Everything tagged with cycling

Blog post: Busy, overworked, unfit mummy? On yer bike!

In a new series of guest bloggers for the London Cycling Campaign, Stephanie Francis last owned a bike when she was 7. Here she writes why she is getting back on the saddle and her 3 year old son is also joining in for the ride. “Can yo...

Blog post: Ashok Sinha: Is London the 'best big city in the world'?

London Cycling Campaign chief executive Ashok Sinha asks if the capital’s standing is improving against other big cities. Is London the ‘best big city in the world’? Much depends on how you define ‘best’ and &lsquo...

Blog post: LCC challenges construction industry to adopt our Safer Urban Lorry to reduce lorry-cyclist deaths

The London Cycling Campaign has published pictures and video of its new Safer Urban Lorry design, and is calling on the construction industry to adopt similar vehicle designs to reduce the shocking number of lorry-cyclist fatalities. The Safer ...

Blog post: What can London learn from Copenhagen's record on reducing danger for cyclists?

Niels Tørsløv, Copenhagen's head of road safety and traffic management, talks about cycling provision with London Cycling Campaign's Mike Cavenett MC: What can the rest of the world learn from Copenhagen, particularly around desig...

Blog post: Ashok Sinha: Why is the law so inconsistent when it deals with cyclists hurt on the road?

London Cycling Campaign chief executive Ashok Sinha ponders the inconsistencies in the law following a number of controversial trial verdicts Wlodzimierz Umaniec is an artist. He is also now a jailed criminal. Founder of the ‘yellowism&rs...

Blog post: Hackney, Camden and Waltham Forest join Islington in move to borough-wide 20mph

0n 21 November 2012, Hackney Council voted overwhelmingly to confirm its commitment to 20mph as the default speed limit for the borough. Camden and Waltham Forest also recently joined Islington in committing to borough-wide 20mph speed limits ...

Blog post: Last few days to nominate yourself for trustee elections and to propose motions to AGM

Members have until 9am on Monday morning (10 September 2012) to nominate themselves for our trustee elections or to put forward motions to our AGM. We're especially keen to hear from women who are regular cyclists and interested in one of the t...

Discussion: Congestion Charge

I am a Uni of Liverpool student and keen cyclist. I would like to know what people make of the congestion charge, has is reduced inner city traffic making it safer for us cyclists? I would love to hear any opinions/views on this topic because I ...

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’ lieutenant in...

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 ...

Discussion: Maternity Worldwide – Brighton to Paris Bike Ride - 22nd to 26th August 2012

Maternity Worldwide – Brighton to Paris Bike Ride - 22nd to 26th August 2012 All roads lead to the Eiffel Tower and the heart of Paris as we embark on this popular Brighton to Paris Challenge over three days cycling an average of 50 miles...

Blog post: Johnson narrows cycling gap with Livingstone by committing to three ‘Go Dutch’ demands

Boris Johnson has joined the other four main mayoral candidates in promising a Dutch-style cycling revolution in London. After intensive lobbying from the London Cycling Campaign, Johnson today promised, “I am fully committed to meeting the...

Blog post: Massive gulf opens between two leading mayoral candidates as Livingstone supports Dutch cycling streets

Leading mayoral challenger Ken Livingstone has opened a massive gulf between his and Boris Johnson's cycling promises by committing to make London's streets safer for cycling with Dutch-quality facilities. The Labour candidate joins Liberal Dem...

Blog post: London's best off-road cycling and walking route to Olympic Park will be closed for the games

London cyclists have been stunned by the news that one of the capital's most popular walking and cycling routes, along the River Lea, leading to the Olympic Park, will be closed the beginning of July to 10th September. It will be replaced ...

Event: Tibbet's Ride (Putney Heath, Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park)

Putney Village Cycling Club's annual event.  Gentle routes of 2, 5 and 14 miles are open to both residents and guests alike. Meeting point:The Telegraph Pub, Putney Heath, London, SW15 3TU Departs:12pm Bring any bike and join us for a ...