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LCC's #theBigRide in Piccadilly

10,000 riders on LCC's #theBigRide

Sounds generated by blocks tumbling onto these aluminium tubes on this contraption by http://www.willembliss.co.uk/ See #37275 for a short vid.

Beautiful sounds from the aluminium tubes on this contraption by http://www.willembliss.co.uk/ at LCC's #theBigRide See also #37276.

The start of London Cycling Campaign's #theBigRide crossing Park Lane to the sound of Queen's I want to Ride my Bicycle.

Riders arriving for #theBigRide

Big queue for the Boris bikes at Hyde Park Corner. There are plenty of bikes for hire, but just one terminal, with a lot of people needing to use the terminal due to most being a casual user. There might be Boris Bikes in this area, but ... [more]

The new 'shared space' at the top of Exhibition Road - really just a dual carriageway (two lanes each way) with a fancy surface - there's less traffic than before, so the 20mph limit is usually ignored.

The new 'shared space' at the top of Exhibition Road - really just a dual carriageway (two lanes each way) with a fancy surface - there's less traffic than before, so the 20mph limit is usually ignored.

Roundabout on Exhibition Road shared space; not enough cycle parking

New shared space on Exhibition Rd with Boris-bike station

Cycles parked by the Regent's Canal, photo taken from a boat.

Cycle parking is available in the St John's Wood car park.

Cycle parking is available in the St John's Wood car park.

Cycle cut-through at road closure.

Pretty awkward right turn on the London Cycle Network

No cycling on Primrose Hill - though the route ahead would be an ideal alternative to Prince Albert Road.

This bike is secured to the seat of this bus stop - made more discrete by having the same colour scheme.

Near King's college these railings make up for the shortage of cycle parking.

A few racks and Boris Bike stands.

A few Sheffield style cycle racks.

Royal Courts of Justice

Cycle hoops on both sides of the road on this boundary to the square mile. http://www.cyclehoop.com/

Boris bikes in Chancery Lane

Since the removal of cycle parking in Leicester Square, there is an urgent need for it in nearby streets. The presence of phone boxes is usually a good indication of a feasible cycle parking site.

Since the removal of cycle parking in Leicester Square, there is an urgent need for it in nearby streets. The presence of phone boxes is usually a good indication of a feasible cycle parking site.

The deprecated double-decker cycle parking on platform 8 at Paddington railway station. Signs request removal of bikes by about 10 days ago.

Sign reads: "Following a trial of the double tier rack, Westminster City Council and English Heritage have indicated their opposition to any use of such racking in a permanent design, as being too visability intrusive and not in keeping to ... [more]

On-platform cycle parking at Paddington railway station. In the distance there is some deprecated double-decker cycle parking, see #33013.

The Olympic authorities (or maybe Royal Parks) have got the right idea for temporary road closures. No through motor traffic here for a month, but the pavement has been converted to a cycleway.

Two unicyclists give a highly entertaining show at Covent Garden. This is only a flavour of it, and of course you have to be there. We gave a good contribution at the end, so I don't think they'll mind us featuring this short clip.

Simon Nuttall with a Boris Bike

OpenCycleMap and OpenStreetMap featured at the Sense and the City exhibition, at the London Transport Museum

Bike Hub app and CycleStreets featured at the Sense and the City exhibition, at the London Transport Museum

Bike Hub app and CycleStreets featured at the Sense and the City exhibition, at the London Transport Museum

Bike Hub app and CycleStreets featured at the Sense and the City exhibition, at the London Transport Museum

Cycling from Kensington to Hyde Park

Olympic cycling events causing disruption already in central London! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-14520510

Bile Hub app and CycleStreets featured in London Transport Museum's 'Sense and the city' exhibition

Bile Hub app and CycleStreets featured in London Transport Museum's 'Sense and the city' exhibition

OpenCycleMap featured in London Transport Museum's 'Sense and the city' exhibition

There are a number of Cycle Hire scheme racks in this area - but nowhere to leave your ordinary bike. See picture. A good place for multiple racks would be in the cut-through to Portman Close. Remove the (untended) plant pots and put 6 bike ... [more]

CycleStreets developers in London town for another business meeting.

