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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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Contact us if your company would like to purchase some Readybike hours, pre-loaded onto branded contactless RFID cards for staff to use. Min purchase 1 hour per card, rfid cards are charged at £3 each. Max simultaneous rentals 1 per card.
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Map of Stations

Station occupancy

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Basingstoke Road82
Bridge Street37
Broad Street010
Broad Street Mall46
Brook Drive515
Caversham Centre25
Christchurch Green46
Christchurch Meadows55
Earley Station62
Hills Meadow55
Kennet Island73
Lime Square73
Longwater Avenue55
Madejski Stadium515
Oracle Riverside82
Palmer Park64
Reading College64
Reading Rowing Club19
Reading Station North911
Reading Station South154
Royal Berkshire Hospital82
Thames Valley Park317
Town Hall Square55
UoR London Road55
UoR Whiteknights713
UoR Whiteknights Earley Gate64
Waterside Centre (TVP)37
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