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Restoration project gives vintage bikes a new lease of life Published: 11:00pm 09 Sep 2009

Picture I-Bike sees old bicycles lovingly restored, while bringing a sense of community to the areaA busy new bike restoration and training project in London Bridge is bringing life to a tucked-away unit under Druid Street’s arches.Thor Burkard se...

LCC chief executive Koy Thomson speaks on BBC LondonPublished: 11:00pm 09 Sep 2009

Picture Koy Thompson talks to the BBC about London's future as a world class cycling cityLCC chief executive Koy Thompson tells the BBC how London could become a world-class cycling city. To reap the economic and health benefits, however, there ar...

Denmark invests billions to double the nation's cyclistsPublished: 11:00pm 09 Sep 2009

photo Spacing magazine/Flickr Despite being a world-leader for modal share already, the Danes are pushing to double cycling again within five years
Denmark has set an ambitious target to double the country's cycling by 2014. The
Danish government...

First Capital Connect refuse to back down on folding bike blunder Published: 11:00pm 09 Sep 2009

Picture The bike on the right is the one First Capital Connect mistakenly advised Mr Rowe to buy for his commuteRail company First Capital Connect has refused to fully compensate a cyclist after it wrongly told him his folding mountain bike was al...

Bicycle film festival at the BarbicanPublished: 11:00pm 09 Sep 2009

A celebration of the bicycle through music, art and film.The bicycle film festival originated in New York and has been running for 9 years. In the last year alone 22 new cities have become part of the movement and a total of 39 cities hosted their...

Thames Festival 2009Published: 11:00pm 08 Sep 2009

Fireworks at Thames festivalCommunity group celebrates the Capital’s waterway and cultural life at the Thames Festival The Mayor's Thames Festival takes place annually in mid-September. Activities take place over the weekend of the 12th and 13th S...

Ealing and Hounslow parents get on their bikes with their childrenPublished: 11:00pm 06 Sep 2009

The Ealing branch of the London Cycling Campaign has used a grant under the 2009 CCFfL scheme from TfL to encourage parents to cycle with their young children.Over 20 candidates have signed up so far across the two boroughs and demand is growing a...

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...

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...