West Reading and Oxford Road Walkabout

Oxford Road is due a redesign! As many of you know, Oxford Road is a major route for cyclists into and out of the town. It is certainly not ideal: you share a relatively narrow road with cars that are either stationary due to the traffic, or go too fast for it to be pleasant, […]

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March 2018 Newsletter

The March 2018 RCC newsletter pdf is now downloadable from the Newsletters page, or you can click on each article to read them separately. In this issue we talk about: Vastern Road Roundabout Too Dangerous For Cyclists. Spring report from our Reading campaigner. Spring report from our Wokingham campaigner. Bike Kitchen Update. West Reading and […]

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Getting Your Bike Summer-Ready

Check your bike to make sure it is in good running order and safe to go on the road • Check the brake blocks. Make sure there is still plenty of braking compound left on them. If not, the metal stud which the compound is bonded to will protrude and damage the rim. Also adjust […]

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Chairman’s Letter, March 2018

Dear RCC members, It took many months of emails, phone calls and Twitter messages before I finally got to speak to a member of the Thames Valley Police road safety team to explore working together on a close pass project in Reading. Close pass was an initiative from West Midlands police. One of their cops […]

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Bike Kitchen Update

Many local cyclists miss the Bike Kitchen that took over Jacksons in 2014. There was no such thing as a quiet time when the doors were opened, and there was a lot going on behind the scenes when the doors were closed too. From the moment we tentatively opened the doors one Saturday in June […]

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Wokingham Borough Council Spring Report

Traffic in Wokingham has been causing a headache for Wokingham Borough Council (WoBC) because of delays in the project to renovate the market square. With the road closed from Peach Street to Broad Street, traffic is diverted and jams are even worse than usual. This lead to a petition on the WoBC website, which got […]

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Reading Borough Council Spring Report

Since the last Campaign News in December and the time of writing (mid February) there have been no meetings to report on or major issues that have cropped up. The Cycle Forum was on 27 February at the Council Offices, and feedback from this will be reported in the next newsletter. We discussed what to […]

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Vastern Road Roundabout Too Dangerous For Cyclists

The Vastern Road roundabout by Reading Bridge is by far the most dangerous area for cyclists in Reading. The official collision records (STATS19) show 19 cyclist casualties in three years. These atrocious figures should be generating urgent action by Reading Borough Council. Unfortunately, four months after the issue being raised RCC have seen no remedial […]

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Caversham Walkabout

A Caversham walkabout meeting was held with Adele Barnett-Ward, who is a prospective Labour candidate for the Caversham Ward, accompanied by three cycle campaigners. Adele rides a bike slowly (she says) and therefore is keen to make cycling safer and feel safer. We spent nearly two hours looking at Caversham’s streets and discussing various issues. […]

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