Month: June 2020

Photos of 82 cyclists

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 in our City and to

‘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 for this production.

Clip from map for Avington cycle route

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: “The Itchen Valley between Alresford

Clip from map for Avington cycle route

Lockdown Ride: Avington and beyond

The Itchen Valley between Alresford and Winchester is a beautiful peaceful countryside route along quiet lanes. This ride uses the little-known cycle route through subways and paths over Junction 9 of the M3 – not as scary as it sounds, but there’s one bit where Highways England ask you to