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Cycle Fridays take a break but novice cyclists carry on ridingPublished: 11:00pm 03 Sep 2009

photo LCC's Cycle Fridays have guided over 400 new novice commuters into central London this summerGuided 'BikeTube' rides will continue to run from Wimbledon and Greenwich to central London once a week, even though the official Cycle Friday rides...

Bike hire to hit Zone One without cycle network or Oyster-compatibilityPublished: 11:00pm 31 Aug 2009

photo D1v1d-Flickr The success of the Cycle Hire Scheme depends on a BikeGrid of proper bike routesLCC is proposing a Zone One 'BikeGrid', a completed network of central London cycle routes, to ensure the success of the mayor's Cycle Hire Scheme d...

BikeTubes encourage novice cyclists and spread the cycling messagePublished: 11:00pm 31 Aug 2009

photo Cyclists on the BikeTube guided commuter riders report increased confidence on the roadsNovice riders loved the BikeTube guided rides organised by LCC and Transport for London (called Cycle Fridays), inspiring new cycle commuters.Polly, who ...

HGV event educates cyclistsPublished: 01:48pm 27 Aug 2009

Several HGVs were parked in Trafalgar Square on 19 August 2009 in a high-profile attempt spread awareness to cyclists of the dangers of lorries.The event, organised by the Metropolitan Police and supported by LCC and Transport for London, mirrored...

Greenwich tunnel closure means 10-mile detour for manyPublished: 11:14am 27 Aug 2009

photo Some commuters face a 10-mile detour while the Greenwich tunnel is closed for maintenanceAngry cyclists and pedestrians are accusing the local council of leaving them stranded while the Greenwich tunnel closes for maintenance later this ye...

Cycling women's fashion label launches website with a cycle treasure huntPublished: 11:00pm 26 Aug 2009

Chic cycle clothing and accessories brand Cyclodelic celebrated its new website launch with a photo-based treasure hunt on 20 August 2009.The event took place in central London, encouraging riders to visit Selfridges, Regent’s Park, the London Col...

Charity cycle - LCC members and community groups wanted to join inPublished: 01:17pm 26 Aug 2009

In a bid to raise money for McMillan Cancer Support and for Help for Heroes, 10 cyclists are covering 1,000 miles visiting 100 sports clubs on the way. The group will start from Glasgow on 14th October with at least 2 cyclists on the road at any g...

Skyride to coincide with the end of RamadanPublished: 11:00pm 25 Aug 2009

The 2009 London Skyride falls on the same day as Eid Ul-Fitr, the Muslim celebration that marks the end of Ramadan during which people fast. Traditionally the day is spent with family and friends eating special dishes, wearing new clothes, and sha...

Trikes for the service users of Bede House in SouthwarkPublished: 11:00pm 25 Aug 2009

Learning difficulties and special needs project funded by the Community Cycling Fund for London (CCFfL)Bede House used their CCFfL grant to purchase trikes to add to their existing fleet of two-wheelers. Service users with balance and confidence i...

Health Secretary shows support cycling club funded via LCCPublished: 11:00pm 25 Aug 2009

photo Health secretary Andy Burnham (fourth from left) shows his support for cycling projects in London Health secretary Andy Burnham has shown his support for an LCC-funded cycling project, praising those encouraging young children to enjoy more...

Townmead Youth Project test their cycling staying power Published: 11:00pm 25 Aug 2009

Townmead youngsters at Evans Cycles “Ride It” event in Great MessendenThe young people from Hammersmith and Fulham were horrified at the thought of having to arrive at the club at 9am on Sunday 2 August. Nonetheless they duly arrived, the bikes ha...

Bike shortages hit UKPublished: 11:00pm 16 Aug 2009

A boom in British cycling has left major European bike manufacturers short on bikes, it was reported last week. Demand has tripled in the last 12 months, and annual sales increased by 20% in June. This is despite an increase in prices led by a wea...

Driving with a mobile phone is 'worse than drink driving'Published: 11:00pm 13 Aug 2009

photo Using a mobile phone in a motor vehicle can be more dangerous than drink drivingUsing a mobile phone in a motor vehicle is more dangerous than drink driving, a recent research review has concluded.The Transport Research Laboratory report rev...

Key consultation role for LCC in Cycle Highway developmentPublished: 11:00pm 13 Aug 2009

photo Stockwell gyratory is one of the key barriers to cycling on the A24/A3 routeLCC is playing a key role in advising TfL as to how the mayor’s Cycle Highways should be developed.The first two Cycle Highways  are due to due to open in spring 201...

Take part in September meetings to develop London's car-free outlookPublished: 11:00pm 13 Aug 2009

photo The Brunswick Centre in Bloomsbury is a successful carfree development in the capitalLondon Cycling Campaign is supporting the creation of an association to promote new car-free developments.The London Carfree Association would create a ‘dem...