Plans for NCN422 through Town Centre

NCN 422 is a ‘new’ national cycle route from Newbury to Windsor.  Reading Borough Council is charged with creating the route through Reading Borough and the first phase – a shared footpath along Bath Road – has started construction.  The second phase takes the route down Berkeley Avenue and along the River Kennet through the […]

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Unwatched and therefore unprotected

We all know about the severe lack of bike parking space around Reading Station, particularly on the south side. So when a new bike parking space was created down from the taxi-rank and the south-side pickup area, it was obviously going to readily used. However, on Friday 18 November I was shocked on arriving home from London to find not only my […]

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Barriers to Investment in Cycling

As part of a DfT funded research project 413 stakeholders (including Reading Cycle Campaign) filled in an online survey on barriers to investing in cycling. The largest single group of respondents were local authority transport officers, while others included consultants, academics, business stakeholders, and advocates. The top three barriers identified by respondents were: financial/funding problems, lack of […]

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December 2016 newsletter is now published

The December 2016 RCC newsletter is published. You can download it from the Newsletters page. In this issue we talk about: Bike theft from unwatched cycle parks. Winter report from our Reading campaigner about the RBC Cycle Forum meeting. West Berks campaigner report about shared-use paths. Letters Page about how all cyclists are tarred with the same brush. […]

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September 2016 Newsletter is now published

The September 2016 RCC newsletter is published. You can download it from the Newsletters page. In this issue we talk about: How and why we are changing the delivery of the newsletter to an online system, with a reminder for any members who would prefer to receive a paper copy to email the Editor as soon as possible. Reading […]

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RBC Plans for Cycle Route along Bath Road

There are plans to create a cycle route from Newbury to Windsor, dubbed NCN (National Cycle Network) 422.  Work to create this route will be done by the local authorities; i.e. West Berks, Reading, Wokingham and Maidenhead & Windsor.  In Reading the council has plans to create a share use facility (pedestrians and cycles sharing […]

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West Berks Cycle Audits

Cycling in Reading is not just about Reading Borough Council. Due to our bizarre boundary system many thousands of cyclists  in the Reading area use roads controlled by West Berks or Wokingham Borough Council. West Berks asked us to undertake a cycle audit of the western fringes of Reading (Calcot, Pangbourne, Purley & Theale) that lie […]

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RBC Cycling Implementation Plan

Reading Borough Council has released its annual Cycling Implementation Plan for 20016/17 One of the proposed schemes is a shared use path on the north side of Bath Road.  Shared use facilities (shared between cyclists and pedestrians) are far from ideal, particularly where there are a lot of side roads and driveways and we have […]

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What do we want from RBC?

RBC has made a listing of the cycle improvements we have requested along with their current status and you can find this here.  Let us know which you think are the priorities for RCC to push for. We regularly meet with RBC Councillors and Transport Officers through the Cycle Forum.  The next meeting of the […]

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GWR booking only policy

Great Western Railways has implemented a new policy for carrying bikes from May 2016.  Bikes will now only be allowed on high speed trains if they have a booking, which should be made by 18:00h the previous day. It seems that this new policy is in response to an increasing demand for taking bikes on […]

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