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Other Summer 2021 Campaign News

Christchurch Bridge – Southern Extension Design Rejected The cycle and pedestrian bridge over the Thames near Reading Station, or Christchurch Bridge to give it its official title, was opened in 2015. On its southern side the bridge ramps down at right angles to the span, with access to Vastern Road then provided by a narrow […]

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School Streets Helps Promote Children Cycling

Anyone who has a child in school will have suffered the misery of traffic outside the school gates. In fact, the school run accounts for an extra 25% of motorised traffic at specific times of day, usually between 8-9am and 3-4pm. The environment outside school gates becomes congested with cars, making it quite hazardous for […]

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Chairman’s Letter, Summer 2021

Dear RCC members, Your committee have asked me to take over as the Chair of RCC and I am most happy to do so. I would like to introduce myself to all of you members and sketch out some of the things that I would like to help to happen. I thought that if I […]

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Q-Park Offer Secure Bicycle Storage

Q-Park have launched a new solution to help local businesses offer safe and secure bike parking services to their employees. Businesses can now take space in a Q-Park parking facility to use as their very own bike storage area in their car park, where Q-Park will create a secure branded reserved area. The company will be issued with door access […]

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Green Bike Food Company

Do you remember seeing food delivery cyclists zipping around city centres 10 years ago? I certainly don’t. In recent years we have seen a huge swing from independent eateries delivering takeaways on motorised vehicles to now, where app delivery platforms have amassed armies of cyclists completing orders in a more sustainable fashion. However, has this […]

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Caroline Cann

We are very sad to hear of the passing of our former committee member and cycle campaigner Caroline Cann. Caroline was a much-loved member of the team noted for her helpfulness and was always ready to spread the cycling message and volunteer for the Cycle Campaign when needed. We will remember her for her kindness. […]

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Other Winter 2021 Campaign News

Active Travel for 2021 At the end of 2020 Reading Borough Council was awarded £1.179million through the Department for Travel’s Active Travel Fund (ATF) to support the implementation of walking and cycling schemes in the borough. This award is the second tranche of funding from the ATF; the first tranche funded the ‘pop-up’ schemes that […]

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Working For A Reading Bike Hub

Ethical Reading (ER) has identified bike theft as one of the main deterrents to people cycling into central Reading and has been working on plans to improve bike parking in the centre of town. Reading has one of the highest rates of bike theft in the country, with 421 reported bike thefts between October 2019 […]

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CAST: Cleaner Air Safer Transport

An RBC Cleaner Air and Safer Transport meeting took place on 3 December. A number of subjects were covered, and the following are the RCC notes of the meeting. There was interesting feedback on the School Streets by the Headteacher of Park Lane School in Tilehurst.  The scheme to close the adjacent road to through […]

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Old Bikes Given A New Life

For hundreds of Lockdown cyclists!!! And Reading Bicycle Kitchen gets a new home I’m hoping all RCC members have heard about, visited or even volunteered with this fantastic community facility; Reading Bicycle Kitchen (RBK) – who have helped repair, recycle and reuse hundreds of bikes during the challenging COVID Lockdowns, meaning lots more people across […]

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