Friday, 17 June 2011

Bike Week 2011 in Lambeth: full programme of events

Bike Week 2011 events in Lambeth
Saturday 18 June 11am Leisurely ride to Richmond Park
A leisurely ride along the riverside from Clapham to Richmond Park followed by lunch at Pembroke Lodge.
Meet 11am at the Bandstand on Clapham Common

Sunday 19 June 1pm Incredible edible Lambeth ride followed by barbecue
Join us for a ride around the borough sourcing local foods and visiting key food growing projects followed by a barbecue in Myatts Fields Park.
The ride will set off from Myatts Fields Park and the barbecue will be held nearby from approximately 4:30pm onwards.
Meet 1pm at the bandstand in Myatts Fields Park, Calais Street, SE5 or contact Luke Evans (lseevans@yahoo.co.uk/ 07973 786015) for details of the barbecue.

Tuesday 21 June 7:30pm Lambeth Cyclists meeting
Our regular meeting upstairs at the Priory Arms, Lansdowne Way, Stockwell.

Wednesday 22 June 7:30pm South London Bike Film Club film night
Come and watch fascinating cycling related film Beijing Bicycle, about a seventeen year old country boy working in Beijing who gets his bike stolen
7:30pm upstairs in the Ruby Lounge, Vauxhall Griffin pub, 8 Wyvil Road, SW8 please email slbafc@gmail.com to confirm attendance

Saturday 25 June 10:45am Lambeth Cyclists architecture ride: Norman Shaw
Join us for a day long look at the architecture of Norman Shaw.

Richard Norman Shaw was the late-Victorian who broke through the Gothic / Classical stand-off in architecture by embracing an English vernacular style spiced up with Dutch and Flemish touches. Variously described as "Old Sussex", "Queen Anne", "Sweetness and Light" and "Freestyle", this featured red brick, white woodwork, gables, dormers, fancy plasterwork and raging assymmetry. He inspired a generation of architects to sometimes wild experimentation, and we'll see how the style plays out in studio houses, artistic suburbs, mansion blocks, offices and country houses in the town. John Betjeman called him "the founder of modern English architecture at its domestic best".

Meet in the park opposite Turnham Green tube station, Turnham Green Terrace, W4, at 10.45 for an 11.00 start. If you don't want to ride out there, you can take your bike on the District Line. If you get there early, there's a cafe, the Trinity, round to the right from the station.
Finish 4ish in Westminster.
Enquiries - Mark Knox 07765945530 

Sunday 26 June all day Bike the Borough
We are working with Lambeth on this fantastic all day ride event to round off Bike Week. Pick up a passport from one of four vibrant hubs and navigate the route around the sites of Lambeth on foot or by bike collecting stamps along the way and spotting the specially placed bikes to win prizes. Absolutely everybody is welcome and can ride with colleagues, family or friends, for fun or for charity. More information at www.biketheborough.co.uk.