Friday, 27 February 2015

FREE RIDE Public and Street Art in the City of Westminster - Sun 1 March 2015


Where: Start point is the Cycle Hire docking station in Rampayne Street (just along from Pimlico tube station) at the junction with Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V 2PU 
Price: Free        

Officially placed (though sometimes controversial) works by renowned sculptors such as Rodin, Moore, Epstein and Frink, are interspersed with unofficial street art by artists such as Banksy during this ride. 
Bikes can be checked over before the rides starts. If you don't have a bicycle you can hire a Barclays hire bike at the meeting point - bike hire isn't included in the free ride.
Come and join us for a fun relaxing half-day exploring Westminster!
Book here onto this Cycle Confident ride on behalf of the City of Westminster.

Friday, 20 February 2015

FREE Nairn's London architectural ride - Saturday 28 February

In the first Lambeth Cyclists architectural ride (open to all) of 2015, we discover Nairn's London, some 50 years on.

Published in 1966, Nairn's London is perhaps the most provocative, inspiring and elegantly written book on London's architecture. After years out of print it was finally republished by Penguin just before Christmas.

On this gently paced ride in central London we'll visit a handful of the hundreds of buildings Ian Nairn wrote about in his book, listen to his words, find what (if anything) has changed, and see whether we argue over or agree with his opinion.

Expect to see buildings that you've passed hundreds of times but never noticed, and to find yourself looking at London in a sharper and more enquiring way.

Bring lock(s) and cash as we'll drop into a pub or two en-route, as Nairn surely would have done himself, and grab a sandwich for lunch.

Meet from 10.15 for a 10.30am departure at Kennington Cross outside The Doghouse pub, 293 Kennington Rd,  SE11 6BY. The ride will finish back in north Lambeth by 3pm.