September 2019 Newsletter

The September 2019 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: Reading Station Bike Rack Warning RBC Campaign News Extra RBC Campaign News Chairman’s Letter How to Design Cycle Lanes Correctly Events: Reading Town Meal Getting […]

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Reading Station Bike Rack Warning

We have had a report of bike thefts from the two-tier cycle racks on the north side of Reading Station. It seems that thieves are able to remove the whole sliding rail from the upper tier, including the bike and the lock. Reading Borough Council own and maintain the racks and we have made the […]

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Events: Reading Town Meal

As usual, RCC will be holding a stall at the Reading Town Meal on Saturday 28 September, 11am to 3pm at Forbury Gardens. This community based event, held since 2011, celebrates the produce growing power of Reading through a huge meal of fruit and vegetables, all donated by Reading’s allotment growers. You are welcome to […]

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RBC Autumn Report 2019

No meetings with the Council have taken place since the last Cycle Forum on 19 March, the Traffic Management Sub-Committee that RCC attended and the workshop meeting for the Local Cycling; and Walking Infrastructure Plan held on 16 May. The Local Cycle and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) is a comprehensive plan being developed by RBC […]

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Extra RBC Autumn Report 2019

Funding Local Cycle Infrastructure Plans Cycling UK recently ran a campaign to ask the new Transport Secretary to commit funding to Local Authorities’ Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs). We emailed the Transport Secretary as well as Alok Sharma (Conservative MP for Reading West). Alok Sharma duly responded stating: “I am pleased with the […]

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How To Design Cycle Lanes Correctly

It is not possible to argue in favour of safe, segregated cycle lanes without detailing how they should be installed correctly. Because only when lanes are installed correctly will they be used by ordinary citizens. Only then will a cycling culture develop. You will use the same amount of space whether you design a street […]

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Getting Reading on Two Wheels

I open with a confession: I am not a cyclist, or at least I don’t think I am. In Dutch terms I am definitely a fietster, not a wielrenner. I cycle for transport, not sport. In fact, until about four years ago, I hadn’t been on a bicycle for nearly two decades. It’s clear that […]

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Stopping and Starting Cycling

After recently acquiring an electric bicycle (which I’ve sort of fallen in love with), I’ve started cycling frequently on my own in Reading. My previous cycling experience is either rather more previous (in Cambridge as a student more years ago than seems reasonable) or rather less on my own (on the back of a tandem […]

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Puttenham Camping Barn

Surrey offers some beautiful cycling routes on quiet lanes and tracks with great pubs and tea stops, and with a train network this means you don’t need to take your car. The Surrey Hills are deservedly an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the North Downs Way offering a long distance walking path, much of […]

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