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Voting opens for London Cycling Awards 2013Published: 03:27pm 28 Mar 2013

Over 2500 nominations have been made in just two weeks and have now been narrowed down to a shortlist of three in each category (see the full list below).
Vote for your winners today
The shortlist includes Olympian and Tour de France winner Br...

LCC thanks supporters as Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham become latest to sign our 'Safer Lorries' pledgePublished: 01:59pm 28 Mar 2013

LCC has thanked its supporters for sending nearly 3000 messages to councils, calling on them to take our 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' pledge, and is urging anyone who hasn't written to do so today.
The call comes as Ealing and Hammersmith &am...

London Cycling Campaign and NHS Greenwich bike loan schemePublished: 12:40pm 28 Mar 2013

Last year, London Cycling Campaign and On Your Bike teamed up with NHS Greenwich Greenwich Public Health and Wellbeing Team to deliver a new scheme aimed to help get more people cycling.
Read more about the scheme here.
The hugely succesful...

Tom's London Classics: Evans CyclesPublished: 02:54pm 26 Mar 2013


These days it is London’s most visible bike chain, but London Cycling Campaign's Tom Bogdanowicz revisits the history of FW Evans as part of the ongoing 'Tom's London Classics' series.

Photos: lugwork on ‘The Evans’ (top le...

Tom's London Classics: Condor bicyclesPublished: 02:22pm 26 Mar 2013

Part of the ongoing 'Tom's London Classics' series, London Cycling Campaign's Tom Bogdanowicz revisits one of London’s most famous marques, Condor Cycles.
 

 
What do Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Bradley Wiggins and Jon Snow hav...

Bike Week event organisers workshop at Cycle City ExpoPublished: 03:17pm 22 Mar 2013

Bike Week event organisers workshop at Cycle City Expo, Friday April 26th, Birmingham
Free passes for Cycle City Expo – For Bike Week event organisers!

(Bicycle Music Festival - Just one great event idea)
The workshop will help event or...

Mayor pledges 20mph across Olympic Park amid calls for higher standards for cycling facilitiesPublished: 03:49pm 21 Mar 2013

Mayor Boris Johnson says the Olympic Park, a future hub of leisure ands sports activity in East London, will have a 20mph speed limit on all roads.
Writing to London Assembly member Jenny Jones, Johnson states “there will be a 20mph speed...

LCC local groups highlight growing gap between best and worst councils' for lorry-cycling safetyPublished: 11:10am 20 Mar 2013

This week London Cycling Campaign staff and volunteers are taking to the streets outside borough town halls (see Tower Hamlets above) to protest against the growing gap between the lorry safety standards of the best and worst boroughs in the ...

LCC challenges construction industry to adopt our Safer Urban Lorry to reduce lorry-cyclist deathsPublished: 09:38am 20 Mar 2013

The London Cycling Campaign has published pictures and video of its new Safer Urban Lorry design, and is calling on the construction industry to adopt similar vehicle designs to reduce the shocking number of lorry-cyclist fatalities.
The Safer ...

Rachel Aldred - Cycling: What Not To Wear?Published: 05:23pm 18 Mar 2013

Rachel Aldred, LCC trustee and transport researcher, on the pressure to dress 'like a cross between Darth Vader and a Christmas Tree'
 

'Why can't I wear what I want to wear, and it not be weird?'
In my work life, I do research into cycl...

Blissful Biking in BerlinPublished: 03:52pm 18 Mar 2013

London Cycling Campaign's Board of Trustees Chair, Ann Kenrick on her recent weekend trip to Berlin, and how the city could be an inspiration for London’s future.

 
Before I went to Berlin for the weekend I asked around to see if an...

Mayor's new Vision for Cycling is "ground-breaking" says London Cycling CampaignPublished: 10:10am 07 Mar 2013

Mayor Boris Johnson has today published what LCC believes to be one of the most ambitious plans to promote cycling ever produced by a major UK political leader.Describing it as a "profound shift in my ambitions and intentions for the bicycle in ...

Southwark Council meets London Cycling Campaign's 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' pledgePublished: 04:03pm 05 Mar 2013

Southwark Council is the latest borough to sign up to the London Cycling Campaign 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' Pledge.The council and its contractors will now work towards implementing the changes to ensure their HGV operations meet the best p...