Our programme of events for Bike Week 2011 was varied ranging from a cyclists’ breakfast and Dr Bike at which we spoke to cyclists passing on Brixton Road to specialist rides such as the incredible edible Lambeth ride exploring food growing in Lambeth, an architecture ride looking at the work of Norman Shaw and a bike related film.
The week finished with a Lambeth Council organised event: Bike the Borough where a fabulous sunny day saw hundred of riders cycle around Lambeth visiting parks over an 18.5 mile circuit. As well as the signed route there were led rides between four hubs of at Archbishops Park, Clapham Common, Streatham Common and Brockwell Park where entertainment and bike related events were taking place.
It was a great opportunity for everyone, young and old to discover the borough in a friendly non competitive way. Lambeth really is worth exploring and this offered locals, visitors, families, friends and people looking to meet fellow cyclists the perfect opportunity to do so.
Following a debrief with the organisers at our July meeting plans are going ahead for the 2012 event: to be held on 24 June 2012 – watch this space!