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Archives for March 2014

We urge supporters to tell Transport for London that plans for Elephant and Castle fail to provide safe passage for cyclingPublished: 1:33pm 28 March 2014

We're urging our supporters to express strong dissatisfaction with Transport for London's proposals for Elephant and Castle.
The latest flawed proposals come soon after we rejected TfL's proposals for Kings Cross, which present people on bicycl...

Everyone Bikes - A new bike shop with a focus on females Published: 5:16pm 25 March 2014

Everyone Bikes is a new cycling shop that caters for all but has a female focus.
Here's their story ...
 
This new cycle shop has just opened on Northcote Rd, SW11, and is a new kind of cycle shop that puts women at the forefront and aim...

Kings Cross junction: tell Transport for London its plans for cycling are not good enoughPublished: 6:05pm 20 March 2014

Consultation closes soon on Transport for London's 'interim' plans for making the notorious junction outside Kings Cross Station a little less scary.
We have until Monday 24 March 2014 to make our views known, and we urge you to do so by using th...

European MEPs vote for safer Direct Vision Lorries, now legislation needs government supportPublished: 1:19pm 20 March 2014

In a crucial vote on Tuesday 18 March 2014 the European Parliament Transport Committee brought genuinely Safer Urban Lorries (see above) a step closer to becoming a reality on London's streets.
This is a major victory for all those who have bee...

LCC reaches Cape Town, thanks to Cllr Paul Braithwaite Published: 11:59am 18 March 2014

Camden’s Cycling Champion, Cllr Paul Braithwaite, sent us this incredible photo from the Cape Town Argus, the largest timed race in the world, as he was pictured crossing the top of Chapman's Peak.

With over 35,000 entrants, it was fantas...

London Cycling Campaign organises free ride-leader training - book now!Published: 5:05pm 13 March 2014

The London Cycling Campaign is offering three free ride-leader training sessions in London.
The courses will be led by expert ride-leader trainers and will take place in Barking & Dagenham, Croydon and Hounslow (details about the courses an...

Mayor pressing TfL on cycling delivery “not too politely.” TfL Transport Commissioner says he is embarrassed and frustrated. Published: 2:18pm 13 March 2014

Sir Peter Hendy, London’s Commissioner for Transport, says he is under pressure from Mayor Boris Johnson, using strong language, to deliver cycling infrastructure more quickly. Responding to questions from Darren Johnson (Green party), at ...

Product review: Carradice CarraDry SQR bagPublished: 12:34pm 13 March 2014

Carradice Carradry SQR bagwww.carradice.co.uk £75 
Saddlebags, the erstwhile tourist favourite, are experiencing a renaissance along with classic steel frames and Campag bits. Carradice’s CarraDry SQR is a new take on the ...

JOB: Could you be the new Digital and Social Media Campaigner at the London Cycling Campaign?Published: 12:04pm 13 March 2014

Digital/Social Media Campaignerneg hours per week for 8 weeks£6k project rate
We're looking for an experienced digital and social media campaigner to work at the heart of our Space for Cycling campaign, engaging with our 20,000 Twitt...

The Tweed Run choose London Cycling Campaign as designated charity for 2014 Published: 12:22pm 12 March 2014

London Cycling Campaign is delighted to announce that the Tweed Run has selected the organisation to be its designated charity for the event on Saturday 17th May, 2014.

Following the incredible success of its fifth birthday ride in 2013, where ...

LCC says mini-Hollands will be a success if they deliver "safe and inviting streets where anyone can cycle"Published: 12:20pm 10 March 2014

The London Cycling Campaign has welcomed the announcement that three boroughs – Enfield, Kingston and Waltham Forest – will each receive £30 million to build substantial cycling facilities in their town centres as part of the m...

Love London Go Dutch wins London Transport AwardPublished: 12:11pm 7 March 2014

 
 
LCC’s Love London Go Dutch campaign took top prize in the Excellence in travel information and marketing category, one of the few categories open to non-Local Authorities in the annual London Transport Awards. Recei...

London Cycling Campaign welcomes Automobile Association highlighting the importance of safe driving in making cycling safePublished: 5:10pm 6 March 2014

The London Cycling Campaign has welcomed the Automobile Association’s Think Bike campaign, which highlights how important careful and responsible driving is in making cycling safer.
The AA will distribute a million stickers for motorists ...

Space for Cycling 'Ward Asks' are now in as we prepare for the launch of the campaignPublished: 10:39am 6 March 2014

LCC's local groups have been beavering away over the past month or two, developing and deciding on the specific cycle improvements they want to see in each ward in their borough as part of the Space for Cycling campaign. Our Activism Coordinator...

Ladies! Win a Champneys Spa Day Published: 3:23pm 3 March 2014

In celebration of International Women's Day, Saturday 8th March 2014, London Cycling Campaign is asking all of its female members to bring a fellow woman cyclist to join the organisation, and you will both be in with a chance of winning a Spa Day,...

International Women's Day 2014 - Inspiring Change Published: 3:05pm 3 March 2014

International Women's Day is an annual event and this year, Saturday 8th March sees various groups around the world celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

2014's theme is 'Inspiring Cha...