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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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Reading Cycle Festival

Sunday 9th June 12-4pm Christchurch Meadow Come along and celebrate the start of Bike Week with this fun event taking place for the first time in Reading https://avanticycling.co.uk/festival/ Reading Bike Kitchen are offering Free bike checks and basic repairs AW Cycles will have a wide range of bikes to try – including e-bikes Or try your hand at […]

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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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RCC Attending Summer Events

Join RCC in Celebrating Cycling in Bike Week Bike Week, 8th-16th June, sponsored nationally by Cycling UK, is an annual celebration to showcase cycling and inspire people all over the UK to give it a try. Bike Week events are suitable for people of all ages and levels of experience. There will be lots of […]

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Wokingham Bikeathon

Wokingham Bikeathon returns on Sunday 30 June. There are two routes planned which pass through many interesting and beautiful parts of Berkshire. Many of these are on calmer roads enabling all levels of cyclist to join in. The event starts at Cantley Park in Wokingham and riders have the choice of a 15 mile or […]

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Protest Ride A Success!

As I am sure you know we organised a ride on 23rd March in protest at Reading Borough Council’s inaction over the dangers faced by cyclists on the Vastern Road Roundabout. The background to this is the roundabout at the end of Reading Bridge has always been nerve wracking and hazardous for cyclists. Ever since […]

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Cow Lane Underpass Refurbished

The Cow Lane underpass was reopened in February to much fanfare [news.reading.gov.uk/cow-lane-two-way-19/]. The project took a bit longer to complete, but car-users rejoice. It is a new beginning. The Council’s vision is that the under-pass will become an alternative route into town which allows you to bypass Oxford Road entirely. It has been made accessible […]

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Traffic Calming Measures For Oxford Road

We don’t know what the official results are of the Cow Lane Bridge widening on traffic volumes yet, but we do know it has sped up the traffic on Richfield Avenue significantly. We have talked about Oxford Road and Reading West a lot over the years. It is a great and vibrant part of Reading, […]

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Cycling Facilities in Woodley 2008-2019

In 2008 Woodley Town Council sponsored the Woodley Community Partnership, which asked me to produce a report on better cycling facilities for the town. The report was well received by the Town Council, and I offer the following review of the intervening years. The new housing estate on the former University Campus on Woodlands Avenue […]

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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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