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Archives for November 2013

Cycling protestors organise 'die-in' outside Transport for London office in Southwark on Friday 29 NovemberPublished: 10:31am 29 Nov 2013

A group of cyclists calling for changes to the conditions for cycling in Greater London have organised a "die-in" outside Transport for London's Palestra office in Southwark at 5pm on Friday 29 November 2013.
5pm-6.30pmTransport for London197 B...

Tell us about local barriers to cycling to help our Space for Cycling campaign and win a Pinnacle bikePublished: 03:40pm 28 Nov 2013

Tell us about the barriers to cycling in your local area and you could win a fabulous Pinnacle road bike or hybrid (worth up to £450), kindly donated by Space for Cycling supporter Evans Cycles.
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London Cycling Campaign announces Evans Cycles as supporter of our Space for Cycling 2014 local election campaignPublished: 02:56pm 28 Nov 2013

The London Cycling Campaign is delighted to announce that Evans Cycles has become an official supporter of our Space for Cycling 2014 local election campaign.
Our Space for Cycling campaign aims to convince every candidate in the May 2014 local...

LCC condemns heavy-handed policing and poor safety advice being given out to cyclistsPublished: 02:12pm 28 Nov 2013

The London Cycling Campaign is calling on the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to provide better guidance for police officers who've been encouraged to hand out poor safety advice to cyclists in central London.
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Two-wheeled travel in Europe has never been so glamorous than with these Rapha City Cycling GuidesPublished: 05:11pm 26 Nov 2013

Thames & Hudson have teamed up with Europe's most sophisticated cycling brand, Rapha Racing, to create the City Cycling Europe series. London Cycling Campaign members looking for a Christmas gift for a bicycle loving buddy, or...

A Space for Cycling campaign organiser explains why she volunteered to be part our our 2014 local election campaignPublished: 03:18pm 26 Nov 2013

Hello Kristen, please tell us a bit about yourself?
I'm Kristen Fuller, 34 years old, living in SE London and working full-time in central London. I work in the food industry, and love dining out and cooking myself. Travelling is a real passion...

Cycling protestors organise 'die-in' outside Transport for London office in Southwark on Friday 29 NovemberPublished: 12:44pm 26 Nov 2013

A group of cyclists calling for changes to the conditions for cycling in Greater London have organised a "die-in" outside Transport for London's Palestra office in Southwark at 5pm on Friday 29 November 2013.
5pm-6.30pmTransport for London197 B...

Bikes, Christmas and Coffee come together in Shoreditch for Spin X LCF Xmas Published: 03:14pm 20 Nov 2013

Cycling and a good cup of coffee are a well-paired couple, and the organisers of Spin LDN - the Urban Cycle Show organisers, join forces with the London Coffee Festival for a ground breaking and original event at The Yard, Shoreditch from Friday 2...

London Assembly and cycling business support LCC demo outside City Hall calling for immediate Superhighway 2 upgradePublished: 11:15am 20 Nov 2013

This morning at 9am, the London Cycling Campaign were joined outside City Hall by Assembly Members from all four main political parties, including the chairs of the London Assembly Transport Committee, demanding immediate action to make the Cycl...

London Cycling Campaign condemns victim-blaming after sixth London cycling death in two weeksPublished: 12:21pm 19 Nov 2013

The London Cycling Campaign has condemned the widespread victim-blaming after the sixth London cycling death in two weeks, after Mayor Boris Johnson used the issue of cyclists wearing headphones to deflect attention away from his inaction on junct...

London cycling death toll is utterly intolerablePublished: 06:09pm 14 Nov 2013

Opinion piece by LCC Chief Executive Ashok Sinha
(First appearead in the Guardian Bike Blog on 14th November 2013.)
 
Shocked. Appalled. Angry. As a cycling campaigner you steel yourself for the news of yet another cyclist being killed or ...

London Cycling Campaign calls on supporters to email Mayor with demand to upgrade CS2 to continental standardsPublished: 03:05pm 14 Nov 2013

Responding to the fact that five Londoners have died cycling on our city streets in the last nine days, the London Cycling Campaign is calling on Mayor Boris Johnson to take immediate action to improve cycle safety.
We've created an email actio...

1000 Londoners at Bow roundabout pay tribute to fallen cyclists and tell Mayor it's time for changePublished: 10:46pm 13 Nov 2013

One thousand Londoners joined the London Cycling Campaign's protest at Bow earlier this evening to send a message to Mayor Boris Johnson that cycling deaths in the city are unacceptable, and that flawed junctions like Bow roundabout must be rede...

LCC urges Londoners to join Space for Cycling protest at Bow roundabout tonight calling for Mayor to take immediate action to make cycling safePublished: 12:31pm 13 Nov 2013

Space for Cycling protest, 13th November 2013
The London Cycling Campaign is calling on all Londoners to join our Space for Cycling protest at Bow roundabout tonight (details below), organised in response to yet another death at the failed junc...

Major success for LCC as Mayor opens Dutch-style extension to Superhighway 2 and promises substantial upgrade to inner sectionPublished: 06:01pm 06 Nov 2013

Today, the London Cycling Campaign hailed a major success as Mayor Boris Johnson (pictured above) opened the Dutch-style extension of Cycle Superhighway 2 from Bow to Stratford (read more) and committed to upgrade the inner section to a much hig...

Lewisham is the latest London council to take giant strides to reduce lorry danger to cyclingPublished: 03:47pm 06 Nov 2013

LCC's Mike Cavenett explains the significance of yet another council adopting our Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling pledge
Being a cycling campaigner can be frustrating work. The areas in which we operate – political, civil service and transpo...

Bike review: Mango FresherPublished: 02:46pm 05 Nov 2013

MANGO FRESHER£309www.mangobikes.co.uk

Unlike the vast majority of bikes tested by the London Cyclist team which are sourced direct from a manufacturer or distributor, the Mango came via a different route – as a present from friends ...

Book review: Srampagmano TalesPublished: 02:24pm 05 Nov 2013

Srampagmano Tales £6.99Scarlett Parker 

Scarlett Parker’s Srampagmano Tales is written in the style of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, with the same rhyme and structure. However, while the medieval pilgrims set off ...

Voice of the Month: Dan BarnesPublished: 11:42am 05 Nov 2013

Newest member of the LCC Board of Trustees, Dan Barnes, explains how he got involved in campaigning and his hope to broaden LCC's supporter base  

My involvement with the London Cycling Campaign began in February 2011, when a close friend,...

Best Rides: Parks and green spaces of south-west LondonPublished: 05:47pm 04 Nov 2013

The borough of Richmond has some of the country’s finest parks and manor houses. Paul Luton from Richmond Cycling Campaign leads this scenic tour.

For a downloadable map, click here.
WHAT WILL I SEE?This south-western corner of London of...

Product reviews: Cycling CapesPublished: 04:57pm 04 Nov 2013

Traditional cycling capes have had a noticeable revival in recent years, as new designers address the challenge of how everyday cyclists can keep warm and dry. Capes are handy for throwing on for short journeys or those of us who wear skirts or sm...

Manchester makes strides with mass ridePublished: 12:25pm 04 Nov 2013

 
With our Space for Cycling 2014 campaign gaining momentum, we look at how the message and #space4cycling have spread nationally since London Cycling Campaign’s three summer rides. This first-hand report from Kristina Ella Gjerding - ...