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Archives for July 2012

Blind Independence Greenwich wants to offer tandem cycling experiences to wider audiencePublished: 10:57pm 28 July 2012

Local support charity Blind Independence Greenwich (BIG) has added tandems to the list of projects it runs, enabling blind and partially sighted people to enjoy the joys of cycling.
One of the first rides organised by BIG was a tandem ride alon...

London Cycling Campaign writes to Transport for London about Olympic Route NetworkPublished: 2:33pm 27 July 2012

Responding to complaints from Londoners, LCC has written (see below) to Transport for London's team in charge of the Olympic Route Network urging them to remove several dangerous infrastructure changes implemented this week
In many areas, chang...

Bereaved family joins local cyclists to remember tube driver killed riding in borough of CroydonPublished: 1:03pm 27 July 2012

The family of Neil Turner, a London Underground driver killed while cycling to work on 10 July 2012, joined with Croydon Cycling Campaign to install a ghost bike memorial on Mitcham Road, near where the fatal collision took place.
Mr Turner is ...

Want one of the top jobs in urban cycling? Then stand for election as an LCC trusteePublished: 10:01am 27 July 2012

Fancy taking one of the top jobs at the London Cycling Campaign, the world’s largest urban cycling organisation?
NOMINATION FORM
If you’re an LCC member, and are up for a challenge, there are four seats up for grabs at this autumn&rs...

Londoner conquers Paris – Wiggo celebrates Tour win as Cav grabs final stage victoryPublished: 12:04pm 23 July 2012

Photo: Courtesy francetvsport
Sporting his trademark sideburns and holding aloft the Tour’s stuffed lion London-bred Bradley Wiggins celebrated a remarkable victory in the most gruelling race in the world: “It's very surreal at...

Transport for London announces 50 dangerous junctions to be made safer for cycling in 2013Published: 2:46pm 20 July 2012

Following months of consultation with LCC and others, Transport for London has announced 100 junctions that will be made safer for cycling and walking, with 50 to be completed by the end of 2013.
These 50 form part of another list of 100, which...

Olympic cycling eventsPublished: 1:15pm 19 July 2012

Surely there is not a more appropriate way to get to Olympic cycle events than by bike. Here a list of events and details including cycle parking locations:
Road racesVenue: The Mall to Box HillDates: 28th July (men); 29th July (women)http://ww...

Advice for travelling around London during 2012 Olympic Games Published: 12:25pm 19 July 2012

During the Olympics and Paralympics the bicycle will remain the best and most reliable and fun way to get around London, to visit the games and especially to get to Olympic cycling events.•    Getting around London (and new cyc...

London Cycling Campaign CEO tells GLA that lack of political will is greatest barrier to cyclingPublished: 9:27pm 12 July 2012

Speaking City Hall on Thursday, London Cycling Campaign chief executive Ashok Sinha said the most important thing that London needs is to become safe and inviting for cyclists is an injection of political will from Mayor Boris Johnson.Invited to...

Members elect first two representatives to new elected Policy ForumPublished: 1:31pm 6 July 2012

Anthony Gilmour and Ian Townsend are the first two representatives to be elected to the new London Cycling Campaign Policy Forum.
Find out more about how the forum will work here.
Read the candidate statements here.
The ballot was carried out e...

Cycle Alerts system attempts to design out risk from large lorries, but concerns over its potentialPublished: 12:21pm 6 July 2012

On Thursday 5 July 2012 LCC attended a demonstration of Cycle Alert’s new HGV-cyclist sensor system which took place around London's Elephant & Castle.
The product is designed so HGV drivers detect the presence of nearby cyclists, usi...

Information on free cycle parking and bike repairs during the Paralympics Published: 11:48am 6 July 2012

Getting around London during the Olympic and Paralympic Games is best done on a bike. However traffic during the games might affect cycle journeys as well. Here is some information to help avoid problems.
Temporary Cycle Parking
You can find d...

Mayor puts Go Dutch on TfL agenda, so don't miss your chance to say where it should be implementedPublished: 11:23am 6 July 2012

Mayor Boris Johnson has written to LCC (see below) confirming he's told Transport for London to review our Love London, Go Dutch campaign to work out how its principles can be incorporated into the design of new cycling schemes in the capital.
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Stronger punishments for road users who injure, including cyclist who hit pedestrian in HolbornPublished: 8:26pm 4 July 2012

Cyclist Andrej Schipka was fined £850 plus £930 costs after being found guilty of crashing into a solicitor who was on a pedestrian crossing at Holborn Viaduct at the time of the collision.
Solicitor Clive Hyer suffered permanent br...

River Lea towpath closed: local residents protest at lack of walking and cycling facilities at Olympic ParkPublished: 2:19pm 2 July 2012

Local residents have organised a protest against the closure of the River Lea towpath near the Olympic Park, which is now out of bounds for security reasons until the end of the Paralympics on 10 September 2012.
Join the protest Facebook group
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What would British roads look like if we treated them the same way we do our cycle lanes?Published: 11:26am 2 July 2012

When we posted a photo on our Facebook of a truck blocking Cycle Superhighway 3 (below-left), LCC supporter Dave Hall decided to picture how our roads might look if we treated them with the same disregard we do our bike lanes.
Don't forget t...