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Cyclists shun insurance firms that misinform media about cyclistsPublished: 12:00am 2 March 2009

Cycling in the UK is much safer than some insurance companies would have you believe pic: Jeremy HughesCyclists are shunning leading insurance companies that have been accused of misrepresenting cyclists to the national media.Several cyclists are ...

Make cyclists' views heard on motorbikes in bus lanes trialPublished: 12:00am 2 March 2009

The 18-month trial of motorbikes in bus lanes started on 5 January 2009. Now is the time to tell Transport for London your views on the scheme.The British Motorcyclist Federation and Motorcycle News have both recently urged motorcyclists to visit ...

All Ability Cycling guide and film launch successPublished: 12:00am 2 March 2009

LCC community cycling officer Rosie Tharp launches the 2009 All Ability Cycling GuideOn 26 February 2009 the London Cycling Campaign launched the latest All Ability Cycling Guide.The event at the Roxy cinema-bar in SE1 also saw the premiere of Go ...

Train company pilots folding-bike hire scheme at WaterlooPublished: 12:00am 2 March 2009

Brian Souter of Stagecoach and Will Butler-Adams of Brompton at Waterloo stationSouth-West trains have launched the pilot for a new bike hire scheme operating out of Waterloo station.During February, March and April in 2009, first-class season-tic...

Waitrose hopes to tempt shoppers out of cars with bike trailersPublished: 12:00am 2 March 2009

Three Waitrose stores in Greater London (East Sheen, West Ealing and Holloway Road) have been loaning cycle trailers to customers to encourage cycle shopping.Equipped with large canvas shopping bags, the trailers are loaned out for several days at...

Deadline looms for getting school cycling facilitiesPublished: 12:00am 2 March 2009

If you act now, you could get a free cycle shed and cycle training for your children's school.The deadline for School Travel Plans is 15 April, but now is also a good time to start preparing plans for next year.More than 600 schools in the London ...

Bike recycling info from 1LessCarPublished: 1:05pm 26 February 2009

Our friends at the 1LessCar bike cooperative, (purveyors of fine high-visibility vests) have set up a new website that give locations of bike recycling centres across the UK.We're assured this will be kept nicely up to date, so seems only fair to ...

Join LCC's sensational London to Paris cycling fundraiserPublished: 12:00am 25 February 2009

Did you know there's a way you can combine fundraising for LCC and a sensational cycling challenge?Imagine spending three days riding through the Garden of England and the beautiful French countryside, before finishing beneath the Eiffel Tower...

Women's ride puts 'Birds on Bikes'Published: 12:00am 20 February 2009

Over 200 cyclists lit up Horse Guards Parade during the first LCC 'Birds on Bikes' night ride Saturday 7 March 2009 saw LCC's first 'Birds on Bikes' night ride, celebrating International Women's Day.Over two hundred riders of both sexes took part ...

LCC sets out its blueprint for London cycling in its Way To Go responsePublished: 12:00am 4 February 2009

London Cycling Campaign has published its blueprint for a healthier London, calling for bold action to encourage more cycling and walking.Car-Free Sundays and a Healthy Travel Network are just two of the measures proposed in LCC's detailed Way To ...

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...

Broadway the latest success in New York's living streets revolutionPublished: 12:00am 3 February 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...

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...

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...