Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Cyclists from Lambeth to join 50,000 others at Ride London Freecycle - feeder rides from Streatham Hill and Clapham Common

Cyclists from Lambeth to join 50,000 others at Ride London Freecycle – feeder rides from Streatham and Clapham leave on Saturday for main central London event 

This Saturday, 3 August 2013, thousands of cyclists from across London will take in sights such as the Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and St Paul’s Cathedral cycling around a traffic free route stretching from Westminster to the Tower of London.

More than 50,000 cyclists are expected in central London for the Ride London Freecycle celebration of cycling. Lambeth Cyclists, the local borough group of the London Cycling Campaign, will be leading a feeder ride from the borough up to central London to join the main event.

 Everyone is welcome to join the free ride departing from Streatham Hill Station at 10am and calling at Clapham Common at 10:30 before heading up to central London via Cedars Road and Chelsea Bridge. The ride will be led by experienced cyclists together with a full team of marshalls and fully insured to ensure everyone reaches Ride London safely. A return ride will also be organised in the afternoon for those heading back to Lambeth.

Notes
The feeder ride to Prudential Ride London will depart on Saturday 3 August 2013 from Streatham Hill Station, SW16 (bridge behind station) at 10am and from the Bandstand on Clapham Common, SW4 at 10:30. Everyone is welcome to come along on the feeder ride – riders are advised to ensure that their bike is roadworthy and to bring a drink.

Lambeth Cyclists is the local Lambeth group of the London Cycling Campaign working to promote cycling, improve conditions for cyclists and raise the profile of cycling in the borough. Further information at www.lambethcyclists.org.uk / twitter @lambethcyclists

The Prudential Ride London Freecycle event is organised by the Mayor of London. Further information at www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk

Contact Luke Evans - lambeth_cyclists@hotmail.com / 07973 786015

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Free Dr Bike this evening Streatham Common SW16

Come to the free Dr Bike this evening at Streatham Common, Lambeth SW16 and get your bike tuned up for summer cycling. The Dr Bike trained bike mechanics will be able to adjust your brakes, gears and tyres and offer advice if further action is required. Information and other cycling materials will also be available.

Lambeth Dr Bike on lambethcyclists.org.ukToday, 30 July 2013, 5:30-7:30pm is the only time this year that the Dr Bike will be operating on Streatham Common so grab your chance whilst you can!





Lambeth Dr Bike flyer 2013 on lambethcyclists.org.uk


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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Get your bike ready for summer cycling with free Dr Bike tonight Oval Junction

Come to the free Dr Bike this evening at the Kennington Triangle: junction of Kennington Park Road and Brixton Road (near Oval tube) - SE11 4PP

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. The Police will also be in attendance to securely mark your bike.


Lambeth Dr Bike flyer 2013 on lambethcyclists.org.uk


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Friday, 19 July 2013

Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride 27 July 2013 Art Nouveau

Join us for our next easy going ride on Saturday 27 July 2013 when we will be cycling around London looking at Art Nouveau architecture.

Despite its origins in Britain, Art Nouveau is a rarity in England. This ride will uncover all the known works of Art Nouveau in London running through central London from Westminster to Aldgate and end at Blackfriars.


This ride will be led by LCC's Tom Bogdanowicz and last approximately three hours.

Meet 10:00am for 10:15 departure outside Westminster Abbey, SW1

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Lambeth Cyclists at the Lambeth Country Show 2013 this weekend

This weekend, 20-21 July 2013, we will be running our usual stall at the Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park, Brixton/Herne Hill SE24.
Lambeth Cyclists stall at Lambeth Country Show

We will be handing out information and maps and talking to local people about cycling. Do come and see us if you are visiting the Country Show.

Volunteers wanted - could you spend an hour or two talking about cycling?
We are also looking for volunteers for the day - could you help us for an hour or two on the stall? If so please email us with your contact details including phone number and when you would like to do it - we will be there approximately 11-7pm both days.


More information on the Lambeth Country Show website

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Join the LCC protest ride tonight 6:30pm Russell Square demand Space for Cycling

The London Cycling Campaign will be organising another protest ride tonight to call for more space for cycling on London's roads.

 Meet 6:30pm at Russell Square , WC1 for short protest ride to Holborn
Flowers in road taken from lcc.org.uk

Details from the LCC website:

On the morning of Monday 15 July 2013 another Londoner was killed under the wheels of a lorry in a street that provides no dedicated space for cycling.

We send our deepest sympathy to family and friends of the latest victim, who has no yet been named but is believed to be a man in his forties.

In response to this shocking death in Holborn today, the London Cycling Campaign is organising a second #space4cycling protest ride on Tuesday 16 July 2013 at 6.30pm, starting at Russell Square (see map below).

Only last Friday, 1500 people rode through Aldgate to protest at the lack of safe space for cycling where a 20-year-old was killed cycling on 5 July.

LCC chief executive Ashok Sinha said, "Three Londoners have now been killed in three weeks, all of them on busy roads that provide no dedicated space for cycling.

"Mayor Boris Johnson must take swift and radical steps to redesign our streets to make them safe and inviting for cycling.

"The evidence is clear: if the Mayor doesn't take urgent action, then more Londoners will die needlessly cycling on our city streets."

This latest shocking fatality, at the height of the rush hour in central London, will devastate yet another family and takes the death toll of cyclists in London up to three in three weeks.

