Monday, 2 March 2015

Two places remaining on our bike maintenance classes starting Tuesday - Sign up now

Two places are available on our next set of bike maintenance classes starting Tuesday 3 March 2015 - email us now (lambeth_Cyclists@hotmail.com) to reserve your place

Sign up now for our next set of cycle maintenance classes starting on Tuesday 3 March 2015.

The classes will be held on Tuesday evenings 6:45-8:45pm for five weeks at our new venue, Harbour Cycles in Coldharbour Lane, SE5  and will cover all aspects of cycle maintenance to keep your bike on the road

Our bike maintenance classes cover the basics for maintaining the different aspects of your bike - sessions cover brakes, gears, wheels as well as general adjustments required to keep your bike on the road.

The classes take place in small groups of up to eight people with the work being carried out on participants' bikes.

The general programme for the classes is
1st week: general introduction
2nd week: brakes
3rd week: gears
4th week: wheels/ tyres
5th week: fix any particular problems you have, follow up from previous weeks.

You will get a handout at the end of each week. Tools and workstands will be provided. Some spares can be bought at the classes.

The classes cost £75 for the set.

The classes will be held at Harbour Cycles, 200 Coldharbour Lane, SE5 - near to Loughborough Junction station.

To sign up for the the classes please email lambeth_cyclists@hotmail.com, we will then send you registration and payment details.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

20mph for all Lambeth roads by August

All Lambeth roads will have a speed limit of 20 miles per hour by the autumn.

Speaking at our February meeting Councillor Jennifer Brathwaite, Lambeth's Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability, confirmed that a 20mph speed limit would be brought in across the borough by the end of August 2015.
20mph speed sign on lambethcyclists.org.uk

Consultation is due to start in March with the traffic orders and other legal moves required following on so that the signs and street markings can be installed over the summer.

The borough-wide 20mph zone will bring benefits for all cyclists and pedestrians in Lambeth and forms part of making Lambeth the most cycle friendly borough as outlined in the Lambeth Cycling Strategy.

Brathwaite acknowledged that key to its effectiveness will be enforcement - Lambeth residents living in one of the existing 20mph zones will know that the 20mph limit can at times seem nothing more than a few signs.

Brathwaite stated that she hoped that drivers would be more aware of the speed limit if it was borough-wide and she pledged that Lambeth would begin a public awareness campaign on this issue when it is introduced. Lambeth has been carrying out speed surveys across the borough to provide baseline data with which to judge follow-up surveys of the effectiveness of the measure and highlight areas in need of traffic calming.

Lambeth roads only
This measure only applies to the roads directly managed by Lambeth - major roads in the borough such as Brixton Road, Clapham Road, Waterloo Road and Vauxhall Cross are managed bv Transport for London which so far has only applied 20mph limits in specific areas such as Waterloo Bridge.

Lambeth Cyclists welcome this move as we believe it will help to make Lambeth's roads more cycle friendly and therefore more people friendly. We would like to see the measure extended to all of Lambeth roads including those managed by TfL. 

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Free Lambeth bike adjustments, information and advice this evening Oval

This evening, Wednesday 25 February 2015, Lambeth's Dr Bike team will be offering free bike checks 4 -7:30pm opposite Oval tube station on Kennington Park Road, SE11. Come along and keep your bike ready for continued winter wheeling!

The Dr Bike team can fix basic problems, adjust your bike and offer advice on further action if required. In many cases the Police also attend these sessions to advise on security and offer a security registration and marking service.

Dr Bike runs at the following locations
Weds 4 February 2015 Waterloo, SE1
Weds 11 February 2015 Brixton, SW2

Weds 18 February 2015 Streatham Common, SW16
Weds 25 February 2015 Oval Triangle: Oval, SE11


All sessions run 4:00-7:30pm and are subject to weather conditions



Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Keep your bike on the road into Spring: Sign up now for our next set of cycle maintenance classes starting 3 March 2015

Keep your bike on the road through winter into spring - sign up now for cycle maintenance classes: new set starts on 3 March 2015

Sign up now for our next set of cycle maintenance classes starting on Tuesday 3 March 2015.

The classes will be held on Tuesday evenings 6:45-8:45pm for five weeks at our new venue, Harbour Cycles in Coldharbour Lane, SE5  and will cover all aspects of cycle maintenance to keep your bike on the road

Our bike maintenance classes cover the basics for maintaining the different aspects of your bike - sessions cover brakes, gears, wheels as well as general adjustments required to keep your bike on the road.

The classes take place in small groups of up to eight people with the work being carried out on participants' bikes.

The general programme for the classes is
1st week: general introduction
2nd week: brakes
3rd week: gears
4th week: wheels/ tyres
5th week: fix any particular problems you have, follow up from previous weeks.

You will get a handout at the end of each week. Tools and workstands will be provided. Some spares can be bought at the classes.

The classes cost £75 for the set.

The classes will be held at Harbour Cycles, 200 Coldharbour Lane, SE5 - near to Loughborough Junction station.

To sign up for the the classes please email lambeth_cyclists@hotmail.com, we will then send you registration and payment details.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Lambeth Cyclists Architectural Ride 28 February 2015: Nairn's London

In the first Lambeth Cyclists architectural ride (open to all) of 2015, we will discover Nairn's London, some 50 years on.

Image of cover of Nairn's London book on lambethcyclists.org.uk
Published in 1966, Nairn's London is perhaps the most provocative, inspiring and elegantly written book on London's architecture. After years out of print it was finally republished by Penguin just before Christmas.

On this gently paced ride, led by Charlie Holland, in central London we'll visit a handful of the hundreds of buildings Ian Nairn wrote about in his book, listen to his words, find what (if anything) has changed, and see whether we argue over or agree with his opinion.

Expect to see buildings that you've passed hundreds of times but never noticed, and to find yourself looking at London in a sharper and more enquiring way.

Bring lock(s) and cash as we'll drop into a pub or two en-route, as Nairn surely would have done himself, and grab a sandwich for lunch.

Meet from 10.15 for a 10.30am departure at Kennington Cross outside The Doghouse pub, 293 Kennington Rd, SE11 6BY. The ride will finish back in north Lambeth by 3pm

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Free Dr Bike adjustments, repairs and advice tonight Streatham Common

This evening, Wednesday 18 February 2015, Lambeth's Dr Bike team will be offering free bike checks 4 -7:30pm in the Streatham Common area - near to the Texaco garage on Streatham High Road, SW16. Come along and get your bike ready for continued winter wheeling!

The Dr Bike team can fix basic problems, adjust your bike and offer advice on further action if required. In many cases the Police also attend these sessions to advise on security and offer a security registration and marking service.

Dr Bike runs at the following locations
Weds 4 February 2015 Waterloo, SE1
Weds 11 February 2015 Brixton, SW2

Weds 18 February 2015 Streatham Common, SW16
Weds 25 February 2015 Oval Triangle: Oval, SE11


All sessions run 4:00-7:30pm and are subject to weather conditions