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Archives for February 2014

Growth in cycling can deliver £250m in annual health economic benefitsPublished: 1:01pm 27 February 2014

A new Transport for London (TfL) health action plan highlights the consequences of inactivity and motor traffic pollution, while emphasising the gains from increased cycling and walking.
LCC welcomes the recognition given to the gains from active...

Tell London Councils and the Mayor to remove the most dangerous lorries from London roadsPublished: 4:07pm 26 February 2014

London Councils' safer lorries consultation closes this Friday 28th February
Make sure you fill in their online form or send a detailed reply before then. London Councils details here http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/lorrycontrolconsultation
Des...

Success for campaigners as Mayor announces death knell for gyratoriesPublished: 3:50pm 26 February 2014

The London Cycling Campaign welcomes the Mayor's concrete commitment to transform or 'rip-out' 33 gyratories/roundabouts – "relics of the sixties which blight and menace whole neighbourhoods" to quote Mayor Boris Johnson – and to provi...

FREE Divine chocolate for all new LCC members for Fairtrade Fortnight Published: 10:47am 25 February 2014

Fairtrade Fortnight, the annual event organised by the Fairtrade Foundation to increase awareness of Fairtrade products is here, and to mark the occasion we are giving ALL NEW LCC MEMBERS a FREE bar of Divine chocolate.* Anyone who joins LCC as a ...

UK cyclists object to STAY BACK command on lorries and busesPublished: 3:20pm 19 February 2014

 Cyclists in London and across the country are angry about the stickers appearing on buses, vans and taxis across London. The stickers order cyclists to 'Stay Back' which implies that drivers do not have a duty of care to use their mirrors ...

Tell your borough and the Royal Parks to get behind the Central London Grid to change the culture of cycling in LondonPublished: 5:06pm 13 February 2014

Last week we asked you to urge Transport for London to make sure the Central London Grid is genuinely safe and inviting for everyone. Thank you to the thousands who have already done so.
Email  grid@tfl.gov.uk
This week tell them what is ...

London Cycling Campaign sets three key tests for success of central London Cycling GridPublished: 3:34pm 13 February 2014

In responding to Transport for London's consultation on the Central London Grid for cycling,  LCC's Chief Executive, Ashok Sinha, set outs three key tests for the Mayor and the Central London boroughs:
The Central London Grid (CLG) is a hu...

Win tickets to the London Bike Show 2014 Published: 11:59am 11 February 2014

One of the most exciting events on the cycling calendar; the annual London Bike Show is the UK's largest cycling exhibition, taking place at London's Excel from Thursday 13th - Sunday 16th February, 2014.
We have 4 pairs of tickets to giveaway to...

RideLondon 100 - register now for places on Team LCC and support our fabulous campaigning effortsPublished: 12:53pm 7 February 2014

 
London Cycling Campaign still have places on our team for the Ride100 on Sunday 10th August 2014. 
Entries cost £150 and we will support you with your fundraising.
As a member of Team LCC you'll receive:

A free LCC cycl...

Cycle Superhighways short of £50m to reach "adequate standards"Published: 1:02pm 6 February 2014

Cycle Superhighway 2 on Mile End Road is just one section of the Mayor's flagship cycling project that needs urgent upgrade to make it safe and comfortable for cycling (photo: Ranty Highwayman)
In a worrying development, Transport for Lond...

Book Review: The History of Cycling in 50 BikesPublished: 12:02pm 6 February 2014

The History of Cycling in Fifty Bikes £12.99by Tom Ambrose

This is an enjoyable journey through a 220-year history of cycling, going from the hobby-horses of the late 18th century to the latest futuristic designs.
Two hundred years later...

Tell TfL it's vital the BikeGrid is a genuinely safe and inviting network of cycle routes in central LondonPublished: 11:00pm 5 February 2014

Cornwall Road, parallel to Waterloo Road, uses bollards to remove through motor traffic, as does Shoe Lane below. They show how inexpensive bollards can create Space for Cycling (and walking) 
Make your views known to Transport for London
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Meet LCC's London Cycling Mechanics Published: 2:10pm 5 February 2014

LCC’s London Cycling Mechanics are a skilled and experienced team who help thousands of Londoners keep their bikes safe and roadworthy, but there’s more to this lot then first meets the eye; they’re cycling professionals at hea...

First Look: Verenti Substance CX1.1Published: 4:18pm 4 February 2014

VERENTI Substance CX1.1£600wiggle.co.uk

To those unfamiliar with the name, Verenti is the in-house bike brand of online retail giant Wiggle. It's best known for its well specced road and sportive models, but recently the Substance has bee...

Voice of the Month: Amy SummersPublished: 4:01pm 4 February 2014

It’s an exciting period for LCC right now; and for me in particular. The launch of our flagship campaign, Space for Cycling is fast approaching and we’re busy planning and getting things ready. Most importantly, our fantastic Local G...

Best Rides: Hawksmoor churchesPublished: 3:11pm 4 February 2014

Between Greenwich and Bloomsbury there are six stunning examples of church architect Nicholas Hawksmoor's craft. Our ride visits each church and looks at some of the cultural myths attached to these famous buildings.

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