Thursday, 23 May 2013

Lambeth Cyclists Management Committee election results

At our annual meeting on Tuesday 21 May 2013 we heard from London Assembly Member Val Shawcross (write up to follow) we also elected a new Management Committee to oversee the management of Lambeth Cyclists over the next year.

Charlie Holland was re-elected as Borough Coordinator (Chair). Chris James was elected as Treasurer and Nick Christian, Luke Evans, Richard Laidlaw and Clare Neely were elected to the committee with roles to oversee publicity, council liaison, events and rides on behalf of Lambeth Cyclists.

The meeting also passed a motion changing the constitution of Lambeth Cyclists- for further information on this or the new Management Committee please contact Charlie.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Free Bike Clinic this evening at Oval junction

Cycle along to Oval tube station on Wednesdays for free bike adjustments.

Barclays Bike Clinic on lambethcyclists.org.ukFrom Wednesday 8 May 2013 Tfl bike hire and superhighway sponsor Barclays is teaming up with social enterprise Bike Works to offer a free Bike Clinic every Wednesday in May and June.


The Clinic will operate  at the junction of Kennington Park Road and Brixton Road, at the fountain in the middle to the road near to Oval tube station in Lambeth SE11.


The clinic will offer cyclists free adjustments and safety checks from 5-7:30pm every Wednesday.

Dont forget also the free Lambeth Dr Bike sessions on Tuesdays at various locations around the borough

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Lambeth Cyclists annual meeting this evening 7:30pm in Effra pub Brixton SW2

Come to the Lambeth Cyclists' annual meeting this evening - Tuesday, 21 May 2013 7:30pm at our new venue the Effra Social, 89 Effra Road, Brixton, to hear from Lambeth London Assembly Member Val Shawcross (pictured right) on what Boris' grand cycling vision will mean for cyclists in Lambeth.
Photo of Val Shawcross on lambethcyclists.org.uk
source glalabour.com

Boris set out his vision in March with much fanfare but what will it actually mean for us in what is generally considered to be one of the most pro-cycling boroughs in London?

Val will give us an overview of the new strategy and what it means for us - as well as being Lambeth and Southwark London Assembly member she is also Chair of the Assembly's Transport Committee and so has an important role in overseeing the work of the Mayor and Transport for London.

This will be an opportunity to engage Val in discussions around cycling policy in London especially as it relates to Transport for London roads. These are the major red routes in the borough such as Clapham Road, Brixton Road, Streatham High Road as well as gyratory systems such as around Tulse Hill, Vauxhall Cross etc.

Lambeth Cyclists Management Committee elections
At the meeting we will also be electing the Management Committee for the next year: this is your chance to get involved in running Lambeth Cyclists.

Have you thought about getting more involved in our campaigning, communications or running rides and events? The following posts are up for election: Coordinator, Secretary, Treasurer, Council Liaison, Rides and Events, Membership and Newsletter, Publicity and External Affairs, Projects and Bike Events. For an explanation of each of the roles see below.  The commitment is not onerous and you can make the role your own: contact Borough Coordinator Charlie Holland (charlie@palaceofvariety.co.uk / 07795462568) to find out more.

Join us tonight at 7:30pm at the Effra Social, 89 Effra Road, Brixton SW2 (not Priory Arms, Stockwell as stated in newsletter)

Monday, 20 May 2013

Free Dr Bike at Waterloo Roundabout SE1 Tuesday evening

Come to the free Dr Bike Tuesday evening outside King's College on Waterloo Roundabout Lambeth SE1

Lambeth's fantastic Sustainable Transport Team will once again be running Dr Bike events at locations across Lambeth every Tuesday over the summer.

Lambeth Dr Bike on lambethcyclists.org.uk
Come along from 5:30-7:30pm on Tuesdays in Brixton, Clapham, Waterloo and Kennington  for a free safety check from an expert bike mechanic and lots of friendly advice on cycling and cycle training.


