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London's first hill climb time trial reaches great heightsPublished: 11:00pm 25 July 2010

photo Andy Waterman A competitor grits his teeth on the course of the first London Urban Hill Climb

 
London's first closed-road hill-climb time trial took place on Thursday 22 July 2010, the same evening that Andy Schleck and Albe...

Gumtree works with campaigners to reduce stolen bike sales in LondonPublished: 11:00pm 21 July 2010

LCC, CTC and a representative of the police's new bike squad met Gumtree's Head of Customer Service, Trust and Security, Katie Kitiri, to discuss measures to reduce the incidence of stolen bike sales on the online classified site.
In Ju...

More danger from motorbikes in London bus lanes until 2012Published: 11:00pm 21 July 2010

photo Despite an increase in casualties the mayor has extended the motorbikes in bus lanes trial to 2012

 
The repeat Experimental Traffic Order to extend the trial allowing motorcycles in bus lanes comes into force on Saturday 24 July ...

London’s new roadworks permits can address cyclist needsPublished: 11:00pm 21 July 2010

Video Confusing roadworks were implicated in the death of a cyclist in Oxford Street earlier this year

 
Cyclists are expected to benefit from the new London Permit Scheme for roadworks, which has so far been rolle...

Bikeshd website lets cyclists quickly trawl London's online bike salesPublished: 11:00pm 21 July 2010

photo Lost of a bike? This new website allows you to scan photos of a day's sales on eBay and Gumtree 

 
A new website, Bikeshd, is winning favour among cyclists as a quick way to trawl Gumtree and eBay to find their stolen bi...

Cable car across Thames would be first new cycle crossing for 20 yearsPublished: 11:00pm 21 July 2010

photo Charlie Holland The new river crossing hasn't been the only 'Cable car' in the news - click here

A cable car across the Thames looks set to reverse years of neglect after a succession of river crossings have been built ig...

LCC and leading transport organisations call for sustained cycling and walking investmentPublished: 11:00pm 21 July 2010

LCC has helped co-ordinate a concerted call for sustained investment in cycling and walking projects. 
Along with CTC, Sustrans, the Campaign for Better Transport, and Living Streets, LCC has written the following letter to the Eve...

Register this week to be London Cycle Hire Scheme early adopterPublished: 11:00pm 21 July 2010

photo The Cycle Hire Scheme launched on 30 July 2010, with approximately 6000 of bikes in Zone 1 

London's long-awaited Cycle Hire Scheme is set to open on Friday 30 July 2010, with cyclists eagerly antipating the 6000 extra bikes, desig...

15 August sees Redbridge become London's cycling centrePublished: 11:00pm 21 July 2010

photo TB The recent Skyride in Ealing attracted many families - look out for the Redbridge car-free event

On Sunday 15 August 2010, streets in the Hainault area (including the Redbridge Cycling Centre) will be closed to motor traffic to make ...

First two Cycle Superhighways launch in south and east LondonPublished: 11:00pm 18 July 2010

photo The first two Superhighways have launched, but more work needs to be done to improve standards
 

 
LCC has welcomed London's first two Cycle Superhighways, and the greater investment in cycling, but has warned that the rest ...

Lorry-cycling safety measures welcomed but more needs to be donePublished: 11:00pm 15 July 2010

Transport for London's three measures to combat lorry danger have been welcomed, but are not enough to tackle the problem, according to LCC's campaigns officer Charlie Lloyd:
The TfL measures are:

A voluntary agreement with the Freight Transpo...

Transport for London posters must educate lorry drivers as well as cyclistsPublished: 11:00pm 15 July 2010

photo Transport for London's poster doesn't make lorry drivers sufficiently responsible for their actions

 
Recent attempts to increase awareness of lorry danger among cyclists by Transport for London have been welcomed, but there's con...

Hackney City Farm recruits cyclists from crowds waiting at bus stopsPublished: 11:00pm 12 July 2010

Hackney City Farm will be inviting people waiting at busy bus stops to try cycling into work, lending them a bike for just the cost of a bus fare.
The Farm’s Environment and Enterprise Manager, Gustavo Montes de Oca, will be targeting pop...

Report says mayor's London cycling targets are 'fundamentally flawed'Published: 11:00pm 8 July 2010

A report by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) says the central target in London’s ‘cycling revolution’ is "fundamentally flawed".
The report demonstrates how the Mayor’s Transport Strategy is actually antic...

Guard railing progress is depleting London's cycle parkingPublished: 11:00pm 8 July 2010

Transport for London is removing approximately one third of the guard railings on red routes in an effort to reduce street clutter and improve the urban realm.Guard rails can block escape routes for cyclists threatened by motor vehicles, and are a...