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Merton Council and police organise cyclist-HGV awareness eventsPublished: 12:00am 20 November 2009

photo Two events are taking place that allow cyclists to view the road through the mirrors of an HGVTwo road-safety events have been organised to highlight the dangers of heavy goods vehicles to London cyclists. Cement company Cemex has lent a lor...

LCC-associated cycle trainers up for Green Guardian AwardPublished: 12:00am 20 November 2009

Cyclists are being encouraged to vote for the  Pedal4Health cycle-training organisation in the Green Guardian awards.Pedal4Health, which has strong links to LCC's community cycling team and Merton Cycling Campaign, was founded by cycle trainer Fr...

Richmond schoolkids race against mountain bike champ Jody CrawforthPublished: 12:00am 20 November 2009

photo A pupil from Orleans Park School, Twickenham, tries out the Herne Hill off-road courseThanks to the LCC local group in the borough of Richmond pupils from Orleans Park School, Twickenham, cycling club raced against professional mountain bike...

BBC Watchdog programme and EU highlight dangers of 'flat-pack' bikesPublished: 12:00am 20 November 2009

Self-assembly bikes are dangerous and inappropriate for their target market BBC's Watchdog programme has claimed.Presenter John Humphries used volunteers to show how difficult it is for non-experts to assemble flat-pack bikes.The bikes, which com...

Bike experts social enterprise receive business award at 10 Downing StreetPublished: 12:00am 20 November 2009

Angela Smith, Minister for the Third Sector, at BikeworksBikeworks, an East London bike specialist, won this year’s Best New Social Enterprise award for England.On Wednesday 19th November, Gordon Brown presented the award to the Bikeworks crew at ...

Fatality raises concerns over vulnerability of cyclists in motorcycle collisionsPublished: 12:00am 20 November 2009

photo The public consultation on the bus lanes trial runs until 5 January 2010, so have your sayAfter the recent death of a cyclist in a collision with a motorbike, LCC is urging people to make their views known on the motorbikes in bus lanes tria...

Secure residential bike parking system gets LCC insurer's approvalPublished: 12:00am 20 November 2009

 Protect-a-Cycle The Protect-a-Cycle bicycle storage system has been approved by LCC's cycle insurance provider Butterworth Spengler.Typically, insurance companies require minimum standards of locking and storage before they'll validate a ...

Brixton removes one-way system to benefit walkers and cyclistsPublished: 12:00am 20 November 2009

Photo Wider bus lanes, more crossings, and two-way traffic should make Brixton more people-friendlyAfter over a decade of campaigning by Lambeth Cyclists (the local LCC group) and other organisations, traffic on Brixton Hill outside the town hall ...

Police project for deaf children among the winners of the London Cycling Awards 2009Published: 12:00am 19 November 2009

photos Belinda Sinclair Winners of the Best Project for Young People, the Regent’s Park Safer Parks TeamAn innovative project run by the police teaching deaf children to cycle was one of the five winners in this year’s London Cycling Awards.Other ...

EcoLocalPublished: 12:00am 19 November 2009

'Get Cycling' sessions for adults and all ability cyclingSince 2008, EcoLocal has helped hundreds of people from Sutton to become more confident cyclists and improve their cycling skills.EcoLocal is offering access to cycling for those who were pr...

Cyclists advised to stay safe in London's parks at nightPublished: 12:00am 11 November 2009

A double warning is going out to London cyclists, to make sure they're properly visible in parks at night, and to be cautious riding through secluded areas in the dark.LCC has heard of cyclists being knocked off their bikes when riding through sec...

Have your say on Transport for London's Cycle Safety Action PlanPublished: 12:00am 11 November 2009

photo Danny McL/Flickr The Cycle Safety Action Plan is a long way from being a complete solutionLCC is asking cyclists to respond to Transport for London's Cycle Safety Action Plan by asking for more effective solutions to the problem of cyc...

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 ...

Record number of nominations for London Cycling AwardsPublished: 12:00am 11 November 2009

The London Cycling Awards continue to go from strength to strength in 2009, with a record number of nominations this year.Hundreds of projects in schools, workplaces and local communities around the city are encouraging more Londoners to enjoy cyc...

Change to LCC annual general meeting venuePublished: 12:00am 11 November 2009

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Due to the unexpectedly high demand from members registering for the AGM, the Chair has exercised his right to ensure the safety and comfort of attendees by changing the previously advertised venue.The LCC AGM will n...