Lambeth Cyclists all set for AGM 2007

Lambeth Cyclists’ Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 17 April  2007 at 8:30pm.

This will be a chance to review events over the past year and elect the new Management Committee. As there are no elections due this year we will be joined by Simon Brammer, Director of London Cycling Campaign, to hear about his vision for the LCC and cycling in London over the next few years. This should be very interesting and informative. As this is Simon’s first visit to one of our meetings it will also be a good opportunity for us to feedback to LCC central office the concerns of Lambeth cyclists.

At the AGM the Management Committee posts of Borough Coordinator (Chair), Treasurer and four or five other members, responsible for areas of working such as communications, rides, council liaison and campaigning are up for election.

So if you have any ideas for the development of Lambeth Cyclists now is your opportunity to get involved. All you need to do is put yourself at the AGM. The commitment isn’t huge –usually we have one informal committee meeting a month in addition to the regular Lambeth Cyclists meetings. To find out more about the Management Committee contact Borough Coordinator Philip Loy
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fillthathole.org.uk

fillthahole logo on lambethcyclists.org.ukCTC have launched a new service to report pot holes which allows anyone (not restricted to CTC members) to post details of road hazards such as pot holes which could cause a danger to cyclists.

Once posted CTC will report them to the relevant authorities (TfL/Lambeth in our case) and you can track the progress of the report on the website.


Go to www.fillthathole.org.uk for further information and details of problems already reported
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Bike Week 2007

Bike Week this year will take place from Saturday 16 – Sunday 24 June 2007. This week long ‘festival of cycling’ aims to promote cyucling nationally and locally with rides and events to promote cycling. We are planning a full series of rides, socials and other events. We are looking around for new ideas so if you have any suggestions or would be interested in leading a ride around Lambeth and the surrounding area please get in touch. We will be putting the final programme together at the beginning of May
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100% positive feedback for Lambeth Cyclists bike maintenance courses

Since September 2005, Lambeth Cyclists has run a series of seven bike maintenance courses each lasting five weeks each. Altogether 54 people have attended these courses and feedback from participants shows they have been really well received. An analysis of the feedback received has showed that 100% of those who completed the evaluation form (43 people) said they enjoyed the course and found it useful and would recommend it to others.
Lambeth Cyclists' cycle maintenance class on lambethcyclists.org.uk

A lot of the success of the course is down to the teacher, Mel Allwood, formerly of Brixton Cycles. Typical comments include "brilliant teacher”, "Mel certainly knew her stuff. She was very patient, very helpful and very amusing”, "really good, easy to follow, interesting and fun!”, "Thank you! I loved it”, "I have been evangelising all month”.

As well as empowering people to keep their bikes on the road (and costs down) by teaching the basics, such as fixing brakes and tuning gears, the courses have also focused on safety and helped to prevent problems before they occur. There are a small number of places left on the course that will run in Brixton for five weeks, every Tuesday, starting on Tuesday 15 May 2007. If you’re interested, email Olivia for further information. Further courses will be advertised on the Lambeth Cyclists email group and website..
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Lambeth short-listed for transport award

Lambeth Borough Council has been short-listed for two awards -Transport Borough of the Year and Cycling - in the London Transport Awards 2007.

The cycling nomination comes in recognition of the council’s focus on developing cycle facilities and road layouts that allow cyclists to ride in an assertive and safe manner, reducing conflicts with other road users.

Initiatives such as the cycle training available for £8 and the cycling in Lambeth map were in particular highlighted in the submission.

The winners of the two awards will be announced at the end of April. For further information see www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/TransportStreets
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Architecture rides March / April 2007

Lambeth Cyclists' monthly architecture rides are easy going social rides open to all generally held on the last Saturday or Sunday of the month. Each ride looks at the work of a particular architect or architectural themes, no prior knowledge is required.

March 2007’s ride took a trip around the works of 20th century architect Sir Edwin Lutyens who designed many commercial buildings throughout London as well as the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

General lying in hospital on lambethcyclists.org.uk

April’s Architecture Ride on Saturday 28 Apri 2007 entitled Hidden Hospitals, will be led by Chris James and Jennifer Butt and will explore the many buildings around London which were built as hospitals but which now have other uses (such as the general lying in hospital in SE1 pictured). This ride should take in many interesting undiscovered areas of central London.

More rides…
If you cannot wait for the next architecture ride or fancy something else Pollards Hill Cyclists run almost every week. For further information see their website www.pollardshillcyclists.org.uk. Other neighbouring LCC Borough groups also run regular rides – see the rides sections of the Southwark, Wandsworth, Greenwich and Lewisham Cyclists websites for further information – all are accessible through the main LCC website www.lcc.org.uk. If you would like to lead a Lambeth Cyclists rides get in touch
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