Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Free Dr Bike session this evening West Norwood, SE27

Lambeth's Sustainable Transport team will be running a free Dr Bike bike session this evening (Tuesday) 5:30-7:30pm in West Norwood, SE27: on the  corner of York Hill and Norwood Road

As well as basic checks, repairs and adjustments to your bike you can also have your bike security marked and gain an idea of what lorry drivers see from their cabs and how best to remain visible at all times.


These Dr Bike sessions takes place every Tuesday evening in May, Juen and July (except 9 June) see list of dates below.

These sessions are provided by Lambeth's Sustainable Travel department - follow them on Twitter @Lambethsustrans and on Facebook

Friday, 25 May 2012

Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride tomorrow: London's Oriental influences

The weekend's weather  is looking good come on the Lambeth Cyclists' Architecture this Saturday, 26 May 2012, when we be looking at Oriental influences on London architecture.

Neasden temple
London's estuary faces east and for centuries influences and people have flowed in from that direction.

On this ride we'll be exploring some of the curious traces this oriental tide has left on London's architecture.

We'll be looking at eastern and middle-eastern influences on buildings ranging from temples and mosques to cigarette factories, cinemas and suburban villas.



We're beginning with a tour of the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, the great Hindu temple in Neasden, which means a slightly earlier start than most of our rides, as we need to get there in time for a 10.30 tour.

Bishopsgate Churchyard
Meet Euston station, by the ticket office on the left-hand side of the concourse, 9.40am, to get the 9.57 train to Harlesden, arrive 10.13. (It's a Watford Junction-bound train). Bring Oyster cards, or buy a train ticket.

After the temple visit, we'll travel back by train to Kilburn High Road to continue the ride.

Finish - near Covent Garden c 4.30.


Dress - For the visit to the Mandir, there are some dress requirements - so no exposed midriffs, nothing see-through, and no shorts or skirts above the knee - though sarongs can be provided.

Ride leader Mark Knox 07765 945530

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Philip Loy steps down after 12 years as Borough Coordinator

Our annual meeting in May saw Philip Loy stand down as Lambeth Cyclists Borough Coordinator after 12 years in the role.

At the meeting Philip reflected, with the help of a powerpoint presentation (available on this site shortly), on the progress that we have seen in cycling in the borough and across London.

Philip was thanked for his dedication to the role. We look forward to Philip's continued involvement in LCC's work at the Lambeth and London-wide level.

New Borough Coordinator elected
Charlie Holland was elected as Lambeth Cyclists Borough Coordinator for the next year serving alongside a Management Committee of Tresurer Chris James, Council Liaison Officer Clare Neely, Publicity Coordinator Luke Evans and Projects Coordinator Andrew Weir. Other Committee members will be brought in as required.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Free Dr Bike session this evening Brockwell Park, near the lido, Brixton SE24

Lambeth's Sustainable Transport team will be running a free Dr Bike bike session this evening (Tuesday) 5:30-7:30pm in Brockwell Park, Brixton: in the car park near the Lido, Dulwich Road, SE24

As well as basic checks, repairs and adjustments to your bike you can also have your bike security marked and gain an idea of what lorry drivers see from their cabs and how best to remain visible at all times.


These Dr Bike sessions takes place every Tuesday evening in May, see list of dates below.

These sessions are provided by Lambeth's Sustainable Travel department - follow them on Twitter @Lambethsustrans and on Facebook

22 May - Brockwell Park, by the Lido Dulwich Road SE24 0PA – 4 mechanics

29 May - West Norwood, corner of York Hill and Norwood Road, SE27 9DQ

Monday, 21 May 2012

Lambeth Cyclists' Architecture Ride this Saturday: London Oriental

Come on the Lambeth Cyclists' Archtecture this Saturday, 26 May 2012, when we be looking at Oriental infleunces on London architecture.

Neasden temple
London's estuary faces east and for centuries influences and people have flowed in from that direction.

On this ride we'll be exploring some of the curious traces this oriental tide has left on London's architecture.

We'll be looking at eastern and middle-eastern influences on buildings ranging from temples and mosques to cigarette factories, cinemas and suburban villas.

Bishopsgate Churchyard


We're beginning with a tour of the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, the great Hindu temple in Neasden, which means a slightly earlier start than most of our rides, as we need to get there in time for a 10.30 tour.

