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Archives for November 2009

All community groups invited to Xmas lights ride!!!Published: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

To celebrate a successful year with many exciting and innovative community cycling initiatives, the London Cycling Campaign is inviting all current and past community groups to join us on a Xmas Lights ride.Meet us on Thursday 17th December at 3.3...

Saga of stolen bike being recovered is played out 'live' on internetPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

photo This picture was posted on the LFGSS forum while the stolen bike was being recovered by the ownerThe story of a London cyclist being reunited with her stolen bike was played out in real time on an internet forum, with photos and posts updat...

Cyclehoop bike parking shortlisted for prestigious business awardPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

photo The Cyclehoop allows cyclists to lock both bicycle wheels and frame to typical street furnitureInnovative cycle parking design company Cyclehoop has been shortlisted for New Product of the Year by the Growing Business Awards. Designer Anthon...

BBC Watchdog programme and EU highlight dangers of 'flat-pack' bikesPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

Self-assembly bikes are dangerous and inappropriate for their target market BBC's Watchdog programme has claimed.Presenter John Humphries used volunteers to show how difficult it is for non-experts to assemble flat-pack bikes.The bikes, which com...

New York City cycling increases by two thirds in two yearsPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

photo Adding cycle lanes to New York City's streets has reallocated road space away from cars towards bikes Cycling in New York has risen by 66% since 2007, according to a survey released by the US Department of Transportation. This rise is attrib...

Brixton removes one-way system to benefit walkers and cyclistsPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

Photo Wider bus lanes, more crossings, and two-way traffic should make Brixton more people-friendlyAfter over a decade of campaigning by Lambeth Cyclists (the local LCC group) and other organisations, traffic on Brixton Hill outside the town hall ...

Merton Council and police organise cyclist-HGV awareness eventsPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

photo Two events are taking place that allow cyclists to view the road through the mirrors of an HGVTwo road-safety events have been organised to highlight the dangers of heavy goods vehicles to London cyclists. Cement company Cemex has lent a lor...

Fatality raises concerns over vulnerability of cyclists in motorcycle collisionsPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

photo The public consultation on the bus lanes trial runs until 5 January 2010, so have your sayAfter the recent death of a cyclist in a collision with a motorbike, LCC is urging people to make their views known on the motorbikes in bus lanes tria...

Win the Raleigh children's bike of your (or your little one's) dreamsPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

Nottingham bike manufacturer Raleigh has started advertising on TV again, and to celebrate it's running a free competition so kids can win the 'bike of their dreams'. Follow this link to enter the competition to win a Raleigh children's bike. The ...

LCC-associated cycle trainers up for Green Guardian AwardPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

Cyclists are being encouraged to vote for the  Pedal4Health cycle-training organisation in the Green Guardian awards.Pedal4Health, which has strong links to LCC's community cycling team and Merton Cycling Campaign, was founded by cycle trainer Fr...

Secure residential bike parking system gets LCC insurer's approvalPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

 Protect-a-Cycle The Protect-a-Cycle bicycle storage system has been approved by LCC's cycle insurance provider Butterworth Spengler.Typically, insurance companies require minimum standards of locking and storage before they'll validate a ...

Richmond schoolkids race against mountain bike champ Jody CrawforthPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

photo A pupil from Orleans Park School, Twickenham, tries out the Herne Hill off-road courseThanks to the LCC local group in the borough of Richmond pupils from Orleans Park School, Twickenham, cycling club raced against professional mountain bike...

LCC helps Wandsworth estate put on fabulous residents' cycling partyPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

photo Local kids pose with cycle mechanic Marcus Ahmad at the Wandsworth estate's bike week eventA Wandsworth housing association put on a successful bike week event for hundreds of residents of the Arragon Estate.Belinda Sinclair, a member of the...

Bike experts social enterprise receive business award at 10 Downing StreetPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

Angela Smith, Minister for the Third Sector, at BikeworksBikeworks, an East London bike specialist, won this year’s Best New Social Enterprise award for England.On Wednesday 19th November, Gordon Brown presented the award to the Bikeworks crew at ...

