Thursday, 23 July 2015

Come on our easy-going ride this Saturday looking at the buildings of Burnet and Tait

Join us this Saturday, 25 July 2015, for our latest leisurely ride around the London cityscape when we will be looking at the work of architects Burnet and Tait.

The story of this early twentieth century architectural practice takes us, in a little over 20 years, from Edwardian Baroque via Stripped Classicism to all-out Modernism.


Formed by two Scottish architects who assembled in London a multinational team, they devoured influences from across the Atlantic, from Continental Europe, and even from ancient Egypt.

Burnet and Tait brought New York's Deco stylings and modern construction techniques to the streets of London and delivered some of the city's mightiest 20th century facades. This is architecture in transition. Watch the ornament melt away. Thrill, or shudder, as the bare bones of modernism emerge from the fleshy extravagance of Beaux-Arts classicism. Wonder at some frankly mixed-up buildings.



Meet Montague Place WC2, by the northern entrance to the British Museum, 10.15am for a 10.30 start. Gentle pace, pub lunch, finish approx, 3.30 by London Bridge.
Ride led by Mark Knox. Enquiries - 07765 945530.

Monday, 20 July 2015

We want Space for Cycling in Loughborough Junction: demonstration at Lambeth Town Hall Tuesday

This Tuesday, 21 July 2015, Lambeth Council will be making a decision on whether to go ahead with proposed road changes around Loughborough Junction.

Image of new road layout on Coldharbour Lane / Loughborough Road on lambethcyclists.org.uk

The changes to road layouts and changes in priorities will make the area much more pedestrian and cyclist friendly and should begin to create a focus for the neighbourhood which as present is split by the major roads that dominate the area.

We will be demonstrating outside the Town Hall in support of the proposals - join us 5:30pm onwards to show your support for creating space for cycling in Lambeth. For more information contact Clare Neely -clare.neely34@gmail.com.

Read more about the Loughborough Junction proposals

Friday, 17 July 2015

Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride 25 July 2015 Manhatten Comes to London

Join us on Saturday 25 July 2015 for our latest leisurely ride around the London cityscape when we will be looking at the work of architects Burnet and Tait.

The story of this early twentieth century architectural practice takes us, in a little over 20 years, from Edwardian Baroque via Stripped Classicism to all-out Modernism.


Formed by two Scottish architects who assembled in London a multinational team, they devoured influences from across the Atlantic, from Continental Europe, and even from ancient Egypt.

Burnet and Tait brought New York's Deco stylings and modern construction techniques to the streets of London and delivered some of the city's mightiest 20th century facades. This is architecture in transition. Watch the ornament melt away. Thrill, or shudder, as the bare bones of modernism emerge from the fleshy extravagance of Beaux-Arts classicism. Wonder at some frankly mixed-up buildings.



Meet Montague Place WC2, by the northern entrance to the British Museum, 10.15am for a 10.30 start. Gentle pace, pub lunch, finish approx, 3.30 by London Bridge.
Ride led by Mark Knox. Enquiries - 07765 945530.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Come and see us at the Lambeth Country Show this weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, 18 and 19 July 2015, the annual Lambeth Country Show takes place in Brockwell Park, SE24. As usual we will have a stall at which we will be talking to people about cycling and giving out leaflets and maps.
Lambeth cyclists stall at the Lambeth Country Show on lambethcyclists.org.uk

We will be in the charities section of the show - come and say hello and pick up information on cycling in Lambeth as well as cycle maps and other information.

The Lambeth Country Show is  the largest summer event in South London with around 180,000 people attending over the weekend. As well as charity stalls you will find live music, food, drink, farm animals, a flower show and displays such as duck herding, camel racing and owls. More information on the Lambeth Country show website.



Volunteers wanted for the Lambeth Cyclists stall
Could you help us out by spending an hour or two on our stall promoting cycling in Lambeth? We need volunteers from 12 - 5 pm on both days. The weather forecast for the weekend is good and its always a fun day. If you are interested in volunteering please contact us.

Buy and sell bikes at the Show Bike Market 
A new initiative at the show this year is a Bike Market. You will be able to buy quality second-hand bikes for all ages which have been checked by bike mechanics. This will also be an opportunity to sell any of your unwanted bikes - bring them along and they will be serviced and then sold at the market. More information on the Lambeth website.

Secure cycle parking is available at the Show -look out for the signs.

