Everything tagged with advice

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: How cycling revolutionised my life in the city

In the first of our series of cycling stories from London Cycling Campaign supporters and members around London we hear from Joshua Worth who lives in Haringey.   This is my story of how I first started cycling in London about 2 years ago...

Blog post: London by Cycle student events are GO!

This week marked the start of 'London by Cycle' the CCFL Student Cycling Event programme. London Cycling Campaign will deliver pop up cafe style cycle events on behalf of funders Transport for London and supported by the Big ...

Discussion: Advice section

Hi - I extensively used the advice section on the old LCC website, and pointed many people to it. When is this going to be up again? For months now, clicking on the advice section takes me a series of pages which simply say they are under construc...

Blog post: Five golden rules for Cycle Hire

The London Cycle Hire Scheme is generating nearly 15,000 cycle journeys per day, less than a fortnight after its inception. Here are some tips to make your experience as good as possible... LCC's five golden rules to avoid hiccups Check your acc...