Simon Brooke Memorial Round Reading 150

Sunday 13th May 2018

The Simon Brooke Memorial Round Reading 150 is a reliability ride, departing from Shinfield Parish Hall, School Green, Shinfield, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 9EH.

Routes of 150, 100 and 50 miles are available, plus a 5 mile family ride.  Entry for all rides is £10.00 plus £1.00 British Cycling administration fee, with all proceeds going to charity.

Simon Brooke

Simon Brooke was the proprietor of Rotec Cycles in Shinfield and a friend and supporter of many cyclists in the local area, including many from Swallowfield Velo Club.  It was a great shock to everyone who knew Simon when he had a fatal heart attack whilst on a night ride in Goring earlier this year.  Swallowfield Velo Club is holding the Round Reading 150 Reliability Ride in Simon's memory and all proceeds will go to charities chosen by Simon's family.

What is a reliability ride?

A reliability ride is a self guided ride following a predetermined route, which will be provided to participants.  There are no formal feed points, but cafes and similar will be identified on the route plans and will be expecting you to stop by.  

Routes and facilities

The following routes are available to enter (click to see route):

Pete's Bike Shed and Rotec Cycles will be providing mechanic support at the start.

Full catering through the day at the start supplied by ToGo

Massage therapists will be on site to meet riders on completion of the course

Enter the ride

To enter the ride please visit the British Cycling event page 

You do not need to be a British Cycling member to enter, but will need to register your details on the British Cycling website.  

Cannot ride, but want to donate?  Click here for the JustGiving page

Further Information

For further information and updates see the Event Facebook page, or email Kyle Bateman at