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Leading government research into public health backs 20mph limitsPublished: 12:00am 4 March 2011

 photo The National Institute of Clinical Excellence recommends 20mph limits to improve public health

A new report from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), 'Preventing unintentional injuries among under-15s', recommend...

London boasts world's fastest velodrome but skimps on bike parkingPublished: 12:00am 4 March 2011

video Watch the British cycling team ride around the new Olympic Velodrome in our exclusive video

Located in a striking building in London, it’s reportedly the fastest cycling track in the world, which will hold up to 6000 spectators.
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TfL promises review of Blackfriars Bridge in response to criticismsPublished: 12:00am 4 March 2011

Transport for London has promised a review of "the widespread road layout" in response to campaigners' criticisms of the plans for Blackfriars Bridge, which fail to adequately address cyclist safety.
An LCC activist has received a reply ...

Londoners can claim free cycle parking stands for their workplace Published: 12:00am 4 March 2011

LCC has learned that there's still money for FREE bike stands for employers with more than 50 staff this financial year.
To secure the free stands your employer has to sign up to the Cycle To Work Guarantee scheme (this is free) and pay for insta...

London cyclists' needs neglected in redesign of Blackfriars BridgePublished: 12:00am 25 February 2011

photo The redesign on the southbound lanes on Blackfriars Bridge do very little to protect cyclists 

Back in 2004, a Transport for London inquiry into two cyclist fatalities on Blackfriars Bridge found that consultation failure and poor ...

Islington car parking scheme will increase congestion and pollutionPublished: 12:00am 25 February 2011

Islington Cyclists Action Group (ICAG), the local LCC group, is campaigning to stop its local council introducing a scheme that will encourage short journeys by car with negative impacts on both congestion and pollution.
Islington Council propose...

Help Wheels For Wellbeing and Islington Council find out more about cyclistsPublished: 12:00am 25 February 2011

Wheels for Wellbeing and Islington Council are asking cyclists to fill in a short survey on bike parking, which they hope to use to improve facilities.
Please spend 30 seconds filling it in here.
And don't forget that you could win a personally ...

Entry for the third Tweed Run bike ride opens this SaturdayPublished: 12:00am 25 February 2011

video Here's the short video we made of 2010's massively successful Tweed Run ride

Cyclists wanting to enter the third annual London Tweed Run on 9 April 2011 are being advised to be sign up very soon after registration opens this Saturday....

Opportunity to boost cyclist safety with London's Biking Borough moneyPublished: 12:00am 21 February 2011

photo The new money for cycling is only around £100k per borough per year, but could fund lorry driver cycle training

Biking Boroughs bidding for £4 million extra funding are being encouraged by Transport for London to spend money...

Cyclists now outnumber cars on five central London Thames bridgesPublished: 12:00am 18 February 2011

New data shows that bicycles now outnumber cars and taxis northbound on five London bridges in the morning rush hour during 2010.
The increase in bicycle traffic strengthens the case for the reallocation of road space and an enforced 20mph spee...

BikeAware calls for cycle awareness to be part of the driving testPublished: 12:00am 18 February 2011

The BikeAware campaign aims to make cycle training for drivers compulsory before they're allowed on the nation's roads.
LCC trustee David Love, who's spearheading the campaign, said: "Only 10% of Britain's 43 million drivers ride a bike once a we...

LCC praises local borough volunteers for campaign efforts: could you help?Published: 12:00am 18 February 2011

photo LCC social rides bring together hundreds of new and experienced cyclists in the borough every year

LCC's local group volunteers have come in for praise from cycling development officer Gerhard Weiss, with two outgoing coordinators ...

Cycle parking requirements for new buildings haven't risen for a decadePublished: 12:00am 18 February 2011

photo Guardian Media Group provides cycle parking for a quarter of its workforce in its central London office

The Mayor Boris Johnson is refusing to amend the out-of-date London Plan, which urgently needs stronger demands on de...

Floating towpath in Bow to provide bike link from Thames to HertsPublished: 12:00am 10 February 2011

photo Proposed improvements on River Lee Walkers and cyclists will be able to enjoy walking or cycling from the Thames at Limehouse all the way to Ware and Hertford.LCC activists as well as walking groups have been campaigning for a solution to th...

Cycle Hire docking station on top of Southwark tube stationPublished: 12:00am 10 February 2011

Transport for London could soon be building an 84-bike Cycle Hire docking station on top of Southwark tube station. 
According to reports on the SE1 website, TfL has applied for planning permission to install a docking station with over 80 b...