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Travel in May

Looking to travel more sustainably this month? This is what you have got to look forward to:

On Your Bike Day

We held our first bike event this term with Dr Bike, Reading Bike Kitchen and UniCycle. We sold 10 second-hand bikes and over 40 staff and students visit Dr Bike for a free Bike check.Our next scheduled Dr Bike is the 22nd May – come along and get your free bike check!


Free Cycle Skills Sessions every Wednesday!

Whatever level of cyclist you are, we have cycle courses to improve your cycling

  • 2-3pm “Back on Bikes” for those needing practice with gears, signalling etc. and will stay on paths & roads within campus,
  • 3.30-5pm “Bike Commuting Skills” covering more advanced skills & Highway Codes for cycling with traffic.

See the cycle skills programme for details or email to book a place. All sessions start with bike set up and key safety checks.


Do you need a car? Campaign

We’re launching a new campaign to reduce single occupancy vehicles by encouraging the great travel offers and alternatives available to both staff and students. You don’t need a car in Reading because:

  • Bus routes 21/21a operate every 7 mins and serves both Whiteknights and London Road campuses
  • Cycle hire and lessons. Improve your confidence and skills at free weekly cycle skills sessions.
  • Excellent trains, including season ticket loans and discounts available for staff
  • Car club hire on campus. Hire a car by the hour with Co-wheels
  • Walking distance in to town
  • Get fit cycling and walking


Route improvements

The Maintenance team have widened the path between Eat@Square and Chemistry for shared users to encourage walking and cycling on campus. The improvements have been a result of the feedback from previous Travel surveys. For more information on route improvements and sharing spaces safely.

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