C20 is excited to announce a new partnership with Rapha, the premium cycle wear brand.
As part of the Societies’ commitment to reaching new audiences for the education and celebration of twentieth century architecture, we’ve programmed a new series of ‘design rides’ for Rapha Cycling Club (RCC) members.
Over the next 12 months, these free pedal-powered tours will explore the modern architectural heritage of London and beyond, with exclusive visits to some remarkable buildings. As well as thematic routes around the capital – from Art Deco to Brutalism, Postmodern to Hi-tech – there are destination rides planned to St Catherine’s College Cambridge, De La Warr Pavilion, the Judge Institute in Cambridge and more. Full details below.
The series begins with the first of two ‘Checkpoint Challenges’ and coincides with the annual London Design Festival. In this format, riders can build their own routes to visit some of most varied and iconic buildings across the city, providing a taster of the calendar of events for the year ahead!
The dates and booking details of the guided Destination Rides and City Rides will be finalised in the coming weeks and shared on the RCC app and this webpage.
Click here for more information on RCC and to become a member.
Saturday 25 February 2023 – Judge Institute, Cambridge
Start Point: London End Point: Judge Institute, Cambridge
Completed in 1995, John Outram’s Judge Institute has become one of Britain’s biggest and best best examples of post modern architecture, melding old – Old Addenbrooke’s Hospital – and new – The Ark, The Castle and The Gallery – through the playful and colourful architectural vernacular synonymous with the reaction to modernism.
(Image: Historic England)
April 2023 – House for Essex, Wrabness
Details to follow.
Commissioned as part of philosopher and critic Alain de Botton’s Living Architecture programme, architectural studio FAT and artist Grayson Perry collaborated to create the exuberant and colourful A House for Essex in 2015, dedicated as a shrine to the fictional character Julie Cope, on the Essex coast in Warbness.
(Image: Jack Hobhouse)
June 2023 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea
Details to follow.
Completed in 1935, Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff’s De La Warr Pavillion, stands as one of Britain’s best examples of International Style architecture. Following an extensive restoration in the mid-2000, the steel and concrete building remains true to it’s original intention of providing accessible culture and leisure facilities for the people of Bexhill-on-Sea and beyond.