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Archives for March 2011

Over 4500 commuter cyclists sign LCC's No More Lethal Lorries petitionPublished: 11:00pm 29 Mar 2011

photo Cyclists sign the No More Lethal Lorries petition calling for better HGV driver training in London

Over 4500 cyclists signed LCC's No More Lethal Lorries petition during the 30 March 2011 Day of Action.
2000 names were added between 7....

20mph conference: health, safety, environment and economic benefitsPublished: 12:00am 25 Mar 2011

On 17 May 2011 road-danger reduction specialists 20's Plenty will host a conference in Warrington on the benefits of 20mph speed limits in residential areas.
Taking place at the Gateway Centre, the conference will host distinguished speakers from...

Lethal lorries not fit for London, says LCC as two more killed on city streetsPublished: 12:00am 25 Mar 2011

On Tuesday 22 March 2011 two more vulnerable Londoners were killed after being hit by large lorries, highlighting the importance of LCC's Day of Action against lorry deaths.
One of the dead was a pedestrian, while the other was riding a bicycle...

VIDEO SKILLS: Learn free video campaigning and editing skillsPublished: 12:00am 25 Mar 2011

video? Saturday 2 April from 10am-1pm is your next chance to learn some free video-production skillsSaturday 2 April 2011 sees the second video skills session take place from 10am-1pm at LCC's office near London Bridge.The session is called ‘Editi...

Catholic Church in London pushing cycling to reduce carbon footprintPublished: 12:00am 23 Mar 2011


photo Bishop John Arnold (left) and staff show off the new racks at the Diocese of Westminster offices
Staff at the Diocese of Westminster’s head office in Victoria are being encouraged to cycle with the installation of showers, lockers ...

Cycle-friendly gym offers great discounts to LCC membersPublished: 12:00am 18 Mar 2011

photo The H2 cycle-friendly gym in Soho now offers great discounts for new and existing LCC members

LCC members can now enjoy big savings at the new cycle-friendly H2 gym in Soho, with 10% off the peak monthly fee and no joining fee, PLUS the f...

No justice for Woolwich cyclist killed by hit-and-run lorry driverPublished: 12:00am 18 Mar 2011

Woolwich Coroner's Court heard that Adrianna Skryzypiec, 31, had been dragged by a lorry for 140 metres, but that no witnesses saw what happened.
 The lorry driver who killed her did not stop.
The fatal crash took place in May 2009 at the...

TAKE ACTION: Help save popular cycle route through Holborn CircusPublished: 12:00am 18 Mar 2011

photo Proposals to change Holborn Circus would block a valuable north-south cycle route

LCC is calling on cyclists to object to changes to Holborn Circus junction which would block a popular north-south cycle route from Camden to Farringdon. ...

Haringey primary school launches bike workshop for local communityPublished: 12:00am 18 Mar 2011

photo Parent and bike mechanic Andy is teaching pupils basic bike maintenance skills

North Harringay Primary School, just North of Finsbury Park, has launched a bike workshop which is open to pupils as well as parents and the local commu...

Blind cyclist seeks front rider for tandem triathlon trainingPublished: 12:00am 11 Mar 2011

photo A blind cyclist Chris Blackabee is looking for a training partner in north-east London

A blind cyclist in north-east London is looking for people to partner him for training rides while he prepares for a triathlon in the summer.
Chris ...

London Cyclist photographer exhibits portraits at Look Mum No HandsPublished: 12:00am 11 Mar 2011

photo Photographer Dan Bosworth is exhibiting his cycling portraits at Look Mum No Hands

Photographer Dan Bosworth, a regular contributor to London Cyclist magazine, is exhibiting his cycling portraits at bike cafe Look Mum No Hands ...

VIDEO: Cycling club shows power of bikes to improve lives in LondonPublished: 12:00am 11 Mar 2011

video This video made by Wheels For Wellbeing shows the success of the all ability cycling club

Wheels For Wellbeing, an all-ability cycling club, has made an excellent short video explaining its work.
Last year, the club won £300,000 ...

Police Cycle Task Force raids eBay seller and arrests London bike thievesPublished: 12:00am 11 Mar 2011

photo Officers from the police Cycle Task Force moved swiftly after stolen bikes were spotted on eBay

A cycling blogger who reported eight bikes stolen to the police, and highlighted the theft on her website, has had all the bikes recovered, ...

Leading government research into public health backs 20mph limitsPublished: 12:00am 04 Mar 2011

 photo The National Institute of Clinical Excellence recommends 20mph limits to improve public health

A new report from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), 'Preventing unintentional injuries among under-15s', recommend...

30 March 2011: Give some time for No More Lethal Lorries 'Day of Action'Published: 12:00am 04 Mar 2011

photo Ben Broomfield Lorry drivers working for Hammersmith & Fulham council receive cycle training

LCC is calling for all cyclists to help collect signatures for our No More Lethal Lorries petition on the Day of Action on Wednesday 3...

Londoners can claim free cycle parking stands for their workplace Published: 12:00am 04 Mar 2011

LCC has learned that there's still money for FREE bike stands for employers with more than 50 staff this financial year.
To secure the free stands your employer has to sign up to the Cycle To Work Guarantee scheme (this is free) and pay for insta...

London boasts world's fastest velodrome but skimps on bike parkingPublished: 12:00am 04 Mar 2011

video Watch the British cycling team ride around the new Olympic Velodrome in our exclusive video

Located in a striking building in London, it’s reportedly the fastest cycling track in the world, which will hold up to 6000 spectators.
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Letter from Transport for London explaining Blackfriars Bridge designPublished: 12:00am 04 Mar 2011

This letter was sent to LCC Board member Charles Barraball, from Andrew Miles (Transport for London Government Relationship Manager) via Mr Barraball's London Assembly Member, Richard Tracey.Dear Sir,The reopening of Blackfriars Station will great...

TfL promises review of Blackfriars Bridge in response to criticismsPublished: 12:00am 04 Mar 2011

Transport for London has promised a review of "the widespread road layout" in response to campaigners' criticisms of the plans for Blackfriars Bridge, which fail to adequately address cyclist safety.
An LCC activist has received a reply ...