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Archives for May 2010

Barclays £25 million sponsorship of Cycle Hire could herald major expansionPublished: 11:00pm 27 May 2010

photo LCC The Mayor is already talking about expanding the Hire Scheme - more photos hereBarclays £25 million sponsorship of the Cycle Hire Scheme could herald an expansion into the Isle of Dogs and outer London, Mayor Boris Johnson told LCC.Detai...

LCC chief executive to leave LCC in July 2010Published: 11:00pm 27 May 2010

photo Koy Thomson (centre) celebrates with LCC staff being one of London's '1000 Influentials'Koy Thomson, London Cycling Campaign’s chief executive, is to leave on 23 July 2010 to take up a new post as chief executive of the charity Children in C...

Project helps older cyclists in Camden and Westminster back on the roadPublished: 11:00pm 26 May 2010

photo Agewell on Wheels founder and cycling instructor Gwen Cook leads a group of over-50s cyclistsThe Agewell project in Camden and Westminster has been giving subsidised cycle lessons to groups of older cyclists.The project provides cycle traini...

Gumtree and LCC to discuss ways of reducing online stolen bike salesPublished: 11:00pm 26 May 2010

LCC and Gumtree will meet to discuss proposals to tackle the massive problem of internet sales of stolen bicycles.Chief executive Koy Thomson wrote to Gumtree and eBay inviting them for talks.It's hoped that with their experience of internet sales...

Cyclist-HGV fatality in Pimlico raises concerns over cycle lane safetyPublished: 11:00pm 26 May 2010

video gaz545 Click the image above to watch the video; click it twice to watch in a larger windowA cyclist has died after being hit by a lorry on a road with a "potentially lethal" cycle lane in Pimlico.Everton Smith, 48, of Fulham, die...

Dates set for three London Skyrides in 2010Published: 11:00pm 26 May 2010

photo One central London and two local mass cycling events will take place in 2010. Three Skyride events will take place in the capital in 2010, including a central London event on Sunday 5 September.Two local Skyrides will take place in Ealing on...

Lambeth gives more cyclists opportunity to sit in lorry cabPublished: 11:00pm 26 May 2010

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map Use the + and - buttons to zoom in on the HGV-cyclist locations on the mapLambeth Council's Sustainable Transport team is organising a series of
events giving cyclists the chance to chance to sit in ...

Lorry driver alleged to have been drinking and phoning during crashPublished: 11:00pm 26 May 2010

A lorry driver who killed a cyclist in a collision at the Oval junction in south London in June 2009 is to stand trial for causing death by dangerous driving.Prosecutors claim CCTV shows the driver was using his mobile phone at the time of the cra...

Bristol could get citywide 20mph speed limitPublished: 11:00pm 26 May 2010

photo Respected studies in Greater London have proved the value of 20mph speed limits in saving livesThe whole of Bristol could eventually see a 20mph speed limit, after a successful trial in the south of the city.The policy was aimed at improving...

First Bicycle Music Festival comes to London in JunePublished: 11:00pm 26 May 2010

Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June sees a pedal-powered musical entourage of five bands come to LondonThe Bicycle Music Festival combines five itinerant groups with six performances from British bands in different locations across the city.Covering 4500...

Help Camden Green Fair/Bikefest celibrate its 10th anniversaryPublished: 11:00pm 26 May 2010

photo Camden Green Fair Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the event includes a fabulous BikefestJoin Camden Cycling Campaign in Regent's Park on Sunday 6 June 2010 for the tenth annual Camden Green Fair and Bikefest.Enjoy the traffic-free road sp...

LCC secures review of cycle routes in Olympic ParkPublished: 11:00pm 26 May 2010

photo The Velodrome takes shape in the Olympic Park, but will there be decent cycle routes around the area?The Olympic Delivery Agency (ODA) has promised to review cycle provision in the Olympic Park after lobbying by LCC’s East London groups at a...

ITV Fixers recruiting youth cycling projectPublished: 11:00pm 25 May 2010

ITV’s campaign to support young people to take action on issues close to their heart is now recruiting for a cycling project working with 16-25 year olds.The ITV Fixers media campaign is funded by V Inspired and offers to fund and support youth gr...

A day in the life of CycletasticPublished: 11:00pm 25 May 2010

Cycletastic is a cycling project in Kilburn which has been funded by the Community Cycling Fund for London in the past.Michael Carøe Andersen describes how the project has been expanding and, most importantly, the services they now provide to thei...

Community-funded project helps Hackney estate residents on their bikesPublished: 11:00pm 23 May 2010

STA bike mechanic giving the kids' bikes a check overEvelyn Court estate in E8 has now launched 5 weeks of cycling, Dr Bikes and cycling advocacy for the local community.Every Saturday from 12 to 3pm (until 19th June), anyone can come and sign up ...

Cycling festival in Bromley on 19th JunePublished: 11:00pm 23 May 2010

Ride around the local park organised as part of Bike Week 2009 Bromley Cyclists are working in partnership with the London Borough to
put on a festival of all things bike, the Bromley Bike Blast. Until now, Bromley Cyclists have been organising m...

LCC-supported charity wins £330k in Lottery fundingPublished: 11:00pm 23 May 2010

Wheels for Wellbeing - Credit and Copyright: South London PressWheels for Wellbeing, a disability cycling charity and recipient of TfL funding, has won a 3-year grant from the Big Lottery Fund to run weekly cycling sessions in Lambeth and Croydon....

Local groups win Cycle Hire improvementsPublished: 11:00pm 23 May 2010

LCC borough groups in Zone 1 have influenced the Cycle Hire 'complementary measures', designed to augment the scheme launching on 30 July 2010.A map of the measures can be downloaded on the right.A map of docking station locations can be found her...

