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Dalston’s Kingsbury Road pedestrian and cyclist bridge has reopened
Dalston’s Kingsbury Road pedestrian and cyclist bridge has reopened

Dalston’s Kingsbury Road pedestrian and cyclist bridge has reopened

An important cycle and pedestrian route over the London Overground in Dalston has reopened after Network Rail completed bridge replacement works.

Apr
15
Hammersmith Bridge to get a long-term cycle lane
Hammersmith Bridge to get a long-term cycle lane

Hammersmith Bridge to get a long-term cycle lane

The long running saga over repairs to the Hammersmith Bridge took an unexpected turn when the Department for Transport approved funding for a new semi-permanent cycle lane across the bridge.

Apr
08
Closing the Gap as Cycleway 4 connects Greenwich to London Bridge
Closing the Gap as Cycleway 4 connects Greenwich to London Bridge

Closing the Gap as Cycleway 4 connects Greenwich to London Bridge

There's no need to mind the gap anymore, as it has become easier to cycle from Greenwich to London Bridge after a break in the cycle lane at a busy road junction was closed.

Mar
06
Tickets Alert: Tweed Run is back for genteel cycling around London
Tickets Alert: Tweed Run is back for genteel cycling around London

Tickets Alert: Tweed Run is back for genteel cycling around London

Fancy a charming jaunt around the sights of London in a decorous style becoming of the Edwardian upper middle classes?

Feb
27
Hammersmith Bridge will reopen to cyclists next week
Hammersmith Bridge will reopen to cyclists next week

Hammersmith Bridge will reopen to cyclists next week

Hammersmith Bridge will re-open to cyclists, cargo bikes and e-scooters from Tuesday 13th February, but only for about ten weeks.

Feb
08
Cycle hiring around Watford expands to neighbouring councils
Cycle hiring around Watford expands to neighbouring councils

Cycle hiring around Watford expands to neighbouring councils

Cycle hiring around Watford is expanding after three neighbouring councils in Hertfordshire signed up for the same cycle hire scheme.

Jan
31
TfL adding 1,400 more e-bikes to hire and the day pass is coming back
TfL adding 1,400 more e-bikes to hire and the day pass is coming back

TfL adding 1,400 more e-bikes to hire and the day pass is coming back

There will be a big increase in e-bikes that can be hired from Transport for London's cycle hire scheme this summer, and the all-day pass is being restored for people hiring bikes.

Jan
22
Cycling improvements planned for Woolwich town centre
Cycling improvements planned for Woolwich town centre

Cycling improvements planned for Woolwich town centre

There could be new dedicated cycle lanes through central Woolwich in southeast London if a consultation comes out in favour of the improvements.

Jan
15
Google Maps partners with TfL to prioritize safer cycling routes in London
Google Maps partners with TfL to prioritize safer cycling routes in London

Google Maps partners with TfL to prioritize safer cycling routes in London

Google Maps will soon start to prioritise safer, quieter roads when giving cycling instructions for journeys within London -- thanks to an information sharing partnership with Transport for London (TfL).

Oct
11
2023
TfL cycle hire network expands to South Clapham
TfL cycle hire network expands to South Clapham

TfL cycle hire network expands to South Clapham

London's most southerly cycle hire docking station opened recently, when TfL expanded the network into South Clapham.

Sep
28
2023
Half price offer on TfL’s cycle hire scheme
Half price offer on TfL’s cycle hire scheme

Half price offer on TfL’s cycle hire scheme

The standard monthly subscription charge to use a Santander cycle hire bike has been halved for the next few days.

Sep
21
2023
Cycle lanes will return to Kensington High Street
Cycle lanes will return to Kensington High Street

Cycle lanes will return to Kensington High Street

Kensington High Street will get its cycle lanes back after a consultation found a majority support for them. However, the new cycle lanes will be advisory only — not the partially segregated cycle lanes that were controversially removed in 2021.

Jul
21
2023
TfL proposes a special “bike bus” for cyclists to use the Silvertown Tunnel
TfL proposes a special “bike bus” for cyclists to use the Silvertown Tunnel

TfL proposes a special “bike bus” for cyclists to use the Silvertown Tunnel

When it opens, cyclists wont be allowed to use the new Silvertown Tunnel but could be offered a specially adapted shuttle bus to carry their bikes through the tunnel.

Jul
17
2023
Barking & Dagenham residents can request a cycle hanger near their home
Barking & Dagenham residents can request a cycle hanger near their home

Barking & Dagenham residents can request a cycle hanger near their home

People living in the Barking & Dagenham council area are being invited to submit locations that could have a cycle hanger installed.

Jun
21
2023
London’s first Action Plan to promote the growth of cargo bikes
London’s first Action Plan to promote the growth of cargo bikes

London’s first Action Plan to promote the growth of cargo bikes

The slow but steady growth in the use of cargo bikes could speed up, with plans to make them easier to use in London.

Mar
31
2023
Cycle hire cargo bikes expand into Westminster
Cycle hire cargo bikes expand into Westminster

Cycle hire cargo bikes expand into Westminster

A fleet of electric cargo bikes are being rolled out in Westminster, as a pilot project to see if they encourage local people to switch from motor vehicles for moving modest amounts of parcels.

Mar
29
2023
London’s cycle hire scheme has its busiest year ever
London’s cycle hire scheme has its busiest year ever

London’s cycle hire scheme has its busiest year ever

Transport for London's (TfL) cycle hire scheme saw more bikes hired during 2022 than any other year in the scheme’s history, with 11.5 million rentals across the year.

Jan
06
2023
New cycleway between Holloway and Finsbury Park construction starts this month
New cycleway between Holloway and Finsbury Park construction starts this month

New cycleway between Holloway and Finsbury Park construction starts this month

Construction of a new experimental cycle lane, Cycleway 50, between Holloway and Finsbury Park will start later this month, as TfL announces plans for a consultation when the route opens.

Jan
04
2023
TfL offering discounted cycle hire for Black Friday weekend
TfL offering discounted cycle hire for Black Friday weekend

TfL offering discounted cycle hire for Black Friday weekend

If you make use of the Santander cycle hire bikes from TfL, there's a Black Friday style sale on their monthly and annual subscription services.

Nov
25
2022
Testing TfL’s new e-bike hire scheme
Testing TfL’s new e-bike hire scheme

Testing TfL’s new e-bike hire scheme

Last week, 500 new e-bikes joined TfL's existing Santander cycle hire scheme, but what are they like to ride?

Oct
11
2022
TfL launches e-bikes for hire
TfL launches e-bikes for hire

TfL launches e-bikes for hire

Transport for London's (TfL) existing cycle hire scheme has been joined by 500 electric bikes today.

Oct
06
2022
TfL’s cycle hire costs to go up next month
TfL’s cycle hire costs to go up next month

TfL’s cycle hire costs to go up next month

The cost of hiring one of TfL's bicycles will rise next month as they scrap the daily charge and replace it with a per-use rate instead.

Aug
12
2022
Brompton’s folding bikes can now be hired with a simple daily charge
Brompton’s folding bikes can now be hired with a simple daily charge

Brompton’s folding bikes can now be hired with a simple daily charge

It's not hugely well known, but the folding bike company, Brompton also hires bikes out, and they've streamlined the hiring process to make it easier to use.

Jul
26
2022
Save money on TfL Cycle Hire with an annual pass
Save money on TfL Cycle Hire with an annual pass

Save money on TfL Cycle Hire with an annual pass

The usual daily charge to hire a bike from TfL's cycle hire scheme normally costs £2 per day, but it can be as low as 25p if you don't mind paying upfront.

Jul
12
2022