Open meeting on Wednesday 18 October

Come along to the next RCC open meeting on Wednesday 18th October at 7.30pm. It will be held in Room 1 upstairs at RISC in London Street. This is a chance for members to raise any issues or suggestions about cycling in the greater Reading area.

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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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September 2017 newsletter

The September 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: The connection between pedestrians and cyclists. Autumn report from our Reading campaigner. Autumn report from our Wokingham campaigner. An article about the East Reading Mass Rapid […]

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Thames path – the right to cycle

The proposal to make the Thames Path an official cycle track was approved by Reading Council’s Traffic Management Sub-committee in June. Although there were objections, John Lee from RCC spoke in favour and none of the Councillors on the committee opposed the plan, no doubt swayed by the large majority of respondents to the consultation […]

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WoBC Campaigner Autumn 2017 Report

Trials and tribulations of Chapter 12 Wokingham Borough Council (WoBC) has submitted its planning application to itself for the Arborfield Relief Road and the comments I made during consultation have been ignored. I will single out Chapter 12 of the application, which suggests that Swallowfield Road is a poor route for cyclists when in reality […]

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RBC Campaigner Autumn 2017 Report

The Traffic Management Sub-Committee (TMSC) on 14 June had a number of items of interest to cyclists. There was also a Cycle Forum Meeting on 12 July. The new chair for these meetings is Cllr Debs Absolom, who does cycle and appears to be taking an interest in cycling issues. TMSC 14 June Cycling Strategy […]

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Horseshoe taxis return to Reading Station

Last December we welcomed the removal of the ‘Horseshoe Taxi Rank’ by the southeast approach to the station forecourt, which allowed cyclists to reach the station forecourt without being forced to weave between arriving and departing taxis. After the removal the taxi drivers protested, the Council duly listened, and since July the taxis have been […]

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