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Help us test a new fun cycle ride in Reading!

We're looking for volunteers in Reading to ride on the 16th February!
Ride in Reading!

(The date has now changed to the 16th February)

As part of a new CTC Community project, we are looking for volunteers to help us by riding their bikes at Prospect Park to test out our new ride.

It would be a great help to us if volunteers would come and ride a set route on their own bikes. The ride consists of an 8 km off-road leisure circuit in a lush green environment and is easily accessible from Reading town centre.

Free parking is available at the Prospect Park and you're welcome to bring friends and family.

Women Only Beginner's Cycling in Reading

Women only cycling sessions. Come and try a variety of bikes for all abilities. Many women have benefited by building confidence on a bike in a safe environment.

Suitable for women and girls (boys under 5 are welcome).

There will be a qualified instructor to help you enjoy cycling us an enjoyable form of exercise.

Tel: 0118 937 5080

1st & 3rd Sundays in the month 2.00- 3.00pm

Adults £2.50, children £1.50


After School Cycling in Reading

After School Cycling in Reading

After School Cycling is an enjoyable activity for children aged 3-16 years to try. Anyone is welcome to come along, learn a number of cycling skills in a safe environment, with qualified instructors, including BikeAbility levels 1 & 2.

We can cater to any level of ability and a range of adaptable bikes are available, but  you're welcome to bring your own along!

These sessions are run twice a week, once a Monday and once on a Thursday at 4.30 until 5.30pm.

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Government backs Cycling Charity’s pothole reporting website

The Department for Transport (DfT) has pledged £30,000 to enable CTC, the national cycling charity to revamp its 'Fill That Hole’ pothole reporting website and develop a new app compatible with smartphones running Android software.
Cycling and Roads Minister Robert Goodwill with the current app

The current system is only available on IphoneCycling and Roads Minister Robert Goodwill made the announcement on a visit to Oldham ( 23rd Dec ). The cash is part of a £5.8 billion additional spend on highways announced in the summer.

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For more on this story please contact chris.peck@ctc.org.uk

Wirral Bicycle Belles

Short, easy paced, sociable cycle rides just for women. Cafe stop part way. Return by lunchtime. Meet 10am outside Port Sunlight Merseyrail station, Greendale Road, CH62 4XB

CTC delivers a Ride Managers' Course in Reading to the Public Sector

CTC has developed a course for people looking to organise their own cycle rides in their sectors of work. This is a report of the course we delivered in Reading.

This course was delivered to people who work in the public sectors in Reading.

It was designed to give the participants the skills needed to organise and run group cycle rides in their given sector of work, ensuring that they have the capability to go out and lead their own rides safely, with confidence and knowledge.

The skills taught include:

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Public Inquiry Threatens Completion of 100 mile Coast-to-Coast Cycle Trail

Vocal opposition from a small number of local protesters threatens to derail plans to complete the National Cycle Network Route 27 Coast-to-Coast trail between Plymouth and Ilfracombe.
Plym Valley Cycle Trail

Known as the Devon Coast-to-Coast route, 78 of the 103 miles follow off-road traffic-free trails, mainly using well-surfaced track beds of former railways.

These trails take you gently from sea-level to the elevated plateau of mid Devon and the western fringes of Dartmoor, avoiding most of the sharp gradients (and traffic) of Devon’s road network. The Clearbrook Ramp (pictured below) is the exception.


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Cycle Chilterns Brewery Ride - Tring Brewery

The Cycle Chilterns 'Brewery Rides' are a series of rides taking place throughout the winter months with added incentive. Each route will be a 15-20 mile road route with a stop-off during the ride or at the end to enjoy a pint of real ale from one of the many fantastic breweries in the area. The rides are open to everyone.

Tring Brewery - Circular Ride

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Free bike safety checks in the Chilterns this winter

Cycle Chilterns will be running a number of free bike safety check sessions at town markets and train stations across the Chilterns this winter.
Free bike safety checks from Dr Bike

To help keep your bike running smoothly and safely this winter we will be holding regular Dr Bike sessions at a variety of locations across the Chilterns. During each session a qualified mechanic from a local bike shop will perform a free, basic bike safety check while you wait.

Basic bike maintenance is important at any time of year, but particularly during winter when weather conditions, dirt and grit on the road can cause problems with brakes and gears much quicker than in the dry summer months.

Charlotte's Tandems


Charlotte's Tandems

Type of organisation

Registered Charity


Tiverton (private address, available on application)

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