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Family, colleagues and friends say farewell to legendary campaigner Barry MasonPublished: 1:31pm 8 July 2011

On Wednesday 6 July 2011, around 100 people crammed into Honor Oak Crematorium to hear words of farewell from family and friends for Barry Mason, former coordinator of Southwark Cyclists who died suddenly on holiday last month.
Those attending ...

Motion for Blackfriars 20mph will be voted on by London Assembly on 20 JulyPublished: 12:58pm 8 July 2011

The motion asking the Mayor to retain the 20mph limit at Blackfriars is being reintroduced in the London Assembly on the 20 July 2011.
If you haven't already, please sign our petition supporting it (and you can post a photo too, if yo...

Why did Transport for London's procedures fail cyclists at Blackfriars?Published: 5:26pm 6 July 2011

In 2004, after two cyclists were killed on Blackfriars Bridge, Transport for London (TfL) recognised that its procedures for providing for cyclists were seriously flawed.
Following the second of these cyclist deaths, that of Vicki McCreery, TfL p...

London cyclists at risk from Government plans to introduce longer HGVsPublished: 2:57pm 30 June 2011

A coalition of cycling, environmental and safety groups are opposing Government proposals to allow a new type of very long lorry on our streets.
As well as the increased danger to cyclists from larger vehicles, it's feared the lorries will enco...

Tower Hamlets cyclist dies after lorry hit and run crashPublished: 10:31am 30 June 2011

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Peter McGreal on Saturday 25th June, four days after being run down by a lorry on Hackney road, Bethnal Green at 8.30am.  We send our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.The drive...

Cyclists outnumber cars in City of LondonPublished: 10:05am 19 June 2011

"Cyclists have for the first time outnumbered motorists on some of the country's busiest commuter routes during rush hour" reports Robin Henry in Today's Sunday Times (p.11).Henry quotes monitoring data from Transport for London, Mouchel/Sustrans ...

Transport minister agrees with 20mph on Blackfriars and will talk to TfL.Published: 6:59pm 16 June 2011

Norman Baker MP the 'cycling minster' at the Department for Transport joined the Parliamentary Cycling Group ride across Blackfriars Bridge. Many riders quizzed him about how to reduce the danger to cyclists there.Bike Biz magazine editor, Carlton...

Add to our photo petition: “Boris, give us the freedom to walk or ride: Blackfriars must stay 20mph”Published: 4:39pm 13 June 2011

We’re urging everyone who cares about people-friendly public spaces and reducing road danger to add their picture to our ‘20mph Blackfriars’ photo petition.
It only takes a minute, and when we’ve enough photos we’r...

Join us for a special summer bike ride suitable for all the familyPublished: 2:36pm 10 June 2011

We're inviting members, friends, and family to join us on Sunday 26 June 2011 for a leisurely social ride from central London along the path of the Thames to historic Greenwich.
The free event is suitable for all ages and abilities, and will brin...

London cyclist to conquer Alps in memory of Dalston lorry victim Dan CoxPublished: 1:47pm 10 June 2011

Himself recovering from a serious hit and run 18 months ago, London cyclist Daniel Barnes is riding the Etape du Tour on 11 July in memory of his close friend Dan Cox, killed by a left-turning lorry at Dalston Junction in February 2011.
We're fla...

Conservative Assembly Members turn their backs on Blackfriars cyclist safety debatePublished: 2:57pm 8 June 2011

Today, Conservative members of the London Assembly walked out of the chamber before the scheduled debate on reducing the speed limit at Blackfriars Bridge to 20mph.
Sadly, this move killed the debate on this vitally important issue.
Ou...

London Nocturne: Visit our stand for first glimpse of Trek's pro race bike, the LeopardPublished: 1:10pm 8 June 2011

On Saturday 11 June 2011, at Smithfield Market, the IG Markets London Nocturne is an evening cycling event that features professional criterium racing, as well as the inaugural Brooks Penny Farthing Race and the Kansi Folding Bike Race, complete w...

Blackfriars: It's time to put people first in our city centrePublished: 2:44pm 7 June 2011

Tomorrow is something of a watershed, when the London Assembly will vote on what might seem like a fairly trivial matter of a 20mph speed limit on one bridge in central London.
It isn't trivial to people like Clare Gerada, the cyclist knocked off...

Blackfriars casualty calls for safer junction and a permanent 20mph limitPublished: 11:04am 6 June 2011

Dr Clare Gerada is an eminent doctor, chair of Council at the Royal College of General Practitioners, the body that represents tens of thousands of GPs all over the UK.
She's also a practising GP in Kennington, south London.
Last Wednesda...

London's cycling community mourns the sudden death of Southwark's Barry MasonPublished: 8:48pm 5 June 2011

On Friday we were saddened to hear of the sudden death of Barry Mason, coordinator of Southwark Cyclists, who died in a swimming accident while on holiday in Spain.Everyone at the London Cycling Campaign, including staff and the board of trus...