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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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Winchester Together for Our Planet

Cycle Winchester Mass Ride 5, taking place next Saturday, October 16th, falls just outside the main Winchester Green Week, which concluded on October 3rd. Still, we are pleased to share the common branding agreed for many of the Green Week events, in the lead-up to COP26, the 2021 United Nations ...
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The wait is over! Join us on Mass Ride 5

It’s almost two years since our last Cycle Winchester Mass Ride. In the meantime, the quieter roads of lockdown tempted record numbers of people onto cycles. On the morning of Saturday 16th October Cycle Winchester invites you to join us on our 5th Mass Ride, bringing riders from pick-up points ...
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People who cycle in Winchester: Gary

People Who Cycle in Winchester #11: Gary

Hi I’m Gary, Like many during lockdown I was looking for ways of keeping fit and active to balance my desk-based job and my daily ‘commute’ upstairs to my work-from-home office. Cycling ticked all the boxes for me: to get fit, to get fresh air and to explore Winchester and ...
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HCC cancels Active Travel schemes and we want to know why

As we feared, Hampshire County Council has chosen to remove existing, tranche 1, active travel schemes, and cancel the bulk of planned tranche 2 schemes. Cycle Winchester is asking HCC why. The evidence base for this decision seems flawed. To summarise the key points of the decision: Hyde Street is ...
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Results of AFT2 consultation

Hampshire plans to remove Active Travel schemes despite strong public support

CW calls on HCC to implement new schemes in full, retaining temporary schemes in the interim Hampshire County Council this week published a recommendation to remove current Active Travel schemes in Winchester with no replacement in sight. This despite a clean sweep of positive responses to the public consultation held ...
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