Thursday, 28 February 2013

Lambeth disabled cycling charity Wheels for Wellbeing is recruiting

Fabulous Lambeth based disabled cycling charity Wheels for Wellbeing is recuiting.

The charity was set up by former Lambeth Cyclists member Janet Paske and is based in Brixton Road, SW9.

The charity is looking to expand its “Cycling for All” initiative, an inclusive cycling network for London, in partnership with Bikeworks, Ecolocal & Pedal Power and funded for the next 3 years by Sport England.

The charity is also a new role of Community Engagement Officer, funded for 2 years by the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England & Wales.

Wheels for Wellbing are recruiting
"Cycling for All” Development Manager (FT)
"Cycling for All” Communications Officer (FT)
“Cycling for All” Cycling Solutions Officer (PT)
Wheels for Wellbeing Community Engagement Officer (PT)

Further details of these vacancies can be found on the Wheels for Wellbeing website

The closing date for applications is 14 March 2013.

Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride this Saturday 2 March 2013

This Saturday, 2 March 2013, come on a Lambeth Cyclists easy going cycle ride looking at London’s clocks and bells. 


We're all familiar with the phrases 'Bow Bells' and 'Oranges and Lemons, say the Bells of St Clements', and we know about the glockenspiel associated with the Swiss Centre that was in Leicester Square. But when have we ever stopped to listen to the various bells and chimes in London? This ride gives you a chance to do just that.

 The ride will start with a meeting under the clock in Waterloo Station, SE1  (pictured) on Saturday 2 March 2013 at 11:15am for a 11:30 departure. The ride ends at two minutes past six. Lunch stop along the way or bring your own lunch.

Contact Ride Leader Charlie Holland 07795 462568.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Census shows Lambeth has one of lowest levels of car ownership in UK

58% of Lambeth residents do not own car 

Results from the 2011 census published in December 2012 show that 58% of households in Lambeth do not own a car – up from 51% in the previous 2001 census.

This pattern of low car ownership is largely true of all inner London boroughs regardless of political leadership and wealth/poverty– looking at Lambeth's neighbours for example in Southwark the same proportion do not own a car whilst in Westminster its is higher with 63% of residents not owning a car. Wandsworth, where 45% of residents do not own a car, is more like the London-wide patterns but still has significantly lower levels of car ownership than overall England and Wales figure where only 26% of households do not own a car.

The low levels of car ownership are a reminder to Lambeth and other London policy makers and politicians that they should be prioritising walking, cycling and public transport over the needs of the private car and motorists.

Further information including rankings of local authorities on the ONS Census 2011 website

Friday, 22 February 2013

Sign up now for cycle maintenance starting Tuesday: one place reminaing for our next course

URGENT 22 February 2013: We have one place remaining for our cycle maintenance classes starting Tuesday (26 Feb) - sign up now by emailing chrisj52@hotmail.co.uk 


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 26 February 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."

Thursday, 21 February 2013

This Saturday come on the Southwark Cyclists Healthy Ride: meet 10am Peckham Square

Southwark Cyclists Healthy Rides poster

Our neighbouring London Cycling Campaign borough group Southwark Cyclists run easy paced rides on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Lambeth Cyclists meeting tonight in 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 February 2013) 7:30pm at the Priory Arms pub, Lansdowne Way, Stockwell, SW8.

We will be talking about Lambeth cycling matters including the Brixton SPD, the Waterloo Roundabout, developments which could impact on cycling as well as our forthcoming cycle training. and rides.

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!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride Saturday 2 March 2013 London's clocks: 'Tick-Tock, Ding-Dong, Keep Calm and Carillon'

Our architecture rides resume on Saturday 2 March 2013 with a ride looking at London’s clocks and bells. Everyone is welcome to join us on this easy going ride around central London.

We're all familiar with the phrases 'Bow Bells' and 'Oranges and Lemons, say the Bells of St Clements', and we know about the glockenspiel associated with the Swiss Centre that was in Leicester Square. But when have we ever stopped to listen to the various bells and chimes in London?

This ride gives you a chance to do that. The ride will start with a meeting under the clock in Waterloo Station, SE1  (pictured) on Saturday 2 March 2013 at 11:15am for a 11:30 departure. The ride ends at two minutes past six.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Boris Bikes coming to SW8, SW9 and SW4

Transport for London's ‘Boris Bikes’ cycle hire scheme is coming deeper into Lambeth - in December and January planning applications were submitted to Lambeth Council for new docking stations mainly located along Wandsworth Road and in the Stockwell area (see below for list of locations.)

Lambeth will consider these applications over the next few weeks and once planning permission has been agreed work will start on installing the new cycle facilities. It is understood that more planning applications for docking stations will be forthcoming.

Barclays Cycle Hire sign in Kennington on lambethcyclists.org.ukThese new locations will complement the existing Barclays cycle hire locations which are centred around the North of the borough in the Vauxhall, Kennington, Southbank and Waterloo areas

List of proposed Barclays cycle  hire locations
Footway Adjacent to Keybridge House, South Lambeth Rd SW8
Land at junction of Albert Square And Clapham Road SW8
Land adjacent to Heathbrook Hall, Heath Road SW8 
Opposite 663 - 671 Wandsworth Road SW8
Opposite 567 - 573 Wandsworth Road SW8
Opposite 125 South Lambeth Road SW8
Opposite 124 Clapham Road SW9 
Carriageway adjacent 19-24 Barton Court, Clarence Walk SW4
Pavement outside 282-294 Clapham Road SW9
Pavement outside bus garage, Lansdowne Way SW8
Pavement between 438 and 460 Wandsworth Road SW8
Pavement outside 1-40 Hindlip House, Wandsworth Road SW8
Carriageway opposite Courland Grove Baptist Chapel SW8
Carriageway adjacent Oasis Nature Garden Larkhall Lane SW4
Footway adjacent to Aston House, Wandsworth Road SW8
Carriageway adjacent Stamford Street Halls, Cornwall Road SE1 Lambeth Palace Road SE1
Footway Adjacent To Archbishops Park, Lambeth Palace Road London SE1

(the planning applications can all be found on the Lambeth website – search for Barclays on the planning applications database)

TfL Cycle Hire webpage

If you need to hire a bike in Lambeth for a longer time period than that offered by the Barclays bikes the excellent London Bicycle Tour Company in Gabriels Wharf SE1 offer a range of bikes for hire.