Open meeting on Wednesday 15th August

Come along to the next RCC open meeting on Wednesday 15th August at 7.30pm. It will be held in Room 1 upstairs at RISC in London Street. We will be looking for ideas on how we can improve Reading town’s infrastructure to make it more cycle friendly.  All members are welcome to come along with […]

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June 2018 Newsletter

The June 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: Cycle Routes Fit For Cycling? Summer report from our Reading campaigner. Summer report from our Wokingham campaigner. A Chat With The Police Southcote 20 Mile […]

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Comparison Between UK And Netherlands

One of the classic comparisons between places with ‘bad’ and ‘good’ policy and attitude towards riding a bike is between the UK and the Netherlands. Riding a bike in the UK while going about every-day tasks, despite bright spots in places such as Cambridge and London, is woefully misunderstood, underfunded, and in some quarters, arguably […]

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Reading Station Cycle Parking

Cycle parking at Reading station is now reasonably well provided for although most parking is at the north side, which has poor cycle links to the town centre and most of the town. There are two general areas for cycle parking at both north and south. Note that in the following text an inverted U […]

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A Chat With The Police

At our last open meeting in April we had two PCSOs from the local police station pop in. We were a bit surprised when they walked in, as we hadn’t expected them. However, it was an overdue meeting with them, as we have been trying for a long time to get them along, and it […]

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Southcote 20 Mile An Hour Limit

Southcote has a new 20 mile an hour speed limit, and various measures to reduce traffic issues, and make it marginally more pleasant for cyclists. This is a success for the cycle campaign, as it was ALL OUR IDEA! I kid you not. Way back a bunch of us turned out to ride around the […]

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Chairman’s Letter, June 2018

Dear RCC members, I missed the Environmental hustings organised by GREN just before the May elections. I wanted to go, but as the deputy leader of the Council was going I lost interest. He’s been before, he isn’t a candidate this time round (it was supposed to be for candidates), and his track record is […]

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WoBC Summer Report

WoBC has submitted a planning application to itself for stage 2 of the Winnersh Relief Road, which will connect Lower Earley Way with Reading Road by the M4 overbridge. This is aimed at reducing congestion at Winnersh cross-roads. The decision date was originally listed as April, but now no date is listed so you may […]

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Cycle Routes Fit For Cycling?

I remember some years ago a Zimbabwean colleague told me a joke that was doing the rounds in his home country. It went like this. Question: how do you spot a drunk driver in Harare? Answer: he’s the one driving in a straight line. The joke was in the context of the dire economic situation […]

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What the East Reading MRT will mean for cyclists

Recently there has been a campaign raging over the East Reading MRT, a bus, cycle and walking route between the station and Thames Valley Park. Many local people have been protesting vehemently about the destructive impact on their much loved green lung, formed by the Kennet Mouth, the Coal Woodland protected Local Wildlife Site to […]

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