December 2018 Newsletter

The December 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: Traffic Free Cycle Route Winter Report from our Reading campaigner The Chairman Adrian Lawson’s letter Meeting with Matt Rodda MP Chance for New School Routines […]

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Getting Children Cycling – On Roads!

Maybe you’ve noticed an increase in groups of children in high visibility jackets cycling on a range of roads around your local area during the school day since the summer? You might have recollections of ‘cycling proficiency’ from your own or children’s times with all its signalling and going round cones and wondered why they’re […]

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Chance for New School Routines Scuppered

The first week in September, like many other parents, was the first time I had to brave the school run as my first-born started her school life at Farley Hill near Arborfield. We were extremely happy that she got into the school, but I had been told about the utter chaos around school drop offs; […]

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Meeting with Matt Rodda MP

Matt Rodda MP took time out of his busy schedule on Friday 2nd November to meet Adrian Lawson, John Lee and Brian Morley to discuss what he could do for the Reading Cycle Campaign. He introduced himself as being a Reading Councillor in 2011 before he became MP for Reading East. He walks across Christchurch […]

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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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Free Traffic Cycle Route

October saw an unlooked for improvement to Reading’s cycle network, or at least the route along Watlington Street heading south-east from the town centre (Routes R2 & R20). Watlington Street is a key artery for cyclists heading to the University, hospital and numerous schools in the area, as well as those venturing to Earley and […]

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RBC Winter Report

A Cycle Forum meeting took place on 31 October with RBC, RCC and other representatives present. A range of issues were tabled: Potholes etc We were informed about the highway maintenance procedures for repairing potholes and other defects. Apparently a slightly more flexible system is being introduced whereby the highway inspectors can report defects that […]

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Chairman’s Letter, December 2018

Dear RCC members, With all that we know about the impact of travel on our town, country, planet, environment, economy and health, schools should be right there in the business of preparing people for the future. So we discussed doing some research into how schools deal with it. There are seven schools inside 1.5km from […]

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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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