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Archives for October 2010

Global review of evidence concludes that speed cameras workPublished: 3:17pm 28 October 2010

A global review of speed camera effectiveness has concluded they are "a worthwhile intervention" for reducing serious injuries.
However, the review says more studies are needed to deduce exactly how effective speed cameras are.
Reductions in ave...

TfL launches lorry-safety programme amid calls for stronger measuresPublished: 11:00pm 27 October 2010

photo TfL should be encouraging councils to adopt cycle training for lorry drivers. Sign LCC's petition
 

 
LCC has welcomed Transport for London's new awareness programme for lorry drivers and cyclists, but:

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Do you think Narrow Street is wide enough for bicycles?Published: 11:00pm 27 October 2010

photo This street is apparently too narrow for bicycles? Tell us what you think using our poll on the right
 

 
Some residents of Narrow Street in East London have attracted astonishment from cyclists after claiming that thei...

Hounslow LCC group appeals for volunteers to boost local cyclingPublished: 11:00pm 27 October 2010

Moves are afoot to invigorate cycling in Hounslow, with the local branch of LCC appealing for volunteers to work on local campaigns, as well as organise rides and events. 
A successful social organised by Ashley Stanton of the Hounslow Cycli...

London cyclists gather to save the Herne Hill Velodrome in south LondonPublished: 11:00pm 27 October 2010

photo Hundreds attended the Save The Velodrome public meeting at Dulwich College on 6 October 2010

 
 
The campaign to save the Herne Hill Velodrome is in full swing, and claiming its first success.
In early October, the Save...

Disappointment among cycling community at Cycling England chopPublished: 11:00pm 27 October 2010

photo Bikeability training for 300,000 children per year was a key Cycling England success story

There has been widespread disappointment at the decision to axe Cycling England, the body largely responsible for boosting cycle use in the UK.
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Killer lorry driver who failed eye test fined just £200Published: 11:00pm 27 October 2010

photo A lorry driver who failed an eye test shortly after running over a cyclist escaped with only a £200 fine

 
While cycling through Notting Hill Gate, Eilidh Cairns, 30, was hit and fatally injured by a tipper truck.
The young...

Bike recycling could be the next big thing in Greater LondonPublished: 11:00pm 27 October 2010

Brixton Low Carbon Zone - ‘Recycle a Cycle’
Lambeth Council is currently seeking expression of interest to tender for delivery of the ‘Brixton Low Carbon Zone Recycle a Cycle’ Project.
The project is part of the wider Bri...

North London film-maker wins TfL's Cycling Revolution film competitionPublished: 11:00pm 27 October 2010

video You can view this and other commended entries by clicking the above video twice

Cyclists have been enjoying the best entries to Transport for London's video competition, which challenged people to celebrate the spirit of cyc...

LCC welcomes Mayor's promise to expand London cycling programmesPublished: 11:00pm 19 October 2010

LCC has welcomed the Mayor's announcement that spending for London cycling projects will be maintained. 
The Cycle Hire and Superhighways schemes will both be expanded, as London cycling avoids the worst of the budget cuts.
LCC chief ...

LCC launches campaign with Cycle Parking 4 London websitePublished: 11:00pm 11 October 2010

photo Now Londoners can say where they want cycle parking at www.cycleparking4london.org.uk

 
LCC has launched its Cycle Parking 4 London campaign with a website that allows cyclists to indicate where they want cycle park...

Urgent Action: Take 10 minutes to protect city cyclingPublished: 11:00pm 11 October 2010

Write to your London Assembly Member asking them to do everything they can to protect cycling budgets from public expenditure cuts.Every day we read a new story about the cuts in public spending planned by the government. The Comprehensive Spendin...

A Visual Ride - Bike Photography by Diego MarandoPublished: 11:00pm 11 October 2010

As part of Photomonth, Diego Marando is exhibiting his photographs at Look Mum No Hands on Old Street from 15th to 31st October.
Diego’s exhibition ‘Visual Ride’ represents a visual journey on two wheels covering a Critical Mass...

ICAG opposes proposed new car parking spaces in Finsbury ParkPublished: 11:00pm 11 October 2010

The Islington Cyclists Action Group (ICAG) has responded to the Islington council’s proposal to create five football pitches and 83 car parking spaces in an open space in Finsbury Park which is currently free to use for the community.
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North London cycling club celebrates its first anniversaryPublished: 11:00pm 11 October 2010

The Trax Off Road Cycling Club in Tottenham is celebrating its one year anniversary with an Open House day and a Party in the Park.
The club is inviting the biking community to join them on Saturday 16th October from 12.30 to 3.30pm at the Lordsh...

Plan your cycle route on your mobilePublished: 11:00pm 11 October 2010

Cycle routing specialist, CycleStreets, have released a free route planning app for iPhones.
The app lets cyclists map routes anywhere in the UK and features a placefinder, a postcode search option and turn-by-turn directions.
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Ealing CC demands improved access to borough's busiest train stationPublished: 11:00pm 11 October 2010

The Ealing Cycling Campaign has staged a demo calling for improved access to Ealing Broadway station, the borough’s busiest train station.The protest in September was supported by local politicians and the general public who all want to see the im...

Get your bike security marked by the Cycle Task ForcePublished: 11:00pm 11 October 2010

As part of their campaign to improve cycle security across London, the Met Police's Cycle Task Force is offering free security marking and advice on how to register your bike.
Upcoming bike marking events:

19th Oct - 8am to 10am - Penton Stree...

One million Cycle Hire journeys show massive appetite for London cyclingPublished: 11:00pm 11 October 2010

photo London’s Cycle Hire scheme has hit the million-journey milestone just 10 weeks after its launch.
 

 
The Cycle Hire scheme has recorded its millionth journey, just over two months after it was introduced with near...

Trainee cycle mechanics in London eligible for government fundingPublished: 11:00pm 7 October 2010

photo Cycle Systems is hosting a party to tell industry and individuals about Governement-funded mechanic courses
 

 
Prospective cycle mechanics are being invited to an event at Cycle Systems Academy to see how they can now ...