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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.

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Scenes from Mass Ride 5

Join us on Mass Ride 6 on October 1st!

On the morning of Saturday 1st October Cycle Winchester invites you to join us on our 6th Mass Ride, bringing riders from pick-up points around the city to converge on the central one-way system for a processional lap, finishing at The Broadway. It's a family-friendly event, which we make as ...
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Cycle Enfield

Have your say on Cycle Friendly Winchester

Mini-Holland schemes. As you may already know by now, Hampshire County Council is currently holding a consultation regarding potential “mini-Holland” schemes. As the name implies, a mini-Holland scheme involves intensive spending on local roads and streetscapes to make them, over time, as cycle and pedestrian-friendly as their Dutch equivalents. Hampshire ...
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Laptop: Responding to Consultation

How to be an armchair activist

Armchair activism A supporter contacted us to ask for tips on how she can lobby the authorities to make Winchester safer for her family to cycle. Here at Cycle Winchester we take an enlightened view of the value of the so-called ‘armchair activist’, defined by the urban dictionary as: a ...
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Hampshire Local Transport Plan 4

Cycle Winchester response to Hampshire Local Transport Plan 4

As we recently reported, Hampshire County Council, our local transport authority, has recently published its Local Transport Plan (LTP4). LTP4 sets the county’s policy for the next decade, with an outlook to 2050 in relation to climate change. So it’s a vital document for those of us who are calling ...
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Photo of High Street Winchester

WinACC hosts meeting on Local Transport Plan

Hampshire County Council has published a questionnaire asking for the public’s views on its plans for transport for the next ten years. The county council is the transport authority, so it controls the shape of transport in Winchester District and all over Hampshire. HCC must have a Local Transport Plan ...
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