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A ride around North Cheam and Worcester Park with Councillor Manuel Abellan

On the 18th of December, Charlotte Gilhooly and I took Manuel Abellan, Councillor for Beddington South and Sutton Council’s Cycling Champion, on a ride around North Cheam and Worcester Park. We started at the crossroads in North Cheam (Malden Road

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A ride around Cheam with Councillor Manuel Abellan

On Thursday the 8th of October, myself and John Courtman took Sutton Council’s Cycling Champion and Councillor, Manuel Abellan, on our third ride around the borough. This time we were looking at Cheam and the surrounding areas. We started in

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A Ride around Sutton Town Centre with Councillor Manuel Abellan

Yesterday, on a very wet morning, John Courtman and myself and took Councillor for Beddington South and newly appointed Cycling Champion, Manuel Abellan, for a tour of Sutton High St and the surrounding roads. This was a follow up to our

Posted in Advocacy, Cycle tour, Liveable Town Centres, Protected Space for Cycling, Road design, Road Safety

“Sutton is a pro-cycling borough”

Sutton Council held a cycle summit at the end of July to launch its draft cycling policy. At the meeting we were told several times that Sutton is – and apparently has been for decades – a pro-cycling borough. This

Posted in Advocacy, Liveable Town Centres, Protected Space for Cycling, Road design, Road Safety

No more taxpayer-funded facilities until they obey traffic laws

In this picture, you can see part of the pavement has been set aside for car parking on the A237 in Woodcote Road, Wallington. But there are at least two vehicles parked so badly that they spill out on to

Posted in Advocacy, Liveable Town Centres, Protected Space for Cycling, Road design, Road Safety

Good road design for cycling…in the UK

Good road design for cycling…in the UK Look at this for road design. On the right, two lanes for through motor traffic– two unencumbered lanes with no random parked cars to hold things up. So good for motorists. Then a

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Posted in Advocacy, Areas without through motor traffic, Protected Space for Cycling, Road design, Road Safety

Over to you

Today was a long day spent raising awareness of #space4cycling and #ridesutton by giving out leaflets, stickers and flags on Sutton High Street. We gave out hundreds of flyers and spoke to dozens of shoppers about cycling and what it’s

Posted in Advocacy, Protected Space for Cycling, Road Safety, Safe Routes to Schools

Cycling to School In London Borough of Sutton

Monday Mar 31 – The weather is improving, and it’s great to be outdoors away from the congested roads and cycling by the River Wandle.  The back streets we use seem unusually quiet today, it’s the last week of term

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Cycling to school in London Borough of Sutton

My daughter is in Year 1 and goes to school about 1.5 miles from our home. A journey that’s almost always going to be easier, quicker and cheaper by bike than any other means. When she started at school, aged

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Sorry, am I in the way?

The problem with many cycle lanes like this in Sutton South is that pedestrians forget about them. It’s not their fault, this is bad design. Why would you take a great deal of notice of a white line on a

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