London Cycling Campaign announces Evans Cycles as supporter of our Space for Cycling 2014 local election campaign

The London Cycling Campaign is delighted to announce that Evans Cycles has become an official supporter of our Space for Cycling 2014 local election campaign.

Our Space for Cycling campaign aims to convince every candidate in the May 2014 local council elections of the importance of redesigning our streets so they're safe and inviting for everyone to cycle.  

LCC Chief Executive Ashok Sinha said, "We're delighted to welcome Evans Cycles, London's largest cycling retailer, as a supporter of Space for Cycling, which promises to be our biggest campaign ever.

"This partnership is born of our shared desire to remove the barriers to cycling on every street in Greater London, to ensure cycling is safe and inviting for children, parents and novices, as well as experienced cyclists.

Ben Hart, Director of Marketing and eCommerce at Evans Cycles, said: "We're thrilled to be supporting a charity like the London Cycling Campaign in their efforts to make cycling a safe, convenient choice for every Londoner.

"We look forward working with LCC to convince local councillors and council candidates of the importance of designing streets that are welcoming to cyclists of every ability, from children cycling to school to speedy commuters."

The Space for Cycling campaign was created in the summer of 2013 in response to several high-profile deaths in central London. The campaign helped win specific promises from the Mayor to make junctions safer.

The next stage of the campaign is to call on all the candidates in next year’s local elections to support cycle-friendly measures in every neighbourhood across Greater London:

  • protected lanes on main roads and at major junctions
  • 20mph speed limits
  • removing through motor traffic from residential streets
  • safe cycling routes to schools and colleges
  • cycle-friendly town centres
  • cycling routes through parks and along canals

From 28 November to 15 December you can take part in our survey to help highlight barriers to cycling in your neighbourhood.   

For more information, please contact Mike Cavenett at the London Cycling Campaign (020 7234 9310), or Flora Adam at Evans Cycles (01293 701683)