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Secret Try and Ride Scheme (rush quietly)

June 20, 2017 |

Southwark has quietly introduced a Try and Ride or Hire and Ride scheme. Choice of four bikes and lots of goodies. For your £12 you get what Southwark reckons is £300 of equipment which is

Cycling to work associated with major health benefits – new study

April 23, 2017 |

More data on health benefits of cycling to work Risk of early death down by 41%.  Risk of developing cardiovascular disease or cancer down by 45%.  Amazing stats from an analysis of the Biobank data from 250,000 45-60 year-olds.  Comparison … 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

Bike Ballet — rehearsal dates and times

August 12, 2016 |

Dates and times for the rehearsals for Blazing Saddles have now been released. They will all take place in Dulwich Park, College Road SE21 7BQ. The meeting place is the Francis Peek Centre. If, like me, you’ve never heard of … Read More

Shout out for female ride leaders

August 9, 2016 |

Blazing Saddles is a new performance celebrating women, cycling and fashion. So naturally they want girls to help run it.  They want female ride leaders to help them manage up to 35 performers and 20-50 members of the audience who … Read More

Blazing Saddles (not the film) (Bike Ballet)

July 29, 2016 |

Blazing Saddles – a new cycling and dance project  

Bicycle Ballet is delighted to announce our new production, Blazing Saddles, an outdoor performance celebrating women & cycling & fashion, commissioned by Southwark Council & funded by Arts Council England. Part choreographed … Read More

Southwark Cyclists Bike Trains

March 7, 2016 |

Fed up with the trains? Take your bike instead — cheap and reliable 

Starting from 30th March, we will be running Bike Trains from Nunhead and Peckham Rye stations up to Blackfriars — taking in two parks, a traffic-calmed backstreet, … Read More

Blocking CS5 at Elephant / Ontario street / London Road

June 17, 2015 |

Come on buses, trucks and vans – you can do better than this ………………….we want a yellow box junction either side of the blue paint!!!

And a quid pro quo from the police for fining cyclists when works was in … Read More

Urban Cycle Loan Scheme for Southwark

February 19, 2015 |

Southwark Council have approved and funded the Urban Cycle Loan Scheme for a year, starting in March 2015. This scheme has run previously in several boroughs including Lewisham (link here http://lcc.org.uk/articles/lewisham-cycle-loan-scheme). It is delivered by the London Cyclists Project Team, … Read More

Draft Cycling Strategy – Comments from Southwark Cyclists

February 13, 2015 |

Southwark Borough Council published its draft Cycling Strategy in November 2014 (see post here). Southwark Cyclists submitted 16 pages of comments! Below are some highlights. For the full document, click this link: Southwark_Cyclists_Response_LBS_Cycling_Strategy_v05. Unfortunately the Council’s draft has now disappeared … Read More