Our workshop is homeless

13th October 2006: The Recycling Shop in the Nightingale Estate, ‘temporary’ home to our twice-monthly Thursday evening workshop for the last few years, has been suddenly and unavoidably closed for health and safety reasons. We are very grateful to East London Recycling Partnership for hosting us there all this time, but we are now on […]

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Hackney Cyclists has a rides programme!

When it comes to organising rides, we’ve been put in the shade for years by our neighbouring borough LCC groups, especially Tower Hamlets Wheelers and their excellent rides programme. But now, thanks to our hard-working workshop wizard Adam Thompson, Hackney Cyclists have a great new series of rides of our own, running from September to November and […]

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Number plates for bikes proposal shelved

London mayor Ken Livingstone has backpedalled on his silly-season proposal that cyclists should have number plates, under pressure from LCC, its thousands of members, and pretty much everyone else in the capital. Jennette Arnold, Hackney’s London assembly member, commented: “I agree that a registration scheme for cyclists is unnecessary and unworkable… in my view, we do […]

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Hog Hill to be temporary replacement for Eastway

The recent consultation on the relocation of the Eastway cycle circuit demonstrated that current users are strongly in favour of the Hog Hill site, and the London Development Agency (LDA) has decided to pursue that as its preferred option. The full consultation report is available on the LDA website, where you are also invited to […]

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Hackney cycle trainer wins award

Congratulations to Sofia Mergia, cycle trainer with STA Bikes, who been recognised as an Outstanding Adult Learner by the National Institute of Continuing and Adult Education. She picked up her award from John Bird, founder and director of The Big Issue, at City University on 24 May. Sally Haywill of STA Bikes said: “Sofia’s winning this […]

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Bike breakfast with BBC London

Next Friday, 26th May, we’ll be joining BBC London 94.9 as it broadcasts the breakfast show from Hackney town hall square (Mare Street E8), as part of its tour of London to explore the question ‘Is London fit for 2012?’. Drop by between 7am and 9.30am for free coffee and croissants courtesy of ourselves and Hackney Council’s […]

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Bikes on trains — LCC responds to Silverlink

The LCC has responded to the train operating company Silverlink’s consultation on their cycle policy, which recently took a turn for the worse, affecting the North London Line service which runs through Hackney and provides a very handy fast-forward for bike-rail journeys around London. Thanks to Susie Morrow, chair of LCC’s cycle parking and carriage […]

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Cycling in Hackney News April / May 1999

Just the one story this time, but it’s a good one… Seven Sisters road space victory If you’ve got a wide road, you can provide wide lanes for sustainable transport, and narrow down the space for private motor traffic – that’s the important precedent that has been set in a breakthrough decision on one of […]

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