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Archives for September 2010

London cyclists support Herne Hill 'Save the Velodrome' campaignPublished: 11:00pm 29 September 2010

 photo Triple Olympic gold-medalist Bradley Wiggins training at Herne Hill where he rode many early races

 
People are being urged to attend a public meeting at Dulwich College on Wednesday 6 October 2010 to help save the velodrome...

Increase in police Cycle Task Force means thieves face harder timesPublished: 11:00pm 29 September 2010

photo M Cavenett The next issue of LCC's London Cyclist member magazine looks at the Cycle Task Force
 

 
Ten more officers have been drafted into the Metropolitan Police Service's Cycle Task Force to help improve cycle safet...

New LCC website campaigns to make cycling in London safer from HGVsPublished: 11:00pm 29 September 2010

photo Ben Broomfield Sign LCC's petition calling for driver training like this in Hammersmiith and Fulham
 

 
LCC's No More Lethal Lorries website is dedicated to creating safer HGVs for London and reducing road danger for cyclist...

Campaigners persuade Kingston council to open secure bike parkingPublished: 11:00pm 29 September 2010

photo KCC The local LCC group in Kingston has facilitated public access to this secure bicycle park.
 

 
Kingston Cycling Campaign has facilitated public access to a secure 140-bike parking facility at Guildhall, headquarters of t...

Kingston Cycling Campaign helps to make cycle contraflow permanentPublished: 11:00pm 29 September 2010

photo KCC Kingston Cycling Campaign members celebrate their King Charles Road contraflow victory
 

 
After a six-month trial, a contraflow cycle lane in Surbiton, is being made permanent after the local LCC gro...

Bermondsey Street in central London returned to two-way for cyclistsPublished: 11:00pm 29 September 2010

photo Freshly painted markings show the new contraflow for cyclists on Bermondsey Street in SE1
 

 
From 30 September 2010, a section of Bermondsey Street, near London Bridge, has been returned to two-way for cyclists, though...

Campaign to launch Cycle Hub in Finsbury ParkPublished: 11:00pm 27 September 2010

Video Cyclists showing support for the campaign

 
 
 
Pedal Power, an all inclusive cycling club in North London, is campaigning for the creation of a Cycle Hub in Finsbury Park.
The Hub would create a bike recy...

Urgent: Respond to Superhighway and Cycle Hire scheme surveyPublished: 11:00pm 27 September 2010

The Greater London Authority is currently running a survey for cyclists who have used either the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme or the Cycle Super Highways.
The results of the survey will feed into the GLA’s scrutiny meeting. This means it is i...

Two TfL funded cycling clubs win Mayor’s Award for Active TravelPublished: 11:00pm 27 September 2010

Photo Boris Johnson with the award winners

 
The Hillingdon Slipstreamers, a West London cycling club, and Wheels for Wellbeing, a Lambeth-based all ability cycling club, have won the Mayor’s Award for Active Travel.
Both clubs hav...

Bike maintenance workshops in SouthwarkPublished: 11:00pm 27 September 2010

Southwark Cyclists still have places available in their upcoming bike maintenance workshops. Dates for the coming weeks are 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th October. For full details, visit their website.
Southwark Cyclists also publish a ...

Event: Celebrating London's cycling stylesPublished: 11:00pm 15 September 2010

This Friday 17th September, Cycle Style celebrates cycling as the most stylish form of transport.
Put together by designer Karta Healy, the event is inspired by the casual chic of cyclists in cities like Amsterdam and Copenhagen and wants ...

Serious injury to cyclist in Southwark renews calls for safer lorriesPublished: 11:00pm 15 September 2010

LCC is renewing its calls for strong action on lorry danger after a cyclist was taken to hospital with serious head injuries on Friday 11 September 2010.
The crash involved a male cyclist and an articulated lorry at the junction of Long...

New shop discount for LCC membersPublished: 11:00pm 15 September 2010

photo Bike by Racer Rosa
Racer Rosa, is a new outfit in Waltham Forest offering custom-built bikes, ethically assembled and sourced.
The company’s ethos is all about building bikes in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Frames ...

Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign's tour of local art trailsPublished: 11:00pm 15 September 2010

 

 
photos WFCC Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign led rides around some of the 1200 pieces on the art trail
 
 
The local LCC group in Waltham Forest organised a grand tour and several shorter étapes to help c...

AGM to feature London Assembly members in cycling 'Question Time'Published: 11:00pm 15 September 2010

photo LCC will be hosting its very own 'Question Time' during its Annual General Meeting on 17 November 2010
 

 
London Assembly members from the four main parties will take part in a cycling 'Question Time' at LCC's annual genera...

