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Videos show how Cycle Superhighway 2 could make cycling safer and more convenientPublished: 01:07pm 28 Aug 2013

Transport for London has published a pair of videos showing how it expects people to use new cycling infrastructure on the Cycle Superhighway 2 extension that’s currently being built from Bow roundabout to Stratford High Street.
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Tribute 'portrait bench’ unveiled to cycling campaign legend Barry Mason in Greenland DockPublished: 12:56pm 28 Aug 2013

Earlier this month, people from all around London rode to the unveiling of a portrait bench, alongside a bike route in South London, featuring a symbolic sculptural tribute to renowned campaigner Barry Mason (pictured below) who died in June 201...

London Cycling Campaign condemns Minister Eric Pickles call for more cars in our town centresPublished: 12:29pm 28 Aug 2013

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The London Cycling Campaign has challenged the recent pronouncement from Community and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles that more and cheaper car parking will benefit our town centres. 
We believe it’s a myth th...

Grants to support community cycling in London available from the 4th September 2013Published: 05:09pm 27 Aug 2013

Do you have an idea to promote cycling in your local community and help improve people's lives?
If you're involved in a community cycling project or thinking about setting one up you might be eligible to apply to one of the £5,000 grants ...

Royal College Street cycle tracks in Camden use planters and rumble strips to protect cyclists from motor trafficPublished: 02:56pm 22 Aug 2013

A £50,000 scheme to improve Royal College Street in Camden has been praised for keeping cyclists away from motor traffic.
Previously, the street had a two-way track on one side of the street, which was kerb-separated from the one-way carr...

Space for Cycling: Chris Boardman shows how cycle-proofing could Get Britain CyclingPublished: 12:49pm 22 Aug 2013

Our Space for Cycling protest ride on 2 September 2013 highlights the debate in Parliament to 'Get Britain Cycling'.
Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman explains 'cycle-proofing' as part of the demand for the government to provide D...

Londoners lead the way for cycle commuting and taking public transport to workPublished: 07:49am 22 Aug 2013

Hackney has seen the biggest increase in cycling across England and Wales, while public transport use has increased across Greater London more than anywhere else, according to a new study.
This is the result of new research on commuting journey...

Bicycle-inspired art for the bank holiday weekendPublished: 03:48pm 20 Aug 2013

International art show, ARTCRANK, returns to London this weekend with bicycle-inspired art, created by a crop of talented homegrown artists. The fourth annual show in the capital, this "poster party for bike people" takes place on Saturday 24 Au...

London Cycling Campaign volunteers and staff take to streets to publicise our 2 Sept protestPublished: 03:33pm 15 Aug 2013

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Activists and volunteers are now taking to the streets to hand out flyers telling the public about our ‘Space for Cycling’ pro...

Police witness appeal after pedestrian dies following crash with cyclist in Regent StreetPublished: 07:50am 15 Aug 2013

Police from the Road Death Investigation Unit in Catford have appealed for a cyclist involved in a crash with a pedestrian to come forward as a witness. They have released CCTV images of the cyclist taken moments after the crash.
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London Cycling Campaign launches ‘space for cycling’ T-shirt ahead of protest ride on Mon 2 September Published: 03:13pm 14 Aug 2013

To support our summer protest rides calling for dedicated space for cycling in London, we've launched a ‘space for cycling’ T-Shirt.
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The limited-edition T-shirts are available in red or white, priced £19.99 each...

Prime Minister’s new funding falls massively below the level of investment needed to make cycling “soar”Published: 12:17pm 13 Aug 2013

Prime Minister David Cameron this week announced a modest £77 million to boost cycling infrastructure across the whole of the UK - a sum of money that can’t possibly address decades of underfunding.
The money will be put towards a n...

Hackney 'Move by Bike' counter hits 14,598 by 9am. on day four Published: 12:10pm 09 Aug 2013

By 9am on Friday morning 14,598 riders had passed Hackney's new bike counter in less than three and half days.
The counter is on the flagship cycle route at Goldsmiths Row next to Hackney City Farm.
It was turned on at midnight on Monday 5th A...

North-south cycling route could be Thameslink for bikes linking Kings Cross to Elephant and CastlePublished: 12:01pm 08 Aug 2013

A major north-south cycle route is being planned that will pass through Blackfriars Road and Blackfriars Bridge, according to the Mayor's Cycling Commissioner Andrew Gilligan.
Boris Johnson has already announced an East West cycling 'Crossrail fo...

Velonotte - an overnight ride grand tour of early Victorian LondonPublished: 09:48am 08 Aug 2013

London Cycling Campaign Office Volunteer Elaine Yeung writes about her experience of this year’s Velonotte ride that took place in June as part of the London Festival of Architecture Fringe. Named as the Velonotte Albertina, the ride covered...

Strava map shows hundreds of Dunwich Dynamo cycling trips from London to the Norfolk coastPublished: 03:20pm 07 Aug 2013

Check out our Strava map above showing cycling activity during the night of the Dunwich Dynamo, 20-21 July 2013, when a thousand or so people cycled from London to the Norfolk coast.
A snake of light shows the riders gliding through t...

London Cycling Campaign staff, volunteers and thousands of cyclists unite in Green Park for RideLondon Published: 11:11am 06 Aug 2013

Prudential RideLondon transformed Green Park into a cyclist’s dream on the weekend of 3rd- 4th August, featuring all manner of activities focussing on two-wheel travel. London Cycling Campaign’s stand at the event proved a hit, welcomi...

London Cycling Campaign delivers riders safely into central London for FreeCycle and RideLondonPublished: 11:02am 06 Aug 2013

As part of our activity at RideLondon, we were entrusted by the organisers to lead 30 guided rides in and out of the city centre for FreeCycle, coming from boroughs across the capital.
In all, over 2000 people benefitted from our guided...

Team LCC smash fundraising target at RideLondon Surrey 100Published: 10:56am 06 Aug 2013

On Sunday 4th August, over 15,000 riders took part in the Prudential RideLondon 100, 34 of which were riding as ‘Team LCC’. The largest ever cycling sportive held in the UK, the 100 mile route made famous by Olympians in 2012, was not ...

Cycling fatality in Archway - we call on Londoners to join our ‘space for cycling’ protest on Monday 2 SeptemberPublished: 12:23pm 05 Aug 2013

After a man in his sixties was killed cycling in Archway this morning, we've renewed our call for Londoners to join our protest ride on 2 September telling the Mayor that city streets must be made much safer for cycling.
Details of ‘space...

Tens of thousands turn out for RideLondonPublished: 06:47pm 03 Aug 2013

On a glorious sunny day a record number of riders, many of them children, turned out to enjoy car-free streets in central London on a memorable Saturday 3rd August. 2013. Thirty rides from all over London, led by LCC volunteers, converged on St ...

Eight more streets in the City of London are being returned to two-way for cyclingPublished: 02:47pm 01 Aug 2013

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The City of London is planning to make eight more streets that are currently one-way into two-way for cycling.
In October 2012, the City consulted on proposals to return 33 more one-way streets in the City two-way for cycling.
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