Everything tagged with cycling

Blog post: Cyclists in War

Joshua Worth investigates the role of bicycles during war around the world.  Are you fond of cycling? If so, why not cycle for the King? Recruits wanted – bad teeth no bar! This was the text that recruited young men for the 48th Divis...

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: LCC's Space for Cycling campaign uses local expertise to lobby thousands of council election candidates for 629 ward-specific cycling improvement

For the first time in London’s political history, a campaign group is aiming to lobby 6000 local election candidates to support one of 629 ward-specific improvements that would make streets safer and more inviting for everyone to cycle. In ...

Blog post: Everyone Bikes - A new bike shop with a focus on females

Everyone Bikes is a new cycling shop that caters for all but has a female focus. Here's their story ...   This new cycle shop has just opened on Northcote Rd, SW11, and is a new kind of cycle shop that puts women at the forefront and aim...

Blog post: Book Review: The History of Cycling in 50 Bikes

The History of Cycling in Fifty Bikes £12.99by Tom Ambrose This is an enjoyable journey through a 220-year history of cycling, going from the hobby-horses of the late 18th century to the latest futuristic designs. Two hundred years later...

Blog post: Cycling and Art

Anne-Sophie Cochevelou is a young designer and recent graduate with an MA in Performance Practice & Design from Central St. Martin's College - having come along to one of our London by Cycle events she agreed to share her thoughts on the links...

Blog post: 25 years after it opened, Docklands Light Railway now permanently welcomes cyclists on off-peak trains

Transport for London has announced that, following a successful trial, non-folding bicycles are now permitted on off-peak Docklands Light Railway (DLR) trains on a permanent basis (except on trains between Bank and Shadwell stations). The first...

Blog post: Lewisham Cycle Loan Scheme

  Lewisham leads the way with successful cycle loan scheme As the benefits of cycling to society and individuals become more apparent, local councils are looking at ways to encourage more people to cycle. In many European cities cycling is ...

Blog post: Beat those New Year's resolutions with cycling and an LCC membership

Forget the gym membership - get your bum on a saddle and join the London Cycling Campaign With the indulgence of Christmas over, it’s time to start thinking about what 2014 will hold and the exciting prospect of a fresh year is at the fo...

Blog post: Go Dutch goes East

LCC campaigners Charlie Lloyd and Mike Cavenett cast their critical eyes over the newly-built extension of Cycle Superhighway 2 from Bow to Stratford. 2m-wide cycle lanes protected by kerbs provide a safer and more comfortable experience than d...

Blog post: 2014 Campaign - Space for Cycling

Our Space for Cycling local election campaign is all about local issues. So how do you go about identifying problems in your neighbourhood? We’re planning for 2014 to be a milestone year for the London Cycling Campaign. We’re organi...

Blog post: Great Christmas gift ideas for cyclists from London Cycling Campaign's shop

It's half way to Christmas day, as notified by the advent calendar this morning. If this thought fills you with dread because you've not done any Christmas shopping, ordered the turkey, put up the Christmas tree yet (delete as applicable!) then we...

Discussion: Clarence Street - cyclists being ticketed - £50 fines

In the police's so-called operation "Safeway" they are now stopping anyone cycling in Clarence Street (Kingston) and dishing out £50 fines, even when the shops are closed.  If, however, you happen to be driving a 38 tonne truck and are ...

Blog post: Compete, drink and be merry at Vulpine's Cyclogames this Sunday

Stylish London cycling brand, Vulpine, will be bringing their Cyclogames to Hackney this weekend. Their previous track record where events are concerned have been as wonderful as the garments they make, and the Cyclogames on Sunday 8th Decemb...

Discussion: Cyclist Stay back poster on lorries, vans and buses. Cyclist Version for Lorries.

Hello Fellow Cyclist,   Have you noticed those yellow posters on the back of buses  and larger vehicles? the loud yellow 'Cyclist Stay back' ones,  which i think is not entirely a bad idea,  i just really think  the m...