Tag Archives: Cycling

Road closures make sense – now and when lockdown is over

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Road closures to motor vehicles during the coronavirus lockdown in an area around South Norwood have found approval with at least one cyclist as they travel to work. ROB CALLENDER, right, explains I work a second job part-time … Continue reading

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Beddington Park Bike Fest, Church Road, Sep 21

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Works to begin to instal segregated cycle lane at Bedford Park

A new cycle lane and signalling improvements will make it easier for cyclists to access central Croydon. The work on Bedford Park will begin on Monday. Once the lane is installed, cyclists will be able to safely cycle against the … Continue reading

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

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Free Bikeability cycling courses, Croydon Arena, Apr 5-12

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Bookings open now for summer holiday Bikeability courses

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Croydon inter-faith bike ride and picnic, June 5

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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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Magazines get on their bikes to leave Croydon, taking 50 jobs

Croydon may be staging a bike race around the town centre’s streets again later this year, but Cycling Weekly, which has been covering the sport for 125 years, won’t any longer be based in our borough by the time the … Continue reading

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Newman spends six-figure sum to get back on his bike

Croydon will be staging an evening’s cycling racing this summer after all, as council leader Tony Newman and his cabinet authorised the spending of an estimated six-figure sum for the town centre to host a stage of the Pearl Izumi … Continue reading

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Inter-faith bike ride and picnic in the park, June 14

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UnConnected Croydon where cycle lanes become dead ends

CROYDON COMMENTARY: AUSTEN COOPER, of Croydon Cyclists, responds to our exclusive report last week that a single night’s bike racing in the town centre is receiving £148,000 of public cash The £50 million spent by Connected Croydon on ripping up … Continue reading

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Opening up new routes will give cyclists their park life

CROYDON COMMENTARY: A scheme to allow cyclists to ride through some of Croydon’s parks needs your support, writes KRISTIAN GREGORY As Croydon Council moves towards legalising cycling in Park Hill Park, I’ve been asked if the Croydon Cycling Campaign thinks … Continue reading

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UKIP’s McKenzie goes hurtling towards a speed bump

AUSTEN COOPER, of the Croydon Cycling Campaign, is familiar with handlebars, and also Twitter handles. And yesterday he noticed something suspicious as some in UKIP decided to attack road safety measures that are proven to save lives Something out of … Continue reading

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£3m of riot fund spending in South End is “hostile” to cyclists

South End, one of the main routes into and out of the centre of Croydon, today remains a building site, reducing the amount of passing trade able to visit local bars, restaurants and other shops nearly two months after a … Continue reading

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Herne Hill Velodrome school holiday cycling sessions

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Don’t persecute cyclists as they are forced off the roads

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Earlier this week, another cyclist was killed on the roads of south London, this time after a collision involving a local authority dust cart. When it comes to traffic control, KRISTIAN GREGORY, pictured left, believes the police have … Continue reading

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Dis-Connected Croydon put on the rack over cycle installation

ANDREW DICKINSON got on his bike when he saw the latest example of ill-considered spending of public money on the streets of South Croydon Don’t get me wrong. As a cyclist, I want to see more cycle lanes and secure … Continue reading

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Making Space for Cycling benefits more than just cyclists

The debate on the provision, or lack of it, for Croydon’s cyclists continues. Here, KRISTIAN GREGORY, pictured left, outlines how good investment in safe cycling routes can benefit many more people than just those who cycle This time last year, … Continue reading

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Cyclists’ manifesto wants end to ‘carnage’ on Croydon’s roads

Croydon cyclists are feeling ignored and unloved. And it’s not just because they take their lives in their hands almost daily when they get cut up by speeding motor vehicles seemingly at every junction. This week Croydon again missed out … Continue reading

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Council’s six 20mph zone proposals criticised as “pathetic”

A council proposal to introduce trial 20mph zones on six of the borough’s roads near schools has been described as “pathetic” and “uninspiring” by local road safety and cycling campaigners. Croydon Council is to discuss the proposal, funded with £200,000 … Continue reading

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Ten miles off-road to Greenwich by bike: what a Breeze

An initiative to encourage women back to cycling is gathering speed, and has seen four locals test a 10-mile off-road route from Croydon all the way to Greenwich last Saturday. They found the journey a breeze. The cyclists are all … Continue reading

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Death on the roads and achieving a new cycle for transport

JASON COBB is a long-time blogger on Lambeth, with a broader interest in all things sarf London, a lido swimmer, a Surrey cricket fan who enjoys watching non-league football, and who travels to work by bike. After the deaths of … Continue reading

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Addiscombe councillors consult over 20mph zones

Councillors in Addiscombe are holding a ward-wide consultation on the introduction of 20mph zones in the area’s residential streets. A letter and reply postcard will be delivered to every household over the next few weeks asking residents their views on … Continue reading

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Where there’s a wheel, there ought to be a way for cyclists

Croydon is scarred by urban motorways that divide the borough, cutting off people from their homes and work. KRISTIAN GREGORY, of the Croydon Cycling Campaign, says it is time to make people more of a priority than cars The picture … Continue reading

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