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Have you got the energy and initiative to be a Go Dutch cycling champion?Published: 3:26pm 11 November 2011

Do you love cycling?
Do you live in London?
Do you want to help improve our city for cycling?
Do you have some spare time between now and May 2012?
Become a Go Dutch champion
We're looking for people with energy and initiative to be champio...

Westfield Stratford fast earning reputation for having the worst cycle lanes in LondonPublished: 11:51am 11 November 2011

Not content with erecting road signs in the middle of bike lanes outside its new shopping centre in (see photo below), Westfield Stratford now has a track with cobbles dotted along its entire length (above).
The concrete cobbles in Westfield Av...

Mayor of London denies junction improvements are key to increasing cyclist safetyPublished: 6:03pm 9 November 2011

Today London's Mayor Boris Johnson questioned the wisdom of redesigning the city's worst junctions, despite two recent cyclist fatalities at junctions where campaigners had warned of road danger. 
We wrote to TfL in February 2011 to highli...

London cyclists prepare for tour of city's 10 worst junctions and one-way systemsPublished: 4:14pm 7 November 2011

On Saturday 12 November 2011 around 100 cyclists are expected to take part in a ride to highlight the 10 worst places to cycle in London.
See the route (updated 5pm, 11 Nov))
The ride is the brainchild of bloggers/campaigners Danny Willia...

London Cycling Awards: List of Judges' Shortlisted Projects for 2011Published: 12:38pm 7 November 2011

The London Cycling Awards are kindly sponsored by Butterworth Spengler (providers of our Urban Cycling Insurance) and Levenes, our recommended cycle-friendly solicitor
Shortlisted nominations for the London Cycling Awards 2011 range from maj...

Open letter sent to Mayor Boris Johnson by a family friend of Bow cyclist fatality Brian DorlingPublished: 11:55pm 28 October 2011

This is an open letter sent by a family friend of Brian Dorling to the Mayor Boris Johnson.
Mr Dorling was run over by a lorry on Monday 24 October, at Bow roundabout, a location that forms part of Cycle Superhighway 2.  
The lett...

Members, have you voted in the board elections? And don't miss the AGMPublished: 3:38pm 28 October 2011

For the first time ages, we have contested board of trustee elections this year.
This is no mean feat for any organisation as nearly half of all trustee positions in UK charities are vacant.
So when most charities are struggling to find people...

We set out the key principles for our Go Dutch campaign for best-practice street designPublished: 2:25pm 27 October 2011

Earlier this week, in the Guardian Bike Blog, journalist Matthew Wright made several incorrect assumptions about our 'Go Dutch' campaign.
We're pleased the media are so interested in our campaign (it doesn't launch officially until January), bu...

Cyclists appalled at latest fatality on Cycle Superhighway at Bow roundaboutPublished: 3:18pm 25 October 2011

A 58-year-old cyclist, travelling to work at the Olympic site, was killed in a crash with a tipper lorry at the Bow roundabout on Cycle Superhighway 2, reported the BBC.
We and all London cyclists are distressed to hear of this tragedy, an...

'Carry Me Bikes' in Hackney wants to make using cargo bikes an everyday activityPublished: 3:20pm 21 October 2011

Last weekend, a new Yuba cargo bike was seen out and about in Hackney, carrying gardening equipment tools for a local environmental group.
The super-strength two-wheeler helped Sue (photo below) from the Friends of Homerton Station ...

'Except Cycles' signs legal at last: London Cycling Campaign welcomes unrestricted accessPublished: 5:34pm 13 October 2011

The Department for Transport is removing restrictions on 'Except Cycles' being added to 'No Entry' road signs, offering potential safety benefits and shorter journeys for cyclists.
Transport minister Norman Baker announced a series of chan...

Massive thanks to the 2500 Londoners who took to the streets for a people-friendly cityPublished: 11:14pm 12 October 2011

First, a huge thanks to every one of the 2500 people who joined our protest ride yesterday, especially our members and the hundreds who helped out before and on the day, no matter how small your contributions.
We know from previou...

Government unleashes 1800 longer lorries on our streets - increasing the risk to cyclists.Published: 3:50pm 11 October 2011


Transport minister Mike Penning MP today announced that his department will allow a 10 year trial of 1800 extra long articulated lorries on our streets despite their failure to fully assess the impact on cyclists' safety and damage to ro...

Transport for London Blackfriars design looks pretty but sadly the beauty is only skin deepPublished: 11:07am 10 October 2011

This is the street layout that Transport for London is implementing at present.
It's very similar to what was there previously, and does nothing to address the major concerns of cyclists:

turning right into Queen Victoria Street means you ha...

London Cycling Campaign shows Blackfriars can be made safe and attractive for cycling and walkingPublished: 2:49am 10 October 2011

Today the London Cycling Campaign published a new design for the controversial Blackfriars junction that makes it significantly better for cycling and walking than Transport for London’s current plans.
See how traffic moves through the ju...