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Take action to save axed police lorry-safety expertsPublished: 12:00am 11 November 2009

LCC is calling on cyclists to urge their local MP to support an Early Day Motion to halt the disbanding of London's specialist lorry-safety police unit.The mayor was strongly criticised for his decision to disband the Commercial Vehicle Education ...

Cycle lanes and parking rival tube stations in boosting property pricesPublished: 12:00am 5 November 2009

Provision of bike parking and cycle lanes now rival proximity of tube stations and car parking in boosting property prices, according to estate agents.The article in the Evening Standard says people in their twenties and thirties are no longer cho...

Major cycle parking overhaul completed at Liverpool Street StationPublished: 3:31pm 3 November 2009

photo The new racks at Liverpool St station have doubled the cycle parking provisionInstallation of new two-tier cycle racks have doubled Liverpool St station’s cycle-parking capacity, with the new facility increasing provision from 116 bikes to 2...

Cycle To Work Guarantee scheme could do more for employeesPublished: 3:22pm 3 November 2009

The Department for Transport has launched a new scheme to encourage employers to be more cycle-friendly.Employers are being encouraged to sign the voluntary Cycle To Work Guarantee scheme. Signators pledge to provide better cycle facilities for st...

Government departments shun Cycle To Work schemePublished: 12:00am 3 November 2009

Over 200,000 government employees are being deprived the opportunity to buy a subsidised bicycle through the government's own Cycle To Work scheme.The Department for Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Department for Work and Pen...

LCC has ten copies of Green Living guide to give awayPublished: 5:11pm 2 November 2009

LCC has ten copies of Green Living, a guide on how to save money and the environment, to give away. With some shocking facts about our impact on the environment, it is designed with the information and motivation required to help you lead a greene...

Media trivialise Public Accounts Committee road safety reportPublished: 12:00am 27 October 2009

A report from the House of Commons' Public Accounts Committee published last week, which made important points about road safety, has been trivialised by the British media.The report, entitled 'Improving road safety for pedestrians and cyclists', ...

Cycling for adults with learning disabilities now available in BarnetPublished: 11:00pm 22 October 2009

Until now the London borough of Barnet sorely lacked opportunities for adults with learning disabilities to cycle.Norwood, a charity which supports people with learning disabilities, implemented Barnet’s first cycle sessions for adults with learni...

Secondary school gets Specialized treatmentPublished: 11:00pm 22 October 2009

Pupils at St Philips School in Chessington, Kingston, were given a Specialized treatment when they were invited to look round the showroom at the UK Headquarters of the American bike manufacturer.The invitation was prompted by the purchase of ten ...

Recycle workshop for homeless hostel means businessPublished: 11:00pm 22 October 2009

A project for the homeless in Islington is using bike maintenance courses to help people get back into employment.'Margins' runs bike maintenance and recycling sessions, funded via the LCC-administered Community Cycling Fund for London.The project...

Adventure playground cycle haven for children with special needsPublished: 11:00pm 22 October 2009

Lady Allen adventure playground in Wandsworth provides a specialist service for children with special needs and disabilities.Funding from the LCC managed Community Cycling Fund for London has enabled the project to fix up bikes for the kids to rid...

Police learn sign language to teach deaf children to cyclePublished: 11:00pm 22 October 2009

The Met Police’s Safer Parks team in Primrose Hill and Regents park is working with a primary school for deaf children to offer safe cycling sessions.Because of their hearing issues, many deaf children never learn to cycle because of balance and c...

Several excellent articles on cycling and culturePublished: 11:00pm 21 October 2009

photo Farid Tejani If you want a clue as to a city's cycling excellence, count the women on the roadThree excellent articles on cycling culture...British sociologist on the culture of fear surrounding cycling on Britain's roads (via Copenhagenize)...

World's worst cycle lanes? Post yours on the Guardian blogPublished: 11:00pm 21 October 2009

The Guardian environment bloggers have created a Flickr page in conjunction with Warrington Cycle Campaign (famous for its 'Facility of the Month' web pages and 'Crap Cycle Lanes' book).You can either add your own, or just glance through the selec...

Join a Wave ride near you to support action against climate changePublished: 11:00pm 21 October 2009

Saturday 5 December sees many LCC local groups organising guided rides to join the Wave demonstration in central London supporting climate change action at the UN summit in Copenhagen.There's also an 'official' ride from Lincoln's Inn Fields in ce...