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Welcome to Readybike

ReadyBike is Reading’s bike hire scheme which is a part of a Reading Borough Council programme to improve sustainable transport options in and around the town.


Here you can : 

  • JOIN for casual use or as an annual member
  • SEE the map of all available docking stations and bikes
  • LOG ON to your account and top up
  • BROWSE latest news and promotions

Want to see a short introductory video on how to use Readybike ? Click here

Are you part of an organisation or company in Reading? Organisations can also take advantage of the corporate membership schemes available. Please click here for more information.

Join us on Facebook and or Twitter, and keep up to date on latest news and updates.


For more information on cycling in Reading please go to Reading Borough Council's own cycling page here 
We hope you have a fun and safe time cycling in Reading.


Readybike is a project part funded by the Dept for Transport , and operated by Hourbike Ltd.


Tariffs and prices

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DetailsDetailsNameNameFree period of useFree period of useMinimal balanceMinimal balanceMax. rentalsMax. rentalsContract LengthContract LengthPricePriceSign UpSign Up
Casual subscription for 1 bike. 5 min £1 1 bike 1 year £1 Sign Up
Casual subscription for 2 bikes. 5 min £2 2 bikes 1 year £2 Sign Up
Casual subscription for 3 bikes. 5 min £3 3 bikes 1 year £3 Sign Up
Casual subscription for 4 bikes. 5 min £4 4 bikes 1 year £4 Sign Up
Annual subscription for 1 bike 30 min £1 1 bike 1 year £51 Sign Up
Annual subscription for 2 bikes. 30 min £1 2 bikes 1 year £102 Sign Up
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Map of Stations

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Basingstoke Road82
Bridge Street73
Broad Street82
Broad Street Mall64
Brook Drive812
Caversham Centre70
Christchurch Green46
Christchurch Meadows82
Earley Station44
Hills Meadow28
Kennet Island37
Lime Square37
Longwater Avenue37
Madejski Stadium317
Oracle Riverside64
Palmer Park73
Reading College55
Reading Rowing Club82
Reading Station North515
Reading Station South154
Royal Berkshire Hospital55
Thames Valley Park713
Town Hall Square28
UoR London Road55
UoR Whiteknights614
UoR Whiteknights Earley Gate55
Waterside Centre (TVP)19
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