Saturday, 15 July 2006

Lambeth wins Sustainable Transport Borough award

Lambeth Borough Council have won the prestigious Sustainable Transport Borough of the Year award from Transport for London. TfL commended Lambeth on its work to promote sustainable transport and in particular its initiatives to promote alternatives to cars such as the ‘Love your legs’ campaign.

Lambeth Council love your legs poster on lambethcyclists.org.uk
Over the past year the number of school travel plans has increased in the borough from three to 27. The borough itself has taken a positive lead as an employer and compiled a travel plan for staff that impressed TfL.

Other initiatives such as the promotion of car clubs, cycle training and days such as the Bike for Fun day in Kennington Park were held up as examples of good practice in promoting sustainable transport.
Cabinet member for Environment and Culture Lib Peck, who attended our sustainable transport question time prior to the May elections, congratulated all the staff on this award which is as a result of their work over the past five plus years. We would like to think that Lambeth Cyclists has played a small role in the borough getting this award by our campaigning and gentle persuasion to promote sustainable transport.

Further information on Love Your Legs and links to information of workplace and school travel plans is available at www.lambeth.gov.uk/loveyourlegs

Saturday, 8 July 2006

Old and new combine for Bike Week 2006

A mixture of old and new favourites made up Lambeth Cyclists' Bike Week this year.

Our first ride was a pleasant and sunny river ride to Richmond Park along the Thames path. Other rides during the week explored the many interesting corners of the borough and the surrounding area. Our breakfast ride provided a good start to the working day and our ride to the barbecue in Vauxhall led to a very pleasant evening of eating and drinking. The Dulwich Dynamo ride on the Friday night saw us eating and drinking again starting at Olley’s Fish and Chips in Herne Hill. Our final ride of the week traced the varied scenery along the banks of the Thames between Dartford and Lambeth. Look out for Bike Week 2007 which will be held 16-24 June!

Friday, 7 July 2006

Lambeth Cyclists at the Lambeth Country Show

As usual on the weekend of 15-16 July 2006 we will be staffing a stall at the Lambeth Country Show described as ‘South London’s premier summer event’ and attended by over 100,000 people. This is a great day out and a good opportunity to raise the profile of cycling. We need volunteers to spread our message – so if you could spare an hour or two please contact Philip. Further information will be available nearer the time on the email list or at our meeting. If you’re at the Country Show do come and say hello and pick up the latest TfL and Lambeth cycling maps.

Tuesday, 4 July 2006

New edition of Lambeth Cycle Map launched

To coincide with Bike Week2006  Lambeth Borough Council published a new updated edition of the borough cycle map. This useful map shows cycle routes through the borough as well as giving basic information about cycle parking, cycle shops and other facilities available. Copies of the map should be available in libraries, bike shops and council offices or tel 020 7926 1240/ email cycling@lambeth.gov.uk. The map is also available to download on the Lambeth website