Category Archives: Cycling

Councillor claims: We can’t afford to reopen Arena stadium

Track where Olympic stars Donna Fraser, Martyn Rooney and Lawrence Okoye began their track and field careers is under threat after covid-19, as senior council figure claims it could cost £200,000 to reopen Oliver Lewis, the council cabinet member, last … Continue reading

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Shut Arena has Croydon trailing in national fitness campaign

With the government launching a £10million health awareness campaign to encourage the public to take more exercise and lead active and fitter lifestyles, it appears Croydon has made a false start. There’s mounting concern among some of the borough’s biggest … Continue reading

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Croydon BMX sessions, Norbury Park, every Saturday

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GLL Foundation seeks applications for 2019 round of funding

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Croydon BMX club is riding high with new sessions for 2019

The Croydon BMX club is back in the saddle this Saturday for its regular weekly sessions at the custom-built track in Norbury Park, from 9am.

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BMXercise women-only sessions, Norbury, every Saturday

Croydon BMXercise has started up again, at Norbury Park’s special BMX track.

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Croydon BMX sessions, Thu and Sat, Norbury Park

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Council to save £100,000 by axing 2018 Croydon CycleFest

WALTER CRONXITE reports on an excellent cost saving by the council which passed by entirely unmentioned at this week’s Town Hall budget meetings Council leader Tony Newman’s bike race, which has cost Croydon Council Tax-payers at least £300,000 since 2015, … Continue reading

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World Cycling Revival, Herne Hill Velodrome, Jun 14-16

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Herne Hill Veoldrome in appeal for Cycling Revival volunteers

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Free Bikeability cycling courses, Croydon Arena, Oct 25-27

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Council’s commitment to cycling is only a virtual reality

After spending at least £300,000 in three years on staging the under-sponsored Croydon CycleFarce road races around the town centre, the council’s “commitment” to encouraging cycling in the borough remains only a virtual reality. As Tony Newman, Jo Negrini and … Continue reading

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Mayor urged to make Games bid centred on Crystal Palace

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has received a proposal to bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games – centred on south London, with Crystal Palace National Sports Centre undergoing a substantial, and overdue, refurbishment. With the Rio Olympics underway and … Continue reading

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Croydon schoolboy is rewarded for his Peake performances

A pupil from a Croydon school has just had an out-of-this-world experience, meeting British astronaut Tim Peake at a reception in No 10 Downing Street. Michael Eagling, 15, was invited to the event, hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May, after … Continue reading

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Croydon needs to race for a Superhighway for a real legacy

CROYDON COMMENTARY: After three deadly accidents involving cyclists in Croydon in the past month, AUSTEN COOPER says that our borough’s roads are overdue a modern transport infrastructure Tomorrow evening sees the return of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series that last … Continue reading

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Cyclists set to snub £150 entry fee for charity bike race

Croydon’s cyclists seem likely to snub the £150 entry fee being demanded by the organisers of a charity event being staged as part of the town centre bike race next month. It is the second year that Croydon has staged … Continue reading

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Coulsdon cycle shop stages St George’s Day celebration

Cycling Made Easy in Coulsdon is staging a special bike ride on St George’s Day, April 23, to mark 125 years of cycling in the town. They say, “When we found out that our building, 226 Brighton Road, Coulsdon had … Continue reading

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BMX track should put Norbury Park in the fast lane

CROYDON COMMENTARY: With a background in landscape architecture, and an interest in getting a BMX track for Coulsdon, LEWIS WHITE went along to the council’s community engagement day in Norbury Park on Saturday to see what is really on offer … Continue reading

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Council freewheels into new row over Norbury BMX track

The council is staging what it calls a “community day” in Norbury Park this Saturday, where many hope that Tony Newman, the council leader, will get to demonstrate his relatively new-found enthusiasm for bicycling. Or, more accurately, what they call … Continue reading

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It’s jams today and jams tomorrow with TfL’s Fiveways scheme

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Transport for London’s announcement this week of its preferred option for a road scheme at the Purley Way by Waddon Station has generally been regarded as the least bad of two bad choices. Here, AUSTEN COOPER highlights some … Continue reading

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Cycle event organisers snub Croydon after £148,000 race

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, with another exclusive which exposes poor planning and management from our council Croydon’s Council Tax-payers have been taken for another ride, this time on the back of a racing bicycle. The “international” cycle race staged … Continue reading

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Council has no proper benefit analysis on £148,000 cycle race

Transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, crunches some numbers and finds that Croydon Council forked out £148,000 for one night’s cycle racing in the town centre and has absolutely no idea whether they got value for money Here’s a combination of words … Continue reading

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Beginners’ duathlon, Croydon Arena, Aug 30

Croydon Arena is to stage beginners’ duathlon this Sunday, August 30, aimed at those who want to give the run-bike-run sport, a variant of the triathlon, their first… try. Staged in the enclosed, secure athletics stadium in South Norwood, the … Continue reading

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Council provides a cycle hub after removing the spokes

Only in Croydon. The grand opening of a cycle hub and hire scheme at East Croydon last week had to be postponed… because of a collision on George Street between a bus and a pedestrian, which saw the road closed … Continue reading

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Tooting Triathlon Relay, Tooting Bec Lido, Sep 27

Online entry for the 2015 Relay Tri is open!

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