Monday, 6 July 2015

Free Lambeth young people's summer holiday cycle training courses in Brockwell Park and Clapham Common

This year Lambeth will once again be offering cycle training courses for young people over the school summer holidays in Brockwell Park and on Clapham Common.

Lambeth cycle training courses flyer on lambethcyclists.org.uk
Sign up now to take part in these courses for young people aged 9 and upwards. The courses are free to young people who live or study in Lambeth.

The courses will consist of four two-hour sessions and will give young people Level 2 Bikability skills to cope with cycling in traffic.

The courses will take place in Brockwell Park and on Clapham Common and surrounding streets.

Click on the course date for further information and to book your place

Brockwell Park courses
27-30 July 2015 mornings
27-30 July 2015 afternoons

10-13 August 2015 mornings
10-13 August 2015 afternoons

24-27 August 2015 mornings
24-27 August 2015 afternoons


Clapham Common courses
3-6 August 2015 mornings
3-6-August 2015 afternoons

17-20 August 2015 mornings
17-20 August 2015 afternoons

All training is offered by Lambeth's training provider Cycle Confident

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Keep on cycling in the sunshine with free Dr Bike Brixton tonight

Lambeth's Sustainable Transport Team will be running their Dr Bike service this evening, 1 July  2015, in Brixton's Windrush Square, SW2 1EF. Come along 5 -7:30pm and keep your bike on the road in this glorious summer weather
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, 23 June 2015

Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride 27 June 2015 London in Literature

Photo of remains of Marshalsea Prison on lambethcyclists.org.uk

We hope you can join us this Saturday, 27 June 2015, for our latest ride around the London cityscape. This time we will be looking at London locations referenced in literature.

We can all think of London locations referenced in authors such as Dickens but London features in many works of literature, This fascinating easy-going ride will look at how the development of London’s built environment has been reflected in English literature with a cycle around the buildings referred to by authors including Dickens (remains of Marshalsea Prison, right), Chaucer, Dorothy and William Wordsworth, Jonathan Swift, Neil Gaiman and John le CarrĂ© (fictional MI6 headquarters below).

Meet Saturday 27 June 2015 10:15am for 10:30 departure at Lambeth Bridge: outside the Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 7LB 

We will finish at around 4pm and will stop for lunch along the route.
Enquiries in advance: 020 7326 1811. On the day: 07929 611510 or 07765 945530.
All welcome: no need to let us know in advance, just turn up with a roadworthy bike
Photo of 90 Charing Cross Road on lambethcyclists.org.uk

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Free Dr Bike this Sunday at Streatham Common Kite Day

This Sunday, 21 June 2015, the annual Streatham Common Kite Day takes place 11am-5pm. As well as lots of kites and related activities Lambeth's Sustainable Transport team will be running a Dr Bike stall where you can get basic repairs, adjustments, information and advice to keep you cycling through the summer.




More information on the Streatham Common Kite Day website

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Free Dr Bike checks adjustments and information this evening Waterloo SE1

Lambeth's Sustainable Transport Team will be running their Dr Bike service this evening, 16 June 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 Waterloo

Friday, 12 June 2015

Have your say on an important new Lambeth cycle route at our June meeting

We hope you can join us on Tuesday, 16 June 2015, for the next Lambeth Cyclists monthly meeting. 

At the meeting we will be hearing from Lambeth Council and Sustrans about the new Quietway which will run from Waterloo to Croydon via Clapham Common.

Tfl Quietways logo on lambethcyclists.org.uk
We want to make sure that this new route is more than just a bit a green paint and provides real Space for Cycling.

Our vision is a traffic calmed safe route suitable for all cyclists whether they are children going to school, people cycling for leisure or commuters wanting a quieter route away from the main roads.

We will be going through the route street by street so need local knowledge of the most cycle friendly roads to use and would welcome your knowledge of local problems.

As well as discussion of the new quietway we will also be discussing the latest cycling developments in Lambeth - how is the borough progressing with 20mph, two way for cycling and other cycling matters?.


The Lambeth Cyclists meeting takes place Tuesday 16 June 2015 7:30-9pm at the Stockwell Community Resource Centre, 1 Studley Road, Stockwell SW4 (behind Stockwell tube station: lots of cycle parking available) All welcome

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Free Lambeth bike checks, information and advice this evening Clapham Common

Lambeth's Sustainable Transport Team will be running their Dr Bike service this evening, 10 June 2015, on Clapham Common Northside (opposite junction with Cedars Road), SW4 0AA. 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 at  Lambeth website: Dr Bike

Monday, 8 June 2015

20mph in Lambeth delayed but still on track to be introduced by end of 2015

20mph sign on lambethcyclists.org.uk
Lambeth have delayed the implementation of the borough-wide 20mph limit to allow greater time for surveying and sign change-over to take place. Rather than late August the change is now expected to be introduced later in the year. The formal Road Traffic Orders to implement this measure have yet to be published - we will keep the situation under review

Friday, 5 June 2015

Lambeth to be first two-way for cyclists borough in London?

No Entry except cycles sign on lambethcyclists.org.ukAll one-way roads in Lambeth could be made two way for cyclists under plans being developed by the council's transport department.

Several one-way streets in Lambeth already have provision for cyclists to travel against the flow of motor traffic but there are still significant routes where cyclists cannot legally travel in the opposite way to other traffic.

Speaking at our April meeting Lambeth's Richard Ambler stated that the transport department's aspiration was that Lambeth would be the first two way for cyclists borough in London. He stated that they were expecting a change in regulations by the Department for Transport which would enable councils to bring in this measure on all roads in a certain area.

One-way gyratory systems such as Tulse Hill will not be covered by this measure -the council is undertaking a separate initiative which we understand plans to eventually remove all gyratory systems in the borough.

Lambeth Cyclists welcome this commitment as we believe that this is a significant step towards creating real space for cycling in the borough. We will be monitoring progress closely

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Dr Bike tonight in Brixton

Lambeth's Sustainable Transport Team will be running their Dr Bike service this evening, 3 June 2015, in Brixton's Windrush Square, SW2 1EF. 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