Cycling

Cycle routes

You can plan a cycle ride using the National Cycle Network on the Sustrans website. We have developed a network of pdf icon local cycle routes [819kb].

Cycle routes in central Reading
Cycle routes in central Reading

Further information on cycling facilities can be found in our pdf icon cycling in Reading leaflet. [1Mb]

Safety

Reading Borough Council offers Bikeability to all schools across Reading. These courses are based on the National Cycle Training Standard and aim to give children in years 5, 6 and 7 the skills and confidence to ride their bikes safely on today's roads.

Our Bikeability scheme is delivered in partnership with Avanti Cycling and run by fully trained and security vetted personnel.

The training covers three levels of training:

  • Level 1 - children learn how to control their bicycles and show are ready to start on-road training.
  • Level 2 - children learn to cycle safely with real traffic on quiet roads.
  • Level 3 -  teaches safe cycling skills on busy roads and through complex junctions

To get your school involved, talk to your head teacher or contact Transport Planning at transport@reading.gov.uk.  

Useful information

Bikeability

Sustrans

The Highway Code for Cyclists

Bike hire schemes

Local hire schemes are ReadyBike or Brompton Bike Hire.

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