Calling Dr Bike!

Lambeth Council’s free Dr Bike events return on Wednesday evenings through the summer.

Dr Bike will look at your brakes, tyres, gears and the general road-worthiness of your bike.

The Dr Bike mechanics will fix any problems if it's possible to do it there and then. Otherwise they will tell you what is wrong so you can take your bike to a bike shop and explain the problem.


The police will be at the events marking bikes and adding details to BikeRegister.com. This can deter theft and will ensure that your details are on a nationwide database so if your bike is stolen, it is more likely to be returned to you.

The next few dates (Wednesdays, 5-8pm):

  • 24 May – Waterloo, outside James Maxwell Clerk Building, opposite Imax.
  • Special event: Saturday 27 May – Common People, Clapham Common bandstand, 1.30 - 7pm
  • 31 May – Stockwell, memorial garden on South Lambeth Road
  • 7 June – Brixton, Windrush Square
  • 14 June – Kennington, opposite Oval tube
  • 21 June – Clapham, at the junction of Cedars Road and Clapham Common Northside
  • 28 June – Waterloo, outside James Maxwell Clerk Building, opposite Imax.

More details about these and more Dr Bike events on Lambeth Council's website.

Architecture ride - medieval and Tudor south-west London

Our next architecture themed ride, an exploration of medieval and Tudor south-west London, will take place on Saturday 27 May.

Join us for a leisurely ride looking at the surprisingly numerous, but often overlooked, Medieval and Tudor buildings in south-west London.

This train assisted ride will start at Vauxhall station where we will catch the train to Chessington South before heading on a route taking in Old Malden, Kingston, Ham and finally Richmond upon Thames. We will then either take the train or ride back to Vauxhall.

The easy-going ride will be mostly along back roads and lanes. We will stop for lunch at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park.

Meet Saturday 27 May at 9.35am on the north side of Vauxhall Station to catch the 9.50am train to Chessington South. Or, join the train at Clapham Junction at 9.55am. Alternatively, meet us at Chessington at 10.20am

This ride will be led by Anthony. Contact number on the day: 07951 572330.

Get involved - attend our next meeting and consider joining our committee

Lambeth has the largest LCC membership of any borough in London, with over 1000 members.

We know many of you take time to respond to consultations, ask questions of your Councillors and help in many other ways. Thank you!

Over the coming year we would really like to boost our activity, but to do that we need to add to our existing committed committee members at our AGM on 20 June.

If this might be of interest please attend our meeting on Tuesday 16 May, 7.30pm to 9pm at the Stockwell Centre, 1 Studley Road, SW4 6RA. Alternatively email Charlie, Lambeth Cyclists' Coordinator.

Quietway 5 through Streatham

URGENT: Lambeth council is asking whether the filter installed to reduce rat-running on Estreham Road (Quietway 5) by Streatham Common station should stay or go.

We strongly believe that it should stay, and that it would be beneficial to introduce further filters in the area to make more residential streets access only to drivers.

Please respond to the survey now. The survey closes on 19 May.

If Lambeth remove this one then it is likely to make the introduction of more healthy streets measures in the borough even harder.