Plans for new cycle hub in town centre

We are excited to announce our plans for an exciting new cycle hub for Reading that will boast enclosed bike parking and maintenance facilities.

Our proposed town centre hub will be designed to provide more secure and enclosed town centre cycle parking facilities for up to approximately 120 bicycles, with both experienced and novice cyclists in mind.

Working closely in partnership with Reading Bicycle Kitchen and Ethical Reading  to make this initiative a success, this hub will offer the opportunity for people who may not be able to afford a bike, to cycle, through a ‘try before you buy’ donation/loan scheme.

Following extensive research into properties in the town centre, we have chosen to locate the hub within a unit at 32-41 West Street, the site of the former Primark Store, which is still owned by the company. It will initially run for one year with funding from the Department for Transport (DfT), beyond which the continuation of the scheme will be subject to evaluation and the ability to secure a sustainable venue and further funding.

Reading cycle hub will be staffed and planned to be open 7 days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm and will open later this year.