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GWR booking only policy

Great Western Railways has implemented a new policy for carrying bikes from May 2016.  Bikes will now only be allowed on high speed trains if they have a booking, which should be made by 18:00h the previous day. It seems that this new policy is in response to an increasing demand for taking bikes on […]

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We are looking for a new newsletter editor

The Reading Cycle Campaign is recruiting for a new newsletter content editor! Toby Gibbons will soon step down as our newsletter editor after doing the job for many years. This is a great loss but luckily he has reassured us that he will stay with the campaign and lend a hand when needed. We do […]

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West Berks Cycle Audit

West Berks Council has asked us to undertake a review of cycle routes and facilities in Calcot, Tilehurst, Purley, Theale and Pangbourne.  The purpose is to identify potential improvements in cycle infrastructure in order to encourage cycling as a means of transport. Our review wil involve identifying key routes in these areas (e.g. to shops, […]

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The Campaign Counts

The Reading Cycle Campaign’s annual cycle census counts the number of cyclists entering 27 key junctions during the morning rush hour (7:30 – 9:00am). The census has taken place on the third Tuesday in June every year since 1994 to provide a unique dataset of cycle statistics for our town. The count for 2015 saw […]

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The case of Michael Mason

At just after 6.15pm on 25th February last year, Mr Michael Mason was cycling north on Regent Street to the north of Oxford Circus in London.  Mr Mason was hit from behind by a car, which was also travelling northbound along Regent Street, and was knocked off. He sustained serious injuries and died in hospital […]

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