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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...

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:

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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...

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...

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 ...

A Visual Ride - Bike Photography by Diego MarandoPublished: 11:00pm 11 October 2010

As part of Photomonth, Diego Marando is exhibiting his photographs at Look Mum No Hands on Old Street from 15th to 31st October.
Diego’s exhibition ‘Visual Ride’ represents a visual journey on two wheels covering a Critical Mass...

LCC launches campaign with Cycle Parking 4 London websitePublished: 11:00pm 11 October 2010

photo Now Londoners can say where they want cycle parking at www.cycleparking4london.org.uk

 
LCC has launched its Cycle Parking 4 London campaign with a website that allows cyclists to indicate where they want cycle park...

North London cycling club celebrates its first anniversaryPublished: 11:00pm 11 October 2010

The Trax Off Road Cycling Club in Tottenham is celebrating its one year anniversary with an Open House day and a Party in the Park.
The club is inviting the biking community to join them on Saturday 16th October from 12.30 to 3.30pm at the Lordsh...

ICAG opposes proposed new car parking spaces in Finsbury ParkPublished: 11:00pm 11 October 2010

The Islington Cyclists Action Group (ICAG) has responded to the Islington council’s proposal to create five football pitches and 83 car parking spaces in an open space in Finsbury Park which is currently free to use for the community.
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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...

Get your bike security marked by the Cycle Task ForcePublished: 11:00pm 11 October 2010

As part of their campaign to improve cycle security across London, the Met Police's Cycle Task Force is offering free security marking and advice on how to register your bike.
Upcoming bike marking events:

19th Oct - 8am to 10am - Penton Stree...

Urgent Action: Take 10 minutes to protect city cyclingPublished: 11:00pm 11 October 2010

Write to your London Assembly Member asking them to do everything they can to protect cycling budgets from public expenditure cuts.Every day we read a new story about the cuts in public spending planned by the government. The Comprehensive Spendin...