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Stratford Westfield shows new developments encourage short trips by car not bikePublished: 10:56am 23 September 2011

Hundreds of thousands of Londoners this week had a bit of a chuckle at the obstructions in the cycle lanes outside the new Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, which were given plenty of publicity on the Londonist blog.However, as Waltham Fores...

Types of bike lock and other locking mechanisms Published: 7:14pm 18 September 2011

How much to spend
It’s generally advised to spend at least 10% of the value of your bike on a lock, and, if you can, to use two different types of lock to deter thieves.
Locks are generally sold with two keys; always keep your spare key ...

How to: dodge buying a stolen bikePublished: 7:12pm 18 September 2011

It's an absolute bargain of a bike, you could call it a steal. But is it actually stolen?
Stolen bikes on the internet
Buying and selling bikes on sites like Gumtree is quick and easy, and requires no identification and minimal registration. T...

Campaigners celebrate as thousands more London lorry drivers in line for cyclist-awareness trainingPublished: 2:03pm 12 September 2011

Thousands more lorry drivers could soon receive cyclist-awareness training now that every borough in Greater London has the go-ahead to provide officially approved on-bike training backed by Transport for London (TfL) funding.

Camden campaigners circumnavigate London with message that orbital routes must welcome cyclistsPublished: 3:26pm 9 September 2011

On Sunday 18 September 2011, Camden Cycling Campaign is organising a ride to highlight the lack of cycle-friendly facitlies on the north and south circulars.
Organised by highly experienced ride leader James Brander, the ride invites cyclists all...

Family of cyclist killed by car say not guilty verdict for motorist is 'disgusting'Published: 2:58pm 9 September 2011

Relatives of a cyclist killed in Barnet in 2010 expressed anger at the verdict when the motorist that struck her was found not guilty of careless driving.
Zoe Sheldrake, 31, was hit by Clive Sanford's black Audi on the northbound stretch of the...

Lambeth and Southwark cyclists enjoy double helping of secure cycle parkingPublished: 1:25pm 9 September 2011

Two new cycle parking locations in south London could help ease the vast shortage of secure bike facilities in the capital.
Better Bankside has opened a secure cycle park in Hopton Street, Southwark, while Lambeth Council is trialling on-street...

Climate Rush campaigners choose bikes to protest against Transport for London car culturePublished: 12:41pm 9 September 2011

Campaigners from the Climate Rush environmental organisation will take to the streets in central London on bicycles on the morning of Thursday 22 September 2011 to protest against the dominance of car culture within Transport for London.
More d...

Herne Hill cycle track in south London re-opens with state-of-the-art surfacePublished: 11:14am 9 September 2011

Herne Hill Velodrome in South London re-opened this week with a new £500,000 state-of-the-art surface paid for by British Cycling, the body that oversees the UK sports cycling.
The buildings and track had fallen into disrepair in recent y...

London launch for national cycling organisation promoting Dutch cycling facilitiesPublished: 11:25am 2 September 2011

On Saturday 3 September 2011, the Cycling Embassy of GB officially launches a new UK-wide collective of pro-cycling campaigners.
At 11.30am, the event starts with a speech by chair Jim Davis, followed by a tour of London's worst cycle lane on Lam...

River Lea towpath link in Bow attracts thousands of walkers and cyclistsPublished: 3:31pm 31 August 2011

Earlier this year, we reported that the so-called ‘missing link’ towpath under Bow Flyover would be built.
Last month the suspended platform has been installed, attracting thousands of walkers and cyclists.
Local LCC groups campaig...

Deputy mayor agrees London Bridge Station redevelopment plans don't provide for cyclistsPublished: 1:24pm 31 August 2011

London’s deputy mayor, Sir Edward Lister, has hit out at Network Rail’s plans for London Bridge station as “not complying” with the Mayor’s London Plan.
Failure to provide adequately for cyclists both during constr...

London Cycling Campaign seeks Ruby on Rails developer to expand website featuresPublished: 3:48pm 25 August 2011

After the excitement of our website relaunch, back in May 2011, we're looking for a freelance Ruby on Rails developer to add more features to our site.
Ideally based in or near Greater London (so we can meet when necessary), you'll be an experien...

London Cycling Campaign helps launch bike club at prestigious Brentford property developmentPublished: 2:23pm 25 August 2011

The London Cycling Campaign has been working with Barratt Homes in west London to provide a bike club for a new residential development.
Launched on 20 August 2011, the scheme allows residents of the 'Great West Quarter' in Brentford to borrow ...

Cyclists urged to email City of London to support more one-way streets reverting to two-wayPublished: 1:01pm 25 August 2011

Cyclists are being urged to email their support for proposals to revert 10 one-way locations in the City of London to two-way for cycling.
As reported on the Cyclist in the City blog, the City of London has opened a consultation until Thursday ...