Links

CYCLING INFORMATION
London Fixed Gear and Single Speed Forum Not just for fixies. A brilliant, informative forum for all cyclists
www.lfgss.com
London Cycling Campaign Lobby group which is also a great source of information including social events and rides
www.lcc.org.uk
London Cyclist Refreshing look at cycling in the city (any city) from the London Cyclist blog
www.londoncyclist.co.uk
Cyclecraft The cycle bible - a fantastic guide to cycling for both adults and children.Recommended reading
www.cyclecraft.co.uk
Cyclists Touring Club offers a comprehensive and specialised service for the leisure and commuter cyclist
www.ctc.org.uk
Transport Xtra News from UK transport publications. Useful if you work in the biz
www.transportxtra.com

SOCIAL
Bicycle Film Festival A celebration of bicycles through film, art and music
www.bicyclefilmfestival.com
The Tweed Run The most stylish ride in London
http://tweedrun.com
Bike Week Find out about events in Bike Week
www.bikeweek.org.uk
The Bike Show Eclectic bicycle radio show
http://thebikeshow.net
London Bicycle Culture All things bike in and around London
www.londonbicycleculture.com

PLANNING YOUR JOURNEY
TfL - to plan your cycle journey deselect all boxes except cycling in the advanced options (for London only I'm afraid)
http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk
Free Cycle Maps - order free London cycle guides
https://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/roadusers/cycling/cycle-guides-request.aspx

MAINTENANCE
Sheldon Brown The best bike maintenance site from THE cycle guru
www.sheldonbrown.com
Park Tools Repair Blog Good guides for more advanced maintenance tasks. Designed to be useful for shop mechanics but if you are an amateur fixer that can handle some tech speak it's worth investigating
www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help
Bicycle Tutor Simple, easy to follow how-to videos for most maintenance tasks, delivered with a minimum of jargon
http://bicycletutor.com
MadeGood.bikes Social Enterprise. Good maintenance videos.
www.madegood.org
 

HELMETS
Balanced view and information on the use and effectiveness of cycle helmets from a number of sources:
www.cyclehelmets.org/index.html
www.ecf.com/
www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_helmet
www.cyclistsdefencefund.org.uk/

CYCLING IN EUROPE
European Cyclists Federation Website portal for European cyclist associations.
www.ecf.com

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT
Campaign for Better Transport help create transport policies and programmes
www.bettertransport.org.uk
Sustrans work on practical projects to encourage people to walk, cycle and use public transport, including the National Cycle Network (good cycle maps too)
www.sustrans.org.uk

REGIONAL AND NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
Transport for London useful info on journey planning, general cycling info, Barclays Hire scheme and training in London
www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling/
Bike Hub A joint initiative of the Bicycle Association and the Association of Cycle Traders via the Hub Levy scheme. It is a filter, listing the useful bike stuff on the Internet, deleting the duff
www.bikehub.co.uk

BUYING A BIKE
London Fixed Gear Single Speed Forum Find your local London bike shop through this LFGSS resource
www.lfgss.com/shops.html
Cycle to work scheme A number of different organisations administer the scheme for businesses. Here are a few:
www.bike2workscheme.co.uk
www.cyclescheme.co.uk

BIKE HIRE
Barclays Cycle Hire Information about the scheme and how to join
www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling/14808.aspx
Go Pedal! Local cycle hire business (cheaper (and probably more comfortable) than a Barclays bike if you wanted to hire a bike for the day)
www.gopedal.co.uk
On Your Bike Local cycle hire business - as above
www.onyourbike.com

CO-OPS
Sanford Community Cycling The Sanford Community Cycling Project aims to provide the training, tools and materials to ensure every one of our 130 co-operative members has access to a working bike and the skills to ride safely in central London. http://sanfordcommunitycycling.blogspot.com
Brixton Cycles - fab bike co-op shop
www.brixtoncycles.co.uk

Calverts Co-operative Design and Print
www.calverts.coop
Paper Back Recycled paper and boards
http://paperback.coop
OrganicLea A workers' co-operative growing food at Lea Valley
www.organiclea.org.uk
Co-operatives UK www.uk.coop
Co-operatives London http://ldn.coop