Meet Euston station, by the ticket office on the left-hand side of the concourse, 9.40am, to get the 9.57 train to Harlesden, arrive 10.13. (It's a Watford Junction-bound train). Bring Oyster cards, or buy a train ticket.

After the temple visit, we'll travel back by train to Kilburn High Road to continue the ride.

Finish - near Covent Garden c 4.30.

Dress - For the visit to the Mandir, there are some dress requirements - so no exposed midriffs, nothing see-through, and no shorts or skirts above the knee - though sarongs can be provided.

Ride leader Mark Knox 07765 945530

Friday, 18 May 2012

Sign up for Lambeth Cyclists bike maintenance classes: next set start in Brixton 26 June 2012

Cycle maintenance on lambethcyclists.org.uk
We are now taking bookings for the next set of  Lambeth Cyclists cycle maintenance classes.

Prepare your bike for summer cycling by learning how to do the basic maintenance to keep your bike on the road. Save money, develop your skills!

Lambeth Cyclists are organising more cycle maintenance classes: the next set of five classes will start on 26 June 2012.

Feedback from earlier classes shows they have been very well received. As one participant put it:

"Simon is a fantastic, patient teacher who makes sure everyone "gets it". I found the course to be great value, having paid for itself several times over in savings on shop servicing. Couldn't recommend it enough."

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Lambeth Cyclists annual meeting and celebration tonight

Lambeth Cyclists meeting on lambethcyclists.org.uk
Come to the Lambeth Cyclists meeting tonight!

We hope you can join us for Lambeth Cyclists' meeting this evening (15 May 2012) 7:30pm upstairs at the Priory Arms pub, Lansdowne Way, Stockwell, SW8.

The Priory Arms is a great pub with a good range of beers and food - see www.theprioryarms.co.uk/  for information on the pub.

Tonight's meeting is our annual meeting at which we will be looking back on the year and electing a new management committee. After the formal part of the meeting (from about 8pm onwards) we will be having drinks to thank our current Borough Coordinator Philip Loy who is standing down after 12 years in post. It would be great to see you for all or just the second part of the meeting!

Free Dr Bike this evening in Kennington: opposite Oval tube station

Lambeth will be running a free Dr Bike bike session Tuesday evening 5:30-7:30pm at the Kennington Triangle, opposite Oval tube station, SE11 (just off cycle superhighway 7)

As well as basic checks, repairs and adjustments to your bike you can also have your bike security marked and gain an idea of what lorry drivers see from their cabs and how best to remain visible at all times.


These Dr Bike sessions takes place every Tuesday evening in May, see list of dates below.

These sessions are provided by Lambeth's Sustainable Travel department - follow them on Twitter @Lambethsustrans and on Facebook


15 May - Kennington Triangle opp Oval station Kennington Park Road SE11 4PP

22 May - Brockwell Park, by the Lido Dulwich Road SE24 0PA – 4 mechanics

29 May - West Norwood, corner of York Hill and Norwood Road, SE27 9DQ

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Free Dr Bike bike checks and repairs this evening, Clapham Common SW4

Lambeth will be running a free Dr Bike bike session Tuesday evening 5:30-7:30pm at Clapham Common, junction of Cedar’s Road and Clapham Common Northside SW4 9SH

As well as basic checks, repairs and adjustments to your bike you can also have your bike security marked and gain an idea of what lorry drivers see from their cabs and how best to remain visible at all times.


These Dr Bike sessions takes place every Tuesday evening in May, see list of dates below.

These sessions are provided by Lambeth's Sustainable Travel department - follow them on Twitter @Lambethsustrans and on Facebook


1 May - Waterloo, outside the James Clerk Maxwell building, Waterloo Road, SE1 8WA

8 May - Clapham Common, junction of Cedar’s Road and Clapham Common Northside SW4 9SH

15 May - Kennington Triangle opp Oval station Kennington Park Road SE11 4PP

22 May - Brockwell Park, by the Lido Dulwich Road SE24 0PA – 4 mechanics

29 May - West Norwood, corner of York Hill and Norwood Road, SE27 9DQ

Monday, 7 May 2012

Shawcross re-elected

In the London elections Labour's Valerie Shawcross was re-elected as London Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark with a greatly increased majority.

Second was the Conservative candidate Michael Mitchell. Liberal Democrat Rob Blackie narrowly beat Green Party candidate Jonathan Bartley to third place.

