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.
July 13th, 2017 by

Sometimes, being someone who rides in bike in Croydon can be a rather depressing business. Especially when I look to other boroughs (yes, I mean you Waltham Forest) where enormous and exciting changes are taking place, making community streets safer and more pleasant to walk and cycle along. However, I do try not to be a pessimist about everything all the time, so would like to take a moment to highlight some of the lovely things that are happening in Croydon. Firstly, play streets. London Play is a charity supporting local residents who wish to set up […]

May 14th, 2017 by

  Riders from Cypress Primary in South Norwood Thursday May 18th saw Croydon Bicycle Theatre debut at the Croydon Cycle Fest, held alongside the Tour Series.   Croydon Bicycle Theatre was formed following the Croydon Cycling Campaign’s ‘CRO Ghost Tour’ in November and aims to create original theatrical events that will get people onto their bikes in the borough. Thursday’s event saw the group work with two Norwood Primary schools on a heritage ride, introducing the children to Tessie Reynolds (the 1893 record breaking London to Brighton cyclist) and her controversial rationals. Tessie, and LCC […]

May 14th, 2017 by

November 20th saw the Croydon Cyclists first theatrical bicycle tour.  A version of the article below was first published on the website of the Croydon Citizen on November 23rd 2016. Croydon is the most haunted borough in London. Fact. And with this spurious piece of data we we’re off. Where exactly in Croydon do these phantoms live? Who are these poor lost souls, doomed to wander our streets in eternal sorrow? How can we share these fantastical stories with our fellow townspeople in a fun, yet terrifying, way? Or rather, I was off, dragging the rest […]

June 14th, 2015 by

Members of the Croydon Cycling Campaign have joined forces with “20s plenty” and the “Grange Hill Road Community” to back the council’s plans to introduce 20mph speed limits on residential roads in Croydon North. We have been speaking to residents outside the rail station in Thornton Heath, handing out flyers and delivering leaflets to houses in the area. We’ve met residents as young as 6 and as old as 93 and the response has been overwhelmingly supportive. We’ve listened to people’s concerns about speeding and noise on residential streets and helped them complete the council’s […]

April 29th, 2015 by

The CTC has been helping cyclists question their election candidates ahead of the 2015 general election. In Croydon South, responses have been received by Peter Underwood of the Green Party. No responses have at present been received for Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats or UKIP. Peter Underwood – Green Party The Green Party is the most cycle-friendly party. We prioritise active travel and public transport as these promote public health, reduce road danger and help clean up our air, making towns cities and villages into more pleasant places to live – as well as their contribution […]

April 29th, 2015 by

The CTC has been helping cyclists question their election candidates ahead of the 2015 general election. In Croydon Central, responses have been received by Sarah Jones of the Labour Party, James Robert Fearnley of the Liberal Democrats, Gavin Barwell of the Conservative Party and April Ashley of TUSC. No responses have at present been received for Green party or UKIP Sarah Jones – Labour I love cycling and it’s something everyone should be able to enjoy safely. I believe ‘active travel’ can and should be the default option for short journeys, but I agree we […]

April 29th, 2015 by

The CTC has been helping cyclists question their election candidates ahead of the 2015 general election. In Croydon North, responses have been received by Shasha Khan of the Green Party and Steve Reed of the Labour party. No responses have at present been received for Conservatives, UKIP, Liberal Democrats or TUSC. Shasha Khan – Green I started cycling again about 12 years ago when a friend gave me her old bike. Now I don’t know what I’d do without the option to cycle. I have campaigned for safer cycle routes in Croydon. In 2007 I […]

April 10th, 2015 by

Below is the response from Oliver Birtill at TfL to our response to the Waddon Flyover Proposals Dear Croydon Cycling Campaign, Thank you for your letter and your keen interest and engagement with us during the recent consultation on the proposals for a road modernisation scheme at Fiveways Croydon. The specific points you have raised will be carefully considered by the project team as the scheme develops. However, we would like to take this opportunity to respond more generally to your concerns. Traffic demand and modelling Overall, the TfL Road Modernisation Plan will decrease road […]

March 28th, 2015 by

Photos Sourced from : Alternative DfT and A View From The Cycle Path As the council moves towards legalising cycling in Park Hill Park, I’ve been asked if the Croydon Cycling Campaign thinks this is an important change worth fighting for. It’s a difficult question to field, as opening up the route via Park Hill is hardly going to open up the flood gates to hundreds of people cycling through it into Croydon. However, context is key, and given the context, it’s crucial. The Sustrans Connect2 route aims to connect up green spaces across the […]