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Archives for January 2014

LCC welcomes Mayor's call for improved lorry safety but also calls for Direct Vision lorries and driver trainingPublished: 2:28pm 30 January 2014

The London Cycling Campaign has welcome the Mayor’s announcement to put his weight behind London Council’s proposals to make all lorries in London safer for cyclists and pedestrians.
The new regulations would remove from London stre...

Putting the ‘Bee’ in Beer with Hiver Published: 1:41pm 30 January 2014

After a long January, that’s probably been ‘dry’ for quite a few of our members (where alcohol is concerned anyway!) we thought we’d bring you a money-saving offer on something in February that we all enjoy afte...

Advertising Standards Authority withdraws ban on tv ads promoting cyclingPublished: 12:38pm 30 January 2014

 
Can you spot the "harmful and irresponsible" element in this picture?
In a rapid response to overwhelming public and political pressure the Adverstising Standards Authority have withdrawn their ban on television ads promoting cycilng and ...

Training workshops to boost CCFL's community cycling projects Published: 3:38pm 29 January 2014

This week, project leaders, staff and volunteers of this year’s Community Cycling Fund for London (CCFL) projects attended the first session of a programme of training workshops funded by Transport for London and organised by the Lond...

Victory for London Cycling Campaign as Mayor agrees to 20mph speed limit on Blackfriars and London BridgesPublished: 3:14pm 29 January 2014

After years of campaigning by the London Cycling Campaign and many others, the Mayor Boris Johnson has finally agreed to a 20mph speed limit on Blackfriars Bridge, as well as across London Bridge.
An 18-month trial expected to start soon will s...

London Cycling Campaign link up with innocent to start a Chain of GoodPublished: 12:20pm 29 January 2014

Keep your eyes peeled as you’re biking around London over the next couple of weeks as smoothie kings, innocent, are hitting the streets. They’ll be dotted around the capital ready to brighten up people’s days with pop-up musica...

Enjoy a discount on a Yoga for Cyclists Workshop with your LCC membership Published: 4:58pm 28 January 2014

We love riding our bikes around the capital, but some of these trips might leave your heart racing. What better way to experience some peace and calm than with a yoga workshop? and even better - it's for cyclists!
For over 12 years, Nikita Akilap...

Cycling and ArtPublished: 12:43pm 28 January 2014

Anne-Sophie Cochevelou is a young designer and recent graduate with an MA in Performance Practice & Design from Central St. Martin's College - having come along to one of our London by Cycle events she agreed to share her thoughts on the links...

Love makes the wheels go round: LCC & Divine Chocolate this Valentine's DayPublished: 4:51pm 27 January 2014

This Valentine’s Day, we have joined up with wonderful independent chocolate company, Divine, to give our supporters the chance to share their love of LCC by buying a gift membership for someone special, with a free 100g bar of delicious Div...

We support cyclist-specific low-level traffic lights but remind Mayor they alone can't make Bow roundabout safePublished: 10:20am 27 January 2014

The London Cycling Campaign has restated our support for the use of cyclist-specific low-level traffic lights (a Dutch example is pictured above), but has reminded the Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London that use of these lights alone c...

LCC local group meetings to decide our Space for Cycling local election campaign demandsPublished: 4:14pm 23 January 2014

Space for Cycling -2014 Local Elections Campaign

We’re planning for 2014 to be a milestone year for the London Cycling Campaign. We’re organising a hugely ambitious campaign to put safe space for cycling on the agenda of thousands o...

Bike maintenance workshop for secondary school childrenPublished: 10:43am 23 January 2014

 
Wednesday 15th January saw our first London Cycling Mechanics workshop of the year take place at Haydon School, Pinner. 
Our Cycling Projects team had been liaising with the school for a number of months, providing advice and as...

Successful Space for Cycling activist event in Shoreditch helps build volunteer networks and skillsPublished: 3:21pm 22 January 2014

On Saturday 18th January LCC hosted a Space for Cycling Activist Workshop at Amnesty UK’s Human Rights Action Centre, for members and supporters who will be helping us with our ambitious new campaign ahead of the London Local Elections.
T...

