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Archives for June 2009

£5 million for rail cycle parking but London needs morePublished: 11:00pm 25 Jun 2009

photo Some bikes have actually been piled on top of others here at Paddington station£5 million is being allocated to the capital's rail stations to improve cycle parking.The new Transport Minister, Lord Adonis, undertook a guided ride of London's...

Appeal for witnesses to Oval fatal collision in JunePublished: 11:00pm 24 Jun 2009

photo A lorry's safety mirror, one of many measures demanded to make London's streets safer for cyclistsThe husband of Catriona Cockburn, the cyclist killed in a collision with an HGV outside the Oval tube station in June 2009, has issued the fol...

Bike Week 2009 - 13th to 21st JunePublished: 11:00pm 21 Jun 2009

What is Bike Week?Every year Lime Light Sports organise Bike Week, a nationwide mass participation cycling event. Thousands of people participate in a roster of events.This year, Bike Week focused on families and getting active with the theme, “Ge...

Bromley Cyclists' Parks and RidePublished: 11:00pm 21 Jun 2009

As part of Bike Week 2009, Bromley Cyclists organised a ride around the local parks.The ride was well attended as you can tell from the picture above. One family attended together with their son. One of the parents hadn't cycled in years and the o...

Employers must influence lorry safetyPublished: 11:00pm 12 Jun 2009

LCC is pushing, along with the families and employers of some of the recent cyclist fatalities, for companies to play their part in improving lorry safety.Follow the link below to see how you can help.

Ealing Council experiments with 'naked' junctionsPublished: 11:00pm 11 Jun 2009

Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians in Ealing will become part of a traffic-smoothing experiment, with three junctions to become more ‘naked’ in the autumn.The council plans to remove traffic lights in a scheme aimed at reducing congestion. If suc...

LCC expertise engages TfL on London cycling infrastructurePublished: 11:00pm 11 Jun 2009

LCC has launched a concerted advocacy programme to influence decision-makers over cycling infrastructure in London.Chief executive Koy Thomson said, "We've motivated a huge number of LCC members with considerable expertise to get involved in ...

Disappointment at treatment of Waltham Forest cycle lanePublished: 11:00pm 11 Jun 2009

Local cyclists have criticised the installation of a barrier in the middle of a London Cycle Network+ path in Waltham Forest.The metal posts form a potentially dangerous obstruction in Walthamstow’s Snaresbrook Road.The barrier is part of a new pu...

Chief executive praises BikeTube effortPublished: 11:00pm 09 Jun 2009

More than 11,000 people used London Cycling Campaign’s www.biketube.org.uk resource to help them to cycle to work during the strike.LCC created ‘BikeTubes’ (not TfL, nor anyone else): our five led rides guided people who were immensely grateful fo...

Upcoming community events 2009Published: 11:00pm 04 Jun 2009

13th June: Dr Bike in WandsworthDr Bike organised by Wandsworth Council in the Balham Community Space from 12-4pm.14th June: Bromley Parks & RideBromley Cyclists are leading a ride for adult beginners and accompanied children. The ride is on q...

BikeTubes show London commuters the way to workPublished: 11:00pm 04 Jun 2009

On both days of the Tube strike LCC led 'BikeTubes' from the suburbs into central London as part of its campaign to get more people to cycle to work. Over 100 people, novice and experienced cyclists alike, took part in the group rides marshalled b...