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Archives for July 2009

LCC-supported cycle club is focus for local schoolsPublished: 11:00pm 27 Jul 2009

photo An LCC-led project at a school in Hillingdon became a fo cus for cycle trainingAn LCC-led project at a school in Hillingdon became a focus for cycle training for a day last month when three other local schools joined in the fun.Field End Jun...

Funding success for community cycling projectsPublished: 11:00pm 27 Jul 2009

LCC has won funding for two community cycling projects that were founded using money from the Community Cycling Fund.Pedal4HealthPedal4Health has successfully bid for funding from Capital FM’s Help a London Child.The project delivers cycle trainin...

Summer picnic for community cycling champions Published: 11:00pm 27 Jul 2009

Always a bit of a gamble putting on an outdoor event during an English summer but the community team's picnic in St James Park attracted 25 cyclists who were promptly rewarded with some late summer sunshine.The afternoon provided an informal and r...

Hounslow SkyridePublished: 11:00pm 27 Jul 2009

West London to host hundreds of cyclists at Hounslow Skyride On Sunday 9th August six miles of roads in West London will be closed to traffic and instead of cars, families and individuals on bikes will take to the streets in a localised version of...

LCC works with Metropolitan Police to improve safety awarenessPublished: 11:00pm 27 Jul 2009

Photo Cycling members of the Metropolitan police pose in front of a lorry used to raise cyclist awareness LCC joined forces with the police to hand out free cycling safety advice at an event in Russell Square in July 2009.The police had arran...

LCC-funded school bags two cycling awardsPublished: 11:00pm 27 Jul 2009

photo Tyssen School in Hackney won two awards from its borough for its cycling clubTyssen Community Primary School in north-east London was celebrating last month after winning two awards from the Borough of Hackney’s School Travel Plan Awards.The...

Blackheath Bike Week extravaganzaPublished: 11:00pm 27 Jul 2009

Bike and Kite festival to celebrate the start of Bike Week 2009The Blackheath Kite and Bike Festival took place in South East London on a sunny weekend marking the start of Bike Week on 13th and 14th of June.The heath was awash with bikes, and, yo...

Lambeth leads the way in London for lorry driver cycle-awareness trainingPublished: 11:00pm 15 Jul 2009

photo LCC wants every London lorry driver to receive cycle-awareness training, like those in Lambeth

 
LCC is calling on every lorry driver to be given cycle-awareness training, and has praised Lambeth Council for leading the way in Lon...

Aussies pioneer bike parkingPublished: 11:00pm 15 Jul 2009

photo The Bike Pod parking system takes up only a single car parking space yet stores up to 10 bikes An Australian company has come up with a new high-tech, eco-friendly bike facility called the Bikepod. Although some of the solar-powered features...

Record numbers complete the Dunwich Dynamo night ridePublished: 11:00pm 15 Jul 2009

photo Two riders show their elation at completing the 116-mile night ride to Suffolk  An estimated 1000 cyclists rode through the night during the Dunwich Dynamo from London Fields to Dunwich, Suffolk, on Saturday 4 July 2009. The riders enjoyed a...

Fourth plinthers keen to show support for cyclingPublished: 11:00pm 15 Jul 2009

photo David Rosenberg, aka the Pink Plinther, will ride a pink Brompton spewing bubbles to celebrate London cycling Three participants of Anthony Gormley's One & Other artwork will use their hour on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth to support ...

Over 300 join LCC rides at Hounslow SkyridePublished: 11:00pm 15 Jul 2009

photo Around 10,000 cyclists attended the celebration of traffic-free cycling in HounslowOver 300 Londoners joined five LCC led rides to the first of this year’s Mayor of London Skyride in Hounslow on Sunday 9 August 2009.The Hounslow Skyride saw ...

