Embassy News

Make it possible to 'Ride London' 365 days of the year, not just 2

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain welcomes the Mayor of London's newly-announced Ride London festival. However, we note that, while closed roads for cycling, even for only two days a year, are obviously appreciated, a real legacy for cycling would be to make the roads of London safe and inviting for people of all ages and abilities, every day of the year, not just for a weekend in August. 

Lea Valley Towpath closure - Flashride on Sunday

This Sunday hundreds of cyclists and pedestrians are expected to take part in a flashride designed to highlight the closure of vital walking and cycling routes in the vicinity of the Olympic park.

Sussex Infrastructure Safari - Saturday 18th August

Jim Davis, Chair of the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain cordially invites you to join him on an Infrastructure Safari of Worthing and Brighton incorporating much of his daily commute and a lot of cycle facilties to see and  discuss. And it's a chance to ride along the seaside of course.

Roads Fit for Heroes

 

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain would like to congratulate Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Chris Froome and the whole Sky team for their fantastic performance in the Tour de France. We're already hearing reports of bike sales shooting up as cycling - at least as a sport - goes mainstream in this country. We welcome anyone getting onto bikes, whatever the motivation and this can only be fantastic for the health and happiness of the nation.

Open our Towpath Demonstration TOMORROW

 

London Assembly Transport Committee - Embassy members speak at Cycling in London meeting

This morning saw a meeting investigating Cycling in London, held by the Transport Committee of the London Assembly. The meeting was concerned with issues of safety, and barriers to cycling.

Guest speakers included Ashok Sinha of the London Cycling Campaign, German Dector-Vega of Sustrans, Chris Peck of CTC, Martin Gibbs of British Cycling, and Chris Bainbridge, Chair, Borough Cycling Officers Group. 

The Charter of Vancouver - Children Have The Right To Cycle

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain is happy to support the Charter of Vancouver, and urges others to do so.

The Charter is based upon the United Nations 1990 Convention on the Rights of the Child (pdf), and aims to enshrine the right of children to cycle as a means of attaining the rights set out in the convention; in particular

Governments recognize the right of every child to a st

£15 million for improving dangerous junctions in England - welcome, but nowhere near sufficient

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain welcomes the Department for Transport’s announcement of £15 million additional funding to improve dangerous road junctions1, on top of the £15 million already announced for junction improvements in London.

Cycling Cultures - final report

 

A small group of hardy CEoGB members braved Cycle Superhighway 2, the Bow Roundabout and Stratford Gyratory last Tuesday to hear Rachel Aldred and Kat Jungnickel present their findings on cycling cultures in four English cities.

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