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Archives for August 2012

LCC submits policy recommendations to GLA Transport Committee Investigation into CyclingPublished: 10:27am 21 Aug 2012

In a challenging introduction to our response to the GLA Transport Committee Investigation into Cycling, LCC chief executive Ashok Sinha has called for Boris Johnson to "direct Transport for London to give cycling priority in both time and space...

Auto Express axes anti-cyclist article after threats to boycott new cycling magazinePublished: 01:18am 21 Aug 2012

Dennis Publishing has removed an anti-cyclist story from its Auto Express website after a flurry of complaints from, among others, London Cycling Campaign staff and members.
The article, which can still be read here (thanks Susie M) and in the la...

Have you got time to volunteer in our busy head office?Published: 03:33pm 17 Aug 2012

Our Office Manager Lu is looking for a pro-active and computer literate person to volunteer at our office 1-2 days each week.
Past volunteers speak highly of the experience (see below), and we provide £5 lunch per day and travel expenses....

Dismay as latest crash stats for Great Britain show 13% increase in cyclist casualtiesPublished: 01:17pm 17 Aug 2012

The latest quarterly road casualties figure from the Department for Transport show a marked increase in casualties for cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists.
Cyclist casualties for the first three months in 2012 in Great Britain are up 13% on t...

FREE cycling portraits by a pro photographer at the London Bike Polo ChampionshipsPublished: 11:34am 17 Aug 2012

From 12-3pm on Sunday 26 August, we'll snapping another collection of cool cyclist photographs (see above) at the Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships (see below) in Bethnal Green Gardens.
Don't miss this rare chance for you (and a friend or famil...

RideLondon promises a weekend of cycling fun across the capital in 2013Published: 03:59pm 10 Aug 2012

Hot on the heels of incredible success for Team GB’s cycling stars, the Mayor of London has confirmed plans for London to host a two-day festival of cycling in 2013.
RideLondon will feature events for amateur, club and elite cyclists.&nbs...

Mayor Boris Johnson ducks Londoners' calls for a real cycling legacy after OlympicsPublished: 03:48pm 10 Aug 2012

Today, Boris Johnson re-announced a two-day summer festival of cycling for 2013 (it had been known about since January), which will involve a traffic-free event in central London on Saturday 3 August (like Skyride) and, the next day, a mass cyclin...

Campaigners Conference on 8 September: your chance to shape the future of London cyclingPublished: 03:38pm 10 Aug 2012

So many people have registered for our Campaigners Conference this Saturday that we've had to move the event to a larger room.
Don't miss your chance to get involved with shaping our 2014 local election campaign at this exciting event at South ...

Tour of Cambridge shows how local cycling and walking trips can be encouraged over drivingPublished: 04:50pm 09 Aug 2012

Recently the London Cycling Campaign visited Cambridge to give a presentation on Love London, Go Dutch to the Cambridge Cycling Campaign (CCC).
We enjoyed a tour of Cambridge's cycling infrastructure from CCC chair Martin Lucas-Smith (abov...

Families of victims killed by lorry driver call for him to be banned from HGVs for lifePublished: 02:36pm 03 Aug 2012

The families of Eilidh Cairns and Nora Gutman have called for HGV driver Joao Lopes to be banned from driving for life.
For causing death while driving without his prescription glasses Lopes received only a six-year driving ban and four years i...

London cyclist tackles 'Olympian' Alpine ride to raise money for friend killed by HGV in DalstonPublished: 01:24pm 03 Aug 2012

In February 2011 London cyclist Dan Cox (pictured left) was struck by a left-turning lorry at Dalston junction while commuting to his workplace.
After a brave fight, he died in hospital of his terrible injuries.
Dan was described by his boss a...

Wiggins call for helmet compulsion is damaging diversion from lack of safe Olympic cycle routesPublished: 12:09pm 02 Aug 2012

Bradley Wiggins’ call for helmet compulsion in the wake of the death of the 28-year-old cyclist who was run over last night by a bus at a notoriously dangerous junction outside the Olympic Park, while well meant, is a serious diversion fro...

Gold for Londoner Bradley WigginsPublished: 04:08pm 01 Aug 2012

In an extraordinary triumph for British cycling Londoner Bradley Wiggins has added an Olympic time trial gold to his yellow jersey in the Tour de France. The medal makes Wiggo Britain’s most be-medalled Olympian. Wiggins’ lieutenant in...

Love London, Go Dutch: Where's the plan Boris?Published: 03:43pm 01 Aug 2012

London Cycling Campaign has written to Mayor Boris Johnson asking for a clear timetable for implementing the promises he made to the 40,000+ people who signed our Love London, Go Dutch petition to make our streets as safe and inviting for cycling ...