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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...

Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson attends the London Disability Cycling Forum (LDCF)Published: 11:00pm 29 Mar 2010

Photo Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson at LDCF (copyright Wheels for Wellbeing)Dame Tanni, gold medal wheelchair racer, attended one of the LDCF’s regular meetings to show her support and to find out how to encourage more people with a disability to cycle...

Community cycling fund for London: what we do and how it works.Published: 11:00pm 28 Mar 2010

Photo Maintenance session at the Venture Youth Centre in West London (project funded in 2009) LCC’s community team has been managing the Community Cycling Fund for London (CCFfL) for over three years.During that time the fund has received over 400...

Call for helmet law in Jersey causes anger among cyclistsPublished: 07:06pm 22 Mar 2010

photo In countries with a well-developed cycling culture such as Holland helmet-wearing is very rareThe decision by the Jersey legislature asking for a law forcing under-18s to wear cycle helmets has been condemned by campaigners.A move to extend ...

Government 'Active Travel Strategy' encourages cycling and walkingPublished: 12:00am 20 Mar 2010

photo Cyclodelic Cycling and walking should play a key role in improving public health and reducing CO2 emissionsThe Government's Active Travel Strategy, published by the Department for Health and the Department for Transport, says cycling can imp...

Chief Medical Officer calls for eightfold increase in cycling Published: 12:00am 19 Mar 2010

photo CMO Sir Liam Donaldson has called for an eightfold increase in cycling in the UKThe Government's top health advisor, Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson, has said cycling must be increased eightfold to combat the public health crisis ca...

Tweed Run cycle ride fills 400 spaces in a few hoursPublished: 05:17pm 18 Mar 2010

photo M.J.S.-flickr The first Tweed Run took place in London in 2009, and has been copied across the worldThe Tweed Run cycle ride will take place on 10 April 2010, bringing a touch of sartorial elegance to London's streets for the second year run...

Islington LCC pilots successful 'veloteer' campaigning projectPublished: 12:00am 18 Mar 2010

The local LCC group in Islington (the Islington Cyclists Action Group) organised a pioneering cyclist volunteer event in the borough.The event involved guiding LCC members on a bike ride around the borough, highlighting a range of local campaignin...

Risk taking survey for London cyclists aims to reduce HGV dangerPublished: 12:00am 18 Mar 2010

photo Charlie Lloyd An online survey aims to look at cyclist behaviour around heavy good vehicles An online survey prepared by a police researcher aims to improve understanding of how cyclists assess risk when cycling around lorries.The results co...