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Cycle Winchester has responded to or actively engaged with all major consultations and planning discussions concerning Winchester and its environs. We also use our links with supporters to encourage them to engage as individuals with all cycle-related planning issues, wherever possible.

We have urged local authorities to seize the opportunity of Covid-19 Emergency Active Travel Funding to make improvements to cycling conditions in Winchester.

Cycle Winchester was invited to participate as a stakeholder in the Winchester Movement Strategy and the Workshop for Non-Motorised Users organised by Highways England with regard to the new Junction 9. We have engaged in campaigns regarding the new Sports and Leisure Park at Bar End, Station Approach, St Maurice Covert and Badger Farm Road.

More about our campaigns

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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Winchester City Centre finally to benefit from Active Travel Fund

There are some changes in the city centre which have been on the books for ages, but Cycle Winchester gathers are now imminent. The schemes are funded by Tranche 2 of the Active Travel Fund. We are still in conversation about residual concerns but broadly welcome the changes as a...
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M3 Junction 9: Cycle Winchester submits Statement of Common Ground

Followers of this long-running saga will know that it entered a new chapter some months ago after the Development Consent Order application was accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate. After the examination process is complete, the Inspectors make recommendations to the minister, who decides whether to give the project...
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Cycle theft rates fall, but an unfortunate reminder of the need for vigilance

Our August update on bike thefts paints a mixed picture. Theft rates in 2023 have been lower than the previous year, but an unfortunate recent theft of a young Winchester resident’s bike reminds us that one must be constantly vigilant to keep bikes secure. General trends The first 5 months...
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Closeup photo of multiple locks securing a bike.

Bike security and theft reporting in Winchester: a guide

74,421 bike thefts were reported to England and Wales police between July 2021 and June 2022. That means that a bike was stolen every 7 minutes in England and Wales in 2022. And don’t forget, this is reported cases; the actual number of bike thefts would have been at least...
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