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RideLondon returns in August with thousands of cyclists

Three major cycling events, that will see more than 30,000 cyclists pass through the borough and Surrey, are coming this August – be prepared for road closures and increased traffic. The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 involves amateur cyclists, and the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, involves some of the top international professional cyclists. Also back this year is…

Climate Emergency declared in Richmond upon Thames

A cross-party group of councillors this week supported a motion to declare a climate emergency in Richmond upon Thames. Cllr Richard Bennett, Leader of the Green Party group put forward the motion at the recent Full Council meeting on 9 July. According to the council’s press release, the motion read: “Council joins the rapidly growing…

Hammersmith Bridge Closed Indefinitely

Hammersmith Bridge has been closed to traffic ‘indefinitely’ due to safety concerns. Shortly after the annual Boat Race, during which hundreds of pedestrians lined up to cheer their chosen team up the River Thames, the bridge was closed at short notice by Hammersmith and Fulham Council on 10 April. Due to faults found in the…

Do you want a quieter street?

Traffic behaviour – and policy – is changing across London. As more people use services like Waze and Google Maps, as more goods are delivered, and as more of us worry about air quality and transport safety, the Mayor of London has been asking boroughs to bring forward policies that ask for less traffic, and…

BlitzFitness celebrate 10th year with Greek adventure

Local outdoor fitness specialists BlitzFitness have kicked off their 10th year of business with a fitness retreat to Kefalonia with Trek Adventures. The joint venture allows attendees to have a Blitz session in the morning on the beach, unlimited access to watersports like sailing, kayaking and windsurfing during the day with an early evening pilates session…

Plan your journey this weekend as RideLondon returns

Three major cycling events, that will see more than 30,000 cyclists pass through the borough and Surrey, will take place this Sunday (29 July).  The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, involves amateur cyclists, and the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, involves some of the top international professional cyclists. Also back this year is the Prudential RideLondon – Surrey 46…

East Sheen traffic needs less cars, more walking and cycling

Welcoming our new contributor Tim Lennon. He is the local coordinator for London Cycling Campaign, and is a campaigner for active travel (more and better walking and cycling). His first post is about transport concerns around the The Mortlake Brewery development. The Mortlake Brewery development is a fabulous opportunity for the area. But as with…