With the streets free of school-run Chelsea tractors, most people back at work after their holidays and the weather usually still favourable, the end of August is boom-time for cycle commuting. If you're thinking of taking the two-wheels-to-work plunge, here are our top tips to help you get to work the fun and fast way.
London Cycling Campaign (LCC) says that this week’s Tube strike demonstrates that the capital’s roads need to be safer for people who want to cycle in the city but are too scared to do so.
With a 48-hour Tube strike now looking almost certain to start at 21:00 tonight, two things are sure: London will grind to a halt as people try to drive to work, and lots of commuters will pull a bike out of the shed and ride through the inevitable gridlock. The ibikelondon blog has cooked up a simple tool for experienced bike commuters to help out new and rusty riders as they take to the streets.
As we’ve reported previously, the recent London Tube strikes have proved something of a boon to the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme as commuters seek alternative modes of transport around the capital.
In fact, the suggestion has been made that the Underground strikers are opening Londoners’ eyes to the ease and practicality of self-propelled surface travel and that some of those converts may make a permanent change to their commuting routines.
It may not be a scientific study, but road.cc undertook a scan of London webcams during the peak commuting hour this morning to get a feel for how the Tube strike has affected the number of cyclists commuting in the capital today.
Bikes are set to take centre stage in the capital if a strike threatened by London Underground workers goes ahead next week.
The organisers of the London BikeTube scheme say they will organise more of them, even if there’s no Underground dispute.
The London Cycling Campaign (LCC) is hailing the BikeTube idea a success. More than 100 cyclists rode to work collectively from various meeting points, giving the chance for novice cyclists to experience London traffic in the safety of the group.
Thousands of London commuters took to two wheels this morning as the effects of the capital’s Tube strike began to bite. LCC's much vaunted Biketubes (guided rides from London tube station) also took to the road and the same rides will run again tomorrow (Thursday) too.