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Freewheel is back as Mayor of London's SkyridePublished: 11:00pm 01 Jul 2009

photo LCC volunteers send Boris Johnson a message at Freewheel 2008Freewheel is back on Sunday 20 September 2009, renamed the Mayor of London's Skyride. LCC is looking for volunteers to help lead rides and help marshal the event.The event takes pl...

Redbridge Movers and Shakers RidePublished: 11:00pm 30 Jun 2009

In a bid to positively influence the community, Redbridge Cycling Campaign has been working with high profile individuals as role models to set an example and to encourage and promote cycling.How does it work?The project culminated in the Movers a...

A day with Bromley CyclistsPublished: 11:00pm 30 Jun 2009

The Bigfoot Hayes and Penge Go Ride project in the London Borough of Bromley successfully applied for funding from the Community Cycling Fund for London early in 2009.Although the project only started up in spring this year, it continues to exceed...

Additional checks to the already required CRB checks to be phased in in 2010Published: 11:00pm 30 Jun 2009

Independent Safeguarding Authority to provide extra protection for children and vulnerable adultsFrom this October extra security will be in place as the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) will work alongside the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB...

Mayor of London's SkyridePublished: 11:00pm 30 Jun 2009

The third annual London Skyride, formerly known as Freewheel, is only a few months away! The popular cycling event that brought 50,000 people to ride in traffic-free streets last year is happening again this year on 20th September.What is it?The S...

Sports Minister visits school funded via LCC community teamPublished: 11:00pm 30 Jun 2009

Harefield Academy secondary school in Hillington receives grant funding from the Community Cycling Fund for London run by LCC.The Academy provides cycle training to secondary schools, and also takes part in a back-to-cycling initiative. This inclu...

£5 million for rail cycle parking but London needs morePublished: 11:00pm 25 Jun 2009

photo Some bikes have actually been piled on top of others here at Paddington station£5 million is being allocated to the capital's rail stations to improve cycle parking.The new Transport Minister, Lord Adonis, undertook a guided ride of London's...

Appeal for witnesses to Oval fatal collision in JunePublished: 11:00pm 24 Jun 2009

photo A lorry's safety mirror, one of many measures demanded to make London's streets safer for cyclistsThe husband of Catriona Cockburn, the cyclist killed in a collision with an HGV outside the Oval tube station in June 2009, has issued the fol...

Bromley Cyclists' Parks and RidePublished: 11:00pm 21 Jun 2009

As part of Bike Week 2009, Bromley Cyclists organised a ride around the local parks.The ride was well attended as you can tell from the picture above. One family attended together with their son. One of the parents hadn't cycled in years and the o...

Bike Week 2009 - 13th to 21st JunePublished: 11:00pm 21 Jun 2009

What is Bike Week?Every year Lime Light Sports organise Bike Week, a nationwide mass participation cycling event. Thousands of people participate in a roster of events.This year, Bike Week focused on families and getting active with the theme, “Ge...

Employers must influence lorry safetyPublished: 11:00pm 12 Jun 2009

LCC is pushing, along with the families and employers of some of the recent cyclist fatalities, for companies to play their part in improving lorry safety.Follow the link below to see how you can help.

Disappointment at treatment of Waltham Forest cycle lanePublished: 11:00pm 11 Jun 2009

Local cyclists have criticised the installation of a barrier in the middle of a London Cycle Network+ path in Waltham Forest.The metal posts form a potentially dangerous obstruction in Walthamstow’s Snaresbrook Road.The barrier is part of a new pu...

Ealing Council experiments with 'naked' junctionsPublished: 11:00pm 11 Jun 2009

Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians in Ealing will become part of a traffic-smoothing experiment, with three junctions to become more ‘naked’ in the autumn.The council plans to remove traffic lights in a scheme aimed at reducing congestion. If suc...

LCC expertise engages TfL on London cycling infrastructurePublished: 11:00pm 11 Jun 2009

LCC has launched a concerted advocacy programme to influence decision-makers over cycling infrastructure in London.Chief executive Koy Thomson said, "We've motivated a huge number of LCC members with considerable expertise to get involved in ...

Chief executive praises BikeTube effortPublished: 11:00pm 09 Jun 2009

More than 11,000 people used London Cycling Campaign’s www.biketube.org.uk resource to help them to cycle to work during the strike.LCC created ‘BikeTubes’ (not TfL, nor anyone else): our five led rides guided people who were immensely grateful fo...