Segal and Span - Architecture Ride 20th October

Date: Sat 20th October 2018*
Meet: 10.30am outside the cafe (north side) in the middle of Brockwell Park.
Contact: Philip Loy
Mobile: 07577 293885

This ride will look at two 'pioneering' approaches to house building and design.

Our first visit will be to Walter's Way near Honor Oak, a reprise of our visit last year. The houses here were built by the residents themselves using a system designed by architect Walter Segal that did not require specialist skills. The spirit of self build and community housing continues today by various organisations and is an interesting solution to housing needs.

Our second visit will be to the Cator Estate in Blackheath to see some the examples of 'Span' housing, so called as they were designed to cater for the middle ground between large council estates and mansions for the wealthy, and to create genuine communities. They may look familiar now but at the time they were a radical reaction against the mock Tudor prevalent in post war architecture, using new construction techniques, featuring open plan interiors with large areas of glass, and integrated with landscaping.

It's likely that we will have a lunch stop between the two visits depending on timings, likely to be in Blackheath town centre. We should be finished by 4.00pm.

* Note this ride is not on the usual last Saturday of the month

Lambeth’s Circus and Music Halls - Architecture Ride 29 September

In the 250th year of Lambeth circus and the bicentenary of the Old Vic, discover the locations and hear tales of Astley’s Amphitheatre, the Canterbury Hall of Varieties and other local South London venues. More details here.

Led by Charlie Holland for Lambeth Cyclists, the borough group of the London Cycling Campaign. The ride is free, but booking is essential as places are limited to 20. Pre-book via email to

Date: Sept. 29, 2018 10:00 am - 1pm
Meeting Point: Emma Cons Gardens (opposite the Old Vic)
The Cut

New Lambeth Cyclists team elected

At our annual meeting, held on Tuesday 19 June, we elected a new management committee for Lambeth Cyclists.

The 2018-19 Lambeth Cyclists management committee is:

Joint Coordinators - Colin Penning and Simon Still
Treasurer - Chris James
Secretary - Charlie Ullman
Communications and campaigns - Henry Heath
Architecture rides coordinator - Mark Knox
Other committee members - Charlie Holland, Clare Neely, Paola Pagliarin and Lucy Swanson.

Lambeth Cyclists is the Lambeth borough group of the London Cycling Campaign, registered charity 115789.

Theatrical architecture - come for a ride on Saturday 30 June

Join us as we explore the theatre capital of the world.
London boasts a total of 241 professional theatres with more than 110,000 seats. Theatres form a key part of London’s international cultural prominence, together with making a huge economic impact on the capital.

The buildings that house London’s theatres are architectural wonders, often taken for granted by locals.

Our next Architecture Ride will be on Saturday 30 June exploring the history of London’s theatres through their design and architecture from the 17th to the 21st century.

Meet at the riverside outside the Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT at 10.30am.

Getting involved and help lead Lambeth Cyclists

Our meeting on Tuesday 19 June includes our AGM. It is a great time to get more involved.

Lambeth has the largest LCC membership of any borough in London, with more than 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!

Could you join the Lambeth Cyclists’ committee?
You don’t need any experience or qualifications, just an interest in promoting cycling in Lambeth and a few hours you can spare each month.

To find out more email Charlie, Lambeth Cyclists' Coordinator. If you don’t want to join the committee, you’d still be very welcome to attend the meeting!

The meeting starts at 7.30pm at the Stockwell Centre, 1 Studley Road, Stockwell SW4 6RA. This is just behind Stockwell tube station and there is plenty of secure cycle parking in the Centre's forecourt.

Council elections: demand space for cycling in your area

There are council elections on Thursday 3 May. Remember to vote on the day or to return your postal ballot if you have one.

Which candidates do you think will do most to improve cycling safety, enable more people to ride, and take steps to improve air quality?

At the last council elections we set out ‘asks’ for each council ward in Lambeth. Nearly every candidate signed up to help make them happen.

How well have they done in your ward?

Lambeth Cyclists recently analysed the council's progress towards its own cycling strategy. We found that progress on soft measures like training and parking 'are not, and cannot be, a substitute for a safe and attractive cycling environment.'

What you can do now: