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Archives for December 2013

Festive fun with our CycleSurgery competition Published: 11:25am 23 Dec 2013

As part of London Cycling Campaign's 12 Days of Christmas, our friends over at CycleSurgery ran a competition for three people to win a full bike service. In order to win we asked you to send in your best Christmas jokes. Our tummys were already h...

Beat those New Year's resolutions with cycling and an LCC membership Published: 04:40pm 19 Dec 2013

Forget the gym membership - get your bum on a saddle and join the London Cycling Campaign

With the indulgence of Christmas over, it’s time to start thinking about what 2014 will hold and the exciting prospect of a fresh year is at the fo...

Why I became a member of LCC Published: 04:31pm 19 Dec 2013

We’re giving our members the opportunity to tell the world why they joined LCC. First up is new member, Sally Hearn, from Peckham. If you’d like to share your story about joining LCC too, please email info@lcc.org.uk with ‘W...

LCC welcomes Central London Grid but emphasises need for safe and convenient junctions and high-quality routes that cater for all cycling abilitiesPublished: 01:11pm 19 Dec 2013

The London Cycling Campaign has welcomed Mayor Boris Johnson's draft proposal for a Central London Grid, but has warned that to be effective the routes must provide safe and convenient passage through junctions, along with cycling conditions thr...

Go Dutch goes EastPublished: 11:54am 19 Dec 2013

LCC campaigners Charlie Lloyd and Mike Cavenett cast their critical eyes over the newly-built extension of Cycle Superhighway 2 from Bow to Stratford.

2m-wide cycle lanes protected by kerbs provide a safer and more comfortable experience than d...

2014 Campaign - Space for CyclingPublished: 10:58am 19 Dec 2013

Our Space for Cycling local election campaign is all about local issues. So how do you go about identifying problems in your neighbourhood?

We’re planning for 2014 to be a milestone year for the London Cycling Campaign. We’re organi...

Product reviews: Rechargeable bike lightsPublished: 05:20pm 17 Dec 2013

For regular cyclists, rechargeable lights are the simplest and most economical choice. Modern lights now range from £20 for 'get you home' blinkers to £500 for full off-road race sets. Here we test models from £32 to £110 &...

Interview: Chris Boardman MBEPublished: 12:10pm 17 Dec 2013

He's won Olympic gold, held world records, worn the yellow jersey at the Tour de France and launched a successful bike brand, but these days Chris Boardman is making headlines for his cycling activism work. He speaks to London Cyclist editor, John...

'BikeGrid' in Zone 1 could transform public spacesPublished: 02:59pm 16 Dec 2013

Back in 2009, LCC published plans for a Zone 1 BikeGrid, a badly needed cycle network  for central London which could be implemented quickly and at relatively low cost. Here's the article as originally published in March 2009. In March 2013, ...

Great Christmas gift ideas for cyclists from London Cycling Campaign's shop Published: 05:46pm 12 Dec 2013

It's half way to Christmas day, as notified by the advent calendar this morning. If this thought fills you with dread because you've not done any Christmas shopping, ordered the turkey, put up the Christmas tree yet (delete as applicable!) then we...

Green and good products at a slice of the price for LCC members Published: 03:56pm 11 Dec 2013

Young upstart company, Green Oil, is offering London Cycling Campaign members the chance to buy their sustainably sourced products with a 20% discount.

Founded by Simon Nash, Green Oil was an idea that formed like many other brillian...

LCC reminds Mayor that badly designed streets and junctions are responsible for deterring millions of Londoners from cycling, not campaigners trying to improve conditionsPublished: 01:15pm 09 Dec 2013

The London Cycling Campaign has reminded Mayor Boris Johnson that it is poorly designed streets and unsafe junctions, many of them under his control, that put people off cycling.
Chief Executive Ashok Sinha said, "Countless surveys show that mo...

London Cycling Campaign welcomes focus on improving worst junctions but warns that traffic models still block cycle and pedestrian safetyPublished: 01:03pm 09 Dec 2013

The London Cycling Campaign has welcomed today’s announcement by Mayor Boris Johnson of a timetable for making London’s most dangerous junctions safer for cycling.
This is a much need injection of urgency into the Mayor’s Bett...

Winter Bike Love by the London Bike Kitchen Published: 04:11pm 04 Dec 2013

Wondering how to take care of your bike this Winter?
Here's some inspiration from the London Bike Kitchen mechanics - treat your chain to a bubble bath!

As the leaves wither and fall off the trees and the rain falls from the sky, and the two m...

Compete, drink and be merry at Vulpine's Cyclogames this Sunday Published: 01:39pm 03 Dec 2013

Stylish London cycling brand, Vulpine, will be bringing their Cyclogames to Hackney this weekend. Their previous track record where events are concerned have been as wonderful as the garments they make, and the Cyclogames on Sunday 8th Decemb...

Santa Claus spotted riding in London in aid of London Cycling Campaign!Published: 01:09pm 03 Dec 2013

 
If you live in the London area you may have already had a shock at the sight of a white bearded, red suited man who’s pretty famous at this time of year, riding a bicycle around the city. Don’t worry; your coffee wasn’t s...