London Cycling Campaign Awards

London Cycling Campaign AwardsBrompton Bicycles have won Best Product at the London Cycling Campaign award, hosted in the capital this week by Ned Boulting. The award, voted for by members of the public, is just the latest accolade for the seemingly timeless Brompton (see Cyclo’s feature of Brompton here) and in collecting the latest token of recognition Will Butler-Adams, managing director, commented,  ‘This award is a great recognition of the success we have had manufacturing our folding bikes in London for the last 25 years. Awards like this mean a lot to everyone at the company, manufacturing is a difficult industry and to get this recognition is fantastic’


Other winners of the public awards, which saw over 10,000 votes cast, included both Rapha and There were also five awards for cycling initiatives chosen by the LCC panel; these saw a range of grass-roots projects commended, from TfL’s Safer Lorries Procurement Plan to Hackney Council’s schools Bike Around the Borough. The night was a celebration of just how much cycling in London has grown, with organisers saying, ‘The awards come at a fantastic time for cycling, and we’re thrilled so many people voted in our new-look London Cycling Awards, and congratulate our winners as well as everyone who was nominated… This has been an amazing year for cycling – more and more Londoners are enjoying cycling for their everyday journeys and it’s clear that cycling has really captured the imagination of the public.’


The full list of winners is:


Best London Cycling Initiative:?Transport for London ‘Safer Lorries’ procurement programme

Best Borough Cycling Initiative (joint award):?London Borough of Camden and City Of London, two-way cycling on one-way streets

Best Community Cycling Project:?London Bike Kitchen (pictured above)

Best Schools Cycling Initiative:?Hackney Bike Around The Borough

Best Workplace Cycling Initiative:?Heathrow Cycle Hub

Best Cycling Champion:?Sir Bradley Wiggins

Best Bike Brand:?Rapha

Best Product: ?Brompton folding bicycle

Best Cycling Communication:? website

Best Retailer:?Cycle Surgery


For further information on the London Cycling Campaign see



Saddle-up for the Big Ride

The London Cycling Campaign is planning their largest-ever event in support of safer streets in the Capital with the mass participation ‘Big Ride’ on Saturday April 28. Thousands are expected to take part in the campaign, with feeder rides from every London borough, along a safe and traffic-free route through the center which is intended to send a clear message to politicians (and in particular to the mayoral candidates) that urgent and radical action is needed to improve the cycling experience in what could be one of the most bike-friendly cities in the World.


With an assembly time of 11am for a noon start that will take riders through Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar and Parliament Squares for a 2pm finish on Victoria Embankment, participants are encouraged to either dress up or decorate their bikes in the red and white campaign colours. Even those on foot and skates are welcome to attend and help add some noise. As Mike Cavenett, Communications Manager for the London Cycling Campaign, writes: ‘If you ever ride a bike in London as a resident or a visitor – or even if you don’t, but just want our cities to be better places – we need you.’ Full details and route maps are available at



Tour du Danger

Saturday saw a somewhat unconventional city bike tour in London when what began as a fact-finding mission into the capital’s top accident spots organised by the Cyclists in the City blog escalated into a full-blow spectacle with several hundred participants. Rather pleasingly it became know as the ‘Tour de Danger’ and Cyclo can only hope it becomes an annual event to highlight the city’s black-spots. In the three weeks leading up to the TdD three cyclists had been killed in London, two on Bow roundabout alone – an area that the London Cycling Campaign is championing for change.


London’s ten deadliest spots, according to statistics from Transport for London are:


1 – Clapham Road/ Kennington Park Road/ Camberwell Road Junction

2 – St. George’s Road/London Road/ Elephant & Castle Junction Southwark

3 – Elephant & Castle/Newington Butts Roundabout

4 – Albert Embankment/Kennington Lane/ Wandsworth Road Junction

5 – Millbank/Lambeth Bridge Junction

6 – Hyde Park Corner Westminster

7 – Strand/Northumberland Avenue/Whitehall Junction (Trafalgar Square)

8 – Waterloo Road/ Stamford Street/ York Road Junction

9 – Clerkenwell Road/Farringdon Road Junction (Kings Cross)

10 – Mansion House Street/Princes Street/ Threadneedle Street