Barclays Cycle Hire and Tower Hamlets projects triumph in 2010 London Cycling Awards

Barclays Cycle Hire, the mass cycle hire scheme in Central London, is the winner of this years’ coveted London Cycling Award for Best Cycle Facility. Three of the other five main awards in 2010 were given to projects based in Tower Hamlets. Tower Hamlets Cycling Club won the highly contested award for Best Community Cycling Initiative. The Streets of Growth bike recycling project bike based in Tower Hamlets won the Best Cycling Initiative for Children or Young People category and The Tower Hamlets Cycle User Group, set up by Tower Hamlets Council won the Best Workplace Cycling Initiative award.

There were two joint winners in the new Best Non-Competitive Cycling Event category – Teddington Bike to Work week organised by the Teddington Travel to Work Network and the Friday Night Ride to the Coast organised by Simon Legg.

London Cyclist magazine presented a special award to the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham for their cyclist awareness programme for lorry drivers.

Barclays Cycle Hire outdistanced other highly rated infrastructure projects like the Ravensbourne Greenway, Cyclehoops in Camden and the City of London’s two-way cycling streets and Mansion House gyratory removal.

The Chair of judges, Clare Neely said “The record number of nominations this year shows how many good initiatives there are out there. The cycle hire scheme is well known to most Londoners but the other winners and shortlisted projects are great examples of what can be easily replicated across London in schools, communities and workplaces.”

LCC organises the awards to spread best practice across the capital and beyond.

The London Cycling Awards were kindly supported in 2010 by Butterworth Spengler Insurance.

For details of winning and shortlisted projects follow this link.