September 2018 Newsletter

The September 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: Driving Instructors To Get Cycle Awareness Training Autumn report from our Reading campaigner Autumn report from our Wokingham campaigner Annual General Meeting Round Up Events […]

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Comparing Cambridge and Reading

Following on from my article in the last newsletter (June 2018) highlighting bike infrastructure in Utrecht in the Netherlands, in this newsletter we take a trip to somewhere known for its cycling that is a little closer to home: Cambridge. Having been born and brought up in the city and now being a frequent visitor […]

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Pothole Reporting Comparison

The current condition of the roads has created quite a lot of discussion of late. Indeed the June 2018 newsletter reported on the state of the main Cycle Routes through Reading. As a result I have researched four ways to report a pothole online: Via www.gov.uk/report-pothole where you enter your postcode to find out the […]

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Why We Cycle Film Review

As you may be aware from my article on cycle infrastructure in Utrecht, the Netherlands, I have lived in the Netherlands in the past. While I lived there, it was easy for me to take for granted the ease of cycling to and from university lectures, friends’ places, the railway station, etc., thanks to comprehensive […]

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AGM Round Up

On 20th June we had our Annual General Meeting to elect the committee for 2018/19. Well, not an election as such; the Reading Cycle Campaign is run by a small group of volunteers and there is always space and a warm welcome to anyone who wants to contribute their time and efforts in helping us […]

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Driving Instructors To Get Cycle Awareness Training

In June Transport Minister Jesse Norman announced additional training for driving instructors to “ensure cyclists’ safety is at the forefront of their minds when they teach new drivers”. The Department for Transport plans to spend £500,000 for a pilot scheme to improve driving instructors’ cycle safety awareness. Mr Norman acknowledged the benefits of cycling when […]

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Chairman’s Letter, September 2018

Dear RCC members, I cycle into and out of and across town all the time, and I’ve been doing that for years. There are many times when I have to try and pass through heavy traffic. Castle Hill going west is a nightmare. The road goes from one lane to three and gets choked with […]

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WoBC Autumn Report

I responded to the consultation by WoBC on the western part of the North Wokingham Distributor Road from the M4 overbridge to Toutley Road. This is proposed to be a single-carriageway 40mph road with shared-use either side. There are very few junctions, so  I think an off-road path is acceptable, although not ideal. However, I feel […]

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RBC Autumn Report

Since the last Campaign News in the summer we are awaiting a Cycle Forum meeting, maybe in September. Unfortunately, there has been little visible action that I can see on any of the planned and hoped for cycling schemes and improvements. This includes the NCN422 route from Calcot to Wokingham Road, town centre signing and […]

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Open meeting on Wednesday 17th October

Come along to the next RCC open meeting on Wednesday 17th October at 7.30pm. It will be held in Room 1 upstairs at RISC in London Street.   We have set up a meeting with Matt Rodda, MP for Reading East in early November and this meeting will decide what issues we want to rase […]

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