Massed cyclists approach Westgate as part of Mass Ride 5, 2021

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.

You can support our campaign – and gain discounts at local bike shops – by becoming a member.

Latest updates

Cut locks at Winchester station, photographed on one day in September 2023.

Warning: further bike thefts from Winchester station

There has been a spike in bike thefts from the railway station in recent weeks. These have mainly been from the covered racks in the rear car park also known as the “Hub”. Possibly as many as 7 were taken on one day. We have known for a while the...
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View of hundreds of cyclists streaming down North Walls during Mass Ride 7

Winchester hosts UK’s biggest Kidical Mass

420 participants fill our streets in a joyful celebration of pedal power. Wow! It’s hard to do justice to the amazing events of Saturday’s Mass Ride & Kidical Mass. The huge turnout. The heart-warming, impromptu bike festival in Abbey Gardens, where happy kids honed their bike skills. The spectacular skaters...
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Mass Ride 7: how to join

You’ll have read our announcement of our 7th Mass Ride, in association with Kidical Mass, on Saturday 30th September 2023. It’s part of Winchester Green Week! Here are all the details you need to join the ride. See you there! Add to my Google calendar Rides A to D start...
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Town Grant supporting Cycle Buses in and around Winchester

Cycle Winchester was delighted to secure funding from Winchester City Council’s Town Forum Grant to purchase equipment to help run and develop ‘Cycle Buses’. In the absence of dedicated infrastructure, Cycle Buses act a bit like a rolling cycle lane, with experienced volunteer cyclists supporting less confident or novice riders’...
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Results of our Summer 2023 cycle survey

Cycle Winchester counted cyclists at ten locations in the city on a single morning between 8 and 10am, once in the winter and once in the summer. This survey was started in 2022 so this is the first chance to make year-on-year comparisons. Our report is due to be published...
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