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Sutton Travel Smart scheme increases cycling by 50%Published: 12:00am 3 February 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...

Cycling groups question impact of High Court helmet rulingPublished: 12:00am 3 February 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...

London cyclists brave snowy conditionsPublished: 12:00am 2 February 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 January 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 January 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 January 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 6 January 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 4 January 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 2 January 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 2 January 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 1 January 2009

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Nominations open for London Cycling Awards 2009Published: 12:00am 1 January 2009

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

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

Contribute to London cycling-shopping guidePublished: 5:31pm 12 December 2008

Love your area? Love it enough to share it with fellow Londoners?LCC has teamed up with Independent London to help them create cycle shopping trails in local areas of London for their next guide to be published in 2009.They're suggesting you send ...