Everything tagged with safer cycling

Blog post: Minimising risk while cycling in London

These tips make the roads safer for you, and for other people. Novice and experienced cyclists alike can learn a lot from cycle training, so contact your local council to ask about free or subsidised lessons: SAFETY TIPS Be extra careful near ...

Blog post: How to report dangerous driving

It's always worth reporting incidences of dangerous driving, as they help to raise awareness of cycling with the Police or with the companies involved. General Reporting You can report dangerous driving and near misses at the Met Police RoadSafe...

Blog post: Road Positioning and Turning

One of the key principles of safe cycling is to cycle in a prominent position on the road where you can be clearly seen. Avoid cycling very close to the kerb or edge of the road, which reduces your room for manoeuvre and makes you more likely t...

Blog post: Using Cycle Facilities

Cycle Lanes   Cycle lanes are often created to encourage cycling in certain areas or along busy roads that may have previously been difficult to negotiate. Cycle lanes with unbroken white lines are for the sole use of cyclists. Some cycl...

Blog post: Test your skills in a traffic-free area

If you haven’t cycled much before, find yourself a traffic-free environment to start off in such as your local park. You might want to take a more experienced friend with you for help and advice, which where getting in touch with a local ...

Blog post: Checking your bike

SAFETY FIRST: Brakes and Steering Bike are pretty resilient machines, and many will take a lot of abuse before they stop working. However, you must check the steering and brakes on any bike you've not used before. Check the front brake by s...

Blog post: Cycle Hire bike rider critically ill in hospital after central London lorry crash

A man in his 20s is in a serious condition in hospital after a crash involving a lorry at the corner of Gray's Inn Road and Clerkenwell Road. Police say the man was taken to the Royal London Hospital with pelvic, chest and head injuries. The v...

Blog post: UPDATED: Woman cyclist fatality on Victoria Street highlights urgent need for safer lorries

LCC has renewed its calls for lorries to be made safer after a woman was killed this morning by a construction lorry while cycling through a junction in central London. The fatal crash took place in Westminster, where Palace Street meets Victor...

Blog post: LCC thanks supporters as Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham become latest to sign our 'Safer Lorries' pledge

LCC has thanked its supporters for sending nearly 3000 messages to councils, calling on them to take our 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' pledge, and is urging anyone who hasn't written to do so today. The call comes as Ealing and Hammersmith &am...

Blog post: LCC local groups highlight growing gap between best and worst councils' for lorry-cycling safety

This week London Cycling Campaign staff and volunteers are taking to the streets outside borough town halls (see Tower Hamlets above) to protest against the growing gap between the lorry safety standards of the best and worst boroughs in the ...

Blog post: Transport for London conference backs LCC's 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' campaign

Transport for London hosted a conference on Monday 4 February, attended by LCC and other lorry experts, to deliver freight safety recommendations to London borough councils. The conference was attended by 25 out of 33 of the London councils, and ...

Blog post: Watch our 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' video and take action to stop cyclist deaths

Blog post: 2 of London's 33 councils have committed to our 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' pledge

Two councils in London, Islington and Waltham Forest, have taken LCC's Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling pledge to only using the safest lorries and best-trained drivers to make cycling safer. Sadly, over 30 councils have yet to make a similar pledge ...

Blog post: LCC launches 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' to prevent cyclist-lorry deaths

Friday 2 November 2012 Half of all cyclist deaths in London involve lorries, and LCC is calling on all borough councils to take our Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling pledge - to only use the safest drivers and best-equipped lorries. We asking a...

Blog post: UPDATED: Another London cyclist dies in lorry collision, at A13 in Barking and Dagenham

Tributes have poured in after the cyclist killed in the latest lorry crash was named as Brian Florey, a 35-year-old father from Canning Town. The day after the crash the BBC confirmed another cyclist had been killed in Greater London ...