Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride 28 September 2014: Almshouses

Join us this Sunday, 28 September 2014, for a leisurely ride exploring the relatively unknown world of London’s historic almshouses.

Almshouses in Burgess Park, SE5 on lambethcyclists.org.uk
The first in a series, we will be exploring 10 of these fascinating buildings which are often overlooked, or even hidden from view.

Founded by Girdlers, Victuallers and Watermen, some have changed use over the years, but all retain their quiet serenity in an increasingly busy metropolis.

We will begin at the Friendly Society Almshouse in Burgess Park, SE5 (pictured right) and then cycle through Camberwell to Peckham where we will stop for lunch near Peckham Rye before heading off to Penge via Dulwich.

Our journey will be taken at an easy-going pace, but there will be one steep and hilly stretch towards the end.  The ride will finish approximately mid-afternoon at the Free Watermen and Lightermen’s Almshouse on Penge High Street (below).

Meet  Sunday 28 September 2014 at 10:15am for a 10.30am start, in front of the cafĂ© at Chumleigh Garden in Burgess Park (SE5 0RJ).  If you arrive early there will be time for a coffee before we head off. The ride will finish in Penge at approximately 4pm.

All welcome - no need to book. If you have any queries please contact ride organiser Lizzy Jamieson (contact 07961 117698).


Friday, 19 September 2014

Explore Clapham and Stockwell by bike this Sunday

This Sunday, 21 September 2014, Cycle Confident are running a free ride around Clapham and Stockwell. Gain an insight into your local area on this easy going leisurely ride suitable for all.

Van Gogh Walk on lambethcyclists.org.uk
The ride sets off from Clapham Common at 10am and takes in many interesting features of the Clapham and Stockwell streetscape including Van Gogh Walk (Pictured: Winner - Design Excellence - Placemaking awards 2013), Venn Street (Highly Commended, Excellence in Walking & Public Realm, London Transport Awards 2012) and the Edible Bus Stop as well as the brand new 'The Pavement' Clapham Old Town.

The ride will visit buildings such as the new Clapham Library, looking like a row of books, by Studio Egret West and the Grade II concrete modernist Stockwell Bus Garage designed by Adie, Button & Partners (1952), plus deep level air raid shelters and the home of Sir Charles Barry.

Meet 10am for 10:15 departure at the Bandstand, Clapham Common, SW4. The gentle eight mile ride is expected to finish at around 1pm.

More information on Capital Rides website
Photo of no left turn sign on Van Gogh Walk, SW9 on lambethcyclists,org,uk

Friday, 12 September 2014

Brixton Cycle Fair this afternoon and evening in Windrush Square

Come to Windrush Square, Brixton this afternoon and evening, Friday 12 September 2014, for the Brixton Cycling Fair.

Come for food, drink, Dr Bike checks and much much more.

Brixton Cycle Fair flyer on lambethcyclists.org.uk


The Fair is open in the Square 2pm-9pm

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Dr Bike checks this evening Clapham Common SW4

Lambeth Council are running their popular Dr Bike service every Wednesday in September at various locations around the borough.

This evening they will be offering bike checks at Clapham Common Northside (opposite the junction with Cedars Road, SW4 5:30-7:30pm

In addition tonight they are offering free bike lights for first 50 people attending and free bike marking and HGV awareness
The Dr Bike team can fix basic problems, adjust your bike and offer advice on further action if required. In most 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
3 September Brixton: Windrush Square, outside the Ritzy, SW2
10 September Clapham Common Northside: opposite junction with Cedars Road, SW4
17 September Waterloo: outside James Clerk Maxwell building opposite Imax, SE1
24 September Oval Triangle: opposite Oval tube station. SE11
All sessions run 5:30-7:30pm

Monday, 8 September 2014

One place still available on our bike maintenance classes starting tomorrow

One place is still available on our bike maintenance course starting tomorrow evening (Tuesday 9 September 2014) in Brixton

Email us today with your details to sign up 

Our course runs for five Tuesdays and covers all aspects of cycle maintenance with the focus on keeping your bike on the road.

Further information

Lambeth Cyclists are pleased to announce the return of our popular cycle maintenance classes after a two year break,

We have kept the format of the classes the same - a five week course of classes every Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm- but we have changed the venue.

The maintenance classes will now be held at new Lambeth bike shop Harbour Cycles on Coldharbour Lane, SE5 near to Loughborough Junction station.

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.
If you are interested in attending these classes please email lambeth_cyclists@hotmail.com and we will then send you payment details.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Sign up now for bike maintenance classes starting 9 September 2014

We are pleased to announce the return of our popular cycle maintenance classes.

Sign up now for a new set of classes starting on Tuesday 9 September 2014.

We have kept the format of the classes the same - a five week course of classes every Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm- but we have changed the venue.

The maintenance classes will now be held at new Lambeth bike shop Harbour Cycles on Coldharbour Lane, SE5 near to Loughborough Junction station.

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.
If you are interested in attending these classes please email lambeth_cyclists@hotmail.com and we will then send you payment details.