Sunday 25 November 2018

Join us for our Winter Warmer Ride 6 January 2019

Join us on Sunday 6th January for cycle tour of the borough and a sociable lunch.  We'll be meeting outside The Sultan at 10.30 and sticking as closely as possible to the Borough boundary, taking in West Tooting, Mitcham, the edge of New Malden, The Common*, The Village and The Wandle.

It's 17 miles all the way round, with the pace set to 'leisurely' (if you're a racer, wrap up warm).  We'll finish at The Sultan, where we'll have lunch and a beer.

Meet: 10:30 on 6 January, The Sultan, 78 Norman Rd, London SW19 1BT

Things to bring

  • You
  • Your bike
  • Maintenance kit (including spare inner tube)
  • Something to drink
  • Something to eat (optional - it's really not that long)
  • Warm clothes
  • A waterproof

*If you don't like mud, there'll be an on-road detour, rejoining the main ride in The Village.

Saturday 10 November 2018

Have your say on the Merton Local Plan before 6 January 2019

Merton Council are consulting on their new Local Plan 2020, which will be used as the basis for planning decisions in the future. Planning decisions are one of the ways in which cycling policies are put into practice, so it's really important that the Local Plan incorporates strong commitments to cycling and active transport.

MCC will be submitting a response to the Draft Plan, and we would love to hear your views to incorporate into our response. Comment below, or on Cycle Scape or email 

Find out more at  - the draft Cycling policy is set out in the Infrastructure section, and you can also find out how to submit your individual comments or view hard copies of the documents. (The Plan also covers policy on housing, design, schools, healthcare, streets, travel, utilities, waste, open space, playspace, air quality and the economy, so you may find you have lots of things you want to comment on!)

Copies of the full document are also available to read at the Colliers Wood, Mitcham, Morden, Raynes Park and Wimbledon libraries. 

For more information please email Merton Council at or phone at 020 8545 3837

Saturday 3 November 2018

TfL Consulting on Sutton Link until 6 January 2018

TfL are consulting on a proposed new transport link between Sutton and Merton called the Sutton Link. They are seeking views on three route options and whether a tram or Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) service would provide the best service.

We broadly welcome improvements to the public transport in Merton and the neighbouring boroughs as it reduces car use and improves air quality. We'll be pushing to ensure that the proposals don't negatively impact on cycle routes, that the proposed stations and stops have good cycling and walking routes to them and that the space for the final scheme comes from private car lanes, not cycling space. If the tram is the eventually chosen then any places where cyclists cross the tracks must be well designed with the latest materials to avoid tramlining incidents.

MCC will be submitting a response to the consultation and would love to hear your views to feed into our response. Let us know what you think by: 

Or you can complete TfL's online survey by Sunday 6 January 2019