Ride Start Points

Ride Start Points

All start points for rides are within easy cycling distance from Reading town centre. All have adjacent car parking.

The Fountain

This is on Thames Side Promenade, RG1 8BD, between the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Reading Rowing Club boathouse upstream from the south end of Caversham bridge. Free parking available. OS Grid Ref: Sheet 175 / 710746.  Nearest railway station is Reading.

Earley (Earley Retreat PH)

Rides sometimes start here, particularly if they are heading south. We meet at the cycle racks outside the entrance to the Earley Retreat Pub, Chalfont Close , RG6 5HZ.  This is in the car park for the library, Church and the Earley Retreat PH on the north side of Asda. OS Grid Ref: Sheet 175 / 743702

Dinton Pastures

Dinton Pastures Country Park is just off the B3030 north of Winnersh, RG10 0TH. We meet in the main car park outside the Dragonfly Café. There is a charge for car parking (£6.00 for 4 hours+ (Jan 2016)). Nearby railway station (Reading/Waterloo line) is Winnersh. OS Grid Ref: Sheet 175 / 784717


We meet in the car park at east end of Theale High Street, RG7 5AL. Easily reached over M4 footbridge near junction 12. Car park charges apply (£0.90 for 2 hours+ (Nov 2014)). OS Grid Ref: Sheet 175 / 646714

Prospect Park

We meet in the car park in Prospect Park. The entrance is from Liebenrood Road which runs between Bath Road and Tilehurst Road in West Reading. OS Grid Ref: Sheet 175 / 692728