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Launch of Rural Reading Book

Adrian Lawson, our Chairman, with co-author Geoff Sawers, has published a new book: More information here: https://tworiverspress.com/2019/06/06/launch-for-rural-reading/ The book launch will be on Saturday 22 June, 12noon at North end of Caversham Pedestrian Bridge, for a riverside nature walk to the Kennet Mouth. Free cakes and books are available.

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Poor signage for cyclists gallery

Inappropriate signs for closure of cycling facilities I had to contact the Council to point out that the closure of a facility for cyclists ought to be accompanied by appropriate signs. Here are examples of cyclists being ignored. The new NCN 422 has shared use but the signs only refer to pedestrians This little ramp […]

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Berkshire Driving Instructors

A while back I trained as a safe urban driving instructor. It is part of a goods vehicle driver’s licence that they undergo annual training, there are lots of modules they can do, and one of those is Safer Urban Driving. It is well designed programme, a classroom session and a practical session. The practical […]

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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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