Another good thing about the Boris Bike scheme is that you now often see the sight of people in their suit and tie on a bike - in this case one of the cyclestreets developers passing through Chinatown.

A decent width cycle lane and double-red lines on Victoria Embankment.

These Boris Bike racks seem to be the nearest ones to Parliament.

Good quality cycle parking can be found near to Parliament.

Cycle lane through Admiralty Arch.

The Wesley Cafe in the basement of this building is a good place for a hot drink and food in this area.

A meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group at the end of the MP's bike ride in Bike Week 2011. Julian Huppert (centre) chairs, with Parliamentary under Secretary for Department for Transport, Norman Baker on his left.

Simon representing CycleStreets and Cambridge Cycling Campaign (with Jim in the background on the left) at the end of the MP's bike ride during Bike Week 2011. Parliamentary under secretary for the Department for Transport, Norman Baker is ... [more]

Outspoken delivers the cycling message to Parliament at the end of the MP's bike ride during Bike Week 2011.

The MP's bike ride in Bike Week 2011 arrives at Parliament.

The MP's bike ride during BikeWeek 2011 arrives at Parliament.

The MPs' bike ride in BikeWeek 2011.

The MP's bike ride in Bike Week 2011.

Riding through Admiralty Arch on the MP's bike ride - with our police escort.

Cycle Superhighway 8 (southbound) passing Millbank Tower. This picture shows how the bright blue surfacing stands out, and the clear labelling of the route number. (See also #31045)

Cycle Superhighway 8 on Millbank in London. The blue cycleway stands out very clearly, and is of a reasonable width.

Sign explaining the changes on Exhibition Road. This £30 million project eventually opened, see: http://www2.imperial.ac.uk/blog/reporter/2012/02/02/boris-johnson-opens-transformed-exhibition-road/

Redevelopment of Exhibition Road - see #30666.

Boris Bike station

Good cycle lane

Boris Bikes

Boris Bikes

TfL promotional poster

(False) one way street two ways for cyclists.

Ten fairly newly established cycle racks - the closest we've so far found to the Department for Transport's offices.

The windows on a tall building colour this cycle route and give our webmaster a shock of red hair.

Traffic in using the road in front of this famous hotel drives on the right.

"All of these bikes are in the driver's blind spot. Undertaking at junctions can be fatal." True, as left-turning vehicles are one of the biggest threats to cycling. The THINK! budget has been severely slashed in the current round of ... [more]

The location is not quite right - but this is a nice surprise to find all these cycle racks here.

Obvious site for a cycle crossing of Regent Street

Pedestrian priority in Hyde Park

Overcrowded cycle parking at Paddington station.

More stands please. There are currently only 4 stands which are regularly full to the brim (see photo)

Ramped access to the River Terrace of Somerset House - nice, but not as yet a through route.

A very flashy ride (not locked).

A very flashy ride (not locked).

Numerous employees in this building either cycle to work now, or would like to, but there is no obvious place to lock up a bike - all the railings in the area are forbidden to bikes on threat of removal.

A trishaw waits in the traffic - taken from the front seats of the double decker bus.

Lots of space here, nice cycle route

Lots of space here, nice cycle route

Pegasus Crossing (note the high button)

Pegasus Crossing (note the high button)

Artwork near cycle route through the royal parks, taken by the Boris-Bike user in the reflection.

Artwork near cycle route through the royal parks

Cycle route through the royal parks

Cycle route through the royal parks

Cycle route through the royal parks

Boris bike station

Bikes parked precariously against these railings. Spot in front to put proper cycle parking in.

The Inns of Court are not very cycle-friendly (despite being an Oxbridge-style haven in the heart of London).

Road closure (with redundant right-turn road markings)

Belgrave Road cycle hire docking point

Boris Bikes

Covent Garden

Purporting as "Cycling Safety" this is a video made of a laptop showing a page that has been removed from the official Department for Transport's "Tales of the Road" site. Participants are invited to bash the children over the head with ... [more]

One-block stretch of on-footway cycle track to link up on-road routes.

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