Yearly Archives: 2021

Building back better?

Looking forward to the completion of the renewed cycle path by the river in Hackbridge, the photos looked promising in the Spring of this year. Now it has been open for a while and – most importantly – people are using it, what does it add to local cycling? Well, if luck is on your side, you may find it a pleasant and useful short ride… or you may not.

Posted in Advocacy

Annual Wildlife Ride – Tuesday Evening, 27/07/2021

Account of the Annual Wildlife Ride organised by Cyclism (https://www.cyclism.org.uk/) Meeting Point: Lavington Road, by footbridge (CR0 4PQ) Beddington. Led by Dave Warburton (Biodiversity Officer, London Borough of Sutton) Sometimes a ride doesn’t fit into the normal expected format of

Posted in Events

2021 Summer Solstice Evening Ride

Posted on behalf of Dominic Hewlett The longest day occurred on Monday 21st June this year, and the annual Solstice ride took place two days later. This joint LCC evening ride brings together the boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond, and

Posted in Events

Three cheers for Boris !!!

Last year, the Government published Gear Change: a bold vision for cycling and walking  Gear change .     Twelve months later it has been followed up by Gear Change: One Year On  .  In his Foreword, the Prime Minister says: “Since

Posted in Advocacy

School Streets get the go-ahead

By John Garnsworthy Get Sutton Cycling is delighted to hear that the Council’s Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee has given the go-ahead for 11 School Streets in the borough.    We look forward to seeing them introduced in the autumn for the

Posted in Advocacy

Healthy Streets Score Card Results

The recently published Healthy Streets score card results. unfortunately show Sutton ranked near the bottom of Inner/Outer London boroughs. Overall Below shows the 2021 figures. LTNs When we look at Low Traffic Neighbourhoods unfortunately we fall further down the score

Posted in Areas without through motor traffic, Liveable Town Centres, Protected Space for Cycling, Streetspace, Survey

Carshalton Station approach road – July 2021 update

Timeline of previous articles: Good start for cyclists but why hide it? February 2014 Improvements expected soon August 2019 Update March 2020 I took these last week starting from West St up to the station and back down to North

Posted in Advocacy

In Sutton: Statistics

We’ve added a new page dedicated to local traffic related statistics. How quickly are traffic levels in Sutton growing and why is urgent action required to tackle this? What’s the number of people who cycle in the borough and the

Posted in Comment

Cycle parking at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust following LCC audit

Following the previous post Cycle parking at St Helier Hospital following LCC audit Hospital data wanted We’ve [LCC] had several reports of thefts of bikes from hospitals and Tom B is doing some research ahead of contacting relevant authorities. Any information

Posted in Advocacy, Comment, Survey

Our favourite bike shops

Our favourite local bike shops for repairs, servicing, accessories and bikes in and around Sutton are listed on the map below. If you can’t get to a shop yourself there is also a mobile service for repairs and a range

Posted in Cycling and business
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