Central London cycle shop hosts big-brand bike launchesPublished: 11:00pm 15 September 2010

photo Whyte On Your Bike will be hosting two product launches this September, Whyte and Genesis bikes
 

 
'On Your Bike' cycle shop in Tooley Street, SE1, is hosting product launches from Genesis and Whyte.
Genesis will be showin...

Cycle safety improves as Lewisham one-way system removedPublished: 11:00pm 15 September 2010

One-way streets in New Cross, described as "intimidating" by local cyclists, are being reverted to two-way, making it safer for vulnerable road users.
On 5 September 2010, Transport for London works removed the one-way in Kender Street and...

TfL funded cycling projects boost numbers on LCC guided rides to SkyridePublished: 11:00pm 14 September 2010

Cycling projects funded this year and in previous years by Transport for London's Community Cycling Fund for London turned out in force at London’s biggest cycling event.
From all corners of the city, the groups joined LCC&rsquo...

LCC teams up with Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham for World Mental Health DayPublished: 11:00pm 14 September 2010

photo Cycle training with Mind. Credit: Nicola Wissbrock

 
 
 
 
As part of Time to Change's campaign to end mental health discrimination, LCC and Mind in Tower Hamlets & Newham have joined forces to organise ...

ARTCRANK: London's first bicycle poster showPublished: 11:00pm 14 September 2010

On Friday 17th September, ARTCRANK is launching London’s first bicycle poster show at Look Mum No Hands on Old Street.
The outfit is bringing together cycling as the most accessible way to get around cities and poster art as the most access...

Thousands join LCC guided rides to a record-size London SkyridePublished: 11:00pm 5 September 2010

Tens of thousands of cyclists, including a huge number of children, joined LCC led rides on Sunday 5 September 2010 to swell numbers the London Skyride to over 80,000.
Proving categorically the appetite huge for enjoying cycling in the capital, f...

Enjoy discounted tickets for the London Cycle Show 2010Published: 11:00pm 5 September 2010

 

 
Book tickets www.cycleshow.co.uk/lcc Ticket offer code LCC Price only £10.50 (£15 on the door*)

 
LCC will be at the Cycle Show again this year, which means you get a discount on entry for any of the public...

Tell us what you think of the Cycle Hire Scheme and SuperhighwaysPublished: 11:00pm 2 September 2010

Tell LCC what you think of the Cycle Hire Scheme and the Cycle Superhighways.
Your comments will inform our response to a London Assembly examination of the mayor's cycling programmes.
Please take a minute to give your views here.

Cycle 2 Work Scheme must be protected to help boost cyclingPublished: 3:08pm 2 September 2010

LCC has expressed concern that new tax rules affecting the Cycle 2 Work scheme could reduce the number of new cyclists.
The Cycle 2 Work tax incentive scheme has allowed tens of thousands of people to buy a new bicycle at a reduced rate via their...

LCC will make sure London local councils don't forget cyclistsPublished: 11:00pm 1 September 2010

A new funding arrangement for local government in Greater London - Local Implementation Plans (LIPs) - will determine how councils spend your money in the coming five years.
LCC has put together a 'Rough Guide to LIPs' (download it on the right) ...

Now's the time to nominate for the London Cycling AwardsPublished: 11:00pm 1 September 2010

If there’s a great cycling project, or facility out there that you think deserves a prestigious award there’s still a chance to nominate it for the London Cycling Awards.
The nomination deadline is Monday 11 October 2010, so set ...

Minister enjoys cycle training but Cycling England could face cutsPublished: 11:00pm 1 September 2010

Secretary of State for Transport Theresa Villiers has benefited from Bikeability cycle training, at the same time that rumours are circulating that Cycling England might lose funding in the next round of government cuts.
Cycling England, lau...

LCC AGM takes place on Wednesday 16 November 2010Published: 11:00pm 1 September 2010

LCC's annual general meeting takes place on Wednesday 17 November 2010.Even though registration has closed, members are still welcome, although due to the size of the venue latecomers might have to stand for part of the evening.Find more details a...

London gets business leaders moving during City Cycling ChallengePublished: 11:00pm 1 September 2010

As part of the European Mobility Week, the City of London Corporation is calling on City managers to get on their bikes and raise money for the charity Re-Cycle.
By taking part in the City Cycle Challenge, participants commit to do at l...

Why not fund-raise for LCC's 'No More Lethal Lorries' campaign?Published: 11:00pm 1 September 2010

LCC has set up a Virgin Money Giving page to make it easier for our members to help us raise more funds for our campaigns.
You can help us hit our £10,000 fundraising target for our current HGV safety campaign 'No More Lethal Lorries'....

Transport for London's cycling adsPublished: 11:00pm 1 September 2010

 

 
Transport for London has launched a series of six advertisements to promote cycling.
One advert, complete with celebs Dermot O’Leary and Edith Bowman, is currently playing to cinema audiences.
The ot...