Barclays Bike Clinic Monday 2 July near Oval station

Call in for Dr Bike near to Oval tube station on your way to or from work on Monday!

On Monday, 2 July 2012,  BikeWorks will be running a Bike Clinic for passing cyclists at the junction of Kennington Park Road and Brixton Road on Cycle  Superhighway 7 near to Oval tube station, SE11.

Cyclists will be able to call in 7:30 - 10am and 4:30 - 7:00pm for repairs, adjustments and advice. The clinic with be staffed bike mechanics from the Barclays sponsored Cycle Into Work scheme, which provides training and skills for disadvantaged Londoners equipping them to work in the city’s growing cycling industry.


New research from Barclays shows over a third of London’s cyclists (34%) do not keep their bikes roadworthy because they find it too expensive, it takes up too much time or they simply lack the basic skills.

For cyclists unable to visit the four Bike Clinic locations on 2 July, Barclays has announced a partnership with Evans Cycles offering a 15% discount off bike checks and a 10% discount off any components for the month of July. EvansCycles vouchers will be available from Monday 2 July via Facebook.com/BarclaysBikes

More information on the Cycle Superhighways
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Architecture Ride this Saturday: South London Public Sculpture

This Saturday, 30 June 2012, the latest Lambeth Cyclists architecture ride will look at public sculpture around South London.


Brown Dog Memorial (photo wikipedia)Join us for a fascinating odyssey around Lambeth and neighbouring boroughs looking at the effect of public sculpture on the urban environment.

International Memorial to Seafarers on lambethcyclists.org.uk
We will visit more than 20 sites and some 40 works, including sculptures by Hepworth, Moore, Naum Gabo, Kenneth Martin, E. Bainbridge Copnall, Eric Kennington, Peter Peri and Maggi Hambling.

We will explore the extraordinary International Memorial to Seafarers, and tell the story of the Brown Dog Memorial in Battersea Park, a sculpture which caused riots.

Everyone is welcome on this easy going ride around Lambeth and the surrounding area. 

Meet Saturday 30 June 2012 10:15am for 10:30 start outside the Assembly Hall at Lambeth Town Hall, Acre Lane, SW2 1RW (see map). We will finish around 4:30pm in Borough High Street. 


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Free Dr Bike this evening Brockwell Park, Brixton


Lambeth's Sustainable Transport team will be running a free Dr Bike bike session this evening (Tuesday 26 June 2012) 5:30-7:30pm near the Lido in Brockwell Park, SE24

Dr Bike at work
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 June and July see list of dates below.

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

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Hike and Bike across Lambeth this Sunday

Bike Week 2012 concludes this Sunday, 24 June 2012, with Hike and Bike the Borough Lambeth Council's annual active travel event.

Participants will travel around a signed 18.5 mile route (left) travelling the full length of the borough arranged around four hubs: Archbishop's Park, Clapham Common, Streatham Common and Brockwell Park. Those taking part will be issued with a passport which will be stamped at the hubs where Dr Bike facilities and refreshments will also be available.

Lambeth Cyclists will be leading rides departing on the hour from 10am - 1pm.

Come along from 10am for a fun day out and discover more about our borough.






Further details on the Hike and Bike the Borough website
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Bike Week barbecue this evening Ruskin Park, SE5

Bike Week in Lambeth continues this evening, Thursday 21 June 2012,  with a joint Lambeth and Southwark Councils Sustainable Transport teams' barbecue and free bike check by Dr Bike in Ruskin Park, SE5.

Bikeweek Barbecue posterCome along 5-8pm for free food and drink in the park in celebration of cycling!


Lambeth Cyclists will be running a feeder ride to the barbecue - meet 6pm on the Southbank outside the National Theatre, SE1for a short ride to SE5.
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This evening come on an alphabetical adventure in North Lambeth!

This evening, Wednesday 20 June 2012, our Bike Week 2012 events continue with a ride exploring aspects of the North of the borough.

Entitled an alphabetical adventure in North Lambeth the ride will travel around locations from A to Z introducing 26 (and a few more) curious places, famous people and odd facts between Vauxhall and Waterloo.

Discoveries along the way will include circus and music-hall, pleasure gardens and drugs, gin and the underground, the true centre of London and, if fortune smiles upon us, the fastest animal in the world.

Meet 6:45 for 7pm start Lassco, Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, SW8 2LG (on Vauxhall Gyratory by the start of Nine Elms Lane - don't worry we're not cycling on the road there!)

For further information contact ride leader Charlie Holland 07795 462568
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Lambeth Cyclists meeting this evening Priory Arms, Stockwell

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 (19 June 2012) 7:30pm upstairs at the Priory Arms pub, Lansdowne Way, Stockwell, SW8. The first part of the meeting will be business looking at latest developments in cycling in the borough followed from approximately 8:30 onwards by drinks in the bar - it would be great to see you for all or just the second part of the meeting!
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Free Dr Bike this evening opposite Oval tube station

If you missed out on the Dr Bike at the Bike Breakfast this morning there is another opportunity to get basic bike adjustments and repairs carried out this evening.

Lambeth's Sustainable Transport team will be running a free Dr Bike bike session this evening (Tuesday 19 June 2012) 5:30-7:30pm on Kennington Park Road, SE11 opposite Oval tube station

Dr Bike at work
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 June and July see list of dates below.

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

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Cyclists enjoy coffee croissants and Dr Bike at the Lambeth Cyclists Bike Breakfast

A glorious sunny morning saw us serve coffee and croissants to passing cyclists at our Bike Breakfast outside the Lambeth Accord building on Brixton Road, SW9. This was the first event of our Bike Week 2012 programme.


