Velo Club

Weekly rides every Sunday at 08:00 (08:30 in winter) from

Basingstoke Rd, Spencers Wood, Reading RG7 1AJ

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