08 January 2021
The theme for this week's Quest is "Nuclear Newbury". We look back to a simple time before global warming and pandemics, a time when all we had worry about was global nuclear annihilation.... 4 road routes and 2 dirty chai!
20 November 2020
The theme for this weeks Quest is The Kennet and Avon Canal. This 87 mile long jewel in West Berkshire's crown runs from Reading to Bristol & has a history that stretches 300 years. At either end of those 300 years are two West Berkshire residents who were vital to the success of the canal.
13 November 2020
Cycling for all - Tandem Fundraising project. Newbury Velo is committed to making cycling available to everyone and part of that vision is to provide facilities to allow those that cannot cycle alone the thrill of cycling
05 November 2020
We'll be looking at the earliest written mention of West Berkshire where Speen (Spenae) gets a mention in 150AD during the reign of Roman Emperor Antoninus. This jewel in West Berkshires crown was noted as being a small settlement and crossing point for the River Lambourn. Speen (Spinis/Spenae) is derived from the Latin meaning "thorney place". The route will go near the crossing of the River Lambourn on the Oxford road.