Student to Student Cycles

UCL’s Charlie Tebbutt been employed by the union to set up a bike trade in UCLU.

N.B. IT IS CALLED STUDENT TO STUDENT CYCLES ALTHOUGH IT IS A SERVICE FOR STAFF ALSO.

“Student to Student Cycles

Student to Student Cycles is a new UCLU scheme aimed at creating a second hand bike trade for all UCL staff and students.  

The scheme is part of the UCLU Bike Logic project which aims to expand and improve union cycling services. As part of this expansion, UCLU is opening a permanent workshop where parts, accessories and bicycles can be bought.  This student hub is due to be up and running by December and will act as a base for a permanent workshop, second hand bike trade, in addition to a shop offering affordable parts and accessories. At present, a space on Hampstead Road is available; however this is open to change.

The student bike trade is one of the main ideas in the project.  As of June 2013, staff and students will be able to buy and sell their bicycles to the union throughout the year at the new Bike Logic Hub.  This idea, ‘Student to Student Cycles’,  aims to provide a fleet of affordable, good quality road and commuter bikes by recycling used bikes and repairing them to industry standards.

The scheme is also designed to combat the all too often illegitimate trade in second hand bikes in the capital. All bikes will be checked with police before sale and a private record of buyers and sellers will be kept for added security.  In this way, staff and students will be able to access affordable bikes with a security guarantee.

We are now looking for bikes to purchase and build up our supply before September. These bikes will then be repaired and made ready for sale. Bikes for sale will be available online at the Bike Logic website uclu.org/bikelogic (currently under renovation) and also for sale from the hub premises.  

If you have a bike you’re looking to sell, whatever the condition, then come down to the Lewis building on Gower Street between Thursday 13th to Friday 21st 09.00 – 17.00. Here we’ll assess it’s worth and name you a price.

Contact Charlie on 07928763716 or email bikelogic@uclu.org

Camden Bike Week 2013

Please see below for dates and details of the excellent range of events being hosted by Camden Council for Bike Week 2013. Or if you don’t think you can make it to any of the Camden events, you could search for Bike Week 2013 events in your borough here.

 

Camden Bike Week 2013

 

All events will include a Dr Bike, Met Police Safer Transport Team bike marking, Information stand promoting TfL Cycle Guides, information on locks and bike security, Sky Rides, Breeze rides, and many other initiatives. People will be able to sign up to cycle training, Camden cycle maintenance classes, and our cycling news emails and find out about the Cycle Camden Facebook page. Advice on getting into cycling and the type of bikes and equipment to buy will also be offered.

 

Where additional event components are featured, these will be specified against the respective event below;

Date

Location

Event Details

Sunday 16th June 2013

 

10am for 10.30am start

Town Hall, Judd Street

Camden Cycling Campaign organised annual Bike Week ride all round the boundary of Camden, visiting every ward in the borough. Distance 22 miles with a lunch stop in Golders Hill Park. 

Tuesday 18th June 2013

 

11am to 2.30pm

Lincolns Inn Fields (Remnant Street junction with Gate Street)

Cycle event in partnership with inmidtown Business Improvement District. Try out cycling with our Cycling experience pod.

Weds 19th June 2013

 

7.30am to 9.30am

 

 

Camden Cyclists Bike Breakfast, Ossulston Street junction with Brill Place.

Drop by for a croissant and a chat about cycling in Camden on your way to work and find out about the local London Cycling Campaign Group in the borough.

11am to 2.30pm

Russell Square, adjacent to Montague Street.

Cycle event in partnership with inmidtown Business Improvement District. Try out cycling with our Cycling experience pod.

 

Thurs 20th June 2013

 

11am to 2.30pm

Fitzroy Square, opposite the Indian YMCA

Exchanging Places event with HGV to demonstrate the blind spots that HGV drivers have, and how to stay safe when near HGVs. Try out cycling with our new Cycling experience pod.

4.30pm to 7.30pm

Regents Park, adjacent to the Ready Money Drinking Fountain, The Broadwalk.

Event in Partnership with Royal Parks, Royal Parks Police and Westminster City Council. Royal Parks will be providing an HGV so that Exchanging Places can be featured as part of the event. Try out cycling with our cycling experience pod.

Friday 21st June 2013

Queen Square, Bloomsbury

Event being held in partnership with Institute of Neurology, Great Ormond Street and adjacent NHS trusts.

New UCL TRANSPORT INSTITUTE (UCLTI)

On Monday 20thMay 2013, there was a town meeting under the Transport and Sustainable Mobility theme of UCL’s Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities (GCSC) to discuss the creation of a pan UCL Transport Institute. Using the SCHAPeS person-centred, complex systems research approach – which addresses Safety,Culture, Health and wellbeing, Accessibility, Prosperity and economic growth, and Security – the aims of the institute are “to promote new cross-disciplinary collaboration in research and bridge the translational gap to inform policy and practice and enhance societal relevance”. More information about  the new Transport Institute can be found in the prospectus here.

Earn bikemiles and win prizes as you cycle through Camden!

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Traffic in London can be very heavy so, more often than not, cycling is the speediest way to get around. But in case you need more incentives to hop on your bike, rather than on a bus or the tube, Camden Council has teamed up with PleaseCycle.com to enable Camden’s cyclists to earn bikemiles and win prizes for cycle journeys around the borough. Find out more, register with the scheme and download the free app here!

Connect London Network

“Our vision for the capital is to see a cycle path within half a mile of every household by 2020. This week, we launched a Google cycle map of the proposed Connect London Network, and how it connects to existing cycle routes. Why not type in your postcode and see where the Connect London Network might take you? Tell us what you think: connectlondon@sustrans.org.uk” – Sustrans

This is a recent statement from Sustrans (the sustainable transport charity) promoting the new Connect London Network. Take a look at the cycle routes near you! The map is available here