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LCC launches extended programme of cycle training for over-50sPublished: 11:00pm 25 April 2011

For 2011, LCC is pleased to announce an expanded programme of cycle training for the over-50s, with funding from the Bicycle Association and borough councils.
The Agewell On Wheels courses cost just £10, and take place in four locations (se...

Cyclists urged to sign petition calling for Archway to be two-way againPublished: 12:29pm 15 April 2011

photo The Archway one-way system increases danger for cyclists and pedestrians in the area

Cyclists are being urged to sign a petition calling for the Archway one-way system to be returned to two way.
NB: The petition is only open until Mond...

Dangerous cycling bill won't tackle road deaths caused bad drivingPublished: 12:01pm 15 April 2011

photo Drivers using mobiles phones are a common sign in London, posing a grave threat to cyclists and pedestrians

 
 
The Dangerous Cycling bill being promoted by Andrea Leadsom MP fails to tackle the real causes of death and...

Mass-participation Cycle Marathon coming to London by 2013Published: 11:00pm 7 April 2011

photo The Cape Town Argus could be the model for a mass-participation Cycle Marathon coming to London

A 'London Marathon on Wheels' could be organised in the capital by 2013, according to the Evening Standard.
The paper says it has seen prop...

URGENT: Today is last chance to email for a safe Blackfriars BridgePublished: 11:00pm 7 April 2011

photo Cyclists must email Transport for London to prevent Blackfriars Bridge becoming more hazardous

Friday 15 April is the last day you can email (STengagement@tfl.gov.uk) Transport for London to protest against a new design for Blackfr...

Government forced to spend extra £5 million battling London's air pollutionPublished: 11:00pm 7 April 2011

photo The mayor's own studies suggest that 4300 people die prematurely in London due to polluted air

London's air quality is so bad that Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has put £5 million into a 'Clean Air Fund', some of which might ...

Camberwell-based architects win competition for Bankside bikeshedPublished: 11:00pm 7 April 2011

photo The winning bike shed design from Studio Meda has the right blend of practicality and style

Camberwell-based architects Studio Meda have won the competition run by Better Bankside to design a new bikeshed for Southwark and the South Ban...

Newhams youngsters protest to mayor about lack of cycle facilitiesPublished: 11:00pm 3 April 2011

photo Staff and young people involved with the Watersmeet Woodcraft Folk club protest in Newham

A group of Newham youngsters protested outside the Olympic Park on Saturday 19 March 2011 to bring attention to the poor cycling facilities in the...

Agewell cycle training for over 50s is perfect for encouraging older people back on bikesPublished: 11:00pm 3 April 2011

Are you 50 or older, and want to improve your cycling?
Or perhaps you have an older friend or relative who wants to improve their confidence riding on the road?
Agewell on Wheels cycle lessons are open to men and women 50 years old or more, ...

Have you seen these distinctive bikes stolen from London cycle shop?Published: 11:00pm 3 April 2011

photo Custom paint jobs and components make many of Druid Cycles' stolen bikes very recognisable

Community bike shop, Druid Cycles in Bermondsey, is appealing for people to be on the lookout for a large number of distinctive bikes stolen from...

Over 4500 commuter cyclists sign LCC's No More Lethal Lorries petitionPublished: 11:00pm 29 March 2011

photo Cyclists sign the No More Lethal Lorries petition calling for better HGV driver training in London

Over 4500 cyclists signed LCC's No More Lethal Lorries petition during the 30 March 2011 Day of Action.
2000 names were added between 7....

VIDEO SKILLS: Learn free video campaigning and editing skillsPublished: 12:00am 25 March 2011

video? Saturday 2 April from 10am-1pm is your next chance to learn some free video-production skillsSaturday 2 April 2011 sees the second video skills session take place from 10am-1pm at LCC's office near London Bridge.The session is called ‘Editi...

Lethal lorries not fit for London, says LCC as two more killed on city streetsPublished: 12:00am 25 March 2011

On Tuesday 22 March 2011 two more vulnerable Londoners were killed after being hit by large lorries, highlighting the importance of LCC's Day of Action against lorry deaths.
One of the dead was a pedestrian, while the other was riding a bicycle...

Catholic Church in London pushing cycling to reduce carbon footprintPublished: 12:00am 23 March 2011


photo Bishop John Arnold (left) and staff show off the new racks at the Diocese of Westminster offices
Staff at the Diocese of Westminster’s head office in Victoria are being encouraged to cycle with the installation of showers, lockers ...

Haringey primary school launches bike workshop for local communityPublished: 12:00am 18 March 2011

photo Parent and bike mechanic Andy is teaching pupils basic bike maintenance skills

North Harringay Primary School, just North of Finsbury Park, has launched a bike workshop which is open to pupils as well as parents and the local commu...