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Lorry driver alleged to have been drinking and phoning during crashPublished: 11:00pm 26 May 2010

A lorry driver who killed a cyclist in a collision at the Oval junction in south London in June 2009 is to stand trial for causing death by dangerous driving.Prosecutors claim CCTV shows the driver was using his mobile phone at the time of the cra...

First Bicycle Music Festival comes to London in JunePublished: 11:00pm 26 May 2010

Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June sees a pedal-powered musical entourage of five bands come to LondonThe Bicycle Music Festival combines five itinerant groups with six performances from British bands in different locations across the city.Covering 4500...

Cyclist-HGV fatality in Pimlico raises concerns over cycle lane safetyPublished: 11:00pm 26 May 2010

video gaz545 Click the image above to watch the video; click it twice to watch in a larger windowA cyclist has died after being hit by a lorry on a road with a "potentially lethal" cycle lane in Pimlico.Everton Smith, 48, of Fulham, die...

Bristol could get citywide 20mph speed limitPublished: 11:00pm 26 May 2010

photo Respected studies in Greater London have proved the value of 20mph speed limits in saving livesThe whole of Bristol could eventually see a 20mph speed limit, after a successful trial in the south of the city.The policy was aimed at improving...

Help Camden Green Fair/Bikefest celibrate its 10th anniversaryPublished: 11:00pm 26 May 2010

photo Camden Green Fair Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the event includes a fabulous BikefestJoin Camden Cycling Campaign in Regent's Park on Sunday 6 June 2010 for the tenth annual Camden Green Fair and Bikefest.Enjoy the traffic-free road sp...

Gumtree and LCC to discuss ways of reducing online stolen bike salesPublished: 11:00pm 26 May 2010

LCC and Gumtree will meet to discuss proposals to tackle the massive problem of internet sales of stolen bicycles.Chief executive Koy Thomson wrote to Gumtree and eBay inviting them for talks.It's hoped that with their experience of internet sales...

Project helps older cyclists in Camden and Westminster back on the roadPublished: 11:00pm 26 May 2010

photo Agewell on Wheels founder and cycling instructor Gwen Cook leads a group of over-50s cyclistsThe Agewell project in Camden and Westminster has been giving subsidised cycle lessons to groups of older cyclists.The project provides cycle traini...

A day in the life of CycletasticPublished: 11:00pm 25 May 2010

Cycletastic is a cycling project in Kilburn which has been funded by the Community Cycling Fund for London in the past.Michael Carøe Andersen describes how the project has been expanding and, most importantly, the services they now provide to thei...

ITV Fixers recruiting youth cycling projectPublished: 11:00pm 25 May 2010

ITV’s campaign to support young people to take action on issues close to their heart is now recruiting for a cycling project working with 16-25 year olds.The ITV Fixers media campaign is funded by V Inspired and offers to fund and support youth gr...

Local groups win Cycle Hire improvementsPublished: 11:00pm 23 May 2010

LCC borough groups in Zone 1 have influenced the Cycle Hire 'complementary measures', designed to augment the scheme launching on 30 July 2010.A map of the measures can be downloaded on the right.A map of docking station locations can be found her...

Cycling festival in Bromley on 19th JunePublished: 11:00pm 23 May 2010

Ride around the local park organised as part of Bike Week 2009 Bromley Cyclists are working in partnership with the London Borough to
put on a festival of all things bike, the Bromley Bike Blast. Until now, Bromley Cyclists have been organising m...

LCC-supported charity wins £330k in Lottery fundingPublished: 11:00pm 23 May 2010

Wheels for Wellbeing - Credit and Copyright: South London PressWheels for Wellbeing, a disability cycling charity and recipient of TfL funding, has won a 3-year grant from the Big Lottery Fund to run weekly cycling sessions in Lambeth and Croydon....

Community-funded project helps Hackney estate residents on their bikesPublished: 11:00pm 23 May 2010

STA bike mechanic giving the kids' bikes a check overEvelyn Court estate in E8 has now launched 5 weeks of cycling, Dr Bikes and cycling advocacy for the local community.Every Saturday from 12 to 3pm (until 19th June), anyone can come and sign up ...

Plans for Embankment pale in comparision with Paris' Left BankPublished: 11:00pm 12 May 2010

photo guillaumemarchand Much of the Left Bank in Paris is to be turned into a cycling and walking zoneLong-awaited plans to install cycle facilities along the Embankment in central London have received only a tepid reception from cycle campaigners...

Bromley Bike Blast bounces into boroughPublished: 11:00pm 12 May 2010

photo The Bromley Bike Blast on Saturday 19 June has events that all the family can take part inBromley Cyclists, the local LCC group, is playing a key role in organising the Bromley Bike Blast, the first ever mass cycling event in the borough.The...