As in 2008 in the Mayoral elections voters in Lambeth and Southwark voted overwhelmingly for Ken Livingstone.

We look forward to continuing to work with Val as our representative.

Full results for London Assembly seat
Valerie Shawcross, Labour, 83,239 votes (52.8% of total votes cast)
Michael Mitchell, Conservative, 30,537 votes (19.4% of total)
Rob Blackie, Liberal Democrat, 18,359 votes (11.7% of total)
Jonathan Bartley, Green Party, 18,144 votes (11.5% of total)
James Fluss, UKIP, 4,395 votes (2.8% of total)
Daniel Lambert, Socialist Party (UK), 2,938 votes (1.9% of total)
Turnout 37.3%

London-wide results for Lambeth and Southwark (voters voted for party)
Labour 78,174 votes (49.4% of total)
Conservative 30,498 votes (19.3%)
Green Party 20,151 votes (12.7%)
Liberal Democrats 15,945 votes (10.1%)
UKIP 4,216 votes (2.7%)
Christian Peoples Alliance 2,591 votes (1.6%)
BNP 2,048 votes (1.3%)
Trade Union and Socialist Coalition 1,891 votes (1.2%)   
English Democrats 1,075 votes (0.7%)
The House Party 695 votes (0.4%)
National Front 468 votes (0.3%)
Ijaz Hayat (Independent) 335 votes (0.2%)
Rathy Alagaratnam (Independent) 62 votes

London Mayoral election results: how Lambeth and Southwark voted
Ken Livingstone, Labour, 108,972 votes (37.7%)
Boris Johnson, Conservative, 63,779 votes (22.1%)
Jenny Jones, Green Party, 40,288 votes (14.0%)
Brian Paddick, Liberal Democrats, 39,312 votes (13.6%)
Siobhan Benita, Independent, 23,149 votes (8.0%)
Lawrence Webb, UKIP, 8,972 votes (3.1%)
Carlos Cortiglia, BNP, 4,321 votes (1.5%)

Further details and full London-wide results on the London Elects website

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Vote Bike today: Polling stations open 7am - 10pm

Today is election day: you have a chance to vote for the Mayor of London and for the London Assembly.

You may find analysis from the London Cycling Campaign useful when it comes to casting your vote in today's election.

diagram showing different London Mayoral candidates
LCC have produced a guide to what each of the candidates for Mayor promises for cyclists. Read the guide on the LCC website.

Remember you have three votes - one for the Mayor of London, one for the constituency London Assembly Member and one London-wide constituency member.

For the  choice of Mayor you can make two choices.

For more information on the process see the London Elects website

Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm. Find yours by entering your postcode on London Elects.

Photo of London Mayoral candidates

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

40,000 people sign LCC's Love London Go Dutch petition

Over 40,000 people have now signed the London Cycling Campaign's Love London Go Dutch petition - have you?
Love London Go Dutch logo on lambethcyclists.org.uk

Sign up now - “I want the mayoral candidates to pledge to make London more liveable for everyone by making our streets as safe and inviting for cycling as they are in Holland”

Sign the Love London Go Dutch petition on the LCC website

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Free Dr Bike bike checks and repairs this evening Waterloo Roundabout, SE1

Lambeth will be running a free Dr Bike bike session this evening 5:30-7:30pm at the Kings College James Clerk Maxwell Building on the Waterloo roundabout, SE1 8WA (click on postcode for map)

As well as basic checks, repairs and adjustments to your bike you can also have your bike security marked and gain an idea of what lorry drivers see from their cabs and how to minimise the danger by remaining visible at all times.


These Dr Bike sessions takes place every Tuesday evening in May, see list of dates below.

These sessions are provided by Lambeth's Sustainable Travel department - follow them on Twitter @Lambethsustrans and on Facebook


1 May - Waterloo, outside the James Clerk Maxwell building, Waterloo Road, SE1 8WA - Conways HGV

8 May - Clapham Common, junction of Cedar’s Road and Clapham Common Northside SW4 9SH Veolia HGV

15 May - Kennington Triangle opp Oval station Kennington Park Road SE11 4PP - Conways HGV

22 May - Brockwell Park, by the Lido Dulwich Road SE24 0PA – 4 mechanics – Veolia HGV

29 May - West Norwood, corner of York Hill and Norwood Road, SE27 9DQ - No HGV