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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...

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 ...

Merton Council and police organise cyclist-HGV awareness eventsPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

photo Two events are taking place that allow cyclists to view the road through the mirrors of an HGVTwo road-safety events have been organised to highlight the dangers of heavy goods vehicles to London cyclists. Cement company Cemex has lent a lor...

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 ...

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...

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...

Secure residential bike parking system gets LCC insurer's approvalPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

 Protect-a-Cycle The Protect-a-Cycle bicycle storage system has been approved by LCC's cycle insurance provider Butterworth Spengler.Typically, insurance companies require minimum standards of locking and storage before they'll validate a ...

Cyclehoop bike parking shortlisted for prestigious business awardPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2009

photo The Cyclehoop allows cyclists to lock both bicycle wheels and frame to typical street furnitureInnovative cycle parking design company Cyclehoop has been shortlisted for New Product of the Year by the Growing Business Awards. Designer Anthon...

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 ...

EcoLocalPublished: 12:00am 19 Nov 2009

'Get Cycling' sessions for adults and all ability cyclingSince 2008, EcoLocal has helped hundreds of people from Sutton to become more confident cyclists and improve their cycling skills.EcoLocal is offering access to cycling for those who were pr...

Police project for deaf children among the winners of the London Cycling Awards 2009Published: 12:00am 19 Nov 2009

photos Belinda Sinclair Winners of the Best Project for Young People, the Regent’s Park Safer Parks TeamAn innovative project run by the police teaching deaf children to cycle was one of the five winners in this year’s London Cycling Awards.Other ...

Have your say on Transport for London's Cycle Safety Action PlanPublished: 12:00am 11 Nov 2009

photo Danny McL/Flickr The Cycle Safety Action Plan is a long way from being a complete solutionLCC is asking cyclists to respond to Transport for London's Cycle Safety Action Plan by asking for more effective solutions to the problem of cyc...

Change to LCC annual general meeting venuePublished: 12:00am 11 Nov 2009

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Due to the unexpectedly high demand from members registering for the AGM, the Chair has exercised his right to ensure the safety and comfort of attendees by changing the previously advertised venue.The LCC AGM will n...