Thursday, 28 August 2014

Dr Bike returns in September

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

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

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride 30 August 2014: London's Lidos

Join us this Saturday, 30 August 2014, for our latest easy going ride when we will be looking at some of London's lidos - bring your swimming costume if you fancy a dip!

Ride with us round some of London's glorious lidos, past and present.

We'll start at 10:30 at our local lido in Brockwell Park, a Grade II listed building which opened in 1937

We will then ride to Tooting Bec Lido, originally a building project for unemployed men, which opened in 1906. At 100ft by 30ft it may be the largest open air swimming pool in Europe. We ride past the ornate Streatham Common Waterworks (1888) then along the lively River Wandle to Earlsfield, our likely lunch stop.

After lunch we will pass the site of Wandsworth Open Air Pool in King George V Park.

Then we'll most likely take the overground to Gospel Oak for the Parliament Hill Lido. There we can have tea on the terrace overlooking the sleek stainless steel lined pool, and some of us will swim.

Bring your Oyster card or Freedom Pass, swimming gear, and a snack.

We will finish around 4-4:30pm.

Contact Geraldine on ger1ldine@yahoo.co.uk or 07739 232598 with any question

Meet 10:15 for 10:30am departure at Brockwell Park Lido (park-side), Brockwell Park, SE24

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Join us for Ride London this Saturday: feeder ride leaves Clapham Common 10:30am

This Saturday, 9 August 2014, cycle with more than 50,000 other cyclists around a traffic-free central London with the annual Ride London Freecycle event.

Join Lambeth Cyclists for a ride up to central London which leaves at 10:30am from Clapham Common.


Ride London Freecycle takes place on Saturday 9am - 4pm across a central London route stretching from Westminster to the City. See the map on the Freecycle website

Cycle at your own pace to take in London sights such as Buckingham Palace, The Mall, the Houses of Parliament, St Paul's and Trafalgar Square on a leisurely bike route. There will be festival zones at Green Park, St Paul's, Guildhall Yard, Leadenhall Market and Tower Hill where you can try out new bikes, fix bike problems, get food and drink and find out more about cycling in London.

There is no need to register - just get on your bikes and ride!

See Prudential Ride London Freecycle website




Join us for the guided feeder ride from Lambeth
Lambeth Cyclists will be running a guided 'feeder' ride up to central London from Clapham Common.

Come and join other cyclists from Lambeth on this safe and fully marshalled leisurely ride departing Clapham Common Bandstand at 10:30. We will also be leading a return ride in the afternoon. For further information contact Lambeth Cyclists - lambeth_cyclists@hotmail.com / 07973786015.


Friday, 1 August 2014

Free young people's cycle training courses in Brockwell Park and on Clapham Common in August

If you're over 10, living in Lambeth, and want to gain more cycle confidence sign up now for the summer holiday cycle training courses being run on Clapham Common and in Brockwell Park.

Lambeth Children's cycle training flyer 1The courses start on Mondays in July and August and consist of four morning or lunchtime sessions which will equip young people to cycle confidently on the roads. To take part you must be able to commit to attending all four sessions and must be able to bring your bike along.

Dates for the training are

Clapham Common or Brockwell Park 
9:30-11:30am or 12-2pm
Monday 4 August - Thursday 7 August 2014
Monday 11 August - Thursday 14 August 2014
Monday 18 August - Thursday 21 August 2014
Tuesday 26 August - Friday 29 August 2014

Lambeth Children's cycle training flyer 2
For more details and sign up see http://cycleconfident.com/sponsors/lambeth


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