As well as the refreshments passing cyclists were able to have basic bike repairs and adjustments carried out by CTUK bike mechanics and pick up maps and information on cycling in Lambeth and on Lambeth Cyclists.


See more photos on our Facebook page

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Cyclists - call in for free coffee, croissants and Dr Bike on Brixton Road tomorrow morning!

Cyclists travelling along Brixton Road on Tuesday will have a chance to call in for refreshents and basic bike repairs and adjustments as part of Bike Week 2012.
Lambeth Cyclists Bike Breakfast

Tomorrow morning, Tuesday 19 June 2012, 7:30 onwards Lambeth Cyclists will be a running a stall on the forecourt of the Lambeth Accord building, 336 Brixton Road, SW9.

We will be handing our coffee, croissants and information to passing cyclists. Bike mechanics will be on hand to offer bike maintenance  and adjustments. Call in between 7:30 and 9:30am to find out more.
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Lambeth Councillors to complete London to Brighton Bike Ride

This Sunday, 17 June 2012, a group of seven Lambeth Councillors will be cycling the annual British Heart Foundation London - Brighton cycle ride.

Council Leader Steve Reed will be joined by Lambeth Councillors and staff Mark Bennett, Lib Peck, Christopher Wellbelove, Pete Bowyer, Jane Edbrooke,  Nigel Haselden, Patrick Goodwin and Mark James to form a Lambeth team that will be cycling with in total 27,000 riders on the 54 mile ride. The ride sets off from Clapham Common early on Sunday morning. The team of councillors hope to raise ovber £1,000 for the British Heart Foundation.

You can sponsor the Lambeth Team on the Virgin Money Giving website

We wish them well and hope that the training they have undertaken on Lambeth's roads has given them an insight into cycling in Lambeth. 


Streatham Guardian -Lambeth Council leader is wheelie up for charity bike ride
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Free Dr Bike this evening Clapham Common

Lambeth's Sustainable Transport team will be running a free Dr Bike bike session this evening (Tuesday 12 June 2012) 5:30-7:30pm at Clapham Common: junction of Cedar’s Road and Clapham Common Northside, SW4

Dr Bike at work
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 June and July see list of dates below.

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

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Lambeth Cyclists events in Bike Week 16-24 June 2012

Tuesday 19 June Bike Breakfast: Croissants, coffee and Dr Bike 7:30-9:30am
We will be handing out leaflets, offering coffee and other refreshments and the services of Dr Bike to passing cyclists on the forecourt of the Lambeth Accord Building on Brixton Road – come along and find out more. Volunteers are also wanted for the stall – contact Chris James if you would like to volunteer.
Call in 7:30-9:30am Lambeth Accord Building 336 Brixton Road, SW9

Tuesday 19 June Lambeth Cyclists meeting 7:30pm
Our regular meeting followed by drinks (8:30ish onwards) downstairs in the bar – call in for the meeting or just come to social bit!
Priory Arms, Lansdowne Way, Stockwell SW8

Wednesday 20 June Ride: an alphabetical adventure in North Lambeth
Playfully riding from A to Z, this ride introduces you to 26 (and a few more) curious places, famous people and odd facts between Vauxhall and Waterloo. Discoveries along the way will include circus and music-hall, pleasure gardens and drugs, gin and the underground, the true centre of London and, if fortune smiles upon us, the fastest animal in the world.
Meet 6:45 for 7pm start Lassco, Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, SW8 2LG (on Vauxhall Gyratory by the start of Nine Elms Lane - don't worry we're not cycling on the road there!) Contact ride leader: Charlie Holland 07795 462568

Thursday 21 June Barbecue in Ruskin Park, SE5
Join other cyclists from across Lambeth and Southwark to celebrate bike week with a barbecue in Ruskin Park, SE5. The barbecue will run 6-8pm
Come along to the park or we will be running a feeder ride: meet outside the National Theatre, Southbank SE1 at 6pm for leisurely ride to Ruskin Park.

Sunday 24 June Bike and Hike the Borough
We are working with Lambeth on this now annual event. Find out more about your local area: cycle and walk around a route covering the length of the borough – pick up a passport in Archbishop's Park, Clapham Common, Streatham Common or Brockwell Park.

Cycle as much of the 18.5 mile dedicated route as you like collecting stamps at each of the hubs. Free Dr Bike available at the hubs. A great event for all the family.

Further information at www.biketheborough.co.uk.
We will be running led-rides departing from the hubs on the hour for much of the day – further information will be on our website. We need volunteers to marshall these rides – contact us for further details.
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Lambeth Borough Coordinator reflects on 12 years of cycling in Lambeth

At our May annual meeting outgoing Lambeth Cyclists' Borough Coordinator Philip Loy reflected on his 12 years' involvement.

Lambeth Cyclists members in LCC t-shirts

With the help of a powerpoint presentation Philip outlined the changes since 2000 reflecting on the improvements for cyclists that have been seen with the establishment of Transport for London, initiatives such as the London Cycling Network, the bike hire scheme and Lambeth Council's innovative work to get more people cycling across the borough. The increases in the numbers of people cycling in Lambeth and across London show the success of these positive developments.




Download his presentation for an insight into the progress made in cycling in Lambeth over the past 12 years.

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Last few places available on the Lambeth Cyclists maintenance classes starting on 26 June

Sign up now for the Lambeth Cyclists cycle maintenance classes - last few places available


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!

Cycle maintenance on lambethcyclists.org.uk
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."
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