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Archives for February 2011

London cyclists' needs neglected in redesign of Blackfriars BridgePublished: 12:00am 25 Feb 2011

photo The redesign on the southbound lanes on Blackfriars Bridge do very little to protect cyclists 

Back in 2004, a Transport for London inquiry into two cyclist fatalities on Blackfriars Bridge found that consultation failure and poor ...

Help Wheels For Wellbeing and Islington Council find out more about cyclistsPublished: 12:00am 25 Feb 2011

Wheels for Wellbeing and Islington Council are asking cyclists to fill in a short survey on bike parking, which they hope to use to improve facilities.
Please spend 30 seconds filling it in here.
And don't forget that you could win a personally ...

Entry for the third Tweed Run bike ride opens this SaturdayPublished: 12:00am 25 Feb 2011

video Here's the short video we made of 2010's massively successful Tweed Run ride

Cyclists wanting to enter the third annual London Tweed Run on 9 April 2011 are being advised to be sign up very soon after registration opens this Saturday....

Islington car parking scheme will increase congestion and pollutionPublished: 12:00am 25 Feb 2011

Islington Cyclists Action Group (ICAG), the local LCC group, is campaigning to stop its local council introducing a scheme that will encourage short journeys by car with negative impacts on both congestion and pollution.
Islington Council propose...

Opportunity to boost cyclist safety with London's Biking Borough moneyPublished: 12:00am 21 Feb 2011

photo The new money for cycling is only around £100k per borough per year, but could fund lorry driver cycle training

Biking Boroughs bidding for £4 million extra funding are being encouraged by Transport for London to spend money...

BikeAware calls for cycle awareness to be part of the driving testPublished: 12:00am 18 Feb 2011

The BikeAware campaign aims to make cycle training for drivers compulsory before they're allowed on the nation's roads.
LCC trustee David Love, who's spearheading the campaign, said: "Only 10% of Britain's 43 million drivers ride a bike once a we...

Cycle parking requirements for new buildings haven't risen for a decadePublished: 12:00am 18 Feb 2011

photo Guardian Media Group provides cycle parking for a quarter of its workforce in its central London office

The Mayor Boris Johnson is refusing to amend the out-of-date London Plan, which urgently needs stronger demands on de...

LCC praises local borough volunteers for campaign efforts: could you help?Published: 12:00am 18 Feb 2011

photo LCC social rides bring together hundreds of new and experienced cyclists in the borough every year

LCC's local group volunteers have come in for praise from cycling development officer Gerhard Weiss, with two outgoing coordinators ...

Cyclists now outnumber cars on five central London Thames bridgesPublished: 12:00am 18 Feb 2011

New data shows that bicycles now outnumber cars and taxis northbound on five London bridges in the morning rush hour during 2010.
The increase in bicycle traffic strengthens the case for the reallocation of road space and an enforced 20mph spee...

Herne Hill Velodrome needs £5 millionPublished: 12:00am 10 Feb 2011

 
 
 
 
Politicians and sports personalities are backing the Save the Herne Hill Velodrome campaign’s aim of raising £5million to rebuild the historic venue.
Lord Sebastian Coe, chair of the Olympic organisin...

Details of alternative routes and diversions during the River Lee improvement worksPublished: 12:00am 10 Feb 2011

Sections of the Lea navigation tow path near the Olympic stadium will be closed between now and the summer.
Some sections of the tow path between the Hertford Union Canal and Three Mills are to be resurfaced and a pontoon bridge similar to the on...

Cycle Hire docking station on top of Southwark tube stationPublished: 12:00am 10 Feb 2011

Transport for London could soon be building an 84-bike Cycle Hire docking station on top of Southwark tube station. 
According to reports on the SE1 website, TfL has applied for planning permission to install a docking station with over 80 b...

London Cycling Campaign seeks top-quality web-savvy graphic designerPublished: 12:00am 10 Feb 2011

The London Cycling Campaign is looking for a top-notch graphic designer to work on its new website, which is being relaunched in the spring.
You're most likely a full-time professional, with an excellent portfolio of great-looking web projects to...

Fitness advice from a cycling yoga instructorPublished: 12:00am 10 Feb 2011

 
photo The downward dog pose.

 
Verity, a cyclist and a yoga teacher, is keen to share the benefits of Yoga for cyclists.
For regular cyclists, it is important to have a well adjusted bike to avoid back and nec...

Evans announces cycle show and bike rides at the Redbridge Cycle CentrePublished: 12:00am 10 Feb 2011

photo Saturday Sportive at the Ride It! cycle show

 
 
From 19-20 March 2011, Evans Cycles is presenting the Ride It! Cycle Show at the Redbridge Cycling Centre.
The event promises the country’s biggest demo weekend with sp...

Floating towpath in Bow to provide bike link from Thames to HertsPublished: 12:00am 10 Feb 2011

photo Proposed improvements on River Lee Walkers and cyclists will be able to enjoy walking or cycling from the Thames at Limehouse all the way to Ware and Hertford.LCC activists as well as walking groups have been campaigning for a solution to th...

Friends' tribute to lorry crash victimPublished: 12:00am 10 Feb 2011

photo Tom Evans White bike Memorial to Dan Cox, DalstonFriends of Dan Cox, the 28 year old cyclist run over by a lorry last week, placed a memorial white bike at Dalston Junction.  Since his death Dan's close friends decorated his old bike in a wa...

Car use in central London falls and cycling risesPublished: 06:26pm 06 Feb 2011

The number of people in cars entering central London on weekday mornings (7-10am) has halved in the past decade to 70,000.
During the same period the number of cyclists has more than doubled over the same period, reaching 27,000 in 2009, which is...

New Soho gym offers bike parking spaces for London cycle commutersPublished: 12:00am 03 Feb 2011

photo H2 An artists' impression of the new gym in Soho, which will offer "secure' bike parking"

A private gym opening in Soho in April 2011 will have 230 secure bike parking spaces and 40 showers, aiming to attract a slice of London's burgeon...

Cyclists add to momentum against government plan to privatise forestsPublished: 12:00am 03 Feb 2011

photo Quench Cycles The Alice Holt Forest Park near Farnham in Surrey in popular with families

Plans by the Government to sell off England’s nationally owned forests are being strongly opposed by many concerned about threats to access, i...

PETITION: Two cyclists seriously injured in London lorry crashesPublished: 12:00am 03 Feb 2011

photo Cycle training for London's lorry drivers, such as these from Lambeth, can raise awareness and save lives.

 UPDATED: Sunday 6 Feb 2011Sadly, the cyclist hit by the left-turning lorry in Hackney died in Hospital a few days after the c...

Council sees sense as 'no cycling' signs removed from South BankPublished: 12:00am 03 Feb 2011

The new 'No Cycling' signs on the South Bank will be removed, after LCC activists lobbied for considerate cycling to be allowed.
A spokesperson for Lambeth council said, "The No Cycling signs that have been erected on the South Bank were advisory...

Rides encourage beginners to try out London women's bike racing leaguePublished: 12:00am 03 Feb 2011

photo London's women cyclists are gearing up for another summer season with beginner-friendly races
 

The London Women's Cycle Racing League is holding beginner sessions to encourage new participants in its spring/summer road and track ra...