Everything tagged with children

Blog post: Memories of my early years on a bike

In a new series of guest bloggers for the London Cycling Campaign, Jude Burke recalls her early years on a bike. Everyone remembers their first time…but I have absolutely no recollection of it whatsoever. I mean, it must have happened. I...

Blog post: The power of bikes and one way to get more children cycling to your primary school

Combining bikes, art and computer drawing. Sarah Hammond tells us the story behind ArtSpokes and how it all started with working with the  London Cycling Campaign following a Community Cycling Fund for London grant to get more chi...

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: London Cycling Awards: just days left to nominate your project

The London Cycling Awards are our way of recognising cycling best practice, innovation and excellence in the city. Presented annually since 2003, the current categories are: Best Workplace Cycling Initiative Community Cycling Project of the Y...

Discussion: Where in London do you feel safe riding a bike with children?

At Mayor's Question Time recently Boris Johnson was told of a family who'd complained of difficulties getting from their home to one of his carfree Skyride events because the roads weren't at all inviting. The Mayor responded by saying that famil...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign members say Going Dutch will lead our 2012 mayoral election

(photo Amsterdamize) Our members have voted for 'Going Dutch' to be our main campaign theme in the run-up to the 2012 Mayoral Election. We asked members to vote from four activist-chosen campaigns: Going Dutch: cycling space on main roads ...

Discussion: Mumsnet cycling campaign

There is a thread in the Mumsnet discussion forum titled 'My local councillor tells parents cycling isn't suitable for them. Is that fair?' http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/mumsnet_campaigns/1251220-My-local-councillor-tells-parents-cycling-isnt-suita...

Blog post: Bromley Bike Blast

  Bromley Cyclists, one of LCC’s local groups, together with the Bromley Council Road Safety Unit and British Cycling, organised this year’s Bromley Bike Blast festival on the last Saturday of June with the support of TfL&rsquo...

Blog post: Mayor of Hilllingdon attends Interschool Championship at Field End Junior School’s new bike track

  Councillor David Yarrow, Mayor of Hillingdon, his wife and representatives from the local transport police and safer neighbourhood team attended the Interschool Championship on Tuesday 29th June. Field End Junior School runs a highly s...

Blog post: LCC supports parents' right to allow children to cycle to school

Two parents condemned by their children's headteacher for allowing their offspring to cycle one mile to school have received widespread support from fellow cyclists, including LCC and the mayor. The children, aged 5 and 8, cycle to Alleyn's Schoo...

Blog post: Bexley Council promotes free summer cycling courses for children

photo Lionel Shapiro Children in Bexley can enjoy the council's summer programme of cycling lessons   Bexley Council has been praised for running free cycling courses for local children over the Summer. The courses aim to give cyc...

Blog post: Sustainability charity offers eco-leadership in Welsh retreat

photo Why not take part in the Otesha Project UK's 10-day eco-leadership holiday in Wales?   From 24 September to 3 October 2010, the Otesha Project UK is running a Sustainability Leadership course, a jam-packed 10-day adventure ta...

Blog post: Pedal Power - cycling for all in Kennington

Pedal Power Kennington is a young community project based in the Lilian Baylis Community Hub in Lollard Street, Kennington, providing a range of cycling activities for young people and adults. The project was set up with funding from Transport ...

Blog post: Cycling in the countryside for East London kids

The family-run Tower Hamlets cycling club recently took its participants on a 3-day cycling trip to the New Forest, Hampshire, to teach the kids how to deal with more difficult off road terrain and how to use their gears to the best effect. 21 ...

Blog post: Children struggle to judge cars faster than 20mph, report says

photo Research explains why young children have difficulty judging the speed of fast-moving vehicles New research has found that primary age children can't accurately see, or judge the speed of, vehicles travelling above 20mph.Scientists at R...