Everything tagged with health

Blog post: Prime Minister to create £1 billion cross-departmental body to encourage pro-cycling policy in government

According to reports on the BikeBiz website, the Coalition Government is on the point of creating a new £1 billion 'Office for Active Travel' (OAT) to promote cycling and walking policy across ministries. The OAT is likely to receive cros...

Blog post: SIGN THE PETITION: Tell David Cameron it's time for a UK-wide Dutch-style cycling revolution

An all-party group of MPs has ended a four-month Parliamentary enquiry into cycling by publishing a report calling on the Coalition Government to start a Dutch-style cycling revolution. Campaigning journalists from the The Times newspaper, whic...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign and NHS Greenwich bike loan scheme

Last year, London Cycling Campaign and On Your Bike teamed up with NHS Greenwich Greenwich Public Health and Wellbeing Team to deliver a new scheme aimed to help get more people cycling. Read more about the scheme here. The hugely succesful...

Blog post: NICE ideas to make the UK a healthier place by encouraging cycling and walking

LCC campaigner Susie Morrow helped formulate new national guidelines to promote walking and cycling During 2012, I was one of two ‘community members’ working with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to p...

Blog post: Ann Kenrick: Drop a size in jeans in four days whilst eating all you want!

London Cycling Campaign's Board of Trustees Chair, Ann Kenrick, recounts her epic cycling journey to Paris. At this time of year with the wind howling – great if it is behind your back but not if you are trying to get home from work and c...

Blog post: New study shows 48% of primary school children would like to cycle to school.

A new report released by the Policy Studies Institute shows 48% of primary school children would like to cycle to school but only 4 per cent are actually doing so. Over the last four decades, a large reduction in children’s independent mo...

Blog post: Encourage cycling say health experts because inactivity is as “dangerous as smoking”

National and local governments should encourage improved public health by making walking and cycling more attractive to everyone, as has been done on the Continent, according a new report by the National Institute for Health Clinical Excellence ...

Blog post: Report from London School of Economics says cycling boosts UK economy by £3 billion per year

A new report from the London School of Economics says even the UK's current low levels of cycling generate nearly £3 billion for our economy. As well as providing 23,000 jobs in the cycling industry, the report lists other major benefits fr...

Blog post: New Soho gym offers bike parking spaces for London cycle commuters

photo H2 An artists' impression of the new gym in Soho, which will offer "secure' bike parking" A private gym opening in Soho in April 2011 will have 230 secure bike parking spaces and 40 showers, aiming to attract a slice of London's burgeon...

Blog post: Fitness advice from a cycling yoga instructor

  photo The downward dog pose.   Verity, a cyclist and a yoga teacher, is keen to share the benefits of Yoga for cyclists. For regular cyclists, it is important to have a well adjusted bike to avoid back and nec...

Blog post: Cycle-friendly gym offers great discounts to LCC members

photo The H2 cycle-friendly gym in Soho now offers great discounts for new and existing LCC members LCC members can now enjoy big savings at the new cycle-friendly H2 gym in Soho, with 10% off the peak monthly fee and no joining fee, PLUS the f...

Blog post: London's obesity crisis costing £1 billion per year in healthcare

photo A new report from the London Assembly, Tipping the Scales condemns the lack of action on obesity A new report commissioned by the London Assembly's Health & Public Services Committee, shows that Greater London has the worst chi...