As well as today's fatality, 41-year-old father Paul Hutcheson was run over cycling near Lewisham town centre on 24 June, while 20-year-old Philippine de Gerin-Ricard died at Aldgate on Friday 5 July on one of the Mayor's Cycle Superhighways.

Download the Space for cycling placards to attach to your bike: placard 1placard 2 on the ride.

Download and print out the flyer to distribute today


See the map of feeder rides organised by concerned protestors - and others are invited to add their start locations and times to the map created by @crispin_read.
Space for Cycling protest placard from lcc.org.uk

Lambeth Cyclists meeting this evening at the Effra Social Brixton

Come to the Lambeth Cyclists meeting this evening 7:30pm in the Effra Social pub, 89 Effra Road, Brixton SW2 

Lambeth Cyclists meeting on lambethcyclists.org.ukWe hope you can join us for Lambeth Cyclists' meeting this evening   (16 July 2013) 7:30pm at the Effra Social. We are likely to be at one of the tables at the front of the pub, ask if you cant see us!

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.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Free Dr Bike adjustments and check this Tuesday Waterloo Roundabout SE1

Come and get a safety check and adjustments to your bike as well as information and advice this evening, 16  July 2013, at the Waterloo Roundabout, SE1 (outside Kings College)

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.


Lambeth Dr Bike flyer 2013 on lambethcyclists.org.uk


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

Friday, 12 July 2013

Join the LCC protest ride 6pm this evening from Tower Hill calling for more space for cyclists

This evening, Friday 12 July 2013, the London Cycling Campaign are coordinating a protest ride from Tower Hill to Aldgate calling on the Mayor to provide dedicated space on the roads for London's cyclists.

Meet 6pm for 6:15 start at Tower Hill for a short ride to Aldgate: http://goo.gl/maps/8Czme

The protest ride will last approximately 20-30 minutes, including a brief stop at the junction of A11 Whitechapel Road and A1202 Commercial Street to pay respects at the place where last week's victim died

The ride will be marshalled by LCC staff and volunteers, and will finish at Altab Ali Park around 6.30pm

More details below (taken from the LCC website)
Image of London Cycling Campaign protest ride

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Free Dr Bike safety check and adjustments this evening Clapham Common SW4

Come and get a safety check and adjustments to your bike as well as information and advice this evening, 9 July 2013, on Clapham Common Northside (opposite Cedars Road), SW4. The Police will also be securely marking bikes and offering advice on how to stop your bike being stolen.

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.


Lambeth Dr Bike flyer 2013 on lambethcyclists.org.uk


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

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

London Cyclist magazine profiles Claud Butler bike company which started in Lambeth

The June / July 2013 edition of London Cyclist magazine -sent out regularly free to all London Cycling Campaign member- profiles the Claud Butler brand of bikes which was started by Claud Butler and had its first works in Clapham Manor Street, Lambeth SW4.

Read the article: Tom's London Classics: Claud Butler bicycles

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Good News for Cyclists: Lambeth to be most cycle friendly borough in London

Lambeth will be the most cycle-friendly borough in London where 8 – 80 year olds feel safe enough to cycle.

That is the vision of Lambeth Council's new Cycling Strategy which is set to be adopted by the Council's Cabinet at their meeting on 8 July 2013. The new Strategy offers a vision of an exciting new era where cycling in Lambeth goes from being a specialised activity undertaken by a select group to being the norm for Lambeth with cyclists reflecting the diversity of the local population.



The Cycling Strategy has 10 clear aims
  • Aim 1: Create safe and attractive streets for cycling through a mix of measures including a borough-wide 20 mph speed limit.
  • Aim 2: Encouraging and enabling a range of people to cycle so that Lambeth’s cycling population reflects the local population
  • Aim 3: Create a high quality network of routes with a variety of routes for different ages and abilities.
  • Aim 4: Reduce through traffic on residential streets where appropriate
  • Aim 5: Provide secure cycle parking at both ends of cycle trips
  • Aim 6: Promote modal shift to walking and cycling.
  • Aim 7: Increase the number of children cycling and make cycling to school the norm.
  • Aim 8: Improve road user behaviour through education, training and enforcement
  • Aim 9: Establish a local demonstration area to focus a range of cycle measures and showcase what can be achieved.
  • Aim 10: Deliver the strategy through co-operative working.
These aims were drawn up in consultation with stakeholder groups including Lambeth Cyclists and others with an interest in the local area. In particular the aims and vision came from a widely publicised and well attended Lambeth Cycling Conference held at the end of April (see summary and video).

The strategy takes a holistic approach showing how cycling not only offers cheap and reliable transport but also has a place promoting wellbeing and prosperity for all of Lambeth as well as cutting crime and promoting stronger communities.

This strategy will allow Lambeth to bid for funding from the Mayor of London who set out his own Vision for Cycling in which he pledges over £900million over the next 10 years to support cycling infrastructure improvements. Other measures will be funded from existing Transport Department budgets.

Lambeth Cyclists welcome this bold new strategy for cycling in Lambeth building on the borough's long history of supporting cycling under all administrations. We share the vision of making Lambeth the most cycle friendly borough in London and look forward to working with the Council to achieve this vision. 

New Lambeth Council Cycling Strategy



Free Dr Bike this evening in Windrush Square Brixton SW2

Come to the free Dr Bike this evening in Windrush Square, Brixton SW2

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.


Lambeth Dr Bike flyer 2013 on lambethcyclists.org.uk


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