Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride Sunday 28 April 2013 Autogeddon: in the tracks of the internal combustion engine

This Sunday come on an easy going Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride looking at the impact that cars have had on London's streets.

For better or worse, motor transport has changed the face of London over the past hundred years.

Photo of the Westway on lambethcyclists.org.uk
Westway (photo National Archives)
It has turned quiet back-streets into gridlocked contraflows, and carved mighty traffic arteries through unsuspecting suburbs; it has spawned a whole array of new building types, from humble filling-stations to vast multi-storeys; and it has transformed the design of other, more familiar structures, from factories to hotels to housing estates. All have been reinvented to meet the needs of the articulated lorry, the motor bus and the private car.

For many cyclists, these are – at least sometimes – the enemy. But you should know your enemy, and this ride will teach you how.
Streatham High Road on lambethcyclists.org.uk

This will be a leisurely easy-going ride around London. We will stop at a pub somewhere for lunch or alternatively bring your own food. Please ensure your bike is roadworthy. 

Thanks to David Garrard for arranging this fascinating ride.

Sunday 28 April 2013 
Meet: 10.45 for 11am departure  outside the Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington SW7 2RL 

Finish: About 4pm in Dulwich

Enquiries – Mark Knox 07765 94553/ mpknox@care4free.net