February’s architecture ride concentrated on London’s museums and galleries taking a look at the great buildings that grew up to house the nation’s treasures. We visited a mixture of the well known –the museums of South Kensington for example- and the more obscure before ending up for tea at the Imperial War Museum in Kennington.
March’s ride is set to visit architecture from the 1960s and 1970s. Entitled masterpieces or monstrosities? it was set to take in the National Theatre and South Bank complex, the Royal College of Physicians and other significant building of the period.
Coming up in April and May we have two further rides in the series – looking at the works of Voysey on Saturday 22 April and focussing on the architecture of the Medway area on Saturday 20 May. Charles Voysey was an ‘Arts and Crafts movement’ architect who spanned the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His architecture is noted for its long, low-roofed houses with coarsely plastered exteriors.
The architecture rides generally start early morning and last for most of the day. They offer a leisurely ride around the architect’s work with stops for refreshments and led by an enthusiastic guide. Further information on the rides will be available on the Lambeth Cyclists website and email group nearer the time or contact Janet Paske, tel 07740 457 528, email Lambeth_cyclists@hotmail.com.