In May the Dr Bike sessions will take place in 

Brixton Windrush Square - SW2 1JQ on Tuesday 7 May 2013

Clapham Common Northside - SW4 0PN on Tuesday 14 May 2013

Waterloo Roundabout (outside King's College)- SE1 8WA on Tuesday 21 May 2013

Kennington Triangle, junction of Kennington park Road and Brixton Road (near Oval tube) - SE11 4PP on Tuesday 28 May 2013




Further information on the Lambeth website
Follow the Lambeth Sustainable Transport Team on Facebook and Twitter

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Southbank Cycling Festival this Saturday

This Saturday, 18 May 2013, come to the Southbank Cycling Festival outside the Royal Festival Hall in Lambeth SE1, 11am -5pm.

The Southbank Cycling Festival is a pop-up cycling festival with books, games, quizzes, talks and fun for cycling fans of all ages.


See flyer below


Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride this Saturday: Medieval and Tudor South London

This Saturday, 18 May 2013, come on our latest easy going ride when we will be looking at what remains of the Medieval and Tudor architecture of South London travelling from Croydon to Cheam.
Whitgift Almshouses on lambethcyclists.org.uk

Despite the passage of time many buildings still remain dating from this period when Croydon was a significant market town and home to the Archbishop of Canterbury at Croydon Palace, one of whom, John Whitgift, set up a foundation to provide charitable care for residents. The buildings constructed by the Whitgift Foundation such as the almshouses (pictured) will be amongst those we visit on this ride along with Croydon Minster, All Saints Church in Carshalton and Whitehall in Cheam.


We will be stopping for lunch at the Little Windsor Pub, Sutton (alternatively bring your own lunch) before finishing off at West Sutton Station.

We hope to be at the station in time to catch the 3:31 train home calling at Streatham, Tulse Hill, Herne Hill and Loughborough Junction/ alternatively you can cycle the eight or so miles back from Sutton to Lambeth.

Join us on this easy going ride - meet 10:15am at East Croydon station on George Street. Contact Anthony Gilmour on 0795 1572330 if you have any queries.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Free Dr Bike at Clapham Common SW4 this evening Tuesday 14 May 2013

Lambeth's fantastic Sustainable Transport Team will once again be running Dr Bike events at locations across Lambeth every Tuesday over the summer.

Lambeth Dr Bike on lambethcyclists.org.uk
Come along from 5:30-7:30pm on Tuesdays in Brixton, Clapham, Waterloo and Kennington  for a free safety check from an expert bike mechanic and lots of friendly advice on cycling and cycle training.


In May the Dr Bike sessions will take place in 

Brixton Windrush Square - SW2 1JQ on Tuesday 7 May 2013

Clapham Common Northside - SW4 0PN on Tuesday 14 May 2013

Waterloo Roundabout (outside King's College)- SE1 8WA on Tuesday 21 May 2013

Kennington Triangle, junction of Kennington park Road and Brixton Road (near Oval tube) - SE11 4PP on Tuesday 28 May 2013




Further information on the Lambeth website
Follow the Lambeth Sustainable Transport Team on Facebook and Twitter

Monday, 13 May 2013

Val Shawcross to outline what Mayor's cycling vision will mean for Lambeth cyclists

Come to the Lambeth Cyclists' annual meeting next Tuesday, 21 May 2013 7:30pm at our new venue the Effra Social, 89 Effra Road, Brixton, to hear from Lambeth London Assembly Member Val Shawcross (pictured right) on what Boris' grand cycling vision will mean for cyclists in Lambeth.
Photo of Val Shawcross on lambethcyclists.org.uk
source glalabour.com

Boris set out his vision in March with much fanfare but what will it actually mean for us in what is generally considered to be one of the most pro-cycling boroughs in London?

We hope Val can tell us - as well as being Lambeth and Southwark London Assembly member she is also Chair of the Assembly's Transport Committee and so has an important role in overseeing the work of the Mayor and Transport for London.

