Thursday, 31 July 2014

TfL proposes new segregated cycle route from Oval to Vauxhall Bridge

Transport for London have laid out their plans for the Lambeth section of cycle superhighway 5 which runs from New Cross to Westminster.

The proposals include a a two-way segregated cycle path running from Oval along Harleyford Road which will allow cyclists to avoids the dangerous gyratory system at Vauxhall Bridge (see diagram for Bridge layout). This new layout will offer cyclists coming from Oval an almost straight route across the bridge.


This scheme is separate from any future redevelopment of Vauxhall Cross and removal of the gyratory system. Work is set to start on this scheme later this year.

See https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/cs5-inner for further details and to add your views, the closing date for consultation is 14 September 2014.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Have you considered putting yourself forward for the LCC Board of Trustees?

Do you want to be more involved in the London Cycling Campaign? Could you put yourself forward as a trustee?

The London Cycling Campaign, as a charity, is overseen by a Board of Trustees which is responsible for the overall strategy of the  organisation.

Elected by the LCC membership and working with the staff team, the Board governs the organisation and oversees everything from strategy development to finances.

Half of LCC’s Board of 10 trustees is elected each year, with each trustee serving a two year term. Only members of the London Cycling Campaign may stand for election. Candidates must be proposed and seconded by two other LCC members.

Board members come from diverse walks of life. Their backgrounds range from entrepreneurship to academic research; their experiences range from community volunteering to competitive sport. What they all have in common is a passion for cycling and for making London a better city, through cycling.

LCC needs people who can see the bigger picture, work well with fellow Board and committee members and who can bring to the table their ideas, enthusiasm and opinions. On a practical level, you will need to attend bimonthly board meetings and attend at least one committee, which can also meet up to six times a year. These meetings take place in the evening at LCC’s office near London Bridge, generally start at 6.30pm and last up to two hours.

If you have any questions about standing as a candidate in the trustee elections please contact agm@lcc.org.uk

There are five vacant seats in this year’s trustee election. The nominations deadline for candidates in this election is 9am on Monday 11 August 2014.

To stand, please complete the Board nomination form and return it to the London Cycling Campaign office, or email a scanned copy to agm@lcc.org.uk, by the above deadline.

Further information on the LCC website

Friday, 25 July 2014

Join us tomorrow for our Lambeth Libraries cycle ride Saturday 26 July 2014

Join us tomorrow, Saturday 26 July 2014, for our latest easy going ride when we will be looking at our local Lambeth libraries.

Lambeth is fortunate to have a wide range of libraries around the borough each purpose built with a distinctive look. On this ride we will explore the 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

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