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Southwark Cyclists

All you ever wanted to know about the Bike Train route!

December 9, 2016 |

Bike train rider Elaine organised her University of the 3rd Age (U3A) group for a leisurely ride along the bike train route. Here is their informative log of the ride plus lots of fascinating historical notes. [Will add more photos … Read More

New Pavilion at Herne Hill Velodrome

December 4, 2016 |

The new pavilion at the Velodrome is in place and looking good.  Stopped on the Healthy Ride (3 Dec, full ride report here: http://healthyrider.weebly.com/healthy-ride-reports-oct-dec-2016.html).  Lots of young people on the track and the mountain bike trail.  First view of the … Read More

Active travel to work really is good for your health and well-being

December 2, 2016 |

This post is directed at those thinking of starting commuting by bike.  We have known for a long time that people who exercise are fitter and healthier than those who do not.  But does exercise in the form of active … Read More

Cycling Without Age

November 28, 2016 |

Cycling Without Age started in Denmark (like many good things) and the picture probably shows the sea because it’s visible from nearly everywhere in Denmark (exaggeration, please don’t write in).

Not beside the sea but possibly beside the Thames, a … Read More

Cycle parking update

November 27, 2016 |

As part of their “Mini Holland” project, Waltham Forest have put in 30 cycle hangers. But with no fanfare at all, Southwark have so far put in 99!

Southwark Council have received requests for another 100 hangers, and are diligently … Read More

How to: Report Dangerous Driving to the Police

November 25, 2016 |

If you’re in London & have footage of mobile phone drivers or close passes you can now report it online.

https://beta.met.police.uk/report/report-a-road-traffic-incident/

If you see anything else that you want to report, then still use this form. It’s just that … Read More

By Air and Under Ground – a Non-typical Healthy Ride

November 21, 2016 |

Ride report. Healthy Ride + – 19th Nov 2016 Fourteen riders set out from the Cutty Sark on a sunny, but very cold, day. Rode across the North Greenwich peninsula to the O2 and boarded the Emirates “Airline”, the cable … Read More

Bike Train Survey: results

November 16, 2016 |

The results are in: what do riders and maybe-riders think of the Bike Train. Everyone who had done the Bike Train and responded to the survey had done it independently and would recommend it to a friend. All good. No … Read More

Champions!

October 24, 2016 |

All right then. The award didn’t quite look like that. In fact it looked like this (see below). All Bike Trainers will recognise Andy (the one on the left) with Deputy Mayor for Transport, Val Shawcross.

We won the Best … Read More

Who to Officially Complain to

October 20, 2016 |

Pothole? If Southwark or a local authority managed road/track, then I’ve vg response from using https://www.fixmystreet.com/

TfL maintenance issue? Report street faults (including traffic light faults) using their https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/urban-planning-and-construction/roadworks-and-street-fault. Select “Make a complaint” and Streets”

Systems like “fixmystreet” are … Read More

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