Saturday, 31 August 2013

Join the Space For Cycling protest ride 6pm Monday 2 September

This Monday, 2 September 2013, join thousands of other cyclists to demand space for cycling. Assemble at Jubilee Gardens, Lambeth SE1 at 6pm

Despite the four recent cycling deaths and thousands of people taking to London’s streets in protest, Mayor Boris Johnson has ignored the public’s clamour for safe space for cycling.

The ride will depart at 6:30pm and take a route around Parliament Square past the House of Commons. On Monday evening MPs are debating cycling and the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group’s report ‘Get Britain Cycling’ to which LCC and many other campaigning organisations and individuals contributed.

The protest will remind the Mayor that providing dedicated space for cycling is vitally important for make our streets safe and inviting for everyone:
  • Main roads and major junctions need to be made safe for cycling using segregated tracks and cyclist-specific traffic lights to protect people from fast-moving and heavy motor traffic.
  • Local streets – where people predominantly live and shop – should transformed into spaces that are safe for cycling and walking by removing through motor traffic and reducing its speed.
The peaceful ride will be marshalled by experienced LCC volunteers. Meet Jubilee Gardens, Lambeth SE1 8XX 6pm for 6:30 departure


Thursday, 29 August 2013

Come on our Architecture Ride this Saturday looking at London lidos

Join us this Saturday, 31 August 2013, for a leisurely ride around some of London's lidos starting with Lambeth's lido in Brockwell Park, Herne Hill. Bring swimming costume, Oyster card and bike!

TfL poster
In the late 1920s London County Council, having built six lidos, offered London boroughs a subsidy to build their own. This resulted in the construction of 13 new lidos so that by the end of the 1930s London had around 50 lidos. Sadly many of these closed over the rest of the twentieth century until today when fewer than 20 lidos remain open. This easy going cycle ride will look at some of those that are still with us.

We will start our ride at Brockwell Park Lido, the 12th of the 13 which followed in the 1930s. Our next destination is Tooting Bec, which predates this expansion, having opened in 1906. It had been a project for unemployed men and is the largest lido in the UK. We’ll then ride along the River Wandle to stop for lunch at Earlsfield.

After that we will take the train to Parliament Hill Lido, a Grade II listed ‘super-sized’ lido on Hampstead Heath, where we can enjoy the terrace and cafe, and hopefully swim. Alternatively if the weather isn’t good we’ll continue northwards to the mouth of the Wandle at Wandsworth Town. This ride will be fascinating trip around art deco London architecture.




Meet in the car park outside Brockwell Lido, Dulwich Road, London, SE24 0PA Saturday 31 August 2013 at 10:15 for 10:30 start. The ride will last all day.`
No need to confirm: just turn up. Bring your Oyster, a snack, and swimming gear.

If you have any questions please contact ride organiser Geraldine at ger1ldine@yahoo.co.uk or ring/text 07739 232598.







Saturday, 17 August 2013

Lambeth Cyclists meeting Tuesday at the Effra

Come to the Lambeth Cyclists meeting this Tuesday 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 Tuesday evening   (20 August 2013) 7:30pm at the Effra Social. We are usually in the room to the right of the entrance or 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 - it would be great to see you for all or just the second part of the meeting.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride 31 August 2013 London Lidos

Join us on Saturday 31 August 2013 for a leisurely ride around some of London's lidos starting with Lambeth's lido in Brockwell Park, Herne Hill. Bring swimming costume, Oyster card and bike!

TfL poster
In the late 1920s the London County Council having built six lidos, offered London boroughs a subsidy to build their own. This resulted in the construction of 13 new lidos so that by the end of the 1930s London had around 50 lidos. Sadly many of these closed over the rest of the twentieth century until today when fewer than 20 lidos remain open. This easy going cycle ride will look at some of those that are still with us.

We will start our ride at Brockwell Park Lido, the 12th of the 13 which followed in the 1930s. Our next destination is Tooting Bec, which predates this expansion, having opened in 1906. It had been a project for unemployed men and is the largest lido in the UK. We’ll then ride along the River Wandle to stop for lunch at Earlsfield.

After that we will take the train to Parliament Hill Lido, a Grade II listed ‘super-sized’ lido on Hampstead Heath, where we can enjoy the terrace and cafe, and hopefully swim. Alternatively if the weather isn’t good we’ll continue northwards to the mouth of the Wandle at Wandsworth Town. This ride will be fascinating trip around art deco London architecture.




Meet in the car park outside Brockwell Lido, Dulwich Road, London, SE24 0PA Saturday 31 August 2013 at 10:15 for 10:30 start. The ride will last all day.`
No need to confirm: just turn up. Bring your Oyster, a snack, and swimming gear.

If you have any questions please contact ride organiser Geraldine at ger1ldine@yahoo.co.uk or ring/text 07739 232598.







Thursday, 1 August 2013

Join Lambeth Cyclists on Saturday for Ride London Freecycle

This Saturday, 3 August 2013, cycle with more than 50,000 other cyclists around a traffic-free central London.

Join Lambeth Cyclists for a ride up to central London from Streatham Hill and Clapham Common.





Ride London Freecycle takes place on Saturday 9am - 4pm across a central London route stretching from Westminster to the City. See the map on the Freecycle website

Cycle at your own pace to take in London sights such as Buckingham Palace, The Mall, the Houses of Parliament, St Paul's and Trafalgar Square on a leisurely bike route. There will be festival zones at Green Park, St Paul's and Tower Hill where you can try out new bikes, fix bike problems, get food and drink and find out more about cycling in London.

There is no need to register - just get on your bikes and ride!
(although you can register on the Freecycle website which will allow you to pick up a goody bag at Excel)

Join us for the guided feeder ride from Lambeth
Lambeth Cyclists will be running a guided 'feeder' ride up to central London from Streatham Hill and Clapham Common via Chelsea Bridge.

Come and join other cyclists from Lambeth on this safe and fully marshalled leisurely ride departing Streatham Hill (bridge behind the station) at 10am and Clapham Common Bandstand at 10:30. We will also be leading a return ride in the afternoon. For further information contact Lambeth Cyclists - lambeth_cyclists@hotmail.com / 07973786015.

Prudential Ride London information on the guided rides