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Can you help LCC build stronger links with London businesses?Published: 12:00am 3 December 2009

photo Jason Patient Would more of your colleagues benefit from cycling to work? If so, contact LCCLCC is looking to its members to help us build stronger relations with the capital's business community.Marketing manager Lucy Cooper said, "Do ...

Scientists call for eightfold increase in cycling to boost nation's healthPublished: 12:00am 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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: 5:04pm 2 December 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 November 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...

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

LCC-associated cycle trainers up for Green Guardian AwardPublished: 12:00am 20 November 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 November 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...

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

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

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

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