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Hackney City Farm recruits cyclists from crowds waiting at bus stopsPublished: 11:00pm 12 Jul 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 08 Jul 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 08 Jul 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...

LCC encourages members to comment on mayor's theft planPublished: 11:00pm 08 Jul 2010

Members of the public have until 3 August 2010 to comment on TfL’s new anti-bike theft proposals.
The Cycle Security Plan responds to several of LCC’s demands for reduced bike theft:

Creating a police Task Force on theft, with...

Islington count suggests 25% year-on-year increase in cycle trafficPublished: 11:00pm 08 Jul 2010

Record numbers of cyclists have been recorded in Islington and Hackney, according to a new cycle count at the Colebrooke Row/City Road crossing.
On a sunny morning in July, 1261 cyclists passed the junction (in all directions) in an hour, ma...

Oppose the scrapping of the congestion charge western extensionPublished: 11:00pm 08 Jul 2010

LCC is strongly suggesting the public remind the mayor of the adverse effects of scrapping the western extension of the congestion charge zone.
Scrapping the zone will:

cost Londoners £55 million in lost revenue
worsen congestion in We...

Ealing Skyride brings traffic-free cycling to London on 18 July 2010Published: 11:00pm 08 Jul 2010

On Sunday 18 July 2010 many streets in Ealing will be closed to motor vehicles, making the borough the best in London for cycling that weekend.
The central hub of the eight-mile route will be in Lammas Park, where there'll be many stalls and...

London car clubs encourage more cycle and public transport usePublished: 11:00pm 08 Jul 2010

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Analysis from CTC (Cyclist Touring Club) has shown that people who have 24/7 access to a car via a sharing scheme are much more likely to cycle or use public transport than the general population.
According to Dave...

LCC supports parents' right to allow children to cycle to schoolPublished: 11:00pm 08 Jul 2010

Two parents condemned by their children's headteacher for allowing their offspring to cycle one mile to school have received widespread support from fellow cyclists, including LCC and the mayor.
The children, aged 5 and 8, cycle to Alleyn's Schoo...

LCC speak at Stanfords' FREE cycling eventPublished: 09:21pm 08 Jul 2010

LCC’s Tom Bogdanowicz, and Sustrans creator John Grimshaw are among the authors speaking at Stanfords’ Bookshop FREE cycling event on 20 July 2010.
Joining them will be Tom Kevill-Davies author of The Hungry Cyclist.The authors will b...

Bromley Bike BlastPublished: 11:00pm 30 Jun 2010

 

Bromley Cyclists, one of LCC’s local groups, together with the Bromley Council Road Safety Unit and British Cycling, organised this year’s Bromley Bike Blast festival on the last Saturday of June with the support of TfL&rsquo...

LCC cycling projects join the elite at TfL's Smarter Travel AwardsPublished: 11:00pm 30 Jun 2010

 

Cyclists are left holding the baby in Ealing
 
Bromley Cyclist’s Big Foot Bike Club project, Ealing Cycling Campaign’s Back on the Bike with children and the Regent’s Park Safer Police Team in partnership with Fr...

Mayor of Hilllingdon attends Interschool Championship at Field End Junior School’s new bike track Published: 11:00pm 30 Jun 2010

 

Councillor David Yarrow, Mayor of Hillingdon, his wife and representatives from the local transport police and safer neighbourhood team attended the Interschool Championship on Tuesday 29th June.
Field End Junior School runs a highly s...

Bike recycling empowering the local community in KingstonPublished: 11:00pm 27 Jun 2010

Project co-ordinator Bart Ricketts (far right) with participants

 

 
Kingston Eco-op is a social enterprise based in Kingston upon Thames which offers supported employment skills and training for disabled people and those at r...

19,000km bike ride for Help for HeroesPublished: 11:00pm 27 Jun 2010

Simon and his bike.

 
Simon Perry, 29 year old Brit based in Madrid, is embarking on a 10 month bike ride to raise money for Help for Heroes, a charity offering direct support to members of the armed services who have been injured in th...