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Talking Le Tour with Paul Fournel

An extended, hour long edition of the show featuring French writer, poet, cyclist and cultural ambassador Paul Fournel (pictured). We stroll from the French House in Soho to the Rapha Cycle Club in Clerkenwell, to visit an exhibition of a hundred years of racing bicycles. The exhibition runs for two more weeks and is well […]

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London Assembly Member Jenny Jones rides the Cycle Superhighway

Jenny Jones asks all the right questions. Good, campaigning stuff from the Green Party Assembly member.

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Cyclists and lorries don’t mix: this week’s evidence

Not much text needed to accompany these photographs taken yesterday on the streets of Southwark and posted on the SE1 Forum. Exhibit A: Lorry and cyclist collide on Borough High Street, junction of Dover Street. Keltbray services the Shard construction site and one of its lorries killed a London cyclist back in March, just a […]

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Mayor of London’s Cycling Questions (and answers): June 2010

With thanks as ever to the office of Jenny Jones AM here is this month’s batch of cycling questions and answers to the Mayor of London. Ian in Jenny’s office writes, “Lots of interesting answers from the Mayor. Real progress made on cycle parking at East london Line stations, as a result of questioning. Going […]

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Cycle Superhighways – Waste of Paint or Copenhagenization?

A long, hard look at the Mayor of London’s plans for 12 cycle superhighways – bike routes from the outer boroughs along London’s main arterial roads. With Kulveer Ranger, Boris Johnson’s top transport adviser, Rob Ainsley of the Real Cycling blog, and Charlie Lloyd of the London Cycling Campaign.

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Video: London Critical Mass – Lorries Killing Cyclists

The London Cycling Campaign have released an excellent video.

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Lorries/HGVs/LGVs killing cyclists: an appeal to London listeners

Last Thursday, on what felt like a warm, sunny first day of Spring, I was witness to the immediate aftermath of a collision involving a cyclist and a 32 tonne articulated lorry. It was a truly horrible, chilling sight. The lorry was stopped in the middle of the road and the crushed remains of a […]

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