Bike the Bounds of Hackney, 11th June, 2016

Come along on this traditional ride to ride all the way around our lovely home borough! Harking vaguely back to traditions of ‘beating the bounds’ of local parishes, the ride is around 20 miles long and takes approximately four hours. It is a study in the contrasts between the surprisingly varied landscapes and cityscapes of […]

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Secondhand bikes

Many people prefer to get into cycling gently without shelling out too much money for bikes or components. London has a number of dealers who sell affordable secondhand bikes. Call them entry-level drugs. Most of these shops are outside the borough boundary, but we list them here for your convenience. In Hackney, the Hackney Peddler […]

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Repair services that come to you

Repair services that come to you: Ad Hoc Bike Doc 07946 261165 Jonathan Edwards turns up by bike at your workplace to service, repair, de-squeak and tweak, fit accessories, tune and build wheels and generally get you back on the road. £10 callout (includes the first 20 minutes); plus £5 per 20 mins after that. […]

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Hackney local elections 2014

OUR MANIFESTO What will they do for cycling? Hackney has led the resurgence of cycling in London for more than a decade. Many factors have contributed to this, especially influential among which have been the policies and decisions of Hackney’s elected mayor and councillors. But the job is far from finished. Yes, one in five […]

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Cat and Mutton Bridge Car Free Day

What’s happening? A one-day experiment to make Cat & Mutton canal bridge car-free, as part of European Mobility Week. When? Saturday 22nd September 2012, during normal market hours Where? The canal bridge just south of Broadway Market, Hackney (plus the bridge approaches). See the green area on the map below. Who’s organising this? Hackney Living […]

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Presentation on green spaces to Hackney council’s scrutiny commission

We were recently invited to give a presentation to Hackney’s scrutiny commission, which is currently reviewing the use of green spaces. The presentation went well, and the councillors seemed happy to accept our recommendations, which broadly were in favour of shared use with pedestrian priority. The key points we made are included on our presentation […]

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HomeBikePark: parking solutions for residents

HomeBikePark is our residential cycle parking project, set up to kick-start the provision of secure, convenient cycle parking for residents of social housing in Hackney. Cycling is getting more popular, more quickly in Hackney than anywhere else in the country (according to Census 2001). We know it’s a quick, reliable, healthy way to get around. […]

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