THE BLOG

RSS feed

All the latest from the london cycling campaign

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.
...

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...

Ealing CC demands improved access to borough's busiest train stationPublished: 11:00pm 11 October 2010

The Ealing Cycling Campaign has staged a demo calling for improved access to Ealing Broadway station, the borough’s busiest train station.The protest in September was supported by local politicians and the general public who all want to see the im...

One million Cycle Hire journeys show massive appetite for London cyclingPublished: 11:00pm 11 October 2010

photo London’s Cycle Hire scheme has hit the million-journey milestone just 10 weeks after its launch.
 

 
The Cycle Hire scheme has recorded its millionth journey, just over two months after it was introduced with near...

Trainee cycle mechanics in London eligible for government fundingPublished: 11:00pm 7 October 2010

photo Cycle Systems is hosting a party to tell industry and individuals about Governement-funded mechanic courses
 

 
Prospective cycle mechanics are being invited to an event at Cycle Systems Academy to see how they can now ...

Cycle campaigners challenge increased ‘motorbikes in bus lanes’ danger in High CourtPublished: 8:49am 30 September 2010

photo Cyclists are bojecting to the increase in road danger caused by the motorbikes in bus lanes trial
 

 
LCC and CTC (the national cyclists' organisation), supported by the Cyclists' Defence Fund, have withdrawn from a legal ch...

New LCC website campaigns to make cycling in London safer from HGVsPublished: 11:00pm 29 September 2010

photo Ben Broomfield Sign LCC's petition calling for driver training like this in Hammersmiith and Fulham
 

 
LCC's No More Lethal Lorries website is dedicated to creating safer HGVs for London and reducing road danger for cyclist...