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Institute of Advanced Motorists tells cyclists to 'take the lane'Published: 09:04am 06 Apr 2010

photo Alix Stredwick The IAM is advising cyclists to 'take the lane' under some circumstances The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), Britain’s largest road-safety charity, says it's safer for cyclists to “take the lane” when passing parked car...

Early tickets details for London Olympics announcedPublished: 04:57pm 01 Apr 2010

photo Andy Wilkes-flickr A year after the velodrome was started, the structure is starting to take shapeAnyone wanting to keep one eye on the Olympic ticket situation can register their interest by visiting 
www.tickets.london2012.com or by calli...

Cyclist arrested after fatal collision with tourist in CamdenPublished: 11:00pm 31 Mar 2010

A 27-year-old cyclist has been arrested after the death of a female tourist who was knocked down by a bicycle in Camden.Marian Anderson, 56, who was on holiday from Denmark with her daughter, was hit while crossing Lidlington Place on 21 February....

Paralympian Dame Tanni attends London Disability Cycling ForumPublished: 11:00pm 31 Mar 2010

photo Dame Tanni Grey-Thomson visits the London Disability Cycling Forum to discuss cycling accessWider paths for cyclist can benefit parents and businesses, as well as disabled and older cyclists, the leader of the London Disability Cycling Foru...

Major shake-up for Transport for London cycling and walkingPublished: 11:00pm 31 Mar 2010

A major reorganisation at Transport for London in 2010 could strongly affect the way cycling and walking policy is formulated and implemented.The end of the financial year in March sees the end of the opaquely named ‘directorate of integrated prog...

London Cyclist magazine seeks talented illustratorPublished: 11:00pm 31 Mar 2010

photo London Cyclist magazine is looking for an illustrator to add a new dimension to the publicationLCC is looking for a talented illustrator to contribute to London Cyclist magazine, the charity's bimonthly, A4, full-colour magazine sent out to...

The joys of international bike polo courtesy of BrooksPublished: 11:00pm 31 Mar 2010

photo krakow-bicycles/flickr Brooks is documenting the emerging international bike polo tournamentsBrooks, purveyors of fine clothing and saddles, and sponsor of the Tweed Run, has commissioned a video of the first ever season of international bi...

650 join Critical Mass to remember fallen cyclistsPublished: 11:00pm 31 Mar 2010

Video The film was shot during Critical Mass by London Cycling Campaign (click to see it in a larger window)Southwark Cyclists, the borough LCC group,
took the lead in remembering the three cyclists killed this year in
collisions with ...

Driver sacked after cyclist reports dangerous drivingPublished: 11:00pm 31 Mar 2010

photo The RoadSafe website allows cyclists to report near misses and incidents to the police using an online formAn LCC member has told how a new website could have contributed to a dangerous driver being sacked from his work.James Hoggarth was cy...

Air Pollution plans try to clean up the dirtiest city in EuropePublished: 11:00pm 31 Mar 2010

photo London has the worst air pollution of any European city, causing around 3500 deaths per yearThe mayor has launched an Air Pollution Action Plan just days after it was announced that 3500 Londoners are dying of emissions-related diseases eve...

Bike industry looking healthy in London as Evans and Condor expandPublished: 11:00pm 31 Mar 2010

photo As a barometer for the bike industry, Condor and Evans recent expansion is a very healthy signalThe cycle industry is looking very healthy compared with other retail and manufacturing sectors in the UK.London bike builder Condor Cycles is d...

Southwark cycle path planting creates 1000 city treesPublished: 11:00pm 31 Mar 2010

photo The charity Trees For Cities is planting a thousand bushes and trees on Southwark cycle routesThe tree-planting charity Trees For Cities will be working with volunteers in Southwark this month to plant over one thousand fruit hedges and tree...

Google expands Streetview across UK and adds cycle route-planning in USPublished: 11:00pm 31 Mar 2010

photo Google maps now have Streetview images covering rural and urban streets across the UKGoogle has expanded its popular Streetview service to the whole of the British Isles, and looks set to introduce its (currently US-only) bicycle route-findi...

Free Cycle Hire launches in London on 30 JulyPublished: 11:00pm 30 Mar 2010

photo LCC tests the Cycle Hire bikes in the June-July issue of London Cyclist (out end of May)A Paris-style, free Cycle Hire scheme arrives in London on 30 July 2010, two years after LCC convinced all the candidates in the mayoral elections to pr...

Comedian Russell Howard visits South London cycling projectPublished: 11:00pm 29 Mar 2010

Photo Russell Howard and Pedal4Health founder Fred EllisComedian Russell Howard visited the Merton Young Carers project which runs a bike scheme and is supported by Sport Relief in February.Howard and other celebrities including Jimmy Carr and Fea...