Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride 25 October 2014: Regenerating London

Join us this Saturday, 25 October 2014 for our next easy going ride around aspects of the London cityscape. On this ride we will be looking at the theme of Regenerating London

The ride will visit three areas of large-scale regeneration in London to look at the architecture and design. We will also consider other social and environmental issues such as What is the provision for cycling? And public space? Have former industrial buildings been reused and converted successfully? Is there sufficient social housing?

Kings Cross (source
Photo of Olympics Velodrome on
Velodrome (source

We will start at a site of  regeneration in progress – the Elephant and Castle, and then continue up to Kings Cross, already substantially rebuilt with the new Granary Square and Central Saint Martins, plus new buildings by David Chipperfield and Allies and Morrison.

Heading east, the ride will then travel to the area in which the London 2012 Olympics took place including the Olympic Velodrome and Aquatic Centre as well as the Athletes’ Village (now flats), four new innovative ‘stumbling play’ children’s playgrounds (in the Olympic Park and Victoria Park), a new pagoda, several new bridges and sites of new developments in Fish Island and Hackney Wick, as well as the Olympic Park.

There will be a stop for lunch at a cafe, probably at Victoria Park, and we will aim to finish around 4.30pm in Stratford. Here you can either cycle back to Lambeth or take the train – DLR and London Overground allow bikes to be carried.

Meet: Saturday 25 October 2014 10.15am for a 10.30am start outside the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre West side, Walworth Road opposite the Strata (black and white building that looks like a lighter).

The ride will be led by Tessa Wright (07949 785258) and Tom Bogdanowicz.

All welcome: no need to let us know in advance, just turn up with a roadworthy bike

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