Cycle Winchester Mass Ride 5

Photo (c) Mike Caldwell

We are delighted to announce that Mass Ride 5 will take place on SATURDAY 16th OCTOBER 2021.

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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 around the city to converge on the central one-way system for a processional lap, finishing at The Broadway. Those who wish will then proceed to the offices of Hampshire County Council, where we will proclaim the Winchester Cycling Charter and the names of hundreds of organisations and individuals who have so far signed. Rides start at 10am and we anticipate the event finishing at around 12pm.

Why are we riding?

Our aim is to get more people cycling, more often. We celebrate the joy of cycling: a convenient, healthy, clean and inexpensive way to get around Winchester. The ride will help create a vision of a better Winchester, where a critical mass of cyclists makes cycling safer and more enjoyable.

We want to support and encourage our local leaders to provide an integrated network of safe cycling routes, linking the city and satellite villages, and in so doing, deliver this better future for everyone in Winchester: children, students, working people, retired people, schools, colleges, businesses, institutions and organisations of all sizes.

Is anyone welcome to join the ride?

We welcome cyclists young and old; in fact anyone who has a roadworthy bike is welcome – just check brakes and tyres before setting off! The ride will take place on open roads, but there will be experienced cyclists marshalling the group for safety. We have published Guidance for Riders, which we recommend you read before the ride.

Where can I join the ride?

Rides will depart at 10am from Kings Worthy, Harestock, Badger Farm and Highcliffe. Each will briefly stop at a second pick-up location, then proceed to King Alfred’s statue for a grand procession around the city centre. You are welcome to join the ride anywhere en route; take a look at the detailed maps linked below for details.

Route A: Kings Worthy
10am Meet:
Tesco Express on Springvale Road.
10.15am Pause & joining point:
Grass area at the top of Bedfield Lane.
There will be brief pause to re-group at Dyson Drive.
Printable map here.
Route B: Harestock & Weeke
10am Meet:
Tesco Express on Prior’s Dean Road.
10.15am Pause & joining point:
Grass area at corner of Stoney Lane and Stockbridge Road.
Printable map here.
Route C: Badger Farm & Stanmore
10am Meet:
Meadow Way opposite Sainsbury’s emergency exit.
10.15am Pause & joining point:
In front of the shops on Cromwell Road.
Printable map here.
Route D: Highcliffe
10am Meet:
All Saints church car park
10.15am Pause & joining point:
The Screen cinema in Southgate Street.
Printable map here.

10.40am Combined rides reach King Alfred’s Statue for a processional lap around the City Centre.

11am Optional continuation ride to offices of Hampshire County Council to proclaim the Winchester Cycling Charter. Printable map here. Finish at 12pm.