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Cycle Winchester is a local community action group, campaigning to make Winchester better by bike.

Our aim is to create a better Winchester by promoting cycling as a convenient, healthy and inexpensive way to get around the city, as well as campaign for improved provision for cyclists. In so doing, we also hope to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in order to make Winchester a more enjoyable place to live, work and visit.

Through a range of cycling events and other initiatives, we hope to highlight the many benefits of cycling and encourage more people to get on their bikes and join us in our campaign to make Winchester better by bike.

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Hants Covid Map: 7 days of action

Hants Covid Map: 7 days of action

There have been many encouraging statements from central government and Hampshire about taking the opportunity of Covid social distancing to introduce permanent infrastructure for both cycling and walking. The reality of phase 1 improvements has so far not lived up to the words. Hampshire County ...
Not The Mass Ride, video collage.

Not The Mass Ride, video collage.

When we launched Not The Mass Ride, as a socially-distanced alternative to our hugely popular mass rides, we had no idea whether anyone would feel motivated to join in. We said we would create a combined visual record to show the breadth of cycling activity ...
‘Not The Mass Ride’ video

‘Not The Mass Ride’ video

Today Cycle Winchester launches ‘Not The Mass Ride’. Ride to King Alfred’s Statue > Take a selfie > Post on social media #cyclewinchester #BikeWeekUK. Until June 14th. Lots of little rides, one big message: Make Winchester’s streets safe for cyclists. Huge thanks to Shortcuts Video ...
Lockdown Rides for Bike Week

Lockdown Rides for Bike Week

If you’ve recently dug a bike out of the shed, and – like many – been enjoying riding on quieter roads, we have some recommended routes for you. The first takes us along the Itchen Valley through Avington. Andy Key, who devised the route says: ...
Not The Mass Ride, 6-14 June

Not The Mass Ride, 6-14 June

Winchester Mass Ride 5 was already planned when our country was plunged into the current crisis. Along with almost every other part of normal life, those plans have been shelved. Amidst all the suffering there have been a few positive strands and the renewed popularity ...