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Cycling news

Council’s vision for cycling receives award

Published on 22 September 2015

Cycling in the city

Southwark’s ambitious Cycling Strategy has been awarded at the first ever Cycling Planning Awards, winning the prize for best cycling network strategy.

New bike shelter hopes to increase cycling amongst residents


Published on 12 December 2014

Would-be cyclists at one housing block in Peckham have a brand new shelter to store their bikes thanks to Southwark Council’s Cleaner Greener Safer (CGS) funding.

Southwark Council launches new cycling strategy


Published on 22 October 2014

Southwark Council's cabinet has approved the borough's New Cycling Strategy for consultation.

Burgess BMX track celebrates success one year on

Burgess Park BMX

Published on 12 August 2014

Southwark’s nationally treasured BMX track in Burgess Park celebrates its first birthday in a fun-filled day of riding sessions and community sport this week.

Southwark signs up to support London's Safer Lorries Scheme

Southwark Council

Published on 7 August 2014

Southwark Council is putting its full support behind plans to introduce a London-wide Safer Lorries Scheme as part of its own raft of initiatives to become a cycle-friendly borough.

Response to reports concerning 20mph limit and cyclists

Southwark Council

Published on 24 July 2014

The council's response to reports concerning plans for a 20mph limit and how it would effect cyclists.

Southwark Council embarks on long term cycling vision with Dutch and Danish experts


Published on 30 June 2014

Southwark Council has become the first London council to work with Dutch and Danish cycling experts in a council-wide commitment to improving cycling in the borough.

London Mayor awards Southwark Council with £579,000 for cycling improvements


Published on 31 January 2014

The Mayor of London and Transport for London have awarded £579,000 to Southwark Council for key cycling improvements in the local community.

Southwark Leader calls on London's Mayor to host cycle summit


Published on 9 December 2013

The Leader of Southwark Council has called on Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to host a cycling safety summit, following six recent tragic deaths across the capital.

Southwark cyclist takes the prize with British Cycling and Sky Ride


Published on 28 November 2013

One lucky Southwark cyclist has received a money-can't-buy prize after riding his bike at British Cycling's Sky Ride Local in the borough.

£285,000 of funding awarded to support cycling in Dulwich and Herne Hill

Southwark council logo

Published on 5 November 2013

Southwark Council has been awarded £285,000 of funding from Transport for London (TfL) to deliver the Cycling to School Partnership in 2013/14 in Dulwich and Herne Hill.

British Cycling commends Southwark as London's new 'cycling Mecca' at BMX launch event

BMX track

Published on 19 August 2013

The Burgess Park BMX Track was hailed as the country's best by British Cycling at its official launch last week.

Southwark’s Olympic Legacy comes alive at the Herne Hill Velodrome

Herne Hill Velodrome

Published on 10 June 2013

Last week the new facilities at the last remaining 1948 London Olympic stadium - the Herne Hill Velodrome - was revealed as part of Southwark's £2m Olympic Legacy Fund.

South Bermondsey Bridge opens in Southwark as part of a major new cycling and walking route

South Bermondsey bridge

Published on 26 April 2013

The latest stage of a major new cycling and walking network in Southwark has been unveiled.

Southwark Council pledges Safer Lorries for Safer Cycling

LCC Safer Cycling

Published on 28 March 2013

Southwark Council has signed up to the London's Cycling Campaign's Safer Cycling pledge.

Residents' views wanted on £11m Camberwell Green regeneration


Published on 21 January 2013

Southwark Council is launching a major consultation into a £11 million project to regenerate Camberwell town centre, which includes proposals for Barclays Cycle Superhighway Route 5.

Upper Ground route closed to cyclists

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Published on 28 November 2012

Following consultation with TfL, cyclist groups and an independent consultant, Southwark Council has confirmed that Upper Ground is proposed to remain closed to cyclists until September 2013.

New pedestrian and cycle bridge for South Bermondsey

A new pedestrian and cycle bridge

Published on 27 November 2012

A new pedestrian and cycle bridge was installed over Rotherhithe New Road at South Bermondsey station in Southwark this weekend as part of a major £1.2m construction upgrade.

Cycle route on Upper Ground

Published on 9 October 2012

Southwark Council have issued a response to last week's meeting regarding the cycle route on Upper Ground.

Council responds to concerns over Upper Ground closure

Published on 25 September 2012

The Council has been working with the developers of a number significant sites in the Upper Ground area to minimise the impact of the developments on the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and car users.

Supporters celebrate Wiggins' Tour de France win

Published on 23 July 2012

Supporters of Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins were celebrating on Sunday at the Herne Hill Velodrome, where he began racing as a boy.

Exchanging places in a drive for cycle safety


Published on 13 June 2012

Cyclists will have the chance to sit in a lorry driver's cab to see where they need to be on the road in order to stay safe.

Over 100 cycle lockers destined for eight housing estates

Cycle lockers

Published on 29 March 2012

Planning permission has been granted for 102 new bike lockers which are due to be installed on eight Southwark estates by the end of May, council chiefs announced today.

Plans unveiled for cycle hub at Peckham Rye Station


Published on 14 March 2012

Plans for a £400,000 cycle hub with a cycle shop, maintenance workshop, CCTV monitored indoor secure bike parking and a controlled access system for Peckham Rye Station were unveiled today.

Council launches partnership with cycle group

People cycling in London

Published on 8 March 2012

Cyclists joined with Councillors and transport planners last week in the first collaborative meeting to make the borough safer.

New scheme to teach hundreds of pupils cycle safety


Published on 21 February 2012

Hundreds of children will be given free cycle safety training at school to help boost their confidence before they start to ride on the road, council chiefs announced today.

Cyclists and Southwark Council join together to create a safer borough for bikes over the next five years

A cyclist on Thames Path

Published on 8 February 2012

A new network of safe routes for cyclists is being identified across the borough and could be developed within the next five years, it was announced today.

Southwark supports The Times' Cities fit for cycling campaign

Published on 3 February 2012

Following the the launch of The Times' Cities fit for cycling campaign the Leader of Southwark Council has written to the paper lending the borough's support.

Leader of Southwark Council pledges his support for safer cycling

Published on 15 December 2011

Cllr Peter John, the leader of Southwark Council, today added his voice to the call for greater safety for cyclists on London’s roads.

Lessons on 'Boris Bikes' prove a real hit

Published on 25 November 2010

Barclays Bicycle Hire Scheme lessons proving popular in Southwark.

Save the Velodrome campaign

Published on 7 October 2010

The Save the Velodrome campaign continued last night at a public meeting held at Dulwich College.

Cyclists given life saving advice at safety awareness event

Published on 30 September 2010

Southwark Council and the police addressed the growing number of cycle casualties with a special training session on the dangers of large vehicles.

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