EcoLocalPublished: 12:00am 19 Nov 2009

'Get Cycling' sessions for adults and all ability cyclingSince 2008, EcoLocal has helped hundreds of people from Sutton to become more confident cyclists and improve their cycling skills.EcoLocal is offering access to cycling for those who were pr...

Police project for deaf children among the winners of the London Cycling Awards 2009Published: 12:00am 19 Nov 2009

photos Belinda Sinclair Winners of the Best Project for Young People, the Regent’s Park Safer Parks TeamAn innovative project run by the police teaching deaf children to cycle was one of the five winners in this year’s London Cycling Awards.Other ...

Cyclists advised to stay safe in London's parks at nightPublished: 12:00am 11 Nov 2009

A double warning is going out to London cyclists, to make sure they're properly visible in parks at night, and to be cautious riding through secluded areas in the dark.LCC has heard of cyclists being knocked off their bikes when riding through sec...

Record number of nominations for London Cycling AwardsPublished: 12:00am 11 Nov 2009

The London Cycling Awards continue to go from strength to strength in 2009, with a record number of nominations this year.Hundreds of projects in schools, workplaces and local communities around the city are encouraging more Londoners to enjoy cyc...

Take action to save axed police lorry-safety expertsPublished: 12:00am 11 Nov 2009

LCC is calling on cyclists to urge their local MP to support an Early Day Motion to halt the disbanding of London's specialist lorry-safety police unit.The mayor was strongly criticised for his decision to disband the Commercial Vehicle Education ...

Have your say on Transport for London's Cycle Safety Action PlanPublished: 12:00am 11 Nov 2009

photo Danny McL/Flickr The Cycle Safety Action Plan is a long way from being a complete solutionLCC is asking cyclists to respond to Transport for London's Cycle Safety Action Plan by asking for more effective solutions to the problem of cyc...

Cyclists angry at coroner's report on Goswell Rd lorry deathPublished: 12:00am 11 Nov 2009

Friends of Rebecca Goosen, the cyclist killed by a cement lorry last April, are angry after the coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death.The anger comes after the coroner failed to recognise that lorry drivers should take extra care when dri...

Change to LCC annual general meeting venuePublished: 12:00am 11 Nov 2009

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Due to the unexpectedly high demand from members registering for the AGM, the Chair has exercised his right to ensure the safety and comfort of attendees by changing the previously advertised venue.The LCC AGM will n...

Cycle lanes and parking rival tube stations in boosting property pricesPublished: 12:00am 05 Nov 2009

Provision of bike parking and cycle lanes now rival proximity of tube stations and car parking in boosting property prices, according to estate agents.The article in the Evening Standard says people in their twenties and thirties are no longer cho...

Major cycle parking overhaul completed at Liverpool Street StationPublished: 03:31pm 03 Nov 2009

photo The new racks at Liverpool St station have doubled the cycle parking provisionInstallation of new two-tier cycle racks have doubled Liverpool St station’s cycle-parking capacity, with the new facility increasing provision from 116 bikes to 2...

Cycle To Work Guarantee scheme could do more for employeesPublished: 03:22pm 03 Nov 2009

The Department for Transport has launched a new scheme to encourage employers to be more cycle-friendly.Employers are being encouraged to sign the voluntary Cycle To Work Guarantee scheme. Signators pledge to provide better cycle facilities for st...

Government departments shun Cycle To Work schemePublished: 12:00am 03 Nov 2009

Over 200,000 government employees are being deprived the opportunity to buy a subsidised bicycle through the government's own Cycle To Work scheme.The Department for Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Department for Work and Pen...

LCC has ten copies of Green Living guide to give awayPublished: 05:11pm 02 Nov 2009

LCC has ten copies of Green Living, a guide on how to save money and the environment, to give away. With some shocking facts about our impact on the environment, it is designed with the information and motivation required to help you lead a greene...