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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...

Media and election workshops teach London Cyclists key skillsPublished: 12:00am 18 Mar 2010

photo  LCC members learning communcations skills at a workshop ahead of the elections Nearly 50 LCC members from around London attended workshops at LCC head office in March, covering communication skills and putting cycling on the agenda in the e...

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...

Job vacancy: Cycling development officerPublished: 12:00am 17 Mar 2010

If you are a highly skilled communicator with the ability to develop and motivate a diverse range of volunteers, we want you to be part of our organisation.Support and develop our borough groups promoting cycling, organise rides, and work with loc...

Two cyclist lorry deaths in two days highlight need for urgent actionPublished: 12:00am 11 Mar 2010

photo John Davies The skip lorry involved in a fatal collision in Hackney is towed away by the policeTwo cyclist lorry deaths in two days have prompted urgent calls for the measures in the mayor's Cycle Safety Action Plan to be implemented as soon...

LCC puts lorry safety at the top of the mayor's Cycle Safety Action PlanPublished: 12:00am 09 Mar 2010

photo D1v1d-flickr LCC has succeeded in putting lorry safety at the top of the London cycle-safety agendaThe Mayor of London is backing LCC's call for cycle safety training for HGV drivers.Boris Johnson’s new Cycle Safety Action Plan says Tra...

Crossrail to provide cycle-awareness training for 3000 lorry driversPublished: 12:00am 04 Mar 2010

photo The largest construction project in Europe will insist every lorry driver has cycle-awareness training. Street closures, demolitions and diversions have already hit the West End: it’s the start of seven years of works to build the eight stat...