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Archives for August 2006

Ken supports scrapping of legislation that would allow bike removal Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

This gives our campaign against the legislation more weight. This legislation would give Councils the power to remove any cycles in the vicinity of posted notices where, in their opinion, bikes are a 'nuisance' or offend against 'good management o...

Put up more bike stands instead of impounding cycles Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

LCC Press Release - 29th November 2004
Bike owners will find their bikes disappearing from streets and the locks destroyed without compensation if a new bill sponsored by London Boroughs and Transport for London gets through parliament.
And it w...

LCN and Cycling in London Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

Review of cycling in LondonMany will already know about our campaign success late 2001. LCC successfully lobbied - through its groups, members, activists, friends and contacts  - Ken Livingstone to restore an £8million budget for cycling in London...

London Cycling Awards Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

This years winners were presented by Debborah Moggach, cycling author and screenwriter; David Begg, Transport Consultant; Ben Webster, Transport Correspondent for The Times; and Philip Darnton, Chair of the National Cycling Strategy Board.The full...

London's Cycling Oscars - Nominations Wanted! Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

We want your nominations for the London Cycling Awards. If you know of a promising cycling initiative or facility implemented/ completed since April 2003, here's your chance to reward and encourage good work. The categories this year are:Best Cycl...

The Tour of Britain in London Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

The Tour of Britain returned after an absence of five years. Sixteen of the world's top professional cycling teams raced for five stages across Britain. The five stages were in the North West, through Yorkshire, the East Midlands, South Wales, and...

London Boroughs to get £758 million for transportation Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

TfL Press release - 23 November 2004 Mayor announces record five-year £758 million funding programme for local transport improvementsSustained local transport investment aims to improve journeys from ‘the moment Londoners’ leave their front door’....

European directive to make drivers pay Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

London Cycling Campaign welcomes the European Commission proposals to make drivers responsible for collisions. Under the proposals there will be a presumption that large vehicles are responsible for collisions with smaller and the onus will be the...

Banking on Biking Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

Each workshop is being run through a local time bank - check the table below for your nearest location and contact the time broker to book your place. There are 20 places available at each workshop so please contact the time broker to put your nam...

Business gets bike friendly Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

International and national businesses have just joined London Cycling Campaign’s Corporate Affiliation Scheme. Organisations from all sectors of business have signed up to the benefits of cycling for London. Corporate Affiliates benefit from the w...

Vulnerable road users need greater consideration Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

LCC says vulnerable roadusers, such as people on bicycles, need greater consideration in a Greater London Assembly Transport Committee Inquiry. Amongst the measures LCC thinks will make road safer for people on bicycles are:20mph speed limit HGV b...

Join LCC and win a Powabyke Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

(picture to go in here)The electric Powabyke is designed to bring the benefits of traditional cycling without the effort. A battery driven-motor powers the bike, so no pedalling is necessary to get from A to B. Alternatively, a power-assist mode i...

Cycling needs greater role in Plan Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

London Cycling Campaign has responded positively to the Mayor's Plan for London, with three main caveats. Firstly, there needs to be a policy to reduce Londoners' need to travel, secondly, the practicality and provision of cycling and walking need...

London Cycle Guides get people on bikes Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

London Cycling Campaign research shows that people using the London Cycle Guides are encouraged to get on their bikes for the first time. People already cycling in London are getting on the bikes more, finding new routes around London.The main fin...

LCC Briefing on the draft European Insurance DirectivePublished: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

The factsThe EU proposals only relate to insurance, not to the underlying legal position in relation to liability. The proposals state that any driver has to have a minimum amount of cover in relation to certain eventualities, including causing pe...

Tube strike - get on your bike Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

LCC is encouraging everyone who would normally get the tube to avoid the frustrations of the strike and hop on a bike to do their trip rather than get frustrated on a bus or in a car.“Not only will most people’s journeys be quicker by bike”, says ...

London cycling conference: fully booked Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

Information for conference delegates and pressDue to unprecedented demand, the conference is now fully booked and we are unable to accept more bookings.Conference delegate packs have been mailed to delegates. If you have registered but not receive...

Less traffic - happy cycle users Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

Enjoyable, wonderful, a delight - just some of the words used by people cycling to describe the first day of congestion charging. Here's what they said:“This has been the best day in London cycle commuting history. A wonderful journey (aided by ha...

Ken launches LCC's All Ability Cycling Group Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

Mayor Ken Livingstone is to launch the London Cycling Campaign’s All Abilities Cycling Group on Tuesday 25 March. Cycles available for trying at the launch will include hand-cycles, tandems, recumbent cycles, the Duet wheelchair/cycle and side-by-...

Cycling Oscars announced Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

Competition was incredibly tough for this year's LCC Awards, which were announced on Saturday 2 November.John Biggs from the Greater London Assembly and Chair of the Transport Committee presented the awards and praised the range and quality of the...

