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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 ...

Bike experts social enterprise receive business award at 10 Downing StreetPublished: 12:00am 20 November 2009

Angela Smith, Minister for the Third Sector, at BikeworksBikeworks, an East London bike specialist, won this year’s Best New Social Enterprise award for England.On Wednesday 19th November, Gordon Brown presented the award to the Bikeworks crew at ...

Cyclehoop bike parking shortlisted for prestigious business awardPublished: 12:00am 20 November 2009

photo The Cyclehoop allows cyclists to lock both bicycle wheels and frame to typical street furnitureInnovative cycle parking design company Cyclehoop has been shortlisted for New Product of the Year by the Growing Business Awards. Designer Anthon...

Police project for deaf children among the winners of the London Cycling Awards 2009Published: 12:00am 19 November 2009

photos Belinda Sinclair Winners of the Best Project for Young People, the Regent’s Park Safer Parks TeamAn innovative project run by the police teaching deaf children to cycle was one of the five winners in this year’s London Cycling Awards.Other ...

EcoLocalPublished: 12:00am 19 November 2009

'Get Cycling' sessions for adults and all ability cyclingSince 2008, EcoLocal has helped hundreds of people from Sutton to become more confident cyclists and improve their cycling skills.EcoLocal is offering access to cycling for those who were pr...

Have your say on Transport for London's Cycle Safety Action PlanPublished: 12:00am 11 November 2009

photo Danny McL/Flickr The Cycle Safety Action Plan is a long way from being a complete solutionLCC is asking cyclists to respond to Transport for London's Cycle Safety Action Plan by asking for more effective solutions to the problem of cyc...

Take action to save axed police lorry-safety expertsPublished: 12:00am 11 November 2009

LCC is calling on cyclists to urge their local MP to support an Early Day Motion to halt the disbanding of London's specialist lorry-safety police unit.The mayor was strongly criticised for his decision to disband the Commercial Vehicle Education ...

Cyclists angry at coroner's report on Goswell Rd lorry deathPublished: 12:00am 11 November 2009

Friends of Rebecca Goosen, the cyclist killed by a cement lorry last April, are angry after the coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death.The anger comes after the coroner failed to recognise that lorry drivers should take extra care when dri...

Cyclists advised to stay safe in London's parks at nightPublished: 12:00am 11 November 2009

A double warning is going out to London cyclists, to make sure they're properly visible in parks at night, and to be cautious riding through secluded areas in the dark.LCC has heard of cyclists being knocked off their bikes when riding through sec...

Change to LCC annual general meeting venuePublished: 12:00am 11 November 2009

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Due to the unexpectedly high demand from members registering for the AGM, the Chair has exercised his right to ensure the safety and comfort of attendees by changing the previously advertised venue.The LCC AGM will n...

Record number of nominations for London Cycling AwardsPublished: 12:00am 11 November 2009

The London Cycling Awards continue to go from strength to strength in 2009, with a record number of nominations this year.Hundreds of projects in schools, workplaces and local communities around the city are encouraging more Londoners to enjoy cyc...

Cycle lanes and parking rival tube stations in boosting property pricesPublished: 12:00am 5 November 2009

Provision of bike parking and cycle lanes now rival proximity of tube stations and car parking in boosting property prices, according to estate agents.The article in the Evening Standard says people in their twenties and thirties are no longer cho...

Major cycle parking overhaul completed at Liverpool Street StationPublished: 3:31pm 3 November 2009

photo The new racks at Liverpool St station have doubled the cycle parking provisionInstallation of new two-tier cycle racks have doubled Liverpool St station’s cycle-parking capacity, with the new facility increasing provision from 116 bikes to 2...

Cycle To Work Guarantee scheme could do more for employeesPublished: 3:22pm 3 November 2009

The Department for Transport has launched a new scheme to encourage employers to be more cycle-friendly.Employers are being encouraged to sign the voluntary Cycle To Work Guarantee scheme. Signators pledge to provide better cycle facilities for st...