Friday 8 June 2012

An Alphabetical Adventure in North Lambeth - Free led ride

The Jubilee has passed, the Olympics are a little way off, and in the meantime we have Bike Week from Saturday 16th to Sunday 24th June. Lambeth Cyclists are organising and supporting a number of free events (detailed below) that all are invited to join. I'm leading this ride:

An Alphabetical Adventure in North Lambeth
Wednesday 20th June, meet at 6.45pm for a 7pm departure to end around 9.30pm
RIDE REPEATED Wed 4th July - same time and place, as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

Playfully riding from A through to Z, this ride introduces you to 26 (and a few more) curious places, famous people and odd facts from the Mesolithic era to the present day between Vauxhall and Waterloo. Discoveries along the way will include circus and music-hall, pleasure gardens and drugs, gin and the underground, the true centre of London and, if fortune smiles upon us, the fastest creature in the world.

We'll gently twist and turn our way to cover a dozen flat miles, taking two to three hours, to work up a thirst for a lager at the end of the ride.

Meeting point: outside Lassco, Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, SW8 2LG (on Vauxhall Gyratory by the start of Nine Elms Lane - don't worry we're not cycling on the road there). Free, just turn up.

Other Lambeth Cyclists events that week are:
19 June Bike Breakfast: Croissants, coffee and Dr Bike 7:30-9:30am
We will be handing out leaflets, offering coffee and other refreshments and the services of Dr Bike to passing cyclists on the forecourt of the Lambeth Accord Building on Brixton Road – come along and find out more. Volunteers are also wanted for the stall – contact Chris James if you would like to volunteer.
Call in 7:30-9:30am Lambeth Accord Building 336 Brixton Road, SW9
Tuesday 19 June Lambeth Cyclists meeting 7:30pm Our regular meeting followed by drinks (8:30ish onwards) downstairs in the bar – call in for the meeting or just come to social bit!
Priory Arms, Lansdowne Way, Stockwell

Thursday 21 June Barbecue in Ruskin Park, SE5
Join other cyclists from across Lambeth and Southwark to celebrate bike week with a barbecue in Ruskin Park, SE5. The barbecue will run 6-8pm
Come along to the park or we will be running a feeder ride: meet outside the National Theatre, Southbank SE1 at 6pm for leisurely ride to Ruskin Park.
Sunday 24 June Bike and Hike the Borough
We are working with Lambeth on this now annual event. Find out more about your local area: cycle and walk around a route covering the length of the borough – pick up a passport in Archbishop's Park, Clapham Common, Streatham Common or Brockwell Park.
Cycle as much of the 18.5 mile dedicated route as you like collecting stamps at each of the hubs. Free Dr Bike available at the hubs. A great event for all the family.
Further information at