Put your favourite cycling scheme or project in the limelightPublished: 11:00pm 15 Jul 2009

Londoners are invited to nominate the capital's best cycling projects with the launch of the London Cycling Awards 2009.The awards, run by the London Cycling Campaign, recognise the best contributions to the growth of cycling in the capital.Anyone...

Cycle trainer funded through LCC teams up with NHSPublished: 11:00pm 07 Jul 2009

Pedal4Health, an organisation founded with help from the LCC community team, is providing Wandsworth NHS with 10 weeks of cycle training for families in Roehampton.A programme of training and introductory rides are part of the Wheel Thing scheme a...

LCC advises the mayor how to plan for a truly liveable cityPublished: 11:00pm 05 Jul 2009

photo 5000 people live carfree in the sustainable suburb of Vauban in Freiburg, Germany  A flagship car-free property development should be built in London to show the public that living car-free can be a benefit, not a burden.This is one of the k...

Online maps show bike shop discounts and hire locationsPublished: 11:00pm 05 Jul 2009

You can now find your nearest bike shop offering LCC member discounts* using an online map.
There's also a separate map showing all the shops in London that hire out bicycles.
Follow the links below to see the maps. Click on the maps to e...

Cycle safety passport spreads key campaign messagesPublished: 09:54am 03 Jul 2009

LCC launched a cyclist safety ‘passport’ this month encouraging people to get involved with campaigns around three key issues on London’s roads.Lorry safety, speeding traffic and promoting more confident cyclists have been identified as key to cyc...

New cycle-friendly minister in Department for TransportPublished: 11:00pm 02 Jul 2009

photo New Minister of State for Transport Sadiq Khan poses on his bicycleCyclists welcomed the appointment of Sadiq Khan MP as Minister of State for Transport this month following his involvement with an LCC cycling project.Mr Khan, Labour MP for ...

Cyclists demonstrate against CPS and driver apathyPublished: 11:00pm 02 Jul 2009

photo The driver of the lorry that killed a cyclist in Greenwich in May 2009 has never come forwardAround 30 London cyclists, including representatives from LCC, assembled and then handed in a statement of protest (see below) at the Crown Prosecut...

Cycle Highways must tackle major obstacles to favour cyclistsPublished: 11:00pm 02 Jul 2009

photo TfL's Cycle Highway team takes notes as LCC route experts contribute their viewsA massive effort is required to turn the proposed Cycle Highways into cycle-friendly routes, according to LCC staff and volunteers who inspected the routes this ...

Sizzling summer savings on family membershipPublished: 11:00pm 02 Jul 2009

You can now extend your Individual LCC membership to your whole family for only £12.Family membership usually costs £55, so you make great savings, while your family receives the same fantastic money-saving benefits and insurance cover as you.And ...

Community team launches news sectionPublished: 11:00pm 02 Jul 2009

photo Pupils at the Harefield Academy in Uxbridge enjoy cycle trainingThe LCC community team, running over 50 cycling projects among difficult-to-reach groups in London, has launched a news section.Follow the link below to keep in touch with happe...

Win a pair of tickets to Tour de France stage playPublished: 11:00pm 02 Jul 2009

Fill in the form at the bottom of the page for your chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to this new stage play about the Tour de France. Please state the date you'd like to attend. Competition closes 5pm Friday 10 July.The play is showing a...

British Waterways uses giant 'hole' to slow down cyclistsPublished: 11:00pm 02 Jul 2009

photo A painting of a hole in the towpath was used to slow down cyclists in IslingtonBritish Waterways used a novel method to encourage cyclists to slow down on the Regents Canal towpath during Bike Week.A giant hole was painted on a canvass on th...

Freewheel is back as Mayor of London's SkyridePublished: 11:00pm 01 Jul 2009

photo LCC volunteers send Boris Johnson a message at Freewheel 2008Freewheel is back on Sunday 20 September 2009, renamed the Mayor of London's Skyride. LCC is looking for volunteers to help lead rides and help marshal the event.The event takes pl...