Open meeting on Wednesday 21st February

Come along to the next RCC open meeting on Wednesday 21st February at 7.30pm. It will be held in Room 1 upstairs at RISC in London Street. We will have a member of Thames Valley Police along to answer questions and discuss ways they can contribute to creating a cycle-friendly Reading .

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Committee meeting on Wednesday 21st March

The next RCC committee meeting is on Wednesday 21st March at 7.30pm. It will be held in Room 1 upstairs at RISC in London Street. Members are welcome to raise any issues or suggestions about cycling in the greater Reading area on the agenda, or to attend as observers.

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Interview with Cllr Debs Absolom

The Newsletter Editor interviewed Cllr Debs Absolom to find out more about her and what she thinks about cycling issues. You have recently become the Chair of the Traffic Management Sub-committee and the Cycle Forum. Did you seek these positions out due to a particular interest in transport issues? I took on the role as […]

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Chairman’s Letter, December 2017

Dear RCC members, Right. I am going to start jumping red lights when riding my bike*. I have patiently sat at traffic lights waiting for them to turn green for many years. It wasn’t always so, as a younger man I certainly used to jump them, but not at the moment though. I now enjoy […]

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Cycling with a club

Never Say Never! Most of us who use our bikes to go from A to B regard the weekend club cyclists as ‘lycra clad loonies’ and a different species! The perception is of a large pack of super fit (mainly men) kitted out on expensive bikes, but couldn’t be more different from my experience of […]

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Reading, Wokingham and West Berks to get an LCWIP

In 2017 the UK Government published its first Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy which sets out the Government’s ambition to make walking and cycling the natural choices for shorter journeys or as part of a longer journey. The Strategy sets a target of doubling cycle journeys by 2025. As part of the Strategy the Department […]

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Letter from SPOKES

Dear Editor As co-founder of West Berkshire SPOKES with my wife Martha, I still receive your excellent newsletter RCC. But it pains me to see the position of ‘West Berks Campaigner’ remain vacant. I am the Highways Officer of SPOKES and engage regularly with the Council at a quarterly Cycle Forum, which is chaired by […]

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WoBC Campaigner Winter 2017 Report

WoBC has a consultation on transport within the Borough. It’s open until 31 December, so please fill it in (www.wokingham.gov.uk/news-and-consultation/consultation-and-having-your-say/current-consultations). The survey concentrates on the inconvenience that congestion causes to people who drive, but there’s the opportunity to support more sustainable methods of transport too. WoBC took over responsibility for enforcing parking regulations in the Borough […]

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RBC Campaigner Winter 2017 Report

The Cycle Forum and the Traffic Management Sub-Committee (TMSC) were both attended by RCC representatives. The Cycle Forum consists of RBC Councillors, cycling representatives and Reading Council officers. An agenda is normally agreed a few days before the meeting, but there is also an Any Other Business slot if time allows. Items include reports on […]

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December 2017 newsletter

The December 2017 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: Reading, Wokingham and West Berks to get a LCWIP. Winter report from our Reading campaigner. Winter report from our Wokingham campaigner. Letter from SPOKES (West Berkshire […]

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