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Gift Aid your membership today and give £9 to LCC for FREEPublished: 12:00pm 24 Oct 2013

Many of you might be aware of the term ‘Gift Aid’, but don’t actually know what it means and, more importantly, how much this simple act is worth to a charity like London Cycling Campaign. For less than a minute of your time you ...

Superhighway blue paint is not adequate says coroner’s report into cycling deaths at Aldgate and Bow roundaboutPublished: 03:00pm 22 Oct 2013

Coroner Mary Hassell has told the Mayor Boris Johnson that “unbordered blue strips” of paint on the Cycle Superhighway 2 are “confusing” and lull cyclists “into a false sense of security”.
Her ‘Preventi...

AGM motions confirm our commitment to campaigning for streets that make cycling safe and inviting for every LondonerPublished: 03:43pm 21 Oct 2013

The London Cycling Campaign AGM on Saturday 19 October 2013 passed a series of motions confirming our commitment to campaign for:

protected space for cycling or motor traffic reduction when speeds of motor vehicles are over 20mph or volumes...

Eleven candidates whittled down to five new trustees for London Cycling Campaign boardPublished: 01:35pm 21 Oct 2013

The first London Cycling Campaign trustee election using STV (Single Transferable Vote) saw 5 trustees elected from a field of 11 candidates, with a total of 873 member votes cast.
The majority of votes were cast electronically, with final voti...

London Cycling Campaign recruiting volunteer 'Space for Cycling' campaign organisers for 2014 local electionsPublished: 10:35am 21 Oct 2013

We're looking for enthusiastic, dedicated and creative volunteers to help us deliver our biggest and most ambitious campaign yet, as we launch Space for Cycling on the 2014 local elections.
Our Space for Cycling campaign aims to further harness...

City of London shows boroughs the benefits of returning minor one-way streets to two-way cyclingPublished: 10:13am 21 Oct 2013

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The City of London is making another 30 minor one-way streets two-way for cycling, having already successfully implemented two-way cycling already on around 50 streets in the Square Mile in the last few years.
We presented the Ci...

Metropolitan Police told Transport for London that Aldgate Superhighway route was unsafe for cyclingPublished: 08:15am 16 Oct 2013

 
For the third day in a row Poplar Coroner's Court heard evidence about cyclist fatalities on the Mayor's Cycle Superhighway route 2 from Aldgate to Bow.
Philippine de Gerin-Ricard, a 20-year-old student from France, died on 5 July 2013 at...

Bouquets by Bicycle Published: 02:56pm 15 Oct 2013

 
There’s nothing quite like the surprise of receiving a lovely bunch of flowers, and what would make that even better? Well, it being hand-delivered to you on a bicycle, of course! Petalon does just that.
Based in London, this compa...

Coroner says Cycle Superhighway 2 design was "an accident waiting to happen"Published: 09:15am 15 Oct 2013

The coroner Mary Hassell into the inquest of cyclist Brian Dorling has called Superhighway 2 "an accident waiting to happen".
She's taken a strong interest in the layout and design process of this, one of the Mayor Boris Johnson's flagship cycl...

Bike theft crackdown must be sustainedPublished: 02:23pm 10 Oct 2013

Bike theft crackdown must be sustained

The Metropolitan Police say that reported cycle thefts are down by 10.5% from the three year average. LCC says the fall in theft is welcome but that level of reduction must be sustained and increased if Lo...

CCFL grants to support community cycling awarded last FridayPublished: 04:35pm 08 Oct 2013

 
Twenty one £5,000 grants were awarded last Friday to a variety of organisations that aim to support communities to enjoy the many benefits that cycling brings. The standard of this year’s Community Cycling Fund for London fundi...

Up-cycled bike wear at a snip of the price for LCC members Published: 03:52pm 08 Oct 2013

 
Up-cycling fashionistas, Thrifty Couture, unveil their first collection, designed to take women cyclists straight from commute to play. Fun and functional, their bike wear collection promises to be as easy to wear as any other clothes in y...

Cycle parking helps Beat the Thief Published: 02:25pm 08 Oct 2013

 

In 2012, 21,770 bike thefts were reported to London’s Met Police. Reducing the large number of bikes stolen, also indicative of the rising cyclists in London, has always been high on the LCC agenda. Our ‘Beat The Thief’...

Bike review: Ortre Cinco5Published: 11:24am 03 Oct 2013

ORTRE CINCO5£799.95www.leftfieldbikes.comOrtre's a Sydney-based design studio that creates products for 'everyday cyclists'; it's a pretty new name on our shores and it describes the Cinco5 as its "lightweight, urban utility bike".With the g...

Space for Cycling car stickers. Get yours now Published: 04:02pm 02 Oct 2013

You spoke, we listened
SPACE FOR CYCLING CAR STICKERS ARE AVAILABLE NOW

Displaying the Space for Cycling car sticker will help remind other road users that cyclists need dedicated space on roads.  For just £2, you can show your supp...