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Archives for July 2013

Join our 'space for cycling' ride on 2 September telling the Mayor we need dedicated space for cyclingPublished: 12:31pm 25 Jul 2013

Despite the four recent cycling deaths and thousands of people taking to London’s streets in protest, Mayor Boris Johnson has ignored the public’s clamour for safe space for cycling.
That’s why we’re organising another &ls...

London Cycling Campaign writes to Mayor calling on him to provide safe space4cycling in Central LondonPublished: 01:30pm 22 Jul 2013

In the wake of the two #space4cycling protest rides, we've written to the Mayor Boris Johnson calling on his to reaffirm his 2012 commitment to bring all Cycle Superhighways up to Go Dutch standards.
We're also calling on the Mayor to make major ...

My 15-year-old nephew was lucky to survive, which is why haulage industry must take action to reduce lorry dangerPublished: 10:09am 22 Jul 2013

Those of you who were on the protest ride in Holborn last week might have heard my speech in Lincoln's Inn Fields where I spoke about the shock of finding out that my brilliant 15-year-old nephew Guy Gibson (pictured above) had been knocked off ...

Blogger profile: Annisa Chand from Radiant RidersPublished: 01:55pm 18 Jul 2013

In a new series of guest bloggers for the London Cycling Campaign, we find out a bit more about Annisa Chand, co-founder of Radiant Riders, a sub group of the Shoreditch Sisters Women's Institute. Radiant Riders is held once a month and is a great...

Learning to fall in love with the Tour De FrancePublished: 01:02pm 18 Jul 2013

When Tom Moulton was offered the trip to see the tour first hand, he knew nothing and had little interest for the sport. Here he shares his tips on how to fall in love with this beautiful and ultimate race.

I love watching sport and I love cyc...

What must be done to make Aldgate and Holborn safer and why it's shocking it hasn't happened alreadyPublished: 08:55am 18 Jul 2013

Two cycling fatalities in the space of 10 days prompted thousands of Londoners to join the #space4cycling protests in Aldgate and Holborn (photo portraits here).
So why exactly are we so angry about these fatalities, and why are we adamant that t...

Holborn protest ride attracts 2500 Londoners calling on the Mayor to provide safe space for cyclingPublished: 08:45am 17 Jul 2013

A crowd estimated at 2500 people, significantly larger than the one that assembled last Friday in Aldgate, came together on Tuesday evening to take part in the latest LCC protest ride in central London.
Hundreds of the protestors wore placards,...

LCC organises second protest ride after third cyclist killed in three weeks on street without dedicated space for cyclingPublished: 12:28pm 15 Jul 2013

On the morning of Monday 15 July 2013 another Londoner was killed under the wheels of a lorry in a street that provides no dedicated space for cycling. (photo: James Robertson)
We send our deepest sympathy to family and friends of the latest vi...

1500 protestors tell Mayor Boris Johnson that cycling needs dedicated space to make Londoners safePublished: 09:23am 13 Jul 2013

A vocal but good-natured crowd of around 1500 Londoners rode the route from Tower Hill to Aldgate to tell Mayor Boris Johnson that cycling on Cycle Superhighway 2, and other dangerous roads in London, needs dedicated space to be safe.
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Aldgate victim's mother calls on Mayor Boris Johnson to set a deadline for major improvements to Cycle Superhighway 2Published: 09:09am 12 Jul 2013

The mother of Philippine de Gerin-Ricard, killed last Friday on Cycle Superhighway 2, said yesterday that "by using this bike lane she didn't stand a chance from the outset" and called on the Mayor Boris Johnson to set a deadline for improvement...

London Cycling Campaign supports Action on Lorry Danger vigil outside City HallPublished: 01:10pm 11 Jul 2013

The London Cycling Campaign has joined with RoadPeace, Living Streets, CTC and British Cycling in supporting a vigil to remember cyclists and pedestrians killed by lorries on our streets.
Bereaved families, campaigners and the concerned gathere...

Free guided rides from your neighbourhood to the family-friendly FreeCycle event in central LondonPublished: 02:22pm 10 Jul 2013

The inaugural RideLondon cycling festival takes place on 3-4 August 2013, comprising the:

Family-friendly FreeCycle event on Saturday daytime
Grand Prix Criterium circuit race on Saturday evening
RideLondon 100 public sportive on Sunda...

