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30th anniversary celebrationsPublished: 11:00pm 24 Sep 2008

London Cycling Campaign – the world’s largest independent urban cycling organisation – is celebrating 30 years of lobbying to make London a more cycle-friendly city.Staff marked the occasion by revisiting the pub, the Olde Cheshire Cheese in Fleet...

Cycling community groups stars of Freewheel showPublished: 03:43pm 15 Sep 2008

Tough youths from warring postcodes cycling together; Asian women riding with their veils on; refugee kids separated from parents by war on restored abandoned bicycles; women fleeing domestic violence, on bikes; obese children fighting the flab wi...

Lance Armstrong out of retirementPublished: 11:00pm 08 Sep 2008

Lance Armstrong is to come out of retirement to race in his eighth Tour de France next year.The record seven-times winner, who overcame cancer to dominate the world's greatest cycle race, retired in 2005.

LCC launches retail cycle parking pushPublished: 11:00pm 07 Sep 2008

'Cycle parking is good for business'This is the message we must pass on to retailers in London.LCC has launched a major campaign to improve parking for cyclists outside London's shops.Customers and retailers can actThe campaign aims to persuade cu...

Intrepid unicyclist aiming for EverestPublished: 11:00pm 04 Sep 2008

Adventurer Steve Colligan plans to unicycle 1000km across the “Roof of the World” to enter the record books and raise funds for children in Nepal.Colligan, 47, from Manchester, will traverse the backbone of the Himalayas from Lhasa in Tibet to Kat...

Redbridge Cycle Centre opensPublished: 11:00pm 02 Sep 2008

Just a few days after Britain's amazing cycle successes at the Olympics, London's biggest cycle centre was opened to the public. The £4.5 million Redbridge Cycling Centre, a 2km circuit near Hainault, costs £3.50 for members of the public to use, ...

LCC opposes blanket rush-hour banPublished: 11:00pm 02 Sep 2008

LCC has told rail operator London Overground that it needs to be more flexible to ensure commuters using bicycles have better access to trains.The north London rail operator has a blanket ban on its network between 7am and 10am, and again from 4pm...

LCC boss presents Tour of Britain trophyPublished: 11:00pm 01 Sep 2008

Sunday 7th September saw the Tour of Britain Stage One start in the capital. Transport for London Commission for Transport Peter Hendy waved the Union Jack to start the 53-mile Stage One of the Tour of Britain.Koy Thomson, chief executive of LCC, ...

JustGiving makes raising money easyPublished: 11:00pm 01 Sep 2008

Raising money for or donating to London Cycling Campaign is now easier than ever using the LCC JustGiving web space.If you're competing in an event, such as a sponsored bike ride, it's now really easy to create a personalised web page that means f...

British Cycling page on FacebookPublished: 11:00pm 19 Aug 2008

Nowadays, anyone who’s anyone is on Facebook (LCC is too), so it’s good to see British Cycling has now joined the social networking fray.The official body of British cycling and sponsors Sky Sports have set up a fan page on Facebook for all cyclin...

Londoners add to Olympic medal haulPublished: 11:00pm 18 Aug 2008

Cycling Londoners have played a large part in Britain’s outstanding medal haul at the Beijing Olympics.Bradley Wiggins, pictured above training at the Herne Hill velodrome earlier this year, grew up in Maida Vale. He added to his medals from Athen...

It's time to create regular Freewheel eventsPublished: 11:00pm 12 Aug 2008

London Freewheel 2008 was declared a tremendous success by all involved after 50,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities packed central London's traffic-free streets.LCC chief executive Koy Thomson said, "This event just goes to show that if y...

LCC volunteer success in Hackney Published: 11:00pm 22 Jul 2008

Cycle enthusiasts turned out in force on behalf of LCC to volunteer at the Tour de Hackney on Sunday 18th August 2008.Under occasionally bright sunshine, Hackney enjoyed its first borough-wide free cycling event, part of the week-long Shoreditch F...

Plans for Parliament Square piazza shelvedPublished: 11:00pm 14 Jul 2008

Plans to transform Parliament Square into a pedestrianised piazza in time for the Olympics have been shelved by Boris Johnson. The Mayor's office said he was reviewing the proposals amid concern that closing off streets would cause jams. Under the...

LCC comment on cyclist's conviction over fatalityPublished: 11:00pm 13 Jul 2008

Most of the press and media have covered the conviction and sentencing of a cyclist who ran into and killed a teenager in Buckingham.  Jason Howard was fined £2000 plus costs on conviction for dangerous cycling.London Cycling Campaign has worked f...