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Starting to cycle to work

February 14, 2017 |

Is it safe? Will I get tired? What happens if it rains? What’s the best route? What about the traffic?

A few suggestions are below. Feel free to ask more questions on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/southwarkcycle/

Safety

See from inside a Lorry Cab – Exchanging Places 13th Feb

February 10, 2017 |

Monday 13th February will see The London Borough of Southwark hosting an Exchanging Places event on the Elephant & Castle roundabout with a new HGV vehicle complying to the (TfL) Direct Vision Standard.

The all round vision offered to the … Read More

Cycle parking update

November 27, 2016 |

As part of their “Mini Holland” project, Waltham Forest have put in 30 cycle hangers. But with no fanfare at all, Southwark have so far put in 99!

Southwark Council have received requests for another 100 hangers, and are diligently … Read More

How to: Report Dangerous Driving to the Police

November 25, 2016 |

If you’re in London & have footage of mobile phone drivers or close passes you can now report it online.

https://beta.met.police.uk/report/report-a-road-traffic-incident/

If you see anything else that you want to report, then still use this form. It’s just that … Read More

Bike Train Survey: results

November 16, 2016 |

The results are in: what do riders and maybe-riders think of the Bike Train. Everyone who had done the Bike Train and responded to the survey had done it independently and would recommend it to a friend. All good. No … Read More

Who to Officially Complain to

October 20, 2016 |

Pothole on a Residential or Local Road? If Southwark or a local authority managed road/track, then we’ve got responses by using https://www.fixmystreet.com/

Pothole on a Major Road? Emergency street faults and dangerous potholes that need to be dealt with … Read More

Take Action: Support Space for Cycling on the Old Kent Road

October 19, 2016 | 3

Want protected cycle lanes down the Old Kent Road? Want to reduce air pollution and help kids cycle to school in one of London’s least healthy areas? We need to show that people support space for cycling, including people who … Read More

Waltham Forest Mini-Holland: Report of our Trip

October 14, 2016 |

Written by Liz Eden, 24th September 2016

We were shown round by Paul Gasson, of Waltham Forest Cycling. We first cycled around some of the outlying bits, then locked up our bikes next to Walthamstow Station and walked around there.

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Lycra for people who don’t usually fit into lycra

October 14, 2016 |

A company called “Fat Lad At the Back” now sell cycling clothes for those of us who aren’t built like whippets. (I’m not entirely sure what I think of the name, but never mind.) All described in the following video: … Read More

Tower Bridge Closure – CS7 fail!

October 8, 2016 |

Heavy traffic on Southwark bridge as a consequence of the Tower Bridge closure. The cycle path works perfectly but the nose to tail vehicles and parked coaches on the south side are making life challenging for cyclists. People are taking … Read More