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Serious crash on Hammersmith Bridge prompts cyclists to organise 'calm the bridge' protest ridePublished: 5:59pm 30 May 2012

A shocking crash that left a young female cyclist pinned against the side of Hammersmith Bridge by a car has prompted local campaigners to organise a 'calm the bridge' protest bike ride there on Saturday 2 June 2012.
Members of Hammersmith &...

Tour de Latitude offers great adventure for festival-bound London cyclists this summerPublished: 1:44pm 25 May 2012

Latitude music festival in Suffolk, one of the biggest in the UK's packed summer festival calendar, is organising a guided bike ride to its event from London for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint, have lots of fun, and raise money ...

Time to nominate yourself for the new London Cycling Campaign elected Policy ForumPublished: 1:36pm 25 May 2012

London Cycling Campaign members have until midday on Friday 16 June 2012 to nominate themselves for our new elected Policy Forum, which will help shape our future transport policy and campaigns.
Cycling is a constantly changing and evolving top...

Mayor names Greenwich and Vauxhall as first two 'Go Dutch' walking and cycling locationsPublished: 2:02am 25 May 2012

Boris Johnson has named Greenwich and Vauxhall as two locations likely to benefit from a transformation into flagship walking and cycling projects, in accordance with his pre-election commitment to our Love London, Go Dutch campaign.
Bye-bye Va...

Bicycles banned from thousands of extra trains during Olympics and ParalympicsPublished: 12:32am 25 May 2012

People are being warned to check restrictions before they travel as many train operators plan to ban bicycles (except folders) during the Olympics and Paralympics.
Paralympics Update
These restrictions are still inforce despite almost all the ga...

Mayor can't back up claim that two-thirds of cycling injuries caused by cyclists breaking lawPublished: 3:22pm 24 May 2012

Despite repeated requests, neither City Hall nor Transport for London has substantiated Mayor Boris Johnson's claim that two-thirds of serious cyclist crashes took place because the cyclist had broken the law.
The Mayor's claim is strongly at o...

London Cycling Campaign says judge Mayor Boris Johnson on cycling after his first 100 daysPublished: 12:24pm 11 May 2012

The London Cycling Campaign has pledged to monitor the Mayor Boris Johnson's first 100 days in office, delivering a verdict on his cycling commitments after that time.
In the days before the election, Johnson promised to deliver the three Love ...

London Cycling Campaign and British Cycling remind Mayor of commitments to Go DutchPublished: 12:02pm 11 May 2012

The London Cycling Campaign and British Cycling have written a joint letter to re-elected Mayor Boris Johnson reminding him of his pre-election commitments to cycling, and to offer support in meeting those pledges. 
Read the text of the le...

10,000 brave the rain to tell politicians London is ready for a Dutch-style cycling revolutionPublished: 3:58pm 28 April 2012

A herd of zebras, a boatful of sailors in oilskins, a pack of bandits on bikes, along with hundreds of families and children waving flags and balloons helped make the 10,000-strong Big Ride a spectacular success, sending a powerful message to ...

Johnson narrows cycling gap with Livingstone by committing to three ‘Go Dutch’ demandsPublished: 5:02pm 27 April 2012

Boris Johnson has joined the other four main mayoral candidates in promising a Dutch-style cycling revolution in London.
After intensive lobbying from the London Cycling Campaign, Johnson today promised, “I am fully committed to meeting the...

The Big Ride minute-by-minute live blogPublished: 10:39am 27 April 2012

From 10.30am on Saturday 28 April 2012, freelance journalist Laura Laker will be blogging exclusively for the London Cycling Campaign, live from the Big Ride.
Please email her your thoughts on the ride, photos and videos, and ideas to make Lond...

Massive gulf opens between two leading mayoral candidates as Livingstone supports Dutch cycling streetsPublished: 10:04am 26 April 2012

Leading mayoral challenger Ken Livingstone has opened a massive gulf between his and Boris Johnson's cycling promises by committing to make London's streets safer for cycling with Dutch-quality facilities.
The Labour candidate joins Liberal Dem...

Addison Lee chairman wrong to blame cyclists because most crashes are caused by bad drivingPublished: 10:29pm 22 April 2012

The London Cycling Campaign has written to Addison Lee chairman John Griffin to make him aware of a study by the independent Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) that shows that bad driving is the major cause of crashes involving adult cyclists.
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Addison Lee chairman scores massive own goal with article likely to increase risk to cyclistsPublished: 9:30am 20 April 2012

London’s largest private hire firm, Addison Lee, has been in the news for the wrong reasons already this week for urging its 3500 drivers to drive illegally in bus lanes, to the detriment of cyclist safety.
Now, its chairman John Griffin ...

UPDATE: High Court confirms Addison Lee cars are illegal in bus lanes. London cyclists warned to beware.Published: 1:32pm 16 April 2012

Cyclists are being warned to take extra care on the roads after the chairman of private hire company Addison Lee told thousands of his drivers that it's lawful for them to use London's bus lanes, when in fact it remains illegal.
There are wides...