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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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People Who Cycle in Winchester #3: Valerie

People Who Cycle in Winchester #3: Valerie

Hi, I’m a 64-yr-old non-lycra wearing, all-weather cyclist! I have two bikes, Gertie a Raleigh and Daisy, a Triumph. Gertie is the sturdier and heavier of the two bikes: my workhorse for work and shopping. She was rescued from the tip and restored for me. Daisy is a gift from ...
People Who Cycle in Winchester #2: Marvin

People Who Cycle in Winchester #2: Marvin

I’m a musician. I write music, teach the guitar and busk. I’ve been in Winchester about 21 years, moving from London to be near my son when he was born. I use my bike almost every day, often cycling down from Greenhill Road into town where I busk in the ...
People Who Cycle in Winchester #1: Lucy

People Who Cycle in Winchester #1: Lucy

I’ve lived in Winchester for 22 years but I am Dutch so grew up with a network of cycle paths that made cycling smooth and easy – the natural way to get around! Winchester is a very different experience so unfortunately you often have to be a bit brave. My ...
Let’s See More Ambition, Hampshire

Let’s See More Ambition, Hampshire

Lockdown prompted thousands of new and lapsed cyclists to take to the streets, enjoying quieter roads and relishing the opportunity to embrace a healthier lifestyle, both for transport and leisure. How are central government and local authorities, such as Hampshire County Council, supporting this very welcome trend? On July 10th, ...
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 Council is bidding for 4x ...