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Cycle accident on Seven Hills Road

According to the BBC news a cyclist was involved in a collision with a van on Seven Hills Road on November 19th. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/surrey/7738733.stm

Is James Daley above the law?

Last week James Daley, a columnist in The Independent admits that he ran a red light on his bike. He was listening to an iPod as well at the time. Here's his confession: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/james-daley-anothe... I expect the Metropolitan Police will want to have a word with him. If you want to have a word with him his email address is: j.daley@independent.co.uk

Bikes on Trains Petition

Sign this petition if you think that the railways should make better provision for bicycles on trains: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/bikes-on-trains/ And if you sign it, pass on the link to at least two other people.

West End Congestion Charge Zone

Boris Johnson has committed to scrapping the western extension to the congestion charge zone. This is bad news for the environment, bad news for public transport, bad news for Londoner's health and bad news for cyclists. On the other hand it is good news for, um, traffic jams and ... well, nothing else really. Well done Boris.

Xcel Cycle Route

A new signed cycle route has been created linking Xcel Leisure Centre in Walton and Hersham railway station. Details of the route can be viewed here [pdf]. Strategically this route is excellent. At the Xcel end it also connects to National Cycle Route 4 which helps to build a network of usable routes.
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