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Lewisham Cycle Buddies

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Lewisham Cyclists is launching a Cycle Buddies scheme. This will pair new bike riders with more experienced cyclists, to help build their confidence. We’ve been running an informal scheme for a while – now we’re expanding it and making it easier to request a buddy. Many people have started cycling in recent months, to avoid using public transport or getting stuck in traffic. Lewisham Cyclists wants to support anyone who… Read More »Lewisham Cycle Buddies

Answering “The Horrified Cyclist”

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Local cyclist, environmentalist and Labour member Matthew Snowling, (those are the words he uses to he describe himself, by the way) recently wrote a piece for One Lewisham, attacking the LTN’s. I read it. I’m so fed up of unsubstantiated, poorly evidenced attacks on any attempts to reduce car use and finally decided I just couldn’t ignore this one. Especially as it’s from a cyclist and someone who claims to… Read More »Answering “The Horrified Cyclist”

Catford and the South Circular

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Sadly, yet another person has been seriously injured on the stretch of the South Circular Rd that runs through Catford Town Centre. Its only a few months since Lewisham Cyclists rode in remembrance of Lukasz Binkowski, killed last year on the Catford Bridge section and now another rider has suffered what the police have described as life threatening injuries in a collision with a lorry again, just yards away on… Read More »Catford and the South Circular

Lewisham Cyclists Cyclist of the Week 6th July 2020

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Len really enjoys his time with Wheels for Wellbeing. He attended the extremely popular weekly open session that ran regularly at the Ladywell Centre before Covid and can’t wait for it to start running again. Len says, “I began cycling as a small child aged about 5. I had polio and was very ill. Spent time in an iron lung.  Cycling was the perfect exercise to strengthen my weakened legs.   Why… Read More »Lewisham Cyclists Cyclist of the Week 6th July 2020

Cyclist of the Week June 26th 2020

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How long have you been cycling? Off and on for the last ten years – mostly off.  I had a city bike in Hoboken, NJ to get to and from the underground but sadly it was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy.  Years later I am now cycling for the first time in the UK and London – I just bought my current bike a short while ago.  I am guessing it is about 10-12 years… Read More »Cyclist of the Week June 26th 2020

Cyclist of the Week

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So many people cycling in Lewisham. The more of you we meet, the more it’s apparent just how versatile a way to get around a cycle can be. We are going to feature a ”Cyclist of the Week” to illustrate what a diverse cycling borough we live in! Week 1: Rosemin I grew up in Uganda, about 11 cousins would share a bike with as many of us getting on… Read More »Cyclist of the Week

New Members Q&A Wednesday 24th June 7pm to 8pm

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Hello everyone. We have all been really excited to see so many more folk start cycling out there. And the membership of this group has expanded very quickly, reflecting this. We thought a Q&A session online might be a way we can reach out to our new members, given our usual ways to do this (our rides and bike maintenance sessions) are on hold.  So, we have set up a… Read More »New Members Q&A Wednesday 24th June 7pm to 8pm

Lewisham Council’s Covid Response

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As the lockdown begins to ease, already we can what the effects of Covid-19 on London’s transport system going forward might mean. Drastically reduced capacity on public transport, which even those of us who have to work, are asked not to use. And, TfL and our local authorities know that they must act now to ensure that the city’s streets are as safe as possible for as many people as… Read More »Lewisham Council’s Covid Response

Lewisham Cyclists and Covid

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Sadly we have cancelled all our rides, community bike workshops and Dr Bikes till further notice. Stay hopeful, stay safe, follow government guidelines about staying home, self isolating and maintaining social distance and the sooner we’ll be riding together again. As bike shops are still allowed to trade, although our community work is closed for the duration, we are still allowed to offer limited help. We have supplied a couple… Read More »Lewisham Cyclists and Covid