Minister for Cycling clarifies pavement cycling advice after 1057 fines in LondonPublished: 4:45pm 16 January 2014

Robert Goodwill, Minister for Cycling
After the Met Police's seven-week Operation Safeway to reduce lawless behaviour on the roads led to 1057 cyclists being issued with fixed penalty notices for pavement cycling the Minister for Cycling Robert ...

London Cycling Campaign encourages all Londoners to comment on Westminster Council's inadequate cycling strategyPublished: 2:04pm 16 January 2014

We're urging our supporters to respond to Westminster Council's consultation on its Cycling Strategy before the deadline on Monday 20 January.
At present, the strategy fails to provide a blueprint for improving the borough's inadequate cycling ...

Get your workplace up to speed with a London Cycling Workshop Published: 12:47pm 15 January 2014

If you're looking to inspire your organisation through cycling and engage with those already commuting by bike; or perhaps you’re an employee who would like to see cycling supported within your workplace? London Cycling Campaign’s Cycl...

Membership offers round up Published: 5:22pm 14 January 2014

Here's a reminder of some great discounts available to LCC members that are still running as part of our '12 Days of Christmas' offer, plus a few other recent ones that you still have time to enjoy. For full information on how ...

Cycling facilities at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are a massively wasted opportunity, typified by the fact that the entrance is a staircasePublished: 3:05pm 10 January 2014

This staircase is the main western cycling entrance to the the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in NE London 
Cycle across Victoria Park, over the cycling and pedestrian bridge to Hackney Wick, down Wallis Road and you arrive at the main weste...

Product review: Sealskinz Ultra Grip glovesPublished: 5:27pm 8 January 2014

SEALSKINZ Ultra Grip Glove£32.50www.sealskinz.com

Like many mountain bikers, we've been fans of Sealskinz socks for a very long time. Few proper bike shoes are truly waterproof, so it's become second nature to slip on a pair of Sealskinz ...

There can only be one Winner - The Space for Cycling Local SurveyPublished: 2:18pm 8 January 2014

 
At the end of last year we asked you to tell us about local barriers to cycling to help us with our Space for cycling campaign, offering one lucky respondent the chance to win a Pinnacle bike worth up to £450, provided by our Campaig...

Book Review: Cycling Northern FrancePublished: 8:42pm 7 January 2014

 
Cycling Northern France£16.95 Richard Peace & Andrew Stevenson
www.excellentbooks.co.uk 

If you're spending your winter evenings thinking about sunny holidays in the future, then this guidebook could be the perfect ...

Voice of the Month: Ashok SinhaPublished: 8:28pm 7 January 2014

LCC's chief executive Ashok Sinha looks ahead to another great year for cycling and asks for your support to grow the Space for Cycling campaign

It’s fantastic weather for cycling at the moment! No, it really is. So what if the capricious...

Best Rides: Olympic Park architecturePublished: 7:48pm 7 January 2014

View QE Olympic Park ride in a larger map
Tom Bogdanowicz, author of the London Cycling Guide – the best-selling guide to bike rides in the capital – tours the architectural masterpieces in the QEII Olympic Park, along a route th...

Lewisham Cycle Loan SchemePublished: 5:31pm 7 January 2014

 
Lewisham leads the way with successful cycle loan scheme
As the benefits of cycling to society and individuals become more apparent, local councils are looking at ways to encourage more people to cycle. In many European cities cycling is ...

Bike Review: Decathlon Matex B'Fold 5 Published: 2:57pm 6 January 2014

DECATHLON Matex B'Fold 5 £169.99
www.decathalon.co.uk

Decathalon has a reputation for providing great bikes at impressively low prices, and this Matex B'Fold continues that theme. For a penny short of £170 you get a smart fold...

The Mayor's answers to cycling questionsPublished: 5:24pm 3 January 2014

Below you’ll find Mayor Boris Johnson’s written responses to the questions relating to cycling tabled at the December 2013 session of Mayor’s Question Time. The Mayor provides written answers to those questions that are not posed...

London Cycling Campaign calls for government and private sector to make 'direct vision' lorries standard on city streetsPublished: 4:06pm 3 January 2014

The London Cycling Campaign is calling on government and the private sector to do everything in their power to make direct vision lorries the only type of lorry in urban streets.
These lorries - such as the Mercedes Econic model (pictured above...