Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Brixton Cycles featured in the Guardian Bike Blog

Lambeth bike shop Brixton Cycles is featured in the latest Guardian Bike Blog.

The shop opened as a workers' cooperative in Coldharbour Lane in Brixton in 1983 and is shortly to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Brixton Cycles shop
Many of us in Lambeth have benefited from the services of Brixton Cycles over the years enjoying the friendly advice, range and bike repairs available first in Brixton and now at their Stockwell Road location.

Brixton Cycles at 145 Stockwell Road, SW9 is open six days a week 9am - 6pm and offers discounts for LCC members.

Read the Guardian Bike Blog - Brixton Cycles: 30 years of a bike shop where everyone is the boss

Brixton Cycles website

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Dr Bike this evening Kennington near Oval tube station

Come and get a free safety check and adjustments to your bike as well as information and advice on cycling in Lambeth  this evening, 24 September 2013, at Kennington Junction, near to Oval tube station. The session will run 5:30-7:30pm. This is the last of the summer 2013 Dr Bike sessions.

Lambeth’s Sustainable Travel Dr Bike team are offering check ups every Tuesday evening to keep your bike running on through the autumn and winter months. They will also have free gifts of lights to give out to the first 50 people at each session as well as information and advice.


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, 20 September 2013

Celebrate Car Free Day this Sunday on Landor Road, SW9

This Sunday, 22 September 2013, celebrate Car Free Day with the closure of Landor Road, SW9. Come along and see the busy through road between Brixton and Clapham transformed with grass on the street, bikes, food, music and much much more. The event will take place from 12-4pm with Landor Road closed all day.

We will have a stall - come along to find out more about cycling in Lambeth and our work.



Thursday, 19 September 2013

This Saturday why not Ride the Tube?

This Saturday, 21 September 2013, an exciting new event takes places: Ride the Tube is an urban exploration: cycle around London's tube stations to gain points and answer questions about London.

Ride the Tube is an unusual mixture of urban orienteering and cycling in which riders will aim to accumulate as many points as possible by riding between tube stations. It’s a bit like the OMM Bike (previously Polaris Challenge) mountain bike events. There are points for each station, and riders have to come up with their own routes between them.

The £25 entry fee allows you to ride in a team of up to five, or on your own.

You’ll be given a ‘mascot’ when you collect your entry pack from Trafalgar Square at the beginning of the day, and as you make your way round the city you’ll check in at each station by taking a photo of the station, a bicycle, and the mascot.

The points value of each station won’t be revealed until the start of the event, so participants will have to plan their strategy and route on the day. We’re willing to bet that Epping will be worth more points than Charing Cross, Brixton or Victoria though.

As well as prizes for the top three on points, there will be mini-challenges through the day.

Entry fees will all go into prizes and donations to charity. Half the proceeds will be split between three charities: London Cycling Campaign, Wheels for Wellbeing and Herne Hill Velodrome Trust.

Find out more and sign up on the Ride the Tube website

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Free Dr Bike bike check, information and advice this evening Waterloo, Lambeth SE1

Come and get a free safety check and adjustments to your bike as well as information and advice on cycling in Lambeth  this evening, 17 September 2013, at the Waterloo Roundabout, SE1 (outside Kings College). The session will run 5:30-7:30pm.

Lambeth’s Sustainable Travel Dr Bike team will be returning in September  to offer check ups every Tuesday evening to keep your bike running on through the autumn and winter months. They will also have free gifts of lights to give out to the first 50 people at each session as well as information and advice.


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

Monday, 16 September 2013

Lambeth Cyclists meeting Tuesday at the Effra Social

Come to the Lambeth Cyclists meeting this Tuesday 17 September 2013 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   (17 September 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.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Free Dr Bike safety checks, advice and adjustments this evening Clapham Common SW4

Come and get a safety check and adjustments to your bike as well as information and advice on cycling in Lambeth  this evening, 10 September 2013, on Clapham Common Northside (opposite Cedars Road), SW4. The session will run 5:30-7:30pm.

Lambeth’s Sustainable Travel Dr Bike team will be returning in September  to offer check ups every Tuesday evening to keep your bike running on through the autumn and winter months. They will also have free gifts of lights to give out to the first 50 people at each session as well as information and advice.


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

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Over 5,000 cyclists demand Space for Cycling

On Monday 2 September 2013 thousands of cyclists joined a ride organised by London Cycling Campaign to demand more Space For Cycling.
Space for Cycling Campaigners gather by the London Eye, Lambeth SE1 on lambethcyclists,org.uk
Photo from London Cycling Campaign

The ride started in Jubilee Gardens in Lambeth SE1 and proceeded across the river to Parliament where MPs were debating the report Get Britain Cycling produced by All Party Parliamentary Group on Cycling.

The procession, comprising over 5000 Londoners, chanted “Space for Cycling” while encircling the Mother of Parliaments – and inside many MPs also called for dedicated space to make cycling safe.

LCC will be working with other cycling organisations to take the campaign forward and ensure that Government at the national and local level delivers on the recommendations of the report.

See the BBC report of the debate
Get Britain Cycling report