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CCFL grants to support community cycling awarded last FridayPublished: 4:35pm 8 October 2013

 
Twenty one £5,000 grants were awarded last Friday to a variety of organisations that aim to support communities to enjoy the many benefits that cycling brings. The standard of this year’s Community Cycling Fund for London fundi...

Cycle parking helps Beat the Thief Published: 2:25pm 8 October 2013

 

In 2012, 21,770 bike thefts were reported to London’s Met Police. Reducing the large number of bikes stolen, also indicative of the rising cyclists in London, has always been high on the LCC agenda. Our ‘Beat The Thief’...

Bike review: Ortre Cinco5Published: 11:24am 3 October 2013

ORTRE CINCO5£799.95www.leftfieldbikes.comOrtre's a Sydney-based design studio that creates products for 'everyday cyclists'; it's a pretty new name on our shores and it describes the Cinco5 as its "lightweight, urban utility bike".With the g...

Space for Cycling car stickers. Get yours now Published: 4:02pm 2 October 2013

You spoke, we listened
SPACE FOR CYCLING CAR STICKERS ARE AVAILABLE NOW

Displaying the Space for Cycling car sticker will help remind other road users that cyclists need dedicated space on roads.  For just £2, you can show your supp...

Voice of the Month: Stewart Dring talks about how bicycle user groups (BUGs) in workplaces can improve cycling facilitiesPublished: 9:25am 2 October 2013

Stewart Dring is the manager of our Cycling Projects team, which designs cycling services and behaviour-change programmes for the public sector, business, educational institutions and charities. Why not get in touch to see how our cycling con...

Space for Cycling - 2014 Local Election Campaign PolicyPublished: 2:33pm 1 October 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: 8:55am 1 October 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: 1:24am 1 October 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: 4:53pm 30 September 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: 2:17pm 18 September 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: 4:26pm 17 September 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: 3:11pm 17 September 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: 3:32pm 10 September 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: 2:54pm 10 September 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 5 September 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...