Embassy News - 2011

Hundreds turn out for Tour du Danger

When Danny of Cyclists in the City suggested riding the ten most dangerous junctions for cyclists in London, he was hoping that 40 or 50 riders might turn up. In the event, it was nearer to 10 times that number who rode through London’s streets with him to mark their anger at the way the safety of cyclists and pedestrians has been put second to the needs of free flowing traffic.

Tour du Danger

Boris Johnson thinks London’s junctions – including Elephant and Castle, where there have been 89 cyclist casualties in the last two years – are just ‘fine’, but we at the Cycling Embassy beg to disagree. London’s junctions, and streets, and cycle superhighways and paths, are poorly designed compromises where the cyclist – and the pedestrian – come last.

Join in the Policy Debate

We are developing policies that we can ask politicians, councillors, parties and candidates to adopt. Policies which can be summed up in a memorable marketing piece but behind which there are very specific suggestions for solving problems, ready developed so their officers can’t get it wrong.

Remember, Remember

The Embassy’s own Mark Ames, of ibikelondon, and Cyclists in the City invite you on a ride round London’s most dangerous junctions. Starting at the front of St.

Living Streets campaign - ban pavement parking

Looking for a simple way to help civilise the streets in your area, making it easier for people to walk instead of take the car? Living Streets are encouraging people to lobby their council about banning pavement parking in their area.

You can create a template letter here

Early Day Motion supporting Free Range Kids - has your MP signed?

Barry Sheerman, Labour MP for Huddersfield, has tabled the following motion supporting Sustrans’s Free Range Kids campaign:

Cycling Embassy of Great Britain Supports LCC Blackfriars Plans


The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain wholeheartedly supports the London Cycling Campaign as it develops its plan for Blackfriars Bridge.

This from their website:

Poster Competition Shortlist announced

Thanks to everyone who took part in our Summer poster competition – whether through entering yourself, ranking the entrants, or simply spreading the news. We were astounded at the level and the quality of the entries we received, which far exceeded our expectations for a new organisation, doing these things for the first time.

Anyway, based on the rankings given by our members and visitors to our site, we now have a shortlist of finalists

Dutch Cycling Embassy launched

The Cycling Embassy of the Netherlands has launched with a fine video, Cycling for Everyone and a brand new website

Cycle Infrastructure Tour: highlights

That’s all folks: the last kilometre has been cycled, the last junction has been admired, and the last beer has been drunk. The intrepid Cycling Embassy field trip team have dispersed – some straight to their homes, and some onward to other corners of the Netherlands, but all determined to do what it takes to bring some of that quality of design and provision back here to the UK.


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