Herne Hill Velodrome reopens 5 August 2005

The Herne Hill Velodrome is set to reopen on Friday 5 August following a period of closure due to discussions between British Cycling and the landlord. British Cycling have secured a three year lease which will allow them to keep the Velodrome open whilst they negotiate the redevelopment of the site to safeguard the future of the Velodrome. Further information is available at www.HerneHillVelodrome.org.

Tour of Britain finishing in London

The Tour of Britain professional cycle race will be finishing in Westminster on Sunday 4 September with a 45 lap race around central London as well as other races before the main event. The six stage race, starting in Scotland should have a very spectacular finish right on our doorsteps. Further information at www.tourofbritain.co.uk

Maps on the web

The excellent Transport for London maps showing London Cycle Network and other cycle routes through London are now available on the web as well as in paper form.

To access the maps go to www.londoncyclenetwork.org, click on Web Mapping at the top of the screen and enter the username public and password public – you will then be able to plan your routes from the comfort of your desk! (If you are unable to access the maps online ensure that your web browser has Javascript enabled – this may require altering the security settings)

Of course if you would still prefer a paper copy you can order them at www.tfl.gov.uk/cycles/routes/london-cycle-guides.shtml or telephone 020 7222 1234.

Book a cycle training session with Cycle Training UK

Book a cycle training session with Cycle Training UK.

For the price of one day’s Congestion Charge -£8- you can have a two hour lesson which will increase your cycling knowledge and skills and improve your confidence in road cycling. Further information on the training available can be found at the Cycle Training website www.cycletraining.co.uk or tel 020 7582 3535.

Lambeth Cyclists member Janet Paske who went on the training said that she “would thoroughly recommend the training. Despite over 10 years experience in the saddle, I learnt some new techniques and approaches which will make my cycling safer. And it is never too late to do that!”