This morning has seen ASO, the organisers of the Tour de France, and the county of Yorkshire, reveal the routes for the three English stages of the 2014 Tour de France.
Now here’s a challenge for Boris. Sustainable transport charity Sustrans wants the London Mayor to build over 1000km (600 miles) by 2020 to connect London just like the Tube and the London Overground train network does.
A couple of months ago we featured a blog on Barclays’ ‘London by Bike’ photography competition. Well the winners have now been decided with an amateur photographer from Watford and a professional from Islington being awarded the top prizes in the photography competition that celebrates cycling in the capital.
Apologies in advance as this blog post will focus very much on London and the up coming Mayoral elections there. Cycling policy and safety in the capital is a major election issue for the first time with the candidates all eager to win the cyclist vote. The issue has become increasingly politicised over the last few years due to the number of cycling deaths on London’s streets.
If you enjoy a bit of culture and like getting out on the bike than a series of tour rides run by Bikeminded, the cycling campaign run by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, this summer could just be your thing.
The London Cycle Map Campaign has just been endorsed by cycling author Rob Penn (he of “It’s all about the bike” fame).
Today we have a guest blog from Hayes Thompson. Hayes is copywriter based in London, who has been cycling, motorcycling and driving on its roads for over 20 years. In the blog, Hayes wonders if his experiences and the statistics might mean that female cyclists and pedestrians need to pay more attention to road safety.
A cycle tour with a difference takes place on Saturday in London. It will involve up to 150 cyclists touring the capital’s 10 most dangerous junctions for bicycles to highlight what they believe is unnecessarily dangerous road designs.
Apologies to anyone not in London but in a classic PR event to coincide with the end of British summertime, cycle accessories firm Blackburn is giving away sets of their Click LED lights to commuters leaving work this evening.
Boris Bikes take a day trip to Paris!! We were alerted to this amusing little item from The Evening Standard.