This article was published in 2003, in Newsletter 47.

Kudos to the Tower Hamlets Wheelers and Redbridge London Cycling Campaign: For as long as the Central Line is closed, they will be running their ‘Central Line Bicycle Bus’. Leaflets have been handed out to Tube users, listing the timetable of a cycling convoy, to encourage people to try cycling instead.

Local elections will take place on 1 May for one third of Cambridge City Council’s seats. The following May, it is expected that local ward boundaries will change, and there will be an election for the whole Council.

The BBC reported some research which found that German women who cycle regularly appear to be at reduced risk of developing breast cancer. Just three hours of moderate cycling exercise a week was linked to a 34% reduction in risk. Exercise is already known to benefit older women, but this is one of the first studies to find a link for the under-45s.