When the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) was formed in 1978, it was from pre-existing cycle campaigning groups, such as the Islington Cycling Action Group (ICAG) – now Cycle Islington – but there was not such a pre-existing group in B&D, nor in most London Boroughs.
Members of LCC are allocated to the branch of LCC in the borough they live in, though many branches form, or overlap with a local group, which may see itself as affiliated to the LCC, but may have members who are not members of LCC.
Most of these LCC local groups, as they are commonly called, take names in the form Borough name Cyclists, or Borough name Cycling Campaign. They may be purely an LCC branch, as in the case of B&D, or they may be independent groups forming part of LCC, like Cycle Islington, embodying the branch function. As at 20 November 2020 Barking & Dagenham Cycling Campaign is no longer part of the LCC.
The name Barking & Dagenham Cycling Campaign was first officially used for Facebook as ‘The Barking & Dagenham Branch of the London Cycling Campaign’ is rather unwieldy and too long for a page name on Facebook.
As at 20 November 2020 Barking & Dagenham Cycling Campaign is an independent organisation.
Who wants to be a ‘Borough Co-ordinator’?
I (Colin Newman) am not the leader (Borough Coordinator) of the B&D LCC branch by any right; if any LCC member living in the borough wants to take on an active role in the branch they are most welcome. Please contact the LCC directly for more information about this.