Bike Rack for Sale

Robust bike rack for tow-hook mounting (one owner). Note: suitable for flange-type but not swan-neck tow-hooks. This bike rack is simplicity itself. It consists of an alloy mounting block, into which fit two steel arms, held in place by a removable pin. The bikes (two fit comfortably) simply hang on the arms. Also provided is […]

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Open meeting on Wednesday 17th February

A chance for any member to raise any issue (as long as it’s cycling related).  In particular we will be discussing early thoughts on the Tranche 2 Active Travel schemes proposed by Reading, Wokingham & West Berks councils The meeting will be via Zoom; to receive an invite email: secretary@readingcyclecampaign.org.uk.   Start Time is 7:30 […]

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RBC Autumn 2020 Report

The coronavirus problems are continu­ing but traffic levels on many roads are back to normal. Cycling numbers still seem to be well above previous levels, encouraged by the reluctance to use public transport as well as the positive publicity about cycling. Active Travel Pop-up Cycle Schemes Around the country many local authorities have been implementing […]

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November 2020 Newsletter

The November 2020 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: Let’s Start By Getting It Right RBC Autumn 2020 Report WoBC Autumn 2020 Report Other Autumn Campaign News Oxford Road Tilehurst Section Life On A […]

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WoBC Autumn Report 2020

So, since the last Wokingham cycling update earlier in the year, I think it’s fair to say that everything and nothing has changed. This may sound like a negative statement to make but I’ll explain why I think it’s more of a cautiously positive one. The completion of Wokingham’s section of NCN 422 which is […]

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Let’s Start By Getting It Right

During the summer Lockdown the Government released an important policy statement. With news focused on other things it probably went unnoticed by most. The policy, released by the Department for Transport in July, is called ‘Gear Change: a bold vision for cycling and walking’ and can be found here: www.gov.uk/government/publications/cycling-and-walking-plan-for-england. The policy statement really is […]

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Other Autumn Campaign News

Target for Cycle Journeys in 2036 In August we submitted our comments on Reading’s draft Local Transport Strategy to 2036. The draft strategy included the target to increase the number of people who regularly cycle from 5.1% now to 10% in 2036. The Green Party raised a petition calling for a more ambitious target for […]

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Oxford Road Tilehurst Section

As you probably know by now over the last few months RBC has received some funds to support active travel in the borough. The amount of funding received depends on the quality of the schemes proposed but with a certain amount indicated. In the first tranche RBC unfortunately didn’t get the full indicated amount approved. […]

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Life On A Trike

When we moved to Reading in 2018 one of the first things we bought was a cargo bike. Being a second­–generation non-driver and life-long cyclist, I had been thinking of getting one ever since we had a child to put into it, but living on the 5th floor of a block of flats with no […]

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Narrow Cycle Lanes

The width of cycle lanes (on carriageways) is often a matter of criticism and debate. We probably all agree that the wider a cycle lane the better, and that 1.5m to 2.0m (5ft to 6ft 6in) is preferable. The problem occurs when there is not enough width for a 1.5m cycle lane and a standard […]

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