Free bike adjustments information and advice this evening Streatham Common

This evening, Wednesday 30 September 2015, Lambeth's Dr Bike team will be offering free bike checks 4 -7:30pm on Streatham Common, SW16 - on the Southside of the Common alongside Streatham High Road. Come along and get your bike ready for cycling through autumn into winter!

The Dr Bike team can fix basic problems, adjust your bike and offer advice on further action if required. In many cases Police will also attend to advise on security and offer a security registration and marking service. The first 25 people will get free bike lights.

The sessions will run 5:00-7:30pm 



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Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride 3 October 2015 Almshouses

This Saturday, 3 October 2015, join us for an easygoing ride looking at some of London's historic  almshouses.

Join us for the second in our series of leisurely rides exploring London’s historic almshouses.   Sometimes hidden and very often overlooked, these early examples of social housing were built to provide shelter for elderly people in need. Originally paid for by a mixture of city livery companies, wealthy business men and noble women  many survive on the London cityscape today. Some have changed use over the years, but all appear calm and peaceful in our increasingly busy city.

This easygoing morning ride will concentrate on almshouses in Chelsea, Victoria and Southwark.

Meet Saturday 3 October 2015 10:15am for 10:30 start outside Hopton’s Almshouses, Hopton Street SE1 9JJ.  The ride will finish at about 1.30pm at the Royal Hospital Chelsea where there is a cafĂ© for anyone who would like lunch afterwards.

All welcome, no need to book.  If you have any queries please contact ride organiser Lizzy Jamieson (07961 117698)
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Rosendale Road Quietway consultation meetings

Lambeth and Sustrans will be holding a series of meetings over the next few weeks to talk to local residents about the future of Rosendale Road, Herne Hill and help to shape the proposals.

Rosendale Road forms part of Quietway 7 which runs between Elephant and Castle and Crystal Palace. The aims of the Qietways programme is to create a network of low traffic routes for cyclists. More information on Quietways on the TfL website.

The meetings will be held at All Saints Church, Lovelace Road, SE21 8JY

Workshop 1 – Information Gathering Drop In Wednesday 30 September 2015 5–8pm
Workshop 2 – Co-design Workshop Saturday 10 October 2015 10.30am – 1.00pm
Workshop 3 – Co-design Workshop Wednesday 14 October 2015 5–7.30pm
Workshop 4 – Feedback Concept Showcase Saturday 24 October 2015 10.30am – 2.30pm

We encourage all cyclists in Lambeth and the surrounding area to attend to give cyclists' perspectivea and ensure that the Quietway is effective in providing a route which is suitable for all, especially less confident, cyclists.

More information on the Lambeth Environment website
Email rosendalefeedback@sustrans.org.uk

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Join us for Car Free Day in Estreham Road SW16 this Saturday

This Saturday, 26 September 2015, sees the annual Lambeth Car Free Day. This year a section of Estreham Road in Streatham, near to Streatham Common station, will be closed. Instead of motor traffic there will be a roller disco, pop up playground, a bike market, music, food, Dr Bike and much more. Come along between 12 and 4pm for car free fun!
Source Lambeth Council

Lambeth Cyclists will have a stall at which we will be promoting cycling in the borough and telling people about our activities.

Love Lambeth - Car Free Day comes to Streatham
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Free Lambeth Dr Bike bike adjustments, information and advice this evening Oval

This evening, Wednesday 23 September 2015, Lambeth's Dr Bike team will be offering free bike checks 5 -7:30pm opposite Oval tube station on Kennington Park Road, SE11. Come along to make sure your bike is ready for autumn and winter cycling.

The Dr Bike team can fix basic problems, adjust your bike and offer advice on further action if required. In many cases the Police also attend these sessions to advise on security and offer a security registration and marking service.


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15 years on... A look back at Car Free Day 2000

Brixton Cycles earlier tweeted a link to a film about Car Free Day in 2000, held 15 years ago today on 22 September 2000. The films brings back many happy memories of the day when Coldharbour Lane was shut to motor traffic for the day.

Watch the video


Car Free Day from Stephen Folorunsho on Vimeo.

Car Free Day 2015 takes place on Saturday 26 September 2015 when Estreham Road, SW16 will be shut for the day. Look out for the Lambeth Cyclists stall!
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September architecture ride postponed to 3 October 2015

Our September architecture ride will now take place on Saturday 3 October 2015 rather than 26 September 2015 as previously advertised.

This ride will look at almshouses around London -and will offer a fascinating insight into welfare provision before the advent of the welfare state.

Further details to follow...
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Free Dr Bike bike adjustments, information and advice this evening Waterloo SE1

Lambeth's Sustainable Transport Team will be running their Dr Bike service this evening, 16 September 2015, outside the James Clerk Maxwell building opposite the Imax Cinema, Waterloo Roundabout, Lambeth SE1 8XT. Come along 5 -7:30pm and get your bike ready for cycling through the autumn.
Lambeth Dr Bike service


The Dr Bike team can fix basic problems, adjust your bike and offer advice on further action if required. This is also an opportunity to see the view from inside a lorry cab and talk to Lambeth staff about lorry blindspots to avoid any possible problems. In many cases Police also attend these sessions to advise on security and offer a security registration and marking service.

The first 25 people will get a free set of emergency lights.

Lambeth will be running the Dr Bike service every Wednesday through the autumn and winter. Further information on the Lambeth website: Dr Bike Waterloo
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Lambeth Cyclists meeting this evening

We hope you can join us this evening (Tuesday, 15 September 2015) for our monthly meeting 7:30pm at the Stockwell Community Centre, Studley Road, Stockwell SW4.

At the meeting we will be discussing the Quietways programme. We will be joined for an update by Sustrans who are designing the Quietway from Waterloo to Croydon on behalf of Lambeth and
Quietway sign on lambethcyclists.org.uk
Transport for London. In particular we will be talking about Estreham Road in Streatham where exciting plans are being developed to create a truly cycle-friendly route.

We will also be talking about plans to make changes to Rosendale Road as well as hearing updates on the borough 20mph limit, Westminster Bridge Road, New Park Road and Loughborough Junction and Myatt's Fields area road closures and other cycling matters.

The meeting takes place on Tuesday 15 September 2015  7:30-9pm at the Stockwell Community Centre, 1 Studley Road, Stockwell SW4 (behind Stockwell tube station: lots of cycle parking available) 

Details of TfL Quietways
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Places still available for one-day cycle maintenance course on Saturday in Kennington

Looking to learn basic bike maintenance skills?

Lambeth's cycle training provider Cycle Confident are now offering one day basic cycle maintenance courses.

Held on Saturdays at the Cycle Confident base in Kennington the courses cover the basics of keeping your bike on the road.

The courses will run on
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12 September 2015
10 October 2015
14 November 2015
12 December 2015
9 January 2016
13 February 2016
12 March 2016


The programme for the day is
Morning: Session 1 - 10:30am to 12:45pm
M check - Outlining the parts of the bike
Wheels: - Removal and replacement
Tyres - Removal and replacement
Puncture repair - Wheel off Puncture repair - Wheel on
Gear Adjustment - Indexing

Lunch: 12:45am to 13:15pm

Afternoon: Session 2 - 13:15pm to 15:30pm
Gears Adjustment - refresh
Brakes - Pad replacement / Adjustment
Cable and Chain lubrication
‘Knowing your bike’ - Correct tools and simple checks required to keep your bike road worthy.

The courses are available to Lambeth residents and cost £18 for the day.

For further information and to sign up see http://www.cycleconfident.com/courses/maintenance/
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