Winner of our Tyre Change Time Trial competition collects his new Genesis Flyer single speedPublished: 03:19pm 09 Jul 2013

 
Pete Kielbasa was the highly skilled winner of the London Cycling Campaign Tyre-change Time Trial competition, which took place over two, SPIN London and the London Nocturne.
Pete set the record for changing an inner tube against the cl...

Join the London Cycling Campaign protest ride this Friday calling for clear space for cycling on our streetsPublished: 01:07pm 09 Jul 2013

At 6pm on Friday 12 July, all Londoners are invited to join the London Cycling Campaign protest ride from Tower Hill to Aldgate calling on the Mayor to provide dedicated space for cycling across the capital.
Protest ride details

Meet 6pm for...

Woman on Cycle Hire bike killed in lorry crash at Aldgate East during evening rush hourPublished: 09:16am 06 Jul 2013

London's cyclists have been horrified by the death of young woman in a lorry crash while cycling along Aldgate during Friday evening rush hour.
Our condolences go out to the friends and family of this latest victim, named as 20-year-old French ...

Voice of the Month: Danny WilliamsPublished: 03:11pm 04 Jul 2013

This month Danny Williams, cycle campaigner and author of the Cyclists in the City blog, looks at the latest set of government casualty statistics
In Copenhagen the number of journeys by bike grew by 50% between 1995 and 2010, yet the risk of c...

First Look: Hoy Shizuoka 4Published: 01:22pm 04 Jul 2013

Hoy Shizuoka 04£900www.evanscycles.comYou'd think the first Hoy bike to grace the LCC office would cause more than a ripple of excitement. After all, we're all huge admirers of the Herculean Olympian here, and we know and like our bikes too....

Review: Sugoi RSX jerseyPublished: 01:10pm 04 Jul 2013

SUGOI RSX jersey£69.99wwww.sugoi.com/gbrThe RSX is slap-bang in the middle of Sugoi's nine jersey line-up, which ranges from £35 to £100. It has a close fit on the body, but stretch and engineered panels ensure it doesn't feel re...

Blogger profile: these places in betweenPublished: 10:44am 04 Jul 2013

In a new series of guest bloggers for the London Cycling Campaign, we join Cherry Fitzsimmons as she cycles from California to Argentina. Here, she tells us a bit more about herself and her life before this new adventure.
In May 2013 I packed up ...

Best Rides: Jack Thurston of the 'The Bike Show' writes about his favourite cycle tour in rural HertfordshirePublished: 11:22am 03 Jul 2013

Jack Thurston, author of Lost Lanes — the best-selling guide to bike rides within easy reach of London — shares one of his favourites, a gently rolling exploration of a hidden corner of HertfordshireWhat will I see? A quiet c...

Win £100 worth of Cycle Surgery vouchers or a fabulous London Cycling Campaign jerseyPublished: 05:58pm 02 Jul 2013

To enter, simply email your name and postcode to competition@lcc.org.uk. This competition closes at midnight on 31 July 2013, and we'll inform the winner by email one 1 August.

London Cycling Campaign calls on Boris Johnson to protect investment in cycling from Treasury cutsPublished: 05:13pm 02 Jul 2013

London’s ambitious Vision for Cycling in London must be protected from Treasury cuts, the London Cycling Campaign has told Boris Johnson.
Earlier this year, the Mayor promised £386m for cycling over the remainder of his current term...

Calls for Transport for London and Lewisham Council to improve cycling safety after father-of-two killed on Loampit ValePublished: 05:04pm 02 Jul 2013

Father-of-two Paul Hutcheson, 41, from Lee in South-East London (pictured above with his family), died during the morning rush hour on Monday 24 June 2013 after being struck by a red Audi while cycling on Loampit Vale near the junction with Thur...

Police and Transport for London prepare to increase enforcement against motorists who ignore Advanced Stop LinesPublished: 04:46pm 02 Jul 2013

The Metropolitan Police and Transport for London are preparing to increase enforcement against motorists who ignore Advanced Stop Lines (photo: Toby Jacobs).
This week, 60,000 leaflets are being handed out to motorists at key junctions telling ...