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Reading R1 shared use path, from near the river towards the A33 Location: , Reading (England, United Kingdom)

Reading R6 cycle track under the A33 Location: , Reading (England, United Kingdom) The other cycleways in the area are shared use paths, so this is unusual

A4 Berkeley Avenue looking across the River Kennet bridge Location: , Reading (England, United Kingdom)

A4 Berkeley Avenue looking towards the River Kennet bridge - no through route right except for cyclists Location: , Reading (England, United Kingdom)

There's no way for a cyclist to get down to the canal towpath here, except via the steps... Location: , Reading (England, United Kingdom)

shared use path along the A33 - part of the R1 cycle route Location: , Reading (England, United Kingdom)

Narrowing of the shared use path along the A33 - part of the R1 cycle route Location: , Reading (England, United Kingdom)

Narrow shared use path along the A33 - part of the R1 cycle route Location: , Reading (England, United Kingdom) Note the sign reducing the width still more

shared use path alongside the A33 - the R1 cycle route Location: , Reading (England, United Kingdom)

Looking east across NCN422 Toucan crossing Location: , Reading (England, United Kingdom)

A westbound cyclist on ncr 4 enjoying a brisk bright February morning in the river Kennet's water meadows; here, crossing the river downstream of Southcote Lock on the Kennet and Avon canal.

new NCN422 signs have appeared on the north side of the A4 Location: , Reading (England, United Kingdom)

Man attacked by bus in Reading - he survives with minor injuries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-berkshire-40415292/cctv-footage-shows-man-hit-by-bus-in-reading Channel 4 tweet says the man collided with the bus: https://twit ... [more]

Christchurch Bridge, Reading

Extraordinary story of a confrontation between a cyclist and a motorist from the road.cc site: http://road.cc/content/news/159478-video-close-passing-ultra-sweary-driver-takes-tumble-after-chasing-and-kicking

Reading has just one cycle lane crossing the Thames so where else would you place the roadworks sign? #rdguk http://t.co/lewuhj4wbX

According to Reading Councils Cycle Route Map this IS an off road cycle route. (map available here.. http://www.reading-travelinfo.co.uk/media/98511/cycleroutes2014.pdf). It was recently repaved using Reading Councils Local Sustainable Tra ... [more]

For decades this is still dangerous for both pedestrians and cyclists. At peak times, impatient cars try to overtake you at the lights at both ends. Cyclists often jump the red lights, hoping to avoid conflict or danger. The Cow Lane bridg ... [more]

BBC Report about boosting cycling in Reading http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-23712134

There are two of these massively clumsy bridges at the A33/M4 intersection south of Reading

There are two of these massively clumsy bridges at the A33/M4 intersection south of Reading

The signs around here cite 'security' for not wanting bikes parked against railings.

Reading's http://www.oybike.com/ scheme, alongside some sturdy looking bike racks.

Quite a bit of this underground short term drop-off / pick-up car park underneath Reading Station is devoted to cycle parking.

Blagrave Street, Reading

Near Reading station

Cycle racks and NCN signage, in Reading.

Racks outside Debenhams, Reading

No motor vehicles - at certain times - and with a long string of exceptions.

Pedestrian Zone, Reading. Hmmm there seem to be quite a few vans there, and a cyclist! The ambiguity of the signage in this area causes problems, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SetkfgXFd8U

Queen Victoria Street, Reading

Cycle parking in Reading.

Crossing the road here requires several lengthy waits and four right-angled turns.

A road closure with cycle access in Reading.

Quite a few spaces for bikes are dotted around this short stay car park underneath Reading station.

Not a cycle-friendly road closure.

Heavily fortified path, to make quite sure no cyclists can use it.

Reading cycle route signage.

How you safely get across here is a mystery!

Awkward gate near lock on NCN4

Awkward and probably unnecessary gate on NCN4

Awkward gate on NCN4

Reading Station's notorious bike parking (where roughly 70 bikes were stolen between 2008-2010, although down from 116 '06-'08). Note the missing bike, top left (ahem, lock it through the frame folks)!

Lots of cycle parking in the heart of the shopping centre. See also #27047.

Lots of cycle parking in the heart of the shopping centre. See also #27049.

Action Bikes, West Street.

Cycle parking on the corner of Oxford Road and Cheapside.

Cycle parking beside NCR4.

Cycle parking in Yield Hall Lane. Unfortunately it's not always observed by passers-by.

Cycle parking in Yield Hall Lane. Unfortunately not always observed by passers-by.

Cycle parking at the Chain Street / Gun Street junction.

A surprising amount of convertible space in SouthWest Trains 'Juniper' trains on the Waterloo-Reading line - although external marking is for wheelchairs only, not bikes.

Mike Burrows crosses the line on the Ratracer B. One has to wonder why Cambridge, the "city of cyclists", doesn't have a velodrome like this.

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