I had a busy day on Saturday taking part in both Reading RESCUE and the cycle demo.
We met at the bottom of Cholmeley Road in East Reading at 10 AM and litter picked the Thames Side, the Kennet Side and the Coal Wood. We also cleared an alley in Manchester Road.
The weather was far better than the previous RESCUE event that I attended when it snowed! It was great to see lots of people out and about making a difference tidying up the area. The find of the day, from Green councillor Jamie Whitham, was an ornamental Samurai sword!
Reading RESCUE before tidy up photo:
Reading RESCUE after tidy up photo:
Jamie with ornamental Samurai sword photo:
Next I headed off to the Reading Cycle Campaign demo only to find it had been cancelled. Fortunately and coincidentally there was a leisure ride taking place around the cycling facilities in the town centre. So I joined this instead. The number of cyclists who were taking part – 108 – showed the strength of feeling that there is still some way to go to improve cycling facilities around the town.
Cycling along the north side of the Thames:
I got home at about 2 PM for a well earned rest.