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YikeBike electric personal transporter is a definite head-turnerPublished: 11:00pm 18 September 2009

When we saw this advert for the
electric-powered YikeBike, we couldn't wait to spend our money: on the
soundtrack, that is ('It Feels So Good' by Hera). This YikeBike
has no pedals (so it certainly isn't a bicycle), though it does
resemble ...

LCC demands HGV action after two more collisionsPublished: 11:00pm 17 September 2009

In a week when two more cyclists were involved in collisions with lorries (one tragically killed in Whitechapel), LCC has reiterated its demands for improved lorry safety.LCC is appalled at the high proportion (more than two-thirds) of cyclist dea...

LCC demands Cycle Super-highways, not superficial highwaysPublished: 11:00pm 16 September 2009

photo "Keep my path free of parked cars and the danger of opening car doors," says LCC's manifestoLCC is asking London cyclists and Mayor Boris Johnson to sign our Superhighway manifesto.The manifesto, launched during the week when 50,00...

Restoration project gives vintage bikes a new lease of life Published: 11:00pm 9 September 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 9 September 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...

First Capital Connect refuse to back down on folding bike blunder Published: 11:00pm 9 September 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...

Immobilise bicycle theftPublished: 11:00pm 9 September 2009

Highgate Safer Neighbourhood teamOfficers from Highgate Safer Neighbourhoods Team have been helping people to register their bicycles on immobilise.com after eighteen bicycles worth an estimated  £13,000 were reported stolen in the ward.Where to r...

Quirky cycling film gets our attentionPublished: 11:00pm 9 September 2009

A heart-warming, quirky short film produced by New York cyclist Andrea Dorfman: her thoughts while pedalling the city streets.

This was the filmmaker's entry to the NYC Bicycle Film Festival in June.Brendt Barbur founded the festival in 2001 as a...

Denmark invests billions to double the nation's cyclistsPublished: 11:00pm 9 September 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...

LCC-funded cycling provider wins Special Olympics accreditationPublished: 11:00pm 9 September 2009

Photo Bikeworks go for a spin in the parkCommunity cycling provider Bikeworks has received official accreditation to the Special Olympics Programme, allowing more athletes with learning disabilities to get active.Based in the East End, Bikeworks h...

Bicycle film festival at the BarbicanPublished: 11:00pm 9 September 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...

Ride a Tour of Britain stage to raise money for prostate cancer charityPublished: 11:00pm 9 September 2009

Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to ride a stage of the Tour of Britain to help fight prostate cancer.For the first time ever, on Saturday 19th September The Prostate Cancer Charity London Tour Ride, will see amateur cyclists riding ...

Thames Festival 2009Published: 11:00pm 8 September 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 6 September 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 3 September 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...