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Dedicated police unit tackles bike theft in HackneyPublished: 12:00am 10 November 2010

photo PC Nicola Irvine (outside left) and PC Maz Lovegrove (outside right) with bike owners Thomas Georgson and Leon Lahovich.

 
The recently established Hackney Cycle Crime Unit, comprised of PC Maz Lovegrove and PC Nicola Ir...

TfL announces London's biggest cycle hire docking stationPublished: 12:00am 10 November 2010

photo Barclays cycle hire docking station

 
 
With 124 spaces the new Barclays Cycle Hire docking station at Waterloo is set to become London’s biggest docking point yet.
Work started on 1st November and the new docking&nbs...

Cyclists launch survey to support 20mph on Hammersmith BridgePublished: 12:00am 10 November 2010

photo Hammersmith Bridge

 
Hammersmith and Fulham Cyclists have launched an online survey to collect supporting evidence for a 20mph speed limit for Hammersmith Bridge to be included in the borough’s local implementation plan...

Cyclists urged to add suggestions to Cycle Parking 4 London websitePublished: 12:00am 10 November 2010

photo Cyclists all over Greater London are being urged to add parking suggestions to LCC's website

Cyclists all over Greater London are being urged to add their suggestions to LCC's parking website.
Communications officer Mike Cavenett said,...

Global review of evidence concludes that speed cameras workPublished: 3:17pm 28 October 2010

A global review of speed camera effectiveness has concluded they are "a worthwhile intervention" for reducing serious injuries.
However, the review says more studies are needed to deduce exactly how effective speed cameras are.
Reductions in ave...

London cyclists gather to save the Herne Hill Velodrome in south LondonPublished: 11:00pm 27 October 2010

photo Hundreds attended the Save The Velodrome public meeting at Dulwich College on 6 October 2010

 
 
The campaign to save the Herne Hill Velodrome is in full swing, and claiming its first success.
In early October, the Save...

Hounslow LCC group appeals for volunteers to boost local cyclingPublished: 11:00pm 27 October 2010

Moves are afoot to invigorate cycling in Hounslow, with the local branch of LCC appealing for volunteers to work on local campaigns, as well as organise rides and events. 
A successful social organised by Ashley Stanton of the Hounslow Cycli...

Do you think Narrow Street is wide enough for bicycles?Published: 11:00pm 27 October 2010

photo This street is apparently too narrow for bicycles? Tell us what you think using our poll on the right
 

 
Some residents of Narrow Street in East London have attracted astonishment from cyclists after claiming that thei...

Killer lorry driver who failed eye test fined just £200Published: 11:00pm 27 October 2010

photo A lorry driver who failed an eye test shortly after running over a cyclist escaped with only a £200 fine

 
While cycling through Notting Hill Gate, Eilidh Cairns, 30, was hit and fatally injured by a tipper truck.
The young...

Disappointment among cycling community at Cycling England chopPublished: 11:00pm 27 October 2010

photo Bikeability training for 300,000 children per year was a key Cycling England success story

There has been widespread disappointment at the decision to axe Cycling England, the body largely responsible for boosting cycle use in the UK.
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Bike recycling could be the next big thing in Greater LondonPublished: 11:00pm 27 October 2010

Brixton Low Carbon Zone - ‘Recycle a Cycle’
Lambeth Council is currently seeking expression of interest to tender for delivery of the ‘Brixton Low Carbon Zone Recycle a Cycle’ Project.
The project is part of the wider Bri...

North London film-maker wins TfL's Cycling Revolution film competitionPublished: 11:00pm 27 October 2010

video You can view this and other commended entries by clicking the above video twice

Cyclists have been enjoying the best entries to Transport for London's video competition, which challenged people to celebrate the spirit of cyc...

TfL launches lorry-safety programme amid calls for stronger measuresPublished: 11:00pm 27 October 2010

photo TfL should be encouraging councils to adopt cycle training for lorry drivers. Sign LCC's petition
 

 
LCC has welcomed Transport for London's new awareness programme for lorry drivers and cyclists, but:

We're&nb...

LCC welcomes Mayor's promise to expand London cycling programmesPublished: 11:00pm 19 October 2010

LCC has welcomed the Mayor's announcement that spending for London cycling projects will be maintained. 
The Cycle Hire and Superhighways schemes will both be expanded, as London cycling avoids the worst of the budget cuts.
LCC chief ...

Plan your cycle route on your mobilePublished: 11:00pm 11 October 2010

Cycle routing specialist, CycleStreets, have released a free route planning app for iPhones.
The app lets cyclists map routes anywhere in the UK and features a placefinder, a postcode search option and turn-by-turn directions.
CycleStreets&rsquo...