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Archives for August 2014

Brixton Cycling FairPublished: 11:14am 29 August 2014

Come along to the Brixton Cycling Fair happening in Windrush Square on Friday 12th from 2 in the afternoon through till 9 in the evening.

You'll have the opportunity to have your bike looked over by one of Brixton Cycles' trained mechanics and...

Watch out for blind and partially sighted peoplePublished: 6:08am 27 August 2014

People with with poor sight rely on their hearing to get around safely. They cannot hear cycles so we have to use our eyes to help them.
The Guide Dogs for the Blind is calling for all cyclists to use their Cycleyes.  We should help blind pe...

Space4Cycling at Battersea roundabout but is it Dutch?Published: 1:04pm 20 August 2014

Wandsworth council have today released a radical new design for Queens Circus roundabout at the corner of Battersea Park.
They are providing separate space and signals for cycle traffic at most of the junctions, but is this really the best...

Jay Lockwood Wins our Poster Design competition at Spoke festivalPublished: 4:18pm 19 August 2014

Back in June, the Bussey Building in Peckham hosted the debut of Spoke; a free design and illustration fair celebrating cycling. You might remember that LCC hosted a competition as part of this exciting new event for an up and coming artist (...

What's wrong with new cycle helmet lawPublished: 1:37pm 14 August 2014

News of a helmet law being passed in Jersey has re-opened the debate about the need for such laws. We attempt to understand some of the complex arguments.
Talking about cycle helmet wearing and the effectiveness of laws to make it compulsory is a...

A Celebration of Cycling – Prudential RideLondon 2014Published: 12:29pm 14 August 2014

Riders from London and all over the UK came together at the weekend for Prudential RideLondon 2014, the annual festival which celebrates cycling. Across two days, cyclists were treated to activities galore that were all pedal-friendly and gave eve...

What have London Cycling Design Standards ever done for you?Published: 12:40pm 7 August 2014

What, you may ask, did the London Cycle Design Standards (LCDS) ever do for you?
Not much - and that's exactly the problem. The last version of LCDS, published in 2005, was limited in scope, constrained by out-dated national regulations and oft...

Key NE London cycling bridge opens but where are the direction signs?Published: 5:40pm 1 August 2014

 
 
A vital safe cycle route in north-east London is now open but cyclists in Waltham Forest, Newham and Redbridge may never find it because it is entirely unmarked. 
The new cycling and walking bridge into the Olympic Park poten...