Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Lambeth Cyclists annual meeting tonight 7:30pm Stockwell Community Centre

Join us for our annual meeting tonight, Tuesday 20 May 2014, 7:30pm at the Stockwell Community Centre, 1 Studley Road, Stockwell (behind Stockwell tube station).

At this meeting we will be reviewing the year and electing a new committee to oversee management of Lambeth Cyclists. This is your opportunity to get more involved in the running of Lambeth Cyclists helping to coordinate meetings, run campaigns, influence policy makers, and suggest projects and rides. If you are interested in standing for the management committee contact Borough Coordinator Charlie Holland.

As well as looking back on the year we will be looking forward to how we can continue our Space For Cycling campaign after the elections on 22 May 2014 as well as other events for the year.

Monday, 19 May 2014

New monthly meeting venue, starting this Tues 20 May

Each month, starting from this Tuesday 20 May, we'll be meeting at the (fully accessible with cycle parking outfront) Stockwell Community Centre, 1 Studley Road, Stockwell SW4 6RA
from 7.30 - 9pm (latest) after which we'll go for a drink round the corner at the Priory Arms, 83 Lansdowne Way, London SW8 2PB

Come to the meeting, come to the pub or come to both!

Friday, 16 May 2014

Join us for the Big Ride tomorrow

This Saturday, 17 May 2014, join tens of thousands of other cyclists for the Space For Cycling Big Ride.
Photo of lots of cyclists on LCC Big Ride

Scheduled just days before the London borough council elections this will be an opportunity to show politicians that cyclists matter and that we want our streets safe and inviting for everyone to cycle.

The ride will start at Park Lane at approximately 11am and run through a motor-traffic free central London. 


Lambeth Cyclists will be running a feeder ride, departing Streatham Hill and Clapham Common, up to the Big Ride.

Join us at 9:45 for 10am departure on Drewstead Road, Streatham Hill, SW2 (behind Streatham Hill Station) or at 10:15 for 10:30 departure at the Bandstand on Clapham Common, SW4. 


There will also be a ride back to Lambeth at 2:15pm after the event leaving from Temple Place.

More info on the Big Ride at lcc.org.uk/pages/big-ride-2014


Thursday, 15 May 2014

Lambeth Cyclists Annual Meeting Tuesday 20 May 2014 Stockwell

Join us for our annual meeting next Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 7:30pm at the Stockwell Community Centre, 1 Studley Road, Stockwell (behind Stockwell tube station).

At this meeting we will be reviewing the year and electing a new committee to oversee management of Lambeth Cyclists. This is your opportunity to get more involved in the running of Lambeth Cyclists helping to coordinate meetings, run campaigns, influence policy makers, and suggest projects and rides. If you are interested in standing for the management committee contact Borough Coordinator Charlie Holland.

As well as looking back on the year we will be looking forward to how we can continue our Space For Cycling campaign after the elections on 22 May 2014 as well as other events for the year.

We hope to see you on Tuesday

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Free bike checks, information and advice Clapham Common this evening 14 May 2014

Lambeth Council's Sustainable Transport team will be running a Dr Bike session this evening, Wednesday 14 May 2014, 5:30-7:30pm on Clapham Common Northside (junction with Cedars Road). Come and get your bike checked for free
Lambeth Dr Bike on lambethcyclists.org.uk

Qualified bike mechanics will be on hand to give your bike a look over and offer help with adjustments and advice ready for a summer of cycling.

Further information on the Lambeth website

Friday, 9 May 2014

Join us for the London Cycling Campaign Space for Cycling Big Ride on 17 May 2014

On Saturday 17 May 2014 show that cyclists matter: join the London Cycling Campaign Space for Cycling  Big Ride.

Meet 9:45am Streatham Hill station or 10:15 Clapham Common Bandstand

The event is being held the Saturday before the London local elections to show that cyclists matter and call on politicians to make the streets safer for cyclists. Everyone is welcome on this ride to show that cyclists matter.
LCC Big Ride

The Big Ride will travel on traffic-free streets from  Park Lane, with cyclists gathering from 11am for a midday start.

