Saturday, 23 May 2015

Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride 30 May 2015 Graffiti

Join us on Saturday 30 May 2015 for our next leisurely ride around the London cityscape. This month we will be looking at graffiti around the city.

Often thought of as a fairly recent phenomenon street art or graffiti in fact has a long history dating back to prehistoric times. It was well established in the Roman era with several notable examples in the ruins of Pompeii.

London’s street art developed more vigorously after Camden Council invited over some US graffiti artists in the 1970s.
Banksy at the Grange SE1 on
In the UK Banksy brought graffiti into the art main stream with his work fetching hundreds of thousands of pounds at auction. Ambitious street artists now use a range of techniques and liaise with organisations that provide legal walls for large pieces.

The ride will start at 11am at the junction of Grange Road and The Grange in Southwark SE1, next to the Banksy graffiti (pictured right)

We will visit several walls in Shoreditch, including another Banksy and then go on to Fish Island and Hackney Wick.

If time permits we will also visit Camden, otherwise the ride will end in the Hackney Wick/Olympic Park area where there are many choices of rail and DLR transport. We aim to finish at 5pm. We will stop for lunch in a pub or cafe along the route.

Meet Saturday 30 May 2015 11am at the Banksy - corner of The Grange and Grange Road, SE1 3AD

All welcome: no need to let us know in advance, just turn up with a roadworthy bike

The ride will be led by LCC's Tom Bogdanowicz

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Cycle into summer with Lambeth Dr Bike this evening Waterloo Roundabout SE1

Lambeth's Sustainable Transport Team will be running their Dr Bike service this evening, 20 May 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

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Lambeth Cyclists meeting this evening - annual meeting and Vauxhall Cross

Come to our meeting this evening, Tuesday 19 May 2015, 7:30pm in Stockwell to hear about the latest developments at Vauxhall Cross. This meeting is also our formal annual meeting at which we will be electing a new management committee to take us forward over the next year.
TfL image of new Vauxhall Cross

As you will be aware construction of Cycle Superhighway 5, which will create a segregated cycle path between Oval and Vauxhall, is underway. But far more is planned that will ultimately make the area more people friendly.

The area is set to be transformed by the removal of the cycle and people-unfriendly one way system. After an initial consultation Transport for London is now working on proposals which they are set to publish later this year with completion of the project likely in 2020.

As well as hearing about the Vauxhall Cross developments we will be electing a new management committee for Lambeth Cyclists. This is your opportunity to get more involved in the running of Lambeth Cyclists helping to coordinate meetings, run campaigns, influence policy makers, and suggest projects and rides. If you are interested in standing for the management committee contact Borough Coordinators Charlie Holland / Richard Laidlaw.

Join us for our meeting at 7:30 - 9pm on Tuesday 19 May 2015 at the Stockwell Resource Centre, 1 Studley Road, SW4 (behind Stockwell tube station) - there is ample cycle parking in the Centre forecourt. 

Friday, 15 May 2015

Lambeth Cyclists Meet Tue 19 May

At our next meeting (7.30 - 9pm at Stockwell Resource Centre 1 Studley Road, Stockwell SW4 6RA) we'll have our AGM and have an update on Vauxhall Cross developments, see below. It's also our AGM, so if you're interested in joining the committee please let us know on the night.

From Richard Ambler, Lambeth's Cycle Programme Manager: 

For  your May meeting there will be a representative for Vauxhall Cross but nobody from Lambeth or Sustrans.

As discussed in the last meeting, I propose that we now agree to have every second meeting a design working group for Quietways and Grid. I will attend these, usually also with Sustrans. It would also be good if, as discussed, Lambeth Cyclists invited other Quietway and Grid Stakeholders to these meetings  such as Living Streets; Wheels for Wellbeing, emergency services. Therefore:

Quietways and Grid Design working groups:


I should also be able to update you on wider issues such as Nep2, 20mph, Equality Streets  at these meetings, but if there is a lot to update you on  (Nep2 and 20mph should be gathering pace soon) I could attend intervening meetings if I am available. 

Lambeth have just announced a Question Time on Transport on Wednesday 20th May at 7pm at the Town Hall:

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Ensuring cycle safety during road works in north Lambeth/Southwark

Southwark and Lambeth Cyclists are riding the road works in the northern parts of our boroughs with TFL,

Our aim is safer space for cycling and you can help by emailing issues (with photos if available) to .

The number of road changes going on in London is huge, with any one scheme going through many phases of on-site changes, with different continually changing temporary road layouts.

One lorry, or bus, can knock structures and make a previously safe area unsafe for cyclists. You may be the first to see this.

A small group of Southwark and Lambeth cyclists met up with a TfL road works traffic management engineer on Thursday morning and rode through Blackfriars Rd, Elephant and Castle, the Oval junctions, Kennington Road and Harleyford Road. We noted issues and took photos with the TfL engineer.

We saw some potentially dangerous schemes and discussed with the engineer measures that could improve them. Some changes were implemented on the day.

We will repeat the exercise over the coming weeks.

We hope that those involved in road works traffic management, e.g. contractors and on site managers, will gain a better understanding of cycle specific dangers, and guard against them. TfL also are keen to learn. We can help them with our experience and knowledge. We can let them see through our eyes and learn through our experiences.

Please keep us updated with your *pictures* – we need road name, direction and a short line on the issue PLEASE!! Especially when there’s been a sudden change. Due to the rapid changes of some layouts, a picture is strongly requested.
Send them to

Friday, 24 April 2015

Lambeth Cyclists ride this Sunday: Medieval and Tudor South West London

Join us on Sunday 26 April 2015 for our next leisurely ride around the London cityscape. This month we will be cycling around looking at the surprisingly numerous, but often overlooked, Medieval and Tudor building remains in South West London.

St Mary's Chessington (source
This train assisted-ride will start at Vauxhall Station where we will catch the train to Chessington South before heading on a route taking in Old Malden, Kingston, Ham and finally Richmond upon Thames. We will then either take the train or cycle back to Vauxhall.

The easy-going ride will be mostly along back roads and lanes. We will stop for lunch in a pub in Kingston

Meet Sunday 26 April 2015 9:40am Vauxhall Station to catch the 9:55 train to Chessington South, or meet us at Chessington at 10:25.  

If running late, you could catch the next train half an hour later and get off at Malden Manor.  

All welcome: no need to let us know in advance: just turn up with a roadworthy bike

Contact ride leader Anthony Gilmour 07951 572330