Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride Saturday 26 July 2014: Lambeth Libraries

Join us on Saturday 26 July 2014 for our latest easy going ride when we will explore the surprisingly rich architectural variety of those often overlooked, often imperilled beacons of local culture, our libraries. Brixton library on lambethcyclists.org.uk




The ride looks at all Lambeth’s public libraries. It considers the influence of the Victorian philanthropists who founded many of them and looks in particular at the work of S.R.J.Smith.  Smith, the architect of the Tate Gallery, designed many South London libraries: ‘enjoyable examples of late Victorian municipal showmanship’ (Pevsner).
Durning Library on lambethcyclists.org.uk
Saturday 26 July 2014
Meet 10.30am outside Tate Library, Brixton. Finish around 4.00pm, with a break for lunch.  Expect an easy-paced, unhurried ride with plenty of stops.

All welcome

Led by Allan Sutherland.

Enquiries Mark Knox 07765 94530

Friday, 18 July 2014

Come and see us at the Lambeth Country Show this weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, 19 and 20 July 2014, we will have a stand at the Lambeth Country Show where we will be handing out maps and cycling information and talking to people about cycling in Lambeth and the Space for Cycling Campaign.
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.

The Lambeth Country Show is held in Brockwell Park, Brixton/ Herne Hill SE24. It is the largest summer event in South London with usually 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 show at lambethcountryshow.co.uk

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Brixton Cycles wins London Cycling Award

Congratulations to local bike shop Brixton Cycles which has won  Best Small Bike Retailer at the prestigious London Cycling Awards.

Brixton Cycles staff at the London Cycling Awards 2014The award was presented by journalist and cyclist Jeremy Vyne (pictured with the Brixton Cycles team) at the event held on 16 July 2014.

The shop was started in 1983 as a workers' cooperative in a central Brixton location. In 2001 it relocated to its current location on Stockwell Road and continues to offer customers quality bikes, accessories, repairs and servicing.

The shop offers discounts to LCC members. For more information on Brixton Cycles see their website www.brixtoncycles.co.uk or follow them on twitter @brixtoncycles

Other London Cycling Award winners

CONSUMER AWARDS Nominated by London Cycling Campaign members and voted for by the public
Cycling Brand of the Year: LOOK MUM NO HANDS!
Best Large Bike Retailer: WIGGLE
Cycling Champion of the Year: CHRIS BOARDMAN MBE
Bike Blog of the Year: ROAD.CC

PROJECT AWARDS Nominated by the public and chosen by a panel of independent cycling experts
Cycling Initiative of the Year: GREAT WESTERN QUARTER RESIDENT’S BIKE CLUB
Youth Sector Cycling Champion: TOWER HAMLETS BMX CLUB
Grassroots Project of the Year: RESPOKE COMMUNITY BIKE EXCHANGE (TRAILNET.CIC)
Digital Campaign of the Year: BIKEMINDED SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN
Best Space for Cycling Project: ROYAL COLLEGE ST CYCLE TRACKS, CAMDEN

Ashok Sinha, of London Cycling Campaign congratulated all the winners saying “It was a great pleasure to give recognition to a breadth of people and organisations, from cycling brands and retailers to community projects and champions. Our winners have worked tirelessly to promote cycling so we feel honoured to be able to give them the thanks they deserve."

See more information on the London Cycling Awards on the LCC website

Monday, 14 July 2014

Find out about cycling developments in Lambeth at our monthly meeting on Tuesday

We hope you can join us on Tuesday, 15 July 2014, for the next Lambeth Cyclists meeting.

At the meeting we will be joined by Lambeth Council's Sustainable Transport Team who will be giving an overview of cycling developments in the borough.

Lambeth Cyclists meetingThis will be our opportunity to hear about progress on the implementation of the Lambeth Cycling Strategy and how we achieve the vision of making Lambeth the most cycle friendly borough in London.

We will also be hearing about exciting developments such as the Brixton masterplan, junction improvements, new cycle superhighways, quietways and the new inner London cycle grid which will all bring benefits for cyclists in Lambeth. We will also be hearing about the Oval junction proposals.

The meeting will also be a chance for us to feedback to Lambeth on recent developments such as the Clapham Old Town scheme and raise any cycling issues you may have.

The meeting will take place at the Stockwell Community Centre, 1 Studley Road, SW4 7:30-9:00pm. The Centre is located behind Stockwell tube station with cycle parking in the forecourt.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Transport for London to make Oval junctions more cycle friendly

Transport for London have released their proposals to make the road junctions around Oval tube station safer for cyclists.
TFL illustration of new arrangements for Northbound traffic on Kennington Park Road

Following consultation with LCC and others the four junctions in this area, which link major roads including Kennington Park Road, Clapham Road, Brixton Road and Camberwell New Road, will be made safer for cyclists.

The plans propose restrictions on motor vehicles, separate traffic light phases for cyclists, segregated cycle lanes and measures to reduce speeds all of which will bring benefits for cyclists and, we hope, encourage more people to cycle in Lambeth.

Transport for London have launched a consultation on the proposals - see https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/betterjunctions/oval and have arranged two meetings to discuss the proposals with cyclists: Thursday 17 July 2014: Montgomery Hall, Kennington Oval, SE11 3-7pm and Saturday 19 July 2014 at the Oval Farmers' Market, St Marks Church, SE11  11am-3pm. The closing date for the consultation is 17 August 2014.

Lambeth Cyclists welcome these proposals. We believe that the changes will make the area much more cycle friendly, create real space for cycling and encourage more people in Lambeth to cycle.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Lambeth Bike Festival this Saturday Brockwell Park

This Saturday, 21 June 2014, Lambeth are running a Bike Festival in Brockwell Park 12-4pm.
At this event, to be held near the Lido you will be able to try out new bikes, 'bling' your bike, watch bike displays and generally talk cycling. There will be also be bike rides setting off throughout the afternoon and an opportunity to get your bike fixed by Dr Bike service. 

Lambeth Bike Festival flyer
More info on the Bike Festival webpage