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Southwark Cyclists | December 18, 2014

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Healthy Ride Report, 13th Dec 2014

December 13, 2014 |

12 riders at Canada Water on a beautiful, sunny morning.  David started us at 10.05 and we headed down to the river and along to Deptford Creek.  The new bridge was not open – a disappointment.  But the word is … Read More

Crystal Palace Parade – a personal view

December 12, 2014 |

Southwark Council is holding a consultation regarding proposals to significantly improve the Crystal Palace Parade / Westwood Hill / Sydenham Hill and Fountain Drive road junctions.

Note this post is not agreed SC view.  It is my radical take, put … Read More

Brunel Bridge

December 2, 2014 |

The autumn infrastructure plan announced today (Dec 4th, 2014) is pretty depressing reading (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/381884/2902895_NationalInfrastructurePlan2014_acc.pdf).  15 billion for roads, 114 million for the 8 “cycling cities”.  So cycling just 0.76% of infrastructure spend on transport.  Puts some of the coalition’s fine … Read More

Public Health Case for Cycling

November 28, 2014 |

The public health case for active travel (cycling and walking) is overwhelming.  But is still not getting through to policy-makers.  So when Southwark Cyclists were invited to prepare a paper for the Southwark Council Scrutiny Committee on this topic we … Read More

Southwark’s new cycling strategy — the map

November 28, 2014 |

Whether or not you cycle, Southwark want you to tell them what they can do to make cycling in Southwark better. The general idea is that comments will help Southwark understand how they can improve cycling in our borough and … Read More

Dead bikes cluttering up bike stands

November 24, 2014 |

A tee-leaf nicks a bike but leaves some of it behind. Other tee-leaves come and nick the pedals, the handlebars and anything else that is removeable.

The frame remains attached to the bike stand. It makes it hard to … Read More

Healthy Ride Report, 22nd Nov 2014

November 22, 2014 |

An amazing 16 riders in Peckham Square on a rainy morning with a pretty iffy forecast. All well prepared for some rain, which in the end never materialised. Uphill start to Telegraph Hill using LCN 65 route that I had … Read More

Want cycle parking near you?

November 19, 2014 |

Frustrating isn’t it?  You cycle all the way to work or home and there is nowhere safe to leave your trusty bike.  Get more cycle parking where you want it by adding your favourite place to this map.

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Deptford Creek Swing Bridge – Nearly ready

November 17, 2014 |

Recent pictures from Greenwich Cyclists and intelligence from Healthy Rider David Senior show the long-awaited bridge on National Route 4 swinging.  Cannot find a date for official opening, however.  (Photos Courtesy Anthony Austin’s neighbour Derek Kinchington)

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Healthy Ride + Report. 15 Nov 2014.

November 15, 2014 |

Great turnout today for the plus ride with 21 of us led by Philippa starting out just after 9.30 from a drizzly Canada Water heading East on National Route 4. Luckily the drizzle soon stopped and cleared to see the sun … Read More

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