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Archives for August 2009

HGV event educates cyclistsPublished: 01:48pm 27 Aug 2009

Several HGVs were parked in Trafalgar Square on 19 August 2009 in a high-profile attempt spread awareness to cyclists of the dangers of lorries.The event, organised by the Metropolitan Police and supported by LCC and Transport for London, mirrored...

Greenwich tunnel closure means 10-mile detour for manyPublished: 11:14am 27 Aug 2009

photo Some commuters face a 10-mile detour while the Greenwich tunnel is closed for maintenanceAngry cyclists and pedestrians are accusing the local council of leaving them stranded while the Greenwich tunnel closes for maintenance later this ye...

Cycling women's fashion label launches website with a cycle treasure huntPublished: 11:00pm 26 Aug 2009

Chic cycle clothing and accessories brand Cyclodelic celebrated its new website launch with a photo-based treasure hunt on 20 August 2009.The event took place in central London, encouraging riders to visit Selfridges, Regent’s Park, the London Col...

Charity cycle - LCC members and community groups wanted to join inPublished: 01:17pm 26 Aug 2009

In a bid to raise money for McMillan Cancer Support and for Help for Heroes, 10 cyclists are covering 1,000 miles visiting 100 sports clubs on the way. The group will start from Glasgow on 14th October with at least 2 cyclists on the road at any g...

Skyride to coincide with the end of RamadanPublished: 11:00pm 25 Aug 2009

The 2009 London Skyride falls on the same day as Eid Ul-Fitr, the Muslim celebration that marks the end of Ramadan during which people fast. Traditionally the day is spent with family and friends eating special dishes, wearing new clothes, and sha...

Townmead Youth Project test their cycling staying power Published: 11:00pm 25 Aug 2009

Townmead youngsters at Evans Cycles “Ride It” event in Great MessendenThe young people from Hammersmith and Fulham were horrified at the thought of having to arrive at the club at 9am on Sunday 2 August. Nonetheless they duly arrived, the bikes ha...

Health Secretary shows support cycling club funded via LCCPublished: 11:00pm 25 Aug 2009

photo Health secretary Andy Burnham (fourth from left) shows his support for cycling projects in London Health secretary Andy Burnham has shown his support for an LCC-funded cycling project, praising those encouraging young children to enjoy more...

Trikes for the service users of Bede House in SouthwarkPublished: 11:00pm 25 Aug 2009

Learning difficulties and special needs project funded by the Community Cycling Fund for London (CCFfL)Bede House used their CCFfL grant to purchase trikes to add to their existing fleet of two-wheelers. Service users with balance and confidence i...

Bike shortages hit UKPublished: 11:00pm 16 Aug 2009

A boom in British cycling has left major European bike manufacturers short on bikes, it was reported last week. Demand has tripled in the last 12 months, and annual sales increased by 20% in June. This is despite an increase in prices led by a wea...

Key consultation role for LCC in Cycle Highway developmentPublished: 11:00pm 13 Aug 2009

photo Stockwell gyratory is one of the key barriers to cycling on the A24/A3 routeLCC is playing a key role in advising TfL as to how the mayor’s Cycle Highways should be developed.The first two Cycle Highways  are due to due to open in spring 201...

LCC supports successful summer of grass track racingPublished: 11:00pm 13 Aug 2009

photo Why not join in Hackney Cycling Club's successful summer of grass track races? Hackney Cycling Club, an organisation funded through LCC via the Community Cycling Fund, launched its first grass track league at Hackney Downs on Sunday 2 August...

Reported theft up 38% as gangs target London bikesPublished: 11:00pm 13 Aug 2009

photo Using two strong locks on frame and wheels is the best way of deterring thievesBike theft in London during the first half of 2009 rose 38% compared with the same period in 2008, according to figures on the Met Police website. Particularly hi...

Serco wins contract to run London's Cycle Hire schemePublished: 11:00pm 13 Aug 2009

photo It's expected that London's cycle hire scheme will be as successful as Paris' (above)Serco, the company operating the Docklands Light Railway and the Woolwich Ferry, has won the contract to run London’s new bike hire scheme.LCC has submitted...

Take part in September meetings to develop London's car-free outlookPublished: 11:00pm 13 Aug 2009

photo The Brunswick Centre in Bloomsbury is a successful carfree development in the capitalLondon Cycling Campaign is supporting the creation of an association to promote new car-free developments.The London Carfree Association would create a ‘dem...

Driving with a mobile phone is 'worse than drink driving'Published: 11:00pm 13 Aug 2009

photo Using a mobile phone in a motor vehicle can be more dangerous than drink drivingUsing a mobile phone in a motor vehicle is more dangerous than drink driving, a recent research review has concluded.The Transport Research Laboratory report rev...

Londoner's bike design nominated for Dyson awardPublished: 11:00pm 12 Aug 2009

photos The Contortionist bike folds to a size that's only the circumference of its wheelsA Londoner has been nominated for the £10,000 James Dyson Award after designing a new type of folding bicycle.Dominic Hargreaves, 24, from Wandsworth, develop...

Talking Heads' singer David Byrne raises over £1000 for LCCPublished: 11:00pm 10 Aug 2009

David Byrne, legendary front man of the band Talking Heads and successful solo musician, has raised £1,370 for LCC by auctioning his bike on eBay.The winning bidder beat 20 others for the blue Montague folding bike on 16 August 2009.Mr Byrne said,...