My experience of Vastern Road Roundabout

I have the deep joy of using this  roundabout several times a week, so I was very interested to see the Council remarking the faded lines as a first step in improving the shocking accident figures on the worst blackspot for cyclists in the town. However it simply does nothing for the problem of drivers […]

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Critical Mass

After a long absence from Reading the spontaneous mass bike ride around the town has returned. The ride starts from the Forbury Lion shortly after 7pm on the first Friday of every month. The route is decided by all those present before setting off, and everyone rides in a large and sociable bunch for an […]

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Cargo Bikes

There has, over the last few years, been a resurgence in using cargo bikes. I have been using one for well over ten years, but it wasn’t a new idea back then. In the mid 1950s (and probably earlier, I wasn’t around before then) we had several people using cargo bikes of various types. The […]

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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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June 2019 Newsletter

The June 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: Cow Lane Underpass Reburbished Summer Report from our Reading campaigner Summer Report from our Wokingham campaigner The Chairman Adrian Lawson’s letter Protest Ride Update RCC […]

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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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