Bicycle - favourite invention, ever! Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

Listeners of BBC Radio 4's Today programme have, almost unanimously voted the bicycle their favourite invention ever.The bicycle received 70% of the vote in the results of an online survey published recently (2/11/2002). The next favoured inventio...

Ignorant Cyclists! Ignorant Lorry Drivers!Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

Mayor Ken Livingstone has launched a road safety campaign aimed at Commercial Goods Vehicles and cyclists. In partnership with LCC and the Freight Transport Association, the key message of the campaign is  to think about the dangers and be safe.Ma...

Win one of 20 tickets to Cycle 2002 Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

What’s Cycle 2002?Cycle 2002 is a new exhibition taking place at the Business Design Centre, London; Friday 27-Sunday 29 September, 10am-6pm (except Sunday 10am-4pm).The show will feature all the current and "soon-to-be-available" develo...

Police catch moped muggers Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

Following a spate of attacks on cyclists in recent weeks, the Metropolitan Police mounted a successful operation to catch the culprits on 25 January.Cyclists and their luggage had become a target for youngsters riding mopeds on two roads in Isling...

Londoners show the way to fight obesity Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

More Cycling is the Solution to Obesity Epidemic says Health Select Committee – Opportunity for London. The House of Commons Health Select Committee makes the following statement in its report on obesity (p.116).“If the Government were to achieve ...

Capitalise on the 23% Boom in London Cycling Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

The London Cycling Campaign (LCC) welcomes Transport for London figures (released 22 July 2004)  which show a record 23% increase in cycling in London over the past year.  We believe this is the sharpest one year increase in cycle use ever recorde...

LCC's AGM, Awards, and Celebrity Panel Published: 11:00pm 29 August 2006

LCC’s 2004 AGM, Awards and celebrity panel discussion was held on Wednesday evening 13th October 2004  at Kings College, Franklin Wilkins Building, 150 Stamford St, SE1The new style AGM in the evening was a success with an increase in attendance u...

Why not come along to the International Cycle Show 2004? Published: 11:00pm 28 August 2006

This exciting event is being held at the Business Design Centre, London N1 0QH and is open to the public from Friday 24th September to Sunday 26th September. Tickets to the show can be bought in advance online and for more details about the show v...

Ken supports All Ability cycling Published: 11:00pm 28 August 2006

On Tuesday 25 March 2003, London Mayor Ken Livingstone launched the London Cycling Campaign's All Ability Cycling Group with the message 'Cycling is for everyone’. The Mayor rode a side-by-side bike with the group’s chair Debbie Allaire (a wheelch...

London Cycling Campaign Awards 2003 Published: 11:00pm 28 August 2006

(picture to go in here)A canal cycle route in East London has been named the capital’s best new cycling facility in the London Cycling Campaign Awards 2003.The new floating towpath on the Limehouse Cut canal was one of five winners named in the aw...

Rides and Events list for Bike Week 2003 14th to 22nd June 2003 Published: 11:00pm 28 August 2006

The database that provided the listing for this page has been taken off-line.  If you want information about events that took place in 2003, please contact the LCC office.

Bike Week 12-20th June 2004 Published: 11:00pm 28 August 2006

LCC is organising more than 100 events across the capital for a celebration of cycling during Bike Week.  Already thousands of people have turned up for bike events in London this weekend including a bike festival in Trafalgar Square at which the ...

Southwark Cyclists work with Jeremy Deller, Turner Prize winner Published: 11:00pm 28 August 2006

Whilst accepting the Turner Prize this week, British artist Jeremy Deller dedicated it to "everyone who cycles in London".As part of the exhibit at Tate Britain, Southwark Cyclists lead by Barry Mason as Borough Coordinator have organise...

New look LCC Website Published: 11:00pm 28 August 2006

The LCC Website has had a makeover and over the next few weeks we will be testing the new version of the site. You may find at times that some of the pages and features of the old site are not working.

London leads in terms of cycle growth Published: 11:00pm 27 August 2006

London Boroughs top the UK Cycling Growth LeagueA UK wide comparison of journeys to work by bike shows that London boroughs lead the country in growth terms.  The borough of Hackney ranks number one in the UK with six other Inner London boroughs m...

Cycling and the June 2004 GLA Elections Published: 11:00pm 27 August 2006

The London Cycling Campaign met all of London's Mayoral candidates and asked them to agree the following 10 point manifesto, and they have.You can still ask your London Assembly member to support cycling by asking them to sign up to this manifesto...

Celebrate cycling in London at Bikefest 2006Published: 11:00pm 27 August 2006

Sunday 3rd September from 9am to 6.30pm, located on the walkway adjacent to The Mall, opposite St James’s Park.BikeFest is a family festival packed with entertainment, activities and advice to get you, your family and friends geared up for cycling...

