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Product review: Superfeet Yellow performance footbeds for sports shoesPublished: 10:07am 05 Jun 2013

Superfeet Yellow insoles£

With the success of Team GB at successive Olympics and Wiggo's Tour de France triumph, every man and his dog seems to have heard of Sir David Brailsford's theory on 'marginal gains' — h...

Book review: 'City Cycling' by John Pucher & Ralph BuehlerPublished: 04:44pm 04 Jun 2013

City Cycling Edited by John Pucher & Ralph BuehlerRRP £19.95 

The arrival of this hefty academic tome on city cycling couldn’t be more timely. Politicians in the Western world are, at long last, waking up to the idea t...

Ashok Sinha explains why London cyclists should be keeping an eye on George Osborne later this monthPublished: 03:31pm 04 Jun 2013

As well as welcoming readers to the new London Cyclist Monthly e-newsletter, LCC chief executive Ashok Sinha also explains why it's now more important than ever to keep cycling at the top of the political agenda.

Question: what have 40,000 Lond...

Brent Cyclists publish their vision for cycling in one of London's outer boroughsPublished: 02:15pm 04 Jun 2013

The London Cycling Campaign group in Brent has published its own blueprint for the future of cycling in the borough (download the PDF).
Entitled A Cycling Plan for Brent, the 27-page illustrated document contains ambitious, concrete proposals a...

Interview: Christian Wolmar, transport journalist and prospective mayoral candidate for LondonPublished: 01:11pm 04 Jun 2013

Not long ago, we discussed the Conservative Mayor of London's Vision for Cycling with his newly appointed Cycling Commissioner Andrew Gilligan. Now, we speak to Christian Wolmar, former LCC trustee and respected transport journalist, who's also a ...

Six-month trial of bikes on Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is success for London Cycling CampaignPublished: 12:11pm 31 May 2013

After 25 years of lobbying by the London Cycling Campaign, it's been announced there'll be a six-month trial allowing bicycles on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) beginning on 1 July 2013.
The Mayor's Vision for Cycling promised a trial o...

Snapper Steve's tips on taking cycle portrait photographsPublished: 02:15pm 23 May 2013

Photographer Steve Rutherford spent a couple of years taking photos for the London Cycling Campaign member magazine, London Cyclist. Here, he shares a few thoughts on the subject of the best way to take good cycling portraits.

Types of shot

Blogger profile: Lady VeloPublished: 10:05am 23 May 2013

In a new series of guest bloggers for the London Cycling Campaign, we find out a bit more about Lady Velo, who blogs at Velo City Girl about cycling, fashion and all things in between.

Do you remember your first bike and how you learnt to cycle...

London Cycling Campaign advertises four new jobs to boost its staff team in readiness for 2014 campaigningPublished: 02:23pm 22 May 2013

The London Cycling Campaign is recruiting four new members of staff – two full-time and two part-time – in order to replace a number who are leaving, and one who's going on maternity leave.
Chief Executive Ashok Sinha said:

LCC says Mayor's cycling projects are too vital to London's transport future to be subject to funding cutsPublished: 12:59pm 22 May 2013

The London Cycling Campaign has condemned the prospect of the cycling budget being cut after the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) on 26 June, as discussed recent editions of the Evening Standard and The Times. 

Do you need secure cycle parking near you?Published: 03:34pm 21 May 2013

Since our original story about Bikehangars in Lambeth (see article below), many of you have told us that you would like to see Bikehangars in the street where you live or work. With more councils taking an interest in the scheme we want to know wh...

The Art of Cycling in a SkirtPublished: 02:40pm 16 May 2013

London Cycling Campaign guest blogger Jude Burke, who writes Cycling with Heels, tells us about her experience with cycling in a skirt.

It wasn’t, I have to admit, my finest moment.
I swung my leg over my saddle, as usual, only for ...

Ellie Carey - Coroner's inquest hears detailed evidence of London lorry cycling fatalityPublished: 03:09pm 15 May 2013

22 year old Ellie Carey was killed on Tower Bridge Road in December 2011 when she was hit by a lorry turning left into Abbey st.The Coroner's inquest heard how she probably did not realise that the lorry was about to turn left sharply across her...

Removal of Aldgate one-way system welcomed but condemnation for lack of safe cycling facilitiesPublished: 12:30pm 15 May 2013

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The London Cycling Campaign has welcomed plans to remove the one-way system around Aldgate tube station, but we’re calling for much greater protection for cyclists throughout the scheme.
There’s strong concern over ho...

London Cycling Campaign protests against Westminster Council plans for Haymarket and Lower Regent StreetPublished: 12:06pm 15 May 2013

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This is despite council statistics showing huge increases in people cycling to work in Westminster in recent years.
Haymarket and Lower Regent Street are two one-way streets with high volumes of fast taxis, buses, coaches, cars a...