This will be an opportunity to engage Val in discussions around cycling policy in London especially as it relates to Transport for London roads. These are the major red routes in the borough such as Clapham Road, Brixton Road, Streatham High Road as well as gyratory systems such as around Tulse Hill, Vauxhall Cross etc.

Lambeth Cyclists Management Committee elections
At the meeting we will also be electing the Management Committee for the next year: this is your chance to get involved in running Lambeth Cyclists.

Have you thought about getting more involved in our campaigning, communications or running rides and events? The following posts are up for election: Coordinator, Secretary, Treasurer, Council Liaison, Rides and Events, Membership and Newsletter, Publicity and External Affairs, Projects and Bike Events. For an explanation of each of the roles see below.  The commitment is not onerous and you can make the role your own: contact Borough Coordinator Charlie Holland (charlie@palaceofvariety.co.uk / 07795462568) to find out more.

We hope you can join us next Tuesday at 7:30pm at the Effra Social, 89 Effra Road, Brixton SW2 (not Priory Arms, Stockwell as stated in newsletter)

Sunday, 12 May 2013

New venue for Lambeth Cyclists meetings: join us at the Effra Social from 21 May 2013

From 21 May 2013 our regular monthly meetings will be held at a new venue: the Effra Social at 89 Effra Road, Brixton, SW2. This is located near to Brixton town centre on the road toward Tulse Hill.
Photo of Effra Social pub
Effra Social from effrasocial.com

After four and half happy years at the Priory Arms in Stockwell we are changing the location of our meetings which are held on the third Tuesday of every month through the year, start time 7:30pm.

The Effra Social recently opened as a pub and is in the process of undergoing renovation. Currently it has no cycle parking at the front but we are in discussions  with the owners and Lambeth Council to remedy this; we hope to have stands in place if not for the May meeting soon afterwards.




Our next meeting to be held on 21 May 2013 will be our annual meeting, we hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Free bike clinic near Oval tube every Wednesday in May and June

Cycle along to Oval tube station on Wednesdays for free bike adjustments.

Barclays Bike Clinic on lambethcyclists.org.ukFrom Wednesday 8 May 2013 Tfl bike hire and superhighway sponsor Barclays is teaming up with social enterprise Bike Works to offer a free Bike Clinic every Wednesday in May and June.


The Clinic will operate  at the junction of Kennington Park Road and Brixton Road, at the fountain in the middle to the road near to Oval tube station in Lambeth SE11.


The clinic will offer cyclists free adjustments and safety checks from 5-7:30pm every Wednesday.

Dont forget also the free Lambeth Dr Bikes on Tuesdays at various locations around the borough

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Sign up for our cycle maintenance classes: next set starts 28 May 2013

Get your bike ready for summer cycling. Places still available for the next set of Lambeth Cyclists' maintenance classes starting Tuesday 28 May 2013 (note not 21 May as previously stated).


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 28 May 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."

Friday, 3 May 2013

Free Lambeth Dr Bike adjustments, advice and information every Tuesday in May, June, July and September 2013

Lambeth's fantastic Sustainable Transport Team will once again be running Dr Bike events at locations across Lambeth every Tuesday over the summer.

Lambeth Dr Bike on lambethcyclists.org.uk
Come along from 5:30-7:30pm on Tuesdays in Brixton, Clapham, Waterloo and Kennington  for a free safety check from an expert bike mechanic and lots of friendly advice on cycling and cycle training.


In May the Dr Bike sessions will take place in 

Brixton Windrush Square - SW2 1JQ on Tuesday 7 May 2013

Clapham Common Northside - SW4 0PN on Tuesday 14 May 2013

Waterloo Roundabout (outside King's College)- SE1 8WA on Tuesday 21 May 2013

Kennington Triangle, junction of Kennington park Road and Brixton Road (near Oval tube) - SE11 4PP on Tuesday 28 May 2013




Further information on the Lambeth website
Follow the Lambeth Sustainable Transport Team on Facebook and Twitter