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Space for Cycling - 2014 Local Election Campaign PolicyPublished: 02:33pm 01 Oct 2013

London Cycling Campaign trustee and sustainable transport academic Dr Rachel Aldred explains what policies underpin our 2014 Local Election Campaign.22 May 2014 is the next time that the whole of Greater London re-elects its local councillors, w...

Cargo Bikes: Andrea of the K4rgo blog explains why bicycles are gaining in popularity for transporting goods in LondonPublished: 08:55am 01 Oct 2013

Suitable for a wide variety of users, cargo bikes are becoming more visible on London's streets. Andrea Casalotti from Islington looks at why they're gaining in popularity.Cargo bikes are increasingly seen as solutions to congestion and pollution ...

Best Rides: Low-traffic and traffic-free cycling in the New Forest around BrockenhurstPublished: 01:24am 01 Oct 2013

Route infoDistance: 24 milesAllow: 3-4 hours including lunchTerrain: easy, with some hillsDownload: GPX fileLocal maps: view here Refreshments: pub lunch stop in BurleySuitable for: adults and older children 
Why go to the New Fo...

Book Review: The Elite BicyclePublished: 04:53pm 30 Sep 2013

The Elite Bicycle£35 Gerard Brown and Graeme FifeThe Elite Bicycle, from the publishers of Harry Potter, is a welcome addition to ever-growing shelf of cycling photobooks. What is distinctive about this large volume, however, is the not...

Annual conference on Saturday 19 October: help us build for the 2014 local electionsPublished: 02:17pm 18 Sep 2013

Don't miss your chance to get involved with shaping our 2014 local election campaign at our Annual Conference on Saturday 19 October 2013 at the London Metropolitan University in Holloway Road.
New members and supporters are strongly welcomed, ...

Tips on how to set up a successful community cycle training project for womenPublished: 04:26pm 17 Sep 2013

Convinced that cycling would bring many benefits and much pleasure to her neighbours, Sarah Hammond applied for a CCFL grant in spring 2011 to run, Fieldgate Bikes, a three months bike project on her housing estate in East London. Sarah also run...

So you've got an idea for a community cycling project...now what? Published: 03:11pm 17 Sep 2013

Jenni Gwiazdowski is the founder and director of the London Bike Kitchen, an open DIY workshop where you can fix your own bike. Here, she gives some background on how she got started with an idea, and how you can learn from her mistakes.This ent...

Time is ticking for you to apply for community cycling grantsPublished: 03:32pm 10 Sep 2013

Do you have an idea to promote cycling in your local community? You’re still on time.
Applications for a £5K grant or a ‘top up’ £500 grant to promote community cycling are welcome until the 23 September. The Commu...

Space for Cycling success: Mayor gives all-clear to major upgrades at Aldgate, Holborn and CS2Published: 02:54pm 10 Sep 2013

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has reaffirmed his commitment to our Love London, Go Dutch campaign, and promised substantial improvements to cycling safety at key locations where our Space for Cycling protests have taken place.
In a letter to ou...

Freight Transport Association condemned for inaccurately blaming victims of lorry crashesPublished: 12:08am 05 Sep 2013

The London Cycling Campaign has expressed shock and disappointment at yesterday's statement from the Freight Transport Assocition (FTA), which inaccurately sought to apportion blame to cyclists for the deaths and injuries they suffer in collisions...

Three lorry crashes within 24 hours in Greater London: one fatality and two very serious injuriesPublished: 11:33pm 04 Sep 2013

The cyclist killed on Wednesday in a collision with a Mercedes lorry on the A205 South Circular in West Dulwich has been named as Chiara Giacomini, aged 30. 
The crash took place near the junction of Thurlow Park Road and Gallery Road, on a ...

Welcome for Mayor’s proposal to create Safer Lorry Zone in London to improve cycling safetyPublished: 04:07pm 04 Sep 2013

The London Cycling Campaign warmly welcomes the Mayor's new proposal to create a ‘London Lorry Safety Charge’ zone in Greater London, but advise him that the details of the scheme are vital to making it effective.
We plan to work clos...

Applications open for Cycle Event Days 2013/14Published: 09:41am 04 Sep 2013

 

Now in its third year, Transport for London are to fund cycling promotion events as part of the Community Cycling Fund for London programme.  The events are open to all London boroughs and the focus this year is on 16+ students at u...

The Community Cycling Fund for London is welcoming applicationsPublished: 09:23am 04 Sep 2013

Community groups and not-for-profit organisations can apply for a £5K grant or a £500 'top up' grant until the 23 of September. The scheme, funded by Transport for London and administered by the London Cycling Campaign, supports grou...

London Cycling Campaign supports NCVO letter on government lobbying billPublished: 06:07pm 03 Sep 2013

The Government’s new Transparency of Lobbying Bill, while well intended, raises a serious risk of gagging non-partisan campaigning in the 12 months leading up to elections.
The Bill would set a £390,000 cap on the amount any organisat...