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London Cycling Campaign members can get a FREE cycling cap when they order a one of our new jerseysPublished: 05:48pm 06 Jun 2013

We've launched exciting new cycling jersey and cap designs, and for the first week we're giving members the opportunity to get a FREE cap with their jersey order.
The design of the collection is based around a geometrical pattern created by repea...

Hounslow and Kensington & Chelsea are latest two councils to adopt Safer Lorries procurement policiesPublished: 05:02pm 06 Jun 2013

 
Two more boroughs, Kensington & Chelsea and Hounslow, have signed up to our 'Safer Lorries, Safer cycling' pledge to only use the best-trained lorry drivers and best-equipped lorries.LCC Communications Manager Mike Cavenett said, "We...

Transport for London shows off potential new cycling facilities being tested by the Transport Research LaboratoryPublished: 04:29pm 06 Jun 2013

LCC's campaigns officer Charlie Lloyd and a group of other transport experts were invited to visit Transport Research Laboratory, a company undertaking research into Dutch-style cycling facilities in the midst of a Berkshire forest on behalf of Tr...

Zoe Williams on thoughts from being knocked off the bikePublished: 03:26pm 06 Jun 2013

London Cyclist columnist, Zoe Williams - Why is it that a tumble from your bike makes you consider things in a philosophical way?

 
I was intending to write this column about Jack Thurston’s wonderful book of London-handy home ...

Juliet Elliott's 'My first'...two day sportivePublished: 02:38pm 06 Jun 2013

London Cycling Campaign PR Manager and journalist, Juliet Elliott tackles her first mass participation event, the London Revolution. Read about her training and preparation from this previous article.


Joining the Revolution: riders...

LCC lorry expert asks whether some new safety technologies could increase danger to cyclists not reduce itPublished: 02:26pm 06 Jun 2013

Charlie Lloyd, LCC campaigns officer and a leading road danger reduction expert, asks whether some of the newest high-tech lorry safety gadgets actually have the potential to increase risk to cycling, rather than reduce it.

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Van Gogh Walk in Lambeth is a fabulous people-friendly street but highlights need for more Dutch-style residential zonesPublished: 10:14am 06 Jun 2013

Van Gogh Walk in the London borough of Lambeth was treated to a dramatic facelift earlier this year. What was previously nondescript shabby Isabel Street, has become an oasis of sophistication, a street that even has its own Twitter account.
Na...

Product review: Endura Urban Pant cycling trousersPublished: 10:59am 05 Jun 2013

Endura Urban Pant £59.99 www.endura.co.uk  

Jeans or trousers that don't scream 'cyclist' have been around for a few years now – we've previously tested items from the likes of Muxu, Rapha, Swrve – but more mainstr...

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

Superfeet Yellow insoles£35www.superfeet.co.uk

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
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