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Voice of the Month: Ashok SinhaPublished: 08:28pm 07 Jan 2014

LCC's chief executive Ashok Sinha looks ahead to another great year for cycling and asks for your support to grow the Space for Cycling campaign

It’s fantastic weather for cycling at the moment! No, it really is. So what if the capricious...

Best Rides: Olympic Park architecturePublished: 07:48pm 07 Jan 2014

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Tom Bogdanowicz, author of the London Cycling Guide – the best-selling guide to bike rides in the capital – tours the architectural masterpieces in the QEII Olympic Park, along a route th...

Lewisham Cycle Loan SchemePublished: 05:31pm 07 Jan 2014

 
Lewisham leads the way with successful cycle loan scheme
As the benefits of cycling to society and individuals become more apparent, local councils are looking at ways to encourage more people to cycle. In many European cities cycling is ...

Bike Review: Decathlon Matex B'Fold 5 Published: 02:57pm 06 Jan 2014

DECATHLON Matex B'Fold 5 £169.99
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Decathalon has a reputation for providing great bikes at impressively low prices, and this Matex B'Fold continues that theme. For a penny short of £170 you get a smart fold...

The Mayor's answers to cycling questionsPublished: 05:24pm 03 Jan 2014

Below you’ll find Mayor Boris Johnson’s written responses to the questions relating to cycling tabled at the December 2013 session of Mayor’s Question Time. The Mayor provides written answers to those questions that are not posed...

London Cycling Campaign calls for government and private sector to make 'direct vision' lorries standard on city streetsPublished: 04:06pm 03 Jan 2014

The London Cycling Campaign is calling on government and the private sector to do everything in their power to make direct vision lorries the only type of lorry in urban streets.
These lorries - such as the Mercedes Econic model (pictured above...

Festive fun with our CycleSurgery competition Published: 11:25am 23 Dec 2013

As part of London Cycling Campaign's 12 Days of Christmas, our friends over at CycleSurgery ran a competition for three people to win a full bike service. In order to win we asked you to send in your best Christmas jokes. Our tummys were already h...

Beat those New Year's resolutions with cycling and an LCC membership Published: 04:40pm 19 Dec 2013

Forget the gym membership - get your bum on a saddle and join the London Cycling Campaign

With the indulgence of Christmas over, it’s time to start thinking about what 2014 will hold and the exciting prospect of a fresh year is at the fo...

Why I became a member of LCC Published: 04:31pm 19 Dec 2013

We’re giving our members the opportunity to tell the world why they joined LCC. First up is new member, Sally Hearn, from Peckham. If you’d like to share your story about joining LCC too, please email info@lcc.org.uk with ‘W...

LCC welcomes Central London Grid but emphasises need for safe and convenient junctions and high-quality routes that cater for all cycling abilitiesPublished: 01:11pm 19 Dec 2013

The London Cycling Campaign has welcomed Mayor Boris Johnson's draft proposal for a Central London Grid, but has warned that to be effective the routes must provide safe and convenient passage through junctions, along with cycling conditions thr...

Go Dutch goes EastPublished: 11:54am 19 Dec 2013

LCC campaigners Charlie Lloyd and Mike Cavenett cast their critical eyes over the newly-built extension of Cycle Superhighway 2 from Bow to Stratford.

2m-wide cycle lanes protected by kerbs provide a safer and more comfortable experience than d...

2014 Campaign - Space for CyclingPublished: 10:58am 19 Dec 2013

Our Space for Cycling local election campaign is all about local issues. So how do you go about identifying problems in your neighbourhood?

We’re planning for 2014 to be a milestone year for the London Cycling Campaign. We’re organi...

Product reviews: Rechargeable bike lightsPublished: 05:20pm 17 Dec 2013

For regular cyclists, rechargeable lights are the simplest and most economical choice. Modern lights now range from £20 for 'get you home' blinkers to £500 for full off-road race sets. Here we test models from £32 to £110 &...

Interview: Chris Boardman MBEPublished: 12:10pm 17 Dec 2013

He's won Olympic gold, held world records, worn the yellow jersey at the Tour de France and launched a successful bike brand, but these days Chris Boardman is making headlines for his cycling activism work. He speaks to London Cyclist editor, John...

'BikeGrid' in Zone 1 could transform public spacesPublished: 02:59pm 16 Dec 2013

Back in 2009, LCC published plans for a Zone 1 BikeGrid, a badly needed cycle network  for central London which could be implemented quickly and at relatively low cost. Here's the article as originally published in March 2009. In March 2013, ...