Enjoy riding through famous London locations such as Hyde Park Corner, Parliament Square, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square in a motor-traffic-free environment that's suitable for the whole family



Start your ride in Lambeth

Lambeth Cyclists will be running a feeder ride from Streatham and Clapham up to the Big Ride in Park Lane.

Join us at 9:45 for 10am departure on Drewstead Road, SW16 (behind Streatham Hill Station) or 10:15 for 10:30 departure at the Bandstand on Clapham Common, SW4 for the marshalled group ride up to the main event. This ride is suitable for the whole family. We will also be running a ride back to Lambeth at approximately 2pm.

Meet 9:45am Streatham Hill station or 10:15 Clapham Common Bandstand

For further information on the Lambeth ride contact Charlie Holland

Space for Cycling banner
More information about the Big Ride on the LCC website


Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Free Dr Bike bike repairs and checks this evening Brixton

Lambeth Council's Sustainable Transport team will be running a Dr Bike session this evening, Wednesday 7 May 2014, 5:30-7:30pm in Brixton's Windrush Square, SW2. Come and get your bike checked for free
Lambeth Dr Bike on lambethcyclists.org.uk

Qualified bike mechanics will be on hand to give your bike a look over and offer help with adjustments and advice to keep it on the road through the winter.

Further information on the Lambeth website

Friday, 2 May 2014

How can we make Clapham and Stockwell more cycle friendly? Public meeting 6 May 2014

How can Clapham and Stockwell be transformed into places where adults and children feel safe and comfortable cycling around?
Image: CycleLogical

Come to the PUBLIC MEETING arranged by Lambeth Cyclists on Tuesday 6 May 2014 7.30pm at Clapham Omnibus (the former library) , 1 Northside, Clapham SW4 0QW

Clapham and Stockwell are important residential, leisure and commercial centres within Lambeth which people from across the borough and from further afield travel to. These areas are well provided for by public transport and have some of the lowest levels of car ownership in the UK. And yet the area is dominated by motor traffic with major routes along the A3 at Clapham High Street and Clapham Road, the A205 South Circular and the A203 South Lambeth Road.

We know that cycling provides astonishing health benefits; doesn’t pollute; helps fight climate change; is cheap; and could provide a quick and independent form of travel around the central London area for adults of all ages as well as children.

Although improved over the past 10 years many Clapham and Stockwell roads remain intimidating; not just to children but also to many people who would cycle if it were made pleasant to do so. These areas have very cycle friendly routes available across the Common, along London Cycle Network Route 3 and potentially with all the Old Town improvements being undertaken but in many cases these fail to adequately link up with other roads and so cyclists are forced back on to fast moving routes. Cycle Superhighway 5 promotes a fast route for commuters up to the city and West end but can feel dangerous outside of rush hour times when there is a sense of safety in numbers..

What changes need to be made for Clapham and Stockwell to become places where people of all ages cycle without fear to friends, to shops, to school, or to work? How can we make Space for Cycling?

How long will it take for changes to take place and what obstacles need to be overcome? Are our schools, our doctors, our politicians, our businesses, our transport professionals, our police and our residents doing all they can to make this area fantastic for cycling?

How can we retain the benefits that motor vehicles provide in moving large numbers of people and heavy goods, while also being unconcerned about our children travelling by bike?

This is the fourth in a series of five monthly meetings around Lambeth providing a chance to meet Lambeth Cyclists, the borough group of the London Cycling Campaign, and discuss the neighbourhood changes needed to make cycling the easy and obvious choice for local journeys.

If you live in, work in, or travel through Clapham Common, Clapham Town, Ferndale or Stockwell wards then please come along.

PUBLIC MEETING arranged by Lambeth Cyclists 

Tuesday 6 May 2014 7.30pm at Clapham Omnibus, 1 Northside, SW4 0QW

Everyone welcome - please tell others

www.lambethcyclists.org.uk