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Townmead Youth Project test their cycling staying power Published: 11:00pm 25 August 2009

Townmead youngsters at Evans Cycles “Ride It” event in Great MessendenThe young people from Hammersmith and Fulham were horrified at the thought of having to arrive at the club at 9am on Sunday 2 August. Nonetheless they duly arrived, the bikes ha...

Bike shortages hit UKPublished: 11:00pm 16 August 2009

A boom in British cycling has left major European bike manufacturers short on bikes, it was reported last week. Demand has tripled in the last 12 months, and annual sales increased by 20% in June. This is despite an increase in prices led by a wea...

Key consultation role for LCC in Cycle Highway developmentPublished: 11:00pm 13 August 2009

photo Stockwell gyratory is one of the key barriers to cycling on the A24/A3 routeLCC is playing a key role in advising TfL as to how the mayor’s Cycle Highways should be developed.The first two Cycle Highways  are due to due to open in spring 201...

LCC supports successful summer of grass track racingPublished: 11:00pm 13 August 2009

photo Why not join in Hackney Cycling Club's successful summer of grass track races? Hackney Cycling Club, an organisation funded through LCC via the Community Cycling Fund, launched its first grass track league at Hackney Downs on Sunday 2 August...

Reported theft up 38% as gangs target London bikesPublished: 11:00pm 13 August 2009

photo Using two strong locks on frame and wheels is the best way of deterring thievesBike theft in London during the first half of 2009 rose 38% compared with the same period in 2008, according to figures on the Met Police website. Particularly hi...

Serco wins contract to run London's Cycle Hire schemePublished: 11:00pm 13 August 2009

photo It's expected that London's cycle hire scheme will be as successful as Paris' (above)Serco, the company operating the Docklands Light Railway and the Woolwich Ferry, has won the contract to run London’s new bike hire scheme.LCC has submitted...

Take part in September meetings to develop London's car-free outlookPublished: 11:00pm 13 August 2009

photo The Brunswick Centre in Bloomsbury is a successful carfree development in the capitalLondon Cycling Campaign is supporting the creation of an association to promote new car-free developments.The London Carfree Association would create a ‘dem...

Driving with a mobile phone is 'worse than drink driving'Published: 11:00pm 13 August 2009

photo Using a mobile phone in a motor vehicle can be more dangerous than drink drivingUsing a mobile phone in a motor vehicle is more dangerous than drink driving, a recent research review has concluded.The Transport Research Laboratory report rev...

Londoner's bike design nominated for Dyson awardPublished: 11:00pm 12 August 2009

photos The Contortionist bike folds to a size that's only the circumference of its wheelsA Londoner has been nominated for the £10,000 James Dyson Award after designing a new type of folding bicycle.Dominic Hargreaves, 24, from Wandsworth, develop...

Talking Heads' singer David Byrne raises over £1000 for LCCPublished: 11:00pm 10 August 2009

David Byrne, legendary front man of the band Talking Heads and successful solo musician, has raised £1,370 for LCC by auctioning his bike on eBay.The winning bidder beat 20 others for the blue Montague folding bike on 16 August 2009.Mr Byrne said,...

Tower Hamlets top borough league for workplace cyclingPublished: 11:00pm 31 July 2009

Tower Hamlets Council staff are riding high in the list of workforces using bikes, after registering the highest number of miles cycled during this year’s Workplace Cycle Challenge. Of the 24 London councils taking part in the Challenge, where st...

Sutton shoppers rewarded for green behaviourPublished: 11:00pm 31 July 2009

Green shoppers are being rewarded for leaving their cars at home by Sutton Council’s Walk Cycle Reward scheme.The scheme is offered on different dates between June and August in Rosehill, Worcester Park, Wallington and Carshalton. Reward cards of...

Photographers celebrate normal cyclists in EuropePublished: 11:00pm 31 July 2009

Two photographers have been praised for celebrating the normality of cycling in European cities.Trevor Parsons of LCC's local group in Hackney said, "These pictures are great: they show normal people in normal clothes doing normal things. To...

London Triathlon competitors struggle to transport bikesPublished: 11:00pm 31 July 2009

LCC is calling for the Dockland Light Railways to reverse its ban on bicycles.Engineering works and a ban on cycles on the DLR present thousands of triathletes and spectators with problems getting to this year’s London Triathlon with their bikes....

Blackheath Bike Week extravaganzaPublished: 11:00pm 27 July 2009

Bike and Kite festival to celebrate the start of Bike Week 2009The Blackheath Kite and Bike Festival took place in South East London on a sunny weekend marking the start of Bike Week on 13th and 14th of June.The heath was awash with bikes, and, yo...