The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced plans to spend £770 million on cycling in London.
The plans include two new cycle superhighways, one from Tower Bridge to Greenwich and another from Olympia to Hounslow. The funding breaks down to around £17 per head, a figure which rivals pro-cycling countries such as Denmark and the Netherlands.
Help Njinga Cycling hit 100 Cycling Santas!
Njinga Cycling, an indoor cycling and performance lab in Hampton Wick, are hosting their 4th Annual Charity Santa Cycle. After the huge success of their 3 previous Santa cycles, they are back bigger than ever this year once again helping to spread the Christmas joy to all the children at the Shooting Star CHASE Children's Hospice.
On Saturday 3rd December at 08h30, Njinga Cycling will be riding from the Whole Foods Store in Richmond to the Children's hospice in Hampton, delivering 100's of presents to the deserving children who won't be able to leave the hospice over the Christmas period.
Njinga Cycling, the indoor cycling and performance lab, are launching an 8 week intensive cycle training programme in their Hampton Wick studio.
The programme starts on the 9th January and will run with two sessions a week until the 1st March 2017. It’s specifically designed by a British Cycling coach to produce results and is guaranteed to improve your FTP (Functional Threshold Power) Score over the course of the 8 weeks.
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London has publicly stated his intention to "triple the number of miles of protected cycle lanes on London’s roads”. He said to Chris Boardman that he wanted to see “more segregated cycle lanes” and “new routes”. and promised to “accelerate” the cycling programme, “increase the pace of change” and “increase the proportion of Transport for London (TfL)’s budget spent on cycling.”
The Guardian expresses concern that so far nothing has happened, and has published 5 tests to see how serious Khan is about cycling.
You can read the full article here.
The Portsmouth Road cycle lane is now fully open and to celebrate the fact, the Go Cycle team will be at Guildhall II from 9am to 5pm next Wednesday, November 16.
Feel free to drop by and have your bike checked over by qualified Dr Bikes and pick up cycling tips, free bike lights and puncture repair kits to ride safely this winter.
Now the clocks have gone back, make sure you're safely equipped to ride at night. The RBK Go Cycle team will be handing out free bike lights at the following events:
Surbiton Station: Tuesday 8th November 4pm - 6pm
Kingston Station: Wednesday 9th November 4pm - 6pm
Community consultation for the next stage of Go Cycle corridors has begun. It will run from 17 October 2016 to 17 November 2016, for the following routes:
The Council's website has consultation material - which can be accessed via www.kingston.gov.uk/gocycleconsultations.
As recently reported by a number of news agencies, London mayor Sadiq Khan is considering introducing a rating system for heavy good vehicles based on the level of vision the driver has from the cab.
It is estimated that approximately 35,000 lorries could be banned by 2020.
For more information, have a look at this recent article published in the Daily Mirror