A new floating towpath on the Limehouse Cut canal was one of five winners named at an awards ceremony in London. A bike recycling scheme, a project to make cycling more attractive to schoolchildren and a cycle-friendly office development in central London were also presented with awards.

London Cycling Campaign Awards: the winners

"There were some outstanding entries this year," said Tom Bogdanowicz, campaigns manager of LCC.

"From local planners to teachers to employers, people are devising imaginative and effective ways of getting people on their bikes."

The cycle route on the Limehouse Cut – a two-mile canal from to Bromley by Bow to Limehouse – was

created by British Waterways London. The new floating towpath means cyclists no longer have to use an

unpleasant subway to negotiate the Blackwall Tunnel Approach.

Winner of the best community cycling initiative award was a bike recycling scheme at Waltham Forest in

East London. The project provides bikes for people being trained to cycle and also has a workshop to provide services for the community.

A school in North London won the best cycling initiative for young people award. Sir Thomas Abney Primary

School, London N16, won the award for a scheme to get more kids riding to school.

Where once not a single child travelled to school, the cycle racks are now full on a daily basis.

British Land, the property development company, won the best workplace cycle facility award for its office

complex at Regent’s Place, near Euston Station. The development has secure cycle parking for employers,

showers and a dedicated website showing routes and journey times.

A special commendation was made to Metro, London’s free morning newspaper, for its bi-weekly column on

cycling. The column was praised for its informed coverage for novices and more experienced cyclists alike.


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