LCC presses for Action following Post-Blackfriars Review Published: 11:00pm 23 August 2006

Transport for London must take urgent action in the wake of a major review of its procedures on road schemes and cycling provision.The independent review by the Transport Research Laboratory for TfL lists 35 recommendations for improvements in TfL...

Velodrome and velo-park funding confirmed Published: 11:00pm 23 August 2006

The redevelopment of the Eastway site will be part of London's 'pre-build' for the Olympics. If the London bid fails some of the planned facilities will never be built. British Cycling is jubilant that the velodrome is a guaranteed construction pr...

LCC wins Liveable City Award Published: 11:00pm 23 August 2006

The London Cycling Campaign has won the Liveable City Highly  Commended Award in recognition of its outstanding contribution to Traffic Reduction and Transport Management.Presenting the award on behalf of the Corporation of London, Jonathan Porrit...

Bicycle voted as best invention Published: 11:00pm 23 August 2006

For the second year running, the bicycle has won this national survey of the people's favourite inventions. Professor Wolff's praise of the bicycle followed a vote prompted by this year's Reith Lectures, 'The Trumph of Technology'. Out of over 4,5...

National Cycling Project Awards 2005 Published: 11:00pm 23 August 2006

These awards aim to raise awareness of successful schemes or projects that are making a positive contribution to cycling. They are jointly run by CTC, the national cyclists' organisation and the CCN, the federation of cycle campaign groups.This ye...

Bike Week 11th - 19th June 2005 Published: 11:00pm 23 August 2006

LCC is organising more than 100 events across the capital to celebrate cycling during Bike Week. Visit the Bike Week website for details of all these events.The flagship event for 2005 is BikeFest. This festival is to take place in Trafalgar Squar...

New Scheme to reunite stolen bikes with their owners Published: 11:00pm 23 August 2006

What is this initiative?The Metropolitan Police in partnership with the Tower Hamlets Market Inspectors have been working for a number of months seizing suspected stolen pedal cycles from illegal street traders in Brick Lane Market, in order that ...

Waltham Forest are Cycling Award Winners Published: 11:00pm 23 August 2006

Waltham Forest Council beat off tough competition from other boroughs including Ealing and Lambeth and the Royal Parks Partnership to scoop this prestigious award. The results were announced at an awards ceremony held at Hilton Park Lane Hotel, Lo...

TfL urges Londoners to cycle Published: 11:00pm 23 August 2006

On Monday 18th April TfL launched a new campaign to get Londoners out on their bikes. They have commissioned three 'infocommercials' which will be shown on ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 for two weeks from 18th April. These one minute films feature ...

A Cyclists' Manifesto Published: 11:00pm 23 August 2006

With a General Election being a distinct possibility this year, cycle campaign groups have jointly called for actions at a national level for the new government to promote cycling.Cycling is fast, fun, keeps you fit and it is free (well almost!). ...

Make the Highway Code fair for CyclistsPublished: 11:00pm 22 August 2006

LCC believes that cyclists should be allowed to judge whether or not to use cycling facilities, including cycle lanes. This is because cyclists have the same entitlement to use the roads as motorists and cycle facilities may be poorly-designed or ...

Tour of Britain Published: 11:00pm 22 August 2006

Make a date in your diary for Sunday 3rd September. That's the day the Tour of Britain comes to town with a brand new 80km route taking in London's key landmarks.New routeStarting in Greenwich Park, some of the world's top pro cyclists will then r...

Cycle registration could halt cycle growth in LondonPublished: 11:00pm 13 August 2006

An unworkable scheme to register cycles in London and fit them with number plates could bring the welcome growth in London cycling to a sharp halt. Mayor of London proposes registering cyclistsThe scheme was proposed by Ken Livingstone, Mayor of L...

Massive Turnout for London Bike Week Published: 11:00pm 10 August 2006

National Bike Week organisers say that across Britain Bike Week had 1,626 events registered by 1,125 organisers. According to the figures provided by local organisers, there were approximately over quarter of a million participants.A brief sample ...

Launch of Jagonari Cycles project Published: 11:00pm 8 August 2006

Fifteen local Bengali women in Tower Hamlets became the first to benefit from a new bicycle training project called "Jagonari Cycles".The women, all relatively novice on two wheels, will receive free training and access to a pool of bike...

LCC Annual General MeetingPublished: 11:00pm 5 August 2006

LCC's AGM is taking place on Wednesday 22 November 2006. The date for nominations and motions has now passed.This year's AGM will concentrate on the theme of women and cycling. Our all-female celebrity panel will put forward their ideas and sugges...

London's Cycling Awards 2006Published: 11:00pm 5 August 2006

The deadline for nominations has now passed, so make sure you don't miss the awards ceremony at this year's AGM. The categories this year are:Best Cycle FacilityBest Community Cycling InitiativeBest Cycling Initiative for Young People or Children ...