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Archives for October 2012

70 arrests in one week as police crack down on cycle theft across Greater LondonPublished: 3:32pm 26 October 2012

More than 70 arrests were made last week as a result of increased activity as part of Project Cycle Ops, a partnership between Transport for London, the police and cycling groups to tackle cycle theft from public places.
Officers from the TfL...

Transport for London must consider Dutch solution to make Waterloo roundabout safePublished: 2:30pm 26 October 2012

LCC is asking Transport for London to go back to the drawing board with its design for Waterloo roundabout, and to announce a timetable for a complete overhaul of this major junction to make it safe and inviting for all Londoners to cycle.
We w...

A London cyclo-cross champion shares the thrills of racing his bike through mud and snowPublished: 10:11pm 23 October 2012

London cyclo-cross champion (and artist) Matthew Webber gives us pilot's-eye view of what it's like to take part in this thrilling and rewarding winter sport.
This article first appeared in the April-May 2012 issue of our membership magazine, L...

Conference calls for London's political leaders to implement continental cycling facilitiesPublished: 3:53pm 19 October 2012

On Thursday 18 October a packed Love London, Go Dutch conference heard calls for London’s politicians to show strong leadership in creating a genuine cycling revolution in the capital.
The 150-delegate conference saw one of the broadest r...

Transport for London and Dutch infrastructure experts join forces for street design workshopPublished: 3:06pm 12 October 2012

On Wednesday 17 October 2012, street designers from Transport for London and local councils will work together with Dutch experts, as well as cycling and walking campaigners, to look at how an important central London location could be redesigne...

LCC encourages students to get on their bikes with autumn university cycle promotion eventsPublished: 4:01pm 5 October 2012

This autumn we're visiting universities all over Greater London to help encourage students and staff cycle in London. So whether you’re new to the city or an experienced cyclist looking to freshen up your skills, we’re here to h...

Cyclists say redesign of Lambeth Bridge roundabout must follow Go Dutch principlesPublished: 3:31pm 5 October 2012

We’re calling for a Dutch-style roundabout (pictured above) to be installed where Lambeth Bridge meets Embankment in preference to the inadequate solution proposed by Transport for London as part of its Junctions Review.
The current layou...

Daughter of Bow victim joins cyclists calling for scrapping of Richmond cycle-lane removal planPublished: 3:14pm 5 October 2012

Alex Dorling, whose father Brian was killed at Bow roundabout last year, has joined Richmond Cycling Campaign in accusing the council of disregarding cyclist safety and ignoring public opinion for proposing the removal of a mandatory cycle lane ...

Six-day Cycle to Cannes charity launched with new sponsors for 2013Published: 11:05am 5 October 2012

The eighth Cycle to Cannes six-day charity ride will take place from 7-12 March 2013, with 80 high-flyers from the world of property riding from London to Cannes, arriving in time for the MIPIM International Real Estate Conference.
The ride was...

Transport for London puts tough 'safer lorries' conditions in all transport supplier contractsPublished: 7:56pm 4 October 2012

Thanks to lobbying from the London Cycling Campaign, a measure has been introduced to improve the safety of thousands of daily bicycle journeys in the capital.
LCC's Charlie Lloyd said, "We're delighted Transport for London and the GLA have fol...