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Cycling groups question impact of High Court helmet rulingPublished: 12:00am 03 Feb 2009

A recent case in the High Court may be taken as a precedent so that cyclists who suffer serious injuries while not wearing a helmet may not receive full compensation from insurance companies.Many experts believe this is a weak case to set a prec...

Sutton Travel Smart scheme increases cycling by 50%Published: 12:00am 03 Feb 2009

Improving Cycle security is a major factor in the Sutton scheme's success in increasing cycling by 50%A £5 million scheme to get people on to bikes has seen the number of cyclists rise by 50% in the last year in Sutton, south London.The Smarter Tr...

Broadway the latest success in New York's living streets revolutionPublished: 12:00am 03 Feb 2009

Plans for Broadway in New York should make the street more pedestrian and cycle-friendlyCyclists and pedestrian haven't had much to shout about in New York City, until recently that is. Broadway is the latest street set to be transformed by the fo...

London cyclists brave snowy conditionsPublished: 12:00am 02 Feb 2009

Snow couldn't deter many cyclists from making essential journeys in London this week. Indeed, much of the capital was car-free on Monday with no buses on the roads, and only a few motorists, many driving at low speeds.With no buses, and many overl...

Orthodox Jewish cycling in HackneyPublished: 12:00am 27 Jan 2009

In 2009 Step by Step successfully applied to the Community Cycling Fund for London to purchase a range of specialist bikes. The organisation supports 3-13 year olds with special needs from the Orthodox Jewish Community in Hackney.Many children wit...

World Bicycle Relief Project, ZambiaPublished: 12:00am 20 Jan 2009

A volunteer chats with trainee bike mechanics sponsored by Trek in ZambiaTrek has partnered with World Bicycle Relief and humanitarian organisations to donate bicycles and train mechanics to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in Zambia.Aiming to provide ...

Barack Obama riding the waves of global optimismPublished: 12:00am 19 Jan 2009

The inauguration of Barack Obama as American president is being greeted with optimism by people all around the world.The new president is expected to take a lead in helping reduce the West's huge contribution to global warming. Obama's African bac...

Borough councils and LCC make joint cycling planPublished: 12:00am 06 Jan 2009

London Cycling Campaign and London Councils have produced a joint policy document setting out how to bring down the barriers to cycling in London and maintain the welcome growth in cycle use.London Councils is the umbrella organisation of the 33 b...

LCC launches Bus Lane Watch awareness and monitoring campaign Published: 12:00am 04 Jan 2009

The mayor’s decision to allow an 18-month trial of motorbikes in bus lanes prompted LCC to launch Bus Lane Watch, an awareness and monitoring campaign.To launch the campaign, LCC volunteers donned panto dame costumes in front of City Hall and show...

Government launches national anti-obesity campaign Published: 12:00am 02 Jan 2009

The government has launched a nationwide anti-obesity campaign for 2009 called Change4Life.A 90-second cartoon advert (click below to watch it) by award-winning Wallace & Gromit animators forms the centrepiece of the £75 million marketing effo...

One-third of drivers admit using mobile phones on the roadPublished: 12:00am 02 Jan 2009

Many drivers in the UK still use mobile phones while driving, despite tougher penalties introduced over the last two years.93% of respondents to a survey by What Car? magazine said they had seen someone driving using a mobile in the past week, whi...

TfL launches its workplace cycle challengePublished: 12:00am 01 Jan 2009

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Nominations open for London Cycling Awards 2009Published: 12:00am 01 Jan 2009

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Christmas Day video message to the mayor Published: 12:00am 25 Dec 2008

London Cycling Campaign sent a Christmas Day video message to Mayor Boris Johnson, reminding him of the importance of keeping cycling high on the transport agenda in 2009.The three-minute video features clips of chief executive Koy Thomson, LCC me...

Charity ride listingsPublished: 12:00am 20 Dec 2008

It's never too early to start thinking about future cycling adventures, so check out our charity ride listings for 2009.