Chairman’s Challenge Winners


The Reading Cycle Campaign has selected the winners of the 2022’s Chairman’s Challenge photo competition: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

RCC asked competition entrants to submit examples of local cycling infrastructure which to them reflected the categories of good, bad and ugly.

The competition ran over the summer to the end of August 2022.

The winner of each category received a £50 gift voucher donated by AW Cycles in Caversham.

RCC Chairman Joe Edwards presented the vouchers to the three photo competition winners at the Reading Cycle Festival on 25 September.

Chairman's competition winnerThe Good

Winner: Hilary Smart

Title of Photo: Safe passage to the park

Location: The Tiger crossing on Gosbrook Road

I feel safe letting my five-year-old use this when we go to our local park.”




Chairman's competition winnerThe Bad

Winner: Andrew Butler

Title of Photo: Star Road Reading – worn markings, parked in

Location: Star Road, Caversham

This is a supposed cycle lane on Star Road, Lower Caversham. The marking is nearly completely worn off the road. The cycle lane is parked in here, and further down, it’s like that all the time. There is no ‘line’ to denote the edge on the cycle lane. Cars are frequently parked both sides of the road.”

There were a wide range of entries to the competition and here’s a selection of the runners up:


Chairman's competition winnerThe Ugly

Winner: Michael Lawrence

Title of Photo: Urban decay in developing construction

Location: Outside Burger King, the Butts Shopping Centre

Cycle racks have been pulled up; however, Reading Council are not addressing this, but are spending £20 million on the nearby new Hexagon theatre and central library.”




There were a wide range of entries to the competition and here’s a selection of the runners up:

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