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Scientists call for eightfold increase in cycling to boost nation's healthPublished: 12:00am 03 Dec 2009

Respected medical journal the Lancet has highlighted the importance of cycling for improved health and reduced transport emissions.The 80-page report 'Health and climate change' is based on an examination of transport use in London and Delhi, Indi...

LCC swaps expertise with campaigners at cycling conferencePublished: 12:00am 03 Dec 2009

photo LCC's Rosie Tharp presents positive images of community cycling in London at the Cyclenation eventLCC staff and volunteers were among the hundreds who attended the autumn Cyclenation campaigners conference in Nottingham last month.Community ...

Bicycle Christmas tree to light up fashionable London squarePublished: 12:00am 03 Dec 2009

photo The bicycle store room in Bermondsey Square was designed by the same architects as the bike 'tree'Bermondsey Square will receive a special gift this Christmas when a 'tree' made from recycled bicycles is erected there on 10 December.The 'tre...

London Cyclist magazine archive provides new online cycling resourcePublished: 05:04pm 02 Dec 2009

LCC has created a digital archive of its member magazine, the London Cyclist, going back to 2007.Anyone can access the magazines via the LCC website, although the most recent issues will not be put online, being mailed exclusively to members.

Fatality raises concerns over vulnerability of cyclists in motorcycle collisionsPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

photo The public consultation on the bus lanes trial runs until 5 January 2010, so have your sayAfter the recent death of a cyclist in a collision with a motorbike, LCC is urging people to make their views known on the motorbikes in bus lanes tria...

Brixton removes one-way system to benefit walkers and cyclistsPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

Photo Wider bus lanes, more crossings, and two-way traffic should make Brixton more people-friendlyAfter over a decade of campaigning by Lambeth Cyclists (the local LCC group) and other organisations, traffic on Brixton Hill outside the town hall ...

LCC helps Wandsworth estate put on fabulous residents' cycling partyPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

photo Local kids pose with cycle mechanic Marcus Ahmad at the Wandsworth estate's bike week eventA Wandsworth housing association put on a successful bike week event for hundreds of residents of the Arragon Estate.Belinda Sinclair, a member of the...

Saga of stolen bike being recovered is played out 'live' on internetPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

photo This picture was posted on the LFGSS forum while the stolen bike was being recovered by the ownerThe story of a London cyclist being reunited with her stolen bike was played out in real time on an internet forum, with photos and posts updat...

Win the Raleigh children's bike of your (or your little one's) dreamsPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

Nottingham bike manufacturer Raleigh has started advertising on TV again, and to celebrate it's running a free competition so kids can win the 'bike of their dreams'. Follow this link to enter the competition to win a Raleigh children's bike. The ...

LCC-associated cycle trainers up for Green Guardian AwardPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

Cyclists are being encouraged to vote for the  Pedal4Health cycle-training organisation in the Green Guardian awards.Pedal4Health, which has strong links to LCC's community cycling team and Merton Cycling Campaign, was founded by cycle trainer Fr...

All community groups invited to Xmas lights ride!!!Published: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

To celebrate a successful year with many exciting and innovative community cycling initiatives, the London Cycling Campaign is inviting all current and past community groups to join us on a Xmas Lights ride.Meet us on Thursday 17th December at 3.3...

New York City cycling increases by two thirds in two yearsPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

photo Adding cycle lanes to New York City's streets has reallocated road space away from cars towards bikes Cycling in New York has risen by 66% since 2007, according to a survey released by the US Department of Transportation. This rise is attrib...

Richmond schoolkids race against mountain bike champ Jody CrawforthPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

photo A pupil from Orleans Park School, Twickenham, tries out the Herne Hill off-road courseThanks to the LCC local group in the borough of Richmond pupils from Orleans Park School, Twickenham, cycling club raced against professional mountain bike...

BBC Watchdog programme and EU highlight dangers of 'flat-pack' bikesPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

Self-assembly bikes are dangerous and inappropriate for their target market BBC's Watchdog programme has claimed.Presenter John Humphries used volunteers to show how difficult it is for non-experts to assemble flat-pack bikes.The bikes, which com...

Bike experts social enterprise receive business award at 10 Downing StreetPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

Angela Smith, Minister for the Third Sector, at BikeworksBikeworks, an East London bike specialist, won this year’s Best New Social Enterprise award for England.On Wednesday 19th November, Gordon Brown presented the award to the Bikeworks crew at ...