The committee manages the day to day affairs of the Reading Cycle Campaign. It gets together at least once a month but sometimes more often. Committee meetings are open but of a more practical and structured nature then the ‘Open Meetings’. We are always looking for new members so get in touch if you have some spare time!
Chair: Adrian Lawson
I grew up in the east end of London, and have been riding since I was 4. My first practical use of a bike was to get to the river Lea so I could go fishing. I used to lug my gear down the canal towpath at first light and ride home in the dark most weekends.
I personally don’t care for any of the infrastructure or the bizarre cycle network the council provides, I will cheerfully ride on any road in Reading. What motivates me is to make Reading friendly enough towards cyclists that people who currently drive see cycling as a viable option.
Currently the only desire of the council appears to be to paint a bit of a dotted white line, stick up a few stickers, and produce a few leaflets, and tell anyone who’ll listen that they are doing all they can to promote cycling.
Perhaps one day things will be so critical the council will be forced to do something, but while they have a choice it seems that the only force being brought to bear on them to improve is the cycle campaign.
Secretary: Keith Elliott
I moved to Reading in 1993 and joined the Cycle Campaign shortly afterwards after someone left a leaflet about RCC on my bike.
I am currently serving as the campaign’s secretary but have been RBC Campaigning Officer for several years before that.
I’m a commuter cyclist, rather than leisure rider, and one of my most memorable rides was when we had really bad snow and ice in January 2010 – I could cycle right down the centre of London Road in the rush hour without a car in sight.
Treasurer: Brian Morley
As Treasurer I control the bank account, pay the bills, and keep the score.
Membership Secretary: Martin Weller
Reading Campaign Officer: John Lee
I am a recently retired highways and traffic engineer specialising in cycling infrastructure for about 20 years.
I liaise with Reading Council officers regarding cycling infrastructure proposals and requests.
I enjoy cycling and other forms of travel including my rowing boat and vintage car.
Wokingham Campaign Officer: Alex Cran
I’ve lived in the Wokingham area since 2010 and as a sometime cycle commuter had heard about the Reading Cycle Campaign, but apart from attending a group bike ride had never really got involved…..unfortunately convincing myself I was too busy and that whilst I was in favour of better cycling facilities, I could just about manage with things as they were and hopefully someone else would sort things out for me!
It wasn’t until I had children and started cycling them up the gridlocked Reading road in Winnersh to get to their nursery (as driving took too long!) that I realised how vulnerable it felt to be cycling on this road as it was.
It was this combined with my realisation that just having good intentions about the environment but hoping other people would sort things out was not enough and that led me back to the RCC as a way to get involved with changing things for the future.
West Berks Campaign Officer: Vacant
Publicity Officer: Leendert van Hoogenhuijze
I have joined the committee in 2013 and have done various things to drive the campaign forward. Mostly surrounding website content and social media.
While I cycle daily I don’t consider myself a cyclists. I just consider cycling a more sensible mode of transportation than cars in a dense urban environment.
Hoping to make Reading safe for cycling by the time my daughters are old enough to cycle.
Contact me via email@example.com
Events Officer and CTC Rep: Karen Robertson
Newsletter Editor and Web Manager: Alice Elliott
I confess I am the non-regular-cyclist on the committee. I started designing the Newsletter in 2003 and took over the website in 2016.