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Archives for May 2013

Snapper Steve's tips on taking cycle portrait photographsPublished: 02:15pm 23 May 2013

Photographer Steve Rutherford spent a couple of years taking photos for the London Cycling Campaign member magazine, London Cyclist. Here, he shares a few thoughts on the subject of the best way to take good cycling portraits.

Types of shot
T...

Blogger profile: Lady VeloPublished: 10:05am 23 May 2013

In a new series of guest bloggers for the London Cycling Campaign, we find out a bit more about Lady Velo, who blogs at Velo City Girl about cycling, fashion and all things in between.

Do you remember your first bike and how you learnt to cycle...

London Cycling Campaign advertises four new jobs to boost its staff team in readiness for 2014 campaigningPublished: 02:23pm 22 May 2013

The London Cycling Campaign is recruiting four new members of staff – two full-time and two part-time – in order to replace a number who are leaving, and one who's going on maternity leave.
Chief Executive Ashok Sinha said:
"Campai...

LCC says Mayor's cycling projects are too vital to London's transport future to be subject to funding cutsPublished: 12:59pm 22 May 2013

 
The London Cycling Campaign has condemned the prospect of the cycling budget being cut after the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) on 26 June, as discussed recent editions of the Evening Standard and The Times. 
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Do you need secure cycle parking near you?Published: 03:34pm 21 May 2013

Since our original story about Bikehangars in Lambeth (see article below), many of you have told us that you would like to see Bikehangars in the street where you live or work. With more councils taking an interest in the scheme we want to know wh...

The Art of Cycling in a SkirtPublished: 02:40pm 16 May 2013

London Cycling Campaign guest blogger Jude Burke, who writes Cycling with Heels, tells us about her experience with cycling in a skirt.

It wasn’t, I have to admit, my finest moment.
I swung my leg over my saddle, as usual, only for ...

Ellie Carey - Coroner's inquest hears detailed evidence of London lorry cycling fatalityPublished: 03:09pm 15 May 2013

22 year old Ellie Carey was killed on Tower Bridge Road in December 2011 when she was hit by a lorry turning left into Abbey st.The Coroner's inquest heard how she probably did not realise that the lorry was about to turn left sharply across her...

Removal of Aldgate one-way system welcomed but condemnation for lack of safe cycling facilitiesPublished: 12:30pm 15 May 2013

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The London Cycling Campaign has welcomed plans to remove the one-way system around Aldgate tube station, but we’re calling for much greater protection for cyclists throughout the scheme.
There’s strong concern over ho...

London Cycling Campaign protests against Westminster Council plans for Haymarket and Lower Regent StreetPublished: 12:06pm 15 May 2013

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This is despite council statistics showing huge increases in people cycling to work in Westminster in recent years.
Haymarket and Lower Regent Street are two one-way streets with high volumes of fast taxis, buses, coaches, cars a...

London Cycling Campaign PR Manager and journalist, Juliet Elliott tells us about her 180 mile challenge.Published: 10:14am 14 May 2013

Despite the best of intentions, London Cycling Campaign PR Manager and Editor of Coven Magazine, Juliet Elliott struggles to find time for training. Has she left it too late to prepare for London Revolution?I’ve never been one to shy away ...

LCC's Tyre Change Time Trial Published: 05:23pm 13 May 2013

 

Try out London Cycling Campaign’s latest challenge – quickest time for changing a bike tyre.
Round 1 was at SPIN London (where our stand won best in show!). Over 70 people competed to be on the leader board but only 11 can b...

LCC-sponsored Urban Cycle Cross race promises fun, thrills and spills at this year's London NocturnePublished: 02:30pm 13 May 2013

The Urban Cycle Cross race, organised by the London Cycling Campaign, takes place at the London Nocturne on Saturday 8 June 2013 will involve 40 amateur riders navigating a fabulous inner-city circuit featuring a series of purpose-built obstacles....

How to prepare for a Charity Bike Ride EventPublished: 01:21pm 09 May 2013

Mark Taylor from Bikes.org.uk has written a comprehensive guide to preparing for a charity bike ride. These charity cycling events are a great way for people to get involved with their local community, raise money for good causes and have fun too....

Safer Lorries, two-way streets and Sir Bradley Wiggins honoured in new-look London Cycling AwardsPublished: 08:01am 09 May 2013

ITV's face of the Tour de France Ned Boulting (above-right, or in this animated GIF via road.cc) presented last night's London Cycling Awards.
Transport for London's Safer Lorries procurement programme - only using the best-trained dr...

Spin London – London Cycling Campaign wins 'Best Stand' award at Shoreditch festivalPublished: 09:23pm 06 May 2013


 
Standing out from an already innovative crowd, LCC’s very popular stall took first prize for Best Stand at Spin London, the urban bike show. Cycling enthusiasts jostled with clubbers as they headed for the Spin London venue in ...

Wine Rides - holidays combining cycling with local food and wine in South of EnglandPublished: 04:20pm 02 May 2013

Alex Baines-Buffery, director of Wine Rides, a new company started with his wife tells us about his new venture - relaxing and enjoyable holidays that combines local food and wine with cycling as the primary mode of transport. The first Wine Ride ...

Memories of my early years on a bikePublished: 03:34pm 02 May 2013

In a new series of guest bloggers for the London Cycling Campaign, Jude Burke recalls her early years on a bike.
Everyone remembers their first time…but I have absolutely no recollection of it whatsoever.
I mean, it must have happened. I...

Major victory as Transport for London says Dutch-style roundabouts could be in London in 2014Published: 02:42pm 02 May 2013

Dutch-style roundabouts that separate cyclists from motor traffic could be installed in London as soon as 2014, according to Transport for London and the Mayor's Cycling Commissioner Andrew Gilligan (BBC video report).
The news was welcomed by ...

Prime Minister to create £1 billion cross-departmental body to encourage pro-cycling policy in governmentPublished: 12:09pm 02 May 2013

According to reports on the BikeBiz website, the Coalition Government is on the point of creating a new £1 billion 'Office for Active Travel' (OAT) to promote cycling and walking policy across ministries.
The OAT is likely to receive cros...