If you have started cycling during the current crisis or have newly returned and would like some helpful advice this is available from the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) and Newham Cyclists, the borough section of the LCC. Resources available include:
An LCC helpline: You can access the free advice service via Facebook Messenger at https://www.facebook.com/LondonCyclingCampaign or 020 7234 9310 or email@example.com. You will be connected with LCC representatives, who have a wealth of cycling information and knowledge and will be on hand to advise people on basic cycle skills, locking and parking bikes, safe route planning, where to buy bikes and gear, and cycling safely in traffic including near HGVs and lorries.
Free LCC Membership for NHS staff: LCC has 11,500 members who pay an annual subscription and support the charity’s campaigning and cycling promotion work. They get benefits including free liability insurance, access to cycling news and information, free legal advice and a range of discounts. Individual members normally pay £49/year but staff working for London NHS trusts or at London hospitals can access membership for free for an initial period of three months, which may be extended if the coronavirus crisis continues beyond June.
Newham specific advice from local cyclists: e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know in general terms what your query is and how you wish to be contacted and we will get in touch and try to answer.
Finally, Handlebars are crowdfunding for their scheme to donate a bike for NHS Key workers.
Co-ordinator, Newham Cyclists