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East Reading Mass Rapid Transit

Mass Rapid Transit or Messing-Up Reading’s Thames? Local councils and business organisations are proposing to spend about £20million to build a cross town route for buses from near Reading station and bridge, past Tesco and over a new bridge at the Kennet, beside the Horseshoe Bridge, on to the A329 at Thames Valley Business Park. […]

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Cyclists and Pedestrians

There are many common issues shared between cyclists and pedestrians. In the past the RCC committee has considered how we can work more effectively on common problems with pedestrians, but as there are no formal active pedestrian groups in Reading, no progress has been made. This article has been written to identify some of the […]

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Belles on Bikes pedal for peace

Belles On Bikes is an all-women supportive cycling group that has been pedalling for a few years now. Our aim is to encourage new cyclists to become intermediates, to get fitter and join in our longer rides. We push off on Sundays at 10am from the entrance to Palmer Park Stadium.  We are very lucky to […]

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Chairman’s Letter, September 2017

Dear RCC members, I hate cyclists on the pavement. I hate them on the towpath and I hate them in pedestrianised areas. There. I’ve said it. I don’t hate the people forced to ride their bikes there, I hate the fact that this is where cyclists have to ride for their own safety or comfort. […]

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Unwatched and therefore unprotected

We all know about the severe lack of bike parking space around Reading Station, particularly on the south side. So when a new bike parking space was created down from the taxi-rank and the south-side pickup area, it was obviously going to readily used. However, on Friday 18 November I was shocked on arriving home from London to find not only my […]

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