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We’re going digital from 13-17 July

We won’t be holding our festival in the sunshine this time round, so we’re going online. Join us for a range of online sessions that will help you make the most of your bike and hear what other people have been doing with theirs.

How to make our town cycle-friendly

The voluntary Reading Cycle Campaign comments on the town’s draft transport strategy and outlines its own vision.

15 July at 7.30pm Register

Meet Anisa – ultra long-distance race

Anisa Aubin is preparing for another extreme race. We ask her how she sleeps rough and rides 200km a day.

17 July at 3pm Register

Inspiring film ‘Why we Cycle’ and Q&A

Glimpse a future which could be yours. See how the Dutch thrive on cycling and put your questions to the maker of Why we Cycle.

15 July at 6pm Tickets

How not to take cycling too seriously

Hear how Helen rode into the past on a 1940s bike, ancient OS maps, a canvas bivvy bag and – is this even possible? – no phone!

16 July at 3.30pm Register

Transport plan – bold or more of the same?

Campaigners dismiss Reading’s draft transport strategy. Here’s a chance to get a briefing from a top town official.

15 July at 4.30 pm Register

Go for a gentle ride in a friendly group

Joyce Martindale is a local ride leader with Breeze, which gets more women riding for fun. She’ll get you rolling.

16 July at 6pm Register

How do you pedal for peace?

Reading’s Detta Regan tells us how she brought women from around the world to cycle through the Middle East for peace.

16 July at 2pm Register

Adventures on a bicycle

Consider going on holiday by bicycle. The options are growing by the day, says outdoors man David Goodworth.

17 July at 8pm Details tba

Getting Wokingham moving sustainably

The team campaigning for sustainable travel in Wokingham tells us about progress with recent projects.

15 July at 3.30pm Register

Is an e-bike for me? Hear from an expert

Rob Bowen of AW Cycles explains what an e-bike is and why it might be the solution that you’ve been waiting for.

16 July at 7pm Register

My journey from learner to leader

Ride leader Summreen explains how she overcame the obstacles to cycling and how you can too.

16 July Register

Transport plan – bold or more of the same?

Campaigners dismiss Reading’s draft transport strategy. Here’s a chance to get a briefing from a top town official.

15 July at 4.30 pm Register


Festival partners

Our programme is taking shape

MonTuesWedThursFri
1314151617
1400London Cycling Campaign
Zoom
1400
Pedal for peace
Zoom
1400
1500WokinghamMy Journey
Crowdcast
1530
Raleigh rally Zoom
1530
Enduro racer Anisa
Crowdcast
1530
1600Liveable streets
Crowdcast
1630
Urban cycling skills GoToWeb’ 1600Reading transport strategy
Zoom
1630
Learner to leader
Zoom
1630
1700
1800Reading Bicycle Kitchen
Crowdcast
1800
Q&A about film
Crowdcast
1800
Breeze rides for women
Crowdcast
1800
Clubs and the community
1815
1900Reading Cycle Campaign
Zoom
1930
Buying an e-bike
Zoom
1900
2000Cycling holidays, tours
2000

Check out some all-year cycling resources

Learn to ride

It’s easiest for children to pick up the skills to ride but it’s never too late to learn.

Fix your bike

You can get help to mend your bicycle, or you can get somebody to do it.

Commute

Save the planet and some money by getting yourself to work by bike.

Ride for sport

Check out resources on mountain biking, BMX, road cycling and touring.


About Us

Festival organisers are volunteers keen to see more people using sustainable travel options.

Get In Touch

Email the festival organisers: readingcyclefestival@gmail.com

Join us

We would value your help in organising the festival. Please get in touch if you have something to offer.