Further information about on the Lambeth Country Show website

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Dr Bike tonight Clapham Common

Lambeth's Sustainable Transport Team will be running their Dr Bike service this evening, 8 July  2015, on Clapham Common Northside (opposite junction with Cedars Road), SW4 0AA. Come along 5 -7:30pm to keep your bike on the road through the summer.
Lambeth Dr Bike service


The Dr Bike team can fix basic problems, adjust your bike and offer advice on further action if required. This is also an opportunity to see the view from inside a lorry cab and talk to Lambeth staff about lorry blindspots to avoid any possible problems. In many cases Police also attend these sessions to advise on security and offer a security registration and marking service.

Lambeth will be running the Dr Bike service every Wednesday at across the borough through the summer. Further information at  Lambeth website: Dr Bike

Monday, 6 July 2015

Free Lambeth young people's summer holiday cycle training courses in Brockwell Park and Clapham Common

This year Lambeth will once again be offering cycle training courses for young people over the school summer holidays in Brockwell Park and on Clapham Common.

Lambeth cycle training courses flyer on lambethcyclists.org.uk
Sign up now to take part in these courses for young people aged 9 and upwards. The courses are free to young people who live or study in Lambeth.

The courses will consist of four two-hour sessions and will give young people Level 2 Bikability skills to cope with cycling in traffic.

The courses will take place in Brockwell Park and on Clapham Common and surrounding streets.

Click on the course date for further information and to book your place

Brockwell Park courses
27-30 July 2015 mornings
27-30 July 2015 afternoons

10-13 August 2015 mornings
10-13 August 2015 afternoons

24-27 August 2015 mornings
24-27 August 2015 afternoons


Clapham Common courses
3-6 August 2015 mornings
3-6-August 2015 afternoons

17-20 August 2015 mornings
17-20 August 2015 afternoons

All training is offered by Lambeth's training provider Cycle Confident

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Keep on cycling in the sunshine with free Dr Bike Brixton tonight

Lambeth's Sustainable Transport Team will be running their Dr Bike service this evening, 1 July  2015, in Brixton's Windrush Square, SW2 1EF. Come along 5 -7:30pm and keep your bike on the road in this glorious summer weather
Lambeth Dr Bike service


The Dr Bike team can fix basic problems, adjust your bike and offer advice on further action if required. This is also an opportunity to see the view from inside a lorry cab and talk to Lambeth staff about lorry blindspots to avoid any possible problems. In many cases Police also attend these sessions to advise on security and offer a security registration and marking service.

Lambeth will be running the Dr Bike service every Wednesday through the summer. Further information on the Lambeth website: Dr Bike

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride 27 June 2015 London in Literature

Photo of remains of Marshalsea Prison on lambethcyclists.org.uk

We hope you can join us this Saturday, 27 June 2015, for our latest ride around the London cityscape. This time we will be looking at London locations referenced in literature.

We can all think of London locations referenced in authors such as Dickens but London features in many works of literature, This fascinating easy-going ride will look at how the development of London’s built environment has been reflected in English literature with a cycle around the buildings referred to by authors including Dickens (remains of Marshalsea Prison, right), Chaucer, Dorothy and William Wordsworth, Jonathan Swift, Neil Gaiman and John le CarrĂ© (fictional MI6 headquarters below).

Meet Saturday 27 June 2015 10:15am for 10:30 departure at Lambeth Bridge: outside the Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 7LB 

We will finish at around 4pm and will stop for lunch along the route.
Enquiries in advance: 020 7326 1811. On the day: 07929 611510 or 07765 945530.
All welcome: no need to let us know in advance, just turn up with a roadworthy bike
Photo of 90 Charing Cross Road on lambethcyclists.org.uk

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Free Dr Bike this Sunday at Streatham Common Kite Day

This Sunday, 21 June 2015, the annual Streatham Common Kite Day takes place 11am-5pm. As well as lots of kites and related activities Lambeth's Sustainable Transport team will be running a Dr Bike stall where you can get basic repairs, adjustments, information and advice to keep you cycling through the summer.




More information on the Streatham Common Kite Day website

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Free Dr Bike checks adjustments and information this evening Waterloo SE1

Lambeth's Sustainable Transport Team will be running their Dr Bike service this evening, 16 June 2015, outside the James Clerk Maxwell building opposite the Imax Cinema, Waterloo Roundabout, Lambeth SE1 8XT. Come along 5 -7:30pm and get your bike ready for summer cycling.
Lambeth Dr Bike service


The Dr Bike team can fix basic problems, adjust your bike and offer advice on further action if required. This is also an opportunity to see the view from inside a lorry cab and talk to Lambeth staff about lorry blindspots to avoid any possible problems. In many cases Police also attend these sessions to advise on security and offer a security registration and marking service.

Lambeth will be running the Dr Bike service every Wednesday through the summer. Further information on the Lambeth website: Dr Bike Waterloo