Cycling training now free for Lambeth residents

Sign up now for free cycle training!

Lambeth Council is now offering free one to one cycle training to all Lambeth residents and everyone who works or studies in the borough.

Previously Lambeth charged a heavily subsidised £10 for the training but now is able to offer it free through new cycle training provider Cycle Confident.

So there really is no excuse for not taking the training – however experienced a cyclist you are it is always useful to have someone else assess your abilities and offer advice on how to cycle more safely.

Get your friends, family, flat mates, colleagues and anyone else to take the training too.

To find out more about the training and to book your lesson follow the links on our website or see www.cycleconfident.com/sponsors/lambeth.

Cycle Confident also offer school cycle training and free Dr Bike sessions in conjunction with Lambeth’s Sustainable Travel team.
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Come to the Lambeth Cyclists Christmas celebration this Tuesday

Lambeth Cyclists meeting on lambethcyclists.org.uk Come to the Lambeth Cyclists Christmas celebration this Tuesday 7:30pm onwards upstairs at the Priory Arms pub, Lansdowne Way, Stockwell, SW8.


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New Waterloo Roundabout proposals: better but still not Going Dutch

Following a formal consultation on changes to Waterloo roundabout, in which we and other cyclists offered suggestions on how the roundabout could be made more cycle-friendly, TfL have published new plans.

Map of new roundabout design 
These new plans include some measures –such as a 20mph speed limit and greater use of advanced stop lines- which will benefit cyclists if they are enforced properly.

However the plans continue with the kerb build outs which we fear will create ‘pinch points’ for cyclists. In no way will the new roundabout layout encourage mass cycling in the area or follow ‘Go Dutch’ principles.

TfL have stated that the work will be completed by early 2013.

See TfL consultation response and revised proposals

LCC - Transport for London must consider Dutch solution to make Waterloo roundabout safe
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Sign up now for January 2013 cycle maintenance classes

Make cycle maintenance your new years resolution. Sign up now for the next set of Lambeth Cyclists' maintenance classes starting Tuesday 15 January 2013.


Cycle maintenance on lambethcyclists.org.uk
Would you like to learn to do basic maintenance to avoid unnecessary costs and delays?

Come on our cycle maintenance classes, a new set of which will start on Tuesday 15 January 2013.

The course runs over five two hour sessions on Tuesday evenings and covers all aspects of cycle maintenance – with a maximum of eight participants per course you will be working on your own bike.

The course costs £55 – excellent value and instruction is by a qualified Brixton Cycles mechanic.

Contact Chris James –chrisj52@hotmail.co.uk if you are interested in signing up for the course.

We run the course several times a year so we will put you on the list for next course if all the places have gone.

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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No Lambeth Cyclists architecture rides in December and January

Our series of monthly cycle rides looking at the buildings and surroundings of London will take a winter break in December and January but we will be back in 2013 with new rides.

Got an idea for a ride? Come along to the planning meeting Our rides are generally easy going day trips around London and the surrounding area led by volunteers. If you are interested in leading a ride or have an idea for a ride do get in touch and we can advertise it to our members and work with you to develop the route.

We will be holding a meeting in early December to coordinate the programme for 2013 – do come along if you would like to be involved - contact Mark Knox mpknox@care4free.net.
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