Friday, 22 July 2016

Join the Ride London Freecycle ride from Clapham Common on Saturday 30 July 2016

This year Ride London Freecycle will be once again be running a free led-ride from Clapham Common up to the main Ride London Freecycle event in central London.

Source Ride London website

Everyone is welcome on the free feeder ride which will depart from Windmill Drive Clapham Common at 10:30am on Saturday 30 July 2016 for the trip up to Parliament Square to join the main Freecycle ride through eight miles of traffic free central London.

Further details including registration on the Ride London website.

Description from Ride London website: Ride London will offer a brilliant opportunity to get the whole family together to experience the fun and freedom of cycling on traffic-free roads in central London. 

The 2016 event, which is part of a festival of cycling led by the Mayor of London’s office, will showcase new areas of the capital. The route will again take in the Strand and Lincoln’s Inn Fields and returns to the Victoria Embankment, taking in a section of the newly opened East-West Cycle Superhighway (CS3).

The eight-mile circuit passes iconic London landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England and again goes south of the river with a loop over Waterloo Bridge, offering stunning views of London.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Free Vauxhall One Dr Bike today at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

Vauxhall One will be running a free Dr Bike session today, 21 July 2016, 12-3pm at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Kennington Lane, SE11. Come along to get your bike checked and adjusted and pick up information!
Vauxhall One cyclist image
Further information at

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Free bike adjustments, information and advice with Lambeth Dr Bike this evening Clapham Common SW4

Lambeth's Sustainable Transport Team will be running their Dr Bike service this evening, Wednesday 20 July 2016, on Clapham Common Northside (opposite junction with Cedars Road), SW4 0AA.

Come along 5:30 -7:30pm to get your bike ready to keep on cycling through the summer.
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. The Police will also be on hand to advise on security and register and security mark your bike.

Lambeth will be running the Dr Bike service every Wednesday at across the borough through the summer. Further information at Lambeth website: Dr Bike

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

No Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride in July

Unfortunately we have had to postpone July's scheduled architecture ride, due to take place Saturday 30 July 2016 and looking at the architecture of the postal service, we hope to run the ride on Saturday 25 September 2016 instead

Monday, 18 July 2016

Lambeth Cyclists meeting Tuesday 19 July 2016 agenda

Lambeth Cyclists Agenda - Tuesday 19 July 2016, 7.30-9pm
Stockwell Centre, 1 Studley Rd, SW4 6RA (behind Stockwell Tube Station)

1. Attendees and apologies
Approval of minutes of last meeting
Matters arising not covered elsewhere in agenda

2. Lambeth Country Show stall review and 2017 ideas

3. Floral Ride review - repeat in 2017?

4. Lambeth Air Quality Action Plan

5. Lambeth Equality Streets - draft response at the meeting

6. Update One way to two way streets
Lambeth Council lead Jamila Barrett. List of potential streets to make two way for cycling presented by Simon Phillips at the last meeting had many omissions. Charlie is awaiting clarification on why and rationale for selection.

7. Lambeth Cyclists constitution

8.  Infrastructure:
Norwood Rd consultation: Draft LCC/Lambeth Cyclists response will be presented and discussed at the meeting for immediate submission before 20/7 deadline.

Charlie asked Richard Lancaster: "Is Lambeth at risk of losing money allocated but not yet spent?". Richard replied, "Presumably you are referring to Quietways. No, not as far as I'm aware, but programmes, roles and responsibilities are still settling down at TfL following the elections."

9. Architecture Rides and other events - Ride London feeder ride 10.30am from and 3pm return to Clapham Common on Sat 30 July: volunteer ride marshals sought.

10. Area News in brief
a) North Lambeth (Charlie Holland - Bishops, Princes, Oval, Stockwell)
Quietway 1: "We're looking to resurface the northern section of Cornwall Rd (between Stamford Street and Upper Ground) and Upper Ground (between Waterloo Bridge and Cornwall Rd. We will also change the existing cushions to sinusoidal humps on Cornwall Rd. However, timescales dependent on coordination with some of the utility works in the area. There are also some minor works along the route, including pigeon proofing Cornwall Rd bridge." Richard Lancaster, Lambeth Council

b) East Brixton (Clare Neely - Vassall, Coldharbour, Herne Hill)

c) West Brixton (Simon Still - Larkhall, Ferndale, Brixton Hill)
"As a general point, there are approximately 30 separate projects being delivered across the Quietways and Grid programmes and the work is being phased. We’re currently focused on delivering the first 7 schemes in August / September in the Larkhall / Streatham areas

d) Clapham (Colin Penning - Clapham Town, Clapham Common, Thornton)
"Windmill Drive: Consultation report, with a summary of next steps, will be available late summer." Richard Lancaster, Lambeth Council

e) Streatham (Charlie Ullman - Streatham Hill, St Leonard's, Streatham Wells, Streatham South)
Cavendish Rd: "consultation report available in August. Note all quietway schemes have been through public consultation" Richard Lancaster, Lambeth Council

f) Norwood (Paola Pagliarin - Tulse Hill, Thurlow Pk, Knight's Hill, Gipsy Hill)
See Consultation above
The first seven Quietways schemes planned in August/September include "the banning of north-bound vehicle movements on Estreham Road between Greyhound Lane and Streatham High Road (introduced as an experimental closure)." Richard Lancaster, Lambeth Council

11. AOB - speed cameras, Southwark/Lambeth meet with Director of Public Health, and dates of next meetings - 20 Sept, 18 Oct (guest: Richard Lancaster, Lambeth Council Transport Project Delivery)

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Join the Lambeth Floral Ride to the Lambeth Country Show on Sunday 17 July 2016

On Sunday 17 July 2016 Lambeth Cyclists is working with Lambeth Council to organise two fun and flowery rides to the Lambeth Country Show from the North and South of the Borough.

The floral ride will see cyclists on bikes decorated with flowers ride through the borough in a glorious floral carnival. We have invited local organisations, businesses and schools to decorate their bikes and come on the event. We hope you can join us too - decorate your bike and bring your friends, family and flatmates!

The first ride departs at 11:30am from Lower Marsh, near Waterloo Station in SE1 and will travel through Kennington Park Myatt's Fields Park and Loiyghborough Junction to Brockwell Park.

The second ride departs at 11:30am from the Rookery Cafe on Streatham Common, SW16 and travels via West Norwood and Rosendale Road to Brockwell Park.

For more information and to sign up for the Floral ride see