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Archives for June 2014

Islington cyclists protest over missing cycle trackPublished: 4:34pm 29 June 2014

 
Cyclists from Islington Cyclists Action Group, the LCC local branch, protested at Clerkenwell's unfinished and unused cycle track last week, as reported  in the Islington Tribune.
The 70ft by 10ft length of cycle track remains closed...

Driver charged with causing London cyclist's death by careless drivingPublished: 10:31am 26 June 2014

On 15th July 2103 last year cyclist Alan Neve, aged 54, died after a crash with a lorry in Holborn. Alan had been on his way from his home in Poplar to work for the Performing Rights Society in the West End.
Lorry driver Barry Meyer, 52 from Wa...

Cyclists Stay Back stickers to go!Published: 7:56am 26 June 2014

After six months of persistant criticism Transport for London has agreed to help remove the "Cyclist Stay Back" stickers from cars, vans and buses.
This is a considerable victory for London Cycling Campaign and our cycling and transport campaig...

Prudential RideLondon 2014 - Get involved!Published: 2:07pm 24 June 2014

Prudential RideLondon returns this summer on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August; come and celebrate cycling with London Cycling Campaign at the flagship festival and true legacy of the 2012 Games.
We have been involved with the ...

Battle of the Bags - Carradice Camper Vs Carradry Published: 11:56am 24 June 2014

Carradice of Nelson have been making bicycle luggage for some 80 years. The venerable Camper saddlebag is one of their earliest designs dating back to the fifties; the Carradry saddlebag is one of the latest. With the recent revival of saddlebag...

Review: 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of the Tour De FrancePublished: 10:12am 23 June 2014

Book Review
100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of the Tour De France
Simon Warren

The latest instalment in the 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs series, Simon Warren rides, photographs, describes, maps and profiles the 100 greatest climbs of the Tour de F...

London Cycling Campaign examines Cycle Safety Action PlanPublished: 7:29am 19 June 2014

The grim faced commuter cyclists in the image chosen for the cover of Transport for London's Cycle Safety Action Plan highlights how far we have to go to achieve safe and inviting cycling in London. Riders on the type of false blue lanes condemn...

London Cycling Campaign welcomes new cycling design standards, but enforcement is keyPublished: 1:44pm 13 June 2014

 
Finally after years of waiting the London Cycling Design Standards have been published. This is Transport for London's guide for making our streets better for people on bikes.
London Cycling Campaign Chief Executive Ashok Sinha responde...

Will Camden West End £26million street project deliver protected space for cycling?Published: 10:08am 12 June 2014

Camden Council has launched a consultation on controversial plans to take out the one-way traffic system on Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street.
Cyclists and pedestrians have welcomed the idea of improving the horror that Crossrail works have...

Shoreditch Cyclists sharing space with everyonePublished: 9:15am 12 June 2014

Cyclists, pedestrians, cars, taxis, vans and lorries are all beginning to mix in the new shared space junction at Leonard Circus Shoreditch.

The arguments have already begun about describing this as the first real example of shared space in L...

Olympic and World champ leads Team LCC to victory at Street Velodrome’s first roundPublished: 2:35pm 11 June 2014

London Cycling Campaign celebrated last weekend as Team LCC rode to victory in the first heat of the SportPursuit StreetVelodrome Series 2014.
For those who haven’t seen it in action yet, StreetVelodrome is the World's only pop-up track, ra...

LCC calls on Mayor to fast-track removal of Vauxhall roundabout after another London cyclist is killedPublished: 10:51am 2 June 2014

After another cycling fatality in the capital, the London Cycling Campaign is calling on the Mayor to fast-track the removal of the Vauxhall one-way system, redesigning the area to make it safe for cycling and walking.
A 52-year-old man died th...