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Reported theft up 38% as gangs target London bikesPublished: 11:00pm 13 Aug 2009

photo Using two strong locks on frame and wheels is the best way of deterring thievesBike theft in London during the first half of 2009 rose 38% compared with the same period in 2008, according to figures on the Met Police website. Particularly hi...

LCC supports successful summer of grass track racingPublished: 11:00pm 13 Aug 2009

photo Why not join in Hackney Cycling Club's successful summer of grass track races? Hackney Cycling Club, an organisation funded through LCC via the Community Cycling Fund, launched its first grass track league at Hackney Downs on Sunday 2 August...

Serco wins contract to run London's Cycle Hire schemePublished: 11:00pm 13 Aug 2009

photo It's expected that London's cycle hire scheme will be as successful as Paris' (above)Serco, the company operating the Docklands Light Railway and the Woolwich Ferry, has won the contract to run London’s new bike hire scheme.LCC has submitted...

Londoner's bike design nominated for Dyson awardPublished: 11:00pm 12 Aug 2009

photos The Contortionist bike folds to a size that's only the circumference of its wheelsA Londoner has been nominated for the £10,000 James Dyson Award after designing a new type of folding bicycle.Dominic Hargreaves, 24, from Wandsworth, develop...

Talking Heads' singer David Byrne raises over £1000 for LCCPublished: 11:00pm 10 Aug 2009

David Byrne, legendary front man of the band Talking Heads and successful solo musician, has raised £1,370 for LCC by auctioning his bike on eBay.The winning bidder beat 20 others for the blue Montague folding bike on 16 August 2009.Mr Byrne said,...

Sutton shoppers rewarded for green behaviourPublished: 11:00pm 31 Jul 2009

Green shoppers are being rewarded for leaving their cars at home by Sutton Council’s Walk Cycle Reward scheme.The scheme is offered on different dates between June and August in Rosehill, Worcester Park, Wallington and Carshalton. Reward cards of...

Tower Hamlets top borough league for workplace cyclingPublished: 11:00pm 31 Jul 2009

Tower Hamlets Council staff are riding high in the list of workforces using bikes, after registering the highest number of miles cycled during this year’s Workplace Cycle Challenge. Of the 24 London councils taking part in the Challenge, where st...

Photographers celebrate normal cyclists in EuropePublished: 11:00pm 31 Jul 2009

Two photographers have been praised for celebrating the normality of cycling in European cities.Trevor Parsons of LCC's local group in Hackney said, "These pictures are great: they show normal people in normal clothes doing normal things. To...

London Triathlon competitors struggle to transport bikesPublished: 11:00pm 31 Jul 2009

LCC is calling for the Dockland Light Railways to reverse its ban on bicycles.Engineering works and a ban on cycles on the DLR present thousands of triathletes and spectators with problems getting to this year’s London Triathlon with their bikes....

Blackheath Bike Week extravaganzaPublished: 11:00pm 27 Jul 2009

Bike and Kite festival to celebrate the start of Bike Week 2009The Blackheath Kite and Bike Festival took place in South East London on a sunny weekend marking the start of Bike Week on 13th and 14th of June.The heath was awash with bikes, and, yo...

LCC-funded school bags two cycling awardsPublished: 11:00pm 27 Jul 2009

photo Tyssen School in Hackney won two awards from its borough for its cycling clubTyssen Community Primary School in north-east London was celebrating last month after winning two awards from the Borough of Hackney’s School Travel Plan Awards.The...

Hounslow SkyridePublished: 11:00pm 27 Jul 2009

West London to host hundreds of cyclists at Hounslow Skyride On Sunday 9th August six miles of roads in West London will be closed to traffic and instead of cars, families and individuals on bikes will take to the streets in a localised version of...

Summer picnic for community cycling champions Published: 11:00pm 27 Jul 2009

Always a bit of a gamble putting on an outdoor event during an English summer but the community team's picnic in St James Park attracted 25 cyclists who were promptly rewarded with some late summer sunshine.The afternoon provided an informal and r...

Funding success for community cycling projectsPublished: 11:00pm 27 Jul 2009

LCC has won funding for two community cycling projects that were founded using money from the Community Cycling Fund.Pedal4HealthPedal4Health has successfully bid for funding from Capital FM’s Help a London Child.The project delivers cycle trainin...

LCC-supported cycle club is focus for local schoolsPublished: 11:00pm 27 Jul 2009

photo An LCC-led project at a school in Hillingdon became a fo cus for cycle trainingAn LCC-led project at a school in Hillingdon became a focus for cycle training for a day last month when three other local schools joined in the fun.Field End Jun...