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Cycling facilities at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are a massively wasted opportunity, typified by the fact that the entrance is a staircasePublished: 3:05pm 10 January 2014

This staircase is the main western cycling entrance to the the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in NE London 
Cycle across Victoria Park, over the cycling and pedestrian bridge to Hackney Wick, down Wallis Road and you arrive at the main weste...

Product review: Sealskinz Ultra Grip glovesPublished: 5:27pm 8 January 2014

SEALSKINZ Ultra Grip Glove£32.50www.sealskinz.com

Like many mountain bikers, we've been fans of Sealskinz socks for a very long time. Few proper bike shoes are truly waterproof, so it's become second nature to slip on a pair of Sealskinz ...

There can only be one Winner - The Space for Cycling Local SurveyPublished: 2:18pm 8 January 2014

 
At the end of last year we asked you to tell us about local barriers to cycling to help us with our Space for cycling campaign, offering one lucky respondent the chance to win a Pinnacle bike worth up to £450, provided by our Campaig...

Book Review: Cycling Northern FrancePublished: 8:42pm 7 January 2014

 
Cycling Northern France£16.95 Richard Peace & Andrew Stevenson
www.excellentbooks.co.uk 

If you're spending your winter evenings thinking about sunny holidays in the future, then this guidebook could be the perfect ...

Voice of the Month: Ashok SinhaPublished: 8:28pm 7 January 2014

LCC's chief executive Ashok Sinha looks ahead to another great year for cycling and asks for your support to grow the Space for Cycling campaign

It’s fantastic weather for cycling at the moment! No, it really is. So what if the capricious...

Best Rides: Olympic Park architecturePublished: 7:48pm 7 January 2014

View QE Olympic Park ride in a larger map
Tom Bogdanowicz, author of the London Cycling Guide – the best-selling guide to bike rides in the capital – tours the architectural masterpieces in the QEII Olympic Park, along a route th...

Lewisham Cycle Loan SchemePublished: 5:31pm 7 January 2014

 
Lewisham leads the way with successful cycle loan scheme
As the benefits of cycling to society and individuals become more apparent, local councils are looking at ways to encourage more people to cycle. In many European cities cycling is ...

Bike Review: Decathlon Matex B'Fold 5 Published: 2:57pm 6 January 2014

DECATHLON Matex B'Fold 5 £169.99
www.decathalon.co.uk

Decathalon has a reputation for providing great bikes at impressively low prices, and this Matex B'Fold continues that theme. For a penny short of £170 you get a smart fold...

The Mayor's answers to cycling questionsPublished: 5:24pm 3 January 2014

Below you’ll find Mayor Boris Johnson’s written responses to the questions relating to cycling tabled at the December 2013 session of Mayor’s Question Time. The Mayor provides written answers to those questions that are not posed...

London Cycling Campaign calls for government and private sector to make 'direct vision' lorries standard on city streetsPublished: 4:06pm 3 January 2014

The London Cycling Campaign is calling on government and the private sector to do everything in their power to make direct vision lorries the only type of lorry in urban streets.
These lorries - such as the Mercedes Econic model (pictured above...

Festive fun with our CycleSurgery competition Published: 11:25am 23 December 2013

As part of London Cycling Campaign's 12 Days of Christmas, our friends over at CycleSurgery ran a competition for three people to win a full bike service. In order to win we asked you to send in your best Christmas jokes. Our tummys were already h...

Beat those New Year's resolutions with cycling and an LCC membership Published: 4:40pm 19 December 2013

Forget the gym membership - get your bum on a saddle and join the London Cycling Campaign

With the indulgence of Christmas over, it’s time to start thinking about what 2014 will hold and the exciting prospect of a fresh year is at the fo...

Why I became a member of LCC Published: 4:31pm 19 December 2013

We’re giving our members the opportunity to tell the world why they joined LCC. First up is new member, Sally Hearn, from Peckham. If you’d like to share your story about joining LCC too, please email info@lcc.org.uk with ‘W...

LCC welcomes Central London Grid but emphasises need for safe and convenient junctions and high-quality routes that cater for all cycling abilitiesPublished: 1:11pm 19 December 2013

The London Cycling Campaign has welcomed Mayor Boris Johnson's draft proposal for a Central London Grid, but has warned that to be effective the routes must provide safe and convenient passage through junctions, along with cycling conditions thr...

Go Dutch goes EastPublished: 11:54am 19 December 2013

LCC campaigners Charlie Lloyd and Mike Cavenett cast their critical eyes over the newly-built extension of Cycle Superhighway 2 from Bow to Stratford.

2m-wide cycle lanes protected by kerbs provide a safer and more comfortable experience than d...