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Crucial bike parking victory for London cyclistsPublished: 11:00pm 29 March 2009

Bikes parked on railings could have been under threat if the proposed law had been passedLCC and cyclists are celebrating victory against legislation that could have seriously undermined the growth of cycling in the capital. A proposed law that co...

Train company pilots folding-bike hire scheme at WaterlooPublished: 12:00am 2 March 2009

Brian Souter of Stagecoach and Will Butler-Adams of Brompton at Waterloo stationSouth-West trains have launched the pilot for a new bike hire scheme operating out of Waterloo station.During February, March and April in 2009, first-class season-tic...

Waitrose hopes to tempt shoppers out of cars with bike trailersPublished: 12:00am 2 March 2009

Three Waitrose stores in Greater London (East Sheen, West Ealing and Holloway Road) have been loaning cycle trailers to customers to encourage cycle shopping.Equipped with large canvas shopping bags, the trailers are loaned out for several days at...

Cyclists shun insurance firms that misinform media about cyclistsPublished: 12:00am 2 March 2009

Cycling in the UK is much safer than some insurance companies would have you believe pic: Jeremy HughesCyclists are shunning leading insurance companies that have been accused of misrepresenting cyclists to the national media.Several cyclists are ...

All Ability Cycling guide and film launch successPublished: 12:00am 2 March 2009

LCC community cycling officer Rosie Tharp launches the 2009 All Ability Cycling GuideOn 26 February 2009 the London Cycling Campaign launched the latest All Ability Cycling Guide.The event at the Roxy cinema-bar in SE1 also saw the premiere of Go ...

Make cyclists' views heard on motorbikes in bus lanes trialPublished: 12:00am 2 March 2009

The 18-month trial of motorbikes in bus lanes started on 5 January 2009. Now is the time to tell Transport for London your views on the scheme.The British Motorcyclist Federation and Motorcycle News have both recently urged motorcyclists to visit ...

Deadline looms for getting school cycling facilitiesPublished: 12:00am 2 March 2009

If you act now, you could get a free cycle shed and cycle training for your children's school.The deadline for School Travel Plans is 15 April, but now is also a good time to start preparing plans for next year.More than 600 schools in the London ...

Evening Standard newspaper gets serious about cyclingPublished: 12:00am 2 March 2009

The London Evening Standard is pushing cycling further into the media spotlight with the launch of its new Cycle City blog.The blog features regularly updated cycling news and comment written mainly by senior ES journalists Andrew Gilligan, Andrew...