Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Do have an idea for a ride?

We are always on the look out for new ideas for Lambeth Cyclists rides. In recent months we have been focussing on the architecture/ features of London but we welcome suggestions for all rides. If you have an idea that you think would lead to an interesting ride in London or the surrounding area (including train trips out of London) do get in touch. We can help you devise a route and offer support in developing the ride. Contact Borough Coordinator Philip Loy – 020 8624 8677/ Lambeth_cyclists@hotmail.com.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Dr Bike in September

In September Lambeth Council is running a series of Dr Bike sessions in Lambeth parks and in Waterloo where you can get basic adjustments and repairs to your bike done for free – the sessions are running every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30pm as follows
1 September - Brockwell Park (in front of Brockwell Lido)
8 September - Clapham Common (corner of Cedars Road and North Side)
15 September – Waterloo (outside James Clerk Maxwell Building, Waterloo Road)
22 September - Streatham Common (opposite the Texaco garage)

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Skyride 2010 is coming

On 5 September 2010 the fourth annual Mayor of London’s cycle ride will take place - upwards of 60,000 cyclists are expected to enjoy the car free roads of central London.

As usual we will be running feeder rides to the main event and back again in the afternoon if required. Everyone is welcome on our feeder ride which will be over a cycle friendly route. Meet 10:30 for 10:45 departure at Streatham Hill Station, SW2or 11:15 for 11:30 depature at the Bandstand on Clapham Common, SW4. Further information on the Skyride is at www.goskyride.com

If you would like to volunteer to help with the feeder ride please contact us either by email or phone Philip. We will be discussing this at our August monthly meeting.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Lambeth Cyclists architecture ride report: 31 July 2010 London bridges

Birdge at Royal Opera House on lambethcyclists.org.uk
For this ride we journeyed to the edge of architecture and took a daring leap to join hands with engineering.

The two disciplines have co-operated, not always happily, in the design and construction of bridges.

But where does engineering end and architecture begin? What architectural statements do we want bridges to make? Would bndges be simpler and more elegant if left to engineers? Is there such a thing as pure construction? What happens when artists and sculptors get involved?

We considered these and other overarching questions as we sought out bridges old, new, modest, and grand - bridges over canals, rivers, roads, docks and alleys.

Thanks to Mark Knox for leading the ride. The photo shows the Bridge of Sighs, Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.