Everything tagged with olympics

Blog post: We think 2012 has been the London Cycling Campaign's most successful year so far

January 2012 started with the commitment by Boris Johnson to review hundreds of dangerous junctions all over the city as a result of months of lobbying by LCC in the wake of the disastrous redesign of Blackfriars and Bow roundabout, where two p...

Blog post: Map and photos showing cycling facilities at the Lea Interchange during the Olympic Games

The photos and map below show the likely route taken by cyclist Dan Harris, moments before he was hit by a left-turning bus at the Lea Interchange, on the edge of the Olympic Park. Our evidence suggests the victim was following signage and cyclin...

Blog post: TfL gives incomplete statement to London Assembly on death of cyclist at Olympic Park

LCC has written to Transport for London Commissioner Peter Hendy asking him to clarify comments made to the London Assembly Transport Committee about the cyclist who was killed in a collision near the Olympic Park. The road layout and signage i...

Blog post: Mayor Boris Johnson ducks Londoners' calls for a real cycling legacy after Olympics

Today, Boris Johnson re-announced a two-day summer festival of cycling for 2013 (it had been known about since January), which will involve a traffic-free event in central London on Saturday 3 August (like Skyride) and, the next day, a mass cyclin...

Blog post: Wiggins call for helmet compulsion is damaging diversion from lack of safe Olympic cycle routes

Bradley Wiggins’ call for helmet compulsion in the wake of the death of the 28-year-old cyclist who was run over last night by a bus at a notoriously dangerous junction outside the Olympic Park, while well meant, is a serious diversion fro...

Blog post: Gold for Londoner Bradley Wiggins

In an extraordinary triumph for British cycling Londoner Bradley Wiggins has added an Olympic time trial gold to his yellow jersey in the Tour de France. The medal makes Wiggo Britain’s most be-medalled Olympian. Wiggins’ lieutenan...

Blog post: Transport for London agrees to make cycling improvements to Olympic Route Network

Last week we wrote to TfL highlighting hazards reported to us by cyclists using sections of the 'games lanes'. To their credit TfL wrote back switfly promising improvements some of which are already in place. A good result all round. Picture ab...

Blog post: Advice for travelling around London during 2012 Olympic Games

During the Olympics and Paralympics the bicycle will remain the best and most reliable and fun way to get around London, to visit the games and especially to get to Olympic cycling events.•    Getting around London (and new cyc...

Blog post: Visiting the Games

We strongly recommend using the free, secure, staffed cycle parking avaialble at all London 2012 venues. At most of them you get a free Dr. Bike check. Experienced bike mechanics will carry out minor repairs: labour is free but you will need to pa...

Discussion: Letter of protest to the mayor regarding olympic towpath closures:

Hi All, There's a letter of protest to the mayor about the unnessecary, over the top and illogical closure of canal towpaths near the olympic park for the duration of the olympics (and extra time each way). These make fantastic leisure cylcing ro...

Blog post: River Lea towpath closed: local residents protest at lack of walking and cycling facilities at Olympic Park

Local residents have organised a protest against the closure of the River Lea towpath near the Olympic Park, which is now out of bounds for security reasons until the end of the Paralympics on 10 September 2012. Join the protest Facebook group ...

Blog post: Paid attendants required for Olympic cycle parking facilities in central London

Our friends at Cyclehoop are looking for friendly, reliable cycling enthusiasts to work in pairs at purpose-built cycle parking facilities in the Royal Parks. These paid positions (£8/hr) involve staffing cycle parks set up fr...

Event: Tour de Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest's annual cycling extravanganza with rides and events for everyone. Gold, silver and bronze rides ranging from 5 to 26 miles. Rollapalluza racing, bike smoothies and of course info and advice from the Waltham forest cycling Campaign...

Blog post: Bicycles banned from thousands of extra trains during Olympics and Paralympics

People are being warned to check restrictions before they travel as many train operators plan to ban bicycles (except folders) during the Olympics and Paralympics. Paralympics Update These restrictions are still inforce despite almost all the ga...

Discussion: Ride a section of the Olympic road race route with Ganet's North Downs Adventure

  Ganet's North Downs Adventure Sunday 24 June 2012 Start location: Molesey Lock, off Hurst Road, Hampton Court KT8 9AW   Our 46 mile loop starts and finishes close to Hampton Court, location of this year's Olympic cycling time ...