13 June 2013
Participants cycle a 40-mile route from London to Reading for the British Heart Foundation, in partnership with CTC and Reading Borough Council.

Cyclists participated in the London to Reading cycling event on 28 April to support the British Heart Foundation, in conjunction with CTC and Reading Borough Council.

The event, which spanned over 40 miles and hit destinations like Windsor and Henley, was intended to promote cycling as a heart-healthy form of exercise and transportation.

Upon completion of the ride, cyclists were presented with a medal of completion and a goodie bag complete with a water bottle, energy gel and promotional material for future rides and cycling events in Reading.

In addition, a Dr Bike station was set up to assist cyclists with any repairs or maintenance on their bikes as well as a cycle train to help returning cyclists find their way to Reading station safely.

One participant found the event to be very effective in improving his use of cycling as a form of exercise.  “The London to Reading bike ride was a great event, picturesque scenery, nice atmosphere…and a bike, all for a good cause.  The perfect way to spend a Sunday morning,” he said. “Really looking forward to the start of a sunny summer of cycling around Reading.”

For a video of the ride, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FiDS6w9j2g&feature=youtu.be [2].