Comment - Local Stuff
Enfield Cycling by Richard Reeve, co-ordinator of the Enfield Cycling Campaign
Enfield Cycling Campaign is the local branch of the London Cycling Campaign (LCC). We campaign to improve
conditions for cycling in Enfield. Although these aims mean that we are occasionally interpreted as a
self-interest group, our objectives are to encourage and enable more people to cycle more of the time,
which should be good for everybody as well as good for the planet.
Although Central London has recently seen a huge increase in cycling, the outer suburbs such as Enfield
have been slower to follow: when surveyed, the most common reason that people give for not cycling is the
perceived dangers and hostilities of the outer London road environment.
We meet at least four times a year with representatives of Enfield Council, including Enfield's cycling
officer, at the Enfield Cycle Forum. This is a forum that other local groups may wish to consider attending.
We have been successful in persuading Enfield Council to propose, and begin to develop, a network of
Greenway walking and cycling routes across Enfield. More details can be seen at
Generally the idea has had good public support, although we have encountered some resistance where the
routes have been proposed through country parks such as Hilly Fields.
For more information about LCC, or to join, please visit
If you would like to receive news and information about cycling events in Enfield, then why not sign up
to the Enfield Cyclists email list, which is open to non-members.
Simply send a blank email to
First published in the EGP members newsletter, December 2011