Cycling

Female cyclist killed in Amhurst Park Road collision

Female cyclist killed in Amhurst Park Road collision

  A cyclist died on Tuesday morning following a collision with a lorry in Stamford Hill. The woman was knocked down by a 32 ton waste container lorry, carrying scrap metal lorry making a tight left turn from Seven Sister Rd into Amhurst Park just before 8 am Tuesday, 20 January. A Met Police spokesperson […]

Tour de France comes to Hackney this summer

Tour de France comes to Hackney this summer

The best cyclists in the world will be speeding through the streets of Hackney this summer. The route for Stage 3 of the Tour de France has been confirmed, and it includes Ruckholt Road, East Way and Waterden Road in the Hackney Wick area. The competitors will then race through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park […]

London’s top cycling spot is Hackney

London’s top cycling spot is Hackney

  Hackney residents are the keenest cyclists in London according to newly released figures from the 2011 Census. One in seven residents now use a bike to get to work, more than use a car.  In some areas of the borough as many as 20% of people cycle to their job. This is three and […]

Lorry and cyclist safety event at Bow Roundabout

Lorry and cyclist safety event at Bow Roundabout

The Met Police will be holding it’s  ‘Exchanging Places’ event for cyclists, on Monday 16 January, on the eastbound slip road to the roundabout close to M’scDonalds, between 7am and 10am. The event aims to reduce collisions between cyclists and HGVs.  Cyclists will be given the chance to sit in the driver’s seat of a […]

Hackney cyclists get a chance to exchange places with HGV drivers

Hackney cyclists get a chance to exchange places with HGV drivers

Encouraging cyclists to safe cycling this winter, Hackney Council have co-ordinated an event, hosted by the Council’s Streetscene Team, in partnership with the Metropolitan Police. Cyclists can ride in and get a free, on-the-spot bike health check and free bike marking. They can also exchange places with an HGV driver to help them understand how […]