We are a group of Croydon locals who want to see Croydon transformed into a city that is welcoming to cyclists of all ages and abilities. We work with the council to encourage high quality provision for cycling, organise rides and socials and campaign tirelessly for a real cycling revolution. You can check out the latest news on our blog below or check out our contacts page for other ways to get in touch or get involved.
January 26th, 2014 by

A track record of under-investment Croydon Council has a poor record of investment in cycling – compared to other London boroughs, it has asked for less money, so got less and then spent less than it was given. Using data obtained via a Freedom of Information request, we know that in the financial years 2006/7 to 2009/10, Croydon applied to Transport for London to spend £2.8m on building the “London Cycle Network Plus” network of cycle-friendly streets and other pro-cycling measures. It received £1.8m to do that and in the years 2006/6 to 2008/9 spent […]

September 22nd, 2013 by

Dear Tom, I am writing to you on behalf of Croydon Cycling Campaign, the local branch of the London Cycling Campaign, (which is the world’s largest urban cycling group and the voice of over 11,000 people who cycle in the capital). We welcome the plans for toucan crossings to be put on Wellesley Road at its junctions with Bedford Park Road and Lansdowne Road. This is a positive move, both for cyclists and pedestrians, and its achievement through the removal of the subways is something that we hope to see replicated elsewhere in the borough. […]

May 21st, 2013 by

Found a Croydon Cycling Campaign tag on your bike? This week Croydon Cycling Campaign have been getting the word out about who we are and our drive for a liveable city where cycling is a pleasant and safe experience which all ages and abilities can enjoy. By reaching out to as many people as possible we can further grow our strength and influence and build up a cycling community that is strong enough for cycling to get the recognition it deserves from our politicians. We need people to know who we are, keep in touch, […]

March 7th, 2013 by

Boris Johnson and TFL have announced the most ambitious plans for cycling the capital has ever seen. Almost £1 billion is due to be spent across London, focused on rebuilding London’s roads to make cycling safe, convenient and inviting to people of all ages and abilities. The ambitious plans include a 15 mile separated cycle route across the centre of London, a grid of routes in the city centre dedicated to cycling and an outer network of quiet routes along residential streets. However, Croydon could miss out on all this. These projects will not be […]

December 19th, 2012 by

We have had a second article published with local political blog Inside-Croydon, this time covering the events leading up to the cycling death on Mitcham Road and the aftermath. http://insidecroydon.com/2012/12/19/council-ignored-danger-warnings-over-deadly-mitcham-road/    

December 12th, 2012 by

We have published an article on our vision for cycling with local political blog “Inside-Croydon”. Please visit the site to read the article, we hope you find it an interesting read and will be convinced to share this vision also! http://insidecroydon.com/2012/12/12/where-theres-a-wheel-there-ought-to-be-a-way-for-cyclists

November 11th, 2012 by

The Croydon Cycle Forum is a meeting held by the council 3 times a year with representatives from all the active cycling organisations in the borough.  It is an opportunity to meet with a small number of councillors (Cllrs Wright, Chatterjee for the council, opposition councillor Kathy Bee), council officers and other cycling groups to discuss matters relating to cycling in Croydon.  The most recent meeting was held on Tuesday 6th November, and was my first opportunity to go along and see if I could make a difference. So I joined local cycling champions Austen […]

November 3rd, 2012 by

We thank Caroline Pidgeon  (Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, Chair of the London Assembly’s Transport Committee and Deputy Chair of the Police and Crime Committee) for raising the following question with the Mayor of London (and to Ian Wingrove, Green Group Press Liaison Officer for distilling and passing on the information). The LIP is the Local Implementation Plan (LIP), a statutory plan setting out how Croydon Council intends to implement the London Mayor’s Transport Strategy within the borough.  The Mayor, Boris Johnson, has signalled his wish to see 5% of all journeys […]

November 1st, 2012 by

Croydon North will shortly elect a new MP.  Croydon North is considered to be a safe labour seat, so when we decided to ask candidates questions, we included the short list of Labour candidates who Labour will be selecting from to run in the by-election.  There’s a fantastic opportunity for Croydon North to secure an MP who really understands the need for liveable streets and the key role that cycling plays in such a vision. [UPDATE] Labour have now chosen their candidate to stand for election in Croydon North. They will be represented by current […]

October 14th, 2012 by

I hadn’t been out for a long bike ride for ages, and so was tempted by the fine early autumn weather of Sunday 14 October 2012 to go out with the Anerley Bicycle Club on a ride down to Chiddingstone Castle in Kent.  The Anerley is one of Britain’s oldest cycling clubs, having been founded in 1881, and has regular Sunday rides into the Kent and Surrey countryside, plus Tuesday trips too.   Over a dozen people showed up, most of them regulars but one or two new faces or, like me, those returning after a prolonged […]