Archive | July, 2011

Blackfriars Bridge: how far to push the limits of peaceful protest?

In the face of a unanimous motion of the London Assembly and the Mayor’s own misgivings, Transport for London plans this weekend to build a dangerous new gyratory on the north side of Blackfriars Bridge, a road scheme that has been criticised from all sides for putting the interest of private motor vehicles ahead of […]

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The 2011 Tour de France: a modern classic?

Looking back at the this year’s thrilling Tour de France are Lionel Birnie of Cycle Sport magazine and Alex Murray, London cyclist, amateur road racer and blogger at chasingwheels.com. Image by Neil Stevens, part of a series of illustrations for this year’s Tour, available to buy at Crayon Fire

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Amendment to Motion on Blackfriars Bridge

This amendment to a motion tabled by Jenny Jones and Caroline Pigeon has been unanimously agreed by the London Assembly: “This Assembly notes the decision to revert to a 30 mph speed limit on Blackfriars Bridge. We also note the recent decision of the Corporation of London to consider plans for the whole of the […]

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Dunwich Dynamo Redux

From here: …to here: The 2011 edition of the Dunwich Dynamo, the cult mass participation night ride from London to the Suffolk Coast, as experienced by listeners of The Bike Show. Thanks to everyone who recorded their audio snippets. Put the 2012 Dynamo in your diaries now: 30 June / 1 July 2012.

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Why Boris Johnson has got it wrong on Blackfriars Bridge

London’s Mayor Boris Johnson has made his position clear on Blackfriars Bridge, a subject that has become a major subject of campaigning for a more cycling-friendly city: Question No: 1750 / 2011 John Biggs: Would you support a 20MPH limit throughout the junction? Written answer from the Mayor, received on 13 July 2011: A temporary […]

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All Night, All Right: Dunwich Dynamo 2011 Preview

In its 19th edition this year, the Dunwich Dynamo is London’s greatest mass participation ride – bar none. In the studio are Patrick Field, who first conceived the ride and two London cyclists planning to do just a little bit more than the usual Dun Run. Rosie Downes is planning to ride to Dunwich and […]

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AudioBoo the Dunwich Dynamo 2011

The Dunwich Dynamo is the greatest London cycle event, bar none. A free, turn-up-and-go night ride to the Suffolk Coast. Just long enough to feel like a real achievement, but well within the reach of an averagely fit day-to-day cyclist. The Bike Show has featured DD16 and DD12. Once again, we want you to be […]

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