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LCC Local Groups ready for BikeweekPublished: 2:24pm 14 June 2012

This year's National Bikeweek (www.bikeweek.org.uk) starts this weekend. Take a look at our local groups pages and event page for a rich mix of rides and events. Bike breakfasts, short social rides, fast 100 milers, Dr. bikes, all free and fun.
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Cycling provision in Bounds Green slammed by locals as dangerous and unfit for purposePublished: 2:45pm 1 June 2012

New off-carriageway cycling facilities on the A406 in Bounds Green have been strongly criticised by local cyclists, who warn of increased danger to cyclists from the "inadequate and poorly designed facilities".
Coordinator of Haringey Cycling C...

On anniversary of cyclist fatality, British Cycling calls for tougher action on drivers who killPublished: 12:57pm 1 June 2012

British Cycling has added its voice to campaigners who are demanding action to provide greater justice for cyclists and other road users who are hurt or seriously injured by bad driving.
Thye campaign comes exactly a year after the death of Bri...

Serious crash on Hammersmith Bridge prompts cyclists to organise 'calm the bridge' protest ridePublished: 5:59pm 30 May 2012

A shocking crash that left a young female cyclist pinned against the side of Hammersmith Bridge by a car has prompted local campaigners to organise a 'calm the bridge' protest bike ride there on Saturday 2 June 2012.
Members of Hammersmith &...

Tour de Latitude offers great adventure for festival-bound London cyclists this summerPublished: 1:44pm 25 May 2012

Latitude music festival in Suffolk, one of the biggest in the UK's packed summer festival calendar, is organising a guided bike ride to its event from London for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint, have lots of fun, and raise money ...

Time to nominate yourself for the new London Cycling Campaign elected Policy ForumPublished: 1:36pm 25 May 2012

London Cycling Campaign members have until midday on Friday 16 June 2012 to nominate themselves for our new elected Policy Forum, which will help shape our future transport policy and campaigns.
Cycling is a constantly changing and evolving top...

Mayor names Greenwich and Vauxhall as first two 'Go Dutch' walking and cycling locationsPublished: 2:02am 25 May 2012

Boris Johnson has named Greenwich and Vauxhall as two locations likely to benefit from a transformation into flagship walking and cycling projects, in accordance with his pre-election commitment to our Love London, Go Dutch campaign.
Bye-bye Va...

Bicycles banned from thousands of extra trains during Olympics and ParalympicsPublished: 12:32am 25 May 2012

People are being warned to check restrictions before they travel as many train operators plan to ban bicycles (except folders) during the Olympics and Paralympics.
Paralympics Update
These restrictions are still inforce despite almost all the ga...

Mayor can't back up claim that two-thirds of cycling injuries caused by cyclists breaking lawPublished: 3:22pm 24 May 2012

Despite repeated requests, neither City Hall nor Transport for London has substantiated Mayor Boris Johnson's claim that two-thirds of serious cyclist crashes took place because the cyclist had broken the law.
The Mayor's claim is strongly at o...

London Cycling Campaign says judge Mayor Boris Johnson on cycling after his first 100 daysPublished: 12:24pm 11 May 2012

The London Cycling Campaign has pledged to monitor the Mayor Boris Johnson's first 100 days in office, delivering a verdict on his cycling commitments after that time.
In the days before the election, Johnson promised to deliver the three Love ...

London Cycling Campaign and British Cycling remind Mayor of commitments to Go DutchPublished: 12:02pm 11 May 2012

The London Cycling Campaign and British Cycling have written a joint letter to re-elected Mayor Boris Johnson reminding him of his pre-election commitments to cycling, and to offer support in meeting those pledges. 
Read the text of the le...

10,000 brave the rain to tell politicians London is ready for a Dutch-style cycling revolutionPublished: 3:58pm 28 April 2012

A herd of zebras, a boatful of sailors in oilskins, a pack of bandits on bikes, along with hundreds of families and children waving flags and balloons helped make the 10,000-strong Big Ride a spectacular success, sending a powerful message to ...

Johnson narrows cycling gap with Livingstone by committing to three ‘Go Dutch’ demandsPublished: 5:02pm 27 April 2012

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...

The Big Ride minute-by-minute live blogPublished: 10:39am 27 April 2012

From 10.30am on Saturday 28 April 2012, freelance journalist Laura Laker will be blogging exclusively for the London Cycling Campaign, live from the Big Ride.
Please email her your thoughts on the ride, photos and videos, and ideas to make Lond...

Massive gulf opens between two leading mayoral candidates as Livingstone supports Dutch cycling streetsPublished: 10:04am 26 April 2012

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...