LCC local group social event Published: 11:00pm 12 May 2010

All members and non-members are invited to the next LCC local group social event in Lambeth, south London, on Tuesday 18 May 2010. The event takes place in conjunction with Lambeth Cyclists’ Annual Meeting, which is an informal affair upstairs at ...

Science Museum 'Spin Off' event to pay homage to Tour ridersPublished: 11:00pm 12 May 2010

photo The £20k Factor001 bike and its manufacturers will be at the Science Museum in JuneThe £20,000 Factor001 bicycle, professional cyclists, and experts from the world of sports physiology will be at the Science Museum on Monday 7 June 2010 to h...

Artist's handmade wallpaper celebrates London cyclingPublished: 11:00pm 12 May 2010

photo Artist Matthew Meadows hand-prints this fabulous cycle-themed wallpaper in his Brixton studioA London artist is making wallpaper guaranteed to send cyclists into a frenzy of delight.Matthew Meadows, who rides a 1961 track bike, hand-prints t...

Local campaigners help lift cycle ban in Waltham Forest parkPublished: 11:00pm 12 May 2010

photo suburbanslice The William Morris Gallery is one location that you'll now be able to reach by bicycleLobbying by Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign (WFCC) is helping to open up Lloyd Park to cyclists.The much-loved Lloyd Park (containing the Wil...

Bromley Bike Blast bounces into boroughPublished: 11:00pm 12 May 2010

photo The Bromley Bike Blast on Saturday 19 June has events that all the family can take part inBromley Cyclists, the local LCC group, is playing a key role in organising the Bromley Bike Blast, the first ever mass cycling event in the borough.The...

Cyclists call for '3 feet please' minimum passing lawPublished: 11:00pm 12 May 2010

A new campaign urging drivers to give cyclists at least 3 feet when passing has been launched by David Love, LCC Trustee and Vice Chair."Fear of traffic is by far the greatest deterrent to new cyclists. Motor vehicles pass cyclists too closel...

Charity shipping bikes to Africa seeks London expansionPublished: 11:00pm 12 May 2010

video Click the frame to watch the film; click it twice to watch in a larger windowA recycling charity that has shipped over 30,000 bikes to Africa from the UK is looking to expand into London.Re~Cycle ships donated bikes, tools and spare parts...

Plans for Embankment pale in comparision with Paris' Left BankPublished: 11:00pm 12 May 2010

photo guillaumemarchand Much of the Left Bank in Paris is to be turned into a cycling and walking zoneLong-awaited plans to install cycle facilities along the Embankment in central London have received only a tepid reception from cycle campaigners...

Cycle Superhighways date set, as cyclists back 10 mayoral prioritiesPublished: 11:00pm 12 May 2010

photo The mayor's Cycle Superhighways will be ready for a 19 July 2010 launch dateThe mayor has announced a 19 July 2010 launch date for the first two Cycle Superhighways, at the same time as publishing growth figures of 14% in two years and a 10-...

Registration is now open for TfL's London Cycle ChallengePublished: 11:00pm 12 May 2010

video Click on the frame above to play; double-click to play in a larger window TfL's London Cycle Challenge encourages workplaces, schools, friends and family to compete against each other in racking up cycling miles during the month of June. R...

Bargain recycled secondhand bikes for sale – limited time onlyPublished: 11:00pm 10 May 2010

One of the second hand bikes currently on sale at Druid Cycles.Get yourself over to Unit 12, Bermondsey Square, SE1 before 15 May 2010 if you're looking for a bargain recycled bike.Bike reconditioning and repair shop Druid cycles is working tirele...

Superhighways video-blogger poses more questionsPublished: 11:00pm 10 May 2010

Video gaz545 Click the video to play; click twice to watch it in a larger windowHere's the latest video of one of the test sections of Cycle Superhighway in Clapham, filmed by gaz545, a YouTube videoblogger.Transport for London has responded to cr...

Transport for London responds to Superhighways criticismPublished: 11:00pm 10 May 2010

 

Video TfL Click once to watch the video; click twice to view in a larger window LCC published its Superhighways video a couple of weeks ago (over 3000 views so far), and reported on the lukewarm reception from many bloggers towards the first s...

Wandle Regional Park as a cycling resourcePublished: 11:00pm 4 May 2010

Community project leader advocates Wandle Regional Park as a resource for cycle training and led rides.Fred Ellis, founder of South London-based Pedal4Health, spoke at a conference in Morden to promote the use of the Wandle trail for cycling cours...

Cycle Training UK gives three months free LCC membershipPublished: 11:00pm 4 May 2010

Book cycle lessons with Cycle Training UK during May 2010, and you'll receive three months free LCC membership.
CTUK is the largest independent provider of on-road cycle training and cycle maintenance in Greater London, and also trains ...

1 in 6 London cyclists recognises stolen bike online, survey revealsPublished: 11:00pm 3 May 2010

Bike theft is a massive problem in the capital, and website sales are a major part of the problem, according to an LCC survey of cyclists, which coincides with the launch of a major anti-theft campaign 'Beat The Thief'. The survey reveals t...

Funding opportunities and award nominationsPublished: 11:00pm 3 May 2010

PlaySport LondonAs part of the Mayor’s Plan ‘A Sporting Future for London’, sports clubs, organisations and youth and community groups can apply for  up to £1,500 for all sports and physical activities with a focus on long-term participation.For t...

Cycling for all - EcoLocal in SuttonPublished: 11:00pm 3 May 2010

EcoLocal's Get Cycling! makes available a whole range of bikes from standard to tandems and trikes offering the chance for adults of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn to cycle at their own pace.  With fully accredited cycling instructors a...