Archives for June 2010

19,000km bike ride for Help for HeroesPublished: 11:00pm 27 June 2010

Simon and his bike.

Simon Perry, 29 year old Brit based in Madrid, is embarking on a 10 month bike ride to raise money for Help for Heroes, a charity offering direct support to members of the armed services who have been injured in th...

Bike recycling empowering the local community in KingstonPublished: 11:00pm 27 June 2010

Project co-ordinator Bart Ricketts (far right) with participants


Kingston Eco-op is a social enterprise based in Kingston upon Thames which offers supported employment skills and training for disabled people and those at r...

Bus lanes trial has resulted in motorbike speeding and more crashesPublished: 11:00pm 24 June 2010

The mayor has extended the motorbikes in bus lanes trial even though an independent report has found that it might be placing motorcyclists and cyclists at greater risk of injury.
The report, commissioned by Transport for London, concludes that &...

Last chance to nominate campaigners for mentoring programmePublished: 11:00pm 23 June 2010

Midday, Wednesday 30 June 2010 is the closing date for applications for an SMK Award, for people who want to take their campaigning skills to the next level.Winners receive a six-month, all-expenses paid, bespoke programme of support from the Shei...

'We need to get new Transport Minister on Bike' Boris tells LCC Published: 11:00pm 23 June 2010

photo LCC interviews the Mayor on the expansion of the Cycle Hire Scheme to East and outer London

LCC's campaign's manager Tom Bogdanowicz spoke to Mayor Boris Johnson recently about the Cycle Hire Scheme.
TB When will the Cycle Hire Schem...

All London boroughs delivering cycle training 2010/11Published: 11:00pm 23 June 2010

An LCC investigation has established which borough councils are spending the most on cycle training in 2010-11.
Money for cycle training is no longer ring-fenced for the purpose by Transport for London, but all London councils have chosen to supp...

Three LCC-administered projects nominated for Smarter Travel AwardsPublished: 9:29pm 23 June 2010

Three LCC-adminstered Community Cycling Fund for London projects have been listed for Smarter Travel Awards.
The three projects are:

Bromley Cyclists Big Foot Clubs 
Regent's Park police and Frank Barnes school
Ealing Cycling Campaign...

150-mile cycle ride visits all London football clubsPublished: 11:00pm 9 June 2010

An epic 150-mile charity cycle ride to all 22 football stadia in London brought together an unlikely bunch of people.

151 miles London to Barnsley, as the crow flies
18 hours
3162ft climb/descent Equivalent to going up and down Scafell, Eng...

LCC welcomes TfL report recommending 20mph for all London bridgesPublished: 11:00pm 9 June 2010

LCC is pleased that the mayor might make Southwark Bridge a 20mph zone as part of Superhighway 7, but is keen to draw to his attention a report that strongly recommends all central London bridges should be 20mph.
The 2008 Transport for London Bri...

Visit LCC at London's hottest free race day, the Smithfield NocturePublished: 11:00pm 9 June 2010

photo The Smithfield Nocturne is a cracking free family day of bike race entertainment in central London

The HTC Smithfield Nocturne hits the streets of the City of London on Saturday 19 June 2010, with the day of FREE events starting...

Three questions: fill in our 20-second web surveyPublished: 11:00pm 9 June 2010

Please help us improve our website by answering these three questions:1. Why did you come to the site?2. Could you do what you wanted? 3. Did anything make it difficult?Please write your answers in the comment box below:

Two-tier cycle parking at Waterloo shows the way forwardPublished: 11:00pm 9 June 2010

photo The new bike stands at Waterloo are the minimum that each mainlain station should have

Two-tier cycle racks have been opened at Waterloo station, increasing the number of parking spaces at one of Britain’s busiest railway station...

Southern roundabout of Elephant and Castle to be removedPublished: 11:00pm 9 June 2010

photo This is a view of the proposed junction, facing south towards Newington Butts in the top-right

Work is due to start on the southern roundabout of the Elephant and Castle road complex, which is being converted into a thre...

Buy a Trek bike and get free LCC membershipPublished: 11:00pm 9 June 2010

Anyone who buys a Trek Bike from a participating London bike shop before 30 June 2010 will be given one-year's free membership to LCC, as part of the company's Go By Bike promotion.
Trek will also provide customers with a ‘Free Your Bi...

Successful Greenways programme victim of TfL budget changesPublished: 11:00pm 9 June 2010

photo Greenways, like this new one in Beckenham, provide safe and useful links for walkers and cyclists 

Another section of successful cycling and walking route has been opened in Greater London, in Beckenham, as part of the...

North London cycling event seeks helpersPublished: 11:00pm 9 June 2010

Go Islington is a festival of cycling, running, dancing, and the arts taking place in the North London borough on Sunday 4 July 2010
11am-4pm, 4 July Highbury Fields, Islington, N5 1AR
The event will feature cycle tours around Islington, startin...

A41 cyclist fatality highlights lethal London junctionsPublished: 11:00pm 9 June 2010

A cyclist fatality has highlighted the problem of dangerous junctions that exist all over Greater London and the UK. LCC says these relics from the past must be made safe.

Campaigning brings London anti-theft cycle squad successesPublished: 11:00pm 8 June 2010

photo TfL Three officers from the new bike theft squad, designed to address the stolen bike problem

LCC lobbying has helped create a 30-strong anti-theft squad specifically to tackle bicycle crime in Greater London.
One of the key demands of...

Cycle Hire users depend on London drivers taking more carePublished: 11:00pm 7 June 2010

photo A key factor for a safer Cycle Hire Scheme this summer is more attentive driving, says LCC

City centre drivers are being urged to take more care after the Cycle Hire Scheme launches on 30 July 2010.
LCC campaigns offi...

LCC tags show cyclists how to Beat The ThiefPublished: 11:00pm 3 June 2010

photo The tags give tips on locking your bike and encourage you to record your frame number at homeDuring June LCC is tagging thousands of bikes all over Greater London to alert cyclists to the dangers of bike theft.Each tag provides a list of loc...