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No Ordinary Bicycle: John Kemp Starley and the two-wheeled revolution

30 August 2017 - New exhibition in Waltham Forest John Kemp Starley (1855 – 1901), born in Walthamstow, played a key role in the development of the modern bicycle. Starley’s modifications to the ‘safety’ bicycle enabled more people than ever before to access this form of transport, leading to the ‘bicycle craze’ of the late 19th...
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A new zero emissions courier service is coming to Waltham Forest

11 July 2017 - Waltham Forest has been successful in securing funding from the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund for the launch of a Zero Emissions Courier Scheme.   The scheme will offer a delivery service to local businesses, organisations and charities using zero emission modes, such as cargo bikes and electric vans, to benefit air quality and the...
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Le Tour de Waltham Forest 2017

4 July 2017 - It’s all ride now as Le Tour de Waltham Forest raises record amount for local charity A record number of riders entered Le Tour de Waltham Forest on Saturday 24 June raising over £2,000 for the Haven House Children’s Hospice. Over 800 keen cyclists put their foot to pedal to tackle one of four courses...
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Youngsters take part in Walk to School Week

 24 May 2017 - As part of a national challenge to celebrate the benefits of walking, pupils from Mission Grove Primary school in Walthamstow took part in Walk to School Week 2017. Supported by Waltham Forest Council’s Road Safety Team, from 15-19 May parents and children were encouraged to ditch their cars and walk to school,...
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