Sign up now for bike maintenance classes from 23 June 2009

Lambeth Cyclists’ popular series of bike maintenance classes are starting up again in June. Giving a broad introduction to bike maintenance over the course of five weeks these classes will enable you to keep your bike on the road for longer.

The classes take place on Tuesdays, 6.30 - 8.30 pm at the offices of Lambeth Accord on Brixton Road, SW9 starting on 23 June 2009. The course of classes are 1st week: general introduction, 2nd week: brakes, 3rd week: gears, 4th week: wheels/tyres and 5th week: general session to fix any particular problems and follow up from previous weeks. They classes are taught by Simon Bendel of Brixton Cycles and cost £55 (or £5 if in receipt of income related benefits) for the full course.

If you are interested in signing up for the maintenance classes please contact Olivia / 020 7627 0165 for further details. A previous attendee commented “Simon is a fantastic, patient teacher who makes sure everyone "gets it". I found the course to be great value, having paid for itself several times over in savings on shop servicing. Couldn't recommend

Bike Week 2009 in Lambeth

Saturday 13 June to Sunday 21 June is Bike Week – the biggest national cycling event which aims to celebrate and encourage cycling. This year’s event focuses on the benefits that can be gained from cycling around our local area.

Bike Week rides and other cycling events are taking place across London and the UK. In Lambeth we are putting on various events which complement those being run by Lambeth Borough Council.

For further information on Bike Week events see or the LCC website.

Bike Week 2009 in Lambeth

Tuesday 16 June – Bike Breakfast and Dr Bike, outside 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7:30 – 9:30 am
Join us for our Bike Breakfast at the forecourt of 336 Brixton Road, SW9 between 7:30 & 9:30am/ Call in for information on cycling in London, free coffee & croissants as well as a chance to have your minor bike repairs fixed by Dr Bike.

Tuesday 16 June – Lambeth Cyclists Meeting, upstairs at Priory Arms, 83 Lansdown Way, SW8 7:30 pm
Our regular monthly meeting – we hope to be joined by officers from Lambeth Council’s Transport department to gain an idea of new developments in transport and cycling related policy in the borough and for us to offer constructive feedback.

Thursday 18 June – Barbecue in Ruskin Park, SE5, meet National Theatre, SE1, 6pm or 6:30pm outside the Ritzy, Brixton or go straight to event
Join us on a short feeder ride to Lambeth Council's Bike Week barbecue in Ruskin Park from either the stone circle near the National Theatre SE1 or from outside the Ritzy, Brixton, alternatively go straight to the event in Ruskin Park.

Saturday 20 June – ‘Best of Lambeth’ Architecture Ride, meet outside Ritzy, Brixton SW9 10:15 am for 10:30 departure
We celebrate Bike Week by selecting some of the most interesting buildings and sites that have featured on our rides over the past four years - and all within the boundaries of Lambeth. There is a whole lot of fascinating and fabulous architecture right on our doorstep so come along & be inspired to stay local! Lunch will be at a park cafe - so bring a picnic if you like - and we'll finish around 4pm. Contact - Mark Knox / 07765 945530.

Lambeth Cyclists Annual Meeting hears from Transition Town Brixton

At our annual meeting in April we heard from Patrick of the transport group of Transition Town Brixton. In a wide ranging presentation Patrick introduced the Transition Town concept and ran through the ways in which Brixton and wider Lambeth could be made more environmentally friendly and less dependent upon oil. In particular he highlighted ways of encouraging cycling and asked for our ideas and suggestions for working together.

We will be reviewing the results of the meeting to come up with ways in which we can work with Transition Town Brixton. More information on Transition Town Brixton can be found at

At the Annual Meeting we also reviewed the past year and elected a new Management Committee to oversee Lambeth Cyclists.

After a closely fought contest the following were elected:
Borough Coordinator: Philip Loy, Treasurer: Olivia Christophersen,
Council Liaison: Clare Neely, Rides: Chris James, Membership and newsletter: Luke Evans, Projects: Mike Cavenett, Publicity and external affairs: Charlie Holland.

The 2008-2009 Committee were thanked for their hard work.